(also known as black death metal)
Even black has many shades and is not always the same.
How it sounds
It is as if hell had opened up and all the dead came out of there… singing!
Come on now !!!! It is basically a combination of black and death metal musically and lyrically.
With vocals straight from hell (death growls), tremolo picking, and blast beats like machine guns that try to shake your mind in the air!
Of course, the decor with black and white corpse paint is also necessary.
Why listen to it
Because it is a natural evolution of these two extreme types of metal and it wants very big balls to play this genre.
Because you are afraid of the devils, as well as anything macabre that has to do with death.
Where we meet it
Central Europe, Scandinavia, and North America.
When did it start
The early 90s.
Who are the pioneers
Already in the late ’80s, some pioneering black and death metal bands were walking the line between the two genres.
But mostly Incantation and Darkthrone who played death under the black label.
Like Blasphemy, that they crossed paths on their debut album “Fallen Angel of Doom”.
And Dissection with their album “The Somberlain” laid the foundations for the genre.
You MUST listen
Behemoth, Aeternus, Angelcorpse, Crescent, Crionics, Demonic Resurrection, Hate, Immortal Bird, Necrophobic, Sinsaenum, Zyklon.
Days of glory
The late 90s and early 00s, where albums of the genre were even found on Billboard charts, as well as on charts in other countries.
It has a stable, numerous, and constantly growing audience.
It is not uncommon for there to be an exaggeration to create an image, without being reflected in the music that moves in remix or mediocrity.
What is it confused with
With black and death metal, Melodic death metal, and blackened death-doom
How do you describe it to an irrelevant
Some guys painted like KISS, screaming for devils and Charo wearing black.