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Best Melodic Black Metal Bands

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52 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)  #80
Redemption Process (2004)  #539
New Obscurantis Order (2001)  #784
3
Graveworm
1992, Italy
Melodic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
Scourge of Malice (2001)  #709
Engraved in Black (2003)  #3864
4
Dissection
1989, Sweden
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
The Somberlain (1993)  #1827
Reinkaos (2006)  #4972
5
Sad Legend
1997, Korea
Melodic Black Metal
Sad Legend (1998)  #81
The Revenge of Soul (2009)  #2204
Promo 1997 (1997)  [Demo]
6
Chthonic
1995, Taiwan
Melodic Black Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Takasago Army (2011)  #595
武徳 / Bú-Tik (2013)  #2656
賽德克巴萊 (2005)  #2857
7
Harakiri for the Sky
2011, Austria
Blackgaze, Melodic Black Metal, Post-Black Metal
Harakiri for the Sky (2012)  #758
Aokigahara (2014)  #1124
III: Trauma (2016)  #3643
8
Rotting Christ
1987, Greece
Melodic Black Metal, Grindcore, Gothic Metal, Death Metal
Thy Mighty Contract (1993)  #1083
Their Greatest Spells (2018)  [Compilation]
Theogonia (2007)  #2686
9
Windir
1994, Norway
Melodic Black Metal, Black Metal
Arntor (1999)  #830
Valfar, ein Windir (2004)  [Compilation]
SognaMetal (2005)  [Video]
10
Keep of Kalessin
1995, Norway
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
Through Times of War (1997)  #1501
Reptilian (2010)  #2046
Armada (2006)  #2820
11
Illnath
2000, Denmark
Symphonic Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal
12
Naglfar
1992, Sweden
Melodic Black Metal
Diabolical (1998)  #2091
Sheol (2003)  #2827
Vittra (1995)  #4204
13
Necrophobic
1989, Sweden
Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Melodic Black Metal
The Nocturnal Silence (1993)  #841
Dawn of the Damned (2020)  #3316
Darkside (1997)  #4785
14
Moonshine
1996, Korea
Gothic Metal, Melodic Black Metal
Wake Up the Moon (2001)  #1482
Eternal (2008)  #4638
Songs of Requiem (2005)  #6468
15
Covenant
1992, Norway
Melodic Black Metal
Nexus Polaris (1998)  #1146
16
Dismal Euphony
1992, Norway
Melodic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
17
Catamenia
1995, Finland
Melodic Black Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Gothic Metal
Chaos Born (2003)  #2713
Halls of Frozen North (1998)  #5791
18
Melechesh
1993, Israel
Melodic Black Metal, Folk Metal
Enki (2015)  #2741
The Epigenesis (2010)  #3072
Sphynx (2003)  #5423
19
Shylmagoghnar
2013, Netherlands
Melodic Black Metal
Emergence (2014)  #777
Transience (2018)  #2567
20
Abigail Williams
2004, United States
Melodic Black Metal, Deathcore, Atmospheric Black Metal
21
Oathean
1993, Korea
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
22
Diabolical Masquerade
Sweden
Melodic Black Metal, Progressive Metal
Nightwork (1998)  #1535
Ravendusk in My Heart (1996)  #4659
Death's Design (2001)  #6128
23
Obsequiae
2007, United States
Melodic Black Metal, Folk Metal
24
Sunoi
Korea
Melodic Black Metal
25
Dornenreich
1996, Austria
Melodic Black Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
Hexenwind (2005)  #3695
26
Dark Fortress
1994, Germany
Melodic Black Metal
Ylem (2010)  #4939
Séance (2006)
Eidolon (2008)  #6222
27
Hecate Enthroned
1995, United Kingdom
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
28
Alghazanth
1995, Finland
Symphonic Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal
Vinum Intus (2011)  #2823
Wreath of Thevetat (2008)  #3237
29
Ancient
Norway
Melodic Black Metal
Svartalvheim (1994)  #3547
Det Glemte Riket (1999)  [Compilation]
30
Sacramentum
Sweden
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
Far Away From the Sun (1996)  #2673
Sedes Impiorum (1992)  [Demo]
31
Astral Winter
2008, Australia
Melodic Black Metal
Winter Enthroned (2011)  #2971
Perdition (2013)  #3930
Illustrations of Death (2009)  [Demo]
32
Dawn
1990, Sweden
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
33
Enslavement Of Beauty
1995, Norway
Melodic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
Megalomania (2001)  #6082
34
Dark Ambition
Korea
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
Tears of Daewongoon (2007)  #2890
Gallows of Empire (2012)  #6119
Crimson Temptation (2003)  [EP]
35
Sear Bliss
1993, Greece
Atmospheric Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal
36
Zonaria
2001, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Melodic Black Metal
Infamy and the Breed (2007)  #5394
The Cancer Empire (2008)  #6806
Arrival of the Red Sun (2012)  #6954
37
Cor Scorpii
2004, Norway
Melodic Black Metal
Monument (2008)  #1802
Attergangar (2005)  [Demo]
Ruin (2018)
38
Autumnblaze
1996, Germany
Gothic Metal, Melodic Black Metal, Doom Metal
39
Mystic Circle
1992, Germany
Melodic Black Metal
40
Siebenburgen
Sweden
Melodic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
Delictum (2000)  #4080
Grimjaur (1998)
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 38,792
Reviews : 9,050
Albums : 139,490
Lyrics : 185,482