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'''Deathened black metal''', also known as "accordion death metal", "accordion black metal", "accordion blackened death metal", "accordioncore" and a multitude of other stupid names, is a subgenre of metal characterised by growled, screamed, shrieked and rapped vocals, downtuned guitars, high-pitched guitars, blast beats, and use of an accordion. The bass cannot be heard under all this noise, so the bassist is altogether removed from the lineup. Some bands also use the clarinet; though the use of a clarinet is generally uncommon, it is a growing trend amongst some of the newer deathened black metal bands. Lyrics tend to focus on gore, politics, war, violence, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking horror, Satanism, and croquet]].

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'''Deathened black metal''', also known as "accordion death metal", "accordion black metal", "accordion blackened death metal", "accordioncore" and a multitude of other stupid names, is a subgenre of metal {{metal}} characterised by growled, screamed, shrieked and rapped vocals, downtuned guitars, high-pitched guitars, blast beats, and use of an accordion. The bass cannot be heard under all this noise, so the bassist is altogether removed from the lineup. Some bands also use the clarinet; though the use of a clarinet is generally uncommon, it is a growing trend amongst some of the newer deathened black metal bands. Lyrics tend to focus on gore, politics, war, violence, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking horror, Satanism, and croquet]].


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By the end of the eighties, the first wave bands had all either broken up or moved onto other genres, the exception being the Scottish band '''Mortem''', who were unusual in that they dressed up in corpse paint and were serious about the Satanic lyrics. They started off as an underground band, but slowly grew in popularity until they released their magnum opus, ''Accordions of the Bitter Winters'', which broke them through into the mainstream and established deathened black metal as a genre (though it was not referred to as this - at the time, it was called "accordian metal"). Mortem were also highly influential to some Norwegian bands who formed a "second wave of black metal", though black metal has never had the same popularity as deathened black metal.

Following Mortem's success, several other bands gained success and formed a second wave of deathened black metal. These bands included the Dutch '''Borkus''' (who fused DBM with {{Industrial}}), the Australian '''Wolfmother''' (who took influence from stoner rock and classic HardRock), the German '''Devastator''' (who fused DBM with polka), the American '''[[LimpBizkit Limp Biscuit]]''' (contained more rap than usual, they later changed their name and jumped on the NuMetal bandwagon), and the "Warsaw Trio", the three Polish deathened black metal bands that established Warsaw as the largest DBM scene: '''Tunguska''', '''Mephisto''' and '''Archangel'''.

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By the end of the eighties, the first wave bands had all either broken up or moved onto other genres, the exception being the Scottish band '''Mortem''', who were unusual in that they dressed up in corpse paint and were serious about the Satanic lyrics. They started off as an underground band, but slowly grew in popularity until they released their magnum opus, ''Accordions of the Bitter Winters'', which broke them through into the mainstream and established deathened black metal as a genre (though it was not referred to as this - at the time, it was called "accordian "accordion metal"). Mortem were also highly influential to some Norwegian bands who formed a "second wave of black metal", though black metal has never had the same popularity as deathened black metal.

Following Mortem's success, several other bands gained success and formed a second wave of deathened black metal. These bands included the Dutch '''Borkus''' (who fused DBM with {{Industrial}}), the Australian '''Wolfmother''' (who took influence from stoner rock and classic HardRock), the German '''Devastator''' (who fused DBM with polka), the American '''[[LimpBizkit '''[[Music/LimpBizkit Limp Biscuit]]''' (contained more rap than usual, they later changed their name and jumped on the NuMetal bandwagon), and the "Warsaw Trio", the three Polish deathened black metal bands that established Warsaw as the largest DBM scene: '''Tunguska''', '''Mephisto''' and '''Archangel'''.


* CelticFrost (they experimented with it on their eighth album, ''We Experiment Too Much'')

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* CelticFrost Music/CelticFrost (they experimented with it on their eighth album, ''We Experiment Too Much'')



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The members of Mephisto, as well as Warsinski's family, left Poland and headed to Sweden, where Mephisto changed their style to MelodicDeathMetal, remaining popular to this day. Archangel's members were the most vocal about the riots and were the only ones to be killed as a result of them - on July 8th 1995, the members of Archangel ran across the road only to be hit by a large truck. The blood splatter on the street inspired visiting American KanyeWest, an aspiring rapper who decided to fuse rap and death metal to create Deathened Rap Metal with his band, '''George Bush Doesn't Care''', which is even now considered a very strange name. What was he ''thinking''?

