Blackgaze is a fusion genre that happens to be a mixture of black metal and shoegaze elements. It first emerged in 21st century and was pioneered by acts associated with a French musician Neige, namely Alcest and Ameoseurs. The sounds of blackgaze have some notable characteristics such as tremolo picking riffs that sound softer than black metal and resemble shoegaze, rapid blast beats, and shrieking vocals. In this playlist, contributor Ralka Skjerseth would offer her best picks of some of the most renowned blackgaze tunes. Enjoy!
Deafheaven is a band hailing from San Francisco that incorporates elements of black metal, shoegaze, and post-rock. They were previously associated with the label Deathwish Inc. and now ANTI- Records. In this article, contributor Ralka Skjerseth writes a review of her best picks of Deafheaven songs.
Bosse-de-Nage is one of the most prominent names in the growing blackgaze scene along with Deafheaven, whom they have collaborated with before. Up until now, they have succeeded in trying out diverse experimentations in their sounds, converging elements of black metal, hardcore, and post metal. Now in 2018 they have unleashed a challenging and experimental soundscape that they presented on the album “Further Still”.