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That Cold Black Magic, By Glenn Killer And His Thorchestra

Same deal as my doom list: this is for my own organizational purposes and is designed purely to help me keep track of all the many black metal bands and albums that I enjoy, since I can't keep all of this information in my head. It has no other benefit whatsoever and will likely result in tantrums should anyone else see it. I'm aware that I haven't listened to every black metal album that I should have. I only went down to the 7s on this list, so it's possible that I have listened to your favorite album that you desperately need to suggest and I thought it was terrible. There are a lot of heinously incompetent black metal bands out there.

1. Forefather - Ours Is The Kingdom
2. Sigh - Graveward
3. Forefather - Steadfast
4. Dissection - Storm Of The Light's Bane
5. Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas

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Created by ScreamingSteelUS on 31.03.2015

The Book of Heavy Metal

8.5, 25, 9

1. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
2. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
3. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
4. Black Sabbath - Paranoid

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Created by nemesisrex88 on 25.02.2015

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Systematic Desensitization: Black Metal Edition

For many, some of the more extreme types of metal can be challenging to penetrate. I'll admit that my first time listening to Burzum was nearly the equivalent of listening to a buzz-saw. But over time, I found my ears became acclimated, so to speak. All of the beauty and subtlety within became more and more apparent. Now I find listening to Darkthrone to be little different from listening to Vivaldi. Okay, maybe that is an overstatement, but you get the idea. The point of this list to help those looking for a more gradual path from unkvlt to kvlt, if you will. IHopefully it provides some assistance. The top represents some of the more mainstream, well-produced (but still solid) releases, while working your way down results in a stripping away of sound quality, melody, and radio-friendly content. The list ends with a mixture of gritty second wave and mentally challenging avant guarde stuff. This is far from comprehensive, so feel free to hit the forums for some deeper cuts. I also welcome thoughts on reordering as this was no easy task for one set of ears.

1. Dimmu Borgir - Death Cult Armageddon
2. Melechesh - Enki
3. Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini
4. Immortal - All Shall Fall
5. Dimmu Borgir - Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

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Created by flightoficarus on 19.02.2015

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My Favorite Albums

1. Meshuggah - Catch Thirtythree
2. Vektor - Black Future
3. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
4. Symphony X - The Odyssey
5. Opeth - Ghost Reveries

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Created by gurthang on 31.01.2015

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Best Album Of The Year

1. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
2. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
3. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
4. The Beatles - Revolver
5. Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

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Created by Ylem on 03.12.2014

10 Essential Black Metal Albums

10 essential Black Metal albums, that every self-respecting Black Metal fan should own. Well, that's my opinion.

1. Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse
2. Immortal - At The Heart Of Winter
3. Darkthrone - A Blaze In The Northern Sky
4. Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
5. Ulver - Nattens Madrigal - Aatte Hymne Til Ulven I Manden

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Created by Pimpelmee on 30.08.2014

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Bemused Dreamscapes And Ponderous Journeys - A List Of Albums For Adventure And Escapism

The following is a list of favorites that will steal your mind from this mortal realm; albums that will take you on an indelible journey.

1. Abyssal - Novit Enim Dominus Qui Sunt Eius
2. Agalloch - The Mantle
3. Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea
4. Alcest - Écailles De Lune
5. Arkona - Гой, Роде, Гой!

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Created by V01d on 15.08.2014

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Some Of My Black Metal Favorites

This is a list of some of my favorite black metal albums, one per artist, semi-random order. Its not a list of what I consider to be the best black metal albums of all time, but the ones I like the most. I'll keep updating it as I keep discovering more of the genre.

1-7 - 10/10
8-17 9/10

1. The Meads Of Asphodel - The Murder Of Jesus The Jew
2. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
3. A Forest Of Stars - A Shadowplay For Yesterdays
4. Nechochwen - Heart Of Akamon
5. Caladan Brood - Echoes Of Battle

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Created by Jericho Rehling on 21.05.2014

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My Favourite Black Metal Albums

- My TOP 75 from 90s (and 80s), 00s and 10s.
- Each TOP 75 ordered from my most favourite down.
- One album for every band in one TOP 75.
- Only full-lengths or EPs/demos with more than half an hour.

Description includes: Genre (traditional/true BM bands are labeled with their countries, etc. Norwegian Black), year and my personal favourite song of the particular album with link.

1. ***TOP 90s (and 80s) ALBUMS***
2. Windir - Arntor
3. Paysage d'Hiver - Paysage d'Hiver
4. Blut aus Nord - Ultima Thulée
5. Dissection - Storm of the Light's Bane

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Created by Alien1988 on 14.05.2014

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TOP 10 ALBUMS 1999

1. Dimmu Borgir - Spiritual Black Dimensions
2. Arch Enemy - Burning Bridges
3. Immortal - At The Heart Of Winter
4. Machine Head - The Burning Red
5. Gamma Ray - Power Plant

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Created by rivendel on 02.05.2014

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After Five Years Of Metal: My Top 20 Favorite Albums

The end of 2013 marks the end of the fifth year of my journey into metal. I had listened to a select few songs prior to that, but around five years ago, I started to delve into the genre and I've discovered a lot of great music as a result. Much of my success I owe to Metalstorm for providing such an excellent platform. I want to express my sincere thanks to everyone who keeps this site running. I mostly enjoy the more melodic genres of metal, so don't expect a lot of extreme stuff. Also, please keep in mind that the following list is not a list of what I consider to be the best metal albums of all time or anything like it. It is simply a collection or a countdown of the albums that I have enjoyed the most during my journey so far.

1. Kamelot - The Black Halo
2. Rush - Hemispheres
3. Blind Guardian - Imaginations From The Other Side
4. Crimson Glory - Transcendence
5. Immortal - At The Heart of Winter

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Created by ZGoten on 10.12.2013

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My Top 100 Albums

My top 100 Albums, sorted in descending order of favorites. Pretty rough list, I may update if I become un-lazy sometime. One album per band only. Some explanation and description provided for those who aspire to waste as much time on this site as I do.

1. Lykathea Aflame - Elvenefris
2. Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja
3. Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
4. Opeth - Still Life
5. !T.O.O.H.! - Order And Punishment (Řád A Trest)

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Created by MetalDoomMaster on 09.11.2013


Albums I have downloaded and are in the process of obtaining

1. AC/DC - Back In Black
2. AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
3. AC/DC - High Voltage
4. AC/DC - Highway To Hell
5. AC/DC - Let There Be Rock

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Created by Darkpeing on 19.10.2013

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~ My Favorite Black Metal Records ~

Yeah... a very conventional idea for a list, but i couldn't resist in the end finally making this one.
A list of my personal favorites from the blackest metal of them all.
Ordered by personal preferences and updated periodically with only one album/ep/demo per band.
Please enjoy, you might also find some of your likings in here. ^^
...and if not, it can't be helped.

1. Summoning - Stronghold
2. Primordial - The Gathering Wilderness
3. Midnight Odyssey - Firmament
4. Eismalsott - Best Before: Spring
5. Dornenreich - Bitter Ist's Dem Tod Zu Dienen

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Created by sashike on 13.05.2013

Greatest Metal Albums Of All Time

1. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
2. Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
3. Judas Priest - Stained Class
4. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
5. Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus

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Created by Metal Ern on 30.03.2013