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The best of black metal?

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by the phoenix, Mar 27, 2004.

  1. the phoenix

    the phoenix Member

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    Hi everybody. *waves* Well I'm trying to expand my black metal horizons. Often people recommend bands to me (or I see bands recommended in other threads), but I don't know what songs to download to see if I like the band. So I was hoping that you could all try to fill in this list for me, so that I can give every band a true shot by sampling their best work! And maybe this will help other people as well, you never know...

    BAND
    top five songs (no order)

    Emperor
    - With Strength I Burn
    - Thorns on my Grave
    - I Am the Black Wizard
    - Inna a Satana
    - The Loss and Curse of Reverence

    Nokturnal Mortum
    - Ancient Nation (this is right up there with Mother North, IMO)
    - Under the Banners of the Horned Knja
    - The Forgotten Ages of Victories
    - Kolyada
    - Vkus Pobedy

    Arthemesia
    - Celebration of the Heaven Lost (Mother North again)
    - Ancestral Magic
    - Whore of the Satan's Night
    - The Breeze of Grief
    - Universal Black

    Immortal
    - In My Kingdom Cold
    - Antarctica
    - ???
    - ???
    - ???

    Enslaved
    - Wotan
    - Eit Auga Til Mimir
    - Slaget Om Lindisfarne
    - Alfodur Odinn
    - ???

    Abigor
    - Scars in the Landscape of God
    - ???
    - ???
    - ???
    - ???

    Alghazanth
    not much of an idea

    Atheist
    no idea

    Finntroll
    no idea

    Obtained Enslavement
    no idea

    Burzum
    no idea (I've DLed many songs but they all seem pretty poor...)

    Ulver
    no idea

    Graveland
    no idea

    Summoning
    no idea

    Gorgoroth
    no idea (but the few songs that I did hear show promise...)

    Satyricon
    - Mother North
    I can't find anything else I like :/

    As you can see, there are too many holes in this list! :( Thanks.

    Eh, and feel free to add a band if you think it's missing, or change my top songs if you think I'm missing some.
     
  2. Spirit In Black

    Spirit In Black In Rapture, I'm Reborn

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    Can't help with Black metal but I know Atheist is not black metal.......they death metal mixed with jazz.....excellent but not Black metal
     
  3. Rottuated

    Rottuated Live Free Or Die

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    Mayhem should be on there if you're going for black metal:

    Here are my favs by Mayhem:

    -De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas (Get everything off this album. It's one of the best black metal albums ever, I think).
    -Freezing Moon
    -Chainsaw Gutsfuck
    -A Grand Declaration of War
    -Deathcrush


    Burzum (I'm fairly new to Burzum, but these are my favs so far):

    -Ea, Lord of The Depths
    -Lost Wisdom
    -Key To The Gate
    -Dunkelheit
    -Spell of Destruction
     
  4. genocide roach

    genocide roach DOOOOOOOOOOM

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    add DISSECTION to that list. listen to "storm of the lights bane"
    ~gR~
     
  5. 5thSeason

    5thSeason agent of brutality

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    omfg... how can u mention black metal and not mention the original black metal band...

    VENOM


    Fintroll isnt really 100% black metal. They are Folk/Black metal, cool band, but not true black metal.

    Also, As Spirit In Black pointed out, Atheist isnt black metal. Its like Thrash/Death, awsome band but not black metal.

    I cant really give a black metal list, i dont really like black metal. The only black metal bands I like are Venom, Emperor, Immortal, and Fintroll (if you want to count them as black)
     
  6. Scourge of Malice

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    GRAVEWORM

    Definitely my favorite. If you haven't listened to them do it. "As the Angels Reach the Beauty" is my favorite album of theirs but "Scourge of Malice" is right up there with it. I also enjoy the newest "Engraved in Black" but not as much as the others. Still amazing though.
     
  7. Frost-Shatraug

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    Abigor
    - Towards Beyond
    - Eerie Constellation
    - The Elder God(My Dragon Magic)
    - Demon's Vortex
    - Mirages For The Eyes Of The Blind

    Summoning
    - Where Winters Forever Cry
    - Master Of The Old Lure
    - The Eternal Lands Of Fire
    - Kortirion Among The Trees
    - Like Some Snow-white Marble Eyes

    Satyricon
    - Immortality Passion
    - Forhekset
    - Hvite Krists Død
    - In The Mist By The Hills
    - Skyggedans

    Hopefully that doesn't upset the purists in the group.
     
