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Muzz Top 25 Black Metal

Following a few peeps lists, this is mine. One album per band.
1Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast


Cradle at their most alien, evil and extreme which in many ways is the essence of black metal.
2Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant


A vicious yet classy reigning in of modern black metal. Blew all before it away.
3Satyricon
Dark Medieval Times


Everything second wave Norwegian black metal represented in one castle.
4In the Woods...
Heart of the Ages


So innovative and groundbreaking it both defined and transcended black metal in one.
5Emperor
In the Nightside Eclipse


A masterpiece of atmospheric black metal.
6Windir
Arntor


Although 1184 and Likferd were incredible, this is Valfar's guitar playing crowning moment. Plus the accordions give this a distinct flavor.
7Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia


Off the planet and beyond extreme and quite brilliant.
8Dissection
Storm of the Light's Bane


The first melodic black metal record that was both riff centric and accessible.
9Caladan Brood
Echoes Of Battle


Black metal record of the decade hands down.
10Coldworld
Autumn


Struck a nerve musically and emotionally
11Lord Kaos
Thorns of Impurity


The most obscure of the picks but a classic in the genre and evil as hell.
12Fen
Carrion Skies


A brooding masterpiece accentuating post tones.
13Ihsahn
After


Some of the best progressive black metal ever made highlighted with saxophone.
14Agalloch
Pale Folklore


New breed of black metal that changed the genre.
15Midnight Odyssey
Biolume Part 1 - In Tartarean Chains


Sinister and mesmerizing from beginning to end.
16Lunar Aurora
Hoagascht


Spooky Germanic black metal for long dark winters.
17Bal-Sagoth
Starfire Burning Upon the Ice-Veiled Throne


A different take on the genre taking black metal to new realms.
18Hoth
Oathbreaker


Come for the cover and Star Wars themes, stays for the riffs in these supreme multipart songs.
19Nechochwen
Heart of Akamon


An emotional folk black metal landmark record.
20Black Anvil
As Was


Grimy NY quartet produce brilliant progressive black metal album.
21Illvilja
Endless Rivers


Could be any one of Hakan’s minimalist synths black metal records as the whole of this discography is greater than the sum of its parts. Hypnotic and evil atmosphere is everything
22The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris


A late 90’s symphonic black metal classic no 2 ways about it.
23Enslaved
In Times


Progressive and melodic black metal that almost transcends black metal.
24Farsot
Fail·Lure


Another masterclass in melodic black metal that has the edge of evil atmosphere and incredible vocals.
25Can Bardd
The Last Rain


Epic melodic black metal with folk influences and great songwriting.
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