That Cold Black Magic, By Glenn Killer And His Thorchestra


As is the case with my other lists, 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 6s on this list, so it's possible that I have listened to your favorite black metal 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.

On the off-chance that you've found this and actually care about what I think (you shouldn't), be advised that my favorites come first. Some are favorites in the general sense; some are favorites within black metal. The first few of those are in some order and not so much after that.

Because this is for my own purposes and not intended to be a definitive list of pure black metal, there are some black metal-adjacent bands, or albums by black metal bands that may not themselves be black metal. That's why you'll find so much Sigh clogging up the top of the list. I prefer to keep whole discographies together on one list. I used to include Primordial, Forefather, and other such bands, but a while back I created a list for folk and I decided that those artists would fit better there.

I update these lists very infrequently. This was last updated September 21, 2019.

Created by: ScreamingSteelUS | 31.03.2015



1. Sigh - Imaginary Sonicscape
2. Sigh - Graveward
3. Dissection - Storm Of The Light's Bane
4. Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
5. Sigh - Heir To Despair
6. The Meads Of Asphodel - The Murder Of Jesus The Jew
7. The Meads Of Asphodel - Damascus Steel
8. Burzum - Filosofem
9. Burzum - Det Som Engang Var
10. Sigh - Hail Horror Hail
11. Manowar - Into Glory Ride
12. Anaal Nathrakh - Eschaton
13. Anaal Nathrakh - In The Constellation Of The Black Widow
14. Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse
15. Emperor - Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk
16. Windir - 1184
This is about the cutoff for my 'favorite' black metal albums.
17. Agalloch - The Mantle
9/10 from here on down.
18. Anaal Nathrakh - A New Kind Of Horror
19. Anaal Nathrakh - Passion
20. Anaal Nathrakh - Vanitas
21. Andavald - Undir Skyggðarhaldi
22. Anorexia Nervosa - Drudenhaus
23. Aoratos - Gods Without Name
24. Arbor - Echoes Over Oceans
25. Arcturus - Arcturian
26. Autolatry - Native
27. Bathory - Blood Fire Death
28. Bathory - Hammerheart
29. Bethlehem - Dictius Te Necare
30. Carach Angren - Where The Corpses Sink Forever
31. Cradle Of Filth - Dusk... And Her Embrace
32. Cradle Of Filth - Dusk... And Her Embrace: The Original Sin
33. Cradle Of Filth - Cruelty And The Beast
34. Cult Of Fire - मृत्यु का तापसी अनुध्यान
35. Emperor - IX Equilibrium
36. Emptiness - Nothing But The Whole
37. Falls Of Rauros - Believe In No Coming Shore
38. A Forest Of Stars - Beware The Sword You Cannot See
39. Gris - À L'Âme Enflammée, L'Äme Constellée...
40. Hetman - Sewn From The Ashes Book
41. Hoth - Oathbreaker
42. Inquisition - Obscure Verses For The Multiverse
43. Master's Hammer - Vagus Vetus
44. Mayhem - Deathcrush
45. Mayhem - Esoteric Warfare
46. The Meads Of Asphodel - Sonderkommando
47. The Meads Of Asphodel - Exhuming The Grave Of Jeshua
48. Mesarthim - The Density Parameter
49. Mesarthim - Pillars
50. Midnight Odyssey - Shards Of Silver Fade
51. Numenorean - Adore
52. Paara - Riitti
53. Schammasch - Triangle
54. Sear Bliss - Letters From The Edge
55. Shade Empire - Omega Arcane
56. Sigh - Gallows Gallery
57. Sigh - Gallows Gallery [Reissue]
58. Sigh - Hangman's Hymn: Musikalische Exequien
59. Silencer - Death - Pierce Me
60. Summoning - Old Mornings Dawn
61. Thy Light - Suici.De.pression
62. Urfaust - Apparitions
63. Volahn - Aq'Ab'Al
64. Way To End - Senestre
65. Weakling - Dead As Dreams
66. Woods Of Ypres - Pursuit Of The Sun & Allure Of The Earth
67. Xanthochroid - Blessed He With Boils
68. Xanthochroid - Of Erthe And Axen: Act I
69. Xanthochroid - Of Erthe And Axen: Act II
70. Ygg - Ygg
71. Abigor - Nachthymnen (From The Twilight Kingdom)
8/10 from here on down.
72. Aenaon - Extance
73. Al-Namrood - Enkar
74. Almyrkvi - Pupil Of The Searing Maelstrom
75. Almyrkvi - Umbra
76. Alrakis - Alpha Eri
77. Amesoeurs - Amesoeurs
