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Creating good music might not be an easy task, but most bands in existence consist of multiple members who contribute to the music. One-man bands however are simply musicians who create the music all by themselves, which, in my opinion, is very impressive. Because of the fact that there are quite a few of these talented musicians, I created this list. Of course there are many more one-man band albums than I have listed here and that's why I'm open to suggestions. So be sure to give me recommendations and also let me know if I listed the "wrong" album by a band (in your opinion). Lastly, the list is ranked according to genre and then alphabetically. I only add 1 (full-length) album per band (and only albums that are featured on MS).

Created by: Erik M. | 26.08.2013



1. [Avantgarde]
2. Aarni - Bathos
2004 / Markus Marjomaa [Finland] / Avantgarde Doom
3. Brown Jenkins - Death Obsession
2009 / Umesh Amtey [USA] / Avantgarde Blackened Doom
4. Cloak Of Altering - Ancient Paths Through Timeless Voids
2012 / Maurice "Mories" de Jong [The Netherlands] / Avantgarde Black
5. De Magia Veterum - The Divine Antithesis
2011 / Maurice "Mories" de Jong [The Netherlands] / Avantgarde Black
6. Gnaw Their Tongues - L'Arrivée De La Terne Mort Triomphante
2010 / Maurice "Mories" de Jong [The Netherlands] / Avantgarde Blackened Drone
7. Kadenzza - The Second Renaissance
2005 / You Oshima [Japan] / Symphonic Avantgarde Black
8. Mirrorthrone - Carriers Of Dust
2006 / Vladimir Cochet [Switzerland] / Avantgarde Symphonic Blackened Death
9. Yurei - Working Class Demon
2010 / Bjørge Eide "Bjeima" Martinsen [Norway] / Avantgarde
10. [Black]
11. Ancient Wisdom - For Snow Covered The Northland
1996 / Marcus "Vargher" Norman [Sweden] / Atmospheric Black
12. Aquilus - Griseus
2011 / Horace "Waldorf" Rosenqvist [Australia] / Atmospheric Blackened Neoclassical Folk
13. Bathory - Twilight Of The Gods
1991 / Tomas "Ace" "Quorthon" Forsberg [Sweden] / Blackened Viking
14. Benighted In Sodom - In Hora Maledictus - Part II
2009 / Reuben Christopher "Matron Thorn" Jordan [USA] / Black
15. Burzum - Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
1994 / Varg "Count Grishnakh" Vikernes [Norway] / Ambient Black
16. Coldworld - Melancholie²
2008 / Georg Börner [Germany] / Melodic Ambient Black
17. Evilfeast - Mysteries Of The Nocturnal Forest
2004 / GrimSpirit [Poland] / Atmospheric Black
18. Ewigkeit - Starscape
1999 / James "Jaldaboath" Fogarty [United Kingdom] / Atmospheric Black
19. Forest Silence - Philosophy Of Winter
2006 / Winter [Hungary] / Melodic Ambient Black
20. Hæresiarchs Of Dis - Denuntiatus Cinis
2010 / Cernunnos [USA] / Black
21. I Shalt Become - Poison
2010 / S. Holliman [USA] / Atmospheric Symphonic Black
22. Infestus - E x I s t
2011 / Andras "Moloc" [Germany] / Black
23. Judas Iscariot - Distant In Solitary Night
1999 / Andrew Jay "Akhenaten" Harris [USA] / Black
24. Leviathan - Tentacles Of Whorror
2004 / Jef Stuart "Wrest" Whitehead [USA] / Ambient Black
25. Lurker Of Chalice - Lurker Of Chalice
2005 / Jef Stuart "Wrest" Whitehead [USA] / Ambient Black
26. Midnight Odyssey - Funerals From The Astral Sphere
2011 / Dis Pater [Australia] / Atmospheric Ambient Black
27. Murmuüre - Murmuüre
2010 / Felix [France] / Psychedelic Ambient Black
28. Onirik - After Centuries Of Silence
2009 / G.R. [Portugal] / Black
29. Rivendell - Farewell - The Last Dawn
2005 / Gerold "Falagar" Laimer [Austria] / Blackened Folk
30. Sombres Forêts - La Mort Du Soleil
2013 / Annatar [Canada] / Atmospheric Black
31. Spectral Lore - Sentinel
2012 / Nihilus Ayloss [Greece] / Atmospheric Ambient Black
32. Sun Of The Blind - Skullreader
2009 / Zhaaral [Switzerland] / Atmospheric Ambient Black
33. Taake - Noregs Vaapen
2011 / Ørjan "Ulvhedin Hoest" Stedjeberg [Norway] / Black
34. Wilds Forlorn - We, The Damned
2012 / Yuri Theuns [The Netherlands] / Neoclassical Atmospheric Black
35. Wormlust - The Feral Wisdom
