A very derivative and generic genre of metal, but like every genre of music there rare good bands and rralbums and not so good bands and albums. So here is 30 black rmetal albums, from the bleak backyards of rrthe Cascadian region of the USA.
Cascading really isn't about the location as much as it is the sound. Agalloch, Leviathon and Xasthur are not even close to Cascadian black metal and their inclusion on the list is almost laughable. Props on Threnos though.
Regardless, SF is on the coast and many many miles from the mountains themselves. Even further, not all
black metal bands from the region of the cascades are cascadian black metal as the genre has a VERY
discernible sound, one that sounds like neither Leviathan nor Lurker of Chalice in any way.
Sorry yea i felt like i talked about the movement in the previous comment instead of the region which is what i thought gave the genre the name but i do understand what you mean as far as the "cascadian" sound goes
Props on Threnos though  That demo needs more attention, given that it like started the whole style.
This "scene" sort of died but there are still a few bands putting out stuff. Ash Borer might have a new one this year, Alda are finishing theirs, and Addaura are supposed to have an EP or something finishing up soon. Leviathan also has a new one coming out soon, and Fauna have at least one full-length of material that they'll record sometime in prob the next 5-ish years.
I don't care what style they do as long as it has a better recording quality than their last lp/ep. Raw as the first LP or the demo/split and I'll be fine with whatever riffs they write. Cold of Ages just wasn't evil enough.
Think a style based on Wolves In The Throne Room. It's super drone-y, repetitive, melodic and usually features a decent amount of acoustic breaks. While that tends to describe black metal in general, there is a certain "feel" that really defines Cascadian black metal bands.
You should listen to 5 regardless since it's an absolute classic but it's like 20% similar to actual cascadian bm. Actual cascadian style pretty much starts with Two Hunters. And then Ash Borer's s/t was basically the same thing but a lot angrier.