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