With bands like Krallice, Liturgy, and now San Francisco-based Deafheaven firmly establishing a subgenre of shimmering, transcendent black metal, many metal purists are throwing the tag ‘hipster’ around a little too freely. Burzum’s first post-prison album is also a big slab of pretty, so is Varg a hipster too?
A few years ago, no one could imagine any good black metal bands coming out of New York City. Then Krallice hit the scene, giving the corpse-painted masses hope, and now, Liturgy is poised to affirm Brooklyn as a new epicenter of awesome Black Metal. The one-time solo act fronted by Hunter Hunt is now [...]