Distorted Blackgaze Tunes: A Playlist

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!