  8. R.I.P.2

    R.I.P.2 just say hi

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    Probably because Venom's music is not black metal.
     
  9. the phoenix

    the phoenix Member

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    Arg...I had heard people say Atheist was black metal. Oh well.

    Yeah I have some Graveworm stuff, they aren't bad, but I find that their songs aren't centralized enough (ie no one key riff or verse or wtv pulls it all together). They have some good stuff, though.

    Mayhem, Dissection, check.

    I've heard some Venom and I can't really get into it. And yeah I know Finntroll isn't exactly black metal, but it's black enough to give it a shot I think.

    Woah thanks Frost-Shatraug, I'll give those songs a try. I've already heard Mortality Passion and the begining is so good...I really tried to get to like it. But I must say that they miss the mark often here, and they could just as well not have recorded a good two minutes of the song that only served to take make it longer. :/
     
  10. TB666

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    What the hell is Summoning doing there ??
    Summoning is not black metal.
     
  11. Hammer of Might

    Hammer of Might New Metal Member

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    :err:
     
  12. TB666

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    Listen to Dol guldur and say if you think that is black metal.
     
  13. no country for old wainds

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    This should be enough to be getting on with:
    Burzum - Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
    Burzum - Det Som Engang Var
    Burzum - Filosofem
    Burzum - Burzum
    Graveland - Thousand Swords
    Graveland - Carpathian Wolves
    Graveland - The Celtic Winter
    Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
    Darkthrone - Under A Funeral Moon
    Immortal - Pure Holocaust
    Moonblood - Blut und Krieg
    Fullmoon - United Aryan Evil
    Astrofaes - Ancestor's Shadows
    Wolfnacht - Heidentum
    The Shadow Order - Raise Your Banners
    Ad Hominem - Planet Zog: The End
    Belketre - Ambre Zuetki Vuordrevartre
    Countess - The Return of the Horned One
    Megiddo - The Devil and the Whore
    Megiddo - The Atavism of Evil
    Forest - Forest
    Mutiilation - Remains of a Ruined, Dead, Cursed Soul
    Mutiilation - Vampires of Black Imperial Blood
    Nokturnal Mortum - Goat Horns
    Nokturnal Mortum - NeChrist
    Nokturnal Mortum - Lunar Poetry
    Summoning - Dol Guldur
    Summoning - Lugburz
    Summoning - Minus Morgul
    Summoning - Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame
    Nachtfalke - Doomed to Die
    Nachtfalke - Land of Frost
    Ohtar - Woodland Desecration
     
  14. no country for old wainds

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    Later Summoning isn't really black metal, but it's brilliant anyway.
     
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    5thSeason agent of brutality

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    LOL i got yelled at about Venom.

    Yeah, Venom isnt actually black metal, I know this. I listed them tho because they are usually listed as a black metal band because they were the first ones to use the term.
     
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    I believe it's long been out of print.
     
  17. Infernium

    Infernium Unohduksen Lapsi

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    ok, i'm bored so i'll help you:

    Emperor
    - With Strength I Burn
    - Thorns on my Grave
    - I Am the Black Wizard
    - Inna a Satana
    - The Loss and Curse of Reverence

    Seems ok..


    Immortal
    - In My Kingdom Cold
    - At The Heart of Winter
    - Withstand the Fall of Time
    - Damned in Black
    - Mountains of Might

    There's a good line


    Enslaved
    - Wotan
    - Eit Auga Til Mimir
    - Slaget Om Lindisfarne
    - Alfodur Odinn

    ok


    Finntroll
    -Midnattens Widunder (A MUST!!)
    -Rivfader
    -Svampfest
    -Jakens Tid
    -Skogens Hämnd

    Good line

    Burzum
    -Det Som En Gang Var
    -The Crying Orc
    -WAR
    -Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
    -Das einsame Trauern von Frijo

    Good line
     
  18. MightyDrynwhyl

    MightyDrynwhyl Funeral doom is my life

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    and still no one has mentioned Bathory, if youre not a Bathory fan than dont bother at ALL with black metal.
     

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