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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 - Et eeventyr i 5 capitler


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
14Dornenreich
Bitter ist's dem Tod zu dienen
15Dissection
Storm of the Light's Bane
16Enslaved
Axioma Ethica Odini
17Emperor
In the Nightside Eclipse
18Summoning
Oath Bound
19Caladan Brood
Echoes of Battle
20Frozen Shadows
Dans les Bras des Immortels
21Summoning
Minas Morgul
22Forgive 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.
23Fen
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.
24Fell Voices
Untitled
25Lifelover
Konkurs
26Ludicra
The Tenant
27Forgotten Tomb
Springtime Depression
28Lunar Aurora
Of Stargates and Bloodstained Celestial Spheres
29In the Woods...
Heart of the Ages
30Alcest
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.
31Amesoeurs
Ruines Humaines


Of course I love Amesoeurs debut to death but it's not very black metal. This is
very close though.
32Lantlos
.neon


Probably the pinnacle of the niche. Pulse/Surreal is one of my all time favorite songs.
33Cold Body Radiation
The Great White Emptiness
34Nameless Coyote
Devoured by the Swirling Night
35An Autumn For Crippled Children
Only the Ocean Knows
36Nae'blis
Sketches of Reality
37Obsidian Gate
The Nightspectral Voyage


Absolutely masterful use of symphonics. Jaw-dropping.
38Paysage d'Hiver
Paysage d'Hiver
39Falls of Rauros
Hail Wind and Hewn Oak
40Nocte Obducta
Nektar - Teil 2: Seen, Flüsse, Tagebücher
41Sun of the Blind
Skullreader
42Veneficium
De Occulta Philosophia - A Missae Tenebrae
43Weakling
Dead as Dreams
44Unanimated
Ancient God of Evil


If you like Vinterland and Sacramentum, you should definitely check this out. It's
almost as good.
45Bethlehem
Dark Metal


This list's namesake. The ultimate mix of black and doom.
46Paysage d'Hiver
Kristall und Isa
47Addaura
Burning for the Ancient
48Dammerfarben
Im Abendrot
49Bal-Sagoth
Starfire Burning Upon the Ice-Veiled Throne
50Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...
51Gehenna
Seen Through the Veils of Darkness
52Windir
1184
53Ash Borer
Ash Borer
54Burzum
Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
55Cara Neir
Stagnant Perceptions
56Carach Angren
Where the Corpses Sink Forever
57Draumar
Gebirge


Shout out to oltna for this rec. It rules hard.
58Emyn Muil
Túrin Turambar Dagnir Glaurunga
59Nagelfar
Hunengrab Im Herbst
60The Moaning
Blood from Stone


Awesome blend of melodeath and black metal. Thanks to fox for this one.
61Paysage d'Hiver
Das Tor
62Drautran
Throne of the Depths
63Kataxu
Hunger of Elements
64Battle Dagorath
Eternal Throne
65Warning
Watching from a Distance


This shit right here nigga? This shit right here is doom metal at its tear-jerking finest.
66My Dying Bride
The Angel and the Dark River


Best MDB.
67Esoteric
Paragon of Dissonance
68Worship
Last Tape Before Doomsday


Best funeral doom.
69Om
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.
70Estatic Fear
A Sombre Dance
71Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields
72Katatonia
Brave Murder Day
73Novembre
Novembrine Waltz


A personal favorite band. Man, I wish more people on here dug em. Flower is one of
my favorite songs ever.
74dISEMBOWELMENT
Transcendence into the Peripheral
75Celestial Season
Solar Lovers
76Evoken
Antithesis of Light
77Forest of Shadows
Where Dreams Turn to Dust EP
78Mournful Congregation
The Monad of Creation
79Mourning Beloveth
The Sullen Sulcus
80October Tide
Rain Without End


Up there with anything Katatonia ever put out (band has 2 members btw).
81Eternal Sorrow
The Way of Regret


Really dark death/doom from Brazil. Production is perfect for this sound.
82Funeral
Tragedies
83Saturnus
Paradise Belongs to You
84Shape of Despair
Angels of Distress
85Solitude Aeturnus
Into the Depths of Sorrow
86Tiamat
Wildhoney
87Winter
Into Darkness
88Ataraxie
Slow Transcending Agony
89DOOM:VS
Dead Words Speak
90Candlemass
Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
91The Fall of Every Season
Amends


One of 2013's finest.
92Paragon of Beauty
Seraphine...Far Gone Gleam
93Morgion
Solinari
94Novembre
Classica
95Thergothon
Stream from the Heavens
96Autumn 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.
97Chalice of Doom
Immemorial Nightfall


Really solid death/doom from Jordan. Lord Azmo from Forgive Me is in this band. The
clean vocals are sooo damn good.
98Cebren-Khal
A Mass of Despair


black/doom
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