Worst Black Metal Bands

These are the worst of the worst, saddest excuse of black metal by far! Some of these are good stage performers, but their music is just awful TBH.

The Top Ten

1 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.

The Lead Singer of Venom Said it best, Cradle of Filth is not black metal, They are called crap! - Mikbiter15

They ruined Hallowed Be Thy Name they deserve to be number 1 on this list - christangrant

A bunch of Black metal wannabes! They ain't black metal enou gh. a nd their quote "Jesus is a C**T ", it grammatically incorrect. 1st, jesus WAS existent, so if you're talking about someone who is around today, you'd be talking about a guy named Jesus as in, HEY ZOOS! - Mikbiter15

2 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.

This band is the Cradle of Filth of black metal. They live on their past successes and the quality of their products shows it.


Burzum, Darkthrone, Gorgoroth, Immortal, Absurd, and Satanic Warmaster should not be on this list. This band sucks after Dead committed suicide, and basically became a bad meme band after Euronymous was taken down.

3 Burzum Burzum Burzum is an influential black metal solo project of Norwegian musician and writer Varg Vikernes. Burzum came to prominence at the beginning of the Norwegian Black Metal scene in the early 1990s. Vikernes was imprisoned for 21 years for the murder of Mayhem guitarist Euronymous, and charges of church ...read more.

Varg Is Cruel, why should the After-Varg Be any Different? -Davy Jones - Mikbiter15

Vary is a monster and his music is trash by association.

BURZUM is the worst band? JOKE OF THE CENTURY.

4 Absurd Absurd Absurd is a German pagan black metal band, and has been classified as a "right-wing extremist" group by the Thuringian Landesbehörde für Verfassungsschutz.

I am totally against any National Socialist Black Metal! - Mikbiter15

Bad music, bad people...

5 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.
6 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.
7 Detsörgsekälf
8 Trollech
9 Eye Blister

Literally put on youtube as the worst metal band ever - Mikbiter15

10 Morbid Anal Fog

The Contenders

11 Ghost Bath

Insufferable! - Spineapple

12 Silencer
13 Fadades
14 Immortal Immortal Immortal is a black metal band from Bergen, Norway, founded in 1990 by frontman and guitarist Abbath Doom Occulta and former guitarist Demonaz Doom Occulta.

What? Why are they on here?

15 Darkthrone Darkthrone Darkthrone is a Norwegian black metal band. It formed in 1986 as a death metal band under the name Black Death. In 1991, the band embraced a black metal style influenced by Bathory and Celtic Frost and became one of the leading bands in the Norwegian black metal scene. Their first three black metal ...read more.

I think I just did a double take. What? - IronSabbathPriest

16 Venom Venom 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.

Vastly overrated, but by no means a bad band. If you can cal them black metal anyway.

17 Carpathian Forest
18 Satanic Warmaster Satanic Warmaster Satanic Warmaster is a black metal band from Lappeenranta in southern Finland. Musician "Werwolf" began recording under this name in 1998. Satanic Warmaster has sold tens of thousands of albums worldwide without the support of any major distribution companies or record labels.
19 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.
20 Nifelheim
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