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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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10,015 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 39 586 55
Hvis lyset tar oss Lyrics Black Metal, Ambient Norway 23 381 14
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant Lyrics Symphonic Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal Norway 30 370 31
A Blaze in the Northern Sky Lyrics Black Metal, Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal Norway 33 328 16
Persecution Mania Lyrics Thrash Metal, Black Metal Germany 42 289 13
De mysteriis dom Sathanas Lyrics Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal Norway 38 267 28
The Satanist Lyrics Black Metal, Death Metal, Blackened Death Metal Poland 34 253 37
In the Nightside Eclipse Lyrics Black Metal, Symphonic Black Metal Norway 21 188 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
As the Angels Reach the Beauty Lyrics Melodic Black Metal, Gothic Metal Italy 13 164 19
Dol Guldur Lyrics Atmospheric Black Metal, Symphonic Black Metal Austria 20 162 8
Pentagram Lyrics Black Metal Norway 16 156 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
Within Deep Dark Chambers Lyrics Depressive Black Metal, Black Metal Sweden 24 132 7
The Whole of the Law Lyrics Industrial Black Metal, Grindcore United Kingdom 16 130 8
Blood Puke Salvation Lyrics Black Metal Sweden 32 126 14
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 15 109 7
New Bermuda Lyrics Blackgaze, Atmospheric Black Metal United States 9 108 5
Dark Medieval Times Lyrics Black Metal Norway 26 107 9
Sad Legend Lyrics Melodic Black Metal Korea 6 105 3
The Mantle Lyrics Atmospheric Black Metal, Folk Metal United States 20 104 6
Ten Days in Lachrymation Lyrics Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal Korea 9 102 4
Bergtatt: Et eeventyr i 5 capitler Lyrics Black Metal, Ambient, Electronic Norway 28 102 5
Black Metal Ist Krieg (A Dedication Monument) Lyrics Black Metal Germany 19 96 11
Noontide Lyrics Black Metal United States 3 96 2
The Sham Mirrors Lyrics Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Symphonic Black Metal Norway 12 92 14
The Lord ov Shadows Lyrics Symphonic Black Metal, Gothic Metal Korea 6 91 7
Info / Statistics
Artists : 34,915
Reviews : 8,145
Albums : 124,991
Lyrics : 159,826