Black metal is a style of heavy metal music that developed in the far northern latitudes by mostly teenage musicians morbidly obsessed with having so pale skin. In their attempt to remedy their hue they tried to emulate 'blackmetal', but failed miserably. The sad variant
they created is seen as pathetic, and therefore it is called "black metal" which refers to the coloration of the musical tone rather than the musicians' skin color.
See also: blackmetal
Hendrix is often considered the God of blackmetal, whereas Mayhem are often called the gods of black metal.