I'm an older middle age black metal fan. How does that happen? Well, having listened metal since, well the late 70's if you count AC/DC, Kiss, early Aerosmith (OK- not metal), I've just never grown out of that "stage". The difference is-I listened to a much broader range of music than I did when I was 20. I can go from extreme metal to classical to punk to jazz.
In my old age, I have an affinity to wierd, unconventional soundscape stuff. I l really enjoy Nuerosis and Isis and the like. This year, Swans The Seer is my favorite release.
A Few years back I checked out drone-doom....so Earth, Electri Wizzard, and Sunn and Boris, etc. initially got my attention. Sunn's Black One from '05 sparked my interest in blackened drone. And, so there you go.
I like the new Ash Borer. I think the Winterfelleth and Marduk releases this year are pretty good as well. The final in the Blut Aus Nord is pretty compelling-not exactly metal, huh?
I'm having a harder time getting into Bosse De Nage.