Best Black Metal Songs

The Top Ten Best Black Metal Songs

1 Freezing Moon - Mayhem

This song makes me feel like I'm in the middle of some cold forest in Norway. - RiverVibeZ

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!

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Varg Vikernes; the very definition of Black Metal!

4 A Fine Day to Die - Bathory

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

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?!

GOAT Black Metal song. - RiverVibeZ

5 The Sun No Longer Rises - Immortal

Immortal, the best Black Metal band. - GREYBOYY

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.

Pure holocaust should be in the top 3

6 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

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

Man I was a huge fan of this song but never knew it was so great in black metal category, feeling great

8 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

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

One of my favorite s from this band

9 Where Dead Angels Lie - Dissection

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. - Userguy44

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.

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...

What the hell this masterpiece is doing on 79th?

10 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

The Contenders

11 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.

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

12 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...

13 The Call of the Wintermoon - Immortal
14 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!

15 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

16 Det Som En Gang Var - Burzum

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

The darkest song ever

Best black metal song, absolutely magical

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

17 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

Nice black metal song

Number 1 for me in black metal

18 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


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

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

Dead doing 4 minutes is.

Should go upper.

21 Kyy - Azaghal


22 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.

How is this 21? This is anthem of black metal

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 Jesus' Tod - Burzum

Mayhem? Really #1? Posers

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

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

24 The Departure - Abigail Williams
25 Black Spell of Destruction - Burzum

Easily the best black metal song ever

26 Against the Tide - Immortal
27 Circle of the Tyrants - Celtic Frost
28 Journey to the End - Windir

Amazing song! - Amz_P

One of the Best



29 Blood and Concrete - Forgotten Tomb
30 De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas - Mayhem

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

Outstanding song, genuinely creepy.. - Vip3r

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

31 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!

32 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

33 Walk the Path of Sorrow - Satyricon
34 Dimmu Borgir - Dimmu Borgir
35 O Father O Satan O Sun! - Behemoth

The vibe, the ambiance, the vocals... Everything about this song feels so right!

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


36 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!

My favorite song of all time, so raw.

37 Sun Was In My Eyes - Woods of Ypres
38 Ridicule Swarm - Enslaved
39 Crossing the Triangle of Flames - Darkthrone
40 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

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

41 Capitel V: Bergtatt - Ind I Fjeldkamrene - Ulver
42 Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer - Behemoth

A song written within an hour and this impactful, still impressed!

43 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.

44 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!

45 Night's Blood - Dissection

The best of the rest. Though I won't call it a pure black metal song, but it doesn't matter to me, the album and this particular song in general has had the most number of plays in my smartphone since last five years. I love it. - Vip3r

How.. Is this. Number sevent y.. f our.

You guys, seriously, just listen to it

46 Ov Fire and the Void - Behemoth

I think this is the great song of BEHEMOTH and it should be in top 10... OV FIRE AND THE VOID has great video with fast drum, guitar and off course the vocal of Nergal is really awesome... It is the best black metal song I have ever heard and BEHEMOTH totally rocks and Behemoth is the Polish best black metal band I have ever heard... God bless them

It is one of the best black metal I ever heard!
the band has a really fast drummer and a great vocal!

Behemoth is a great band, I also love this song too, but Behemoth is a Blackened Death Metal band guys, shouldn't be in this list sorry.

Best black metal song for ever by far!

47 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...

48 Yekteniya I: Ochishcheniye - Batushka
49 Funeral Fog - Mayhem

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

50 In the Shadow of Our Pale Companion - Agalloch
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