20 March 2008

The Art of Grimness, Ep. 6

I'm surprised I've made it this far without mentioning Immortal. Though they started out playing Death Metal under the name Amptuation, Immortal soon shifted to the Black Metal style (thanks to Euronymous) which has made them so famous. Yet despite their status as one of the most influential Black Metal acts in existence, there's no denying that Immortal can be downright silly--just look at those ridiculous get ups! Indeed, Immortal is responsible for many of Black Metal's more humorous elements--anytime you hear something being referred to as "grim"or "frostbitten," you can thank Immortal, since they coined the phrase with their song "Grim and Frostbitten Kingdoms."

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