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This is a favorites list, not a guide or anything of that sort. It just highlights the albums that I've enjoyed listening to and spinned extensively since last November (When I got into this monolithic genre.) One entry for each band. The descriptions aren't necessarily descriptions of the music. I just wrote what came to my mind. I will update with new albums frequently.
EDIT: Got to 50 entries, so I guess I'll stop for now. I want more time to revisit these 50, get into the other albums of the bands listed below and delve into other genres of metal. I guess that taking a break from black metal (at least new stuff) will ensure that I won't get bored of it. It is likely that I'll continue this list by the half of July.

Created by: Oaken | 24.05.2012



1. A Forest Of Stars - Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring
2010
2. Addaura - Burning For The Ancient
2012
3. Agalloch - Pale Folklore
1999
4. Alcest - Écailles De Lune
2010
5. Alda - : Tahoma :
2011
6. Altar Of Plagues - White Tomb
2009
7. Alrakis - Alpha Eri
2011
8. Arckanum - ÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞ
2009
9. Arizmenda - Within The Vacuum Of Infinity...
2009
10. Ash Borer - Cold Of Ages
2012
11. Austere - To Lay Like Old Ashes
2009
12. Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta I - Fathers Of The Icy Age
1996
13. Burzum - Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
1994
14. Chaos Moon - Languor Into Echoes, Beyond
2007
15. Cold Body Radiation - Deer Twillight
2011
16. Coldworld - Melancholie²
2008
17. Darkspace - II
2005
18. Deafheaven - Roads To Judah
2011
19. Dordeduh - Dar De Duh
2012
20. Dråpsnatt - Skelepht
2012
21. Drudkh - Autumn Aurora
2004
22. Falls Of Rauros - The Light That Dwells In Rotten Wood
2011
23. Fell Voices - Untitled
2011
24. Fen - The Malediction Fields
2009
25. Forest Silence - Philosophy Of Winter
2006
26. Forteresse - Métal noir Québécois
2006
27. Gallowbraid - Ashen Eidolon
2010
28. Gris - Il Était Une Forêt...
2007
29. Imperium Dekadenz - Dämmerung Der Szenarien
2007
30. Infestus - E x I s t
2011
31. Khors - Wisdom Of Centuries
2012
32. Krohm - The Haunting Presence
2007
33. Lantlôs - Agape
2011
34. Leviathan - Massive Conspiracy Against All Life
2008
35. Lurker Of Chalice - Lurker Of Chalice
2004
36. Lunar Aurora - Hoagascht
2012
37. Lustre - They Awoke To The Scent Of Spring
2012
38. Murmuüre - Murmuüre
2010
39. Nachtmystium - Silencing Machine
2012
40. Nargaroth - Herbstleyd
1999
41. Negură Bunget - OM
2006
42. Nontinuum - The Stars You Gathered, The Stars I Destroyed
2012
43. Oak Pantheon - From A Whisper
2012
44. October Falls - A Collapse Of Faith
2010
45. Petrychor - Effigies And Epitaphs
2011
46. Reverence - The Asthenic Ascension
2012
47. Reverorum Ib Malacht - What Do You Think Of The Old God, We Call Him Judas?
2006
48. Skagos - Ást
2009
49. Skogen - Eld
2012
50. Sun Of The Blind - Skullreader
2009
51. The Great Old Ones - Al Azif
2011
52. The Ruins Of Beverast - Foulest Semen Of A Sheltered Elite
2009
53. Todtgelichter - Angst
2010
54. Ulver - Bergtatt - Et Eeventyr I 5 Capitler
1995
55. Urfaust - Verräterischer, Nichtswürdiger Geist
2005
56. Verdunkeln - Weder Licht Noch Schatten
2011
57. Verwüstung - Beyond The Watercolor Sunset, We Feel New Life
2011
58. Walknut - Graveforests And Their Shadows
2007
59. Wilds Forlorn - We, The Damned
2012
60. Winterfylleth - The Threnody Of Triumph
2012
61. Wodensthrone - Curse
2012
62. Wolves In The Throne Room - Celestial Lineage
2011
63. Woods Of Desolation - Torn Beyond Reason
2011
64. Xasthur - To Violate The Oblivious
2004
65. Ygg - Ygg
2011



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MechanisT - 24.05.2012 at 17:47  
NO. >:[
Troy Killjoy - 24.05.2012 at 17:47  
Your best list to date, because for once you acknowledge this is your personal taste and not a guide.

