This list is a guide to the first wave of Black Metal.
Releases here are considered to be a part of the first wave
or they stylistically are similar to the first wave bands.
Some releases are of thrash/death bands but please note that
at the time first wave wasn't really homogeneous style and that
those bands are included cause they were influence to the bands
that will later form Second wave.
Have in mind that First wave ceased to exist somewhere around 1987-1989.
Releases are ordered by release year.
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Venom - Welcome to hell|
Venom - Black Metal|
Mercyful Fate - Mercyful Fate|
Slayer - Show No Mercy|
Mercyful Fate - Melissa|