Often misinterpreted, black metal comes from the roots of old school thrash metal and occurs in waves. From its origin, black metal has often appealed to wary and disillusioned youth looking for an exit for internal conflicts with religion and so-called popular culture. There will always be that disaproval of their heavy metal songs. Within the scene a little subset of its listeners has aligned themselves with National Socialism and committed crimes such as homicide and church burnings (it has been said the amount could be as high as 50 or more churches).
Differences in Black Metal Beliefs
Perhaps the most popular of this subset is the band Mayhem and VargVikernes. Vikernes was confined of the homicide to Øystein Aarseth an owner of the label Deathlike Silence in 1993. Vikernes just showed the black metal genre an expression of how an impact of anti-religious can be. In Black Metal you will find many conflicts, views and beliefs, as you would find in any other culture..
Influences in Black Metal
Pioneered bands like Bathory and Cruachan took their music to a Viking lore and mythology style and made an affect on the metal genre. Folk and Viking metal bands use more traditional folk instruments to compliment the common electric guitar, drums and bass, instead of the typical style of black metal. Different versions of typical black metal include bands that experiment with ambient, symphonic, and doom metal. Old 80’s punk movement (know as crust) to gothic or even industrial influences have some further sounds that some black metal bands have experimented with.
Black Metal Lives
Metal fans want an outlet for their creativity and individualism, and with glamorized or demonized black metal in its lating effect on the world and in the metal community. Black metal will continue to grow and become a stronger genre in the metal community. From bands such as Venom and Celtic Frost to the present and the far future being pushed from behind bands will experiment and continue to shock and keep black metal alive.