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I think that Venom brought to Black Metal its name (with its album of the same name), maybe the satanic imagery of the band and the fact that the musicians used pseudonyms (Cronos, Mantas, Abaddon).

But Bathory brought much more to the genre in my opinion.

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33 minutes ago, KillaKukumba said:

I thought this question was already a thread on this forum? I'm sure I remember recently seeing this same discussion and like every time it happens there is never any resolve to the question.

I looked at the black metal forum and people seemed to discuss it back in 2017 but the question never seemed to be explicitly asked from what I saw

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20 minutes ago, KillaKukumba said:

I still seem to remember this conversation a few months back, but that's fine it's obviously just a matter of asking the right person. GG's solved it once and for all.

No charge even! And hey, if there's anything else you might ever wanna know about black metal, feel free to just ask me. You know where to find me. I only offer because I know you've admitted to being sub-genre challenged.

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14 minutes ago, KillaKukumba said:

I'm challenged by a lot of things, what else you an expert at?

Uh let's see....hunting for new kvlt black metal releases, ritual sacrifice, carmelizing various foods, quad-shot lattes, leaving my favorite shirts at the laundromat, reckless driving and lengthy pointless arguments (both in person and on the interwebs). I also have a map of metro-New York and Long Island in my head so if you're ever in need of directions because your Google Maps has crapped out on you then call me, I can get you just about anywhere.

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All great things that I shall keep in mind should I ever need such advice.

And I definitely think that there should be a banner across the top of the site with a link to your answer about Venom here in this thread. It would stop so many wayward travellers from loosing their footings as they traverse the path towards black metal.

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i still consider them black metal, even though they are technically n.w.o.b.h.m. in the eyes of the metal elites. i think venom atleast highly influenced the black metal genre with their raw recordings, gritty riffs and occult themes. but, i also agree though that bands such as bathory, vulcano and bulldozer brought more to it

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