My Favorite Atmospheric Black Metal Albums (WIP)


This is a favorites list, not a guide or anything of that sort. It just highlights the albums that I've enjoyed listening to and spinned extensively since last November (When I got into this monolithic genre.) One entry for each band. The descriptions aren't necessarily descriptions of the music. I just wrote what came to my mind. I will update with new albums frequently.
EDIT: Got to 50 entries, so I guess I'll stop for now. I want more time to revisit these 50, get into the other albums of the bands listed below and delve into other genres of metal. I guess that taking a break from black metal (at least new stuff) will ensure that I won't get bored of it. It is likely that I'll continue this list by the half of July.

Created by: Oaken | 24.05.2012



1. A Forest Of Stars - Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring
2010
2. Addaura - Burning For The Ancient
2012
3. Agalloch - Pale Folklore
1999
4. Alcest - Écailles De Lune
2010
5. Alda - : Tahoma :
2011
6. Altar Of Plagues - White Tomb
2009
7. Alrakis - Alpha Eri
2011
8. Arckanum - ÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞ
2009
9. Arizmenda - Within The Vacuum Of Infinity...
2009
10. Ash Borer - Cold Of Ages
2012
11. Austere - To Lay Like Old Ashes
2009
12. Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta I - Fathers Of The Icy Age
1996
13. Burzum - Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
1994
14. Chaos Moon - Languor Into Echoes, Beyond
2007
15. Cold Body Radiation - Deer Twillight
2011
16. Coldworld - Melancholie²
2008
17. Darkspace - II
2005
18. Deafheaven - Roads To Judah
2011
19. Dordeduh - Dar De Duh
2012
20. Dråpsnatt - Skelepht
2012
21. Drudkh - Autumn Aurora
2004
22. Falls Of Rauros - The Light That Dwells In Rotten Wood
2011
23. Fell Voices - Untitled
2011
24. Fen - The Malediction Fields
2009
25. Forest Silence - Philosophy Of Winter
2006
26. Forteresse - Métal noir Québécois
2006
27. Gallowbraid - Ashen Eidolon
2010
28. Gris - Il Était Une Forêt...
2007
29. Imperium Dekadenz - Dämmerung Der Szenarien
2007
30. Infestus - E x I s t
2011
31. Khors - Wisdom Of Centuries
2012
32. Krohm - The Haunting Presence
2007
33. Lantlôs - Agape
2011
34. Leviathan - Massive Conspiracy Against All Life
2008
35. Lurker Of Chalice - Lurker Of Chalice
2004
36. Lunar Aurora - Hoagascht
2012
37. Lustre - They Awoke To The Scent Of Spring
2012
38. Murmuüre - Murmuüre
2010
39. Nachtmystium - Silencing Machine
2012
40. Nargaroth - Herbstleyd
1999
41. Negură Bunget - OM
2006
42. Nontinuum - The Stars You Gathered, The Stars I Destroyed
2012
43. Oak Pantheon - From A Whisper
2012
44. October Falls - A Collapse Of Faith
2010
45. Petrychor - Effigies And Epitaphs
2011
46. Reverence - The Asthenic Ascension
2012
47. Reverorum Ib Malacht - What Do You Think Of The Old God, We Call Him Judas?
2006
48. Skagos - Ást
2009
49. Skogen - Eld
2012
50. Sun Of The Blind - Skullreader
2009
51. The Great Old Ones - Al Azif
2011
52. The Ruins Of Beverast - Foulest Semen Of A Sheltered Elite
2009
53. Todtgelichter - Angst
2010
54. Ulver - Bergtatt - Et Eeventyr I 5 Capitler
1995
55. Urfaust - Verräterischer, Nichtswürdiger Geist
2005
56. Verdunkeln - Weder Licht Noch Schatten
2011
57. Verwüstung - Beyond The Watercolor Sunset, We Feel New Life
2011
58. Walknut - Graveforests And Their Shadows
2007
59. Wilds Forlorn - We, The Damned
2012
60. Winterfylleth - The Threnody Of Triumph
2012
61. Wodensthrone - Curse
2012
62. Wolves In The Throne Room - Celestial Lineage
2011
63. Woods Of Desolation - Torn Beyond Reason
2011
64. Xasthur - To Violate The Oblivious
2004
65. Ygg - Ygg
2011



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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15.07.2012 - 22:02
Oaken
Hipster
Written by Alex F on 15.07.2012 at 19:08

Of the three Lantlos albums you chose the one i don't like
Other than that fantastic list, every other album on here is good

Honestly, I didn't listen to the two others
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17.07.2012 - 16:08
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by Guest on 27.06.2012 at 03:20

More of an Encyclopedia than a "favorite albums" list, isnay?


That's just what i was going to say.

Anyway, I haven't heard about a dozen of these so I'll checkout a few.
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22.02.2013 - 02:09
Carl Berg
Carl Berg
Quote:
Lustre - They Awoke To The Scent Of Spring


You got my vote.
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01.05.2013 - 23:45
mz
How many atmo black metal albums have you listened to?
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01.06.2013 - 23:24
Erik M.
After multiple visits I thumbed up your list. Why? Because I keep finding out more great stuff that's on here and I pretty much like everything I've found thus far, so good job.

Atmospheric black metal is becoming one of my favourite subgenres as well I think. I'd choose Ashes Against the Grain instead of Pale Folklore though.

