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posts about experimental black metal.

the seventh video is infra galaxia by the swiss experimental metal band samael, from one of their best albums, the experimental eternal. the lyrics can be found here.

this is very soft experimental/industrial black metal. you can give it a try, in particular when you liked radiant star.

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i like it because… the first samael track i ever listened to was also contained on the dark winter nights sampler. it was a song which didn’t really fit on that sampler, but was somewhat interesting. so i seeked for more, and eventually found some other songs. some of them i didn’t like at all, and others i found pretty interesting. then, for a long time, i ignored samael, until a couple of years ago, when someone showed me their newest album at that time, solar soul. eventually i bought some other records, including eternal, which contains this song as well as radiant star. these two songs are very strange. samael combine their very dark, black metal roots with electronic music, creating a very experimental mix. where i just like the music of radiant star, i especially like the combination of the video and the music in this one. this strange object, floating in space, dissolving into a cloud of particles. reminding me of a demo. it almost feels as if the music was written for this animation. or was it the other way around? i can’t tell.