Neachy's Select: Black Metal


Created by: Neachy | 03.06.2014



1. Bathory - Under The Sign Of The Black Mark
1987
2. Bathory - Blood Fire Death
1988
3. Master's Hammer - Ritual
1991
4. Darkthrone - A Blaze In The Northern Sky
1992
5. Immortal - Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism
1992
6. Beherit - Drawing Down The Moon
1993
7. Darkthrone - Under A Funeral Moon
1993
8. Impaled Nazarene - Ugra-Karma
1993
9. Moonspell - Anno Satanæ
1993
10. Bethlehem - Dark Metal
1994
11. Burzum - Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
1994
12. Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
1994
13. Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse
1994
14. Gehenna - First Spell
1994
15. Marduk - Opus Nocturne
1994
16. Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
1994
17. Samael - Ceremony Of Opposites
1994
18. Abigor - Orkblut - The Retaliation
1995
19. Arcturus - Aspera Hiems Symfonia
1995
20. Carpathian Forest - Through Chasm, Caves And Titan Woods
1995
21. Fleurety - Min Tid Skal Komme
1995
22. Gehenna - Seen Through The Veils Of Darkness (The Second Spell)
1995
23. Ved Buens Ende - Written In Waters
1995
24. Vlad Tepes - March To The Black Holocaust [Split]
1995
25. Abigor - Opus IV
1996
26. Bethlehem - Dictius Te Necare
1996
27. Borknagar - Borknagar
1996
28. Burzum - Filosofem
1996
29. Dark Funeral - The Secrets Of The Black Arts
1996
30. Kvist - For Kunsten Maa Vi Evig Vike
1996
31. Satyricon - Nemesis Divina
1996
32. Aeternus - Beyond The Wandering Moon
1997
33. Anubi - Kai Pilnaties Akis U×merks Mirtis
1997
34. Dimmu Borgir - Enthrone Darkness Triumphant
1997
35. Emperor - Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk
1997
36. Nagelfar - Hünengrab Im Herbst
1997
37. Diabolical Masquerade - Nightwork
1998
38. Godkiller - The End Of The World
1998
39. Immortal - At The Heart Of Winter
1999
40. Nargaroth - Herbstleyd
1999
41. Windir - Arntor
1999
42. Mayhem - Grand Declaration Of War
2000
43. Weakling - Dead As Dreams
2000
44. Emperor - Prometheus: The Discipline Of Fire And Demise
2001
45. Nagelfar - Virus West
2001
46. Paysage d'Hiver - Winterkälte
2001
47. Windir - 1184
2001
48. Forgotten Tomb - Songs To Leave
2002
49. Negură Bunget - 'N Crugu Bradului
2002
50. Nehëmah - Light Of A Dead Star
2002
51. Armagedda - Only True Believers
2003
52. Blut Aus Nord - The Work Which Transforms God
2003
53. Drudkh - Forgotten Legends
2003
54. Enslaved - Below The Lights
2003
55. Forgotten Tomb - Springtime Depression
2003
56. Funeral Mist - Salvation
2003
57. Nehëmah - Shadows From The Past
2003
58. Dark Tribe - In Jeraspunta - Die Rückkehr Der Tollwütigen Bestie
2004
59. Deathspell Omega - Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice
2004
60. Drudkh - Autumn Aurora
2004
61. Enslaved - Isa
2004
62. Leviathan - Tentacles Of Whorror
2004
63. The Ruins of Beverast - Unlock The Shrine
2004
64. Deathspell Omega - Kénôse
2005
65. Lurker Of Chalice - Lurker Of Chalice
2005
66. Ondskapt - Dödens Evangelium
2005
67. Shining - IV - The Eerie Cold
2005
68. Taake - ...Doedskvad
2005
69. Blut Aus Nord - MoRT
2006
70. Forest Silence - Philosophy Of Winter
2006
71. Forteresse - Métal noir québécois
2006
72. Merrimack - Of Entropy And Life Denial
2006
73. Negură Bunget - Om
2006
74. The Ruins Of Beverast - Rain Upon The Impure
2006
75. Gnaw Their Tongues - An Epiphanic Vomiting Of Blood
2007
76. Gris - Il Était Une Forêt...
2007
77. Marduk - Rom 5:12
2007
78. Mayhem - Ordo Ad Chao
2007
79. Shining - V - Halmstad
2007
80. Verdunkeln - Einblick In Den Qualenfall
2007
81. Walknut - Graveforests and Their Shadows
2007
82. Darkspace - Dark Space III
2008
83. Havoc Unit - h.IV+
2008
84. Volahn - Dimensiónes Del Trance Kósmico
2008
85. Wolves In The Throne Room - Two Hunters
2008
86. Arizmenda - Within The Vacuum Of Infinity...
2009
87. Cobalt - Gin
2009
88. Furia - Grudzień Za Grudniem
2009
89. Oranssi Pazuzu - Muukalainen Puhuu
2009
90. Sun Of The Blind - Skullreader
2009
91. Deathspell Omega - Paracletus
2010
92. Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini
2010
93. Murmuüre - Murmuüre
2010
94. Netra - Mélancolie Urbaine
2010
95. October Falls - A Collapse Of Faith
2010
96. Odz Manouk - Odz Manouk
2010
97. Bestia Arcana - To Anabainon Ek Tes Abyssu
2011
98. Epheles - Je Suis Autrefois
2011
99. Falls Of Rauros - The Light That Dwells In Rotten Wood
2011
100. Negative Plane - Stained Glass Revelations
2011
101. Rhinocervs - RH-07
2011
102. Cloak Of Altering - Ancient Paths Through Timeless Voids
2012
103. Reverence - The Asthenic Ascension
2012
104. Rhinocervs - RH-12
2012
105. Spectral Lore - Sentinel
2012
106. Carpe Noctem - In Terra Profugus
2013
107. Cult Of Fire - मृत्यु का तापसी अनुध्यान
2013
108. Lorn - Subconscious Metamorphosis
2013
109. Progenie Terrestre Pura - U​.​M​.​A.
2013
110. Wormlust - The Feral Wisdom
2013
111. Arizmenda - Stillbirth In The Temple Of Venus
2014
112. Infestus - The Reflecting Void
2014
113. The Great Old Ones - Tekeli-Li
2014
114. Akhlys - The Dreaming I
2015
115. Grey Heaven Fall - Black Wisdom
2015
116. Imperial Triumphant - Abyssal Gods
2015
117. Misþyrming - Söngvar Elds Og óreiðu
2015
118. Death Fetishist - Clandestine Sacrament
2016
119. Glorior Belli - Sundown (The Flock That Welcomes)
2016
120. Gnipahålan - Gnipahålan
2016
121. Kyomdarak - 夢の焦土
2016
122. Skáphe - Skáphe²
2016
123. Ustalost - The Spoor Of Vipers
2016
124. Dodecahedron - Kwintessens
2017
125. Entheogen - Without Veil, Nor Self
2017
126. Israthoum - Channeling Death And Devil
2017
127. Turia - Dede Kondre
2017
128. Tyrannosorceress - Shattering Light's Creation
2017
129. Ars Magna Umbrae - Lunar Ascension
2018
130. Carpe Noctem - Vitrun
2018
131. Délirant - Délirant
2018
132. HWWAUOCH - HWWAUOCH
2018
133. Iskandr - Euprosopon
2018
134. Andavald - Undir Skyggðarhaldi
2019
135. Decoherence - Ekpyrosis
2019
136. Mystagogue - And The Darkness Was Cast Out Into The Wilderness
2019
137. Pharmakeia - Pharmakeia
2019
138. Verwoed - De Val
2019
139. Wormlust - Kosmískur Hryllingur [Collaboration]
2019
140. Ars Magna Umbrae - Apotheosis
2020
141. Dkharmakhaoz - Proclamation Ov The Black Suns
2020
142. Jordablod - The Cabinet Of Numinous Song
2020
143. Skáphe - Skáphe³
2020



