I'm still enjoying the hell out of Darkthrone as far as Black Metal goes. I just need to get my hands on Transylvanian Hunger, and my collection of Darkthrone's raw, cold material will be complete.
I plan to invest in Taake
next, a more melodic Black Metal band I stumbled across. A few randoms by them:
Nattestid (Part 1)
Nattestid Ser Porten Vid (Part VII)
Not the most original but everything is solid and done well and with feeling.
I'm also really enjoying this Black Metal band called Horn
. They feel organic like Wolves In The Throne Room and at times have almost Folk-ish melodies. I'll definitely be ordering in their works. Here's a few songs:
The Fading Landscape's Glory
Der Gast Im Frulingswald ( Nostalgie I)
I might get my lazy ass to deliver a review or two later on tonight as well.
EDIT: I found a few others that I just have to share. One is Temnozor
. Very strange and interesting. The vocalist's clean voice is kind of operatic, and the music is a unique mix of Folk and Black Metal that works fluidly. Here's a few:
Folkstorm Of The Azure Nights
Where The Lazure Skies Tear The Hearts Apart
The other is this band called Ulver
, who caught me off guard with some of their movements and shifts in their songs. Some truly dark and beautiful Black/Folk Metal, a very special and important band. A few from them:
Capitel III: Graablick Blev Hun Vaer
I Troldskog Faren Vild
Hymn IV - Wolf and Man
Dressed In Black
I've effectively made myself broke for the next few months. Check these bands out or you all suck.