This blog started with the intention to write about everything that is of interest to the staff. It turned out soon that photography is a major topic for all of us, especially live footage from hardcore, metal, and punk shows. Expect extensive picture galleries from shows!

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We love music. Even though we're mostly into hard and heavy music, we're not limiting negativeblack to any kind of genre - any music we like will be featured here.
We prefer vinyl and will begin to focus on reviews of vinyls (including tons of pictures) soon, but if we can get an interesting album as download onlly, we will it write about it nontheless.

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The third pillar of negativeblack is art. Art as everything that can't be fit into the photography or music section of our blog. We are likely to focus on artwork of albums, but may talk about movies, tv shows, and anything else that is art.

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Opeth – Pale Communion: first thoughts

If one thinks of a band that has undergo artistic changes and yet manages to keep their trademarks, one can’t hardly miss out Opeth. The swedish band started their career back in the early 90’s as a death metal band, who caught the attention of the listeners with prolonged songs and skilled musicianship.