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.

Atilla tries too hard to sound creepy but instead messes with the brain..decent solo by Euronymous towards the end but nowhere near the best song, shouldn't even be in the top 500 list...the title track is the only genuinely good and creepy song and it should instead be number 1 not this.. - Vip3r

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2 I Am the Black Wizard - Emperor

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

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

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

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

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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.

Best BM song for sure

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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

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.

Pathetic album.very disappointing.production is terrible..I understand black metal's production is meant to be bad but what's this. Can't hear the nuances of the instrument at all.just feels like my ear is clogged and buzzing. - Vip3r

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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

Shoul be in top 3

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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 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


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The Newcomers

? Chainsaw Gutsf*** - Mayhem

It was nominated most brutal lyrics killer bass, guitar, and drumming and not to forget maniac's vocals

One of my favorite Mayhem songs, but I kinda liked the Dead version more

The name sounds more like a Cannibal Corpse song than a Mayhem song.

? Empty - Morgul

Underground band this is such a great melodic black metal song

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

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13 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?

Deserves top 10 over dimmu borgir any day

Needs to be top 3!

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14 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

15 Black Metal - Venom

The song that started it all

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

It's more rock and roll than black metal.

Best black metal song ever!

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16 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


17 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...

18 Deathcrush - Mayhem

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

Dead doing 4 minutes is.

Should go upper.

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 Kyy - Azaghal


21 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.

22 The Departure - Abigail Williams
23 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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24 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

25 A Dying God Coming Into Human Flesh - Celtic Frost
26 Circle of the Tyrants - Celtic Frost
27 Against the Tide - Immortal
28 Blood and Concrete - Forgotten Tomb
29 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.

Das komplette album ist saustark - christiansteffl

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30 Walk the Path of Sorrow - Satyricon
31 Raining Blood - Slayer

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

Thrash metal not black metal

32 Journey to the End - Windir

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

33 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.

34 Solarfall - Immortal

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

35 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.

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

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36 Sun Was In My Eyes - Woods of Ypres
37 Ridicule Swarm - Enslaved
38 Det Som En Gang Var - Burzum

The darkest song ever

39 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

40 Crossing the Triangle of Flames - Darkthrone
41 Sacred Predictions - Burning Witch
42 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


43 Capitel V: Bergtatt - Ind I Fjeldkamrene - Ulver Capitel V: Bergtatt - Ind I Fjeldkamrene - Ulver
44 Beyond the Scorpion Gate - Destroy Destroy Destroy
45 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.

46 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...

47 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!

48 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.

It should be in the top 10 list

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49 Angel of Death - Slayer

Again, not black metal its thrash metal! - Morbid_Deth

It's thrash metal,which numbskull added this here. - Vip3r

50 Funeral Fog - Mayhem

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

Boring and bland, same as freezing moon - Vip3r

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Top Remixes (25)

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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