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1. Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
1994
2. Burzum - Filosofem
1996
3. Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
1994
4. Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse
1994
5. Bathory - Under The Sign Of The Black Mark
1987
6. Dissection - Storm Of The Light's Bane
1995
7. Satyricon - Nemesis Divina
1996
8. Ulver - Bergtatt - Et Eeventyr I 5 Capitler
1994
9. Immortal - Pure Holocaust
1993
10. Enslaved - Vikingligr Veldi
1994
11. Darkthrone - A Blaze In The Northern Sky
1992
12. Emperor - Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk
1997
13. Burzum - Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
1994
14. Rotting Christ - Thy Mighty Contract
1993
15. Immortal - At The Heart Of Winter
1999
16. Dimmu Borgir - Enthrone Darkness Triumphant
1997
17. Gorgoroth - Under The Sign Of Hell
1997
18. Taake - ...Doedskvad
2005
19. Bathory - Blood Fire Death
1988
20. Satyricon - Dark Medieval Times
1993
21. Marduk - Those Of The Unlight
1993
22. Rotting Christ - Non Serviam
1994
23. Summoning - Stronghold
1999
24. Borknagar - The Olden Domain
1997
25. Mayhem - Live In Leipzig
1993
26. Nagelfar - Virus West
2001
27. Impaled Nazarene - Ugra-Karma
1993
28. Dissection - The Somberlain
1993
29. Gorgoroth - Pentagram
1994
30. Marduk - Opus Nocturne
1994
31. Enslaved - Frost
1994
32. Sacramentum - Far Away From The Sun
1996
33. Vinterland - Welcome My Last Chapter
1996
34. Carpathian Forest - Black Shining Leather
1998
35. Cirith Gorgor - Onwards To The Spectral Defile
1999
36. Varathron - His Majesty At The Swamp
1993
37. Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta I - Fathers Of The Icy Age
1996
38. Abigor - Nachthymnen (From The Twilight Kingdom)
1995
39. Samael - Blood Ritual
1992
40. Borknagar - Borknagar
1996
41. Limbonic Art - In Abhorrence Dementia
1997
42. Samael - Ceremony Of Opposites
1994
43. Diabolical Masquerade - Nightwork
1998
44. Aeternus - ...And So The Night Became
1998
45. Nargaroth - Herbstleyd
1999
46. Arcturus - Aspera Hiems Symfonia
1995
47. Thorns - Thorns
2001
48. Enthroned - Prophecies Of Pagan Fire
1995
49. Graveland - The Celtic Winter
1994
50. Ragnarok - Arising Realm
1997
51. Sigh - Scorn Defeat
1994
52. Taake - Nattestid...
1999
53. Nifelheim - Nifelheim
1994
54. Mörk Gryning - Tusen År Har Gått...
1995
55. Godkiller - The Rebirth Of The Middle Ages
1996
56. Judas Iscariot - Thy Dying Light
1996
57. Dimmu Borgir - Stormblåst
1996
58. Deströyer 666 - Unchain The Wolves
1997
59. Impaled Nazarene - Suomi Finland Perkele
1994
60. Dødheimsgard - Monumental Possession
1996
61. Mysticum - In The Streams Of Inferno
1996
62. Sabbat (JPN) - The Dwelling
1996
63. Mystifier - Göetia
1993
64. Dark Funeral - The Secrets Of The Black Arts
1996



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BeastOfMetal456 - 22.09.2011 at 17:12  
Battles In The North?
saw_you_drown - 29.10.2011 at 21:59  
Pure Holocaust
ANGEL REAPER - 30.10.2011 at 01:23  
Well you actually forgot few daemons but the list is quite good...
Alex Fenger - 21.02.2012 at 18:30  
To fit more on you probably should have just done one per band (for example you got a few bathory albums on there), nice list either way
Lit. - 13.03.2012 at 05:30  
Of all Immoral albums you forget At the Heart of Winter?
Also what no Gorgoroth?
saw_you_drown - 04.10.2012 at 22:07  
Written by Guest on 16.09.2012 at 15:18

I think Enthrone Darkness Triumphant deserved a slightly better place. Also Nightside Eclipse should be higher too. Thumbs up for Bergtatt at 8th place! However your Number 1 is a bit ... fail. A Blaze in the Northern sky is better than Transylvanian Hunger, by a large bit too I think! But I Agree with most of the listings here. So Thumbed up


I will never budge on Transilvanian Hunger. True, A Blaze in the Northern Sky has better standout tracks, without a doubt. But as an album, TH is so cohesive, such a unified piece of dark art...it is unsurpassed in my mind. Pardon the shoegaze reference, but I see Transilvanian Hunger not only as Darkthrone's masterpiece, but a masterpiece of the genre -- black metal's Loveless -- the tracks are inseparable and the album stands alone. It is hypnotic and entrancing.

