The Devil's Cradle is an essential – the essential – document of Finnish black metal
Black Metal Chronicles
From the moment you hit play on the album, you're immediately transported into a melodic and mystical world that Crafteon builds on across all 8 tracks, and leaves you wanting more.
And so Darkthrone leaps into the future!
Darkthrone’s 1993 album, Under a Funeral Moon, represents the true essence of black metal. You can largely determine how you feel about black metal by how you respond to this album. Its 39 minutes of morbid darkness contains everything devotees love about 2nd-wave black metal, and thus represents everything its detractors hate.
We have some pretty awesome black metal for ourselves over here! Six American black metal bands that are worth your time.
Cradle of Filth crafted one of the best records with Cruelty and the Beast to help bring more fans over to black metal
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The gulf between Mayhem's seminal Deathcrush EP in 1987 and their first proper full length in 1994 was an industrious but often low key period in the genre's ascendance.
Black metal may have been birthed within the frozen winter landscapes of Scandinavia, but it was only an eye blink…
Ulver turned black metal on it's head with 1996's Kveldssanger – here's why we think that the album resonates even today.
Agalloch are one of the most influential bands in the black metal world. Here's the record that started it all.
It's a little surreal for my businessman father to say that he thinks Immortal is 'kind of cool' or for my mom to talk about the therapeutic power of Deafheaven.
50 U.S. Black Metal Bands Profiled
With a pleasant amount of melodic elements, Blood Fire Death (1988) can be summed up as an excellent thrash act with black and Viking metal as influences.
Unlike their Scandinavian compatriots, Greek black metal has never enjoyed much exposure. As a result, Greek black metal acts are predominately denizens of the true underground.
It's always good to kick back and enjoy a traditional album that was created by the "most blasphemous band in the world".
Woods Of Ypres may very well have changed the history of black metal with this 2004 release.