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61 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
Anorexia Nervosa
1995, France
Symphonic Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal
Drudenhaus (2000)  #109
Redemption Process (2004)  #763
New Obscurantis Order (2001)  #1091
5
Summoning
1993, Austria
Atmospheric Black Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
Dol Guldur (1997)  #244
Stronghold (1999)  #358
Old Mornings Dawn (2013)  #502
6
Dark Mirror ov Tragedy
2003, Korea
Symphonic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
7
Graveworm
1992, Italy
Melodic Black Metal, Symphonic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
Scourge of Malice (2001)  #598
Engraved in Black (2003)  #5006
8
閃靈 (Chthonic)
1995, Taiwan
Melodic Black Metal, Melodic Death Metal
9
Illnath
2000, Denmark
Symphonic Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal
10
Obtained Enslavement
1989, Norway
Death Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
Witchcraft (1997)  #500
Soulblight (1998)  #4291
11
Carach Angren
2003, Netherlands
Symphonic Black Metal
12
Arcturus
1991, Norway
Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
The Sham Mirrors (2002)  #228
Aspera Hiems Symfonia (1996)  #668
13
Aquilus
Australia
Atmospheric Black Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
Griseus (2011)  #677
Bellum I (2021)  #6327
Arbor (2007)  [EP]
14
Covenant
1992, Norway
Melodic Black Metal
Nexus Polaris (1998)  #699
15
Old Man's Child
1993, Norway
Symphonic Black Metal
Vermin (2005)  #5378
16
Starkill
2012, United States
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Black Metal, Power Metal
Fires of Life (2013)  #3635
Virus of the Mind (2014)  #8093
17
Dismal Euphony
1992, Norway
Melodic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
18
The Bishop of Hexen
1994, Israel
Symphonic Black Metal
19
Lux Occulta
1994, Poland
Symphonic Black Metal
Dionysos (1997)  #3565
Forever Alone Immortal (1996)  #5585
My Guardian Anger (1999)  #6436
20
Limbonic Art
1993, Norway
Symphonic Black Metal
Volume I-IV (2001)  [Compilation]
In Abhorrence Dementia (1997)  #5910
21
Samael
1987, Switzerland
Black Metal, Industrial Metal, Electronic
Passage (1996)  #1506
Solar Soul (2007)  #2079
Ceremony of Opposites (1994)  #2080
22
Shade Empire
1999, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal
Anti-Life Saviour (2017)  [Single]
Omega Arcane (2013)  #320
23
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
1995, Germany
Death Metal, Folk Metal, Heavy Metal
Soft and Stronger (1997)  #6400
Have a Nice Trip (2003)  #6719
All You Need Is Love (2000)  #7315
24
Serenity in Murder
2009, Japan
Symphonic Black Metal, Melodic Death Metal
The Eclipse (2017)  #2503
25
Alghazanth
1995, Finland
Symphonic Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal
Vinum Intus (2011)  #2560
Wreath of Thevetat (2008)  #3926
26
Deathcode Society
2009, France
Symphonic Black Metal
Ite Missa Est (2009)  [EP]  #2646
Eschatonizer (2015)  #3234
27
Diabolical Masquerade
Sweden
Melodic Black Metal, Progressive Metal
Nightwork (1998)  #1236
Ravendusk in My Heart (1996)  #5614
Death's Design (2001)  #7370
28
Stormlord
1991, Italy
Symphonic Black Metal
Hesperia (2013)
The Curse of Medusa (2002)  [EP]
29
Enid
1997, Germany
Symphonic Black Metal
Abschiedsreigen (2000)  #872
30
Obscurcis Romancia
1998, Canada
Symphonic Black Metal
31
Tvangeste
Russia
Symphonic Black Metal
Firestorm (2004)  #7863
Blood Dreams (1997)  [Single]
32
Abigail Williams
2004, United States
Melodic Black Metal, Deathcore, Atmospheric Black Metal
33
Hollenthon
Austria
Death Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
Domus Mundi (1999)  #7451
Opus Magnum (2008)  #7584
34
Elffor
1995, Spain
Symphonic Black Metal, Atmospheric Black Metal
35
Bal-Sagoth
1989, United Kingdom
Symphonic Metal, Epic Black Metal
36
Anthelion
2001, Taiwan
Symphonic Black Metal
Bloodshed Rebefallen (2007)  #3632
Manjusaka (2010)  [EP]
37
Agathodaimon
1995, Germany
Symphonic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
Phoenix (2009)
Blacken the Angel (1998)  #5988
38
Tyrant
Japan
Symphonic Black Metal
Legend (2002)  #4706
Grimoires (2005)
39
Meridies
2015, Korea
Symphonic Black Metal, Death Metal
40
Nokturnal Mortum
1994, Ukraine
Pagan Black Metal, Symphonic Black Metal, Folk Metal
41
Dragonlord
2000, United States
Symphonic Black Metal
Dominion (2018)  #6830
Rapture (2001)
42
Obsidian Gate
Germany
Symphonic Black Metal
43
Rotting Christ
1987, Greece
Melodic Black Metal, Grindcore, Gothic Metal, Death Metal
Their Greatest Spells (2018)  [Compilation]
Thy Mighty Contract (1993)  #2040
Theogonia (2007)  #2215
44
Gratzug
2011, Germany
Black Metal
V: Meyster (2016)  #3996
Mondtore (2012)  #7678
Pestabtei (2011)  [Demo]
45
Battlelore
1999, Finland
Symphonic Metal, Folk Metal
Sword's Song (2003)  #3886
Third Age of the Sun (2005)  #4372
Evernight (2007)  #5658
46
...And Oceans
1995, Finland
Symphonic Black Metal, Industrial Metal
47
Abhor
1995, Italy
Black Metal
48
Astaroth
Austria
Atmospheric Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
49
Opera IX
1988, Italy
Symphonic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
50
Ringarë
2004, United States
Atmospheric Black Metal
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 46,076
Reviews : 10,026
Albums : 165,310
Lyrics : 216,820