Atmospheric Black Metal (or Ambient Black Metal) is a style of black metal which relies on heavy incorporation of atmospheric, sometimes dreamy textures, and is therefore less aggressive. It often features synthesizers or classical instrumentation, typically for melody or ethereal “shimmering” over the wall of sound provided by the guitars. The music is usually slow to mid paced with rare blast beat usage, without any abrupt changes and generally features slowly developing, sometimes repetitive melodies and riffs, which separate it from other black metal styles. Subject matter usually concerns nature, folklore, mythology, and personal introspection. (Ref. Wikipedia)
Inspired by the upcoming album from Austrian metal legends Summoning, which has been already anticipated by a very nice track, I’ve assembled a Spotify playlist with the best Atmospheric Black Metal songs that were released in the past few months.
Wheter you’re a longtime enthusiast of this particular musical genre, or a neophyte intrigued by the extreme and melancholic sounds of black metal, you’ll find here in this collection over three hours of music selected from hundreds of songs and albums produced all over the world.
The playlist will be updated with new songs as soon as they are released. So my suggestion is to follow the playlist and check it regularly.