Black Metal

Black Metal came into beeing in the 80's in Europe escpecially in Norway. Black Metal is the hypernym for bands who want to show via image, lyrics and the acting the satanic, pagan and misantrophic elements. The defining musical elements are the guttural vocals with high screams right up to low croaks and furthermore the typical monotone guitarrifs such as the doublebass and blastbeats on the drums. Many bands are also use keyboards to integrate orchestral sounds. The founder as well as the name giver of this style is the band Venom with their in 1982 released album "Black Metal". Important characteristics from the supporters of the Black Metal scene is the apply of corpse paint, wearing spikes and bulletbelts such as bracelets and exclusively black clothes and boots.

Black Metal - Bands

Examples of Black Metal bands

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