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Dark Metal

Part 3 of an ongoing series (well actually not ongoing, this is probably the last part). Since I'm a lazy fuck, instead of making separate lists for black and doom metal (ie: my favorite subgenres) I'll just make one for both. Anyway here it is, list is 66 black metal and 33 doom metal favorites. It's not really ranked apart from the first few of each genre either.
1Ulver
Bergtatt


The best black metal album bar none. Perfect.
2Summoning
Stronghold


The most unique album in an absolutely stellar discography. Whereas their other albums are more epic in scope, this album is dark and brooding. The atmosphere on this is perfect...it's pretty much the soundtrack to Mordor.
3Vinterland
Welcome My Last Chapter
4Wolves in the Throne Room
Two Hunters
5Drudkh
Autumn Aurora
6Deep Mountains
Deep Mountains


Really lush and introspective black metal from China. A personal favorite.
7Sacramentum
Far Away from the Sun
8Ancient Wisdom
For Snow Covered the Northland
9Abigor
Nachthymnen (From The Twilight Kingdom)
10Autumnblaze
DämmerElbenTragödie


This is like Bergtatt + Brave Murder Day + some flutetastic neofolk. And yes, it's as awesome as it sounds.
11Belenos
Spicilege
12Summoning
Old Mornings Dawn


Pretty much aoty 2013.
13ColdWorld
Melancholie
14Cebren Khal
A Mass of Despair


A perfect blend of black and doom metal. Shout out to Dodeca for this rec, you rule man.
15Dornenreich
Bitter ist's dem Tod zu dienen
16Dissection
Storm of the Light's Bane
17Enslaved
Axioma Ethica Odini
18Emperor
In the Nightside Eclipse
19Summoning
Oath Bound
20Caladan Brood
Echoes of Battle
21Frozen Shadows
Dans les Bras des Immortels
22Summoning
Minas Morgul
23Forgive Me
Last Drop of Life


Really atmospheric dsbm from Jordan. The production is awful, you can't even hear the drums for example...yet somehow it all works. And there's a sweet Forgotten Tomb cover too.
24Fen
The Malediction Fields


Pretty much the album that made me appreciate black metal. Back when this came out, I actually kinda disliked the genre. I gave this a chance though because it sounded interesting, and slowly but surely it opened my eyes to the awesomeness of black metal. Very significant album.
25Fell Voices
Untitled
26Lifelover
Konkurs
27Ludicra
The Tenant
28Forgotten Tomb
Springtime Depression
29Lunar Aurora
Of Stargates and Bloodstained Celestial Spheres
30In the Woods...
Heart of the Ages
31Alcest
Le Secret (Re-release)


Now for some blackgaze. Yeah that's a thing, and one that I really enjoy when done right. Which admittedly from experience isn't very often.
32Amesoeurs
Ruines Humaines


Of course I love Amesoeurs debut to death but it's not very black metal. This is very close though.
33Lantlos
.neon


Probably the pinnacle of the niche. Pulse/Surreal is one of my all time favorite songs.
34Cold Body Radiation
The Great White Emptiness
35Nameless Coyote
Devoured by the Swirling Night
36An Autumn For Crippled Children
Only the Ocean Knows
37Nae'blis
Sketches of Reality
38Obsidian Gate
The Nightspectral Voyage


Absolutely masterful use of symphonics. Jaw-dropping.
39Paysage d'Hiver
Paysage d'Hiver
40Falls of Rauros
Hail Wind and Hewn Oak
41Nocte Obducta
Nektar - Teil 2: Seen, Flüsse, Tagebücher
42Sun of the Blind
Skullreader
43Veneficium
De Occulta Philosophia - A Missae Tenebrae
44Weakling
Dead as Dreams
45Unanimated
Ancient God of Evil


If you like Vinterland and Sacramentum, you should definitely check this out. It's almost as good.
46Bethlehem
Dark Metal


This list's namesake. The ultimate mix of black and doom.
47Paysage d'Hiver
Kristall und Isa
48Addaura
Burning for the Ancient
49Dammerfarben
Im Abendrot
50Bal-Sagoth
Starfire Burning Upon the Ice-Veiled Throne
51Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...
52Gehenna
Seen Through the Veils of Darkness
53Veil
Sombre
54Windir
1184
55Ash Borer
Ash Borer
56Burzum
Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
57Cara Neir
Stagnant Perceptions
58Carach Angren
Where the Corpses Sink Forever
59Draumar
Gebirge


Shout out to oltna for this rec. It rules hard.
60Emyn Muil
Túrin Turambar Dagnir Glaurunga
61Nagelfar
Hunengrab Im Herbst
62The Moaning
Blood from Stone


Awesome blend of melodeath and black metal. Thanks to fox for this one.
63Paysage d'Hiver
Das Tor
64Drautran
Throne of the Depths
65Kataxu
Hunger of Elements
66Battle Dagorath
Eternal Throne
67Warning
Watching from a Distance


This shit right here nigga? This shit right here is doom metal at its tear-jerking finest.
68My Dying Bride
The Angel and the Dark River


Best MDB.
69Esoteric
Paragon of Dissonance
70Worship
Last CD Before Doomsday


Best funeral doom.
71Om
Conference of the Birds


If I didn't have an album limit, I'd put Om's whole discography I love them that much. This one's my favorite.
72Estatic Fear
A Sombre Dance
73Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields
74Katatonia
Brave Murder Day
75Novembre
Novembrine Waltz


A personal favorite band. Man, I wish more people on here dug em. Flower is one of my favorite songs ever.
76dISEMBOWELMENT
Transcendence into the Peripheral
77Celestial Season
Solar Lovers
78Evoken
Antithesis of Light
79Forest of Shadows
Where Dreams Turn to Dust EP
80Mournful Congregation
The Monad of Creation
81Mourning Beloveth
The Sullen Sulcus
82October Tide
Rain Without End


Up there with anything Katatonia ever put out (band has 2 members btw).
83Eternal Sorrow
The Way of Regret


Really dark death/doom from Brazil. Production is perfect for this sound.
84Funeral
Tragedies
85Saturnus
Paradise Belongs to You
86Shape of Despair
Angels of Distress
87Solitude Aeturnus
Into the Depths of Sorrow
88Tiamat
Wildhoney
89Winter
Into Darkness
90Ataraxie
Slow Transcending Agony
91DOOM:VS
Dead Words Speak
92Candlemass
Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
93The Fall of Every Season
Amends


One of 2013's finest.
94Paragon of Beauty
Seraphine...Far Gone Gleam
95 Morgion
Solinary
96Novembre
Classica
97Thergothon
Stream from the Heavens
98Autumn Rain Melancholy
Seven Steps to Infinity


One look at the cover and you will probably guess that this is the cheesiest shit ever. Lotsa synth, operatic female vocals, flutes, the works. Which is why I love it of course :D.
99 Chalice of Doom


Really solid death/doom from Jordan. Lord Azmo from Forgive Me is in this band. The clean vocals are sooo damn good.
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