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Originally Posted by fatuglyguy
I'd say it's more of a (to use a derogatory term here) "hipster" appropriation of ambient black metal blended with shoegaze. This type of music is actually pretty popular right now with bands like Deafheaven, Liturgy, and Alcest. The former two tend rile a lot feathers and piss a lot of metal elitists off, lol.
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It doesn't surprise me that a new subgenre has been created for these bands. Although, to me, they're not really heavy enough to be considered metal. They sound kind of emo or screamo.
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