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Best Melodic Black Metal Bands

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53 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)  #82
Redemption Process (2004)  #585
New Obscurantis Order (2001)  #838
3
Graveworm
1992, Italy
Melodic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
Scourge of Malice (2001)  #755
Engraved in Black (2003)  #4079
4
Dissection
1989, Sweden
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
The Somberlain (1993)  #1551
Reinkaos (2006)  #5268
5
Sad Legend
1997, Korea
Melodic Black Metal
Sad Legend (1998)  #81
The Revenge of Soul (2009)  #2535
Promo 1997 (1997)  [Demo]
6
Chthonic
1995, Taiwan
Melodic Black Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Takasago Army (2011)  #607
賽德克巴萊 (2005)  #2484
武徳 / Bú-Tik (2013)  #3116
7
Windir
1994, Norway
Melodic Black Metal, Black Metal
Arntor (1999)  #567
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)  #785
Aokigahara (2014)  #1098
III: Trauma (2016)  #3671
9
Rotting Christ
1987, Greece
Melodic Black Metal, Grindcore, Gothic Metal, Death Metal
Thy Mighty Contract (1993)  #1146
Their Greatest Spells (2018)  [Compilation]
Theogonia (2007)  #2849
10
Keep of Kalessin
1995, Norway
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
Through Times of War (1997)  #1596
Reptilian (2010)  #2160
Armada (2006)  #3005
11
Naglfar
1992, Sweden
Melodic Black Metal
Diabolical (1998)  #2206
Sheol (2003)  #3012
Vittra (1995)  #4459
12
Illnath
2000, Denmark
Symphonic Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal
13
Necrophobic
1989, Sweden
Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Melodic Black Metal
The Nocturnal Silence (1993)  #858
Dawn of the Damned (2020)  #4199
Darkside (1997)  #4922
14
Moonshine
1996, Korea
Gothic Metal, Melodic Black Metal
Wake Up the Moon (2001)  #1573
Eternal (2008)  #4712
Songs of Requiem (2005)  #6870
15
Covenant
1992, Norway
Melodic Black Metal
Nexus Polaris (1998)  #1139
16
Oathean
1993, Korea
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
17
Dismal Euphony
1992, Norway
Melodic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
18
Shylmagoghnar
2013, Netherlands
Melodic Black Metal
Emergence (2014)  #804
Transience (2018)  #2511
19
Catamenia
1995, Finland
Melodic Black Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Gothic Metal
Chaos Born (2003)  #2879
Halls of Frozen North (1998)  #6178
20
Melechesh
1993, Israel
Melodic Black Metal, Folk Metal
Enki (2015)  #2907
The Epigenesis (2010)  #3262
Sphynx (2003)  #5768
21
Abigail Williams
2004, United States
Melodic Black Metal, Deathcore, Atmospheric Black Metal
22
Dawn
1990, Sweden
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
23
Diabolical Masquerade
Sweden
Melodic Black Metal, Progressive Metal
Nightwork (1998)  #1622
Ravendusk in My Heart (1996)  #4936
Death's Design (2001)  #6512
24
Obsequiae
2007, United States
Melodic Black Metal, Folk Metal
25
Sunoi
Korea
Melodic Black Metal
26
Dark Fortress
1994, Germany
Melodic Black Metal
Ylem (2010)  #5235
Séance (2006)
Eidolon (2008)  #6603
27
Hecate Enthroned
1995, United Kingdom
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
28
Ancient
Norway
Melodic Black Metal
Svartalvheim (1994)  #3592
Det Glemte Riket (1999)  [Compilation]
29
Dornenreich
1996, Austria
Melodic Black Metal, Atmospheric Black Metal
Hexenwind (2005)  #2671
30
Alghazanth
1995, Finland
Symphonic Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal
Vinum Intus (2011)  #3008
Wreath of Thevetat (2008)  #3440
31
Sacramentum
Sweden
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
Far Away From the Sun (1996)  #2579
Sedes Impiorum (1992)  [Demo]
32
Astral Winter
2008, Australia
Melodic Black Metal
Winter Enthroned (2011)  #3170
Perdition (2013)  #4153
Illustrations of Death (2009)  [Demo]
33
Enslavement Of Beauty
1995, Norway
Melodic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
Megalomania (2001)  #6459
34
Siebenburgen
Sweden
Melodic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
Delictum (2000)  #4345
Grimjaur (1998)
35
Dark Ambition
Korea
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
Tears of Daewongoon (2007)  #3080
Gallows of Empire (2012)  #6500
Crimson Temptation (2003)  [EP]
36
Sear Bliss
1993, Greece
Atmospheric Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal
37
Zonaria
2001, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Melodic Black Metal
Infamy and the Breed (2007)  #5740
The Cancer Empire (2008)  #7227
Arrival of the Red Sun (2012)  #7388
38
Nightfall
1991, Greece
Melodic Death Metal, Melodic Black Metal, Death Doom Metal
Eons Aura (1995)  [EP]
39
Cor Scorpii
2004, Norway
Melodic Black Metal
Monument (2008)  #1899
Attergangar (2005)  [Demo]
Ruin (2018)
40
Autumnblaze
1996, Germany
Gothic Metal, Melodic Black Metal, Doom Metal
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 39,852
Reviews : 9,583
Albums : 144,700
Lyrics : 194,293