78. Amiensus - The Last
79. Amiensus - Restoration
80. Anaal Nathrakh - The Codex Necro
81. Anaal Nathrakh - Desideratum
82. Anaal Nathrakh - Domine Non Es Dignus
83. Anaal Nathrakh - Hell Is Empty, And All The Devils Are Here
84. Anaal Nathrakh - When Fire Rains Down From The Sky, Mankind Will Reap As It Has Sown
85. Anaal Nathrakh - The Whole Of The Law
86. Anguished - Cold
87. Antaeus - Blood Libels
88. Aosoth - IV: An Arrow In Heart
89. Archivist - Archivist
90. Ayat - Six Years Of Dormant Hatred
91. Bathory - Nordland I
92. Bathory - Under The Sign Of The Black Mark
93. Batushka - Litourgiya
94. Beautality - Einfallen: A Tale Ov Torment & Triumph
95. Bjarm - Imminence
96. Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta III - Saturnian Poetry
97. Borknagar - Winter Thrice
98. Bosse-De-Nage - All Fours
99. Bosse-De-Nage - Further Still
100. Burzum - Aske
101. Burzum - Burzum
102. Burzum - Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
103. Caladan Brood - Echoes Of Battle
104. Carpe Noctem - In Terra Profugus
105. Carpe Noctem - Vitrun
106. Chaos Moon - Eschaton Mémoire
107. Cradle Of Filth - Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness Of Decay
108. Crowhurst - Crowhurst
109. Crowhurst - II
110. Cultes Des Ghoules - Coven, Or Evil Ways Instead Of Love
111. Darkthrone - Soulside Journey
112. Dauden I Mørke - The Bleak Beyond
113. Deadwood - Picturing A Sense Of Loss
114. Deafheaven - New Bermuda
115. Den Saakaldte - Kapittel II: Faen I Helvete
116. Dimmu Borgir - In Sorte Diaboli
117. Dimmu Borgir - Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia
118. Dissection - The Somberlain
119. Dreadnought - Lifewoven
120. Drudkh - Autumn Aurora
121. Drudkh - Їм Часто Сниться Капіж (They Often See Dreams About The Spring)
122. Dysylumn - Chaos Primordial
123. Ehnahre - The Marrow
124. Eneferens - The Bleakness Of Our Constant
125. Eneferens - The Inward Cold
126. Enslaved - In Times
127. Enslaved - Mardraum - Beyond The Within
128. Enslaved - RIITIIR
129. Entropia - Ufonaut
130. Esoctrilihum - The Telluric Ashes Of The Ö Vrth Immemorial Gods
131. Ethereal Shroud - They Became The Falling Ash
132. Fen - Carrion Skies
133. Fjorsvartnir - Mzoraxc' Forbandelse
134. A Forest Of Stars - Grave Mounds And Grave Mistakes
135. Funeral Mist - Hekatomb
136. Gaerea - Unsettling Whispers
137. Gateway To Selfdestruction - Death, My Salvation
138. Glorior Belli - Manifesting The Raging Beast
139. Glorior Belli - Ô Laudate Dominvs
140. Glorior Belli - Sundown (The Flock That Welcomes)
141. The Great Old Ones - EOD: A Tale Of Dark Legacy
142. The Great Old Ones - Tekeli-Li
143. Harakiri For The Sky - Arson
144. Hollenthon - With Vilest Of Worms To Dwell
145. Hoth - Astral Necromancy
146. Howls Of Ebb - Cursus Impasse: The Pendlomic Vows
147. Hyperion - Seraphical Euphony
148. Ildjarn - Hardangervidda
149. Ill Omen - Æ.Thy.Rift
150. Immortal - At The Heart Of Winter
151. Immortal - Northern Chaos Gods
152. Immortal - Pure Holocaust
153. Immortal - Sons Of Northern Darkness
154. Infestus - The Reflecting Void
155. Inquisition - Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith
156. Iskald - Nedom Og Nord
157. Kassad - Faces Turn Away
158. Kriegsmaschine - Apocalypticists
159. Limbonic Art - Spectre Abysm
160. Mahr - Antelux
161. Make A Change... Kill Yourself - Fri
162. Make A Change... Kill Yourself - II
163. Master's Hammer - Formulae
164. Mayhem - Ordo Ad Chao
165. Mayhem - Live In Leipzig
166. Mesarthim - The Great Filter
167. Mesarthim - Isolate
168. Mesarthim - Presence
169. Mesarthim - Spire
170. Mesarthim - Type III
171. Mesarthim - .- -... ... . -. -.-. .
172. Mgła - Exercises In Futility
173. Midnight Odyssey - Funerals From The Astral Sphere
174. Møl - Jord
175. Myrkur - M
176. Myrkur - Myrkur
177. Nasheim - Solens Vemod
178. Netra - Ingrats
179. None - Life Has Gone On Long Enough
180. Numenorean - Home
181. Odraza - Esperalem Tkane
182. Oranssi Pazuzu - Värähtelijä
183. Outre - Hollow Earth
184. Panegyrist - Hierurgy
185. Pensées Nocturnes - Nom D'Une Pipe!
186. Plebeian Grandstand - Lowgazers
