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mankvill
09-30-2011, 09:59 PM
I kinda had fun doing this last year, so I figure I'll try it again this year. Didn't complete it last year if I remember correctly.

October is the most evil and kvltest month of the year, so of course it's international black metal month.

I'm going to post a black metal song per day to try and get newbs to the genre more educated about where to go from here. This is definitely just for funsies.

Oct. 1 - 7: First Wave
Oct. 8 - 14: Second Wave
Oct. 15 - 21: Current black metal
Oct. 22 - 28: Underground black metal
Oct. 29 - 31: TRICK OR TREAT

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October 1st

Venom - Black Metal (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHmzFVDjVnM&feature=related)

http://sp3.fotolog.com/photo/3/35/94/sobamelapirula/1234101404569_f.jpg

Venom (ENG)
"Black Metal"
Black Metal (1982)

Not black metal in the strictest sense, but undoubtedly helped give birth to the scene. More about the imagery and the evil lyrics, Venom were definitely terrifying for their time. Totally a classic.

Epidemic Reign
09-30-2011, 10:55 PM
LAY DOWN YOUR SOUL TO THE GODS ROCK AND ROLL!

Fuckin' classic. This should be a fun thread.

illuminatus917
09-30-2011, 11:33 PM


jd091
09-30-2011, 11:46 PM
Awesome! Black Metal is the genre I wanted to get into the most, but never truly could. I'll definitely be following this one closely.

ChildrenofSodom
10-01-2011, 12:15 AM
I'm seeing Alcest Saturday night. How fitting.

daimonos
10-01-2011, 01:06 AM
Awesome! Black Metal is the genre I wanted to get into the most, but never truly could. I'll definitely be following this one closely.

poser

brutal_descent
10-01-2011, 01:16 AM
Awesome! Black Metal is the genre I wanted to get into the most, but never truly could. I'll definitely be following this one closely.

JD, you listen to Emperor, Enslaved, and Alcest.

Shut up. :lol: You're doing better than the people that listen to Cradle of Filth and think THAT's black metal. :tp:

IrritatedTrout
10-01-2011, 01:22 AM
Video not available in my country.:hmm: I looked up a different one though, it was pretty good. I like the chorus. Not something I ever think I'd buy a CD of or put on my ipod though. Interested to see what the other days are like.

Epidemic Reign
10-01-2011, 01:28 AM
Black metal month is like black history month, but fvckin' BR00TAL.

idrinkwine732
10-01-2011, 01:44 AM
this is in contrast to black metal history month/february, no?

jd091
10-01-2011, 02:06 AM
poser
:ass:

JD, you listen to Emperor, Enslaved, and Alcest.

Shut up. :lol: You're doing better than the people that listen to Cradle of Filth and think THAT's black metal. :tp:

Yeah, like I said, I try hard. I guess I really, really like black metal that almost isn't black metal, you know? Alcest is shoegaze for all intensive purposes, Agalloch is folk metal, and the modern Enslaved that I adore is one of the proggiest bands out there. Vertebrae Enslaved is completely different than Frost Enslaved.

The big exception would be Emperor I guess, but even then, they use symphonic elements to the extreme. I've never really been a Burzum or Mayhem fan, and the Darkthrone I like is when they went crust-punk. :eyes:

Dextrimental
10-01-2011, 02:16 AM
Already a Venom fan, but I'll be interested in checking some of the other stuff.

HackedUpForBBQ
10-01-2011, 07:19 AM
Mercyful Fate > all

mankvill
10-01-2011, 09:46 AM
this is in contrast to black metal history month/february, no?

Shh. ;)

John The Drummer
10-01-2011, 01:39 PM
and the Darkthrone I like is when they went crust-punk. :eyes:

Darkthrone's punk/current form is fucking amazing :rocker:
"Circle The Wagons" was an album I didn't expect to like, but its one of my favorite recent DT albums.

In regards to the song, Black Metal, go and listen to Possessed's song "Death Metal", they rip off a part of it in the second chorus or verse or something. Been a while since I've listened to both.

JRA
10-01-2011, 04:11 PM
I'm not a huge Venom fan, but the song has one of the best metal riffs ever!

mankvill
10-01-2011, 08:00 PM
Doing this one a little early because I'll be at the Chiefs game all day tomorrow!

October 2nd

Bathory - Call From The Grave (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRR0Gc0YuZs)

http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/08/47/55fec060ada03abb886d8110.L.jpg

Bathory (SWE)
"Call From The Grave"
Under The Sign Of The Black Mark (1987)

Of all the bands I'd consider part of the first wave of black metal, I'd say Bathory is the most "black metal" whereas the other bands helped influence black metal with more their lyrics and imagery. Quorthon was through and through black metal. His first four albums (including his foray into Viking Metal WHICH HE CREATED) are really amazing. Under The Sign of the Black Mark is my favorite of his black metal releases. RIP Quorthon.

Epidemic Reign
10-02-2011, 12:02 AM
:party:

Bathory's first four albums are 100% Certified Unfuckwithable. Good call manks!

SomewhereInTime72
10-02-2011, 01:57 AM
for all intensive purposes

http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/5525/1302764216375.jpg

jd091
10-02-2011, 02:02 AM
http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/5525/1302764216375.jpg

HOLY SHIT



I've been saying it wrong for years and haven't even realized it! :lol:

brutal_descent
10-02-2011, 02:04 AM
HOLY SHIT



I've been saying it wrong for years and haven't even realized it! :lol:

Decided not to call you out on it, but since SomethingInTime72 already did...

http://www.face-palm.ru/picard.jpg

SomewhereInTime72
10-02-2011, 02:15 AM
The more you know!

this is a thread for education anyways.

IrritatedTrout
10-02-2011, 02:35 AM
Same as the last one, good for what it is but I don't think I could ever listen to it regularly. I like the lead work in the middle.

mankvill
10-02-2011, 06:57 AM
Same as the last one, good for what it is but I don't think I could ever listen to it regularly. I like the lead work in the middle.

Try the Blood Fire Death album (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyYnstGB3rM), it's more accessible and still awesome.

brutal_descent
10-02-2011, 07:02 AM
Okay, I need some recommendations.

I like Alcest, Darkthrone (both crust/black), WITTR, Inquisition, Mayhem, Enslaved, Burzum, Anaal Nathrakh, Watain and Immortal. There are others too, but those are my favorites.

Go.

mankvill
10-02-2011, 07:30 AM
Okay, I need some recommendations.

I like Alcest, Darkthrone (both crust/black), WITTR, Inquisition, Mayhem, Enslaved, Burzum, Anaal Nathrakh, Watain and Immortal. There are others too, but those are my favorites.

Go.

or you could just wait and check out this thread as it progresses ;)

JRA
10-02-2011, 07:38 AM
Doing this one a little early because I'll be at the Chiefs game all day tomorrow!

October 2nd

Bathory - Call From The Grave (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRR0Gc0YuZs)

http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/08/47/55fec060ada03abb886d8110.L.jpg

Bathory (SWE)
"Call From The Grave"
Under The Sign Of The Black Mark (1987)

Of all the bands I'd consider part of the first wave of black metal, I'd say Bathory is the most "black metal" whereas the other bands helped influence black metal with more their lyrics and imagery. Quorthon was through and through black metal. His first four albums (including his foray into Viking Metal WHICH HE CREATED) are really amazing. Under The Sign of the Black Mark is my favorite of his black metal releases. RIP Quorthon.



Great fucking song. It's a perfect cross between arena rock and blasphemous lo-fi underground metal. Shit there could have been a music video for this of the band playing live in a stadium full of fans and it still would have been believable because of the feel of the song.

