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
The Amenta Enthral Phazm
Anaal Nathrakh Enthroned Primordial
Ancient Ephel Duath Radigost
Ancient Rites Ethereal Pandemonium Ragnarok
... And Oceans Ex Deo Renascent
Angst Skvadron Fleurety Rivendell
Anorexia Nervosa Fog Sacramentum
Apostasy Frost Like Ashes Sanctus
Arallu Gehenna Satan's Host
Arcturus Goatwhore Satyricon
Arthemesia Golden Dawn Sear Bliss
Astarte Gorgoroth Secrets Of The Moon
Asterius Graveworm Setherial
Astral Luminous Hades Almighty Shade Empire
Aurora Borealis Hate Profile Siebenburgen
Axamenta Hecate Enthroned Sirius
The Axis Of Perdition Heidenreich Solefald
Azahel's Forest Hellsaw Somnus
Bal-Sagoth Helrunar Sort Vokter
Barathrum Heresi Source Of Tide
Bathory Himinbjorg Stormlord
Behemoth Hollenthon Subliritum
Beherit Horde Suidakra
Belphegor Horna Summoning
Besatt Hortus Animae Susperia
Bestial Warlust ICS Vortex Taake
Bethlehem Immortal Thee Maldoror Kollective
Bishop Of Hexen Immortal Bird Thorns
The Black Impaled Nazarene Thou Art Lord
Black Anvil Jotunspor Thundra
Black Crucifixion Judas Iscariot Thy Primordial
Blut Aus Nord Kampfar Thy Serpent
Borknagar Keep Of Kalessin Tidfall
Brown Jenkins Khold Torchbearer
Burzum Klabautamann Transcending Bizarre?
Cadaver Inc. The Konsortium Trident
Carpathian Forest The Kovenant Troll
Carpe Tenebrum Krallice Tulus
Catamenia The Legion Typhus
Chapel 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 Vinterland
Crest Of Darkness Manii Virtigo
Crimson Midwinter Marduk Vhöl
Cultes Des Ghoules Master's Hammer Vondur
Cynicon Mayhem Vreid
Daemonarch Melechesh Vulture Industries
Dagorlad Meridian Watain
Dark Fortress Mezzerschmitt Weakling
Dark Funeral Midnight Windir
Dark Philosophy Mindgrinder Winterfylleth
Darkthrone Mirrorthrone Withered
Dawn Mithotyn Wolves In The Throne Room
December Moon Moon Woods Of Ypres
December Wolves Mörk Gryning Wykked Wytch
Demonaz Mutant Wyrd
Destroyer 666 Myrkskog Zyklon
Diabolical Masquerade Nachtmystium Zyklon-B
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