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