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Black Metal – A term arguably brought to fruition by Venom although most likely only clarified by the evil trio assisted by 80s Bathory, Hellhammer & Celtic Frost helping carve out the foundations. Refers to Satanic metal. a bunch of infamous church burning characters from Norway. Dark imagery incorporating corpse paint and studs, The music can be harsh, basic and abrasive or juxtaposed by a majestic symphonic sweep often employs fast tempos, shrieked vocals, highly distorted guitars played with tremolo picking, double-kick drumming, and unconventional song structure. Names like Immortal, Mayhem, Burzum, Emperor, Darkthrone a lot stemming from Norway. Considered a somewhat underground form of music although modern-day merchants Dimmu Borgir, Satyricon and Cradle Of Filth are seen to be bringing it to the masses.