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Best Black Metal Bands

306 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)  #169
Filosofem (1996)  #430
Det som engang var (1993)  #772
3
Behemoth
1991, Poland
Black Metal, Death Metal, Blackened Death Metal
The Satanist (2014)  #87
Evangelion (2009)  #290
Demigod (2004)  #405
4
Mayhem
1984, Norway
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive (2016)  [Live]  #1387
Deathcrush (1987)  [EP]  #1965
5
Emperor
1991, Norway
Black Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
6
Immortal
1991, Norway
Black Metal
Pure Holocaust (1993)  #370
Battles in the North (1995)  #565
7
Deathspell Omega
1998, France
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
Paracletus (2010)  #377
Kénôse (2005)  [EP]  #692
8
Gorgoroth
1992, Norway
Black Metal
Pentagram (1994)  #63
Antichrist (1996)  #219
9
Bathory
1983, Sweden
Black Metal, Thrash Metal, Viking Metal
Blood Fire Death (1988)  #342
Hammerheart (1990)  #2007
10
Sigh
1990, Japan
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
Imaginary Sonicscape (2001)  #268
Scenes From Hell (2010)  #812
In Somniphobia (2012)  #1047
11
Marduk
1990, Sweden
Black Metal
Blood Puke Salvation (2006)  [Video]
Rom 5:12 (2007)  #2615
12
Ulver
1993, Norway
Black Metal, Folk Metal, Ambient, Electronic
13
Dark Funeral
1993, Sweden
Black Metal
14
Mütiilation
1991, France
Black Metal
The Lost Tapes (2018)  [Compilation]
Rattenkönig (2005)  #1357
15
Satyricon
1991, Norway
Black Metal
Dark Medieval Times (1993)  #1307
Nemesis Divina (1996)  #1643
The Shadowthrone (1995)  #2881
16
Mgła
2000, Poland
Black Metal
Exercises in Futility (2015)  #334
Presence (2006)  [EP]  #1788
17
Inquisition
1989, Colombia
Black Metal
18
Lifelover
2005, Sweden
Black Metal, Depressive Rock
Konkurs (2008)  #255
Pulver (2006)  #1019
Erotik (2007)  #2253
19
Cult of Fire
2010, Czech Republic
Black Metal, Atmospheric Black Metal
20
Sabbat
1984, Japan
Black Metal, Thrash Metal
Envenom (1991)  #584
Karisma (1999)
20 Years of Blokula (2015)  [Live]
21
Drudkh
2002, Ukraine
Black Metal
22
Enslaved
1991, Norway
Black Metal, Viking Metal, Progressive Metal
Vikingligr veldi (1994)  #579
Eld (1997)  #1369
Isa (2004)
23
Behexen
1996, Finland
Black Metal
Horna / Behexen (2004)  [Split]
Rituale Satanum (2000)  #1763
24
Batushka
Poland
Black Metal
Litourgiya (2015)  #192
Yekteníya VII (2015)  [Single]
25
Judas Iscariot
1992, United States
Black Metal
26
Satanic Warmaster
1998, Finland
Black Metal
27
Samael
1987, Switzerland
Black Metal, Industrial Metal, Electronic
Ceremony of Opposites (1994)  #2002
Passage (1996)  #2110
Solar Soul (2007)  #2205
28
Nargaroth
1996, Germany
Black Metal
29
Profanatica
1990, United States
Black Metal, Death Metal
30
Katharsis
Germany
Black Metal
Fourth Reich (2009)  [EP]  #803
Kruzifixxion (2003)  #954
VVorldVVithoutEnd (2006)  #3277
31
Abigor
1993, Austria
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
32
Moonspell
1992, Portugal
Black Metal, Gothic Metal
Night Eternal (2008)  #2003
Wolfheart (1995)  #2693
Extinct (2015)
33
Nehëmah
1992, France
Black Metal
Light of a Dead Star (2002)  #727
Requiem Tenebrae (2004)  #3685
34
Sargeist
1999, Finland
Black Metal
Let the Devil In (2010)  #2930
35
Xasthur
1995, United States
Black Metal
36
Sarcófago
1985, Brazil
Black Metal, Thrash Metal, Death Metal
The Laws of Scourge (1991)  #2418
I.N.R.I. (1987)  #3158
Rotting (1989)  [EP]
37
Woods of Desolation
2005, Australia
Black Metal
Torn Beyond Reason (2011)  #1463
Sorh (2009)  [EP]
As the Stars (2014)  #3147
38
Mechina
United States
Black Metal, Industrial Metal
Andromeda (2011)  [Single]
Progenitor (2016)  #1385
39
Gris
Canada
Black Metal
40
Peste Noire
2000, France
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
41
Beherit
1989, Finland
Black Metal
Drawing Down the Moon (1993)  #2670
The Oath of Black Blood (1991)  [Compilation]
42
Forgotten Tomb
1999, Italy
Black Metal, Doom Metal
43
Celestia
1995, France
Black Metal
44
Deströyer 666
1994, Australia
Black Metal, Thrash Metal
45
Krieg
1995, United States
Black Metal
Destruction Ritual (2002)  #2338
The Black House (2004)  #2448
46
Thy Serpent
1992, Finland
Black Metal
Forests of Witchery (1996)  #1816
Death (2000)  [EP]
Christcrusher (1998)  #3197
47
Gehenna
1993, Norway
Black Metal
48
Angantyr
1997, Denmark
Black Metal
Hævn (2007)  #1090
Kampen fortsætter (2000)  #3570
Angantyr / Nasheim (2007)  [Split]
49
Master's Hammer
Czech Republic
Black Metal, Experimental
Ritual (1991)  #1992
Mantras (2009)
50
Nocternity
1996, Greece
Black Metal
Onyx (2003)  #2231
A Fallen Unicorn (2004)  [EP]
En Oria / Crucify Him (2004)  [Compilation]
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 34,373
Reviews : 7,905
Albums : 122,532
Lyrics : 152,107