Most Overrated Black Metal Bands


The Top Ten

1 Mayhem Mayhem Mayhem is a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1984 in Oslo, regarded as one of the pioneers of the Norwegian black metal scene.

Deathcrush, Live in Leipzig and De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas are good but everything else is terrible (Grand Declaration of War) - KobraKid

2 Watain Watain Watain are a Swedish black metal band from Uppsala, formed in 1998. The band's name is taken from a recording by the American black metal group Von.

Completely terrible some good songs but that's it and some people say they are one of the greatest Black Metal bands of all time. - KobraKid

3 Cradle of Filth Cradle of Filth Cradle of Filth are a British extreme metal band that formed in Suffolk in 1991. The band's musical style evolved from black metal to a cleaner and more "produced" amalgam of gothic metal, symphonic black metal and other extreme metal styles.

I actually like Cradle of Filth but there are much greater bands in the third wave like Nokturnal Mortum - KobraKid

4 Dimmu Borgir Dimmu Borgir Dimmu Borgir is a Norwegian symphonic black metal band from Oslo, Norway, formed in 1993. The name is derived from Dimmuborgir, a volcanic formation in Iceland, the name of which means "dark cities" or "dark castles/fortresses" in Icelandic, Faroese and Old Norse.

Terrible third wave symphonic black metal band that are number 7 or 8 on a lot of lists including the one on this site. - KobraKid

5 Dark Funeral Dark Funeral Dark Funeral is a Swedish black metal band from Stockholm Sweden, founded by guitarists Blackmoon and Lord Ahriman in 1993. They emerged during the second wave of black metal.

An okay band but not good enough to be in lists of the greatest black metal bands for a Swedish black metal band that is actualay good check out Dissection and Marduk and avoid bands like Watain - KobraKid

6 Satyricon Satyricon

Their first 3 albums from the band are amazing especially Dark Midieval Times and Nemisis Divinia but everything after sucks with a maximum of 2 good songs from each album - KobraKid

7 Naglfar Naglfar Naglfar is a Swedish melodic black metal band formed in 1992. The group was formed by Jens Rydén and Kristoffer Olivius, originally under the name Uninterred.

Another Swedish black metall band you should avoid not that good instead check out the german black metal band NagElfar with an e. - KobraKid

8 Enslaved Enslaved Enslaved is a Norwegian extreme metal band formed in Haugesund in June 1991. They are currently based in Bergen, Norway.
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10 Gorgoroth Gorgoroth Gorgoroth is a Norwegian black metal band based in Bergen. Formed in 1992 by Infernus, the band is named after the dead plateau of evil and darkness in the land of Mordor.

The Contenders

11 Emperor Emperor Emperor was a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1991, regarded as highly influential by critics and emerging black metal bands.
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