Best Black Metal Songs

The Top Ten

Freezing Moon - Mayhem Freezing Moon - Mayhem Cover Art

The ambiance of Euronymous, furious drums by Hellhammer, vision of Dead (sung by Atilla) and quaking bass by Varg make this song and exceptional piece of art... Black metal at it's finest!

This song is the very definition of 2nd wave Norwegian Black Metal. Black Wizards, Progenies and Dunkelheit have a distinct atmosphere to all of them, but Progenies is too new to be considered a classic. As for the others...Mayhem was the forerunner of Norwegian Black Metal and came before Burzum and Emperor, and Freezing Moon just has a distinctly evil feel to this. Also, this is probably one of the most recognizable out of all of them.

I hate most Black Metal but wow, this song blew me away. It's dark, creepy, and melancholic. This is the song that defines Black Metal music.

Even though its Pure black metal, you can't find anything like this in whole black metal universe. Its something that could only get out from Dead's head! Wonder what would happen if Dead was alive by now...

I Am the Black Wizard - Emperor

The talent put into the composition of this is amazing, Ihsahn is brilliant at his goals, the others play their instruments well, the atmosphere is brilliant. And on a side note, Necrolord is the best cover artist I've seen and this album was one of his greater works.

When is first listened to this song, I was blown away, so great work of Symphonic elements.

One of the greatest songs written period, not just for the genre. Its an almost perfect song.

The vibe the band created here was pure magic... Especially for a debut album!

Dunkelheit - Burzum Dunkelheit - Burzum Cover Art

I love this song, It has a great riff and a deep atmospheric vibe. It projects the realist side of black metal rather than satanic cliches and myth. I usually like melodic metal and it has some melody to it, I usually prefer un-blackened metal.. But this is true art!

Dis song defines what black metal is... Other have multiple elements of metal but burzum is pure black metal... The best black metal song by far... Even lost wisdom of burzum should be in top 10.. Come on people.. Burzum is d best black metal project... Vote for it... N be a true black metal lover.. m/

This is the ultimate bm song, dimmu are great, but black metal is about atmosphere, (re)creating an image in your mind, disturbing you, making you shiver, unpredictibility and harshness, and progenies is just pop compared to this. This has all I have mentioned and more

This is how black metal can be defined. Pure nordic spirit with a raw melody and raw screams of Varg make a general kvlt atmosphere of the black metal of 90's. Hail.

The Sun No Longer Rises - Immortal The Sun No Longer Rises - Immortal Cover Art

This is the alpha and omega of REAL black metal. If your thing is pure and uncompromising black metal, look no further.

It's good but one by one and beyond the north waves are much better and should be in the top 5.

Immortal, the best Black Metal band.

Pure holocaust should be in the top 3

Progenies of the Great Apocalypse - Dimmu Borgir Progenies of the Great Apocalypse - Dimmu Borgir Cover Art

I never thought I'd get into black metal until I started listening to Immortal. Then, a friend told me that this song had vocals by Abbath in it, so I gave it a shot and I was instantly blown away. This is a symphonic black metal masterpiece. Abbath does great vocals on it, the background symphonies make you feel like your in the middle of the apocalypse, and Vortex's vocal part is powerful, mesmerizing, and just plain beautiful. This is truly a powerful ball metal masterpiece just to say the least.

I'm so shock about this. Actually, this song deserves number one next is freezing moon. What? I'm a die hard dimmu borgir fan. This list should be reviewed.

Very great song. A perfect blend of melody and a fast beat blast drums by Hellhammer and a very heavy guitar distortotion. Hands down to this song. Deserves to be in top.

Its shocking that this song is not in top 5. Dimmu is best black metal band and this is their best song.
This should be in top 5

A Fine Day to Die - Bathory A Fine Day to Die - Bathory Cover Art

You have to be kidding me! If this song is 26 then numbers 1-25 shouldn't exist. All black metal bands look up to Bathory, and owe a debt to them.

The reason why Quorthon really was a huge mastermind in Black Metal and one of the founding fathers!

This is the best song on the list and it's all the way down here?!

Gets me pumped

Forever Winter - Antim Grahan

Back when I was just a kid (about 2004) I heard this song.. the underground music scene was just uprising.. I didn't know much abt the song itself as I was a kid but it defeniteley inspired me to explore more metal music.. Hats off to this great masterpiece and the band.. let's hope the upcoming generations would appreciate old underground metal songs.

I have no words to appreciate this song because it is the best black metal songs ever in the music history. The sounds of keyboard at first is the best part of this song. (bikash)

This guys are just awful compared to Dark Funeral or Gorgoroth... Really amateurish and the vocals are overrated... Bull

We are proud to say we dare to compete with worlds metal band. Just hands up to antim grahan

Mother North - Satyricon Mother North - Satyricon Cover Art

First black metal song I had ever listened to! I stumbled across the music video on YouTube and I was so fascinated by the video and the music! Great song, great band!

Song of longing, love and vengeance of the North - Mother of Black Metal

Came here just to make sure this song gets to number 1. Classic

Very nice song, frost play like frost storm.

