Meme [meem]
noun: A pervasive thought or thought pattern that replicates itself via Internet forums, providing comedic delight to large groups of like-minded cyber surfers.

Black metal music and Internet memes have come together to create an unexpected marriage of hilarity. In perhaps the first documented black metal meme, photoshops and comedic artworks of Norwegian band Immortal began to compile on a metal music message board in 2003, using the band's trademark image and official photos for side-splitting creations.

Ever since, black metal memes have swarmed the internet like a winter's frost, entertaining both fans and naysayers for nearly a decade. We scoured the Internet for memes and even created a couple of them ourselves for our Funniest Black Metal Versions of Famous Memes feature.

Rebecca Black:
'Ermahgerd':
Chubby Bubbles Girl:
The Most Interesting Man in the World:

 

Haters Gonna Hate:
'Y U NO' Guy:
Bad Luck Brian:

Matrix Morpheus:
Good Guy Greg:
Condescending Wonka:
Musically Oblivious 8th Grader:
Uber Frosh / College Freshman:
Idiot Nerd Girl:
LOLcats:
'Meanwhile in ...':