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The members of Mephisto, as well as Warsinski's family, left Poland and headed to Sweden, where Mephisto changed their style to MelodicDeathMetal, remaining popular to this day. Archangel's members were the most vocal about the riots and were the only ones to be killed as a result of them - on July 8th 1995, the members of Archangel ran across the road only to be hit by a large truck. The blood splatter on the street inspired visiting American KanyeWest, Music/KanyeWest, an aspiring rapper who decided to fuse rap and death metal to create Deathened Rap Metal with his band, '''George Bush Doesn't Care''', which is even now considered a very strange name. What was he ''thinking''?


* Music/{{Slayer}} (though [[OldShame they don't want you remembering the days when Tom Araya played the accordian]])

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* Music/{{Slayer}} (though [[OldShame they don't want you remembering the days when Tom Araya played the accordian]])accordion]])


'''Deathened black metal''', also known as "accordian death metal", "accordian black metal", "accordian blackened death metal", "accordiancore" and a multitude of other stupid names, is a subgenre of metal characterised by growled, screamed, shrieked and rapped vocals, downtuned guitars, high-pitched guitars, blast beats, and use of an accordian. The bass cannot be heard under all this noise, so the bassist is altogether removed from the lineup. Some bands also use the clarinet; though the use of a clarinet is generally uncommon, it is a growing trend amongst some of the newer deathened black metal bands. Lyrics tend to focus on gore, politics, war, violence, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking horror, Satanism, and croquet]].

The genre had existed in a vague form for the entirety of the eighties; Belgian extreme metal band '''Knife in the Water''' had featured growls, shrieks, raps and accordians on the majority of their songs, though they eventually changed their sound to a more typical fusion of ThrashMetal and polka, known widely as "polkacore" or "thrash polka" or "polka thrash". While Knife in the Water are acknowledged as pioneers of polka thrash, their earlier, accordian-filled music inspired a number of underground bands who basically fused thrash with accordians. This is widely known as the '''First Wave of Deathened Black Metal''', and includes such bands as '''Sadism Street''', '''Paradise Found''', '''The Emptiness''', '''Music/{{Slayer}}''' and '''Blood Curdled''', the former two eventually moving onto accordian-filled DoomMetal (known as "accordian doom"), and the latter three moving onto straightforward thrash; Slayer in particular became pioneers of thrash, and later in their career they destroyed all copies of the three deathened black metal albums they made (their [[SelfTitledAlbum self-titled debut]], ''Accordians of Death'' and ''Nazi Experiment Camp of Satan'').

By the end of the eighties, the first wave bands had all either broken up or moved onto other genres, the exception being the Scottish band '''Mortem''', who were unusual in that they dressed up in corpse paint and were serious about the Satanic lyrics. They started off as an underground band, but slowly grew in popularity until they released their magnum opus, ''Accordians of the Bitter Winters'', which broke them through into the mainstream and established deathened black metal as a genre (though it was not referred to as this - at the time, it was called "accordian metal"). Mortem were also highly influential to some Norwegian bands who formed a "second wave of black metal", though black metal has never had the same popularity as deathened black metal.

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'''Deathened black metal''', also known as "accordian "accordion death metal", "accordian "accordion black metal", "accordian "accordion blackened death metal", "accordiancore" "accordioncore" and a multitude of other stupid names, is a subgenre of metal characterised by growled, screamed, shrieked and rapped vocals, downtuned guitars, high-pitched guitars, blast beats, and use of an accordian.accordion. The bass cannot be heard under all this noise, so the bassist is altogether removed from the lineup. Some bands also use the clarinet; though the use of a clarinet is generally uncommon, it is a growing trend amongst some of the newer deathened black metal bands. Lyrics tend to focus on gore, politics, war, violence, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking horror, Satanism, and croquet]].

The genre had existed in a vague form for the entirety of the eighties; Belgian extreme metal band '''Knife in the Water''' had featured growls, shrieks, raps and accordians accordions on the majority of their songs, though they eventually changed their sound to a more typical fusion of ThrashMetal and polka, known widely as "polkacore" or "thrash polka" or "polka thrash". While Knife in the Water are acknowledged as pioneers of polka thrash, their earlier, accordian-filled accordion-filled music inspired a number of underground bands who basically fused thrash with accordians. accordions. This is widely known as the '''First Wave of Deathened Black Metal''', and includes such bands as '''Sadism Street''', '''Paradise Found''', '''The Emptiness''', '''Music/{{Slayer}}''' and '''Blood Curdled''', the former two eventually moving onto accordian-filled accordion-filled DoomMetal (known as "accordian "accordion doom"), and the latter three moving onto straightforward thrash; Slayer in particular became pioneers of thrash, and later in their career they destroyed all copies of the three deathened black metal albums they made (their [[SelfTitledAlbum self-titled debut]], ''Accordians ''Accordions of Death'' and ''Nazi Experiment Camp of Satan'').