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10.08.2014 - 03:30
Neachy
Written by Ilham on 09.08.2014 at 18:16

But this list needs some Leviathan for sure.


Which album would you recommend? I've never cared as much for Leviathan as for Lurker.
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10.08.2014 - 03:41
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by Neachy on 10.08.2014 at 03:30
Which album would you recommend? I've never cared as much for Leviathan as for Lurker.
I suppose you have listened to at least one, but I would say give Massive Conspiracy Against All Life another try. It is my favourite, but many would disagree and recommend another. They say it's supposed to be the second Lurker album released under Leviathan's name. I learned that after listening to it, and it might explain why I prefer this one.
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03.02.2016 - 22:55
RaduP
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No Negura Bunget and Agalloch? :\
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03.02.2016 - 23:09
Neachy
Written by RaduP on 03.02.2016 at 22:55

No Negura Bunget and Agalloch? :\


I need to give Negura Bunget another listen. Heard it several years ago and didn't think much of it but my taste has changed quite a bit since then. As for Agalloch, I really enjoy them but their best ones (The Mantle and AATG) aren't really black metal imo.
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03.02.2016 - 23:17
RaduP
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Written by Neachy on 03.02.2016 at 23:09

Written by RaduP on 03.02.2016 at 22:55

No Negura Bunget and Agalloch? :\


I need to give Negura Bunget another listen. Heard it several years ago and didn't think much of it but my taste has changed quite a bit since then. As for Agalloch, I really enjoy them but their best ones (The Mantle and AATG) aren't really black metal imo.

