No Lives Matter
- Apr 2, 2012
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BM has barely advanced in 20 years, there are bands who sound a bit different to bands who sound a bit different to a band who sound a bit different from Darkthrone. I'm not saying there are no good bands nor no innovation it's just that the innovation is minimal and has been for a long time. I'm not sure how you're defining a "mass audience" but Drudkh and Winterfylleth are well beyond the pale for most people, most of the people who I've met who like Metal listen to much more mainstream Metal than that, God knows what the average punter would make of them. Even people who are music nerds in other genres: dance, hip hop, indie etc are often put off by all but the mildest or most mainstream Metal: Metallica, Maiden etcI don't know about it being ossified. I personally kinda stick with the original bands in each genre without exploring much new, but Spotify started playing me new BM bands like Uada, Mgla, Drapsnatt who are very good. There's also less extreme stuff by the likes of Drudkh and Winterfylleth which would be more appealing to a mass audience.
I just really get irritated when I see that "hauntology" column!
I think Deathspell Omega came up with a new iteration of BM but that was sixteen years ago and their style hasn't changed much since then. Oranssi Pazuzu as well but they would argue they aren't a BM band and again, their first album was over a decade ago. What Folk Metal do you like? I like Moonsorrow, Finntroll and Tyr, Eluveitie are ok and there's a few others I can't think of off the top of my head.