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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 higherV 3 Comments
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 - ryanrimmelV 1 Comment
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 is holding the black metal torch consistently higher than most the bands on this list, yet it's not higher on the list, go figure.
Taake not being in the top 10 at least really say's it all about this list.V 8 Comments
One of the best Black Metal bands and easily the top symphonic/gothic Black Metal band. The first 4-5 albums were masterpieces! The lyrics and sound were incredible. Once they made it to the mainstream and realized they could make more money by making easier, slower, and more shallow music, they did. I can't blame them. $$$ but Nymphetamine and Thornography were pretty bad and not very black. The last 2 albums were somewhere in the middle
I don't believe they are so down in the list... Maybe it's because they aren't black metal, but gothic
The first 4-5 albums were basically a gothic black metal. They were great then but the last 5 albums have been more commercial.
Greatest metal band in the ukV 16 Comments
Listen to their albums Melissa and Don't Break the Oath, and you will find reasons to vote this band to take it up to the top ten!
King Diamond is the best Vocalist known to man. Mercyful Fate was the very first wave of Black Metal. All hail the King!
Look, Mercyful Fate music is traditional metal/heavy metal and NOT black metal. - Metal_Treasure
Fate is the gods of metalV 1 Comment
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?
I'm calling it now: this band will be regarded as one of the most compelling and influential metal bands ever, and not just black metal. They top 99% of the bands ahead of them on this dumb list. (So what if it's a drum machine--best sounding drum machine I've ever heard.)
Sometimes great art takes a while to catch on, sink in.
My favoriteV 1 Comment
Black Metal from Germany, "The Iron Hand of Blackest Terror" is by far the best depressive BM album I've heard in the last years.
Black Metal with Viking and Folk influences from Germany, the whole discography is worth listening 5 full-length albums and some demos.
Fantastic band. Just no where close to BM. They are Goregrind/melodic death metal not BM
Why is amaranthe on this list? They are a good band but they are not even close to black metal
A combination of blac and death metal should be number 3 at least
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