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.

Beautiful lyrics riffs and drums. topped with an amazing solo and written by my god - Morbid_Deth

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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

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

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"...

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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.

This should be first

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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. my opinion.

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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

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

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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 Newcomers

? Capitel IV: Een Stemme Locker - Ulver
? Capitel III: Braablick Blev Hun Vaer - Ulver

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 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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14 Black Metal - Venom

The song that started it all

Best black metal song ever!

It's more rock and roll than black metal.


15 Gateways - Dimmu Borgir


16 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...

17 Deathcrush - Mayhem

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

Should go upper.

18 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.

19 Kyy - Azaghal
20 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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21 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

22 The Departure - Abigail Williams
23 De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas - Mayhem

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

Das komplette album ist saustark - christiansteffl

24 A Dying God Coming Into Human Flesh - Celtic Frost
25 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...

26 Walk the Path of Sorrow - Satyricon
27 Raining Blood - Slayer

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

28 Solarfall - Immortal

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

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29 One by One - Immortal

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!

30 Call from the Grave - Bathory

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

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31 Tyrants - Immortal

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

32 Circle of the Tyrants - Celtic Frost
33 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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34 Where Dead Angels Lie - Dissection

What the hell this masterpiece is doing on 79th?

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

35? This list is officialy retarded

WHY AMS THIS NOTS HIGHER?!?!? - Mikbiter15

35 Crossing the Triangle of Flames - Darkthrone
36 Sacred Predictions - Burning Witch
37 O Father O Satan O Sun! - Behemoth


38 Infected - Antim Grahan
39 Beyond the Scorpion Gate - Destroy Destroy Destroy
40 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.

41 300 - Antim Grahan

Antim grahan best singer in the world

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42 War - Burzum

Awesome Cover

43 Angel of Death - Slayer

Again, not black metal its thrash metal! - Morbid_Deth

44 My Funeral - Dark Funeral

Amazing awesome song. The video is as incredible as it is disturbing. True artistic masterpiece.

Favorite band! Should be at a higher rank though. This song is awesome in my opinion.

This one is just epic. Known far beyond black metal genre.

Ambience, Drumming and Guittar riffs are epic in this song.(I can't believe that people voted up bands like Antim grahan:/ this list doesn't make sense )

45 Inno a Satana - Emperor

Hell yes!

46 Stone Hunter - Vhumi
47 Quintessence - Darkthrone

The god the riff!

48 Funeral Fog - Mayhem

Far out, I'm not a black or death metal fan, but this blew me away

49 Carving a Giant - Gorgoroth


Babies, you never know what is black metal. Just hear open the gates and shut the fk up

50 Drown in Ashes - Celtic Frost
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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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