Blut aus Nord
An all time favorite. The approach of this band always was unique, even in their early days...
Favorite album: The Work Which Transforms God
Wolves in the Throne Room
In contrast to most black metal bands, which mainly focus on expressing „hate“, „aggression“ or „depression“, Wolves In The Throne Room have some kind of „spiritual balance“ or „peace“ in their music, in relation to this i could probably only name Negură Bunget in comparison...
Favorite album: Two Hunters
One of the most important bands for me. While you often still can find the old norwegian black metal spirit in the core of the music, there is no band you really could compare to Solefald (and sometimes it's difficult to still classify them as „black metal“).
Favorite album: In Harmonia Universali or Neonism