Black metal with fewer/no blast beats?

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  1. Metaguitarist

    Metaguitarist SS.org Regular

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    Any suggestions for music like this? I find blast beats to generally be the most boring sort of element in any metal song, so would enjoy some black metal with less of it. It can be black metal mixed with other genres of course. Give me some ideas :scratch:
     
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    Some of these definitely have blasts, but don't feature boring drumming.

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    Primordial

     
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    Most of the more proggy/atmospheric bands will by nature have fewer blastbeats. From the first Ulver album to the latest Drudkh.
    Ulver
    Ved Buens Ende
    IN the Woods
    Sigh
    Alcest
    Agalloch
    Drudkh
    Fen
    Saor
    WITTR
    Negura Bunget
    Ahamkara
    A Forest of Stars etc etc
     
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    Look up "atmospheric black metal albums" channel on youtube and knock yourself out. Very few of those kinds of bands get into that sound.
     
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    I don't know... I'm an experimental metal guy, and I find this genre to be overwhelmingly "meh."

    It's like ABM is the required style of all morose/angst filled Scandinavian teens and twenty somethings....

    A: 'I just read some Tolkien and I feel like making some EDM tracks.'

    B: 'Yeah but we are from Finland! No one listens to that shiat here!'

    A: 'We just drench it in reverb and put unintelligible growling over it.'

    B: 'OK.'
     
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    Local band from Philly. Don't think I heard a single blast beat on this entire album. Raw punky black metal
     
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    Burzum

    And I'm not suggesting this as a joke. I legitimately enjoy Burzum.
     
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    Hviss Lysett and Filosofem are both great albums. Everything post that is meh (imho)
     
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    I agree that a lot of it can be samey especially the softer blackgaze bands. But if done right can be tremendous. Try these


     
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    Burzum is definitely one of the slower paced BM bands and does not have alot of blast beats in it at all, which I personally think is a positive thing. Other bands include Bilskirnir (German bm, often slow paced and similar in style to Burzum), Astrofaes from The Ukraine, Wyrd, etc. I was never a huge fan of blast beats, and I think the slower paced sound creates an even darker, ominous and atmospheric feel.
     
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    Some of the bands just cop Summoning or Lustre pretty hard and it gets repetitive or get overly in the the shoegaze/post-whatevre side which I don't enjoy. There are some really great bands in that realm though.


     
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    Immortal I find generally doesn't over use the blast beat thing. Horgh generally has some more simplistic or just rock(ish) style beats in there as well. Some songs like One By One however are mostly blast beats.

    Abbath's new album is a lot more rock/groovy style of black metal... you can check that out as well.
     
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    Errr.... the first 3 albums are pretty much blasting from start to finish?
     
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    I was kind of think AtHoW and SoND. I generally think they have less blast beats on those two albums than Emperor.
     
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    Good suggestions above.

    Elffor is a one man band from Spain. He has some blast beats in his latter albums, but his first is notable for having just synths/keyboards and black metal vocals. It's a unique record, take a listen.



    And don't miss this classic



    Still has some blast beats but varied as well

     
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    Blasts can be boring, and they can also be god-like. Nothing beats the mixture of fury and groove of a good blast.

    That being said, I think this might be right up your alley:



    "Black metal" might be a little loose of a label here, but the influence is strong.



    Not a single blast on either album.
     

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