A subgenre of heavy metal that evolved from thrash metal and speed metal. It was made famous by the series of church arsons in Norway, committed by some of its well known musicians. Not all black metallers are Satanists
, a lot of them are simply opposed to Christianity. Some true black metal bands include Gorgoroth, Mayhem, Burzum, Immortal, and Darkthrone. Poseur
black metal bands include Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir, and sadly, many others.
Fans of black metal have more of a stereotype than any other metal subgenre. They are though of as wearing all black, leather jackets, and having long, black, straight hair. This is bullshit. Black metallers vary in appearance as much as fans of any musical genre.