Yea, Under The Sign of The Black Mark is still the greatest black metal album ever.

larvtard
10-02-2011, 01:09 PM
Yeah, like I said, I try hard. I guess I really, really like black metal that almost isn't black metal, you know? Alcest is shoegaze for all intensive purposes, Agalloch is folk metal, and the modern Enslaved that I adore is one of the proggiest bands out there. Vertebrae Enslaved is completely different than Frost Enslaved.

The big exception would be Emperor I guess, but even then, they use symphonic elements to the extreme. I've never really been a Burzum or Mayhem fan, and the Darkthrone I like is when they went crust-punk. :eyes:

DUDE. I used to exactly be that way. Now I'm a huge black metal-head. Just go with the flow man, it'll come to you eventually. I actually remember that I posted on here like a year/year and a half ago that I hated black metal, and Manks told me to get the fuck out :lol:

JRA
10-03-2011, 12:55 PM
it's been almost 24 hours and no new entry.:eyes:

treghet
10-03-2011, 03:11 PM
it's been almost 24 hours and no new entry.:eyes:

He probably decided to quit early this year.

mankvill
10-03-2011, 04:12 PM
He probably decided to quit early this year.

:nonono:

I was at the Chefs game all day yesterday! cut me some slack.

mankvill
10-03-2011, 04:17 PM
October 3rd

Hellhammer - Messiah (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_dQwbsP7Sg)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51hkU%2BlYlHL._SS500_.jpg

Hellhammer (SWZ)
"Messiah"
Satanic Rites (1983) / Demon Entrails (2008)

Although Celtic Frost was extremely influential and one of my favorite bands, Hellhammer, in my opinion, contributed more to black metal than Celtic Frost ever did. It's evil, it's raw, it's heavy. Get on your knees and praise Tom G. Warrior for being the influence for so many metal genres!

treghet
10-03-2011, 04:48 PM
:nonono:

I was at the Chefs game all day yesterday! cut me some slack.

Did they cook up some mean mashed potatoes? ;)

JRA
10-03-2011, 06:57 PM
:nonono:

I was at the Chefs game all day yesterday! cut me some slack.

Yea...yesterday.


and you should have picked Triumph of Death.

IrritatedTrout
10-04-2011, 01:03 AM
Not as good as the last two.

mankvill
10-04-2011, 02:31 PM
Not as good as the last two.

Extreme motherfucking Celtic Frost recommendation for you. Hellhammer is more raw black metal, whereas Celtic Frost was black/thrash/death/prog and a huge influence on pretty much every extreme metal band ever. Get Morbid Tales/Emperor's Return, To Mega Therion, Into the Pandemonium and their fucking insanely amazing comeback album Monotheist.

mankvill
10-04-2011, 02:38 PM
October 4th

Mercyful Fate - Evil (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi_mrNsamd8&feature=related)

http://img1.wantitall.co.za/images/ShowImage.aspx?ImageId=Mercyful-Fate-Melissa-25th-Anniversary%7C51so9j6RDJL.jpg

Mercyful Fate (DMK)
"Evil"
Melissa (1983)

Probably the one first wave black metal band that had the littelest amount of actual black metal in their sound, but the lyrics and imagery that Mercyful Fate and King Diamond had produced a huge effect on the genre. And despite not being real extreme, it's damn good heavy/speed metal! You can't beat '80s King Diamond shrieks! The epitome of theatrical evil at its finest!

Fates Guardian
10-04-2011, 03:21 PM
YES. Mercyful Fate wins.

JRA
10-04-2011, 03:29 PM
God I love that album cover.

John The Drummer
10-04-2011, 04:37 PM
Hellhammer was amazing.
To quote w/o pressing the button to poster above, i'd say pass on Into the Pandemonium, it has its moments, but its too strange for a lot of people. That being said...

Hell yeah Mercyful Fate!

BloodoftheKings
10-04-2011, 05:35 PM
God I love that album cover.

I was never able to tell what it is til now. The cover on my copy is too dark and it just looks like red lines.

GarageMetal468
10-04-2011, 08:17 PM
This thread is AWESOME!

SomewhereInTime72
10-04-2011, 09:14 PM
Yessss I love it.

mankvill
10-05-2011, 12:39 AM
October 5th

Von - Satanic Blood (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et0e3NL49GE)

http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/518ofrP3MyL._SS500_.jpg

Von (UAS)
"Satanic Blood"
Satanic Blood (1992)

In terms of setting the archetype for all music in that genre to follow, Von is the Black Sabbath of American black metal. They were doing the blast beats and distorted guitars, crazy live shows with animal sacrifices and blood, and the unrelenting image of evil long before any other black metal bands were. Pretty much every second-wave black metal band owes a royalty check to Von, they did it all first.

Fun note: apparently the line-up has radically changed nowadays and I also just learned that Blake Judd (Nachtmystium) now plays guitars for Von? Stick with Satanic Blood Angel for your Von fix.

IrritatedTrout
10-05-2011, 02:50 AM
Beginning of Evil sounds like Victim of Changes. I like the instrumentation but King Diamond doesn't really do anything for me. Probably the best yet along with Bathory.

Von: Had never heard of them before, don't plan on listening again haha.

JRA
10-05-2011, 09:58 AM
Vocals sound like death metal. Intriguing find. I feel like I should take points off for using one riff throughout the whole song though.

mankvill
10-05-2011, 10:47 AM
Vocals sound like death metal. Intriguing find. I feel like I should take points off for using one riff throughout the whole song though.

welcome to black metal

JRA
10-05-2011, 11:01 AM
welcome to black metal

Nah dude, even Darkthrone and Burzum change things up every 32 measures or so. That was just the same riff for 2 whole minutes.

mankvill
10-05-2011, 11:15 AM
Nah dude, even Darkthrone and Burzum change things up every 32 measures or so. That was just the same riff for 2 whole minutes.

Where do you think Darkthrone and Burzum got that from? ;)

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5d1c7WfuTcQ/TkBy_SmNHvI/AAAAAAAAAE0/HGCtl8Fn-as/s1600/photo09.jpg

Wizzbang11
10-05-2011, 11:50 AM
October 5th



Fun note: apparently the line-up has radically changed nowadays and I also just learned that Blake Judd (Nachtmystium) now plays guitars for Von? Stick with Satanic Blood Angel for your Von fix.

Yes, new Von is an abomination. Basically no one (aside from Varg, Alex Webster, Sadomator and a handful of people from SF) gave a shit about Von until NWN! reissued their demos/live show as Satanic Blood Angel a few years ago, and that was done with the permission of Joe Allen (I forget what he's changed his name too now.) The other members of Von wanted money so they formed this retarded "Von Music Group" that currently goes around flagging un-approved Von covers on youtube, reporting accounts of last.fm users who call out their sell out stupid new black metal sound and rejection of the evilness they used to have etc.
Fuck VMG, and sadly it looks like they were all assholes except Joe. Oh well, SBA is one of the greatest black metal releases ever.

mankvill
10-05-2011, 11:57 AM
Yes, new Von is an abomination. Basically no one (aside from Varg, Alex Webster, Sadomator and a handful of people from SF) gave a shit about Von until NWN! reissued their demos/live show as Satanic Blood Angel a few years ago, and that was done with the permission of Joe Allen (I forget what he's changed his name too now.) The other members of Von wanted money so they formed this retarded "Von Music Group" that currently goes around flagging un-approved Von covers on youtube, reporting accounts of last.fm users who call out their sell out stupid new black metal sound and rejection of the evilness they used to have etc.
Fuck VMG, and sadly it looks like they were all assholes except Joe. Oh well, SBA is one of the greatest black metal releases ever.

Try to lookup von tracks on YouTube

JRA
10-06-2011, 01:03 PM
Tormentor perhaps?

mankvill
10-06-2011, 01:37 PM
Tormentor perhaps?

