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Best Melodic Black Metal Bands

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73 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Ne Obliviscaris
2003, Australia
Progressive Metal, Melodic Black Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Portal of I (2012)  #48
Urn (2017)  #509
Citadel (2014)  #532
2
Dissection
1989, Sweden
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
The Somberlain (1993)  #1276
Live Legacy (2003)  [Live]
3
Sad Legend
1997, Korea
Melodic Black Metal
Sad Legend (1998)  #102
The Revenge of Soul (2009)  #2817
Promo 1997 (1997)  [Demo]
4
Graveworm
1992, Italy
Melodic Black Metal, Symphonic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
Scourge of Malice (2001)  #587
Engraved in Black (2003)  #4936
5
閃靈 (Chthonic)
1995, Taiwan
Melodic Black Metal, Melodic Death Metal
6
Rotting Christ
1987, Greece
Melodic Black Metal, Grindcore, Gothic Metal, Death Metal
Their Greatest Spells (2018)  [Compilation]
Thy Mighty Contract (1993)  #2016
Theogonia (2007)  #2189
7
Windir
1994, Norway
Melodic Black Metal, Black Metal
Arntor (1999)  #468
Valfar, ein Windir (2004)  [Compilation]
SognaMetal (2005)  [Video]
8
Naglfar
1992, Sweden
Melodic Black Metal
Diabolical (1998)  #2142
Vittra (1995)  #3549
Sheol (2003)  #3722
9
Oathean
1993, Korea
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
10
Catamenia
1995, Finland
Melodic Black Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Gothic Metal
11
Moonshine
1996, Korea
Gothic Metal, Melodic Black Metal
Wake Up the Moon (2001)  #1933
Eternal (2008)  #5568
Songs of Requiem (2005)  #7483
12
Melechesh
1993, Israel
Melodic Black Metal, Folk Metal
Enki (2015)  #3260
The Epigenesis (2010)  #4362
Emissaries (2006)  #5515
13
Dawn
1990, Sweden
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
14
Sacramentum
Sweden
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
Far Away From the Sun (1996)  #1914
Finis Malorum (1995)  [EP]
15
Sunoi
Korea
Melodic Black Metal
16
Dark Fortress
1994, Germany
Melodic Black Metal
Ylem (2010)  #5519
Séance (2006)
Eidolon (2008)  #7401
17
Shylmagoghnar
2004, Netherlands
Melodic Black Metal
Emergence (2014)  #838
Convergence (2023)  #1577
Transience (2018)  #1888
18
Moonlight Sorcery
2018, Finland
Melodic Black Metal
19
Thy Serpent
1992, Finland
Black Metal
Forests of Witchery (1996)  #2397
Death (2000)  [EP]  #4830
Christcrusher (1998)  #5580
20
...And Oceans
1995, Finland
Symphonic Black Metal, Industrial Metal
21
Covenant
1992, Norway
Melodic Black Metal
Nexus Polaris (1998)  #690
22
Old Man's Child
1993, Norway
Symphonic Black Metal
Vermin (2005)  #5310
23
Dismal Euphony
1992, Norway
Melodic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
24
Ancient
Norway
Melodic Black Metal
Svartalvheim (1994)  #4077
Det Glemte Riket (1999)  [Compilation]
25
Keep of Kalessin
1995, Norway
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
Through Times of War (1997)  #2449
Reptilian (2010)  #2671
Armada (2006)  #3382
26
Hecate Enthroned
1995, United Kingdom
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
27
Enslavement Of Beauty
1995, Norway
Melodic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
Megalomania (2001)  #7239
28
Diabolical Masquerade
Sweden
Melodic Black Metal, Progressive Metal
Nightwork (1998)  #1218
Ravendusk in My Heart (1996)  #5542
Death's Design (2001)  #7298
29
Obsequiae
2007, United States
Melodic Black Metal, Folk Metal
30
Dark Ambition
Korea
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
Tears of Daewongoon (2007)  #4268
Gallows of Empire (2012)  #8033
Crimson Temptation (2003)  [EP]
31
Arthemesia
Finland
Melodic Black Metal
Devs - Iratvs (2001)  #1724
a.O.a. (2009)
Demo '98 (1998)  [Demo]
32
Zonaria
2001, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Melodic Black Metal
Infamy and the Breed (2007)  #6524
The Cancer Empire (2008)  #8055
Arrival of the Red Sun (2012)  #8229
33
Uada
2014, United States
Black Metal
Crepuscule Natura (2023)  #3990
Cult of a Dying Sun (2018)  #4259
Djinn (2020)  #6238
34
Siebenburgen
Sweden
Melodic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
Delictum (2000)  #5213
Grimjaur (1998)
Loreia (1997)  #8073
35
Dornenreich
1996, Austria
Melodic Black Metal, Atmospheric Black Metal
36
Cor Scorpii
2004, Norway
Melodic Black Metal
Monument (2008)  #2104
Ruin (2018)
Attergangar (2005)  [Demo]
37
Dimmu Borgir
1993, Norway
Symphonic Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal
38
Necrophobic
1989, Sweden
Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Melodic Black Metal
The Nocturnal Silence (1993)  #873
Dawn of the Damned (2020)  #4736
Darkside (1997)  #5527
39
Wormwood
2014, Sweden
Melodic Black Metal
40
Mystic Circle
1992, Germany
Melodic Black Metal
Drachenblut (1998)  #4620
Erzdämon (2023)
41
Kvist
1993, Norway
Melodic Black Metal
Demo (1994)  [Demo]
42
Abyssos
Sweden
Melodic Black Metal
43
Skeletonwitch
2003, United States
Thrash Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Breathing the Fire (2009)  #4060
Serpents Unleashed (2013)  #4223
44
Blackbraid
2022, United States
Black Metal
Blackbraid II (2023)  #1289
Blackbraid I (2022)  #4382
45
Thulcandra
2003, Germany
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
46
Cult of Fire
2010, Czech Republic
Black Metal, Atmospheric Black Metal
47
Woods of Ypres
2002, Canada
Melodic Black Metal, Doom Metal
48
Astral Winter
2008, Australia
Melodic Black Metal
Perdition (2013)  #4676
Winter Enthroned (2011)  #5530
Illustrations of Death (2009)  [Demo]
49
Cradle of Filth
1991, United Kingdom
Symphonic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
50
Abigail Williams
2004, United States
Melodic Black Metal, Deathcore, Atmospheric Black Metal
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 45,600
Reviews : 9,977
Albums : 163,322
Lyrics : 216,075