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Best Melo-black band?

Other31
Dimmu Borgir (early)23
Rotting Christ (later)20
Cradle of Filth (early)9
Graveworm7
Dark Fortress5
Chthonic1

Total votes: 96


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Posted by Olli on 18.01.2008 at 17:50
Melodic black metal is a growing genre. I'm not an expert on black metal by any means, but I know I prefer these bands to the raw sound of Norweigan Black Metal etc. Melodic black metal often has gothic influences as well, and that's pretty much where my knowledge ends. If you know any other good bands that play like the ones in the poll please post as I'm interested in listening to them!
My favorite out of these would be Dark Fortress, a German (I think) band, my favorite album by them is Stab Wounds. I reccomend them to everyone!
Oh and please keep on topic and try not to turn this into a genre battle.



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Kasper

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From: Denmark

  19.02.2009 at 11:26
Definitely Dissection, been one of my top favourite bands for quite some time now, haven't heard anyone better than them yet ;-p
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Valaskjalf
TheImperturbable

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From: South Africa

  20.02.2009 at 14:24
Written by Kasper on 19.02.2009 at 11:26

Definitely Dissection, been one of my top favourite bands for quite some time now, haven't heard anyone better than them yet ;-p


Dissection definitely was a great band but I tend to think they had a bunch of ok albums and then a masterpiece in "Storm of the Light's bane". So my vote goes for Old Man's Child....Theyve always been better than Dimmu Borgir, perhpaps not during Dimmu's "Puritanical.." phase but definitely in recent years with "In defiance of existence" and "Vermin".

Im of the opinion that Galder always left the best riffs for his own band hehe Not sure about the upcoming album though, the new song sounds outright MEDIOCRE - we'll have to see I guess
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Kasper

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Age: 22
From: Denmark

  20.02.2009 at 15:30
Written by Valaskjalf on 20.02.2009 at 14:24

Written by Kasper on 19.02.2009 at 11:26

Definitely Dissection, been one of my top favourite bands for quite some time now, haven't heard anyone better than them yet ;-p


Dissection definitely was a great band but I tend to think they had a bunch of ok albums and then a masterpiece in "Storm of the Light's bane". So my vote goes for Old Man's Child....Theyve always been better than Dimmu Borgir, perhpaps not during Dimmu's "Puritanical.." phase but definitely in recent years with "In defiance of existence" and "Vermin".

Im of the opinion that Galder always left the best riffs for his own band hehe Not sure about the upcoming album though, the new song sounds outright MEDIOCRE - we'll have to see I guess


Well from a personal view, I like Dissection more than Old Man's Child and Dimmu. The music of dissection have given me quite a few chills down my spine - still do, and had a major impact on me. While Old Man's Child didn't have the same strong effect.

Old Man's Child have definitely been more solid in their releases for sure, and their music is great.
Yeah, I agree about the riffs with Galder. Just took a quick listen with both bands, much more punch in Old Man's Child

But Dissection still gets my vote nevertheless. =)
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Arian Totalis
The Philosopher

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Age: 24
From: USA

  20.02.2009 at 16:30
I'm not gonna vote, becuase I can't really say I know enough about this subgenre myself. But I DO know that it can be very captivating. I'm actually getting into some Dragonlord.....

Funny thing about Dark Fortress though, their name is exactly what Dimmu Borgir translates into in their native language.
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Valaskjalf
TheImperturbable

Posts: 1442
From: South Africa

  20.02.2009 at 17:22
Written by Arian Totalis on 20.02.2009 at 16:30

I'm not gonna vote, becuase I can't really say I know enough about this subgenre myself. But I DO know that it can be very captivating. I'm actually getting into some Dragonlord.....

Funny thing about Dark Fortress though, their name is exactly what Dimmu Borgir translates into in their native language.


Weird...I always thought Dimmu Borgir means Demonic Citizen, but then again Ive also heard it means Foggy Castle (Dark Fortress) lol
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Arian Totalis
The Philosopher

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Age: 24
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  20.02.2009 at 17:43
Yeah, I guess we should brush up on our Norweigian.
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MétalNoir
Fils du Lys

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Age: 26
From: Canada

  23.02.2009 at 22:16
I won't vote here, because the list is irrelevent...

- Dimmu Borgir and Cradle Of Filth may be "sellouts" but they are not Melodic BM
- Graveworm is either Black/Goth or Extreme Goth
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Galar
Wicked Mung

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From: USA

  23.02.2009 at 23:57
Dark Fortress!! I was going to vote for Graveworm, but Fortress has been more consistent. They are the kings of melo-black.
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Deadmeat
Necrobutcher

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Age: 26
From: Greece

  04.06.2009 at 12:01
Rotting Christ -Thegonia the reason...
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Behdad K
DEAD

Posts: 206

Age: 21
From: Iran

  10.07.2010 at 17:47
I voted for Graveworm.
Most because of the "As the Angel Reach Beauty" album.

It's awesome!
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BeastOfMetal456
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  22.09.2011 at 20:21
There's Borknagar too, but it's the only heard, so I'll keep my vote for later.
Infernal Eternal

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Age: 100
From: Greece

  27.05.2012 at 13:09
Rotting Christ's later stuff is awesome.
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Dark Phoenix

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Age: 28
From: Slovenia

  27.05.2012 at 17:18
I gave my vote to Rotting Christ, they're one of the best bands out there. I like their whole discography, and they have always been on the melodic side of the BM for me, but with latest album I can imagied they got some new fans due to the *meldodic* part. And well, Theogonia is just superb, that is easly one of the best MB albums out there, even outside the genre one of best albums. So they easily take the throne in this one.

As for the rest (early) Dimmu Borgir can be neat, specially due to Enthrone Darkness Triumphant, but later albums very inconsistent, had some great tracks, but wholesomenly they weren't as great.
I have always considered Graveworom more of an extreme gothic metal, than melodic black. I like some of their stuff, but no nearly enoguh to make them best. Goes some for Dark Dortress. I never liked COF, what a horrible band with horrible music and horrible stage preformance.
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Dentura
Shadow King

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From: USA

  07.09.2012 at 19:30
I really liked Dimmu Borgir's first album For All Tid a lot. It's epic and chilling.
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