October 6th

Tormentor - Anno Domini (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRJWWf4v8G4)

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_7t-53ACWZRs/TU2MDdh4hgI/AAAAAAAAA34/IHCtQ9sJHu8/s400/Tormentor+Anno+Domini.jpg

Tormentor (HNG)
"Anno Domini"
Satanic Blood (1988)

That vocalist sound familiar? It should, it's Attila Csihar's band before he was ever in Mayhem. Tormentor, like Bathory, played the style of black metal but made it definitely catchy and memorable. I actually consider Anno Domini one of the best black metal demo's ever made. It's fantastic through and through.

JRA
10-06-2011, 01:41 PM
I need to actually get this album. :snivel:

IrritatedTrout
10-06-2011, 02:28 PM
Holy shit, I used to want to get this album so bad back when I was really into extreme metal. I had totally forgotten about it. That song was actually pretty good still.

mankvill
10-06-2011, 10:54 PM
Any guesses on who the last first wave band will be? :D

treghet
10-06-2011, 11:00 PM
Sodom.

Epidemic Reign
10-06-2011, 11:19 PM
Sarcofago.

mankvill
10-07-2011, 11:49 AM
Sarcofago.

October 7th

Sarcofago - Deathrash (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAB4jWbRifg)

http://img1.wantitall.co.za/images/ShowImage.aspx?ImageId=Sarcofago-I-N-R-I%7C51W7F88YC9L.jpg

Sarcofago (BRZ)
"Deathrash"
I.N.R.I. (1987)

The prefect blueprint for second-wave black metal bands. Sarcofago had it all: the grim image, the terrifying lyrics, the corpsepaint, the sound, the distortion, everything. It's kind of a shame they're usually left out of most first-wave discussions, but they were definitely important and I.N.R.I. is really a great album. Highly recommended.

Fun fact: Wagner Antichrist, the vocalist for Sarcofago, was Sepultura's original vocalist!

mankvill
10-07-2011, 11:56 AM
Here's other bands/albums/songs that could be considered first-wave black metal:

Slayer - Show No Mercy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPoI1UeMYvc)
Sodom - Outbreak of Evil (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeiWdFh-xic)
Blasphemy - Fallen Angel of Doom (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6kh37y8B3M)
Bulldozer - Fallen Angel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD0NMv_x2Xw&feature=related)
Mayhem - Deathcrush (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfCHwsp9bSc)

Feel free to post any other bands/albums/songs you think helped form the first wave of black metal! Tomorrow, get ready for the second wave!

JRA
10-07-2011, 12:14 PM
I've heard one guy claim that the first Sepultura album can be considered black metal.

IrritatedTrout
10-07-2011, 12:21 PM
Show No Mercy? Eh, I guess I could see how it could be an influence.

As far as Sarcofago goes, it was ok. A little on the short side.

El Gordo
10-07-2011, 12:33 PM
Show No Mercy? Eh, I guess I could see how it could be an influence.


Have you not been paying attention? Lyrics & imagery... Evil Has No Boundaries, The Antichrist, Face the Slayer, Black Magic, Tormentor...

IrritatedTrout
10-07-2011, 01:23 PM
Just seems like all the other bands mentioned had at least some musical elements similar to real Black Metal. Except Mercyful Fate I guess.

JRA
10-07-2011, 01:46 PM
Wagers for 8-14

Mayhem
Burzum
Darkthrone
Immortal
Emperor
Dissection
Enslaved

treghet
10-08-2011, 06:07 PM
Wagers for 8-14

Mayhem
Burzum
Darkthrone
Immortal
Emperor
Dissection
Enslaved

Don't forget Gorgoroth. I assume he would choose them over Dissection, seeing as they aren't from Norway.

mankvill
10-08-2011, 06:08 PM
Black Metal Month Week 2: Oct. 8th - 14th

2nd-Wave of Black Metal

This is the meat of the black metal genre. This is what most people think of when they hear "black metal", and for good reason. These bands took the blueprints laid by first-wave bands and built upon them and expanded them and made black metal a worldwide metal genre.

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October 8th

Darkthrone - Under A Funeral Moon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtT3AIX3_js)

http://www.listentometal.com/web/pictures/az_3406_Under%20a%20Funeral%20Moon%20(Dig)_Darkthr one.jpg

Darkthrone (NOR)
"Under A Funeral Moon"
Under A Funeral Moon (1993)

To me, this is THE first through-and-through black metal album. Fenriz has said himself their previous album, A Blaze In The Northern Sky, was just death metal played like black metal. But with Under A Funeral Moon, black metal as its own separate genre begins to take form. After this album, there was no more imitating Venom or Celtic Frost, black metal is its own entity.

treghet
10-08-2011, 06:11 PM
To me, this is THE first through-and-through black metal album. Fenriz has said himself their previous album, A Blaze In The Northern Sky, was just death metal played like black metal.

Even with that reasoning, Immortal's first album still came out before Under a Funeral Moon.

mankvill
10-08-2011, 06:14 PM
Even with that reasoning, Immortal's first album still came out before Under a Funeral Moon.

Good catch, but I feel the same reason for that as I do for A Blaze In The Northern Sky. To me, Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism is kinda like Old Funeral's last album, instead of Immortal's first album. Not to say it's shit or anything! :shred:

treghet
10-08-2011, 06:20 PM
And Burzum's debut. Get yo facts straight, boy! ;)

JRA
10-08-2011, 06:22 PM
And Burzum's debut.


Yea. and what's wrong with death metal being played like black metal? If it's played like that, it's still black metal.

mankvill
10-08-2011, 06:24 PM
Yea. and what's wrong with death metal being played like black metal? If it's played like that, it's still black metal.

http://www.nerdnirvana.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/deal-with-it.jpg

I say Burzum's debut is even less "black metal"-y than Immortal and Darkthrone's!

Epidemic Reign
10-08-2011, 06:35 PM
http://www.nerdnirvana.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/deal-with-it.jpg

I say Burzum's debut is even less "black metal"-y than Immortal and Darkthrone's!

The image you are requesting does not exist or is no longer available.

fyi

mankvill
10-08-2011, 07:59 PM
The image you are requesting does not exist or is no longer available.

fyi

It was Gandalf wearing sunglasses: "YOU SHALL DEAL WITH IT"

mankvill
10-09-2011, 02:42 PM
October 9th

Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZmDL_PzvdY)

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_2XU-_J6KXDc/TMixnn8h3dI/AAAAAAAAACg/DEnQLQayrCE/s1600/m+Cover.jpg

Mayhem (NOR)
"De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas"
De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas (1994)

Here they are. The most infamous metal band on the planet. Mayhem was rife with member suicides, member murders, church burnings, and a ton of other illegal activities, but what came from it was a fantastic black metal album that still holds up to what most black metal should be compared to. The first album with vocalist Attila Csihar, his inhuman vocals gave a new benchmark to evil metal music. An absolute classic in every sense of the word.

IrritatedTrout
10-09-2011, 03:19 PM
I don't listen to much black metal but Mayhem are my favorite BM band. I think they're the only black or death metal band who I have every studio album by, granted they don't have many.

JRA
10-09-2011, 03:21 PM
October 9th

Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZmDL_PzvdY)

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_2XU-_J6KXDc/TMixnn8h3dI/AAAAAAAAACg/DEnQLQayrCE/s1600/m+Cover.jpg

Mayhem (NOR)
"De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas"
De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas (1994)

Here they are. The most infamous metal band on the planet. Mayhem was rife with member suicides, member murders, church burnings, and a ton of other illegal activities, but what came from it was a fantastic black metal album that still holds up to what most black metal should be compared to. The first album with vocalist Attila Csihar, his inhuman vocals gave a new benchmark to evil metal music. An absolute classic in every sense of the word.


I think when this album comes up on my top 100 list, Imma just steal this description.

GarageMetal468
10-10-2011, 10:04 AM
I'm curious to see your current black metal picks since there are a lot of ones to choose from... but what I'm more curious about is Trick or Treat...

