Originally Posted by Rocco44
Decent enough start. I used to be super into the genre but I've gotten tired of it over the years and the scene has gotten really stale. I'm still a sucker for a sugary melodic death riff though.
Dissection's Storm of the Lights Bane is essential melodic black/heavy metal or whatever you wanna call it lol
For In Flames, The Jester Race, Whoracle, and Colony are obvious classics.
COB has become shitty ala IF, but Hatebreeder, Follow The Reaper, and Hatecrew Deathroll are good fun.
Sorry for hijacking the thread lol... I'll wait until after you finish your list to say more
I totally welcome any and all recommendations