Over the past 12 months I have been listening to quite a few German Black bands, many of whom I hadn't heard of before and I must say that I have been quite impressed both with the quality and diversity of sound in the German Black scene. Bands such as Coldworld, Agrypnie, The Ruins Of Beverast, Lantlôs, Todtgelichter, Imperium Dekadenz all have quality releases to their name.
I personally think that if you like Black metal, then you should be able to find a band that appeals to you. Whether you prefer the melodic leanings of Dark Fortress or the avantgarde(and brilliant) Todtgelichter or if you prefer your Black to be a bit proggy then Nocte Obducta may be worth a listen.
In this topic you can discuss the known, big bands or bring new, interesting acts to light
The term "heavy" gets thrown around far too much nowadays, enough that it's begun to feel like kind of a meaningless cop-out, so I'll call this record "emotionally trying" instead. It takes energy to really appreciate this, and it takes a lot out of one physically to listen to it. This is not that "get stoned, melt into your couch, and absorb the vibrations" kind of atmospheric black metal we're all familiar with, this is Revelations-esque, mind-melting, soul-death-acid-trip music. - Cvlt Nation (http://www.cvltnation.com/unru-als-tier-ist-der-mensch-nichts-review-full-album-stream/)