:pumpkin:

mankvill
10-10-2011, 06:47 PM
October 10th

Immortal - Unsilent Storms in the North Abyss (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taIIMVWgG28)

http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/5140/236eu.jpg

Immortal (NOR)
"Unsilent Stroms in the North Abyss"
Pure Holocaust (1993)

Pure Holocaust is the perfect album to show people what black metal is all about. A whirlwind of riffs and cacophany, fantastic vocals that aren't guttural but aren't quite shrieked, and layers upon layers of fantastic sounds. It's only fitting that a band who sings so much about winter and blizzards has an album which personifies that so much. One of my favorite albums of all time.

daimonos
10-10-2011, 06:54 PM
:shred:

mankvill
10-12-2011, 09:13 PM
Missed yesterday, so here's two!

October 11th

Burzum - Jesus' Tod (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXu8M6q6v84)

http://images.wikia.com/lyricwiki/images/b/b7/Burzum_-_Filosofem.jpg

Burzum (NOR)
"Jesus' Tod"
Filosofem (1996)

Quite possibly one of the most notorious musicians on the planet, Varg also made breathtakingly fantastic black metal with his solo project, Burzum. There's not much I can say to profess my love for this album: everything about it is great. From the black metal relentless attack to the slower, longer ambient pieces. It's Burzum at its best.

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October 12th

Gorgoroth - Revelation of Doom (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpdhPivrg2E)

http://www.technodisco.net/img/tracks/g/gorgoroth/1203351-gorgoroth-under-the-sign-of-hell.jpg

Gorgoroth (NOR)
"Revelation of Doom"
Under The Sign Of Hell (1997)

I think Gorgoroth is one of the most consistent black metal bands around today. Some albums are definitely a better quality than others, but they're all good. But the cream of the crop, to me, are the few albums they did before Gaahl was a permanent vocalist. Really brutal stuff, much more than the more melodic approach their counterparts took. Some fucked up members really created some fucked up music!

JRA
10-12-2011, 09:16 PM
What's the story I hear about Gorgoroth re-recording that album in 2011?

mankvill
10-12-2011, 09:27 PM
What's the story I hear about Gorgoroth re-recording that album in 2011?

Yup. They keep pushing it back, but I actually think it'd be good.

llama lom
10-12-2011, 10:31 PM
Filosofem!!! :lovedup:

daimonos
10-12-2011, 10:33 PM
Listening to Filosofem right now. God I love that album.

jd091
10-12-2011, 10:42 PM
Goddamn, I love it when my music sounds like it was produced in a can.

mankvill
10-12-2011, 10:50 PM
Goddamn, I love it when my music sounds like it was produced in a can.

protool-induced breakdowns should be introduced to black metal, you're right

jd091
10-12-2011, 11:01 PM
protool-induced breakdowns should be introduced to black metal, you're right

:ass: Like I said, I like black metal that isn't black metal. ;)

mankvill
10-12-2011, 11:20 PM
:ass: Like I said, I like black metal that isn't black metal. ;)

ABBY WILLY

jd091
10-12-2011, 11:55 PM
ABBY WILLY

Kind of. ;) Mostly Alcest. Since they're like, shoegaze black. And progressive Enslaved. Can you even call that black metal nowadays? Most traditional I like is Emperor.

IrritatedTrout
10-13-2011, 03:15 PM
Burzum is the other BM band that I really enjoy. My favorite album is the first one though. I used to own Under The Sign of Hell, it was good for what it was. Immortal is pretty good, I have the Blizzard Beasts album.

mankvill
10-13-2011, 07:46 PM
October 13th

Emperor - I Am The Black Wizards (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgQRRI9goFg)

http://www.musicfearsatan.com/DSK/emperor_nightside_(big).jpg

Emperor (NOR)
"I Am The Black Wizards"
In The Nightside Eclipse (1994)

One of the few first-wave of black metal bands to use keyboards and one of the even fewer bands to continue into recent years without any sort of controversy, Emperor is the perfect example of symphonic/melodic black metal. Although they are no more and Ihsahn has gone on to a semi-successful solo career playing progressive metal, be sure not to miss out on one of black metal's greatest and most varied releases!

JRA
10-13-2011, 07:53 PM
Shit I just noticed that flying horse in the sky on the left side of the cover!

illuminatus917
10-13-2011, 08:30 PM
Goddamn, I love it when my music sounds like it was produced in a can.

Kind of. ;) Mostly Alcest. Since they're like, shoegaze black. And progressive Enslaved. Can you even call that black metal nowadays? Most traditional I like is Emperor.

Immortal? If you like black metal with stellar production, I don't see how you couldn't like post Blizzard Beasts Immortal.

daimonos
10-13-2011, 08:39 PM
One of my favorite album covers of all time. Even better album.

:rocker:

EDIT: JD go listen to At the Heart of Winter.

Epidemic Reign
10-13-2011, 08:44 PM
One of my favorite album covers of all time. Even better album.

:rocker:

EDIT: JD go listen to At the Heart of Winter.

All of this. :fist:

mankvill
10-13-2011, 10:19 PM
Shit I just noticed that flying horse in the sky on the left side of the cover!

http://www.kvlt.fi/img_upload/records/1531r.jpg

NecroRob
10-13-2011, 10:40 PM
In the Nightside Eclipse is a true masterpiece :bowdown:

jd091
10-13-2011, 11:36 PM
One of my favorite album covers of all time. Even better album.

:rocker:

EDIT: JD go listen to At the Heart of Winter.

You know, Immortal were great when I gave them a chance. Sons of Northern Darkness was the shit! Honestly, I've just kind of forgotten about them. I'll have to give it another chance soon.


Manks, sick choice on In the Nightside Eclipse. I do enjoy Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk significantly more, mostly due to it's cleaner production. But Into the Infinity of Thoughts never gets old! Hell, that whole album never gets old. As I said before, probably the only "troo" black metal I've gotten into. Mostly due to the awesome symphonic arrangements. I've heard good things about early Dimmu also; should I give it a shot?

daimonos
10-13-2011, 11:43 PM
You know, Immortal were great when I gave them a chance. Sons of Northern Darkness was the shit! Honestly, I've just kind of forgotten about them. I'll have to give it another chance soon.


Manks, sick choice on In the Nightside Eclipse. I do enjoy Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk significantly more, mostly due to it's cleaner production. But Into the Infinity of Thoughts never gets old! Hell, that whole album never gets old. As I said before, probably the only "troo" black metal I've gotten into. Mostly due to the awesome symphonic arrangements. I've heard good things about early Dimmu also; should I give it a shot?

Early Dimmu is alright, but you could be concentrating on much better things.

jd091
10-13-2011, 11:44 PM
Early Dimmu is alright, but you could be concentrating on much better things.

What would you recommend for me if I love that symphonic sound?

daimonos
10-13-2011, 11:45 PM
What would you recommend for me if I love that symphonic sound?

Real black metal ;)

jd091
10-13-2011, 11:48 PM
Real black metal ;)

Eh. You're a big help, I see. :tp:

daimonos
10-13-2011, 11:52 PM
Eh. You're a big help, I see. :tp:

:lol:

I'm just telling it like it is!

But if you're into the symphonic stuff I guess Emperor and Dimmu are for you. Other than those two, I can't think of too much more. Most every other symphonic black metal bands are rip offs of these guys.

But seriously. Immortal. Mayhem. Darkthrone. Watain. Enslaved. Deathspell Omega. Celtic Frost. Get with it man!

Epidemic Reign
10-13-2011, 11:58 PM
What would you recommend for me if I love that symphonic sound?

Check out Diabolical Masquerade.

treghet
10-13-2011, 11:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXPvfw1l5Po

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwHnreiw0Ns

illuminatus917
10-14-2011, 12:18 AM
What would you recommend for me if I love that symphonic sound?

