I find myself listening to a lot of Black & Death metal lately… not sure why…

I know it may seem weird, but I find myself listening to a lot of black & death metal like the title says? Why? Not sure why. I guess there are many reasons why. 1) It’s because the music is good and I enjoy it… 2) I listen to a lot of it for guitar inspiration. 3) I listen to it ’cause there is no other good music out there.

In the past, I used to be scared to death to listen to this kind of music but if you actually listen to it… listening to extreme metal isn’t that bad. Some of these bands actually write some of the best music ever. I’m noticing that extreme metal like black & death metal makes some of the best guitar riffs. Plus, the lyrics can be intriguing as well.

I’m tired of people knocking black & death metal… people say all kinds of crap like it all sounds the same and all the singers do is scream/growl. Listening to the screams, growling and gritty singing can be quite enjoyable actually. I’ve been listening to bands like At the Gates, Venom, Amon Amarth, Ensiferum, Burzum, Opeth and bands such as those. I don’t know, I just keep listening to this stuff as this kind of music is becoming addicting to me.

I’ve just started getting into the band Mayhem… ya know that legendary band from Norway. I bought their first album, “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas” from ITunes today. I’ve always wanted to get that album ’cause I really love the song “Freezing Moon”. If you’re into metal, you probably know that song. It’s a great tune!

I also love the band, Burzum which is Varg Vikernes project and I bought their album, “Filosofem” which is my favorite album by them. I had to get it today off ITunes.

There are still more metal bands I want to get into. I just love this stuff. A lot of these guys really are very talented and amazing musicians. I really wish they would get more respect in the industry.

Funny thing is, a lot of people don’t see me being a metal head but I am. I just like the music. I’ve always listened to metal ever since I was a kid. As a kid, I started listening to bands like Twisted Sister, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, etc. My love for metal never stopped. The whole reason I picked up the electric guitar is that I’m hoping to become a metal musician someday and still have that dream.


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