2013 / H.V. Lyngdal [Iceland] / Psychedelic Ambient Black
36. Xasthur - Telepathic With The Deceased
2004 / Scott "Malefic" Conner [USA] / Ambient Black
37. [Death]
38. Entrapment - The Obscurity Within...
2012 / Michel Jonker [The Netherlands] / Death
39. Putrid Pile - The Pleasure In Suffering
2005 / Shaun LaCanne [USA] / Brutal Death
40. The Disciples Of Zoldon - Blackened Theological Tome
2007 / Luke "The Reaper" Brimblecombe [New Zealand] / Death
41. Weeping Birth - Anosognosic Industry Of The I
2008 / Vladimir Cochet [Switzerland] / Brutal Blackened Death
42. Wolfheart - Winterborn
2013 / Tuomas Saukkonen [Finland] / Melodic Death
43. [Doom]
44. Black Sun Aeon - Darkness Walks Beside Me
2009 / Tuomas Saukkonen [Finland] / Melodic Death Doom
45. Catacombs - In The Depths Of R'lyeh
2006 / John "Xathagorra Mlandroth" del Russi [USA] / Funeral Doom
46. Dawn Of Solace - The Darkness
2006 / Tuomas Saukkonen [Finland] / Gothic Doom
47. Doom:VS - Aeternum Vale
2006 / Johan Ericson [Sweden] / Funeral Death Doom
48. Doomed - In My Own Abyss
2012 / Pierre Laube [Germany] / Death Doom
49. Elysian Blaze - Blood Geometry
2012 / Mutatiis [Australia] / Blackened Funeral Doom
50. Forest Of Shadows - Departure
2004 / Niclas Frohagen [Sweden] / Death Doom
51. Hjarnidaudi - Pain:Noise:March
2006 / Vidar "Voidar" Ermesjø [Norway] / Drone Doom
52. Nortt - Gudsforladt
2003 / Nortt [Denmark] / Blackened Funeral Doom
53. Raxa - MezoVedic
2008 / Lefthander [Russia] / Atmospheric Folk Doom
54. The Fall Of Every Season - From Below
2007 / Marius Strand (I) [Norway] / Atmospheric Death Doom
55. The Ruins Of Beverast - Blood Vaults (The Blazing Gospel Of Heinrich Kramer)
2013 / Alexander Von Meilenwald [Germany] / Blackened Doom
56. [Experimental]
57. Botanist - III: Doom In Bloom
2012 / Roberto "Otrebor" Martinelli [USA] / Experimental Black
58. Igorrr - Hallelujah
2012 / Gautier "Igorrr" Serre [France] / Experimental Classical Breakcore
59. [Folk]
60. Falkenbach - ...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...
1998 / Markus "Vratyas Vakyas" Tümmers [Germany] / Blackened Viking Folk
61. Hellveto - Od Południa Na Północ...
2009 / Filip "L.O.N." Mrowiński [Poland] / Atmospheric Blackened Folk
62. Myrkgrav - Trollskau, Skrømt Og Kølabrenning
2006 / Lars "Leiðólfr" Jensen [Norway] / Blackened Folk
63. October Falls - Marras - Eight Hymns For Sheol And Nature
2005 / Mikko Lehto [Finland] / Atmospheric Ambient Folk
64. Windir - Arntor
1999 / Terje "Valfar" Bakken [Norway] / Blackened Viking Folk
65. [Gothic]
66. Sirenia - At Sixes And Sevens
2002 / Morten Veland [Norway] / Symphonic Gothic
67. [Heavy]
68. Horrific - Your Worst Nightmare
2009 / Slasher Dave [USA] / Heavy Death
69. [Industrial]
70. Blut Aus Nord - 777 - Sect(s)
2011 / Vindsval [France] / Industrial Black
71. P.H.O.B.O.S. - Atonal Hypermnesia
2012 / Frédéric Sacri [France] / Industrial Doom
72. [Post/Shoegaze]
73. Alcest - Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde
2007 / Stéphane "Neige" Paut [France] / Post Shoegaze
74. Cold Body Radiation - Deer Twillight
2011 / M. [The Netherlands] / Atmospheric Blackened Shoegaze
75. Consciousness Removal Project - The Last Season
2011 / Antti Loponen [Finland] / Atmospheric Post
76. Fading Waves - The Sense Of Space
2011 / Alexey Maximuk [Russia] / Atmospheric Post
77. [Progressive]
78. Cautiva - Human
2009 / José Travieso [Spain] / Progressive Thrash
79. Dan Swanö - Moontower
1999 / Dan Erland Swanö [Sweden] / Extreme Progressive
80. Devin Townsend - Ziltoid The Omniscient
2007 / Devin Garret Townsend [Canada] / Industrial Progressive
81. Edge Of Sanity - Crimson II
2003 / Dan Erland Swanö [Sweden] / Progressive Death
82. Lascaille's Shroud - Interval 01: Parallel Infinities - The Inner Universe
2013 / Brett Windnagle [USA] / Progressive Death
83. Taranis - Kingdom
2012 / Attila Bakos [Hungary] / Progressive Symphonic Black
84. [Thrash]
85. Toxic Holocaust - Evil Never Dies
2003 / Joel Grind [USA] / Blackened Thrash



