In Part 1 of this big collection of music I provided a long-winded introduction. If you want to read it, go here, but all I’ll say now is that I wanted to do something to express solidarity with the people of Ukraine in this terrible time for their nation.
Because today is the day of the week usually devoted to SHADES OF BLACK, I devoted Part 1 to the music of Ukrainian black and “blackened” metal bands. This Part includes songs by 12 Ukrainian bands in other genres of metal (though some charred music did find its way into this Part too).
As in Part 1, I’ve focused mainly on music released in the last few years, just as a way of keeping the collection from going on forever. As before, I encourage you to leave any further suggestions in the comments. And as before, I’m not including commentary or the usual links, just the music streams.