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Watain is literally the best black metal band ever, it's one of the bands that made me the one who I am today
One of the best swedish black metal bands out there. Just listen to songs like Legions of the Black Light and Malfeitor and you'll see their greatness. - zappyo29
I like Venom but it's not black metal Watain actually is
Oi! Watain should be MUCH higher than some of these weird bands. please! Watain under Dimmu? The hell?V 5 Comments
Nowhere near black metal - Ananya
Einherjer is not so much a "Black Metal" band, but more a viking metal band, kinda like Bathory by the way.
They may have some BM influences but to call them BM is wrong.
Hell yeah.. Kickass Newengland Style Thrashy Atmospheric Power metal influenced Black Metal! Disgusting Lyrics Too! About time a New England Band was put on this list. The only other black metal band from Massachusetts I know is Obsidian Tongue and they are no Rancid Abomination. Obsidian tongue didn't develop a new style of BM. Rancid Abomination DID! Should be in the Top 5 with Windir and some others. It's not quite Windir good but... Close. - damianichabod
Greatst Epic Black Metal Band from Austria!
These guys are amazing I mean come on stronghold is legendary and lost tales is one of the best BM eps I have ever heard
Summoning have never maken a mistake. Both the sound from lugburz or everything minas mirgul and above are amazing. Incredible stuff and have inspired me to write almost an entire album full of lyrics! Summoning and immortal should have the first and second spot.
Ha 61. these guys are amzing and 1 of the biggest bands to come out of Austria along with abigor and belphegor.V 1 Comment
For the longest time black metal had become really stagnant and most of the new bands were just recycling the old and not being any innovative until the genre. Until Wolves in the Throne Room arrive and took black metal to new places. They are by far the best modern black metal bands to date.
Top 5 for sure these guys are amazing
The everything on this band is amazing.
The vocals are possibly the most listenable of any black metal band I've ever heard, alongside Darkthrone.
The symphonies are breathtaking, and the lyrics perfectly match the atmosphere given off by said symphonies.
Drums are no slouch either, with very well structured parts and an insanely talented player.
Guitars could stand to shine a bit more, though.
Best black metal band to date, the lyrics the symphonic bits, the guitar, the screams. everything fits together in one masterpiece.
Outstanding all round band, best production of any black metal band with an actual bottom end.V 9 Comments
The chant of the barbarian wolves is my favorite song of them
One of my favourite Bands, they're fantastic
The band that first got me into black metal!
Greatest Black Metal Band from Finland!V 3 Comments
His debut solo album is incredible - ryanrimmel
They might not be black metal anymore. But you can't deny the brilliance of their albums. Bergtatt is an amazing black metal album that I find as underrated.
Bergtatt is the best black metal album ever. Period. No one comes close
They aren't black metal anymore, but Bergtatt is one of the best albums ever, and Natten's Madrigal is also. To see them at #41 is shameful.
47? Come on, I mean, ok they aren't black metal anymore, but there's one argument that they should be in top 30-20, and that is "Bergtatt: Et Eeventyr I 5 Capitler"V 2 Comments
Hail to the Greek Gods!
They shaped black metal sound in early 90's, but they also moved forward and ahead of everyone else by forging their own unique lyrical 'solar system' which changed the perception of 'black metal in General.
Very unique and very good as well. Defiantly one of the best so underrated
Very underrated because of the name.. extremely good live act.. the have evolved their music very wellV 8 Comments
One of best black metal band I have ever seen, I love this band so much. They should be number 1, their songs are like drugs! Listen it once, than you can't stop listening!
This must be number 1 just hear "forever winter" or "in love whit suicide" an your life�'s going to change
It should be in number 1 cause they have gave us best black metal songs to listen
Get out!V 6 Comments
My favorite proto black metal band. 1st wave is obviously the best and I HATE IT when people say " well it's not really black metal, more thrash or speed etc". They just don't sound like 2nd wave. But Hellhammer is my favorite. I'm sorry, but they should have stuck to hellhammer rather than change to Celtic Frost... that's my opinion - Rusty665
So black and depressing
Old school 1st wave bm one of my fave bands
53? They must be higher. Hell, anyone would vote for them if they knew they shared the same frontman as Dimmu Borgir - ryanrimmelV 2 Comments
Listen to them they are nice. give it a try
Very good riffs and good vocals
Taake's got something to it. It's works are melodic, yet sometimes they carry certain unique appeal that I like about them. This appeal is for example mostly heard on album called taake.
Taake not being in the top 10 at least really say's it all about this list.
Geat BandV 7 Comments
Their music is organic, impassioned and often quite beautiful. They consistently deliver high quality songs.
This band is ass
This isn't black metal, this is hipster nonsense - SirSkeletorThe3rd
I'm in love with Neige. I had to say it, sorry guys.
Such a nice and pleasant band
You can feel their songs.. Ah.. such.. I don't know what to say about them...
Their songs (almost all) are so pleasant. - Kaustab
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