Black Metal History Month
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…
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
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.
Most people don't think of the Indian subcontinent as somewhere with an exciting metal scene – as it happens not only is the scene there – it's huge.
Black metal is a lot of things—bombastic, Wagnerian, nihilistic. Black metal is also the intentional opposite, or rather the opposition…
Aeons in Sodom tends to play more like Urgehal’s original output: very good black metal that doesn’t really do much to stand out. However, as a tribute album made by a group of black metal brethren, it’s goal is more of an homage than a stylistic landmark.
What I think that Helvete teaches us is that there is still a very real fanaticism behind this music, even if we probably won't be burning down any churches in its name in the near future.