Congrats. You're becoming less pretentious.
Oaken - 24.05.2012 at 17:47  
Written by MechanisT on 24.05.2012 at 17:47

NO. >:[

Why?
MechanisT - 24.05.2012 at 17:49  
Written by Oaken on 24.05.2012 at 17:47

Written by MechanisT on 24.05.2012 at 17:47

NO. >:[

Why?

Norly. NO.
Oaken - 24.05.2012 at 17:49  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 24.05.2012 at 17:47

Your best list to date, because for once you acknowledge this is your personal taste and not a guide.

Congrats. You're becoming less pretentious.

Thanks a lot.
BTW Lurker Of Chalice links to the wrong album.
Troy Killjoy - 24.05.2012 at 17:53  
Written by Oaken on 24.05.2012 at 17:49
BTW Lurker Of Chalice links to the wrong album.

Weird, I guess since the demo was released before the full-length it links to that instead. And I don't think there's any way to manually insert the album ID. Guess you're stuck with the link the way it is then. :/
Oaken - 24.05.2012 at 17:55  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 24.05.2012 at 17:53

Written by Oaken on 24.05.2012 at 17:49
BTW Lurker Of Chalice links to the wrong album.

Weird, I guess since the demo was released before the full-length it links to that instead. And I don't think there's any way to manually insert the album ID. Guess you're stuck with the link the way it is then. :/

It also happens in Joe's 2000-onwards list. And there's also Infestus's E x | I s t bug. Just to inform you since you're a staff member.
Troy Killjoy - 24.05.2012 at 17:58  
Written by Oaken on 24.05.2012 at 17:55
It also happens in Joe's 2000-onwards list. And there's also Infestus's E x | I s t bug. Just to inform you since you're a staff member.

If anyone needs to be informed of these problems, it's Ivan (since he's the programmer).

He was made aware of the Infestus issue, but nothing took place. I doubt anything would be done in regards to the "same name" issue here, but you can always send him a PM and see what happens.
InnerSelf - 24.05.2012 at 19:15  
Legit !
You might also wanna check Negura Bunget, pretty awesome
Oaken - 24.05.2012 at 20:15  
Written by InnerSelf on 24.05.2012 at 19:15

Legit !
You might also wanna check Negura Bunget, pretty awesome

I've listened to a few songs off OM some time ago. I'm planning to listen to the whole album soon.
And thanks.
Lokaeda - 03.06.2012 at 16:02  
"I'll spit this out too: Not my thing. This album is full of creativity, but honestly, a fully improvised album is not my thing. I can't bear too much quirkiness."

Then why is it in the list?
Oaken - 03.06.2012 at 16:27  
Written by Lokaeda on 03.06.2012 at 16:02

"I'll spit this out too: Not my thing. This album is full of creativity, but honestly, a fully improvised album is not my thing. I can't bear too much quirkiness."

Then why is it in the list?

It's good, but I don't think I've still "gotten" it fully. It serves as good ambient though.
Apothecary - 05.06.2012 at 00:07  
Sick list man! Some really good picks in here
Might wanna check out Oranssi Pazuzu as well... they're more psychedelic black metal than atmospheric (kinda like Nachtmystium), but definitely worth a peek.
Oaken - 05.06.2012 at 01:02  
Written by Apothecary on 05.06.2012 at 00:07

Sick list man! Some really good picks in here
Might wanna check out Oranssi Pazuzu as well... they're more psychedelic black metal than atmospheric (kinda like Nachtmystium), but definitely worth a peek.

Thanks dude, I appreciate your support.
Oranssi Pazuzu... They're already on my to-check-out list. Soon enough.
You're Chay, right?
Apothecary - 05.06.2012 at 05:07  
Quote:
Quote:

Thanks dude, I appreciate your support.
Oranssi Pazuzu... They're already on my to-check-out list. Soon enough.
You're Chay, right?

Spelled Che, pronounced "Chay."
R'Vannith - 14.06.2012 at 09:32  
I'm going to have a crack at some of these. Are any of them similar to Negura Bunget, I really like that OM album.
Dark 3.13 - 14.06.2012 at 13:45  
Brilliant List !all the albums in the list are amazing
there are 7 Albums I don't know am gonna check them out
good choices
K†ulu - 14.06.2012 at 13:59  
Written by Oaken on 24.05.2012 at 17:49

Thanks a lot.
BTW Lurker Of Chalice links to the wrong album.

You can fix this problem by adding the Lurker of Chalice LP to your wishlist and then using the "Import from Collection" feature instead of simply writing Lurker of Chalice - Lurker of Chalice.