I can kind of understand Agalloch not being here because it's mostly post-rock and neofolk and ambient drone mixed with some black metal, but Negura Bunget's string of "N Crugu Bradului", "Om" and "Maiestrit" is black metal royalty. Also make sure to give Dordeduh a listen, a band of 2/3 of the original Negura Bunget members.
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04.02.2016 - 02:08
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Needs some Botanist and Oranssi Pazuzu, methinks, two of the finest examples of BM's increasing shift towards experimentation in the 2000s and 2010s
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04.02.2016 - 19:53
Neachy
Written by Apothecary on 04.02.2016 at 02:08

Needs some Botanist and Oranssi Pazuzu, methinks, two of the finest examples of BM's increasing shift towards experimentation in the 2000s and 2010s


I just cannot get into Botanist. Which album would you say is most deserving? Doom In Bloom? As for Oranssi Pazuzu, you may be right that they deserve a spot on this list but none of their albums have completely swept me off my feet, so to speak. I'll go ahead and relisten to OP's first two albums to reassess my stance.
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04.02.2016 - 20:43
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by Neachy on 04.02.2016 at 19:53

I just cannot get into Botanist. Which album would you say is most deserving? Doom In Bloom? As for Oranssi Pazuzu, you may be right that they deserve a spot on this list but none of their albums have completely swept me off my feet, so to speak. I'll go ahead and relisten to OP's first two albums to reassess my stance.

The debut is generally regarded as the most batshit and chaotic, but I think that that's a case where doing so actually works to the project's detriment, more than its benefit. Doom In Bloom and the most recent one (Flora, I think) are far more refined, probably my two favorites.

As for Oranssi Pazuzu, everything by them is great, but it's really Kosmonument that sweeps me off my feet. The most recent one that I just reviewed is pretty up there as well.
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04.02.2016 - 20:49
Neachy
Written by Apothecary on 04.02.2016 at 20:43


As for Oranssi Pazuzu, everything by them is great, but it's really Kosmonument that sweeps me off my feet. The most recent one that I just reviewed is pretty up there as well.


The longest track on their new one makes the rest of the album seem pedestrian by comparison.
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04.02.2016 - 21:03
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by Neachy on 04.02.2016 at 20:49

The longest track on their new one makes the rest of the album seem pedestrian by comparison.

You're right, that's easily the highlight in my book, but I wouldn't really say the rest of the album suffers from a huge drop in quality from there.
What would be very interesting though would be if Oranssi just did one of those albums that's like an hour long, but with three 20 minute tracks, or something like that. I definitely think this is a band where "longer = better." Some of their shorter, 4 - 5 minute tracks are excellent as well, don't get me wrong, but I always get the impression that they feel more like appetizers for the full meal, rather than the full meal itself.
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04.02.2016 - 21:08
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I should probably listen to that Fides Inversa record, seeing as I've yet to hear it.
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04.02.2016 - 21:17
Neachy
Written by Guest on 04.02.2016 at 21:08

I should probably listen to that Fides Inversa record, seeing as I've yet to hear it.


It's not groundbreaking or anything. It's similar to good Watain and Funeral Mist. I made an effort to include both stuff on the experimental/forward thinking end of bm as well as stuff that I think does a good job of capturing what made bm great to begin with such as this and Cultes Des Ghoules.
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04.02.2016 - 21:22
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Neachy on 04.02.2016 at 21:17


It's not groundbreaking or anything. It's similar to good Watain and Funeral Mist. I made an effort to include both stuff on the experimental/forward thinking end of bm as well as stuff that I think does a good job of capturing what made bm great to begin with such as this and Cultes Des Ghoules.

Been listening to it for the past 15 minutes or so. Good stuff!
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04.02.2016 - 21:23
Neachy
Written by Apothecary on 04.02.2016 at 21:03

You're right, that's easily the highlight in my book, but I wouldn't really say the rest of the album suffers from a huge drop in quality from there.
What would be very interesting though would be if Oranssi just did one of those albums that's like an hour long, but with three 20 minute tracks, or something like that. I definitely think this is a band where "longer = better." Some of their shorter, 4 - 5 minute tracks are excellent as well, don't get me wrong, but I always get the impression that they feel more like appetizers for the full meal, rather than the full meal itself.


Yeah, maybe an album of improvisation a la Chaos Echoes. It might serve their jammy tendencies well.
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05.02.2016 - 04:52
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by Neachy on 04.02.2016 at 21:23

Yeah, maybe an album of improvisation a la Chaos Echoes. It might serve their jammy tendencies well.

Most definitely. Or just a purely instrumental album, I could definitely go with an album's worth of tracks somewhat akin to this. Always been one of my favs out of the band's entire discography
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05.02.2016 - 06:24
Fearmeister
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-post complaining how this list doesn't have all the albums that I like on it-
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05.02.2016 - 11:29
!J.O.O.E.!
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-post complaining that there's 49 albums on it, and not 50-
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05.02.2016 - 19:00
Neachy
Written by Guest on 05.02.2016 at 11:29

-post complaining that there's 49 albums on it, and not 50-


Haha I noticed that as well. As tempting as it is to just throw one more on here for the sake of round numbers I intend to keep updating as I find new deserving albums. So the number will most likely always be irritatingly odd.
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