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Essential Black Metal Listening

Black Metal Chronicles Essential Black Metal Listening

Essential Black Metal Listening: DARKTHRONE Under a Funeral Moon

Posted by | June 30, 2017

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.

| June 30, 2017
Black Metal Chronicles Essential Black Metal Listening

Essential Black Metal Listening: ANAAL NATHRAKH The Codex Necro

Posted by | February 18, 2016

Anaal Nathrakh have been around. Though you can pin down their sound by slapping a bunch of labels on them, the truth is that it doesn’t fucking matter. Not for a minute, not for a second. “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face forever” is the most worthy summary you’re likely to ever come by.

| February 18, 2016
Essential Black Metal Listening

Essential Black Metal Listening: ENSLAVED Yggdrasill

Posted by | February 4, 2015

Though Enslaved has become renowned in metal circles for records like Isa, Ruun and RIITIIR, there’s no denying the power of the band’s early output. Frost and Vikingligr veldi are both crucial contributions to the canon of 2nd-wave black metal, but there’s something uniquely fascinating about any band’s primordial work, and 1992’s Yggdrasill is no exception.

| February 4, 2015