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08.20.09 Black/blackened Metal Recs

Black/blackened Metal Recs

Daily Sputnik trolling and the book "Lord of Chaos" have gotten me into black metal, but it's quite the esoteric genre. My preference is riff-centric, accessible BM, especially blackened death or thrash. I've given most of the classics a spin, like "In the Nightside Eclipse", "A Blaze in the Northern Sky", and "Hvis Lyset Tar Oss" so I'm looking for something besides the standards from the second wave of early 90's.
1Dissection
Storm of the Light's Bane


Virtually flawless and my favorite black metal recording thus far. Dissection were able to craft a melodically evil album without succumbing to the genre's cliches.
2Ulver
Bergtatt


Garm's vocals on this album are absolutely transcendent.
3Burzum
Filosofem


Unfortunately, a very heavily front loaded album, but Varg effortlessly perfects the under produced sound and atmosphere that many of his peers bastardized.
4Agalloch
The Mantle


Not a true BM album, but manages to extract the best qualities of the genre and add them to their post-metal sound.
5Windir
Arntor


Folkiest black metal I've listened to.
6Absu
Absu


Fast as hell with delicious riffage; I need more of this.
7Altar of Plagues
White Tomb
8 Dimmu Borgir
Any


Band doesn't do it for me, later stuff is way too much cheese
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