Bathory was a Swedish Black/Viking Metal band formed in 1983 by Quorthon and Jonas Åkerlund. Bathory's first 4 albums layed the blueprint for Scandinavian Black Metal. Quorthon is often credited with creating the "shrieking" vocal style of Black Metal. Their 5th album, Hammerheart (1990) displayed ...read more.
The best band ever
Doesn’t get better than this.
Venom are an English extreme metal band formed in 1979 in Newcastle upon Tyne. Coming to prominence towards the end of the new wave of British heavy metal, Venom's first two albums—Welcome to Hell and Black Metal—are considered a major influence on thrash metal and extreme metal in general.
The revolutionary band which changed many things for good - Ananya
SHOULD BE NUMBER TWO AT LEAST HARD TO ARGUE WITH BATHORY THOUGH
3 Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate was a Danish heavy metal band from Copenhagen, formed in 1981 by vocalist King Diamond and guitarist Hank Shermann.
This is my favorite first wave Black Metal band. - Rambles
4 Celtic Frost
Celtic Frost was a Swiss extreme metal band from Zürich. They are known for their strong influence on the development of extreme metal. Formed in 1981 as Hellhammer, the band became Celtic Frost in 1984 and was active until 1993.
One of the first Black Metal bands, very influential. But often overlooked because of bands such as Burzum and Mayhem. - IronSabbathPriest
Frost has been amazing since the time they were known - Ananya
Sodom is a German thrash metal band from Gelsenkirchen, formed in 1981. They have gone through many line-up changes, leaving bassist vocalist Tom Angelripper as the only constant member.
9 Death SS
Hellhammer was a Swiss extreme metal band from Nurensdorf, active during 1981–1984. They are regarded as a key influence on black metal, and one of the founders of death metal.
They are kings
(Mayhem is great, but they are 2nd wave…)
Atilla from Mayhem was the vocalist - ryanrimmel
Mayhem is a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1984 in Oslo, regarded as one of the pioneers of the Norwegian black metal scene. The band is also known for the infamous events surrounding them including the 1991 suicide of vocalist Dead (in which former guitarist Euronymous took pictures of Dead's ...read more.
Mayhem must be on top 1 first wave is mayhem all the voter doesn't know anything about blackmetal
This is the first wave. Mayhem was not a part of the first wave, they were the second wave - ryanrimmel
Second Wave Jackoffs!
Vulcano is an extreme metal band from Santos, São Paulo, Brazil. Founded in 1981, it is one of the first Brazilian heavy metal bands of note; with reference to their influence on the South American black metal scene, Terrorizer reported that "many believe that Vulcano not only kick-started musical ...read more.
Destruction is a German thrash metal band. They are considered one of the "The Big Four" of the German thrash metal scene, the others being Kreator, Sodom and Tankard.
Sarcófago was an influential Brazilian extreme metal band. They were fronted by Sepultura's original singer, Wagner Lamounier, and Geraldo Minelli.