You might try Verwüstung by Abigor. It's not symphonic to the extent Emperor and Dimmu are, but synths are used, mainly for atmospheric purposes. I don't know if it's the production you're looking for, though.

You might also check out Borknagar's first two albums. They're somewhat symphonic (I think) and they bear mild resemblance to progressive-era Emperor.

Also, try Fjelltronen's Wongraven. Synths, pianos, acoustics, it's atmospheric as fuck.

EDIT: Also NOKTURNAL MORTUM. They're real symphonic.

jd091
10-14-2011, 12:33 AM
Check out Diabolical Masquerade.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXPvfw1l5Po

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwHnreiw0Ns

You might try Verwüstung by Abigor. It's not symphonic to the extent Emperor and Dimmu are, but synths are used, mainly for atmospheric purposes. I don't know if it's the production you're looking for, though.

You might also check out Borknagar's first two albums. They're somewhat symphonic (I think) and they bear mild resemblance to progressive-era Emperor.

Also, try Fjelltronen's Wongraven. Synths, pianos, acoustics, it's atmospheric as fuck.

EDIT: Also NOKTURNAL MORTUM. They're real symphonic.

This is great guys, thanks. Will check all this out! Those songs you posted are pretty solid, Treg.

John The Drummer
10-14-2011, 01:45 PM
One of the few first-wave of black metal bands to use keyboards and one of the even fewer bands to continue into recent years without any sort of controversy

Emperor were one of the bands somewhat involved in the church burnings during the mid 1990s. Samoth was jailed 16 months for taking part in church burnings with Varg Vikernes (Burzum), along with other members of the Norwegian black metal scene. Drummer Faust was jailed for church burning and for the stabbing and murder of a homosexual man in 1992 (he was never suspected for it until 2 years later when he was arrested in 1994).

Guessing I misread the O.P.... but just thought I'd clarify :confused:

xStructualDefect
10-14-2011, 03:13 PM
Black metal is one of the few genres I will never be able to get into. There's something about it I don't like it. Maybe it's the bad production, the image, the lyrics, the whole "evil thing" going on, or combination of all the above. I also find that many songs sound like they have the exact same riff and drum beat throughout the entire song that never changes. That bothers me since I don't find anything memorable about the songs.

That being said I do have exceptions. I like Dissection a lot, but some people wouldn't consider them black metal. Them being from Sweden they do have some of that melodic death metal sound, so that's probably why I like them. I always found Emperor to be pretty cool. I never bothered looking into them more but I probably will after reading this thread. Hellhammer and Venom are great bands but I can't imagine myself listening to them on my own time. I have a lot of respect for them both influencing extreme metal as a whole though.

But bands like Mayhem, Darkthrone, Burzum, Immortal, Watain, Gorgoroth, etc. don't do anything for me. I've given black metal a chance a few times throughout the past 5 years or so and it never clicks. Dissection and Emperor are the only bands that stand out to me from the genre. I will however keep reading this thread. There may be something in here I will find and really enjoy.

mankvill
10-14-2011, 04:37 PM
Guessing I misread the O.P.... but just thought I'd clarify :confused:

I might have actually gotten Emperor confused with Immortal. Good catch. Forgot Samoth and Faust were in Emperor at first. To me, Emperor = Ihsahn, so that might have something to do with that. :lol:

mankvill
10-14-2011, 04:40 PM
Who will the last band be? Hint: Another Norwegian band. Not one of the "big" black metal bands. One of the first metal bands I ever got into.

jd091
10-14-2011, 05:02 PM
Darkthrone

Crust punk Darkthrone is the answer, my friend. :cool:

mankvill
10-14-2011, 09:11 PM
October 14th

Ildjarn - Whispering Breeze (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuiPsRAz7wc)

http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/1495/4784584gm2.jpg

Ildjarn (NOR)
"Whispering Breeze"
Forest Poetry (1996)

You thought some of the other bands I'd posted were hard to listen to because of the raw sound? You ain't heard nothing yet. Vidar Vaaer was at one point in Emperor and collaborated with Ihsahn on his first band, but Ildjarn is definitely where this guy shines. Absolutely raw and unrelenting, Forest Poetry combines black metal with an almost punk/crust aesthetic to make it one of the most brutal black metal albums ever made. Ildjarn's other stuff is also fantastic, venturing even into ambient territory. Definitely underrated.

mankvill
10-14-2011, 09:18 PM
That's all for second wave of black metal. I barely even touched on it (hell, I didn't even go outside of Norway!) so if you have someone you think should've been included, post 'em! Here's a few I missed:

Satyricon - Mother North (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD7bCRG3CG0)
Dark Funeral - The Arrival Of Satan's Empire (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvCEybVopi0)
Carpathian Forest - Black Shining Leather (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP6qKtapL3c)
Rotting Christ - The Sign Of Evil Existence (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SExkSsD6y3M)
Enslaved - Midgards Eldar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XLNl_vpbNQ)
Beherit - Salomon's Gate (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVfmaa8OjRo)

GarageMetal468
10-14-2011, 09:45 PM
October 14th

Ildjarn - Whispering Breeze (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuiPsRAz7wc)

http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/1495/4784584gm2.jpg

Ildjarn (NOR)
"Whispering Breeze"
In The Nightside Eclipse (1996)



:confused:

mankvill
10-14-2011, 09:59 PM
:confused:

Whoops! Forgot to change my quote ;)

Epidemic Reign
10-15-2011, 12:03 AM
Whoops! Forgot to change my quote ;)

I would have thought that was a joke about the similarly overwhelming presence of purple on both album covers :lol:

IrritatedTrout
10-15-2011, 02:43 PM
Mother North is a cool song.

mankvill
10-15-2011, 02:59 PM
Mother North is a cool song.

:shred:

mankvill
10-15-2011, 03:30 PM
Black Metal Month Week 3: Oct. 15th - 21st

Current Black Metal

Since its inception, black metal has been twisted and formed into something completely on its own, but it still retains everything that made the classic era of black metal so good. Whether it's melodic or brutal, passive or aggressive, fast or slow, black metal in its current state has something for everyone. Let's take a look, shall we?

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October 15th

Wolves In The Throne Room - I Will Lay Down My Bones Among The Rocks And Roots (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07XF5uKZlgw)

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_BFANasULa7M/TTT3oqP3WiI/AAAAAAAAAC8/TGHjwH3-Deg/s1600/twohunters.jpg

Wolves In The Throne Room (USA)
"I Will Lay Down My Bones Among The Rocks And Roots"
Two Hunters (2007)

When I say "American black metal", Wolves In The Throne Room should be the first band most people think about. And for good reason. They have taken black metal and stretched it out to give it an air of mysticism, yet it still retains what makes black metal heavy and evil. They are about creating soundscapes more than songs.

mankvill
10-16-2011, 07:28 PM
October 16th

Watain - Devil's Blood (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbnwHAFcxG8)

http://www.crucialattack.nl/graphics/covers/Watain_-_Casus_Luciferi-CD.jpg

Watain (SWE)
"Devil's Blood"
Casus Luciferi (2003)

I think Watain does a better job than most other latter black metal bands of bringing forth the elements that made second wave of black metal so good without sounding like they're just out to emmulate the sound. Also one of the few popular black metal bands today that still go 100% Satanic rites for live shows. Dead animals, blood, etc. The meaning of Kvlt!

llama lom
10-16-2011, 09:52 PM
Both good picks! :fist:

mankvill
10-16-2011, 10:46 PM
Both good picks! :fist:

I was actually going to put Dark Funeral (probably my favorite black metal band ever) and for some reason I thought they started out in like 2000, but I'm a dummy and they are definitely second-wave black metal.

