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The first wave of black metal (or old school black metal) refers to those bands during the 1980s who influenced the black metal sound and formed a prototype for the genre. They were often speed metal or thrash metal bands. Venom's album entitled Black Metal inspired the name of the genre.

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  • Avatar for Veselar
    Toxic Holocaust, Behehemot, Darkthrone, Nargaroth, Gorgoroth (and many more...) - wtf this band doing there? XD
  • Avatar for Sabbatical
    old school black metal is 1983 not 1993 [5]
  • Avatar for pryroda
    old school black metal is 1983 not 1993 [4]
  • Avatar for DWI3EK
    old school black metal is 1983 not 1993 [3]
  • Avatar for GraveHill1992
    old school black metal is 1983 not 1993 [2]
  • Avatar for TheArtistBox
    But the 1st wave of black metal is really just proto black metal...
  • Avatar for Mantisman502
    old school black metal is 1983 not 1993
  • Avatar for vitorsilighini
    Marduk is great, but not old school
  • Avatar for vital666remains
    half of the bands here should not be here
  • Avatar for ReptilianC0mplx
    hahaha Infernal War sucks.

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