Well I'm glad there's more people on the forum who aren't put off from bands like this as a lot of rock fans would be. I don't like the assumption that this music is "just noise" considering that in many cases (especially with more modern mainstram rock and metal) these bands are infinitly more sophisticated.
Mayhem, Dimmu and Satyricon are right up there with me too. Especially Dimmu's latest release. I was expecting a car crash but Abrahadabra was amazing!
The fact that you know Akercocke speaks volumes, I'm a big big fan