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MessageSubject : I don't get black metal   Post hour :Mon, Nov 22, 10 - 00:12

Thought I'd try to stir up something, since I've seen several people here are into black metal. :-p

I just don't get it.

The only BM album I've voluntarily listened to multiple times all the way through is Old Man's Child's In Defiance of Existence. I've listened to a couple Dimmu albums but can't sit all the way through them, and I've liked a couple of Cradle of Filth songs, although I hear neither Dimmu nor CoF are particularly "trve." Emperor is on my list to listen to because of their proggy tendencies, but I haven't quite gotten there.

I guess the closest I come is that some of the folk metal sometimes gets lumped in as black, depending on who's doing the categorizing - some people seem to want to lump folk/pagan/viking in under black.

So: what am I missing? What's the draw of this genre? I'm only half-trolling...

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MessageSubject : Re : I don't get black metal   Post hour :Wed, Jan 12, 11 - 21:51

Well I start metal with heavy and then progressivly turn to black and death metal. Now i am no more able to listen heavy metal because it is just borring for me. When I start metal music, long long long time ago, i never though to listen Death/Black metal and I didn't like that actually. Well as you I didn't get it. Now i am a big fan. Why ? because i start to go to black and death concert and find something that i searched and didn't find it on heavy metal. What? I can't explain, speed, brutality on music (i don't speak about lyrics and that doesn't mean music is just simple or non-organised or playd by non-musician --> that is grindcore kind of metal that i seriously don't get it xD), double bass, grunt and growl voice induce to me more emotion than clean voice, the atmosphere etc.

So it is understandable that you don't like black metal. You should probably go several time to concert and perhaps you will like it.
By the way, what kind of metal do you like? It is possible to find you "similare" but more Black-Metal oriented to introduce you to Black Metal :)

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MessageSubject : Re : I don't get black metal   Post hour :Wed, Jan 19, 11 - 15:28

I like it because, yeah it's fast and brutal, but it's also evil. No bands can give off as much of an evil vibe as black metal. I too started with main stream metal and eventually fell into extreme metal.

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MessageSubject : Re : I don't get black metal   Post hour :Thu, Jan 20, 11 - 20:07

I'm not a big fan of Black Metal either, I'm more for Death.

Anyways, a Black Metal band that I REALLY like is Marduk. Try them out, they are really awesome.

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MessageSubject : Re : I don't get black metal   Post hour :Wed, Jan 26, 11 - 20:44

I'm watching "Until The Light Takes Us" and seeing if that will give me some more "perspective" on it. So far all I've heard is Varg talking about it being a rebellion - both a rebellion against Christianity, and a rebellion against "good production." If I ignore the Satanic overtones, I could maybe enjoy some of the music, but the intentionally crappy production is just stupid. (Maybe that's why Dimmu and Old Mans Child are on the list of artists I can stand to listen to.) "No, it's an artistic statement."

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MessageSubject : Re : I don't get black metal   Post hour :Mon, Feb 21, 11 - 14:51

Also, I realized that it's kind of ironic that I like at least some pagan metal but not black.

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MessageSubject : Re : I don't get black metal   Post hour :Mon, Feb 21, 11 - 16:48

Dan, have you heard Borknagar?

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MessageSubject : Re : I don't get black metal   Post hour :Mon, Feb 21, 11 - 16:48

Also, you should check out Ihsahn.

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MessageSubject : Re : I don't get black metal   Post hour :Tue, Feb 22, 11 - 22:28

I love what I've heard of Ihsahn... haven't quite made it back to Emperor yet. For that matter, I've only listened to a handful of songs from angL. And I know of Borknagar, but I don't know that I've ever listened to them.

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MessageSubject : Re : I don't get black metal   Post hour :Wed, Feb 23, 11 - 23:23

Black Metal is its own culture, if you can't feel it's emotion it is probably not worth your time, your best bet is to get into some Viking metal with Black metal sound like Bathory,Thyrfing,Moonsorrow, Finntroll etc... Also the Bad production is something that is stupid, However recording with older equipment gives a more vintage sound which is what most Black Metal artists look for, just how Jack White of the White Stripes refuses to record with any computer at all. So yeah, also look into some Ambient Black Metal like Agalloch, they have a different sound you may enjoy, very good to relax to. But if you still can't get into it, then stick to whatever you were listening to.

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MessageSubject : Re : I don't get black metal   Post hour :Sun, Jul 10, 11 - 11:10

I can't always listen to black metal stuff...but i lover listening to Behemoth and Marduk!!!!!!

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MessageSubject : Re : I don't get black metal   Post hour :Fri, Sep 16, 11 - 07:23

I wouldnt try and force yourself to like black metal. If its not something your interested in listening to then dont.
If you want to have a listen them just youtube them, this will only take 2 seconds.
if you are saying that you want to listen to them but havent got round to it do you think you ever will?
Thant said, I love the more ambient black metal, the darker and more retro stuff is the nicest to work and/ or relax too.

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