EVERYONE CHECK OUT DARK FUNERAL!

llama lom
10-16-2011, 11:13 PM
I was actually going to put Dark Funeral (probably my favorite black metal band ever) and for some reason I thought they started out in like 2000, but I'm a dummy and they are definitely second-wave black metal.

EVERYONE CHECK OUT DARK FUNERAL!

-le facepalm-

Diabolis Interium is definitely a respected album for me.

Epidemic Reign
10-17-2011, 12:35 AM
I was actually going to put Dark Funeral (probably my favorite black metal band ever) and for some reason I thought they started out in like 2000, but I'm a dummy and they are definitely second-wave black metal.

EVERYONE CHECK OUT DARK FUNERAL!

...and Marduk.

Swedish black metal FTW :fist:

GarageMetal468
10-17-2011, 06:24 AM
...and Marduk.

No.

Swedish black metal FTW :fist:

It's really hit or miss, for me at least. Dissection, Watain and early Bathory though... :drool:

DethMaiden
10-17-2011, 06:33 AM
Love those two bands more than just about everything from earlier waves. :D

mankvill
10-17-2011, 11:59 AM
October 17th

Drudkh - Only The Wind Remembers My Name (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvWQQaCpte4)

http://e-shop.season-of-mist.com/images/covers/high/SUA015.jpg

Drudkh (UKR)
"Only The Wind Remembers My Name"
Estrangement (2009)

It's so unfortunate that Drudkh gets lumped in to the same circle as a bunch of national socialist black metal bands (who make amazing music, but that's another story) because Drudkh makes amazing long-form black metal. Think Wolves In The Throne Room with a Ukrainian twang. Drudkh doesn't have a bad album, but they've definitely improved with every release. Also: they aren't an instrumental band by any means, but this is definitely one of my favorite songs of all time.

John The Drummer
10-17-2011, 01:36 PM
The funny thing about WitTR is that they are from here in Washington, but a ton of people despise them due to them being involved in a lot of the (god I hate this term) "hipster black metal circles". Either way, I enjoy some of their stuff.

mankvill
10-17-2011, 02:12 PM
The funny thing about WitTR is that they are from here in Washington, but a ton of people despise them due to them being involved in a lot of the (god I hate this term) "hipster black metal circles". Either way, I enjoy some of their stuff.

I'm so glad I don't dismiss bands anymore because of their fanbases.

JRA
10-17-2011, 06:16 PM
Black Anvil?

mankvill
10-17-2011, 06:22 PM
Black Anvil?

Never listened. But they covered Von and Celtic Frost, so they have to be good right?

daimonos
10-17-2011, 06:25 PM
Black Anvil's pretty cool. I never listened to their album, but they were great live. Pretty interesting blend of styles, I think. Plus they have Fenriz backing them up!

christopher
10-17-2011, 06:47 PM
October 16th

Drudkh - Only The Wind Remembers My Name (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvWQQaCpte4)

http://e-shop.season-of-mist.com/images/covers/high/SUA015.jpg

Drudkh (UKR)
"Only The Wind Remembers My Name"
Estrangement (2009)

It's so unfortunate that Drudkh gets lumped in to the same circle as a bunch of national socialist black metal bands (who make amazing music, but that's another story) because Drudkh makes amazing long-form black metal. Think Wolves In The Throne Room with a Ukrainian twang. Drudkh doesn't have a bad album, but they've definitely improved with every release. Also: they aren't an instrumental band by any means, but this is definitely one of my favorite songs of all time.

hey hey today is Oct 17th! Best day of the year :lol:

mankvill
10-18-2011, 12:32 AM
I've changed what next week's topic will be. It won't be "Underground Black Metal" anymore.

treghet
10-18-2011, 12:41 AM
I've changed what next week's topic will be. It won't be "Underground Black Metal" anymore.

Hipster black metal???

mankvill
10-18-2011, 12:51 AM
Hipster black metal???

Well. It will still be underground black metal. But just one movement that I find extremely interesting in particular.

Most people well-versed in black metal probably know what I'm talking about already!

Epidemic Reign
10-18-2011, 01:07 AM
Most people well-versed in black metal probably know what I'm talking about already!

Please don't say NSBM.

mankvill
10-18-2011, 01:19 AM
Please don't say NSBM.

I will definitely touch on NSBM (one of my favorite black metal bands, actually) this week.

mankvill
10-18-2011, 09:22 PM
October 18th

Deathspell Omega - The Shrine Of Mad Laughter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDnwd9GLhe0)

http://dark-world.ru/files/covers/31/3141.jpg

Deathspell Omega (FRA)
"The Shrine Of Mad Laughter"
Fas - Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeternum (2007)

France is amazing for black metal, and Deathspell Omega is no different. Their first few releases were typical black metal. Still good, but just typical. But starting with "Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice" in 2004, DSO injected a whole punch of chaos into their sound. 2007's "Fas - Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeternum" is probably their magnum opus. It takes everything DSO had been doing in the past - chaotic sounds, haunting soundscapes, almost avant-like melodies - and just perfects them. A must-have for anyone into current black metal.

daimonos
10-18-2011, 09:26 PM
Excellent choice!

mankvill
10-19-2011, 07:06 PM
October 19th

Nokturnal Mortum - Black Raven (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf_qhufkxk8)

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_pvGnm08gY5Y/TI_bJYmvZ_I/AAAAAAAAAsI/EU1OfN-fsjg/s1600/60420304.jpg

Nokturnal Mortum (UKR)
"Black Raven"
NeChrist (1999)

Employing great use of folk instruments and vocals, Nokturnal Mortum is a fantastic folk spin on black metal. The only thing that would maybe turn people off to them is their ideology (this album in particular contains the track "Call Of Aryan Spirit") but if you can look past that, you'll find great black metal with folk and symphonic elements, something that Ukraine is surprisingly good at making! They were started during the second wave of black metal, but they're most famous (and infamous) for their 1999 and upwards outputs. Newest album is extremely progressive and one of my favorite albums of last year.

jd091
10-19-2011, 07:09 PM
pic no workey

mankvill
10-19-2011, 07:12 PM
pic no workey

Fixed, hopefully

Dextrimental
10-19-2011, 07:39 PM
Not a fan of Black Metal, but I have been checking out these songs, and that Deathspell Omega one is fucking twisted. Great stuff Manks!

mankvill
10-19-2011, 07:54 PM
Not a fan of Black Metal, but I have been checking out these songs, and that Deathspell Omega one is fucking twisted. Great stuff Manks!

:fist:

mankvill
10-20-2011, 12:17 PM
October 20th

Xasthur - The Awakening to the Unknown Perception of Evil (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR5AV_TYYK4")

http://beardscratchers.com/artist/xasthur/release/the-funeral-of-being/artwork.jpg?m=8834b839-c613-429b-8369-ba26546d292d

Xasthur (USA)
"The Awakening of the Unknown Perception of Evil"
The Funeral Of Being (2003)

Suffocating on gloom and doom, that's what Xasthur is all about. He's definitely been a huge inspiration into suicidal/depressive black metal, and one listen to any of his songs and you'll understand why. Through the clouded riffs and constant noise, there are beautiful melodies that seep through. Almost like the "subconscious of the music" if that makes any sense. Great stuff, he'll be missed.

llama lom
10-20-2011, 12:41 PM
According to Metal Archives, he's still working with Mord. I'd love to see him tour with Sunn O))) again too. Either way, almost anything Malefic works on is truly fantastic!

mankvill
10-20-2011, 02:24 PM
According to Metal Archives, he's still working with Mord. I'd love to see him tour with Sunn O))) again too. Either way, almost anything Malefic works on is truly fantastic!

*sees your avatar*

I have the split between Leviathan and Xasthur and it's truly amazing.

illuminatus917
10-20-2011, 05:47 PM
*sees your avatar*

I have the split between Leviathan and Xasthur and it's truly amazing.

