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