Felt like we could use a generalized black metal thread to post what we've been listening to, new stuff we've picked up, recommendations etc. Surprised we've gone this long without one. If you want to discuss an artist in more in depth, consider making a separate thread if you think it's warranted.
Going through the first Borknagar full-length. I don't know why I've never really looked into Borknagar that much. I've seen their second album listed on all kinds of 'best ever' lists but never gave them a listen. I've been missing out, fatally. This album is ridiculously good. Nattens Madrigal is my all time favorite BM album so I love Garm's vocals on this. Guitar is driving and very 'black metal' but never boring or unimaginative. Everything is spot on. I would say this is an 'atmospheric black metal' album, but I don't really like using that term; not ABM in the way its used now, but the cover art is exactly how it sounds, atmospheric in all its senses.
I guess there's an epic bm and an ABM thread already, but I see this as more of a general discussion thread that might be used more often. If you want to stick to those respective subgenres in those thread, feel free. Use whatever thread you want.
Last Edit: Nov 20, 2017 14:45:43 GMT -5 by thekeeper
Alaska seems like a good place to make bm, but I guess there aren’t a ton of people there...
I'd argue that it's better than anywhere else in America because it's beautiful, dark, cold, and isolated, same latitude as Norway. But there's little black metal culture here apart from a small facebook group and a handful of dedicated individuals. It's all very self-driven, which I think is quite cool and way more black metal than the scene culture which motivates most of the rest of the world. But yeah, we don't have a lot to show for it yet.
andrewwerdna, this band is kool. Kind of irregular and interesting. Is that label kind of the ug bm label for Anchorage?
I don't know this "ug" acronym, "user-group?" I don't think so. I don't see much discussion of these bands on the Facebook page. And there are a few other bands I can think of outside of that label. But I'm still an outsider to that community, the weird dungeon synth guy, so I could be more out-of-the-loop than I realize.
Post by zerointerno on Nov 22, 2017 1:06:35 GMT -5
This demo. Cheesy, seemingly chorused, guitars, cheap scarce synths and drum-machine percussions. Dungeon/basement feel. The second track, "Godz in Purple", is a highlight. Tracklist in description is doubled for some reason tho
Things that come from Ural always felt special for me...