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|USBM That Doesn't Suck|
5 black metal albums from the USA that don't suck like most.
|1||Wolves in the Throne Room|
This album is so very amazing, with indescribable atmosphere and excellent black metal moments that don't drag or bore this album proves to be the pinnacle of American black metal.
Unique, impressive and atmospheric all sum this album up, unlike lots of USBM this is imaginative adding psychedelic elements into black metal with some amazing lead work adding up into a gem in black metal.
The Haunting Presence
This album achieves what most USBM bands strive for and fail, cold, dark, and harsh atmospheres without being boring or overly repetitive. The vocals are also quite good and not painfully low in the production like a lot of USBM.
OK we all know how much Leviathan sucks but the Crebain side of this split is very good, just know it is excellent and way above the band it shares the split with.
|5||I Shalt Become|
Despite the bad production and less than perfect vocals, this album proves to be quite good and has some great moments, the song "A Once Great Man" is fantastic.
|I amazing. 2 is great from what I heard of. 3 and 5 sound delightful.|
|i think you and matt know how much i hate nachtmystium. but ive been meaning to check out 5 for a really long time, didn't know if it was worth it or not. now i will.|
|I actually enjoy Leviathan. I've seen 5 in stores but I wasn't sure how good it was. I'll look into it now.|
|1 and 3 are so good, and 2 is pretty good so far.|
|What is the difference between USBM and other types of BM?|
|@ Deth: Some regions have certain vibes (in my opinion, at least).|
Some interesting stuff here. 3 is lookin pretty sexy right now.
|Rattle I don't think you would like 5|
USBM=United States Black Metal
For the most part, it sucks and tries to hard to be depressive and "suicidal" ends up boring and bland and tries to copy superior Europian bands and fail most of the time.
|yeah most usbm is just bad darkthrone clones|
|WITTR, WITTR, WITTR, and oh, wait, WITTR.|
|I actually find most USBM to be Filosofem era Burzum knockoff. |
|I like Leviathan. 1 is classic.|
|Averse Sefira's a great band - the album they put out this year is just, excellent|