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PostSubject: Too Much Black Metal   Mon 22 Aug - 11:27

There is, unfortunately.

It only seems to be worsening, and in modern times when I've too much to deal with, I'm having a tougher and tougher time sifting through the loads of bullshit to find what is actually quality material.

I don't want to say that Black Metal is getting stale-- the genre is not getting stale, there are just too many bands that are. Everyone and their dog with a guitar and amp thinks it's a good idea to create Black Metal, nowadays. And no, this isn't news to me, I've been feeling this way for many years now.

Thoughts? My morale is breaking. At the rate I'm going here, it's going to be hoarding what I've got and leaving it that, and only keeping up with the very few active bands that I care about.

Anyone noticing a difference by country and/or language?
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PostSubject: Re: Too Much Black Metal   Mon 22 Aug - 23:40

I noticed that a scene like Finland haven't produced a single good album since years.
Same for the US. scene, nothing special came up recently from there.

It's in France that I can still find good bands who have something to say even if this scene seems to be polluted as well by uninteresting bands.

Anyways, too much Black metal bands, too easy to do such kind of music.
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PostSubject: Re: Too Much Black Metal   Tue 23 Aug - 9:15

Noktu wrote:
Same for the US. scene, nothing special came up recently from there.

...Which is a shame. There was a good ten years of amazing music from the U.S., like Judas Iscariot, Vrolok, Leviathan, Weltmacht (which I suppose could be counted as German), Xasthur, and all kinds of other goodies-- and it's all seemingly vanished.

Hopefully there will be a resurgence. Get it? Resurgence? Vrolok? Ha...
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PostSubject: Re: Too Much Black Metal   Tue 23 Aug - 20:25

Please check out the band "Ordo Obsidium" as soon as it comes out. Excellent release from California.


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PostSubject: Re: Too Much Black Metal   Tue 23 Aug - 21:43

I expect also a triumphant Vrolok return. According to the few reh tracks I have heard so far, we can expect something really good.
Vrolok is now a band and they are doing many rehearsals. I have heard that they are also planning a split release with another interesting band. Let's see what will happen...
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PostSubject: Re: Too Much Black Metal   Tue 23 Aug - 21:53

Is there anything to be expected through Drakkar?
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PostSubject: Re: Too Much Black Metal   Tue 23 Aug - 23:41

Noktu wrote:
I expect also a triumphant Vrolok return. According to the few reh tracks I have heard so far, we can expect something really good.
Vrolok is now a band and they are doing many rehearsals. I have heard that they are also planning a split release with another interesting band. Let's see what will happen...

Ah, that is great! That's the best news I've heard in a while. I very much look forward to this.

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Please check out the band "Ordo Obsidium" as soon as it comes out. Excellent release from California.

Acknowledged. I'll give that a shot. Do you know where they're from in California? I tend to get really critical regarding California bands because I live here. They're either allies or enemies-- No middle-ground!
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PostSubject: Re: Too Much Black Metal   Tue 23 Aug - 23:47

I know the guy has lived in NYC for his studies and came back to Berkeley, California (homeland) some time ago. Ordo Obsidium is for the ones who enjoy theatralistic / grandiose, yet traditional black metal.
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PostSubject: Re: Too Much Black Metal   Sat 10 Sep - 14:06

Black metal is DEAD what exist now is absolute shit . Humanist posers going to have fun at some open air metal festival.
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PostSubject: Re: Too Much Black Metal   Mon 12 Sep - 22:45

B. wrote:
Black metal is DEAD what exist now is absolute shit .

I'll make a few exceptions... INKISITOR, CHRISTICIDE, PATRIA, GRIMA MORSTUA, OLD WAINDS and some others still carry the flame...

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Humanist posers going to have fun at some open air metal festival.

There's too much of these for sure. However, I don't live in their world so I barely associate myself with them.

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PostSubject: Re: Too Much Black Metal   Tue 13 Sep - 12:42

Inkisitor and Christicide are good bands but they are more Death Metal than Black for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Too Much Black Metal   Wed 12 Sep - 0:40

There are a few projects/bands out here that are completely unique and remain clandestine. Check out some of the tapes Wolfsvuur has released of bands from the US.
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PostSubject: Re: Too Much Black Metal   Wed 12 Sep - 22:08

So there is some live again here ? Well, isn't it the same with the book and movie industry ? As soon as there is something worthwile there are copycats that copy the shit out of it. As seen in "The Ring", "Saw" and the "Hostel" series.
Imitation before creation seems to be nowadays slogan.
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PostSubject: Re: Too Much Black Metal   Wed 12 Sep - 22:26

The problem is often imitation, coming from sheep and business-oriented attitudes. One doesn't have to reinvent the wheel to progress, but still has to add its own input to the music. Lack of work, intellligence or most often balls. The UG doesn't differ from your usual business, where Gold is King...

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PostSubject: Re: Too Much Black Metal   Wed 12 Sep - 22:47

Also, most people arent trying to reinvent the wheel what so ever. The majority are A: More then happy to imitate what already works, or B: Know how to make a buck off of others hard work. It takes a select few who can truely create something that is both new and inspiring. It then takes a SMART select few who learn how to turn a profit from it.
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PostSubject: Re: Too Much Black Metal   Fri 14 Sep - 18:46

Noktu wrote:
Inkisitor and Christicide are good bands but they are more Death Metal than Black for me.

I never got into the latest Inkisitor album though i tried to. I also think that most people forget, that a good black metal release (correct me if i am wrong) means that the visual, musical and conceptual side of it are well done. Most releases lack at least one of those attributes, e.g. good music, but no message behind, or good music and message, but the visual side of it just keeps you from being dragged into it.
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PostSubject: Re: Too Much Black Metal   Mon 17 Sep - 1:22

hey there everyone, Im new here, so greetings!

Ive been reading about your topic and I've had the same thoughts for quite some time now.... However, someone stated that a lot of copycats are there to cash in, but the fact is that a LOT of bands are indeed copycats, but I believe only a handful is really making money out of it.... I think most underground bands are copying some GREAT and ORIGINAL bands just for the fun of it and not even for money nor fame....black metal has become just another way of having fun with music.... maybe thats the real issue?... Someone said: The lack of balls.... I think we found the problem....

Any thoughts on that?

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