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681 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Cradle of Filth
1991, United Kingdom
Symphonic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
2
Sodom
1981, Germany
Thrash Metal, Black Metal
Persecution Mania (1987)  #138
Tapping the Vein (1992)  #246
Code Red (1999)  #314
3
Darkthrone
1987, Norway
Black Metal, Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal
4
Burzum
1991, Norway
Black Metal, Ambient
Hvis lyset tar oss (1994)  #88
Filosofem (1996)  #456
Det som engang var (1993)  #622
5
Dimmu Borgir
1993, Norway
Symphonic Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal
6
Mayhem
1984, Norway
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
Chimera (2004)  #1200
De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive (2016)  [Live]  #1336
7
Behemoth
1991, Poland
Black Metal, Death Metal
The Satanist (2014)  #96
Demigod (2004)  #288
Evangelion (2009)  #291
8
Emperor
1991, Norway
Black Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
9
Summoning
1993, Austria
Atmospheric Black Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
Dol Guldur (1997)  #208
Stronghold (1999)  #404
Old Mornings Dawn (2013)  #535
10
Anorexia Nervosa
1995, France
Symphonic Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal
Drudenhaus (2000)  #82
Redemption Process (2004)  #585
New Obscurantis Order (2001)  #835
11
Immortal
1991, Norway
Black Metal
Pure Holocaust (1993)  #428
12
Anaal Nathrakh
1999, United Kingdom
Industrial Black Metal, Grindcore
13
Bathory
1983, Sweden
Black Metal, Thrash Metal, Viking Metal
Blood Fire Death (1988)  #487
Hammerheart (1990)  #1831
14
Deathspell Omega
1998, France
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
Paracletus (2010)  #489
Kénôse (2005)  [EP]  #823
15
Gorgoroth
1992, Norway
Black Metal
Pentagram (1994)  #79
Antichrist (1996)  #145
16
Graveworm
1992, Italy
Melodic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
Scourge of Malice (2001)  #754
Engraved in Black (2003)  #4075
17
Shining
1996, Sweden
Depressive Black Metal, Black Metal
V - Halmstad (2007)  #286
Livets ändhållplats (2001)  #1695
18
Sigh
1990, Japan
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
Imaginary Sonicscape (2001)  #237
Scenes From Hell (2010)  #984
Scorn Defeat (1993)  #1412
19
Dissection
1989, Sweden
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
The Somberlain (1993)  #1550
Reinkaos (2006)  #5259
20
Agalloch
1995, United States
Atmospheric Black Metal, Folk Metal
The Mantle (2002)  #276
Pale Folklore (1999)  #699
21
Deafheaven
2010, United States
Blackgaze, Atmospheric Black Metal
New Bermuda (2015)  #635
Sunbather (2013)  #752
22
Sad Legend
1997, Korea
Melodic Black Metal
Sad Legend (1998)  #81
The Revenge of Soul (2009)  #2532
Promo 1997 (1997)  [Demo]
23
Marduk
1990, Sweden
Black Metal
24
Arcturus
1991, Norway
Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
The Sham Mirrors (2002)  #226
Aspera Hiems Symfonia (1996)  #516
25
Shade Empire
1999, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Industrial Death Metal, Symphonic Death Metal, Black Metal
Anti-Life Saviour (2017)  [Single]
Omega Arcane (2013)  #380
26
Mgła
2000, Poland
Black Metal
Exercises in Futility (2015)  #323
Age of Excuse (2019)  #1232
27
Dark Mirror ov Tragedy
2003, Korea
Symphonic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
28
Ulver
1993, Norway
Black Metal, Ambient, Electronic
29
Cult of Fire
2010, Czech Republic
Black Metal, Atmospheric Black Metal
30
Dark Funeral
1993, Sweden
Black Metal
31
Satyricon
1991, Norway
Black Metal
Nemesis Divina (1996)  #1235
Dark Medieval Times (1993)  #1596
The Shadowthrone (1995)  #3006
32
Enslaved
1991, Norway
Black Metal, Viking Metal, Progressive Metal
Vikingligr veldi (1994)  #533
Eld (1997)  #790
Isa (2004)  #2052
33
Inquisition
1988, Colombia
Black Metal
34
Chthonic
1995, Taiwan
Melodic Black Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Takasago Army (2011)  #608
賽德克巴萊 (2005)  #2480
武徳 / Bú-Tik (2013)  #3113
35
Sabbat
1984, Japan
Black Metal, Thrash Metal
Envenom (1991)  #811
Born by Evil Blood (1987)  [EP]
Desecration (1989)  [EP]
36
Lifelover
2005, Sweden
Black Metal, Depressive Rock
Konkurs (2008)  #207
Pulver (2006)  #1266
Erotik (2007)  #2807
37
Blasphemy
Canada
War Metal, Black Metal
38
Mütiilation
1991, France
Black Metal
39
Drudkh
2002, Ukraine
Black Metal
40
Revenge
2000, Canada
War Metal, Black Metal, Death Metal
Attack.Blood.Revenge (2001)  [EP]  #727
Info / Statistics
Artists : 39,842
Reviews : 9,582
Albums : 144,662
Lyrics : 194,065