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