Greatest Black Metal Albums
The Top Ten
The most trve warriors of Stana, fighting against degenerate god and genres like Pop, Rap, Alternative and really any genre that isn't Metal. We will revive you Euronymous. One day we will. - Metalhead666
One of the most influential black metal albums of all time.
One of the most influential black metal albums - Ananya
The songs, the lyrics, the guitar, the drums, the bass, the cover art, THE BEST!
The album cover is the most black metal thing I've ever seen
The level of detail is incredible
Emperor is amazing.
Amazing! - Oliwally
One of my top 15 favorite albums of all time. The reason why this is the best black metal album is that it could be released at any point in time (including today) and still be perfect, due to the experimental nature and unique production. - Caleb9000
No way this one's not #1. - GREYBOYY
The best black metal album ever!
Classic, cult & legend!
Best Black Metal album ever. Every track it's an atmospheric landscape.
Torment, Hatred, Passion, Rage, Sadness, and Darkness in the purest form delivered through the incomparable howls, thrashing riffs, and smashing drums of the most inspired musician of the millennium, and what a badass name too.
Much more then only black metal! This is art! - torth
I believe there will be nothing better then this masterpiece! The intention was to bring a counter reaction to death metal.
He was the reason that black metal was born!
This album is more then black metal! - torth
Varg Vikernes Masterpiece! This Album got me into the World of "Black Metal"!
A true black metal classic!
I was hypnotized with this album
Best after The Mysteriis in my opinion.
Melodic and Violent, led by a man who followed his beliefs, no matter what you think of the, til the end.
Masterpiece, so evil but beautiful, Jon was truly a genius!
One of the best albums I've ever heard.
.. Can't understand its on this positions... Must be a matter of definition if its a black metal thing... The musicality of this album isn't still unmatched, secound to none in extreme Metal.
Me (sees both transilvanian hunger and de mysteriis dom sathanas in list)
what do I choose
this one has a much better atmosphere, better, rawer production, better vocals, just damn amazing - shoulderboythemetalhead
Very good album. One of the first BM albums that I heard. It's not my favorite of all time it's just my favorite in the top ten as well as gorgoroths destroyer and immortals at the heart of winter. Those 3 are my favorite in the top 10 on this list.
I got this when I was 8or 9years old, one of my favourite. - Ananya
No des ni nada no?
Awesome album, long and complex tracks with great riffs
The battle rages on. - Caleb9000
My favourite black metal album by my favourite black metal band.
It has great production, fantastic riffs, awesome lyrics.
The album that perfected the guitar sound for the 2nd wave of Black Metal to follow and proto-typed so called viking,pagan metal, basically indefinable and any top ten black metal list should not include Bathory or early Venom for that reason. They are beyond this.
This is great to listen to while playing Skyrim.
A True Masterpiece! with unique production and beautiful acoustic part, quorthon's Fantastic harsh vocals, killer riffs, just... there is no way to describe this masterpiece. so great, so brutal and so beautiful at the same time. - MoeinTPS
Bergtatt effortlessly blends black metal and folk music. The true black metal masterpiece. - HvisLysetTarOss
27th?! Really they are black metal demons!
A blaze in the northern sky! 😈 - Ananya
IN THE SHADOW OF THE HOOORNS
This album should be number one because it basically started the black metal scene
Bathory's debut is the biggest influence
...a beautiful vision. - Ananya
This should be in top 5
They are the sons. the sons of northern darkness
What the f*** is wrong with you people, this is the greastest black metal album ever! Next to Blood Fire Death from Bathory!
This and Nightside are absolute classics. Everything that came later is pretty mediocre though. - Abaddon666
This should be number 1! Simply THE best black metal album. It has never been bettered. How is this only at 14?!
The true emperors of black metal with their unmatched evilness and magic.
Each song got more riffs to make an album.
The flutes and ambient keyboards just make this album so atmospheric. It takes me to another time and place, far away from the degeneracy and shallowness of the modern world.
Basically, these guys started the whole "Viking medieval" thing in black metal, later used by Enslaved and many other bands.
This album doesn't get the attention it gets.
Each song on the album is basically my favorite.
This needs to be higher. It's basically pre-Opeth.
One of my favourite BM albums. Love the cold, medieval vibe. - Abaddon666
This devilish stuff totally blends in the real darkness, masterpiece! - Ananya
Perfection is this blackened prog-folk metal album. Perhaps, a one of a kind band. Take note that this is not what a purist would called "black metal". But this album is a journey on itself. Hypnotic.
I don't like putting one album over the next... but Deathcrush is amazing - shoulderboythemetalhead
Hahhaha, I love this one, Death Metal/Grindcore elements in this album are awesome, utra fast drumming, tempo changes, everything is awesome, and Euronymous's best riffs. - GREYBOYY
What a unmatched evilness and charisma...
Everything is awesome - Ananya
Not black metal!
Lay down your souls to the gods rock 'n roll! lol! - Vip3r
Black metal my ass.
This one should be at least top 10. Come on!
How is this not higher?
On of the best album ever created (without division into music genre)
Every time I listen to this album I wonder how beautiful it was
This is perfect.
This is a sheer class...
No matter how all of you voted for mayhem, this is the best black metal album ever
Has anyone ever listened to this masterpiece? Y the hell its in 36?
Taake took the black metal scene to a whole new level... memorable... beautiful. - Ananya
No Celtic Frost means no black metal... They pioneered the genre and this album was one of those earliest first-waves stuffs!
This one MUST be at the 2nd spot after Bathory!
Simply excellent piece of creation. Celtic frost always have produced technically and musically awesome albums but this one out stands everything.
Honestly: I believe everything started here, «Into The Crypt of Rays», where the «Danse Macabre» that Black Metal has begun in the «Circle of the Tyrants» became a rite. This is the album to celebrate the Triumph Of Death...
Underrated album, better that many because they don't just rip off Bathory while capturing that early Black Metal sound.
Not black metal!
Blackened Death Metal =/= Black Metal
And it's not even that good - shoulderboythemetalhead
The album is genius and one of the best blackened death metal albums of this new era
The best black metal album ever!
This album perfect, no other way to put it. Each track literally can't be improved.
Number 34? This is the pinnacle of Black Metal folks. The trio format of Darkthrone is forever unmatched
Best album of all time!
Deserves top 10
This is actually my favorite Darkthrone album. I love the drone-ish sound it has. - Caleb9000
This album way too low. - DKmen
Awesome and beautiful. Should be in the top 10.
This album is one fine vintage of black metal savagery! - InsanityJoe
A unique black/folk metal sound from Transilvania. A true spiritual journey, this album is one of a kind, remembering us once again about our strong bounding with nature and the earth.
Before they turned to garbage. It just sounds good. So good.
Love this, but why is everything else they've done so crap. - Abaddon666
This album is mind blowing
Best Cradle of Filth album. - Abaddon666
If we are going to call COF black metal.. Then this album is awesome! I think if we are going to talk about the true black metal albums I think "Under The Sign Of The Black Mark" and "Burzum" and "In The Nightside Eclipse" are my top 3. - nooreldeen
This is pure black metal, so is cruelity and the beast. Both amazing
Favourite CoF album. - Abaddon666
How come none of Immortal's early albums are in the top 10? - Metalhead666
Cradle of Filth has definitely sold out, but this one is a masterpiece!
Their first 5 with barker are all brutal masterpieces plain and simple.
Great, but not as good as Dusk... - Abaddon666
Great album, They haven't sold out completely listen to hammer of witches and cryptonia