So is the one with Nortt.

mankvill
10-21-2011, 03:55 PM
October 21st

Anaal Nathrakh - Ice Blasting Stormwinds (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uT6cwQT-5A)

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/2408/showimageaspximageidana.jpg

Anaal Nathrakh (GBR)
"Ice Blasting Storm Winds"
Anaal Nathrakh (Demo) (1999)/Total Fucking Necro (Comp.) (2000)

You knew it was coming. How could I leave my favorite band ever off the list? Fun fact: before Anaal Nathrakh evolved their sound into the perfect blend of black metal, death metal, grindcore and epic vocals, they were a straight-up black metal band. The compilation Total Fucking Necro really showcases how good they are at making Mayhem-worshipping black metal. A lot of the tracks from that comp have been re-recorded and re-released (some under different names) on subsequent releases, but the originals always have a great kick to them!

mankvill
10-21-2011, 03:57 PM
And that's all for current black metal! Honestly, black metal is huge and expansive nowadays, so you'd probably have immense luck going to last.fm and searching the black metal tag (http://www.last.fm/tag/black%20metal) if you liked what you heard, instead of me trying to list more. It'd take me all day!

I have work + Hammerween tomorrow, so I may post tomorrow's entry right at midnight or so, or try and get it done at work. And I'm pretty excited. A lot of people probably won't like the next genre of black metal I'll be doing, but it's definitely one of my favorites.

Natrlhi
10-21-2011, 06:28 PM
I'm so glad I don't dismiss bands anymore because of their fanbases.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d1/Tool-logo-early.jpghttp://zohrbak.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/liar-2.jpg

mankvill
10-21-2011, 07:31 PM
My statement still holds. :D

mankvill
10-22-2011, 09:36 AM
Black Metal Month Week 3: Oct. 22nd - 27th

Les Légions Noires

If you enjoy the culture surrounding certain music genres, then Les Légions Noires from France should be some of your favorite stuff. This collective of French black metal bands (by the way, France makes the best black metal. Period.) have a history shrouded in mystery. Despite making great, raw black metal, it's rumored that they made up their own language, lived in an abandoned castle together and even used dead animals to enhance the recording process. Really interesting stuff, and some of it is some of the best black metal I've ever heard.

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October 22nd

Mütiilation - Born Under The Masters Spell (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAxr4cht8DA)

http://distro.todestrieb.co.uk/images/large/covers16/mutiilation-vampires-of-black_LRG.jpg

Mütiilation (FRA)
"Born Under The Masters Spell"
Vampires of Black Imperial Blood (1995)

Mütiilation is different from the rest of LLN because of a number of reasons. They're the only band that was in LLN that's still around today. They're the only ones who released an actual album, and they're the only ones that performed live. Mütiilation was actually kicked out of LLN due to Meyhna'ch's (real name: Willy, lol) drug habit, but that might have been for the better. Probably the most accessible band from LLN, Mütiilation doesn't have a bad release.

edit: just realized Meyna'ch decided to split up Mütiilation in 2009. Still, they're the only LLN band to carry over to recent times.

mankvill
10-23-2011, 08:13 PM
October 23rd

Vlad Tepes - Under The Carpathian Yoke (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSb32kOGWdw)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51hMqhiYp3L._SS500_.jpg

Vlad Tepes (FRA)
"Under The Carpathian Yoke"
Vlad Tepes/Belketre (Split) (1995)

Probably my second favorite LLN band. I once heard Vlad Tepes described as Celtic black metal. And I guess I can see it. Their brand of black metal is definitely more catchy than any of the other LLN members. Some tracks, though, are beautifully crafted, almost-melodic black metal pieces, like the wonderful "Drink The Poetry Of The Celtic Disciple". I've said it before and I'll say it again: this split between Vlad Tepes and Belketre might be my favorite black metal release of all time.

mankvill
10-23-2011, 11:33 PM
What's the matter, metalsetlists? LLN too kvlt for you? :bouville:

treghet
10-23-2011, 11:38 PM
Nope, Vlad Tepes is great. :horns:

christopher
10-24-2011, 12:03 AM
What's the matter, metalsetlists? LLN too kvlt for you? :bouville:

haha I've never heard LLN before yesterday and I think its so fucking ridiculous!! I'm not talking shit and think its badass. The whole concept behind black metal cracks me up, even though I love the shit out of it. I can't take it serious and this just goes further into the stereotype for me.

mankvill
10-24-2011, 12:12 AM
haha I've never heard LLN before yesterday and I think its so fucking ridiculous!! I'm not talking shit and think its badass. The whole concept behind black metal cracks me up, even though I love the shit out of it. I can't take it serious and this just goes further into the stereotype for me.

These dudes were for real. Just wait, I'll post some shit with the future bands that might blow your mind. ;)

christopher
10-24-2011, 12:29 AM
These dudes were for real. Just wait, I'll post some shit with the future bands that might blow your mind. ;)

I can tell haha. I'm eager to hear about the rest of the bands you plan on posting :D

mankvill
10-24-2011, 01:46 PM
October 24th

Belkètre - A Day Will Dawn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpkI-jeekPs)

http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/9231/7501p.jpg

Belkètre (FRA)
"March To The Black Holocaust"
Vlad Tepes/Belketre (Split) (1995)

The second half of one of the best black metal splits of all time. Belkètre has a much rawer production, but definitely more intensity. Along with most of the other LLN bands, they also delve quite a bit into dark ambient, with truly terrifying results. And their name comes from the made up language someone in the LLN created!

NecroRob
10-24-2011, 04:45 PM
Belkètre (FRA)
"March To The Black Holocaust"
Vlad Tepes/Belketre (Split) (1995)

The second half of one of the best black metal splits of all time. Belkètre has a much rawer production, but definitely more intensity. Along with most of the other LLN bands, they also delve quite a bit into dark ambient, with truly terrifying results. And their name comes from the made up language someone in the LLN created!

You wern't kidding about the production :hecho:

Never heard of the LLN before these posts and so far these bands are pretty flipping sweet, so thanks for taking the time to do this post :rocker:

Nick_to_the_face
10-24-2011, 04:56 PM
I realized how much I don't know modern black metal. I was pretty hip until the modern black metal and LLN part

John The Drummer
10-25-2011, 01:28 PM
I feel untr00 by never hearing of this genre. I'll have to check it out sometime.

mankvill
10-25-2011, 02:39 PM
October 25th

Brenorivrezorkre - Aaprab Vergz Varbadre (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ka_XkVtnyf8)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/fr/f/f2/Brenoritvrezorkre_Logo.jpg

Brenoritvrezorkre (FRA)
"Aaprab Vergz Varbadre"
Vasagraèbe éakr Vatrè Brenoritvrezorkre (1996)

Here it is. One of the most polarizing LLN bands in the entire collective. You either love it or hate it. Some of the rawest production you've ever heard, but underneath that is some of the most evil black metal ever produced. This is one of the LLN bands rumored to have recorded their demo's with a microphone shoved inside a dead rat. Definition of kvlt. Also: good luck finding a real picture of the cover of this shit.

John The Drummer
10-25-2011, 04:15 PM
http://www.metal-archives.com/images/3/6/6/9/36698.jpg

lulz :tongue:

mankvill
10-25-2011, 04:16 PM
http://www.metal-archives.com/images/3/6/6/9/36698.jpg

lulz :tongue:

I meant like a 500x500 picture of just the cover that I've been using.

John The Drummer
10-25-2011, 04:17 PM
I know hahaha, this is the only thing I could find.

xStructualDefect
10-25-2011, 04:32 PM
Listened to all of the LLN bands and I couldn't get past a minute for each song. Really cannot understand how some people enjoy it. To each of their own I guess. I guess I'm not kvlt enough for it.

mankvill
10-25-2011, 04:38 PM
I guess I'm not kvlt enough for it.