Your objection is dully noted, and even understood; but I see things differently. Thanks for the comments!
saw_you_drown - 04.10.2012 at 22:09  
Written by Alex Fenger on 21.02.2012 at 18:30

To fit more on you probably should have just done one per band (for example you got a few bathory albums on there), nice list either way


I like your idea...I'm going to give it a try as I edit the list. If I don't like how it comes out I will change it but its worth a shot.
Alex Fenger - 04.10.2012 at 23:53  
Written by saw_you_drown on 04.10.2012 at 22:09

Written by Alex Fenger on 21.02.2012 at 18:30

To fit more on you probably should have just done one per band (for example you got a few bathory albums on there), nice list either way

I like your idea...I'm going to give it a try as I edit the list. If I don't like how it comes out I will change it but its worth a shot.

It's just an idea, of course a few bands are going to have multiple albums that are fantastic
1Buszmen - 17.12.2012 at 16:27  
Great List.
ajk70 - 26.01.2013 at 05:41  
Great to see the early two by Gorgoroth.

It's hard for me choose out Darkthrone's first four, but would probably go with TH.

I like Immortal's first. Also glad to see Satyricon's first.

Great list!

Hail Darkthrone!
Erik M. - 26.01.2013 at 14:02  
Wow, another great list dude. +1
Erik M. - 26.01.2013 at 16:26  
Another thing though, your list is missing at least one album:
- Limbonic Art: In Abhorrence Dementia

Seriously, that is one of the best (symphonic) black metal albums ever created and needs to be in this list ASAP!
enumaelis - 26.01.2013 at 18:09  
Written by Erik M. on 26.01.2013 at 16:26

Another thing though, your list is missing at least one album:
- Limbonic Art: In Abhorrence Dementia

Seriously, that is one of the best (symphonic) black metal albums ever created and needs to be in this list ASAP!

I agree!
Erik M. - 18.04.2013 at 20:40  
Written by enumaelis on 26.01.2013 at 18:09

I agree!


Looks like I'm being ignored by the creator of this list, which I do not like at all. A list without In Abhorrence Dementia isn't worth my +1. I'll come back in a while to see if it's added.
enumaelis - 18.04.2013 at 22:28  
Written by Erik M. on 18.04.2013 at 20:40

Written by enumaelis on 26.01.2013 at 18:09

I agree!


Looks like I'm being ignored by the creator of this list, which I do not like at all. A list without In Abhorrence Dementia isn't worth my +1. I'll come back in a while to see if it's added.

Well, each one's tastes are different, but that album was indeed one of the best surprises I had in the 90s in relation to Black Metal!
Erik M. - 18.04.2013 at 22:37  
Written by enumaelis on 18.04.2013 at 22:28

Well, each one's tastes are different, but that album was indeed one of the best surprises I had in the 90s in relation to Black Metal!


In the 90's I wasn't listening to metal at all, haha. Anyway, I heard that album last year and was totally blown away by it. Definitely in my top 5 black metal albums ever.
arsuarez - 04.01.2015 at 06:57  
Huh. Two Dissection albums... but you omit the melodic black masterpiece by Sacramentum?

'Far Away From The Sun' smoked Dissection's entire discography in 45:59 minutes. Not to say Dissection's not great, but... Come on.
saw_you_drown - 29.05.2015 at 22:39  
Written by arsuarez on 04.01.2015 at 06:57

Huh. Two Dissection albums... but you omit the melodic black masterpiece by Sacramentum?

'Far Away From The Sun' smoked Dissection's entire discography in 45:59 minutes. Not to say Dissection's not great, but... Come on.


I like Dissection better than Sacramentum. Like, WAY better. I agree Far Away from the Sun shouldn't have been omitted entirely - that was an oversight, but I've tried to love the album because so many others do, I really did, but it just feels too polished, too precise...like it was made in a melodic BM lab or something. Anyways, FAFTS has been added. Thanks for the comment.
saw_you_drown - 29.05.2015 at 22:57  
Written by Erik M. on 18.04.2013 at 20:40

Written by enumaelis on 26.01.2013 at 18:09

I agree!


Looks like I'm being ignored by the creator of this list, which I do not like at all. A list without In Abhorrence Dementia isn't worth my +1. I'll come back in a while to see if it's added.


I'm revisiting some of my old lists and just went through this one. I hadn't heard In Abhorrence Dementia at the time -- only the Moon in Scorpio (which probably just missed the cut) -- but you're right that it deserves a spot. However, I don't just add albums because people tell me too, especially not because they threaten to withhold a +1... It's been a couple years, but if you end up reading this, there ya go...
Erik M. - 29.05.2015 at 23:36  
Written by saw_you_drown on 29.05.2015 at 22:57

I'm revisiting some of my old lists and just went through this one. I hadn't heard In Abhorrence Dementia at the time -- only the Moon in Scorpio (which probably just missed the cut) -- but you're right that it deserves a spot. However, I don't just add albums because people tell me too, especially not because they threaten to withhold a +1... It's been a couple years, but if you end up reading this, there ya go...


Well, I can't say I'm proud of that 2+ years old comment of mine.

But I still gave the list a +1 at some point. Good to see you added it. I used to prefer In Abhorrence Dementia to the debut, then vice versa and now I simply don't know. They're about equally great to me.

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