Best Albums to Get You Into Black Metal

ryanrimmel
I made the same list for death metal, but I feel black metal is much harder to get into.

You want to check out black metal, but you don't know where to start? Here's some albums to get you started.

The Top Ten

1 Blood Fire Death - Bathory

This was the third black metal album I listened to - Brobusky

It sure as hell got me into this genre

Whole album was so perfect, the word can't be as perfect as this, Holocaust..A fine day to die..pace til death, all of them were so mind blowing. - Ananya

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2 Now, Diabolical - Satyricon

This is what got me into the Norwegian stuff. Satyr has a good voice, and it has good riffs, and good sound quality. Also, this isn't "satanic" either. Its actually medieval themed black metal. - ryanrimmel

The driving rhythms of his vocal patterns were so unique and catchy...all of it - Ananya

3 De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas - Mayhem

The first black metal album I ever listened to. Just sat down and decided, "hey, this looks pretty cool, plus I've heard a lot of good stuff about it." AMAZING ALBUM! 10/10 - Brobusky

This album may not be the 1st that I've listened too but it gotten me into Black Metal. - SirSkeletorThe3rd

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4 Meir - Kvelertak

This album was very cool, I never expected them to be this good - Ananya

You like rocknroll? You like riffs? You'll like this album. Imagine black metal vox with amazing riffs. It feels like taking a black metal band and fusing them with Led Zeppelin. - ryanrimmel

5 Death Cult Armageddon - Dimmu Borgir

Symphonic Black Metal! Elititsts love to hate them, but they truly have good music. There's a reason why so many non-black metal fans enjoy Dimmu Borgir - ryanrimmel

6 The Somberlain - Dissection
7 At the Heart of Winter - Immortal

Immortal is the first black metal band that I actually liked. This and Bathory's blood fire death is my favorites.

8 In the Nightside Eclipse - Emperor
9 Under the Sign of the Black Mark - Bathory
10 Filosofem - Burzum

The Contenders

11 In Defiance of Existence - Old Man's Child
12 Pure Holocaust - Immortal

I'm sad that people are forgetting this important album of Black metal world - Ananya

13 Antichrist - Gorgoroth

This album got me into black metal. After this I listened to Mayhem and now I love Mayhem - SirSkeletorThe3rd

14 Transilvanian Hunger - Darkthrone
15 Don't Break the Oath - Mercyful Fate
16 Rituals - Rotting Christ
17 The Satanist - Behemoth
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