OOPS. Actually that does not work as well.
Oaken - 14.06.2012 at 14:41  
Written by R'Vannith on 14.06.2012 at 09:32

I'm going to have a crack at some of these. Are any of them similar to Negura Bunget, I really like that OM album.

Mainly Dordeduh's EP. Actually Dordeduh was formed by two members of Negura Bunget after the band split.
Negura Bunget kinda have their own sound IMO, but you can always try out Drudkh and Wodensthrone.
Thanks for the thumb-up.
Oaken - 14.06.2012 at 14:43  
Written by Dark 3.13 on 14.06.2012 at 13:45

Brilliant List !all the albums in the list are amazing
there are 7 Albums I don't know am gonna check them out
good choices

Thanks dude.
Which albums you don't know?
Written by K†ulu on 14.06.2012 at 13:59

You can fix this problem by adding the Lurker of Chalice LP to your wishlist and then using the "Import from Collection" feature instead of simply writing Lurker of Chalice - Lurker of Chalice.

That's how I initially added it. I might PM Ivan soon.
Angel_Lament - 17.06.2012 at 03:27  
Very good list, although I don't know half of them...anyway, the ones I know are awesome indeed...!
The Turbanator - 19.06.2012 at 12:55  
A lot of these bands aren't really Atmo BM actually, but this is a good list nevertheless.
Oaken - 19.06.2012 at 13:27  
Written by The Turbanator on 19.06.2012 at 12:55

A lot of these bands aren't really Atmo BM actually, but this is a good list nevertheless.

Can yo please point out these bands?
The Turbanator - 19.06.2012 at 15:22  
Written by Oaken on 19.06.2012 at 13:27

Written by The Turbanator on 19.06.2012 at 12:55

A lot of these bands aren't really Atmo BM actually, but this is a good list nevertheless.

Can yo please point out these bands?


Altar Of Plagues, Agalloch, Arckanum, Austere, BAN, Burzum, Deafheaven, Drudkh, Gris, Infestus, Nargaroth, Urfaust, Ulver, WiTTR, Woods Of Desolation. You can also put Fell Voices and Ash Borer in that list, they play pure Black Metal but their music is really atmospheric which I guess is why many get confused about the genre.

Anyway, just read your description "The descriptions aren't necessarily descriptions of the music. " so yeah, your list is very good.

Not saying it's a wrong list, but many fans get confused between Atmospheric BM with other genres. Take Gris and WoD for instance. Rich haunting atmosphere in their songs but they're actually Depressive BM.

No offense man, just my 2 cents.
Oaken - 19.06.2012 at 15:29  
Written by The Turbanator on 19.06.2012 at 15:22

Altar Of Plagues, Agalloch, Arckanum, Austere, BAN, Burzum, Deafheaven, Drudkh, Gris, Infestus, Nargaroth, Urfaust, Ulver, WiTTR, Woods Of Desolation. You can also put Fell Voices and Ash Borer in that list, they play pure Black Metal but their music is really atmospheric which I guess is why many get confused about the genre.

Anyway, just read your description "The descriptions aren't necessarily descriptions of the music. " so yeah, your list is very good.

Not saying it's a wrong list, but many fans get confused between Atmospheric BM with other genres. Take Gris and WoD for instance. Rich haunting atmosphere in their songs but they're actually Depressive BM.

No offense man, just my 2 cents.

That's true, the list isn't strictly just what is called atmospheric. It also includes black/ambient, post-black, blackgaze....
Concerning Austere, WoD and Gris I think we can say that they play atmospheric/depressive BM. The others... IMO Altar Of Plagues, Agalloch, Older BaN, Deafheaven, Drudkh, Infestus, Ulver and Wittr have enough atmo BM qualities to make it to the list.
The ones that are definitely debatable are Arckanum, Burzum, Nargaroth and Urfaust. Probably old-school Bm with atmospheric orientations.
Lokaeda - 27.06.2012 at 03:20  
More of an Encyclopedia than a "favorite albums" list, isnay?


Edit: Reverence, atmospheric? Dude, no.
Oaken - 27.06.2012 at 03:27  
Written by Lokaeda on 27.06.2012 at 03:20

More of an Encyclopedia than a "favorite albums" list, isnay?


Edit: Reverence, atmospheric? Dude, no.

