What is black metal?
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
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