Black metal

Black metal is an extreme sub-genre of heavy metal featuring harsh screams or evil voices at the vocal styles, fast electric guitars with tremolo picking and blast beat drumming and raw recording and extreme guitar distortion and a harsh guitar sound with satanic or haunting lyrics. Often played by bands wearing all black, long usually black hair, black corpse paint make-up, spikes and studs, blood theatrics, pentagrams, upside-down crosses, black leather and white face paint. Read more…|Edit this Artist photo: Cradle of Filth

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Friday 5 September 2014
Skeletonwitch
Ghoul, Black AnvilConcert
Double Door
Chicago IL, United States
41.909889 -87.677137

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Saturday 6 September 2014
Skeletonwitch
Ghoul, Black AnvilConcert
Agora Theatre & Ballroom
Cleveland OH, United States
41.503917 -81.653942
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Sunday 7 September 2014
Skeletonwitch
Ghoul, Black AnvilConcert
Waiting Room
Buffalo, United States
42.89351 -78.876043

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Monday 8 September 2014
Skeletonwitch
Ghoul, Black AnvilConcert
The Sinclair
Cambridge, MA, Boston, United States
42.373966 -71.121272

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Wednesday 10 September 2014
Skeletonwitch
Ghoul, Vektor, Black AnvilConcert
Underground Arts
Philadelphia, United States
39.941957 -75.149012

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Thursday 11 September 2014
Skeletonwitch
Ghoul, Black AnvilConcert
Mr. Smalls Theatre
Millvale, Pittsburgh, United States
40.480709 -79.972407
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  • xVictimOfADownx

    "That staying rooted in tradition will keep this genre from its true potential." There is black metal that does, but until you get your definitions right then you won't know what changes it up or not as you don't seem to know what is trve or not within the scene it's self. There are plenty of different black metal bands out there, that RETAIN black metal as it's core influence instead of using it in a tongue and cheek way to get fans from outside genres. Some bands like Urfaust, Deathspell Omega, Negative Plane, Wormsblood, Remmirath, Blut Aus Nord, Oranssi Pazuzu etc. for examples that put their own spin on the genre nowadays.

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  • Sanity_Theorist

    Honestly, I watched a black metal documentary on the older bands in the style and found it hysterical...the more progressive/symphonic/avant-garde side of it has some excellent bands, however. As far as ne obliviscaris, they are definitely rather popular given that they've only released one album; I just hope they find continued success, even if I'm waiting for tighter songwriting (which will hopefully be on the upcoming double album.) I thought Enslaved were more overlooked than cult, but I can see why they are rather underground...compared to most black metal I've heard, they are as bizarre as Devo or Carnival in Coal with their experimentation.

    last week
  • dark_wisdom

    I don't think they are overshadowed, they are just liked by different sort of people. Enslaved are a pretty old band and they have gained a lot of praise and cult following over the years, they are, in fact, one of the most well-known Norwegian black metal bands and have even gained some popularity outside the black metal scene in recent years as well as Ne Obliviscaris, a band that have released only a demo and a full-length in 10 years. Also, I understand you dislike the most primitive and traditional form of black metal but consider that "crap like bathory, burzum or immortal" are part of the reason bands like the ones you have mentioned exist.

    last week
  • Sanity_Theorist

    Point taken, I do like the adventurousness of bands like Ne Obliviscaris and Enslaved. I just notice that they tend to get overshadowed by crap like Immortal; wouldn't a more dynamic sound technically have more appeal? It's less "true", but it's a lot better to me.

    last week
  • dark_wisdom

    "staying rooted in tradition will keep this genre from its true potential" I'm going to answer with a quote from nocleansinging.com "Black metal today comes in so many shapes and textures that’s it’s almost as diverse as “death metal”, its original thorned orthodoxy having blossomed into a garden of unearthly delights" To be honest, there's no need to complaint about black metal in terms of variety, it is true that there are lots of bands that are trying to keep it the traditional way but there are also lots that are doing exactly the opposite, it's probably one of the most explored genres of metal.

    last week
  • Sanity_Theorist

    Haha, are you referring to blackgaze? That crap is pretty hipster, I was referring more to underground bands like Animist that add death metal for impact.

    last week
  • hamitic

    Good for you, Sanity_Theorist: hipster alternative rock/black metal hybrid garbage like Deafheaven and Alcest are the new trend.

    last month
  • Sanity_Theorist

    That staying rooted in tradition will keep this genre from its true potential.

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