Best Black Metal Bands


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61 Antestor

In my opinion, Lyrical Content has rather little to do with the Genre. For example, you could rewrite a Mayhem song to be about how much you love kittens. It would have Black Metal riffing, Vocals, etc. It would still be Black Metal. The same goes for "Christian Metal". "Christian Metal" is NOT a Genre. Antestor is NOT a "Christian Metal" band. They are a Black Metal Band with Christian Lyrical Themes.

just hear it, and your life will change - rock2metal

This band should be way higher on the list. It paved the way for Christian black metal, and is my favorite black metal band (I'm a chrstian) For their best album(in my opinion) they had the drummer from mayhem (hellhammer) which makes the songs even more awesome. Great lyrics about the struggles of a Christian life. I think this band deserves a spot in the top 10

They should be way higher

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62 Lightning Swords of Death
63 Nargaroth

Best German Black Metal Band!

It should be at 5th at least

Should be waaay higher


64 Crimson Moonlight

Veil of Remembrance is the greatest Black Metal album I have ever heard.

Pilgrim's vocals are not of this world

VoR is great but The Covenant Progress is even better with the epic blackness of 'Path of Pain', 'A Painting in Dark' and 'Eyes of Beauty'

Great band. As a Christian it is hard to find Black metal that is not extremely offensive. (I like mayhem it's pretty good) This band uses great melodic riffs paired with blasts beats and goid vocals. Has great Christian Lyrics and should be higher on the list

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65 Triptykon Triptykon Triptykon is a musical project of Thomas Gabriel Fischer, founding member of the pioneering heavy metal bands Hellhammer, Celtic Frost and Apollyon Sun.

"Darkness and Diversity"-Triptykon Facebook
Extremely Black.
Devastatingly Heavy musically and emotionally
Beautiful, passionate, Tranquil at moments

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66 Deathspell Omega

Marrying the raw, destructive, and dark energies of black metal to technical guitar-work has led to the creation of some of the most unorthodox and utterly bizarre sounds to infiltrate the genre. Abstract song structures, constant fluctuations in tempo, and a bass player who actually gets to be heard are some of the excellent qualities DsO bring to the table. They don't play live shows, only do a handful of interviews, and don't release any information about band members or their works. Instead of the usual, glamorous displays usually found in the black metal genre, DsO takes a decidedly less travelled road. Check out Paracletus and their Drought EP to hear some of the most mind-bogglingly addictive black metal out there.

Darkest black there is, and that's why it is black metal called black isn't it?

My favorite

DsO is the best black metal band in black metal history! Other BM bands seem like children of DsO. If anyone loves any other song/album/EP in BM more than their EP "Drought" (or other works as per your taste), he is not at all true BM fan.
PS :- DsO & their fans don't care about these lists! HAIL DEATHSPELL OMEGA!

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68 1349 1349 1349 is a Norwegian black metal band from Oslo, Norway, formed in 1997. The band's name comes from the year the Black Death reached Norway.

Raw black metal, in my opinion the only black metal band keeping the genre alive and frost is an epic drummer

How are 1349 so far down? They are right now (2014) one of the best Black Metal bands. They also have one of modern metal's best drummers; Frost! Definitely deserve top 15.

1349 should be much higher, one of the rawest and most awesome black metal bands ever!

1349 are too low. They aren't my favorite, but they should be at least top 15 - ryanrimmel

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69 Abigail Williams Abigail Williams

These guys are an awesome band who capture all the aspects of black metal and throw in some amazing melodies

Love these guys! They are the sound of the new blackend death sludge!

70 Mgła

Simply - kings of Polish black metal scene

Best band in the world.

Very nice

71 Purplefrost Purplefrost

Very underground, but probably best comedy black metal bands, next to woods of trees and the black satans - Mikbiter15

yes yes - Mikbiter15

72 Judas Iscariot Judas Iscariot Judas Iscariot was an American black metal band. It began in 1992 as the solo-project of Andrew Harris, who performed under the pseudonym Akhenaten (after the Egyptian Pharaoh of the same name).
73 Graveworm Graveworm

Should be in the top 10 AT LEAST!

Graveworm is actually Gothic metal.

74 Northwood Ice Pentagrams
75 Sepultura Sepultura Sepultura is a Brazilian heavy metal band from Belo Horizonte. Their first album, Morbid Visions presented a proto-black metal sound with Wagner Lamounier of Sarcófago. Sepultura's sound varies by the album, from thrash metal, groove metal, and even death metal.

Not black metal per se, though their earliest work has some black metal in it.

76 Melechesh
77 Borknagar

Must be way higher

78 Ancient

These guys play awesome melodic black metal

79 Chthonic

Melodic Black Metal from Taiwan. Simply awesome. They mix the ancient Asian instruments with the modern day metal instruments.

Awesome band, a good alternative to all the creepy atmospheres of tradirional black metal - admonlee

80 Silencer

Sick, insane and horrifying beyond bellied. Not for people with suicidal thoughts!

Certainly not for everyone, if if you're into BM. One of the most extreme kinds of music ever made. I have been listening to BM for almost 2 years from now, and I still can't get into Silencer completely. The instrumental is great, but be aware of the heart attack that awaits you when the vocals kick in. Tormented, suicidal and depressive. I'm not gonna tell you the rest because it's on you to discover further.

Silencer is a must have for dsbm fans, me myself am only a slight fan of xasthur in that genre but I have to say I have compared death - peirce me to other dsbm albums and I have to say damn nattramn is one strong vocalist. no one is compared to nattramn when it comes to his screams. and I have to say nattramn was or still is one crazy ass dude.

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