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What is black metal?

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2011-09-13 15:02:00

Black metal is a very extreme subgenre of heavy metal,

originating in the late 80's in several countries (venom England,

bathory, Sweden, and Celtic frost , u.s.a) Black metal got its name

from the song "Black Metal" by Venom off the album of the same

name. Early Black metal took its look from Celtic Frost, Sound from

Venom and harshness from Bathory.

The second wave of Black Metal started in Norway with the band

Myhem. The modern

Black metal sound was created by the bands Mayhem and Burzum.

They made their music as a more extreme pursuance of metal and as a

direct affront to Christianity, specifically Catholicism.

Most musicians in black metal are Satanists, although there have

been several musicians in black metal who were druids, Atheists,

Agnostics, heathens, Stoics, etc.

In black metal the ideology behind the music is very important.

The black metal band gorgoroth refuses to release their lyrics to

the public lest they affect someone's interpretation of the


Black metal is characterized by fast strumming of all six

strings on an electric guitar, highpitched screaming vocals,

lyrical content encompassing, Satan, Satanic Rites, Satanism, hate

for Christianity, hate for Christians, killing Christians, ancient

rites of killing Christians, suicide, S&M fetish, burning

Churches, black metal, hell, depression, and other such cheery

subject matter.

Quite possibly the greatest examples of black metal are

De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas by Mayhem (Translation from the Latin;

The Mysterious Rites of Lord Satan)

Carving a Giant by Gorgoroth

The First Cut is the Deepest by Carpathian Forest

A Dying God Coming Into Human Flesh by Celtic Frost

Spell of Destruction by Burzum

inno a Santana by Emperor

Current bands that are lumped into the Black metal sound are not

true Black Metal in the very sense that they are more orchestrated

and keyboard driven, These "Symphonic Black Metal Bands" are true

to the satanic ideology, but not the raw, grim sounds of second and

first wave Black Metal

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