By the end of the eighties, the first wave bands had all either broken up or moved onto other genres, the exception being the Scottish band '''Mortem''', who were unusual in that they dressed up in corpse paint and were serious about the Satanic lyrics. They started off as an underground band, but slowly grew in popularity until they released their magnum opus, ''Accordians ''Accordions of the Bitter Winters'', which broke them through into the mainstream and established deathened black metal as a genre (though it was not referred to as this - at the time, it was called "accordian metal"). Mortem were also highly influential to some Norwegian bands who formed a "second wave of black metal", though black metal has never had the same popularity as deathened black metal.



For a period between 1991 and 1995, deathened black metal was extremely popular, to the point where thrash pioneers '''Music/{{Metallica}}''' decided to abandon thrash and embrace DBM; their two albums ''Load'' and ''Reload'' are considered essential albums within DBM. In 1993, the Canadian band '''Deadwood''' released their album ''Death to All But Accordians'', which fused DBM with ProgressiveMetal, creating the new subgenre of Progressive Deathened Black Metal. Three other bands - the Japanese '''Fist of Fury''', the Saudi Arabian '''Grendel''' and the Senegalian '''Obsoletion''' - pioneered PDBM. Eventually, Mephisto decided to become PDBM, and became disassociated with their friends in Tunguska and Archangel. This led to the most infamous incident within the genre.

On March 24th 1995, Vlad Nazwisko, lead accordianist for Tunguska, entered the family home of Mephisto vocalist Jon Warsinski and blew it up. Warsinski and his family were unharmed, although they had been killed by the explosion. They took Nazwisko to court in June 1995 and sued him; he went to prison and remains there to this day due to being sentenced to 300 years (which is a very, very unrealistic sentence to be given, all things considered). Not being able to continue without accordians, Tunguska broke up, and the Warsaw DBM scene exploded into violence. For the entirety of June and July 1995, the "DBM Riots" (as they were called by the media) started to break down society, at least according to surviving musicians from the riots; in reality, the riots were non-physical and consisted of a bunch of guys in makeup shouting at each-other on street corners.

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For a period between 1991 and 1995, deathened black metal was extremely popular, to the point where thrash pioneers '''Music/{{Metallica}}''' decided to abandon thrash and embrace DBM; their two albums ''Load'' and ''Reload'' are considered essential albums within DBM. In 1993, the Canadian band '''Deadwood''' released their album ''Death to All But Accordians'', Accordions'', which fused DBM with ProgressiveMetal, creating the new subgenre of Progressive Deathened Black Metal. Three other bands - the Japanese '''Fist of Fury''', the Saudi Arabian '''Grendel''' and the Senegalian '''Obsoletion''' - pioneered PDBM. Eventually, Mephisto decided to become PDBM, and became disassociated with their friends in Tunguska and Archangel. This led to the most infamous incident within the genre.

On March 24th 1995, Vlad Nazwisko, lead accordianist accordionist for Tunguska, entered the family home of Mephisto vocalist Jon Warsinski and blew it up. Warsinski and his family were unharmed, although they had been killed by the explosion. They took Nazwisko to court in June 1995 and sued him; he went to prison and remains there to this day due to being sentenced to 300 years (which is a very, very unrealistic sentence to be given, all things considered). Not being able to continue without accordians, Tunguska broke up, and the Warsaw DBM scene exploded into violence. For the entirety of June and July 1995, the "DBM Riots" (as they were called by the media) started to break down society, at least according to surviving musicians from the riots; in reality, the riots were non-physical and consisted of a bunch of guys in makeup shouting at each-other on street corners.



And so, after 1995, DBM suddenly went underground again. With Archangel dead, Tunguska disbanded and Mephisto having entered another genre, the other bands started to fall apart. Metallica released a shit album called ''St. Anger'' before they returned to their thrash roots, the PDBM bands became straight-forward ProgressiveMetal by adding clean vocals and removing the accordians, Wolfmother and Devastator changed their genres to hard rock and funk metal respectively, Limp Biscuit had already left the scene, and Borkus broke up. The genre was nearly officially dead, with the exception of Mortem, who were still selling albums in large quantities.

