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Black Metal

Stylistic originsThrash Metal, Death Metal, Hardcore Punk
Cultural originsFirst wave: early–mid 1980s, European extreme metal scene
Second wave: early 1990s, Scandinavian extreme metal scene
Typical instrumentsVocals (shrieking), Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums
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10,256 artists
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Cover art Artist Lyrics Genres Country Albums Votes Reviews
Cruelty and the Beast Lyrics Symphonic Black Metal, Gothic Metal United Kingdom 40 616 58
Hvis lyset tar oss Lyrics Black Metal, Ambient Norway 26 403 15
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant Lyrics Symphonic Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal Norway 30 383 35
A Blaze in the Northern Sky Lyrics Black Metal, Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal Norway 33 332 16
Persecution Mania Lyrics Thrash Metal, Black Metal Germany 43 293 14
De mysteriis dom Sathanas Lyrics Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal Norway 38 281 32
The Satanist Lyrics Black Metal, Death Metal Poland 34 265 37
In the Nightside Eclipse Lyrics Black Metal, Symphonic Black Metal Norway 21 198 14
Drudenhaus Lyrics Symphonic Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal France 10 184 20
At the Heart of Winter Lyrics Black Metal Norway 16 171 8
Dol Guldur Lyrics Atmospheric Black Metal, Symphonic Black Metal Austria 20 170 9
As the Angels Reach the Beauty Lyrics Melodic Black Metal, Gothic Metal Italy 13 164 19
Pentagram Lyrics Black Metal Norway 16 163 11
Paracletus Lyrics Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal France 24 143 18
Blood Fire Death Lyrics Black Metal, Thrash Metal, Viking Metal Sweden 22 141 16
Vanitas Lyrics Industrial Black Metal, Grindcore United Kingdom 16 141 8
Within Deep Dark Chambers Lyrics Depressive Black Metal, Black Metal Sweden 24 136 7
Blood Puke Salvation Lyrics Black Metal Sweden 32 135 14
New Bermuda Lyrics Blackgaze, Atmospheric Black Metal United States 9 116 8
Storm of the Light's Bane Lyrics Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal Sweden 15 114 8
Imaginary Sonicscape Lyrics Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal Japan 21 113 9
Sad Legend Lyrics Melodic Black Metal Korea 6 109 4
Dark Medieval Times Lyrics Black Metal Norway 26 108 9
The Mantle Lyrics Atmospheric Black Metal, Folk Metal United States 20 107 6
Ten Days in Lachrymation Lyrics Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal Korea 9 106 5
Bergtatt: Et eeventyr i 5 capitler Lyrics Black Metal, Ambient, Electronic Norway 29 106 5
Black Metal Ist Krieg (A Dedication Monument) Lyrics Black Metal Germany 19 96 12
The Sham Mirrors Lyrics Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Symphonic Black Metal Norway 12 94 15
The Lord ov Shadows Lyrics Symphonic Black Metal, Gothic Metal Korea 6 94 7
Noontide Lyrics Black Metal United States 3 93 2
Info / Statistics
Artists : 35,875
Reviews : 8,591
Albums : 128,878
Lyrics : 165,887