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YouWereMYGhost
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:10 pm
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Location: Sweden
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:38 pm 
 

I've re-ignited the flame that is my love for black metal...I'm pretty familiar with the Euro BM bands; really love Dissection, Bathory, Immortal, Enslaved, Mgla, Primordial, and the list goes on. However I am not too familiar with USBM bands outside of Agalloch, Dumal, and a few others I enjoy. Can anyone who is a USBM fan suggest some of the quality bands hailing from the states. Thanks.









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Larval Divination
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:37 am
Posts: 15
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:57 am 
 

My personal favourite is Grand Belial's Key - putrid as all fuck but stellar musicianship. Essential USBM. (And while you're at it, check out Arghoslent too - they're death metal but fucking great nonetheless).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb4L3n-PaBk

Heavily recommend Black Witchery too, their first record is the epitome of rabid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AJ5lG1yv_k

Anything Pete Helmkamp is involved in is mandatory too, especially Angelcorpse and Order From Chaos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Za59dtmLWA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=or2lDGCdVjI

On a more modern note, also definitely check out Negative Plane. Totally putrid band, truly the metal equivalent of a medieval woodcut hell.

https://youtu.be/fcIQoxdLhU4?t=90

Ampütator is also criminally underrated. Noisy, chaotic, sometimes punkish stuff. Warlike as all fuck too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2oc7lyKWIk

And while we're at it, if you appreciate noisiness Nyogthaeblisz is a must too. If there's such a thing as sonic warfare, this is it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps58qBfxlss

Vastly different from the others, but Nightbringer are great too. You'll probably hear much Scandinavian influence here, especially early Emperor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uUoGcD2IAM

That should help for now!

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DecemberSoul
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:46 am
Posts: 584
Location: Switzerland
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:02 pm 
 

My faves of USBM would be these:

Demoncy - Joined in darkness: Fantastically evil, lowtuned guitars and synths creeping along eerily, atop of which are vocals that have been described as "reptilian" in their inhumane cold and lifelessness.

Weakling - Dead as dreams: This is what should have been the template for "post-black metal"; emotionally charged, engulfing and intense music. Unlike many that followed, the repetitiousness is no-nonsensical here as the compositions are not drawn out by just plodding away ad nauseam, but are actually building up to epic proportions.


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Kerrick
Metalhead

Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:02 pm
Posts: 776
Location: United States
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:23 pm 
 

I'll second Weakling. Absolutely fantastic.

FYI for requests such as yours, it's better to use the threads that are already in place:
https://www.metal-archives.com/board/vi ... 11&t=66086

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DecemberSoul
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:46 am
Posts: 584
Location: Switzerland
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:34 pm 
 

Kicking myself for forgetting this dark piece of art:

Akhlys - The dreaming I. ...well, maybe you'll experience the same that I and others have...that you'll get an immediate idea merely by looking at the cover artwork. Nightmarish seems an apt adjective for this spellbinding album. It holds a personal record in my 23+ years of collecting music in that it is the album I purchased after the shortest running amount of sample listening time...within 10 seconds iirc.

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Diamhea
Eats and Spits Corpses

Joined: Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:46 pm
Posts: 8909
Location: At the Heat of Winter
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:01 am 
 

https://www.metal-archives.com/board/vi ... 11&t=66086
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