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Blackened Death Metal

Blackened death metal, also called , is a style of utilising elements . Many blackened death metal bands start out as full on outfits and end up adopting influences and fusing the two together, or becoming artists. In the 1980s, bands like Hellhammer and Celtic Frost straddled the often still-vague genres of , and , and it wasn't until albums such as Necrophobic's The Nocturnal Silence and Behemoth's Satanica that the current form of blackened death metal truly took form.