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319 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Darkthrone
1987, Norway
Black Metal, Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal
2
Burzum
1991, Norway
Black Metal, Ambient
Hvis lyset tar oss (1994)  #127
Filosofem (1996)  #485
Det som engang var (1993)  #585
3
Behemoth
1991, Poland
Black Metal, Death Metal, Blackened Death Metal
The Satanist (2014)  #86
Evangelion (2009)  #317
Demigod (2004)  #385
4
Mayhem
1984, Norway
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive (2016)  [Live]  #1116
Deathcrush (1987)  [EP]  #2012
5
Emperor
1991, Norway
Black Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
6
Immortal
1991, Norway
Black Metal
Pure Holocaust (1993)  #391
Battles in the North (1995)  #570
7
Deathspell Omega
1998, France
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
Paracletus (2010)  #399
Kénôse (2005)  [EP]  #701
8
Bathory
1983, Sweden
Black Metal, Thrash Metal, Viking Metal
Blood Fire Death (1988)  #312
Bathory (1984)  #1953
9
Gorgoroth
1992, Norway
Black Metal
Pentagram (1994)  #67
Antichrist (1996)  #147
10
Sigh
1990, Japan
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
Imaginary Sonicscape (2001)  #216
Scenes From Hell (2010)  #828
In Somniphobia (2012)  #1061
11
Marduk
1990, Sweden
Black Metal
Blood Puke Salvation (2006)  [Video]
Rom 5:12 (2007)  #2685
12
Ulver
1993, Norway
Black Metal, Ambient, Electronic
13
Dark Funeral
1993, Sweden
Black Metal
14
Mgła
2000, Poland
Black Metal
Exercises in Futility (2015)  #274
Presence (2006)  [EP]  #1829
15
Mütiilation
1991, France
Black Metal
The Lost Tapes (2018)  [Compilation]
16
Satyricon
1991, Norway
Black Metal
Dark Medieval Times (1993)  #1155
Nemesis Divina (1996)  #1690
The Shadowthrone (1995)  #2960
17
Cult of Fire
2010, Czech Republic
Black Metal, Atmospheric Black Metal
18
Lifelover
2005, Sweden
Black Metal, Depressive Rock
Konkurs (2008)  #265
Pulver (2006)  #955
Erotik (2007)  #2316
19
Inquisition
1989, Colombia
Black Metal
20
Sabbat
1984, Japan
Black Metal, Thrash Metal
Envenom (1991)  #590
Karisma (1999)
20 Years of Blokula (2015)  [Live]
21
Enslaved
1991, Norway
Black Metal, Viking Metal, Progressive Metal
Vikingligr veldi (1994)  #538
Eld (1997)  #1405
Isa (2004)
22
Drudkh
2002, Ukraine
Black Metal
23
Behexen
1996, Finland
Black Metal
Horna / Behexen (2004)  [Split]
Rituale Satanum (2000)  #1804
24
Judas Iscariot
1992, United States
Black Metal
25
Batushka
2015, Poland
Black Metal
Litourgiya (2015)  #199
Yekteníya VII (2015)  [Single]
26
Satanic Warmaster
1998, Finland
Black Metal
27
Samael
1987, Switzerland
Black Metal, Industrial Metal, Electronic
Solar Soul (2007)  #2036
Ceremony of Opposites (1994)  #2054
Passage (1996)  #2101
28
Nargaroth
1996, Germany
Black Metal
29
Profanatica
1990, United States
Black Metal, Death Metal
30
Katharsis
Germany
Black Metal
Fourth Reich (2009)  [EP]  #705
Kruzifixxion (2003)  #1097
VVorldVVithoutEnd (2006)  #3398
31
Abigor
1993, Austria
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
32
Moonspell
1992, Portugal
Black Metal, Gothic Metal
Night Eternal (2008)  #2055
Wolfheart (1995)  #2756
Extinct (2015)
33
Sargeist
1999, Finland
Black Metal
Let the Devil In (2010)  #3010
34
Nehëmah
1992, France
Black Metal
Light of a Dead Star (2002)  #731
Requiem Tenebrae (2004)  #3786
35
Xasthur
1995, United States
Black Metal
36
Sarcófago
1985, Brazil
Black Metal, Thrash Metal, Death Metal
The Laws of Scourge (1991)  #2487
I.N.R.I. (1987)  #3235
Rotting (1989)  [EP]
37
Woods of Desolation
2005, Australia
Black Metal
Torn Beyond Reason (2011)  #1147
Sorh (2009)  [EP]
As the Stars (2014)  #3227
38
Krieg
1995, United States
Black Metal
Destruction Ritual (2002)  #2274
The Black House (2004)  #2436
39
Beherit
1989, Finland
Black Metal
Drawing Down the Moon (1993)  #2733
The Oath of Black Blood (1991)  [Compilation]
40
Peste Noire
2000, France
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
41
Gris
Canada
Black Metal
42
Mechina
United States
Black Metal, Industrial Metal
Andromeda (2011)  [Single]
Progenitor (2016)  #1421
43
Forgotten Tomb
1999, Italy
Black Metal, Doom Metal
44
Master's Hammer
Czech Republic
Black Metal, Experimental
Ritual (1991)  #1322
Mantras (2009)
45
Celestia
1995, France
Black Metal
46
Thy Serpent
1992, Finland
Black Metal
Forests of Witchery (1996)  #1856
Death (2000)  [EP]  #2301
Christcrusher (1998)  #3278
47
Deströyer 666
1994, Australia
Black Metal, Thrash Metal
48
Gehenna
1993, Norway
Black Metal
49
Angantyr
1997, Denmark
Black Metal
Hævn (2007)  #1151
Kampen fortsætter (2000)  #3659
Angantyr / Nasheim (2007)  [Split]
50
Nocternity
1996, Greece
Black Metal
Onyx (2003)  #2293
A Fallen Unicorn (2004)  [EP]
En Oria / Crucify Him (2004)  [Compilation]
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 34,854
Reviews : 8,108
Albums : 124,740
Lyrics : 159,577