No, not encyclopedia, and I insist on that. Troy can make an encyclopedia of Atmospheric Black Metal. Marcel can make a an encyclopedia of Doom. Joe can make an encyclopedia of quirky stuff. Those guys CAN and are QUALIFIED to do encyclopedias. Me, I just throw the albums I like in here.
As for Reverence, maybe you're right, they're more industrial than atmospheric.
Lokaeda - 27.06.2012 at 03:31  
Written by Oaken on 27.06.2012 at 03:27

No, not encyclopedia, and I insist on that.


What I meant there is that I believe (but that's just my opinion) that a "favourite albums" list is, by essence, quite short, or at least not long. When looking at your list I feel like you added every single album from the genre you've listened to

But that's just the way I conceive it, and I'm sure I can deal with the fact that other people don't share my view of the thing

Moreover, lot of good albums in it
Oaken - 27.06.2012 at 03:37  
Written by Lokaeda on 27.06.2012 at 03:31

When looking at your list I feel like you added every single album from the genre you've listened to

Which is true, because this list include 7+ albums. Personally, an album with 7+ is to me enjoyable.
With more time and more listening to new stuff, I think I'll increase it to 8+. But ATM even the 7 (Falls Of Rauros, Murmmure I never got these guys, Krohm, Nachtmystium, Gris, Oak Pantheon, Reverorum Ib Malacht, Burzum and Wilds Forlorn) are IMO quite decent.
Alex Fenger - 15.07.2012 at 19:08  
Of the three Lantlos albums you chose the one i don't like
Other than that fantastic list, every other album on here is good
Oaken - 15.07.2012 at 22:02  
Written by Alex Fenger on 15.07.2012 at 19:08

Of the three Lantlos albums you chose the one i don't like
Other than that fantastic list, every other album on here is good

Honestly, I didn't listen to the two others
BoxCar Willy - 17.07.2012 at 16:08  
Written by Lokaeda on 27.06.2012 at 03:20

More of an Encyclopedia than a "favorite albums" list, isnay?


That's just what i was going to say.

Anyway, I haven't heard about a dozen of these so I'll checkout a few.
Carl Berg - 22.02.2013 at 02:09  
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Lustre - They Awoke To The Scent Of Spring


You got my vote.
mz - 01.05.2013 at 23:45  
How many atmo black metal albums have you listened to?
Erik M. - 01.06.2013 at 23:24  
After multiple visits I thumbed up your list. Why? Because I keep finding out more great stuff that's on here and I pretty much like everything I've found thus far, so good job.

Atmospheric black metal is becoming one of my favourite subgenres as well I think. I'd choose Ashes Against the Grain instead of Pale Folklore though.

I assume you don't think Summoning or Caladan Brood fit this list? I also have a few suggestions:
- Ancient Wisdom - For Snow Covered the Northland (full album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ01varbpFs)
- Midnight Odyssey - Funerals From The Astral Sphere (full album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6heH6b22wA Keep in mind that this is a very long album)
- Thurisaz - Scent of a Dream (almost full album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlkW53GyXEI&list=PL10C82DDF502489E7)

All great albums, so definitely check 'em out.
Oaken - 04.06.2013 at 00:37  
Written by Erik M. on 01.06.2013 at 23:24

After multiple visits I thumbed up your list. Why? Because I keep finding out more great stuff that's on here and I pretty much like everything I've found thus far, so good job.

Atmospheric black metal is becoming one of my favourite subgenres as well I think. I'd choose Ashes Against the Grain instead of Pale Folklore though.

I assume you don't think Summoning or Caladan Brood fit this list? I also have a few suggestions:
- Ancient Wisdom - For Snow Covered the Northland (full album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ01varbpFs)
- Midnight Odyssey - Funerals From The Astral Sphere (full album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6heH6b22wA Keep in mind that this is a very long album)
- Thurisaz - Scent of a Dream (almost full album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlkW53GyXEI&list=PL10C82DDF502489E7)

All great albums, so definitely check 'em out.

First of all, I'm sorry for my late reply but I haven't been very active recently. Thanks a lot for thumbing up the list
As for Summoning and Caladan Blood, I consider them to fit the list, but I still have to give both a listen sometime soon.
I've heard of Ancient Wisdom, Midnight Odyssey and Thurisaz. After your recommendations, I will surely give them a try. It's pretty funny that I can't find anywhere to download that Thurisaz album. It's quite hard to find. Maybe I'll have to opt for youtube (which sucks here BTW).
Erik M. - 21.06.2013 at 21:39  
Not sure if you're familiar with Vordven, but I've been listening to their debut just now and it sounds absolutely fantastic.

They need to be added to this list ASAP if you ask me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpL2MsJk0yo (from 13:55 and onward).

You can thank me later.

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