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.
1 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
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.
This band is the Cradle of Filth of black metal. They live on their past successes and the quality of their products shows it.
Why is this even here?
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.
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...
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.
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 (a fictional location in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings).
6 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.
They only have two good songs, gateways and Progenies of the what what, they pale in comparison to most traditional BM bands, but are not badnin symphonic stuff, so leave em out of Traditional BM lists please - Nutty Nyc
Worst vocalist ever - FromScytheToSceptre
Fake black metal hipsters.
11 Eye Blister
Literally put on youtube as the worst metal band ever - Mikbiter15
12 Morbid Anal Fog
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?
14 Ghost Bath
Insufferable! - Spineapple
16 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.
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
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.
Their second album isn’t even where the term “black metal” came from. The earliest I’ve seen it is on the “masters of black metal” demo tape by Holy Moses back in 1980.
19 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 Carpathian Forest
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.