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I like my Black Metal cold, black, pulsating and mesmerizing. Tsjuder, Watain, Aura Noir, Darkthrone, Mayhem, Taake, Satyricon, Black Altar, Dimmu Borgir, Immortal, Marduk and RAGNAROK!

He dae no' eat, nor dae he sleep; and feeds he only on the black-tar heroin o' the living. His imposing keep may be found in the outskirts of Dundee near a drainage ditch, he dunnae keep a moat so muc

I prefer mine like my coffee, black and bitter. I have been listening to black metal for well over a decade and I have seen it grow, change, and mature like a fine wine. I have also seen some of the w

Australian Customs aren't keen on alive people coming through, let alone the dead. 

The last time we held a Requiem family reunion it was terrible. None of them could get through. Not Hans Requiem, the zombie from Germany, nor Wang Requiem, the Chinese werewolf. And don't even ask me about my distant cousin Hamish McRequiem, the Scottish vampire. 

 

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On 2/4/2017 at 7:21 AM, Requiem said:

 And don't even ask me about my distant cousin Hamish McRequiem, the Scottish vampire.

He dae no' eat, nor dae he sleep; and feeds he only on the black-tar heroin o' the living. His imposing keep may be found in the outskirts of Dundee near a drainage ditch, he dunnae keep a moat so much as a ring of dilapidated cars guarded by rottweilers.

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9 hours ago, Iceni said:

He dae no' eat, nor dae he sleep; and feeds he only on the black-tar heroin o' the living. His imposing keep may be found in the outskirts of Dundee near a drainage ditch, he dunnae keep a moat so much as a ring of dilapidated cars guarded by rottweilers.

Haha yes! Hilarious.

Finally someone has acknowledged my post. My horns are raised in your general direction!

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I like anything that sounds good (it's a terrible response, I know)!  Some of the best black metal bands IMO would be Dimmu Borgir, Cradle of Filth, Darkthrone, Watain, Witchery, Enslaved (not sure if they are really black metal any more per se), Dark Funeral, and Emperor (though I'm sure I've forgotten many others that I like).

 

EDIT: Can't believe I forgot Immortal!  Sons of Northern Darkness was like the only album I listened to when it came out.

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I like anything that sounds good (it's a terrible response, I know)!  Some of the best black metal bands IMO would be Dimmu Borgir, Cradle of Filth, Darkthrone, Watain, Witchery, Enslaved (not sure if they are really black metal any more per se), Dark Funeral, and Emperor (though I'm sure I've forgotten many others that I like).
 
EDIT: Can't believe I forgot Immortal!  Sons of Northern Darkness was like the only album I listened to when it came out.
So the more well-produced, accessible, and symphonic style? I can get into some of that more than others.

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Yes, exactly!  Symphonic and well-produced (exactly how I like my power metal, too)!  You are right, I tend to go for more accessible stuff because that is the stuff that I can share with my wife.  
There's not necessarily anything wrong with that if it's done well enough, but much of the time I feel like the pomp and circumstance from the symphonic elements derails the music from sounding harsh and savage like black metal should. I can't say I've heard much in the way of symphonic power metal that grabs my interest though, I'm all about the brawny 80's variety of power metal as opposed to the frilly shirt variety that sounds more like Styx than metal.

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I think it is easier for me to say that I DON'T  like super- overproduced, multi-layered and textured BM. Sometimes it is just too much sonically for me. My fav BM bands are: BAthory, Celtic Frost, Hellhammer, Black Witchery, Emporer, Immortal, Kampfar, Goatwhore, 1349, Burzum, Hypocrisy, Impaled Nazerene , Behemoth...

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I think it is easier for me to say that I DON'T  like super- overproduced, multi-layered and textured BM. Sometimes it is just too much sonically for me. My fav BM bands are: BAthory, Celtic Frost, Hellhammer, Black Witchery, Emporer, Immortal, Kampfar, Goatwhore, 1349, Burzum, Hypocrisy, Impaled Nazerene , Behemoth...


I get into all of those bands, but Hypocrisy was never a black metal band. The members had a side-project called The Abyss that had them playing black metal on different instruments than they play in Hypocrisy, and Peter has contributed to a number of other black metal bands like Marduk, Sorhin, and War, but Hypocrisy has always been a death metal or melodic death metal band (other than their short lived nu-metal phase on Catch 22).

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I'm not sure if I'm describing this correctly but I like punk-ish(or thrashy) sounding Black Metal. Definitely love first wave. As far as second wave I dig Krypt, Darkthrone, Carpathian Forest, Gorgoroth all of which to me sound punk and or thrash influenced. Definitely appreciate atmospheric sounds but I tend to reach for Funeral Doom when I'm feeling that vibe.

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I'm not sure if I'm describing this correctly but I like punk-ish(or thrashy) sounding Black Metal. Definitely love first wave. As far as second wave I dig Krypt, Darkthrone, Carpathian Forest, Gorgoroth all of which to me sound punk and or thrash influenced. Definitely appreciate atmospheric sounds but I tend to reach for Funeral Doom when I'm feeling that vibe.
Black metal's relationship with punk goes back to the beginning. Most bands don't take a heavy influence from it, but it's definitely noticeable as far back as Venom and Celtic Frost. I tend to dig that riffing approach with lots of attitude as well.

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low quality oldschools and epic black/dooms like summoning and Dreams of Nature are my favorites ; especially when at a winter night, alone in the mountain & these hard little hailstones which feel like oldschool black are hitting my face

On 1/20/2018 at 9:20 AM, Ikard said:

I'm not sure if I'm describing this correctly but I like punk-ish(or thrashy) sounding Black Metal. Definitely love first wave. As far as second wave I dig Krypt, Darkthrone, Carpathian Forest, Gorgoroth all of which to me sound punk and or thrash influenced. Definitely appreciate atmospheric sounds but I tend to reach for Funeral Doom when I'm feeling that vibe.

yeah right, i'm also not sure what's the relation here with oldschool punkrock. but I also find them similar. and it's not just me, if you look at darkthrone, there are a lot of stuff directly called punk even, and I recall Nergal once said that behemoth's music is continuation of oldschool punkrock in his interview for Satanica dvd. 

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