8 Great Examples of Black Metal Corpse Paint
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King Diamond shows us that in addition to a fierce scowl, fearsome corpse paint is crucial to the metal look. Here Mr. Diamond takes a very heavy-handed approach to the color of nothingness.
Mustis, formerly of Dimmu Borgir, takes a more elegant approach to his corpse paint. The makeup gently accentuates his well-defined cheekbones.
Taake takes his corpse paint in a more rotting direction. Additionally, Taake is one of the few black metal artists to extend the corpse paint to his toned abs.
Gaahl, of Gorgoroth fame, adds a splash of color to his corpse paint, making him a favorite in this season's make up trends.
Originating in 1993, Dark Funeral is a second wave black metal band. Here they demonstrate traditional corpse paint and weaponry for a truly fearsome look.
Stian Tomt Thoresen, better known as Shagrath from DImmu Borgir, takes a minimalist approach to his corpse paint, relying mostly on his spikes for a unique look.
Immortal presents a complete package, combining heavy black corpse paint with poses that show they are ready for combat (or a massive bowel movement) at a moment's notice.
Carach Angren is a black metal band out of the Netherlands. Their J. R. R. Tolkien-inspired music and corpse paint can put even the greatest of Sauron's armies to shame.