I assume you don't think Summoning or Caladan Brood fit this list? I also have a few suggestions:
- Ancient Wisdom - For Snow Covered the Northland (full album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ01varbpFs)
- Midnight Odyssey - Funerals From The Astral Sphere (full album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6heH6b22wA Keep in mind that this is a very long album)
- Thurisaz - Scent of a Dream (almost full album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlkW53GyXEI&list=PL10C82DDF502489E7)

All great albums, so definitely check 'em out.
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04.06.2013 - 00:37
Oaken
Hipster
Written by Erik M. on 01.06.2013 at 23:24

After multiple visits I thumbed up your list. Why? Because I keep finding out more great stuff that's on here and I pretty much like everything I've found thus far, so good job.

Atmospheric black metal is becoming one of my favourite subgenres as well I think. I'd choose Ashes Against the Grain instead of Pale Folklore though.

I assume you don't think Summoning or Caladan Brood fit this list? I also have a few suggestions:
- Ancient Wisdom - For Snow Covered the Northland (full album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ01varbpFs)
- Midnight Odyssey - Funerals From The Astral Sphere (full album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6heH6b22wA Keep in mind that this is a very long album)
- Thurisaz - Scent of a Dream (almost full album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlkW53GyXEI&list=PL10C82DDF502489E7)

All great albums, so definitely check 'em out.

First of all, I'm sorry for my late reply but I haven't been very active recently. Thanks a lot for thumbing up the list
As for Summoning and Caladan Blood, I consider them to fit the list, but I still have to give both a listen sometime soon.
I've heard of Ancient Wisdom, Midnight Odyssey and Thurisaz. After your recommendations, I will surely give them a try. It's pretty funny that I can't find anywhere to download that Thurisaz album. It's quite hard to find. Maybe I'll have to opt for youtube (which sucks here BTW).
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21.06.2013 - 21:39
Erik M.
Not sure if you're familiar with Vordven, but I've been listening to their debut just now and it sounds absolutely fantastic.

They need to be added to this list ASAP if you ask me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpL2MsJk0yo (from 13:55 and onward).

You can thank me later.
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09.09.2015 - 17:54
me<3mertl
This is my favorite list on the site,I found out about so many incredible bands!
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10.09.2015 - 03:50
no one
This is a great list, you don't see good lists like this these days
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13.07.2016 - 21:40
Lunarartist
I couldn't help but notice the lack of Gris' more superior album: "À l'Âme Enflammée, l'Äme Constellée..."
Is there an explanation for this?
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14.07.2016 - 17:44
Dima
Written by Lunarartist on 13.07.2016 at 21:40

I couldn't help but notice the lack of Gris' more superior album: "À l'Âme Enflammée, l'Äme Constellée..."
Is there an explanation for this?


Yes..because it's inferior :3. You can't beat Cicactrice and La Dryade
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14.07.2016 - 17:59
Maco
Handbanana
Written by Lunarartist on 13.07.2016 at 21:40

I couldn't help but notice the lack of Gris' more superior album: "À l'Âme Enflammée, l'Äme Constellée..."
Is there an explanation for this?


Superiorly bland
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29.07.2016 - 08:55
Paz
News Man
Written by Guest on 28.07.2016 at 21:30

Good list, man.

He's no longer a part of the MS community
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29.07.2016 - 09:03
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
He was a fun guy around.

I miss him.
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29.07.2016 - 09:53
no one
Yeah, was one of the better lists i'v seen.
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30.07.2016 - 01:40
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Guest on 29.07.2016 at 22:56

I'm seeing now that he wasnt active for a long time. Shame though, he seems to have good taste all around.

He wouldn't listen to anything with a Satanic theme though. Tbh, he was a bit weird. He came into the taste in had in a bizarrely short amount of time.
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30.07.2016 - 10:07
LuciferOfGayness
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Written by Guest on 29.07.2016 at 22:56

Written by Paz on 29.07.2016 at 08:55

Written by Guest on 28.07.2016 at 21:30

Good list, man.

He's no longer a part of the MS community


I'm seeing now that he wasnt active for a long time.

Hes from Syria.
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30.07.2016 - 14:02
Mikolaj
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Written by Guest on 30.07.2016 at 01:40

Written by Guest on 29.07.2016 at 22:56

I'm seeing now that he wasnt active for a long time. Shame though, he seems to have good taste all around.

He wouldn't listen to anything with a Satanic theme though. Tbh, he was a bit weird. He came into the taste in had in a bizarrely short amount of time.


Maybe atmo-black was exactly his kind of music so was he was hooked instantly? To be honest, in my first months of getting into black metal I also listened to tons of albums and knew my taste right from the beginning, so I dont see anything weird about it. But then again, black metal wasnt my first encounter with extreme music, as I have listened to quite a lot of death metal before exploring other genres.
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30.07.2016 - 15:24
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
Written by Guest on 30.07.2016 at 14:02


Maybe atmo-black was exactly his kind of music so was he was hooked instantly? To be honest, in my first months of getting into black metal I also listened to tons of albums and knew my taste right from the beginning, so I dont see anything weird about it. But then again, black metal wasnt my first encounter with extreme music, as I have listened to quite a lot of death metal before exploring other genres.

It's hard to recall exactly, but I think he went from knowing nothing about black metal, to only a few weeks later talking like an authority on it. That was the odd thing; it felt a little forced and weird for someone to go from acting one way and then another. Wasn't just that, it was a few other things that made him an oddity. Definitely not a bad guy, though.
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