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One of the most influential black metal albums of all time.
One of the most influential black metal album, immortal has always been amazing. - Ananya
The songs, the lyrics, the guitar, the drums, the bass, the cover art, THE BEST!
I always contended that Blood Fire Death was the greatest black metal album ever, but recently I saw Mayhem perform this album in its entirety live, front row. I knew the show was gonna be intense, but woa. They gradually turned the lights down, and fogged up the entire venue. After a dramatic intro, the members came out were black hooded robes. I was about 5-10 feet from Necrobutcher and Charles Hedger for pretty much the entire show. I made I contact with Necrobutcher at least 20 times that night and he had this blank, intimidating stare that could turn a man to Stone. Anyway, I had never seen a video of a recent mayhem show, and during the first breakdown in Funeral Fog, Atilla comes out with his hood up and... He literally looked like a demon of some sort. They made the whole album seem like a concept album with weird rituals in between songs. By far the most captivating show I've seen since King Diamond.
Sorry I rambled a lot. - ryanrimmel
The album cover is the most black metal thing I've ever seen
Emperor is amazing.
Amazing! - Oliwally
I am the black wizards..in no no Satana
Emperor is back! Emperor rules! m/ - Ananya
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!
You will most likely get abwt 4 or more favourites in your first listen of the album and I'm talking abwt serious addictive songs in the short list of songs there are in there -Nutty NycV 3 Comments
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
Det som en gang var are a musical masterpieceV 5 Comments
Varg Vikernes Masterpiece! This Album got me into the World of "Black Metal"!
A true black metal classic!
Best after The Mysteriis in my opinion.
Dunkelheit is the ultimate black metal songV 4 Comments
Melodic and Violent, led by a man who followed his beliefs, no matter what you think of the, til the end.
One of the best albums I've ever heard.
Masterpiece, so evil but beautiful, Jon was truly a genius!
This or the Somberlain has to easily be the best black metal, of not best ALBUM of all time.V 2 Comments
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?
27th? Really they are black metal demons! And this album is such badass!
A blaze in the northern sky! 😈 - Ananya
IN THE SHADOW OF THE HOOORNS
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
Bathory's debut is the biggest influence
#17? Needs to be in top ten! totally sold out,elements in this awesome, raw riffs! , perfect. - 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 devilish stuff totally blends in the real darkness, masterpiece! - Ananya
The true emperors of black metal with their unmatched evilness and magic.
Each song got more riffs to make an album.
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...
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.
This album is one fine vintage of black metal savagery! - InsanityJoe
Best album of all time!
This is actually my favorite Darkthrone album. I love the drone-ish sound it has. - Caleb9000
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.
No matter how all of you voted for mayhem, this is the best black metal album ever
This one is sold out - Ananya
Has anyone ever listened to this masterpiece? Y the hell its in 36?
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
How is this not higher?
Underrated album, better that many because they don't just rip off Bathory while capturing that early Black Metal sound.
Every time I listen to this album I wonder how beautiful it was
This is perfect.
This is a sheer class...
Black metal my ass.
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 is mind blowing
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
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 album, They haven't sold out completely listen to hammer of witches and cryptonia
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Top Remixes (19)
2. Hvis Lyset Tar Oss - Burzum
3. Transilvanian Hunger - Darkthrone
2. A Blaze in the Northern Sky - Darkthrone
3. Under the Sign of the Black Mark - Bathory
2. Storm of the Light's Bane - Dissection
3. In the Nightside Eclipse - Emperor
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