Best Black Metal Songs


The Top Ten

1 Freezing Moon - Mayhem

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.

That is Black Metal hymn

This songs makes me understand what is black metal

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

2 I Am the Black Wizard - Emperor

Freezing moon is the first black metal song one will listen to, but I am the black wizards is the best one they will listen to


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

This song has all of Emperor in it. Ihsahn as always very good here. Trym has done his work well as welp as samoth.

3 Dunkelheit - Burzum

True classic

Best BM song for sure

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

This should definitely be the first. It is more than good. It is unique in its own way, very different creative and awesome. Thanks Varg!

4 The Sun No Longer Rises - Immortal

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

Immortal, the best Black Metal band. - GREYBOYY

Progenies of the apocalypse rates higher than this yet its not better than gateways from the same band :( this list is broken

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

5 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.

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. - MetalFoREVer1228

6 A Fine Day to Die - Bathory

kick ass!

Shoul be in top 3

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?!

7 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

8 Mother North - Satyricon

Your field are bleeding

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

One of my favorite s from this band

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!

9 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

10 Transilvanian Hunger - Darkthrone

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

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.

Much too low on this list


The Newcomers

? At War With Satan - Venom
? Yekteniya I: Ochishcheniye - Batushka

The Contenders

11 The Call of the Wintermoon - Immortal
12 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

13 Where Dead Angels Lie - Dissection

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.

Hands down Dissections best. An absolutely haunting track

Totally perfect

Needs to be top 3!

14 Det Som En Gang Var - Burzum

Best black metal song, absolutely magical

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

This is what I call music - tr00 music. - Black_Abbath

The darkest song ever

15 All Shall Fall - Immortal

Number 1 for me in black metal

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

Nice black metal song

16 Black Metal - Venom

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

The song that started it all

It's more rock and roll than black metal.

Best black metal song ever!

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17 Gateways - Dimmu Borgir

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

Terrible song.that female part was horrid.. - Vip3r


18 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...

19 Call from the Grave - Bathory

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

Hear my call... From.. The grave

20 Deathcrush - Mayhem

Dead doing 4 minutes is.

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

Should go upper.

21 Kyy - Azaghal


22 Enter the Eternal Fire - Bathory

How is this 21? This is anthem of black metal

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.

23 The Departure - Abigail Williams
24 Jesus' Tod - Burzum

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

Mayhem? Really #1? Posers

Das ganze album ist eines der besten jemals

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

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25 A Dying God Coming Into Human Flesh - Celtic Frost
26 From Cradle to Enslave - Cradle of Filth

Best song ever made period.

This should be number one..

27 Circle of the Tyrants - Celtic Frost
28 Against the Tide - Immortal
29 Blood and Concrete - Forgotten Tomb
30 De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas - Mayhem

Outstanding song, genuinely creepy.. - Vip3r

Freezing moon? I bet most of the people here haven't even listened to this song.

This is the greatest black metal track of all time. Truly epic in every sense of the word. I only wish Dead and Euronymous had lived to record it.

best album

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31 Journey to the End - Windir


Amazing song! - Amz_P

Are you people stupid? this should be at least in the top 10's windir put on some strange taste for the black metal comm, shame

32 Black Spell of Destruction - Burzum

Easily the best black metal song ever

33 Walk the Path of Sorrow - Satyricon
34 Raining Blood - Slayer

Thrash metal but best song of the list

Thrash metal not black metal

Learn your genres, this is thrash metal not black metal but its hella good - Morbid_Deth

35 Solarfall - Immortal

One of my best albums in BM and probably the song I like the most of it!

I think this is the best black metal song ever, just listen to the riffs, are you insane people?!

Das album at the heart of winter gehört unter die top 10 - christiansteffl

36 One by One - Immortal

My favorite song of all time, so raw.

Why is it that they're one of the most important Black Metal Bands of All Time and their highest song in the list is this far back? They should be well in the top 5!

37 Maha Kali - Dissection

Strong lyrics!
Great Melodic Black Metal Song... - Euklid

Simply the darkest lyrics ever!
Listen to it if you're an Indian metalhead and bang your heads like there's no tomorow!

38 Dimmu Borgir - Dimmu Borgir
39 Sun Was In My Eyes - Woods of Ypres
40 Ridicule Swarm - Enslaved
41 Crossing the Triangle of Flames - Darkthrone
42 Sacred Predictions - Burning Witch
43 Tyrants - Immortal

Not good! Within the dark mind has much better riffs than this. - Vip3r

Awesome song of Immortal... True black metal song (Tyrants) of legendary band Immortal and the video is really good and other stuffs like lyrics, drum, guitar, and the vocal of lead singer Abbath

44 O Father O Satan O Sun! - Behemoth

Breathtaking to the core... Although this 7 minute epic may not fall into the pure black metal category...still couldn't resist the temptation as in my opinion, it's no less vicious and atmospheric as any great black metal song ever made.. - Arhaan95


45 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Cradle of Filth

The worst cover( if I can call that) from one of the worst band ever... - Vip3r

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.

46 Capitel V: Bergtatt - Ind I Fjeldkamrene - Ulver Capitel V: Bergtatt - Ind I Fjeldkamrene - Ulver
47 Beyond the Scorpion Gate - Destroy Destroy Destroy
48 Spellcraft & Heathendom - Behemoth

The original version from Grom is a brilliant black metal track. Behemoth also remade the track death metal style for the Demonica compilation, and that version is just as great.

49 Thorns of Crimson Death - Dissection

Amazing song, Should be at least top 10 with where dead angels lie! Dissection had been the work of a genius who's named Jon Nodtveidt!

50 Angels Eternally Burn - Antim Grahan

Antim Grahan! When I remember my past I wanted to try a Black Metal song to see what Black Metal was, I listened to this band, I hated Black Metal for a long time until Darkthrone made me interested in Black Metal. - GREYBOYY

Proud to be Nepali keep it up bros

Proud to be an nepali m/

Antim grahan is like a legand band,
Their music is different from another band..
Special thanks for...PRAKASH SHAKYA...

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Top Remixes (26)

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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