Black Metal for the veterans. I am tired of low production, raw, one man band black metal in the same way I had enough of Black Flag or Nirvana, it was good when it happened, the world moved on. We’re in 2022 so after listening to extreme metal for over 30 years it is only natural that I praise those musicians and bands pushing the envelope and committing to the future, call it progressive, post, whatever…¬† for us the veterans, some formulas are fatal to the brain, I’ve been there with the Alcests and Deafheavens of this world, and almost gave up on Black Metal but bands such as Deathspell Omega and Blut Aus Nord managed to stick around and influence a whole new breed of fantastic bands from around the time of 2012. tbc.