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    Balor gave a Damn to Moonhead in The Official Black Metal Recommendations Thread   
    Amelnakru (from Iraq) - The Prisoner
    Al-Namrood (from Saudi Arabia) - Nabth
    Sarinvomit (from Turkey) - Spreading VX Gas Over Kaaba
    Zifir (from Turkey) - The Relief in Disbelief
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    Balor gave a Damn to salmonellapancake in What Are You Listening To?   
    Seigneur Voland/Chemin de Haine- "Ceremonie Chaotique pour un Monde Mourant"
    I downloaded this for Seigneur Voland's side and was very much satisfied. Haven't listened to them in a good while. Chemin de Haine's side was not as enjoyable for me but still a fun raw bm listen.
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    Balor gave a Damn to Requiem in What Are You Listening To?   
    Batushka - Litourgiya
    Seems legit that these two will stay together for several more albums....
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    Balor given a Damn from Natassja in Upcoming Albums, 2020 Edition   
    Supposedly, new material from the masterful black/noise band Black Mass of Absu will be coming out (date unknown, but I can hope for this year!).  It has been something along the lines of 20 years since their last release of new material, so anything would be great!
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    Balor gave a Damn to Thrashman in Your Artwork   
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    Balor given a Damn from salmonellapancake in Thoughts on metal and negativity   
    I was thinking about this, and I realized that it is actually quite odd to link metal (in a generic sense) with negativity.  A significant portion of metal music (from any subgenre) is quite exciting and energetic.  The dynamism that often takes the center stage in metal almost seems to be the opposite of negativity (which I would associate with inaction).  The act of doing anything seems to affirm some sort of dedication to life and existence that a truly negative person would shun. 
    Thus, I find it interesting that "misanthropic" black metal musicians would spend so much time and effort creating something for other people to hear.  If you truly hate society, people, and life then why would you even bother to create at all?
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    Balor gave a Damn to blaaacdoommmmfan in Short introduction   
    Hello. I've joined this to be able to have more people who like heavy metal to talk to as most people I know hate the genre with a passion.
    First metal band I got into was Metallica with the black album. It's great but I quickly moved on to puppets album. I stopped listening to metal in late nineties as was fed up with the scene at the time but a few years ago I got back on the metal train as it was the only music I really connected with when I started listening to old sepultura cassettes which I  unearthed  when I was clearing the house. 
    Now I listen to all sorts of metal and some outside the box metal which is more individual thanks to metal hammer magazine and bloodstock festival. It would be much more difficult to find great metal without these. Pallbearer, wolves in the throne room, hamferd, nixa, gojira, et moriemur, baroness, acid reign thanks to bloodstock, jonestown, bismuth, dawn ray'd, illimitable dolor,winter sun, mispyrming, early opeth, anthrax, abyssic, slow, immortal, abbath, emperor, sepultura, rotting Christ, megadeth, valkenfyre,anon amarth, death,fear factory,machine head,paradise lost, trollfest etc.some of these bands I only have 1 album of there's I really like or even own. 
    Cheers for now 🥃🥃 
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    Balor gave a Damn to Requiem in What Are You Listening To?   
    Hate Forest - 'Nietzscheism'
    Freshly arrived in the mailbox. Re-release by Osmose. Beautiful digipak that includes in the booklet the covers and track listings of each EP and 7 inch that form the content of the compilation. This is true and unadulterated Hate Forest.
    Not quite sure why Carl Orff's famous 'O Fortuna' launches things off, but it's always a good tune. Orff, by the way, must have rued the day he ever came up with that riff. I'm sure he probably wrote a heap of other great material, but it's 'O Fortuna' that seems to raise its head in commercials, Ozzy live shows and Hate Forest compilations. 
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    Balor gave a Damn to Requiem in What Are You Listening To?   
    This is then only Lifelover album I have. I love the keyboard samples. Great atmosphere. 
    NP: Mgla - ‘Exercises in Futility’
    perfect pub album. 
    Holy shit, Salmo’s back. Hail the king 666. 
    And hail @Natassja, beloved satanic witch. 
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    Balor gave a Damn to salmonellapancake in What Are You Listening To?   
    Likewise, Natassja!
    Yeah, that's how it goes 😕 I would recommend checking out that hammerstorm site though. They've got lots of downloads of bands that you can't find on YouTube 
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    Balor given a Damn from Moonhead in The Official Black Metal Recommendations Thread   
    Black/Noise Metal Recommendations:
    In a way, noise has played a role in black metal since its founding through the genre's emphasis on raw recording methods and use of sounds samples pulled from nature.  It is no surprise, then, that bands that combine black metal with noise music are able to produce music that emphasizes the best aspects of both genres.
    Other bands that I have mentioned here (Reek of the Unzen Gas Fumes, Konflict, etc.) could easily fit into this category as well.  Therefore, in no particular order, are some of my favorite bands that combine noise with black metal.
    Ride for Revenge: (Finland)
    Heavy, raw, and slow.  Ride for Revenge play heavily distorted black metal with weird atmospherics and mesmerizing rhythms.
    Flooded Church of Asmodeus: (Finland)
    Flooded Church of Asmodeus is essentially a collaboration project between members of Ride for Revenge and Bizarre Uproar.  Their music is essentially instrumental, and makes heavy use of sound samples pulled from old B-grade horror movies.  The riffs are heavy and distorted, and punctuated by piercing noise shrieks.  Highly recommended.
    Reptile Womb: (?)
    Ultra harsh and raw, with one of my favorite active vocalists.  Reptile Womb leans more towards noise music than black metal, but the dark atmospherics and screeching vocals are definitely rooted in bm.
    An interesting interview with Reptile Womb is available here.
    Axnaar: (UK)
     
