What makes you listen to black metal?



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Posted by , 24.06.2006 - 23:58
Hey, I'm curious to know what makes you people listen to black metal? how did you started listening to it?
1st black metal song you listened? Is there any band that as finished that you wish them to come back?
What do you think about the future of black metal?

I love all in black metal, the ideas, the atmosphere, the vocals, drums etc... I started listening to black metal when a friend of mine gave me gorgoroth - pentagram to listen. I loved it and i went right over to a store here and bought the album, since then I have bought many Black metal albums from bands like immortal, nokturnal mortum, darkthrone, carpathian forest and many more. the 1st song i listened was "under the pagan megalith" (awsome track from pentagram).
I am really excited about the idea of immortal re-union, they are one of my favorite bands, I love all their albums (but specialy pure holocaust )
About the future, i think the good bands will always remain but new bands are needed and i don't see excelent new bands.
Here in Portugal we have bands like Lux Ferre, In Thy Flesh, Opus Draconis, Corpus Christii and more, in my opinion they are great but they don't have support to go on and this is happening all over the world.

Please post your opinions and stories



Cheers!
07.04.2016 - 21:05
Enteroctopus
Written by Bad English on 09.03.2016 at 00:13

Written by Enteroctopus on 08.03.2016 at 19:55


And small children. Small children make me want to listen to black metal, too.


as dentist you fix them thoots . so think 3 times before you say this
and how small children can you make listen this genre?

Say what? That little annoying children cause me anxiety? They do. I listen to black metal to decrease my anxiety.

Your mom makes me listen to black metal because she's ugly.
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06.07.2016 - 18:39
Paw!!
Written by Enteroctopus on 08.03.2016 at 19:55

Say what? That little annoying children cause me anxiety? They do. I listen to black metal to decrease my anxiety.

Your mom makes me listen to black metal because she's ugly.

Pls stop it.
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08.08.2016 - 01:08
no one
I just listen to it because kvlt
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08.08.2016 - 04:22
Maco
I don't know
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08.08.2016 - 04:28
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
Varg threatened to stab me if I don't.
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09.08.2016 - 08:38
Paw!!
Written by no one on 08.08.2016 at 01:08

I just listen to it because kvlt

Especially dsbm.
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10.08.2016 - 04:59
Ayoub
Damn brothers , u just dnt give a damn about what music mean to anyone , fighting for ur own idea and own taste is good but we are here under of something named METAL , DAMN !!! GIVE A LITTLE RESPECT FOR EVERYONE THAT GIVE HE'S TIME TO SOMETHING HE LOVE.
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10.08.2016 - 04:59
Ayoub
Damn brothers , u just dnt give a damn about what music mean to anyone , fighting for ur own idea and own taste is good but we are here under of something named METAL , DAMN !!! GIVE A LITTLE RESPECT FOR EVERYONE THAT GIVE HE'S TIME TO SOMETHING HE LOVE.
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15.08.2016 - 15:09
Arcanewind
Dreadrealm
I've been trying to come to this thread and write a post worthy of my favorite sub-genre for like a year now, but it is so difficult. Black metal, especially atmospheric black metal is something I love more than life itself, but I don't know if I can adequately explain why.

Black metal is raw, I like that. I like that often you have to look past poor production to grasp the ideas in the songwriting. I guess this actually helps get into the music better and once a person gets used to the rawness, it becomes almost addicting in a way. I think the fact that bm doesn't get polished much after recording also makes it a more accurate musical translation of the emotions and thoughts that inspired it. For me this helps connect with the music on a deeper, more personal level than with genres that require perfect production. To use a sexy as hell analogy: a supermodel with perfect make-up and perfect hair and perfect everything on the catwalk is never as hot as a woman with the exact same physique, who has just stepped out of the sauna, all wet and with messy hair. So yeah, black metal is sexy as well, apparently.

Black metal is also dark (obviously) and I like that too. The dark, sinister, often melancholic or just downright sad moods it evokes are like an excorcism. This is also why I myself try to create atmospheric bm, it helps cope with the inner darkness and rather than increase it, it actually relieves it and makes me a happier, healthier person.

Black metal can be produced by pretty much anyone from their own homes. This makes it a huge dumpster-genre for beginners such as myself of course, but it also makes it a genre filled with loads and loads of potential for something interesting. I don't mean to bash other people's favorite genres, but power metal for example in my view absolutely does not offer anything even remotely as interesting as bm bands do and couldn't if it tried.

Vocals. Whether epic screams and shrieks or pathetic whiny whispers like my vocals, bm vocals are always enjoyable in my ears. It's the same with death metal vocals, the fact that there is pretty much no actual melody in the vocals is both a disadvantage, but also an advantage I think. It forces the more creative and better black metal bands and songwriters to come up with interesting rhythms for the vocals, often bm vocals complement the music and the rhythm department much better than conventional clean vocals do. The "hear them cry, watch them fly" in Enslaved's "The Beacon" is a good example of this. Imagine the same words sang with any conventonal melody, it would be very boring compared to growls.

I guess the overall sounds and techniques of bm are also why I love it and in the end of course, that's just my taste. I love bm and I can't help it.
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04.09.2016 - 21:21
Crimson Maiden
I got into metal when I was in high school, I was 15 I believe....I love all subgenres of metal, but, black metal is one of my favorites....I started off with bands like Metallica and my favorite bands now are: COF, Draconian, MoonSpell, Paradise Lost and so on...Metal helps me to relax and I love that it is so dark...it also helps me calm down when I am pissed off about something....:banger2:
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05.09.2016 - 00:46
Crimson Maiden
I suppose they don't, I was getting a little carried away I guess when I was listing my favorite bands...OOPS!!! 8-]]
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17.12.2016 - 22:50
Capt. Fluntas
Black metal creates a really unique atmosphere, like no other genre is capable of. I mean stuff like Emperor, Burzum and Dark Throne but also Negura Bunget, Enslaved and others. There are just loads of bands that I don't like that just play really fast and chaotic and it doesn't have the atmosphere I'm looking for. So you gotta look for the good stuff.
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20.12.2016 - 02:26
DoomGuild
I grew up on it in the 90s. Grew apart from it for a very long time. The majority of black metal is shit. There's maybe 15% of BM that's actually worth listening to. Most is just cookie cutter recycled bullshit. This new year of BM gave me faith in it.
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20.12.2016 - 16:54
Marcel Hubregtse
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Written by DoomGuild on 20.12.2016 at 02:26

The majority of black metal is shit. There's maybe 15% of BM that's actually worth listening to. Most is just cookie cutter recycled bullshit.


Just like with any other subgenre of metal.
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20.12.2016 - 19:02
Paw!!
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 20.12.2016 at 16:54

Written by DoomGuild on 20.12.2016 at 02:26

The majority of black metal is shit. There's maybe 15% of BM that's actually worth listening to. Most is just cookie cutter recycled bullshit.


Just like with any other subgenre of metal.

about 9% worth to discover
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20.12.2016 - 22:21
Mik
Written by DoomGuild on 20.12.2016 at 02:26

I grew up on it in the 90s. Grew apart from it forb a very long time. The majority of black metal is shit. There's maybe 15% of BM that's actually worth listening to. Most is just cookie cutter recycled bullshit. This new year of BM gave me faith in it.

Strange you see it that way, as its probably the most diverse genre in metal and actually one of the few with a good future. Also, recycled bullshit is a bit harsh considering that many black metal bands sound nothing alike. Maybe you have just listened to the wrong bands?
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21.12.2016 - 05:01
DoomGuild
Written by Mik on 20.12.2016 at 22:21

Written by DoomGuild on 20.12.2016 at 02:26

I grew up on it in the 90s. Grew apart from it forb a very long time. The majority of black metal is shit. There's maybe 15% of BM that's actually worth listening to. Most is just cookie cutter recycled bullshit. This new year of BM gave me faith in it.

Strange you see it that way, as its probably the most diverse genre in metal and actually one of the few with a good future. Also, recycled bullshit is a bit harsh considering that many black metal bands sound nothing alike. Maybe you have just listened to the wrong bands?



