Best Black Metal Songs


The Top Ten

1 Freezing Moon - Mayhem

This is the song that defines black metal for me, Great solos and riffs. The vocal performance is even better.

I wasn't crazy for the Attila version of this song but when I heard it off live in leipzeg, It was amazing. Great vocals by dead and amazing guitar by euronomous and as always great drums by necrobutcher. Rest in peace dead and euronomous

Weird disturbing and maby even evil. Say what you will about the artists the art is legend.

13% ov people voted for this song

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2 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. - Penguincamp

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

It is "I Am the Black Wizards" not "I Am the Black Wizard"...

The most epic black metal song

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3 Dunkelheit - Burzum

I think this songs must be on first position, because Burzum is best black metal band I ever listened. It's my opinion.

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!

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.

Absolute genius. One of the best Varg's songs. - Merkwurdigliebe

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4 Progenies of the Great Apocalypse - Dimmu Borgir

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

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.

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

First Black Metal song I heard loved it ever since

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5 The Sun No Longer Rises - Immortal

Immortal, the best Black Metal band. - GREYBOYY

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

Pure holocaust should be in the top 3


6 Forever Winter - Antim Grahan

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

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) - vikash83

This is overrated awful garbage - christangrant

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7 A Fine Day to Die - Bathory

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. - ryanrimmel

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

Gets me pumped

1. Freezing Moon
2. A Fine Day to Die
3. Enter the Eternal Flame
4. Dunkelheit
5. I am the Black Wizard

8 Blashyrkh (Mighty Ravendark) - Immortal

Demons stride at the gates of Blashyrkh!

Might be the scariest metal song ever recorded - Shake_n_Bake13

Great song! Hands down! - Ananya

Immortal. enough said

9 Mother North - Satyricon

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!

Very nice song, frost play like frost storm. - GREYBOYY

One of my favorite s from this band

Great song,great video clip,satyricon on their best

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10 All Shall Fall - Immortal

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

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The Contenders

11 Lost Wisdom - Burzum

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 - christiansteffl

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12 The Call of the Wintermoon - Immortal
13 Gateways - Dimmu Borgir


14 Transilvanian Hunger - Darkthrone

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

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 is the purest expression of black metal. #24? Kill me.

Much too low on this list

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15 Blood Fire Death - Bathory

This is called Viking Metal! - GREYBOYY

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

16 Deathcrush - Mayhem

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

Should go upper.

17 Enter the Eternal Fire - Bathory

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.

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.

18 Kyy - Azaghal
19 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Cradle of Filth

The original version was more black metal than this!

This song is originally composed by iron maiden not cradle of filth

Get this song off the list, it's nothing like black metal and neither is cradle anymore.

They ruined this song - SoldierOfFortune

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20 Hvis Lyset Tar Oss - Burzum

Seek the darkness and hell and you will find nothing but evolution. - torth

Sehr sehr starke hymne. the hymn of black metal - christiansteffl

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Top Remixes (21)

1. The Sun No Longer Rises - Immortal
2. Progenies of the Great Apocalypse - Dimmu Borgir
3. I Am the Black Wizard - Emperor
1. Freezing Moon - Mayhem
2. Kyy - Azaghal
3. Deathcrush - Mayhem
1. All Shall Fall - Immortal
2. Blood Fire Death - Bathory
3. Incipit Satan - Gorgoroth

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