Seriously, though: these two albums - Krallice and Assassins: Black Meddle Pt. I are ridiculously good. From what I'm reading, though, there's some backlash against the Nachtmystium album. Any insight into that, Sask? Metal fans seem like a real hard breed to please - try and do something different and you get branded a sell out or a wuss; keep to it strong and you're labeled boring and cliché. Or so it seems.
A lot of underground BM fans really seem to have a thing against Blake Judd, it's quite ridiculous to read about. And the fact that's he's trying to do something new on a label with big distribution only adds to it. But yeah, whenever a metal band of any kind tries somethnig new, good or bad, there's always a furious backlash.
Good, simple, raw black metal can be awesome in capable hands, but it's not like it's grindcore, where the template is absolutely rigid. I think, and most here will agree, that today's BM is at its best when it stretches out and attempts new things, whether it's as dark as Deathspell Omega or as accessible as Alcest.
Damn don't wanna hear that one. Their standards are pretty tame. Then again their best tune is a melodic one. 'wait and bleed'
I have to say, I'm not exactly impressed with Slipknot's new song "Psychosocial"...it sounds tame by their standards
Maybe "tame" wasn't the right choice of word...more like "rote".