Tell us something we don't know. ;)

daimonos
10-25-2011, 06:41 PM
I liked that last one, however the fuck you say the name. Still gotta listen to the other ones though.

jd091
10-25-2011, 06:52 PM
What the fuck was that last song? :lol: Sorry man, do not want.

daimonos
10-25-2011, 06:56 PM
What the fuck was that last song? :lol: Sorry man, do not want.

Miles better than Dick Burger, that's what it is. ;)

mankvill
10-25-2011, 07:01 PM
Just found out the language is "gloatre" and was created by Vordb who was in a majority of LLN bands.

jd091
10-25-2011, 10:27 PM
Miles better than Dick Burger, that's what it is. ;)

:ass: You people confuse me sometimes.

daimonos
10-25-2011, 11:00 PM
:ass: You people confuse me sometimes.

I'm just bustin' your balls, to be honest :lol:

mankvill
10-26-2011, 04:18 PM
October 26th

Moëvöt - Notre Père (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phlvuuefYFI)

http://www.metalkingdom.net/album/cover/d3/6239_moevot_abgzvoryathre.jpg

Moëvöt (FRA)
"Notre Père"
Abgzvoryathre (1993)

Moëvöt is pretty much 100% dark ambient. At times, it's almost like its "extreme dark ambient" if that makes any sense. But this band definitely does not follow any of the conventional music sounds that came before it. Hugely experimental and extremely dark. I'm actually not a huge Moëvöt fan, but I think they personify what LLN is about: evil.

christopher
10-28-2011, 01:16 AM
Manks, you're lagging!!

treghet
10-28-2011, 01:26 AM
Yeah, get back on this! When you started this thread I figured it would be another recap of the typical black metal bands, but since you have brought the LLN to attention it has gotten really interesting.

christopher
10-28-2011, 01:31 AM
The more I hear about LLN, the more ridiculous I think black metal is. Keep it coming!! I'm loving this hahaha

treghet
10-28-2011, 01:33 AM
Something about the ridiculousness is intriguing. :lol: But I actually enjoy the bands posted. The only ones I had listened to prior were Mütiilation and Vlad Tepes.

mankvill
10-28-2011, 02:01 PM
Missed yesterday! I will do two LLN bands here in a sec to finish up that section! ;)

mankvill
10-28-2011, 02:13 PM
October 27th

Torgeist - Devoted To Satan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEH8b9RnziU)

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_6e_2vaoC3po/SWLk677j5YI/AAAAAAAAAQk/3kobazrnByw/s400/Torgeist-Devoted_to_Satan-MCD-2008-BERCFront.jpg

Torgeist (FRA)
"Devoted To Satan"
Devoted to Satan (1994)

Torgeist is one of the more accessible LLN bands because while there is a bit of a dark ambient sound to them, it's mostly just straight-up black metal. You could definitely mistake this song for an early Mayhem demo. Rawk!

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October 28th

Aäkon Këëtrëh - Dans La Forêt 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Clu6oVgY3NM)

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc56/thelastwhisper/AkonKtrh-DansLaFortalbum.jpg

Aäkon Këëtrëh (FRA)
"Dans La Forêt 1"
Dans La Forêt (1996)

I'm ending this week of black metal with my absolute favorite LLN project, Aäkon Këëtrëh. He's 100% dark ambient, sometimes using guitars, keyboards or chanting. Very simple when looked at head on, but he is great at taking simple music and giving it so much emotion. This song actually is probably my favorite song of his. This was towards the "ending" of LLN and it just gives an overwhelming feeling of sadness, but there's still a simplistic beauty. Just great stuff, I put on his demos all the time and just space out to them.

mankvill
10-29-2011, 02:31 PM
I don't really have anything special planned for the "Trick or Treat!" section, but I'll put something up here soon.

christopher
10-29-2011, 11:56 PM
I don't really have anything special planned for the "Trick or Treat!" section, but I'll put something up here soon.

fail

illuminatus917
10-29-2011, 11:57 PM
I don't really have anything special planned for the "Trick or Treat!" section

We were counting on you.

mankvill
10-29-2011, 11:59 PM
;) won't get to it tonight, but I'll be talking about one of my favorite genres of black metal here in a bit!

John The Drummer
10-30-2011, 03:54 PM
Finally getting around to listening to these bands. Mutiilation is fucking awesome! I'm definitely going to look into them a lot more.

mankvill
10-30-2011, 03:59 PM
god dang warbringer tonight! :mad:

You know what? I'll do a MEGA-POST for Trick or Treat on Halloween! That'll be fun. :D

illuminatus917
10-30-2011, 04:22 PM
You know what? I'll do a MEGA-POST for Trick or Treat on Halloween! That'll be fun. :D

:lovedup:

JD, you said you like symphonic.

Try Alghazanth. They actually have a new album out.

jd091
10-30-2011, 04:35 PM
JD, you said you like symphonic.

Try Alghazanth. They actually have a new album out.

Thanks man, will do!

mankvill
10-31-2011, 11:37 AM
HAPPY HALLOWEEN

LISTEN TO SOME GODDAMN BLACKENED THRASH METAL

Destroyer 666 - Satanic Speed Metal (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dOSGUsmruA)
Destroyer 666 - Black City - Black Fire (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8m440McjKYQ)
Destroyer 666 - I Am The Wargod (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ax7cdHiZ010)
Destroyer 666 - Australian And Antichrist (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fbp6WqzoO0o)

Nifelheim - Sadistic Blood Massacre (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1HjCe8NcZ0)
Nifelheim - Sodomizer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1Qj5dA7OBk)

Desaster - Alliance To The Powerthrone (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwuuKDkRYXw)
Desaster - Razor Ritual (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf4zAmbCmVk)
Desaster - Profenation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CPjiY-PsSY)

Aura Noir - Black Thrash Attack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI0iT1vBc0k)

Absu - Pillars of Mercy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCSRS__cwzM) LISTEN TO THIS, GODDAMN
Absu - Highland Tyrant Attack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXBFHROK3Xo)
Absu - Manannan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6S-zxbaJuo)
Absu - Swords and Leather (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfhdaqPNc3o&feature=related)

Witchaven - Terrorstorm (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-FUuiHBH1I)

Sabbat - Samurai Zombies (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2bTVV4pnjI)
Sabbat - Kamikaze Bomber (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FD4NU5u_2g&feature=related)

Blackened thrash metal is probably my second favorite genre of music ever (right behind radio pop punk) and hopefully, these songs can make you understand why! Destroyer 666 and Absu are my favorites!

llama lom
10-31-2011, 12:35 PM
No Black Anvil?
:(

John The Drummer
11-01-2011, 10:20 AM
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JRA
11-01-2011, 11:57 AM
Absu - Pillars of Mercy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCSRS__cwzM) LISTEN TO THIS, GODDAMN
Absu - Manannan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6S-zxbaJuo)
Absu - Swords and Leather (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfhdaqPNc3o&feature=related)

They should have played these songs live instead of ...Of the Dead Who Never Rest in Their Tombs Are the Attendance of Familiar Spirits .

John The Drummer
11-01-2011, 04:39 PM
So amazing!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PptOoEdo8Uk

mankvill
11-01-2011, 05:09 PM
They should have played these songs live instead of ...Of the Dead Who Never Rest in Their Tombs Are the Attendance of Familiar Spirits .

As far as I know, on their last Euro tour was the only time Pillars of Mercy has been performed live.

xStructualDefect
11-01-2011, 05:49 PM
Witchaven is pretty awesome. My friend used to be neighbors with the ex leader singer and buy weed off him :lol:

John The Drummer
11-01-2011, 10:35 PM
This thread needs some Abazagorath
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KImVw1Her-k

christopher
11-01-2011, 10:45 PM
This thread needs some Abazagorath
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KImVw1Her-k

I read that as Abazabarath at first :lol: