It may be hard to get into black metal completely, but in the end you are going to end up enjoying this genre at a certain level.
We are here to help you learn about anything you want to know about Black Metal and the most influential groups in recent years. The bands started in Norway, like Darkthorne and Mayhem, and they made the noise that matched the interest they had in the satanic life, like tremolo picking, frantic drumming and shrieks. The music continues to be notorious, and it has been linked to controversial issues like murders, church burnings and far-right politics. However, the black metal bands are known for their corpse paints, necrobutcher bass players and onstage rituals.
Ask us about any news concerning black metal, such as the fourth album of Celestial Lineage. The album is the third part of a trilogy for the Label of Southern Lord. The cover art is in the form of the hovers of the ghosts in the forest that have brilliant light. This is not black metal as you know it, but it is pushing black metal back to the nature destination in a more experimental way. Celestial Lineage is not afraid of experimentation on the musical level, and it includes female choirs, harps and synths.
You can also find the songs of the Liturgy on our website, which is also fond of making statements, and they are the new breed of the black metallers in America. The band is the brainchild of Hunter Hunt Hendrix, and he says that he wants all current black metallists to go for a positive approach. However, this did not go well with the purists who want to continue in the same spirit of the first bands.
When it comes to the sounds we have, there are many stylistic divisions in the genre. There are those that want to stay true to the roots of the genre, but there are also those that want to introduce other progressive elements. The former think that the music has to be minimalist and should be performed by the standard guitar bass drums setup with the low fidelity style.
The following are some genres of the music that you can find on our website:
- Ambient black metal is the subgenre that uses synthesizers in order to create a gloomy atmosphere with guttural vocals.
- Symphonic black metal is the style which incorporates orchestral and symphonic elements. It may include usage of the instruments that are found within the symphony orchestra like keyboards, flute, cello, violin and piano.
- Blackgaze uses heavy elements that are common in black metal music like blast beats with high pitched and screamed vocals together with melodic elements along with the heavily distorted guitar styles that are associated with the shoegazing.
- Viking metal has common lyrics and themes that focus more on the Viking age, Norse paganism and Norse mythology.
- Pagan metal is music with lyrics that create imagery which focuses more on Paganism.
Other genres are blackened death metal, black-doom and war metal.