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The USBM Thread

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by cookiecutter, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. MasterOLightning

    MasterOLightning Optimator

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    If by not as cool, you mean not as closely linked with criminal acts, then yes. Norway's long history of black metal basically stops in 1997 or so, when the original bands either break up, change styles, or cease to be interesting.

    I can't believe how many people there are that are foolish enough to limit their black metal listening to 15-year-old albums from Norway when the US, France and Eastern Europe all have had such strong scenes for at least the last 5 years.
     
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    Some USBM bands I like that noone has mentioned so far:

    Krohm
    I Shalt Become / Birkenau
    Ibex Throne
    Night Conquers Day
     
  3. post-human

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    I heard Absus Latest album.I like so far I heard.The song "Stone of destiny" is pure awesomeness.
    I got Lwviathans 1 album & Twilight & Weakling's albums too.Haven't listened yet though.
     
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    Blasphemy may have formed in 1983, but they didn't really play Black Metal until the late 80s, and by then Toten, Demoncy, and a couple of other bands were forming.
     
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    System of a Down?
     
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    I agree, I like Norwegian BM better than USBM, my favorite bands come from there.
     
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    Both scenes satisfy different ideological, musical and emotional aspects while simultaneously adhering to Black Metal principles.

    I can't say the US scene is equal to Norsk, but nevertheless, it is very significant and impressive.

    If anything though, the Eastern European scene is far more extreme than the US, and adheres to Black Metal principles more strongly. On the flipside though, USBM is of a darker, more unsettling nature. More ponderous and reflective.
     
  8. hibernal_dream

    hibernal_dream A Mind Forever Voyaging

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    I feel Canadian Black Metal (CBM) is somewhat neglected on this forum. :cry:
     
  9. CF87

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    Absu.

    I had no idea they were from the US at first and almost pissed my pants when realizing they're from Texas. I live in the US and honestly don't listen to much US metal in general.
     
  10. J.

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    yeah, people that dismiss USBM outright because the country itself lacks some cultural significance are just morons.


    Krigloch, you would probably dig Horn of Valere. Maybe Fanisk as well. Ignore Leviathan and Xasthur. I can't figure out why these bands are so praised. The split between them is the only thing that is relevant.

    Maybe try the Weakling album and Wolves in the Throne ROom
     
  11. Vitor

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    bullshit!

    i know Absu, maybe the most important USBM band, and i like so much, but the discussion about USBM is for americans only.
     
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    Are you serious?
     
  13. Wires & Waves

    Wires & Waves New Metal Member

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    all those southern lord/pitchfork-associated trend usbm bands suck
     
  14. Vitor

    Vitor Unconventional [Listener]

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    about what?
     
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    Someone mentioned Inquisition, good call, but they have what must be THE WORST promo shots EVER.
     
  16. Killbot

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    About USBM discussion being for Americans only.
     
  17. Vitor

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    :lol:

    no, of course!

    any metal from anywhere is a global thread

    it was a joke

    :erk:
     
  18. Killbot

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    oh right, good.
     
  19. Dazed and Brutal

    Dazed and Brutal Yall About to Witness

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    Fuck Xasthur, my final words in this thread.
     
  20. Vitor

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    I have an Absu shirt... does anyone believe?
     

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