^Yesterday you were saying blah blah I don't know much about black metal etc, (and I don't, don't really care to)
But I was randomly checking some out and this band seemed to stand out as a better one, you probably already heard of it though
Still, not crazy about it or the genre as a whole but like I was saying this seems to me to be one of the better bands of the sort as I randomly stumbled upon
Also this band I already knew cause they toured with The Black Dahlia Murder, but I think this is one of the better black metal bands I've heard as well
What do you think of these? Good in the opinion of actual black metal fan or no? Just curious
It is more like, even melodic metalcore is easily dividable into categories.
Ignoring the prog metalcore things, there are still kind of harsh bands like Heaven Shall Burn, Caliban, Neaera, August Burns Red, Parkway Drive etc, there are less harsh but somewhat similiar to common melodeath bands like most of the Massachusetts metalcore scene (Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, Unearth) and those ones with the primary mainstream appeal like Avenged Sevenfold, Atreyu or the synthcore abominations like Attack, Attack or Asking Alexandria.
I don't see the first two categories any more accessible than melodeath.
Some might disagree with me on this, but I believe that it's important to understand the history of black metal, how it came about and evolved over the years to truly be able to appreciate it.
Like all other genres of metal, black metal requires a certain state of mind or mood. The music, if played at the right times, can evoke more emotions that any other form of metal can. Anger, hate, angst, melancholy, happiness and despair I feel are the most common ones.
I read in one of your previous post that you don't approve of the "evil" or "satanic" image of the band Slayer. If that's really the case I suggest you stay far away from black metal, since common themes include: satanism, darkness, evil, nature, melancholy, and romanticism, the first 3 being by far the most prevalent. I think you should also know that most bands that have this "evil" image do so just for show, to scare people or to create a certain setting, kind of like the occult bands of the '60s or Venom during the '80s.
If you do want to start listening to black metal just post in this thread, I'm sure there are many people willing to help you get started.
As I Lay Dying is one of the few who are doing it good. That's a lot more melodic, specially when you look at their last album The Powerless Rise. They are getting better and more melodic every single album, which is a good thing. Still one of my fav bands, and when I saw them live, the crowd went nuts (Touring with Amon Amarth).
One metalcore band I really like is this one. Barely any breakdowns (Some bands over-do them, like the last Invisius album, which is plain bad compared to their first album, which was awesome) and as far as I can remember, no cleans. Again, cleans aren't bad, just the whiney or autotune (lol) cleans are. There needs to be power in them, like with AILD.
If we're talking about good, modern Metalcore:
But then again, the first half of the song is pretty much Post-Rock, and the whole song relies on atmosphere rather than aggression. This one is probably closer to pop:
The use of vocal interplay and the heavy reliance on atmosphere in the middle(again) makes it stand out from stupid shit. I actually find modern metalcore extremeley enjoyable if it isn't just a marketing ploy to get 16-year-olds to buy music.
^I <3 Underoath, I do think they're worse off since Aaron left them, but still good
I occasionally look into other various genres I don't particularly care for like Country or Dubstep too just to see if any of it really suits me, or just to stay informed so I could kind of hold a conversation about any kind of music. Cause I'm interested in music in general. I even managed to fill out the top 10 country artists topic with some sort of answer, even though I don't really listen to it
But yeah, I have no intentions of ever actually purchasing a black metal bands album or following any of them as an actual fan, just seeing whats there once in a while
Black metal? Here's some good ones
Ye gods. That's four ews in a row. And that after Skeleton Witch' atrocious production, not to mention that horrid Death Metal with the even worse sound.
Come on guys, at least post something worthwhile in here.
Anyways, if we are talking about black metal...
Btw, does anyone happen to know what Finis Malorum means if it means anything at all?
Last edited by Uldreth; 2012-04-22 at 08:13 PM.
You sure Aeons of Desolation is Black metal? Does sound pretty good though.
Steel Panther is mightier than Black Metal and other scandinavian crap.
found this band a few months ago. and i have to say their whole album kicks ass but here's my favs from it
amazing space metal