Cradle of Filth have enjoyed a remarkable level of mainstream success for such a harsh sound, which further demonstrates their importance and value in the extreme metal landscape.
Born from the heady days of the Second Wave of Black Metal, Sigh have managed to survive for more than three decades by constantly reinventing both themselves and the concept of extreme metal in general.
Sightless Pit is a strange, confronting, and at times difficult journey. It is a noise-filled, near-impenetrable experience but, if you break through, it will be an incredibly beautiful and rewarding musical experience.
A lot of bands that excite me do things differently with genres, and combine things into a singular, unified sound. In a way, Thy Catafalque is the opposite - it is erratic by design - in other ways it does the genre-blending thing in a more incredible fashion than anyone else, and is a must-listen for anyone excited by the rule breakers and envelope pushers in metal.
Igorrr is perhaps the most singularly and sincerely unique band in extreme metal. Such is the fluidity and cohesiveness of the sounds combined here that genres and descriptors like those cited previously cease to apply, and the truest label one could give the band is simply 'Igorrr', a genre unto themselves.