This thread sucks a lot.
The article provided by the OP makes large generalizations and is largely ignorant of black metal as a whole. This is the problem with the internet, any asshole with a rudimentary knowledge can influence people.
Black Metal is a genre of metal "music" from Norway.
Wrong, it originated in Norway but has obviously spread al across the world.
GoldenFire2 said: It is characterized by noisy repetitive dissonant 3-chord guitar riffs (distorted and tuned to sound like a cross between a buzzsaw and a vaccuum cleaner), insistant blastbeats (drum beats done by a retard on speed, sounding a little like this: tum PAH tum PAH tum PAH tum PAH tum PAH) and "evil" vocals reminiscent of cross between a chicken clucking and a men with diarrhea. No bass is needed, you probably won't be able to hear it anyways with the shitty sound.
Wrong, bands such as Mayhem and Darkthrone pioneered a style of tremelo picked chords combined with blast beats and shrieked vocals but if this is all you think black metal is, you need to get your head out of your ass.
To look more evil, Black Metal "musicians" often paint themselves like panda bears and enjoy using evil nicknames like Euronymous, Varg, Fenriz, Havok, Horgh, Necrobutcher, Dead, Maniac, Infernus, King Ov Hell and Steve. This is called being "tr00".
LOL at your generalizations. Hundreds of black metal musicians have shunned corpse paint for a much more realistic and modern approach to image. By the way, disliking black metal for it's image is equally idiotic to enjoying it for such a reason.
All I can really say to those who hate black metal is keep looking. You have done nothing but betray your ignorance to the genre and continue to make a fool of yourself by throwing out massive generalizations about a style of music you obviously do not understand.