Black Metal is an admittedly new fancy of mine. I'd long written it off as silly and high schoolish, because it mostly is. Some of the scariest, heaviest, most evil music isn't even metal. But I've come around some, because I eventually check out every genre that I'd written off, eventually.
I mean, as a kid, sure, I dug early Slayer, and Venom, Celtic Frost and Bathory were cool to look at, especially for a KISS/Motley Crue kid such as I was. Mercyful Fate was cool too. I'm steadily building the entire catalogs of those bands, all either on cd or vinyl....I don't download. Leave that to the bandits and thieves.
Black metal bands of interest to me so far include:
Short list, but again, I'm new to the costume party.