black metal


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black metal

n
(Music, other)
a. a type of heavy-metal music characterized by extremely nihilistic and satanic lyrics, a repetitive drum beat rapidly alternating betweeen the snare and bass drum (a blast beat), and the ghoulish make-up worn by performers (corpse paint)
b. (as modifier): a black-metal band.
[C20: from the title of an LP by British rock group Venom]
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