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Best Symphonic Black Metal Bands

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44 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Cradle of Filth
1991, United Kingdom
Symphonic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
2
Dimmu Borgir
1993, Norway
Symphonic Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal
3
Emperor
1991, Norway
Black Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
4
Summoning
1993, Austria
Atmospheric Black Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
Dol Guldur (1997)  #255
Stronghold (1999)  #430
Old Mornings Dawn (2013)  #564
5
Anorexia Nervosa
1995, France
Symphonic Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal
Drudenhaus (2000)  #94
Redemption Process (2004)  #647
New Obscurantis Order (2001)  #927
6
Arcturus
1991, Norway
Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
The Sham Mirrors (2002)  #208
Aspera Hiems Symfonia (1996)  #655
7
Dark Mirror ov Tragedy
2003, Korea
Symphonic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
8
Illnath
2000, Denmark
Symphonic Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal
9
Aquilus
Australia
Atmospheric Black Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
Griseus (2011)  #536
Bellum I (2021)  #6076
Arbor (2007)  [EP]
10
Old Man's Child
1993, Norway
Symphonic Black Metal
11
Nokturnal Mortum
1994, Ukraine
Pagan Black Metal, Symphonic Black Metal, Folk Metal
12
Elffor
1995, Spain
Symphonic Black Metal, Atmospheric Black Metal
13
Obtained Enslavement
1989, Norway
Death Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
14
Carach Angren
2003, Netherlands
Symphonic Black Metal
Lammendam (2008)  #2892
This Is No Fairytale (2015)  #4938
15
Serenity in Murder
2009, Japan
Symphonic Black Metal, Melodic Death Metal
The Eclipse (2017)  #3261
16
Caladan Brood
2008, United States
Atmospheric Black Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
Echoes of Battle (2013)  #632
17
Limbonic Art
1993, Norway
Symphonic Black Metal
Volume I-IV (2001)  [Compilation]
Moon in the Scorpio (1996)  #5670
18
Starkill
2012, United States
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Black Metal, Power Metal
Fires of Life (2013)  #3115
Virus of the Mind (2014)  #7885
19
The Bishop of Hexen
1994, Israel
Symphonic Black Metal
20
Lux Occulta
1994, Poland
Symphonic Black Metal
Dionysos (1997)  #2572
Forever Alone Immortal (1996)  #5361
My Guardian Anger (1999)  #6180
21
Alghazanth
1995, Finland
Symphonic Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal
Vinum Intus (2011)  #2522
Wreath of Thevetat (2008)  #3781
22
Deathcode Society
2009, France
Symphonic Black Metal
Ite Missa Est (2009)  [EP]  #2617
Eschatonizer (2015)  #3155
The Armageddon Carnival (2018)  [Live]
23
Stormlord
1991, Italy
Symphonic Black Metal
Hesperia (2013)
The Curse of Medusa (2002)  [EP]
24
Tvangeste
Russia
Symphonic Black Metal
Firestorm (2004)  #7243
Blood Dreams (1997)  [Single]
25
Methad
Korea
Symphonic Black Metal
Methad / Skyggen (2014)  [Split]
Teaching of the Moon (2013)  [EP]  #8521
When the Moon Rise (2013)  [Single]
26
Obscurcis Romancia
1998, Canada
Symphonic Black Metal
27
...And Oceans
1995, Finland
Symphonic Black Metal, Industrial Metal
Cosmic World Mother (2020)  #7416
Cypher (2002)  #8271
28
Hollenthon
Austria
Death Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
Opus Magnum (2008)  #7113
Domus Mundi (1999)  #7136
29
Anthelion
2001, Taiwan
Symphonic Black Metal
Bloodshed Rebefallen (2007)  #3097
Manjusaka (2010)  [EP]
30
Enid
1997, Germany
Symphonic Black Metal
Abschiedsreigen (2000)  #1088
31
Troll
Norway
Symphonic Black Metal, Industrial Black Metal
32
Opera IX
1988, Italy
Symphonic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
33
Agathodaimon
1995, Germany
Symphonic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
Phoenix (2009)
Blacken the Angel (1998)  #6377
34
Meridies
2015, Korea
Symphonic Black Metal, Death Metal
35
Worthless Life
2012, United States
Depressive Black Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
36
Tyrant
Japan
Symphonic Black Metal
Legend (2002)  #4502
Grimoires (2005)
37
Profanum
1993, Poland
Black Metal, Symphonic Black Metal, Dark Ambient
38
Kataxu
1994, Poland
Symphonic Black Metal
Hunger of Elements (2005)  #6829
North (1995)  [Demo]
39
Dragonlord
2000, United States
Symphonic Black Metal
40
Araxas
2009, Austria
Symphonic Black Metal, Depressive Black Metal
Dunkelheit (2009)  [Demo]
Das Ende der Gezeiten (2009)  [Demo]
With Fear in My Head (2009)  [Demo]
41
Thyrane
1994, Finland
Melodic Black Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
42
Obsidian Gate
Germany
Symphonic Black Metal
43
Astaroth
Austria
Atmospheric Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
44
Vesania
1997, Poland
Symphonic Black Metal, Death Metal
Distractive Killusions (2007)  #8472
Reh (1998)  [Demo]
1
Info / Statistics
Artists : 42,616
Reviews : 9,978
Albums : 153,321
Lyrics : 198,799