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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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10,032 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 39 592 56
Hvis lyset tar oss Lyrics Black Metal, Ambient Norway 24 393 15
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant Lyrics Symphonic Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal Norway 30 380 35
A Blaze in the Northern Sky Lyrics Black Metal, Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal Norway 33 330 16
Persecution Mania Lyrics Thrash Metal, Black Metal Germany 43 290 14
De mysteriis dom Sathanas Lyrics Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal Norway 38 268 28
The Satanist Lyrics Black Metal, Death Metal, Blackened Death Metal Poland 34 257 37
In the Nightside Eclipse Lyrics Black Metal, Symphonic Black Metal Norway 21 194 14
Drudenhaus Lyrics Symphonic Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal France 10 183 20
At the Heart of Winter Lyrics Black Metal Norway 16 169 8
Dol Guldur Lyrics Atmospheric Black Metal, Symphonic Black Metal Austria 20 168 8
As the Angels Reach the Beauty Lyrics Melodic Black Metal, Gothic Metal Italy 13 164 19
Pentagram Lyrics Black Metal Norway 16 161 11
Paracletus Lyrics Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal France 24 140 18
Blood Fire Death Lyrics Black Metal, Thrash Metal, Viking Metal Sweden 22 137 13
Blood Puke Salvation Lyrics Black Metal Sweden 32 134 14
Within Deep Dark Chambers Lyrics Depressive Black Metal, Black Metal Sweden 24 133 7
The Whole of the Law Lyrics Industrial Black Metal, Grindcore United Kingdom 16 130 8
Imaginary Sonicscape Lyrics Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal Japan 21 113 9
Storm of the Light's Bane Lyrics Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal Sweden 15 111 8
New Bermuda Lyrics Blackgaze, Atmospheric Black Metal United States 9 111 6
Dark Medieval Times Lyrics Black Metal Norway 26 110 9
Ten Days in Lachrymation Lyrics Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal Korea 9 107 5
The Mantle Lyrics Atmospheric Black Metal, Folk Metal United States 20 106 6
Sad Legend Lyrics Melodic Black Metal Korea 6 106 3
Bergtatt: Et eeventyr i 5 capitler Lyrics Black Metal, Ambient, Electronic Norway 28 103 5
Black Metal Ist Krieg (A Dedication Monument) Lyrics Black Metal Germany 19 97 12
Noontide Lyrics Black Metal United States 3 95 2
The Lord ov Shadows Lyrics Symphonic Black Metal, Gothic Metal Korea 6 94 7
The Sham Mirrors Lyrics Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Symphonic Black Metal Norway 12 92 14
Info / Statistics
Artists : 34,986
Reviews : 8,379
Albums : 125,271
Lyrics : 160,546