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