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Erik M. - 07.12.2013 at 01:45  
Written by togo95 on 04.12.2013 at 00:30

You can try these if you want: 0N0, Igric
Two very good one man bands from Slovakia. Second one is black metal though.


Don't worry about recommending BM, but I just like to create more variety (as there's a lot of BM in this list).

And I'm afraid I can't add your suggestions, because they aren't featured on MS. I changed the description, so it's clear now that I only add MS albums. I'll gladly add suggestions of yours if they're featured here on MS.
Erik M. - 07.12.2013 at 01:50  
Written by Karlabos on 04.12.2013 at 00:31

What's the difference between avant-garde and experimental?
I've seen Botanist labeled as avant-garde, also have seen Gnaw their Tongues as experimental =P


Well, there's a very thin line between those two genres I'd say. I think avantgarde is experimental as well although more of a style than experimental music is. Just like progressive music is less experimental than avantgarde (not entirely sure about this though). I also tend to view progressive metal more as a style than truly progressive music. Btw, I also had Gnaw Their Tongues labelled as "experimental" but Joe said they're more avantgarde. Normally I'd decide for myself, but he knows the music way better (I think) so I trust him on this one. Not too sure about Botanist though... listened to it and it sounded pretty damn experimental to me.
SSM - 12.01.2014 at 08:24  
Good list. If I make a list like this, I'd add Ihsahn - After too.
Erik M. - 13.01.2014 at 23:21  
Written by SSM on 12.01.2014 at 08:24

Good list. If I make a list like this, I'd add Ihsahn - After too.


Thanks! I will check it out. However, I didn't like the debut, so I hope it isn't very similar to that one.
SSM - 14.01.2014 at 06:14  
Written by Erik M. on 13.01.2014 at 23:21

Thanks! I will check it out. However, I didn't like the debut, so I hope it isn't very similar to that one.


In that case, you'd be disappointed... probably.
Erik M. - 15.01.2014 at 23:13  
Written by SSM on 14.01.2014 at 06:14

In that case, you'd be disappointed... probably.


Don't worry about it, I'll still check it out. The problem however is that I've lost interest a bit in most, if not all, of my lists which means updating them is going rather slow.
Zaphod - 10.03.2014 at 00:55  
Add Neurotech maybe? It has guest vocals, but so does Lascaille's Shroud.
Erik M. - 11.03.2014 at 23:43  
Written by Zaphod on 10.03.2014 at 00:55

Add Neurotech maybe? It has guest vocals, but so does Lascaille's Shroud.


Last time I updated this list was in 2013 I think, so months ago. I got a little tired of lists but when (if?) that is over I'll update it again and (might) add your suggestion.

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