Black Metal

Black metal finds its roots in bands such as Venom and Bathory, and is often characterized by an inherently evil tone and a raspy vocal style (Quorthon of Bathory may or may not be the originator of this vocal style, but once you've heard him, you'll realize how influential he was to the scene). The earlier bands focused on minimal instrumentation, as represented by Darkthrone, early Mayhem, and older Immortal, while another group of bands explored a more symphonic, keyboard-driven style (Emperor, Cradle Of Filth, Dimmu Borgir) and still others have migrated towards an eclectic, avant-garde direction (Arcturus, new Mayhem). Norway continues to be the primary exporter of black metal bands, though certainly other countries around the world have produced fine black metal bands.


1349 Disiplin Nachtmystium
A Forest Of Stars Dodecahedron Naglfar
Abbath Dødheimsgard Necromantia
Abigor Dornenreich Necrophobic
Aborym Dragonlord Negura Bunget
Abruptum Drudkh Nokturnal Mortum
Absu Elvira Madigan Notre Dame
The Abyss Emperor Oathean
Aeternus Enochian Crescent Obtained Enslavement
Agathodaimon Enslaved Obtest
Ajattara Enthral Opera IX
Akercocke Enthroned Ophthalamia
Akhenaton Ephel Duath Orakle
The Amenta Ethereal Pandemonium Oranssi Pazuzu
Anaal Nathrakh Ex Deo Ov Hell
Ancient Fleurety Panopticon
Ancient Rites Fog Phazm
... And Oceans Frost Like Ashes Pillorian
Angst Skvadron Gehenna Primordial
Anorexia Nervosa Goatwhore Principality Of Hell
Apostasy Golden Dawn Radigost
Arallu Gorgoroth Ragnarok
Arcturus Graveworm Renascent
Arthemesia Hades Almighty Rivendell
Astarte Hate Profile Sacramentum
Asterius Haxxon Sanctus
Astral Luminous Hecate Enthroned Satan's Host
Aurora Borealis Heidenreich Satan's Wrath
Axamenta Helheim Satyricon
The Axis Of Perdition Hellsaw Sear Bliss
Azahel's Forest Helrunar Secrets Of The Moon
Bal-Sagoth Heresi Setherial
Barathrum Hic Iacet Shade Empire
Bathory Himinbjorg Siebenburgen
Batushka Hollenthon Sinsaenum
Behemoth Horde Sirius
Beherit Hortus Animae Solefald
Besatt Howls Of Ebb Somnus
Bestial Warlust Hyperion Sort Vokter
Bethlehem I Source Of Tide
Bishop Of Hexen ICS Vortex Stormlord
The Black Immortal Subliritum
Black Anvil Impaled Nazarene Suidakra
Black Crucifixion Imperial Triumphant Summoning
Bloodway Jotunspor Susperia
Blut Aus Nord Judas Iscariot Svart Crown
Borknagar Kampfar Taake
Bosse-De-Nage Keep Of Kalessin Thee Maldoror Kollective
Brown Jenkins Khold Thorns
Burzum Klabautamann Thou Art Lord
Cadaver Inc. Kognitiv Tod Thundra
Carpathian Forest The Konsortium Thy Primordial
Carpe Tenebrum Kontinuum Thy Serpent
Catamenia The Kovenant Tidfall
Chapel Krallice Torchbearer
Christ Agony The Legion Trident
Chryst Lengsel Troll
Chthonic Leviathan Tulus
Cirith Gorgor Limbonic Art Typhus
Cobalt Lord Belial Tyrant
Code Lord Mantis Ulver
Control Human Delete Ludicra Urgehal
Covenant Luna Ad Noctum V:28
Cradle Of Filth Lunaris Ved Buens Ende
Crest Of Darkness Lux Ferre Vehementer Nos
Crimson Midwinter Lux Occulta Venom
Cultes Des Ghoules Malignant Eternal Vesania
Cynicon Manes Vesperian Sorrow
Daemonarch Manii Vhöl
Dagorlad Marduk Viking Crown
Dark Fortress Master's Hammer Vinterland
Dark Funeral Mayhem Virtigo
Darkthrone Melechesh Vondur
Dawn Meridian Vreid
Deathspell Omega Mezzerschmitt Vulture Industries
December Moon Mgla Watain
December Wolves Midnight Weakling
Demonaz Mindgrinder Windir
Demontage Mirrorthrone Winterfylleth
Destroyer 666 Mithotyn Wolves In The Throne Room
Diabolical Masquerade Moon Wykked Wytch
Dimmu Borgir Mörk Gryning Wyrd
Direwolf Mutant Zyklon
Dismal Euphony Myrkskog Zyklon-B
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