Monday, September 22, 2014


There is no genre of music that has been more misinterpreted, misunderstood, and misrepresented than black metal. Too often in the discourse of extreme music when the term 'black metal' is mentioned does it illicit an eyeroll or dismissal. Here are the facts about the genre: 1) yes, there is a black metal scene in Norway that has received a great deal of sensationalism by sheer virtue of its members' criminal exploits 2.) that scene has been held up by many in the USA as a talisman to the entire genre 3.) these first two facts only confirm this post's opening statement.

Black metal is a genre filled with lots of great bands. One such band is Craft. Craft is from Sweden and only recently played their first show, despite having been a band for over a decade. The band embodies the nihilistic and misanthropic tenants of the genre while maintaining a certain bite to their sound that a lot of black metal bands fail to capture. This is all of their albums.

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