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And so, after 1995, DBM suddenly went underground again. With Archangel dead, Tunguska disbanded and Mephisto having entered another genre, the other bands started to fall apart. Metallica released a shit album called ''St. Anger'' before they returned to their thrash roots, the PDBM bands became straight-forward ProgressiveMetal by adding clean vocals and removing the accordians, accordions, Wolfmother and Devastator changed their genres to hard rock and funk metal respectively, Limp Biscuit had already left the scene, and Borkus broke up. The genre was nearly officially dead, with the exception of Mortem, who were still selling albums in large quantities.


For a period between 1991 and 1995, deathened black metal was extremely popular, to the point where thrash pioneers '''{{Metallica}}''' decided to abandon thrash and embrace DBM; their two albums ''Load'' and ''Reload'' are considered essential albums within DBM. In 1993, the Canadian band '''Deadwood''' released their album ''Death to All But Accordians'', which fused DBM with ProgressiveMetal, creating the new subgenre of Progressive Deathened Black Metal. Three other bands - the Japanese '''Fist of Fury''', the Saudi Arabian '''Grendel''' and the Senegalian '''Obsoletion''' - pioneered PDBM. Eventually, Mephisto decided to become PDBM, and became disassociated with their friends in Tunguska and Archangel. This led to the most infamous incident within the genre.

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For a period between 1991 and 1995, deathened black metal was extremely popular, to the point where thrash pioneers '''{{Metallica}}''' '''Music/{{Metallica}}''' decided to abandon thrash and embrace DBM; their two albums ''Load'' and ''Reload'' are considered essential albums within DBM. In 1993, the Canadian band '''Deadwood''' released their album ''Death to All But Accordians'', which fused DBM with ProgressiveMetal, creating the new subgenre of Progressive Deathened Black Metal. Three other bands - the Japanese '''Fist of Fury''', the Saudi Arabian '''Grendel''' and the Senegalian '''Obsoletion''' - pioneered PDBM. Eventually, Mephisto decided to become PDBM, and became disassociated with their friends in Tunguska and Archangel. This led to the most infamous incident within the genre.



* {{Metallica}}

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* {{Metallica}}
Music/{{Metallica}}


The genre had existed in a vague form for the entirety of the eighties; Belgian extreme metal band '''Knife in the Water''' had featured growls, shrieks, raps and accordians on the majority of their songs, though they eventually changed their sound to a more typical fusion of ThrashMetal and polka, known widely as "polkacore" or "thrash polka" or "polka thrash". While Knife in the Water are acknowledged as pioneers of polka thrash, their earlier, accordian-filled music inspired a number of underground bands who basically fused thrash with accordians. This is widely known as the '''First Wave of Deathened Black Metal''', and includes such bands as '''Sadism Street''', '''Paradise Found''', '''The Emptiness''', '''{{Slayer}}''' and '''Blood Curdled''', the former two eventually moving onto accordian-filled DoomMetal (known as "accordian doom"), and the latter three moving onto straightforward thrash; Slayer in particular became pioneers of thrash, and later in their career they destroyed all copies of the three deathened black metal albums they made (their [[SelfTitledAlbum self-titled debut]], ''Accordians of Death'' and ''Nazi Experiment Camp of Satan'').

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The genre had existed in a vague form for the entirety of the eighties; Belgian extreme metal band '''Knife in the Water''' had featured growls, shrieks, raps and accordians on the majority of their songs, though they eventually changed their sound to a more typical fusion of ThrashMetal and polka, known widely as "polkacore" or "thrash polka" or "polka thrash". While Knife in the Water are acknowledged as pioneers of polka thrash, their earlier, accordian-filled music inspired a number of underground bands who basically fused thrash with accordians. This is widely known as the '''First Wave of Deathened Black Metal''', and includes such bands as '''Sadism Street''', '''Paradise Found''', '''The Emptiness''', '''{{Slayer}}''' '''Music/{{Slayer}}''' and '''Blood Curdled''', the former two eventually moving onto accordian-filled DoomMetal (known as "accordian doom"), and the latter three moving onto straightforward thrash; Slayer in particular became pioneers of thrash, and later in their career they destroyed all copies of the three deathened black metal albums they made (their [[SelfTitledAlbum self-titled debut]], ''Accordians of Death'' and ''Nazi Experiment Camp of Satan'').



* {{Slayer}} (though [[OldShame they don't want you remembering the days when Tom Araya played the accordian]])

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* {{Slayer}} Music/{{Slayer}} (though [[OldShame they don't want you remembering the days when Tom Araya played the accordian]])

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