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651 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Cradle of Filth
1991, United Kingdom
Symphonic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
2
Darkthrone
1987, Norway
Black Metal, Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal
3
Burzum
1991, Norway
Black Metal, Ambient
Hvis lyset tar oss (1994)  #90
Filosofem (1996)  #489
Det som engang var (1993)  #574
4
Sodom
1981, Germany
Thrash Metal, Black Metal
Persecution Mania (1987)  #149
Tapping the Vein (1992)  #241
Code Red (1999)  #378
5
Dimmu Borgir
1993, Norway
Symphonic Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal
6
Behemoth
1991, Poland
Black Metal, Death Metal
The Satanist (2014)  #98
Evangelion (2009)  #270
Demigod (2004)  #338
7
Mayhem
1984, Norway
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive (2016)  [Live]  #1251
Live in Sarpsborg (2017)  [Live]
8
Emperor
1991, Norway
Black Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
9
Anorexia Nervosa
1995, France
Symphonic Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal
Drudenhaus (2000)  #80
Redemption Process (2004)  #539
New Obscurantis Order (2001)  #783
10
Summoning
1993, Austria
Atmospheric Black Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
Dol Guldur (1997)  #222
Stronghold (1999)  #447
Old Mornings Dawn (2013)  #460
11
Immortal
1991, Norway
Black Metal
Pure Holocaust (1993)  #413
Battles in the North (1995)  #802
12
Anaal Nathrakh
1999, United Kingdom
Industrial Black Metal, Grindcore
13
Bathory
1983, Sweden
Black Metal, Thrash Metal, Viking Metal
Blood Fire Death (1988)  #333
Hammerheart (1990)  #1620
14
Deathspell Omega
1998, France
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
Paracletus (2010)  #336
Kénôse (2005)  [EP]  #771
15
Gorgoroth
1992, Norway
Black Metal
Pentagram (1994)  #69
Antichrist (1996)  #122
16
Graveworm
1992, Italy
Melodic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
Scourge of Malice (2001)  #709
Engraved in Black (2003)  #3863
17
Shining
1996, Sweden
Depressive Black Metal, Black Metal
V - Halmstad (2007)  #262
Livets ändhållplats (2001)  #1601
18
Sigh
1990, Japan
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
Imaginary Sonicscape (2001)  #263
Scenes From Hell (2010)  #703
In Somniphobia (2012)  #1596
19
Dissection
1989, Sweden
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
The Somberlain (1993)  #1827
Reinkaos (2006)  #4971
20
Agalloch
1995, United States
Atmospheric Black Metal, Folk Metal
The Mantle (2002)  #361
The White (2008)  [EP]  #697
21
Sad Legend
1997, Korea
Melodic Black Metal
Sad Legend (1998)  #81
The Revenge of Soul (2009)  #2203
Promo 1997 (1997)  [Demo]
22
Deafheaven
2010, United States
Blackgaze, Atmospheric Black Metal
New Bermuda (2015)  #634
Sunbather (2013)  #970
23
Shade Empire
1999, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Industrial Death Metal, Symphonic Death Metal, Black Metal
Anti-Life Saviour (2017)  [Single]
Omega Arcane (2013)  #325
24
Arcturus
1991, Norway
Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
The Sham Mirrors (2002)  #213
Aspera Hiems Symfonia (1996)  #386
25
Marduk
1990, Sweden
Black Metal
Blood Puke Salvation (2006)  [Video]
Panzer Division Marduk (1999)  #2880
Rom 5:12 (2007)  #2937
26
Mgła
2000, Poland
Black Metal
Exercises in Futility (2015)  #295
Age of Excuse (2019)  #1123
27
Dark Mirror ov Tragedy
2003, Korea
Symphonic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
The Lord ov Shadows (2018)  #356
Encaptured by the Shadow (2019)  [Live]
28
Cult of Fire
2010, Czech Republic
Black Metal, Atmospheric Black Metal
29
Ulver
1993, Norway
Black Metal, Ambient, Electronic
30
Dark Funeral
1993, Sweden
Black Metal
31
Satyricon
1991, Norway
Black Metal
Nemesis Divina (1996)  #1278
Dark Medieval Times (1993)  #1505
The Shadowthrone (1995)  #3107
32
Enslaved
1991, Norway
Black Metal, Viking Metal, Progressive Metal
Vikingligr veldi (1994)  #448
Eld (1997)  #1081
Isa (2004)  #1937
33
Lifelover
2005, Sweden
Black Metal, Depressive Rock
Konkurs (2008)  #195
Pulver (2006)  #1186
Erotik (2007)  #2636
34
Chthonic
1995, Taiwan
Melodic Black Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Takasago Army (2011)  #596
武徳 / Bú-Tik (2013)  #2658
賽德克巴萊 (2005)  #2858
35
Mütiilation
1991, France
Black Metal
36
Blasphemy
Canada
War Metal, Black Metal
37
Inquisition
1988, Colombia
Black Metal
38
Sabbat
1984, Japan
Black Metal, Thrash Metal
Envenom (1991)  #700
Satanasword (2000)  #1663
Karisma (1999)  #1708
39
Drudkh
2002, Ukraine
Black Metal
40
Mesarthim
2015, Australia
Atmospheric Black Metal
The Great Filter (2016)  [EP]  #1055
Isolate (2015)  #2398
Info / Statistics
Artists : 38,789
Reviews : 9,049
Albums : 139,464
Lyrics : 185,460