Having been inspired by some great music shown to me in the Death and Black Metal threads I decided to create this. Prior to a few weeks ago , my only knowledge of those two genres was their precursors. So I figured I'd make a thread about the bands that gave birth to death and black. First of all Celtic Frost. BA'DOOM!!!!! Into the Pandemonium is one of my favorite metal records of all time.It's so friggin versatile and almost.....nuclear really. I love it. Mega Therion and Vanity Nemesis are also awesome albums. then we have Venom, Black Metal, need I say more? Mercyful Fate- King Diamond less polished with alot of grime and blackish blood. Love it. KD's solo stuff is really cheesy but MF is cool as hell Death - It's in the name, all in the name and one of the most evil looking album covers of all time : Not to mention evil sounding..... Ok , your turn, name some cool proto-Death/Black metal Stuff.