Most is recycled. If I have to hear another Watain copy band i'll go crazy. I listen to all kinds of black metal from Peste Noire to Urfaust....Wolfkrieg to Vermin Womb but it a whole handful of it just doesn't appeal to me. Why? Because bands do the same style over and over again.

That's why i'm stoked on 2016 as the year in black metal. This new year spawned so many damn good release that it actually lays out some hope for the future of the genre. It was looking pretty depressing for a while there.
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21.12.2016 - 08:28
Mik
Written by DoomGuild on 21.12.2016 at 05:01

Written by Mik on 20.12.2016 at 22:21

Written by DoomGuild on 20.12.2016 at 02:26

I grew up on it in the 90s. Grew apart from it forb a very long time. The majority of black metal is shit. There's maybe 15% of BM that's actually worth listening to. Most is just cookie cutter recycled bullshit. This new year of BM gave me faith in it.

Strange you see it that way, as its probably the most diverse genre in metal and actually one of the few with a good future. Also, recycled bullshit is a bit harsh considering that many black metal bands sound nothing alike. Maybe you have just listened to the wrong bands?



Most is recycled. If I have to hear another Watain copy band i'll go crazy. I listen to all kinds of black metal from Peste Noire to Urfaust....Wolfkrieg to Vermin Womb but it a whole handful of it just doesn't appeal to me. Why? Because bands do the same style over and over again.

That's why i'm stoked on 2016 as the year in black metal. This new year spawned so many damn good release that it actually lays out some hope for the future of the genre. It was looking pretty depressing for a while there.

I understand your sentiment but to be honest, that can be said about pretty much any genre. Black and death metal are the only ones in metal where I'm optimistic about their future. Altough a couple of genres can surprise me sometimes like heavy metal or progressive metal. Regardless, its a lot better in variety than melodic death or fucking thrash
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21.12.2016 - 18:01
DoomGuild
Written by Mik on 21.12.2016 at 08:28

Written by DoomGuild on 21.12.2016 at 05:01

Written by Mik on 20.12.2016 at 22:21

Written by DoomGuild on 20.12.2016 at 02:26

I grew up on it in the 90s. Grew apart from it forb a very long time. The majority of black metal is shit. There's maybe 15% of BM that's actually worth listening to. Most is just cookie cutter recycled bullshit. This new year of BM gave me faith in it.

Strange you see it that way, as its probably the most diverse genre in metal and actually one of the few with a good future. Also, recycled bullshit is a bit harsh considering that many black metal bands sound nothing alike. Maybe you have just listened to the wrong bands?



Most is recycled. If I have to hear another Watain copy band i'll go crazy. I listen to all kinds of black metal from Peste Noire to Urfaust....Wolfkrieg to Vermin Womb but it a whole handful of it just doesn't appeal to me. Why? Because bands do the same style over and over again.

That's why i'm stoked on 2016 as the year in black metal. This new year spawned so many damn good release that it actually lays out some hope for the future of the genre. It was looking pretty depressing for a while there.

I understand your sentiment but to be honest, that can be said about pretty much any genre. Black and death metal are the only ones in metal where I'm optimistic about their future. Altough a couple of genres can surprise me sometimes like heavy metal or progressive metal. Regardless, its a lot better in variety than melodic death or fucking thrash



It really can. But black metal just seems like something that's been stuck in a rut for many years. Nothing fresh that would make someone say "Whoa I need to listen to more black metal". Well until this year at least.

Death metal is the same way. Tech death has taken over but I find it to be bloody boring. They just need some fresh blood.


Which is why i'm stoked on all this new spawn coming out of the doom and sludge field of things. Holly shit is that genre progressing. Luckily it's bringing in a ton of mixed genre black metal bands. 2016 was just a good year for metal in general.
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26.12.2016 - 23:02
Bad English
Masterchief
Written by DoomGuild on 20.12.2016 at 02:26

I grew up on it in the 90s. Grew apart from it for a very long time. The majority of black metal is shit. There's maybe 15% of BM that's actually worth listening to. Most is just cookie cutter recycled bullshit. This new year of BM gave me faith in it.


I agree and non of those who os in 15% sings about st, ann and such bullshit, never became essential and stuck whit most of ppl .,...
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