Simon Harris (SCREAM!)

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The Blackest Metal Tourney Discovery Round 5

Let's take a turn for a round. All of these last bands have showcased various aspects of what black metal can be to us. Whether it be the thrashy first wave, the folky key infused style, the post-rock infused cascadian style and more. This round, we wonder how far can you truly push the limits of the genre while still maintaining your foothold as a BM band? Dawn and their progressive/psychedelic infused brand of BM face off against Dornenreich, the masters of fusing folk/classical/whatever they feel like at the moment with their style of black metal. Let the voting begin!
A New World?

(Hawks) Psychedelic/experimental bm from Norway. Similar to early In the Woods... and Solefald. Not a typical bm album, but has elements of pure bm along with a lot of clean sections. Includes clean and harsh vocals throughout. Stream:
Her Von Welken N├Ąchten

(porcupinetheater) Opener Eigenwach enters with sinister whispering and slowly adds strings and chimes, only to explode in pummeling riffs a few seconds later, balanced out once more by the reintroduction of orchestral strings. But symphonic black metal this is not. Dornenreich eventually dove head first into folk black metal (and pure folk), but this album melds myriad influences into something bleak and desperate. It is an album that straddles the line between black metal's main two points of departure - evil, and mournful, to the point that the two sensations seem to pull against one another - resulting in an album of refreshing uniqueness. Stream:
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