|UserSoundoffs 1Album Ratings 1Last Active 12-31-69 7:00 pmJoined 12-31-69Forum Posts 0Review Comments 3
|5 Black Metal Albums To Get You Started.|
These are 5 Black Metal albums to get you started in the genre. A lot of essential classics are missing (quite logical considering the brief length of the list), but you'll find out all about them once you get started.
Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
Burzum's best effort at making the ultimate Black Metal album, this record combines experimental BM with ambient elements and more traditional stuff.
A Blaze In The Northern Sky
An essential record that represents everything old-school, thinly produced BM stands for.
De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
Highly controversial due to the band's history, but widely regarded as one of the landmark BM albums.
At The Heart Of Winter
Immortal combines BM elements with more trash-like stuff, which results in an Immortal classic.
Drukh is a modern time BM band, and gives good evidence that the BM movement still stands, although perhaps in altered form.
|Ive been wanting Hvis Lyset Tar Oss. Everyone keeps talking about how good it is... and I love the cover art.|
|No windir or Dissection? That's quite sad.|
|"Yeah, Im not a huge black metal fan, but Dissection's "Storm of the Lights Bane" is in my top 10 albums of all time. Truly a Black Metal classic imo.|
I realize that you say that not many classics are on the list though, so great considering that :D
|Okay BM lists are getting fairly played out. |
|Opeth got me started on the genre.|
|The metal genre*, that is. Not sure about BM.|
|Great, if obvious choices. But hey, I wouldn't choose much else either. I think Mayhem are slightly overrated and I like Filosofem better than Hvis Lyset as far as Burzum albums go though. But I think I'm pretty alone with that. So whatever|
|Mayhem sucks. So does Darkthrone. Immortal are kind of a joke.|
I agree with 1 and 2 though.
|I thought u said u didn't like Darkthrone Cocaine, were you talking about 5?|
Good list, i especially like the top 3, although Immortal are not terrible, their whole image kinda makes me laugh.
|I agree with Cocaine that Mayhem and Darkthrone suck. Burzum is where it's at. I don't know if Burzum is the best thing to start with if you're just getting into black metal though. Burzum isn't easily accessible music. |
Windir is excellent and good to start with IMO. Also, Woods of Ypres is pretty good to start with.
|check out apotheosis and nokturnal mortum|
|No, I like Darkthrone now.|
Apotheosis are not a place to start for BM listeners, especially since it's not easy to find his stuff.