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black metal


a subgenre of heavy metal music that uses screamed Satanic lyrics, fast guitar playing and drumming, and heavily distorted music with a focus on satanic imagery and occult themes

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  • Some seemed of black metal, seemed contrivances or machines of some sort.

    The Man Who Saw the Future Edmond Hamilton
  • A molecular beam reached down, and the black metal dome sailed high into the sky, breaking the solidity of the magnetic wall.

    Islands of Space John W Campbell
  • From the city beside the palace, a rectangle of black metal some fifty feet square, rose slowly up.

    Tarrano the Conqueror Raymond King Cummings
  • Any doubt that this was the engine room was displaced by the black metal smokestack that rose up through the cabin roof.

    The Ethical Engineer Henry Maxwell Dempsey
  • He slipped his hand in and drew out a black metal globe, about the size of a cricket ball.

    On Land And Sea At The Dardanelles Thomas Charles Bridges
  • The moonlight struck it, but did not gleam or shimmer on its black metal surface.

  • In the circle of light a black metal ring stood out distinctly.

    The Secret of Casa Grande Helen Randolph
  • Each wore upon his forehead a gleaming scarlet stone, bound in place by a circlet of black metal, or what looked like metal.

    The Infra-Medians

    Sewell Peaslee Wright
  • Three of the creatures held each a black metal tube-and-handle oddly like a target-pistol.

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