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ambient black metal

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About ambient black metal


Ambient black metal is a style that combines elements of black metal and ambient music. The electric guitar and/or synthesizer plays simple, ambient-based riffs through a black metal style, often accompanied by blasting drums and shrieking vocals.
The Norwegian artist Varg Vikernes with his project Burzum is considered a pioneer of ambient black metal, having created and influenced much work in the ambient black metal field; this is particularly evident on the album "Filosofem".
Other prominent artists who have performed in this style include Velvet Cacoon, Xasthur, Leviathan (US), Paysage d'Hiver, Blut aus Nord, and Striborg.

Music in the genre ambient black metal

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