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 Symphonic Black Metal

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

4 Melodic Black Metal
5 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

6 Ambient Black Metal
7 Red & Anarchist Black Metal

These subgenres are getting ridiculous

-Ives - ryanrimmel

8 Progressive Black Metal
9 Depressive/Suicidal Black Metal

Yes, this exists.

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

Woods of Desolation is the best DSBM. Check him out - danimey

10 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

The Newcomers

? Noise Black Metal

Gnaw Their Tongues and Dead Reptile Shrine

? Blackened Goregrind

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

Believe it or not, it's real: Lifelover, Psychonaut 4.
A lot of people refer to those two as depressive bm but they sound nothing like Trist or Make a Change Kill Yourself.
I've seen more and more people refering to these two as alternative bm.

13 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.

*shoe gaze, it's a mixture of shoe gaze and black metal, listen to mbv you poser

14 Technical Black Metal
15 Cosmic Black Metal
16 Industrial Black Metal
17 Bestial Black Metal
18 Blackened Crustgrind
19 Black/Doom
20 Blackened Grind
21 Vaporwave Black Metal

Yvyy from Brazil

22 Post-Black Metal
23 Blackened Crust Punk
24 Black Crust
25 Black Punk
26 Black/Death
27 Blackened Death Metal
28 Raw Black Metal

Bands such as:
- Satanic Warmaster
- Horna
- Sargeist
- Judas Iscariot

29 Folk Black Metal
30 Pagan Black Metal
31 Viking Black Metal
32 Psychedelic Black Metal

A Forest of Stars and Oranssi Pazuzu

33 Experimental Black Metal

Liturgy and Stalaggh

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