    Axnaar play primitive and raw bm.  Fast and harsh.
    Hakaristi: (Finland)
    Raw black metal with vocals in the style of power electronics,  Songs range from fast and harsh to slow and atmospheric.
    Chaos Cascade: (Germany)
    Blackened noise grind.  Everything sounds as though it was filtered through distortion to produce a wall of noise.
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    Balor given a Damn from Natassja in The Official Black Metal Recommendations Thread   
    Black/Noise Metal Recommendations:
    In a way, noise has played a role in black metal since its founding through the genre's emphasis on raw recording methods and use of sounds samples pulled from nature.  It is no surprise, then, that bands that combine black metal with noise music are able to produce music that emphasizes the best aspects of both genres.
    Other bands that I have mentioned here (Reek of the Unzen Gas Fumes, Konflict, etc.) could easily fit into this category as well.  Therefore, in no particular order, are some of my favorite bands that combine noise with black metal.
    Ride for Revenge: (Finland)
    Heavy, raw, and slow.  Ride for Revenge play heavily distorted black metal with weird atmospherics and mesmerizing rhythms.
    Flooded Church of Asmodeus: (Finland)
    Flooded Church of Asmodeus is essentially a collaboration project between members of Ride for Revenge and Bizarre Uproar.  Their music is essentially instrumental, and makes heavy use of sound samples pulled from old B-grade horror movies.  The riffs are heavy and distorted, and punctuated by piercing noise shrieks.  Highly recommended.
    Reptile Womb: (?)
    Ultra harsh and raw, with one of my favorite active vocalists.  Reptile Womb leans more towards noise music than black metal, but the dark atmospherics and screeching vocals are definitely rooted in bm.
    An interesting interview with Reptile Womb is available here.
    Axnaar: (UK)
     
    Axnaar play primitive and raw bm.  Fast and harsh.
    Hakaristi: (Finland)
    Raw black metal with vocals in the style of power electronics,  Songs range from fast and harsh to slow and atmospheric.
    Chaos Cascade: (Germany)
    Blackened noise grind.  Everything sounds as though it was filtered through distortion to produce a wall of noise.
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    Balor gave a Damn to Benjaminc81 in What Are You Listening To?   
    Ragnarok - Psychopathology
    Good old fashioned Swedish black metal, nothing groundbreaking but always fun. Hope to receive the new album next week which should be more of the same judging from the reviews.
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    Balor gave a Damn to salmonellapancake in What Are You Listening To?   
    Thanks, Balor. You'll find a few of their songs on YouTube. I got the full album downloaded from a site called Hammerstorm.
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    Balor gave a Damn to Natassja in What Are You Listening To?   
    Satanic Warmaster - Strength and Honour
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    Balor given a Damn from salmonellapancake in What Are You Listening To?   
    Is this on youtube?  The ZSS vinyl that I just got has a cover of one of their songs, and I have been interested in checking out their music.  Good to see you back, by the way.
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    Balor gave a Damn to Natassja in What Are You Listening To?   
    Big Black - Songs About Fucking
    I definitely will!
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    Balor given a Damn from Natassja in What Are You Listening To?   
    Definitely check out ZSS - he is one of the best.
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    Balor gave a Damn to Natassja in What Are You Listening To?   
    Thankyou   haven't heard much by them to be honest..
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    Balor given a Damn from Natassja in What Are You Listening To?   
    Thanks!  I will give it a listen.
    Just played:
     
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    Balor gave a Damn to Natassja in What Are You Listening To?   
    @Balor Some GO.
     
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    Balor gave a Damn to Natassja in What Are You Listening To?   
    Sublimely intense! Imagine being in that room..almost like a piece of performance art, thankyou! I'll find you some GO.
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    Balor given a Damn from Natassja in What Are You Listening To?   
    I was listening to this last night.  Way more intense than I thought it would be.  @Natassja, if you are still looking into some industrial stuff, check this out!
     
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    Balor gave a Damn to Natassja in What Are You Listening To?   
    Yeh, i've been watching pieces of their gigs on youtube too. They are really interesting. 
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    Balor gave a Damn to FatherAlabaster in What's on your mind?   
    Thank you man I'm really psyched, just trying to get/stay in the right mental space. The material is a real challenge, and it's definitely helped me grow as a player.
    Thanks dude!
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