Via Noisecreep:

Beyond the goofy glitz of “Gangnam Style,” mountains of scorching spicy kimchee, and futuristic video game culture, South Korea has offered an unsung chain of hammering and haunting metal bands for over 25 years.

The nation’s recent outpouring of ultra-modern crime and horror films like Oldboy, I Saw the Devil, and Thirst should make it small surprise that this bustling country, still facing Cold War tension daily with its maniacal Northern neighbor, can vent some ambitious, dramatic, and very dark metal.

Join me for a journey from the early thrash metal garage to the candlelit velvet stages of dark orchestral expression found in South Korea’s metal lineage.

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