Mayhem, Immolation, Satyricon, Vried, some Akercocke, Helheim, Marduk...The list is long and loud.
I don't see much discussion about newer bands like Krallice, Wolves in the Throne Room, Lurker of Chalice, Hellsaw, Fear Falls Burning, and Austere. Hellsaw is more straight forward, while the rest are more...almost ambient.
Sometimes I like the bludgeoning, sometimes the musicality like Dimmu Borgir, and sometimes the atmospherics of a band like Austere. Every genre sems to have a sub-genre. What are your preferences and band recommendations? I'm always open to new bands.