Best Black Metal Subgenres


The Top Ten

1 Old School Black Metal

This is about the early bands of the 90ss, mostly from Norway and some from Sweden

-Dark Funeral - ryanrimmel

2 Atmospheric Black Metal

-Ancient Wisdom
-Wolves in the Throne Room - ryanrimmel

3 First Wave of Black Metal

The bands in the 80s that heavily influenced Black Metal as we know it. Some of these bands sound nothing like Norwegian Black Metal, but each band influenced the genre, whether it be lyrics, vocals, production, or image.

-Mercyful Fate
-Celtic Frost
-Sabbat - ryanrimmel

4 Symphonic Black Metal

-Old Man's Child
-Dimmu Borgir
-Cradle of Filth - ryanrimmel

5 Melodic Black Metal
6 Ambient Black Metal
7 Red & Anarchist Black Metal

These subgenres are getting ridiculous

-Ives - ryanrimmel

8 Progressive Black Metal
9 Unblack Metal

You can hate me for adding this on here, I'm not even a fan. But this is better than Socialist and Depressive BM

-Crimson Moonlight
-Horde - ryanrimmel

10 Depressive/Suicidal Black Metal

Yes, this exists.

-Make a Change... Kill Yourself
-Shining - ryanrimmel

The Contenders

11 National Socialist Black Metal

I can't believe this is a thing

-Fullmoon - ryanrimmel

They just talk about Polotics Mythology and Paganism. There are some insane band like Peste Noire, Nokturnal Mortum and Inferum.

12 Alternative Black Metal
13 Cosmic Black Metal
14 Blackgaze

A mixture of show-gaze and black metal (its more of a subgenre that steams from atmospheric black metal).

Bands like Agalloch and Alcest.

Many of the popular bands are French.

15 Technical Black Metal
16 Blackened Crustgrind
17 Post-Black Metal
18 Industrial Black Metal
19 Blackened Crust Punk
20 Black Crust
21 Black Punk
22 Black/Death
23 Blackened Death Metal
24 Bestial Black Metal
25 Black/Doom
26 Blackened Grind
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Top Remixes

1. Atmospheric Black Metal
2. Progressive Black Metal
3. Old School Black Metal
1. Old School Black Metal
2. First Wave of Black Metal
3. Symphonic Black Metal


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