Blashyrkh (Mighty Ravendark) - Immortal Blashyrkh (Mighty Ravendark) - Immortal Cover Art

Might be the scariest metal song ever recorded

Demons stride at the gates of Blashyrkh!

Great song! Hands down!

Immortal. enough said

Transilvanian Hunger - Darkthrone Transilvanian Hunger - Darkthrone Cover Art

What is this doing down here? Why no darkthrone songs up there in top 3? Try the hordes of nebula, quintessence, transilvanian hunger, in the shadows of the horn, etc and just feel amazed

This song is Black Metal. If you're looking for a better example. You won't find it. I can assure you of that.

This song is all about the cold nordic spirit which is the foundation of Black Metal. Why is it #23 people?

The perfect example of a music genre called "Black Metal". Darkthrone at it's best!

The Contenders

The Call of the Wintermoon - Immortal The Call of the Wintermoon - Immortal Cover Art
Lost Wisdom - Burzum Lost Wisdom - Burzum Cover Art

This song just has the best black metal riff ever. Antim Graham is the worst metal band I've ever listen too. And Burzum has Varg Vikernes as boss, who is an incredible figure of black metal history.
Lost Wisdom forever.

Antim Graham? Is nothing compared with this band, burzum is the best black metal band ever! This song is the anthem of black metal

One of those songs, that force me to dance like wild pagan spirit.

Burzum is for me in the top 3. varg makes only masterpieces

Where Dead Angels Lie - Dissection Where Dead Angels Lie - Dissection Cover Art

Very melodic song, but dark too at the same time. Just listened it and it’s good. The riffs, solo, drumming is so good. That scream though. Not a fan of Black Metal, but this is an exception.

The amount of skill and vision Jon Nödtveid possessed is unmatchable for it's time... Outstanding song on one of the best Black Metal records ever...

I love how this song is so melodic and creepy at the same time, that gives it a really spooky atmosphere. This song is almost as spooky as the Ghostbusters movies.

This should be in the top 5 what is this masterpiece and work of a genius doing on 34 place?

Det Som En Gang Var - Burzum Det Som En Gang Var - Burzum Cover Art

I like it a bit more than Dunkelheit. I think Jesus' Tod is a better choice from that album anyway.

Best black metal song, absolutely magical

This is what I call music - tr00 music.

The darkest song ever

Black Metal - Venom

First black metal band, doesn't make it the best, but this songs deserves more respect

The grandfather of black metal - you should pay respects

It's more rock and roll than black metal.

The song that started it all

All Shall Fall - Immortal All Shall Fall - Immortal Cover Art

I think who are metal heads which do not like All Shall Fall are not the fan of the BLACK METAL. This is amazing, everyone should vote it to make it NO. 1 Black metal song.

Stronger than the Gods we fought, Triumphant for the Dark Prophecies

Number 1 for me in black metal

Nice black metal song

Gateways - Dimmu Borgir Gateways - Dimmu Borgir Cover Art

This is one of the best dimmu songs. The female is PERFEKT it’s eerie and strange

Terrible song.that female part was horrid..

THIS IS VERY SYMPHONIC BUT GREAT SONG... SO... THIS IS NOT BEST SONG OF DIMMU... THERE IS SERPENTINE OFFERING SACRILEGIOUS SCORN KINGS OF CARNIVAL CREATION BURN IN HELL (ITS COVER BUT GREAT ) AND OTHERS...

Call from the Grave - Bathory Call from the Grave - Bathory Cover Art

Seriously? 22? This song defines the dark and cold atmosphere black metal should always have.

Hear my call... From.. The grave

Deathcrush - Mayhem Deathcrush - Mayhem Cover Art

Not many things are more black metal than 3 minutes of Maniac doing vocals

Dead doing 4 minutes is.

Should go upper.

Blood Fire Death - Bathory Blood Fire Death - Bathory Cover Art

Well to be honest the most influental bathory songs for black metal were sacrifice and enter the eternal fire...

This is called Viking Metal!

Kyy - Azaghal
Enter the Eternal Fire - Bathory Enter the Eternal Fire - Bathory Cover Art

L Drago is the more powerful Beyblade than earth eagle. Earth eagle is so weak. I wish I could have L drago. L drago is attack type. I can't believe L Dargo is the forbidden bey.

Epic! Quorthon is the metal mastermind! Under The Sign of the Black Mark is a truly metal Masterpiece! Among with Woman of Dark Desires and Equimanthorn are the best of the whole album!

Fools don't put Blood Fire Death tracks in this list.

How is this 21? This is anthem of black metal

Jesus' Tod - Burzum Jesus' Tod - Burzum Cover Art

Essentially everything that BM should be, harsh, organic fast as a shark, with a hint of anti-Christianity and a touch of nature.

One of the best songs of one of the best albums. einfach das beste vom besten

Das ganze album ist eines der besten jemals

not satanic, but very poetic song of Jesus's death

The Departure - Abigail Williams The Departure - Abigail Williams Cover Art
Black Spell of Destruction - Burzum

Easily the best black metal song ever

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