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 Direwolf Negura Bunget
A Forest Of Stars Dismal Euphony Nokturnal Mortum
Abigor Disiplin Oathean
Aborym Dødheimsgard Obtained Enslavement
Abruptum Dornenreich Obtest
Absu Dragonlord Opera IX
The Abyss Drudkh Ophthalamia
Aeternus Elvira Madigan Ov Hell
Agathodaimon Emperor Panopticon
Ajattara Enochian Crescent Peste Noire
Akercocke Enslaved Phazm
Akhenaton Enthral Primordial
The Amenta Enthroned Radigost
Anaal Nathrakh Ephel Duath Ragnarok
Ancient Ethereal Pandemonium Renascent
Ancient Rites Ex Deo Rivendell
... And Oceans Fleurety Sacramentum
Angst Skvadron Fog Sanctus
Anorexia Nervosa Frost Like Ashes Satan's Host
Apostasy Gehenna Satan's Wrath
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
Chapel Limbonic Art Ulver
Christ Agony Lord Belial Urgehal
Chryst Ludicra V:28
Chthonic Lugubrum Ved Buens Ende
Cirith Gorgor Luna Ad Noctum Vehementer Nos
Cobalt Lunaris Venom
Code Lux Ferre Vesania
Control Human Delete Lux Occulta Vesperian Sorrow
Cormorant Malignant Eternal Viking Crown
Covenant Manes Vinterland
Cradle Of Filth Manii Virtigo
Crest Of Darkness Marduk Vhöl
Crimson Midwinter Master's Hammer Vondur
Cultes Des Ghoules Mayhem Vreid
Cynicon Melechesh Vulture Industries
Daemonarch Meridian Watain
Dagorlad Mezzerschmitt Weakling
Dark Fortress Midnight Windir
Dark Funeral Mindgrinder Winterfylleth
Dark Philosophy Mirrorthrone Withered
Darkthrone Mithotyn Wolves In The Throne Room
Dawn Moon Woods Of Desolation
December Moon Mörk Gryning Woods Of Ypres
December Wolves Mutant Wykked Wytch
Demonaz Myrkskog Wyrd
Demontage Nachtmystium Zyklon
Destroyer 666 Naglfar Zyklon-B
Diabolical Masquerade Necromantia  
Dimmu Borgir Necrophobic  
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