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Best Melodic Black Metal Bands

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62 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Dimmu Borgir
1993, Norway
Symphonic Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal
2
Anorexia Nervosa
1995, France
Symphonic Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal
Drudenhaus (2000)  #94
Redemption Process (2004)  #649
New Obscurantis Order (2001)  #929
3
Graveworm
1992, Italy
Melodic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
Scourge of Malice (2001)  #729
Engraved in Black (2003)  #4797
4
Dissection
1989, Sweden
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
The Somberlain (1993)  #1480
Rebirth of Dissection (2006)  [Video]
5
Sad Legend
1997, Korea
Melodic Black Metal
Sad Legend (1998)  #83
The Revenge of Soul (2009)  #2476
Promo 1997 (1997)  [Demo]
6
Chthonic
1995, Taiwan
Melodic Black Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Takasago Army (2011)  #656
賽德克巴萊 (2005)  #2760
武徳 / Bú-Tik (2013)  #3647
7
Windir
1994, Norway
Melodic Black Metal, Black Metal
Arntor (1999)  #575
Valfar, ein Windir (2004)  [Compilation]
SognaMetal (2005)  [Video]
8
Harakiri for the Sky
2011, Austria
Blackgaze, Melodic Black Metal, Post-Black Metal
Harakiri for the Sky (2012)  #922
Aokigahara (2014)  #1517
III: Trauma (2016)  #3903
9
Rotting Christ
1987, Greece
Melodic Black Metal, Grindcore, Gothic Metal, Death Metal
Their Greatest Spells (2018)  [Compilation]
Thy Mighty Contract (1993)  #1624
Theogonia (2007)  #3140
10
Naglfar
1992, Sweden
Melodic Black Metal
Diabolical (1998)  #1937
Sheol (2003)  #3324
Vittra (1995)  #4625
11
Necrophobic
1989, Sweden
Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Melodic Black Metal
The Nocturnal Silence (1993)  #877
Dawn of the Damned (2020)  #4598
Darkside (1997)  #5379
12
Illnath
2000, Denmark
Symphonic Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal
13
Keep of Kalessin
1995, Norway
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
Through Times of War (1997)  #1787
Reptilian (2010)  #2400
Armada (2006)  #3319
14
Covenant
1992, Norway
Melodic Black Metal
Nexus Polaris (1998)  #937
15
Moonshine
1996, Korea
Gothic Metal, Melodic Black Metal
Wake Up the Moon (2001)  #1729
Eternal (2008)  #5077
Songs of Requiem (2005)  #7246
16
Oathean
1993, Korea
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
17
Shylmagoghnar
2013, Netherlands
Melodic Black Metal
Emergence (2014)  #720
Transience (2018)  #1906
18
Catamenia
1995, Finland
Melodic Black Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Gothic Metal
Chaos Born (2003)  #3070
Halls of Frozen North (1998)  #6710
19
Dismal Euphony
1992, Norway
Melodic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
20
Dawn
1990, Sweden
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
21
Abigail Williams
2004, United States
Melodic Black Metal, Deathcore, Atmospheric Black Metal
22
Melechesh
1993, Israel
Melodic Black Metal, Folk Metal
Enki (2015)  #3216
The Epigenesis (2010)  #4263
Sphynx (2003)  #5400
23
Diabolical Masquerade
Sweden
Melodic Black Metal, Progressive Metal
Nightwork (1998)  #1260
Ravendusk in My Heart (1996)  #5399
Death's Design (2001)  #7078
24
Sacramentum
Sweden
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
Far Away From the Sun (1996)  #2097
Finis Malorum (1995)  [EP]
25
Hecate Enthroned
1995, United Kingdom
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
26
Sunoi
Korea
Melodic Black Metal
27
Dark Fortress
1994, Germany
Melodic Black Metal
Ylem (2010)  #5372
Séance (2006)
Eidolon (2008)  #7181
28
Obsequiae
2007, United States
Melodic Black Metal, Folk Metal
29
Alghazanth
1995, Finland
Symphonic Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal
Vinum Intus (2011)  #2527
Wreath of Thevetat (2008)  #3791
30
Ancient
Norway
Melodic Black Metal
Svartalvheim (1994)  #3966
Det Glemte Riket (1999)  [Compilation]
31
Dornenreich
1996, Austria
Melodic Black Metal, Atmospheric Black Metal
Hexenwind (2005)  #2953
32
Astral Winter
2008, Australia
Melodic Black Metal
Winter Enthroned (2011)  #4080
Perdition (2013)  #4544
Illustrations of Death (2009)  [Demo]
33
Stormkeep
2017, United States
Melodic Black Metal, Dungeon Synth
Tales of Othertime (2021)  #964
Galdrum (2020)
Promotional Tape MMXVIII (2018)  [Demo]
34
Sear Bliss
1993, Greece
Atmospheric Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal
35
Enslavement Of Beauty
1995, Norway
Melodic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
Megalomania (2001)  #7017
36
Siebenburgen
Sweden
Melodic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
Delictum (2000)  #5065
Grimjaur (1998)
37
Dark Ambition
Korea
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
Tears of Daewongoon (2007)  #3393
Gallows of Empire (2012)  #7064
Crimson Temptation (2003)  [EP]
38
Goatmoon
2002, Finland
Black Metal, Pagan Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal
39
Zonaria
2001, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Melodic Black Metal
Infamy and the Breed (2007)  #6239
The Cancer Empire (2008)  #7843
Arrival of the Red Sun (2012)  #8006
40
Nightfall
1991, Greece
Melodic Death Metal, Melodic Black Metal, Death Doom Metal
Eons Aura (1995)  [EP]
41
Mystic Circle
1992, Germany
Melodic Black Metal
Drachenblut (1998)  #4488
42
Susperia
2000, Norway
Melodic Black Metal, Thrash Metal, Melodic Thrash Metal
43
Cor Scorpii
2004, Norway
Melodic Black Metal
Monument (2008)  #2107
Ruin (2018)
Attergangar (2005)  [Demo]
44
Autumnblaze
1996, Germany
Gothic Metal, Melodic Black Metal, Doom Metal
45
Arthemesia
Finland
Melodic Black Metal
Devs - Iratvs (2001)  #2082
a.O.a. (2009)
Demo '98 (1998)  [Demo]
46
Wormwood
2014, Sweden
Melodic Black Metal
47
Abyssos
Sweden
Melodic Black Metal
48
Niflheim
2001, Korea
Melodic Black Metal
A Feast of Darkness (2003)  [EP]  #7715
Dreaming Under the Moon (2004)  [EP]  #7934
A Period (2006)  [Single]
49
Woods of Ypres
2002, Canada
Melodic Black Metal, Doom Metal
50
Kanonenfieber
2020, Germany
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
Menschenmühle (2021)  #4171
Der Füsilier (2022)  [EP]
Stop the War (2022)  [Single]
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 42,696
Reviews : 9,980
Albums : 153,531
Lyrics : 198,741