Unlike their Scandinavian compatriots, Greek black metal has never enjoyed much exposure. As a result, Greek black metal acts are predominately denizens of the true underground.
Black Metal Chronicles
It's always good to kick back and enjoy a traditional album that was created by the "most blasphemous band in the world".
Woods Of Ypres may very well have changed the history of black metal with this 2004 release.
Carpathian essentially founded black 'n' roll with the magic of Black Shining Leather – this is an album that you simply can't ignore.
Most people don't think of the Indian subcontinent as somewhere with an exciting metal scene – as it happens not only is the scene there – it's huge.
Black metal is a lot of things—bombastic, Wagnerian, nihilistic. Black metal is also the intentional opposite, or rather the opposition…
Anaal Nathrakh have been around. Though you can pin down their sound by slapping a bunch of labels on them, the truth is that it doesn’t fucking matter. Not for a minute, not for a second. “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face forever” is the most worthy summary you’re likely to ever come by.
In the history of black metal few bands really define the genre as much as Immortal. Here's why At The Heart Of Winter is perhaps their greatest triumph.
Aeons in Sodom tends to play more like Urgehal’s original output: very good black metal that doesn’t really do much to stand out. However, as a tribute album made by a group of black metal brethren, it’s goal is more of an homage than a stylistic landmark.
What I think that Helvete teaches us is that there is still a very real fanaticism behind this music, even if we probably won't be burning down any churches in its name in the near future.
Leviathan (a.k.a.: Wrest, a.k.a.: Jef Whitehead) is one of the few musicians that can conjure real ghosts. One that tear at your throat and devour your dreams, turning them into dancing nightmares around a cold, icy pit.
Every style of heavy metal, or music in general, has its culminating album: recordings that capture and define a movement or era. For Norwegian black metal, Mayhem’s De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas is that record.
Today, Diadem of 12 Stars makes for a very interesting listen. Not just due to the passage of time, but because of the difference between how this band was perceived and how they actually sounded.
Learn about some new black metal bands.
Black metal is full of forgotten bands, Parabellum are among the earliest and most important.
Panzerfaust was a huge step forward for Darkthrone. It's a testament not just to the band, but the early history of black metal.
Social media has long been derided as the home of ridiculous cat pictures, videos and memes. This is true. Black…