187. Progenie Terrestre Pura - OltreLuna
188. Progenie Terrestre Pura - U.M.A.
189. Regarde Les Hommes Tomber - Exile
190. Ritual Day - Devila Grantha
191. Rotting Christ - Rituals
192. Rotting Christ - Thy Mighty Contract
193. The Ruins Of Beverast - Exuvia
194. The Sabbathian - Latum Alterum
195. Saille - Eldritch
196. Schammasch - Contradiction
197. Schammasch - The Maldoror Chants: Hermaphrodite
198. Second To Sun - The Walk
199. Sigh - Ghastly Funeral Theatre
200. Sigh - In Somniphobia
201. Sigh - Scenario IV: Dread Dreams
202. Sigh - Scenes From Hell
203. Sigh - Scorn Defeat
204. Sigh - Infidel Art
205. Sinmara - Hvísl Stjarnanna
206. Skáphe - Kosmískur Hryllingur [Collaboration]
207. Skeletonwitch - Devouring Radiant Light
208. So Hideous - Laurestine
209. Sojourner - The Shadowed Road
210. Sortsind - Sår
211. Spectral Lore - Gnosis
212. Summoning - Stronghold
213. Thy Light - No Morrow Shall Dawn
214. Time Lurker - Time Lurker
215. Tribulation - The Formulas Of Death
216. Untamed Land - Between The Winds
217. Urfaust - The Constellatory Practice
218. Utstøtt - Hjørungavågr
219. Vallendusk - Black Clouds Gathering
220. Vallendusk - Fortress Of Primal Grace
221. Venom - Welcome To Hell
222. Voidsphere - To Await / To Expect
223. Way To End - Various Shades Of Black
224. W.E.B. - Tartarus
225. Wiegedood - Die Doden Hebben Het Goed III
226. Wolvennest - Void
227. Wolves In The Throne Room - Thrice Woven
228. Woods Of Desolation - Torn Beyond Reason
229. Woods Of Ypres - Against The Seasons: Cold Winter Songs From The Dead Summer Heat
230. Woods Of Ypres - Woods III: The Deepest Roots And Darkest Blues
231. Wormlust - The Feral Wisdom
232. Wormlust - Kosmískur Hryllingur [Collaboration]
233. Wormwood - Ghostlands - Wounds From A Bleeding Earth
234. Akitsa - Grands Tyrans
7/10 from here on down.
235. Al-Namrood - Heen Yadhar Al Ghasq
236. Alkerdeel - Lede
237. Apocynthion - Sidereus Nuncius
238. Archivist - Construct
239. Ashbringer - Yūgen
240. Belenos - Spicilege
241. Blut Aus Nord - Deus Salutis Meæ
242. Borgne - Règne Des Morts
243. Burial - Beneath The Light
244. Carach Angren - Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten
245. Catalepsia - World Of Cliché
246. Celestial Bloodshed - Cursed, Scarred And Forever Possessed
247. Celestial Bloodshed - Ω
248. ColdWorld - Autumn
249. Cult Of Fire - Life, Sex And Death
250. Darkthrone - Arctic Thunder
251. Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
252. Dawn Of Ashes - Daemonolatry Gnosis
253. Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
254. Deafheaven - Sunbather
255. Deathspell Omega - The Synarchy Of Molten Bones
256. Délirant - Délirant
257. Dimmu Borgir - Enthrone Darkness Triumphant
258. Downfall Of Nur - Umbras De Barbagia
259. Ehnahre - Douve
260. Enslaved - E
261. Eulen - Mother Tree
262. Faal - Desolate Grief
263. Falls Of Rauros - Vigilance Perennial
264. Fen - Winter
265. Fleurety - The White Death
266. Fuath - I
267. Ghost Bath - Moonlover
268. Gorgoroth - Incipit Satan
269. Grey Heaven Fall - Black Wisdom
270. Hecate Enthroned - Virulent Rapture
271. Hegemone - We Disappear
272. A Hill To Die Upon - Holy Despair
273. Ildjarn - Norse
274. Iperyt - The Patchwork Gehinnom
275. Immortal - Battles In The North
276. Kaoteon - Veni Vidi Vomui
277. Lantlôs - Melting Sun
278. Lascar - Saudade
279. Laster - Het Wassen Oog
280. Laster - Ons Vrije Fatum
281. Les Discrets - Prédateurs
282. Les Discrets - Virée Nocturne
283. Lifelover - Konkurs
284. Magane - Mortes Saltantes
285. Make A Change... Kill Yourself - Make A Change... Kill Yourself
286. Marduk - Frontschwein
287. Mare - Ebony Tower
288. Mirzadeh - Desired Mythic Pride
289. Misþyrming - Söngvar Elds Og Óreiðu
290. Moloch - Verwüstung
291. Nachtmystium - The World We Left Behind
292. Necrophobic - Mark Of The Necrogram
293. Negativa - 03
294. Nekrokraft - Servants
295. Nocte Obducta - Umbriel (Das Schweigen Zwischen Den Sternen)
296. Noctem - Exilium
297. Noctem - Haeresis
298. - Null & Void
299. The Ominous Circle - Appalling Ascension
300. Oranssi Pazuzu - Valonielu
301. Ordinul Negru - Faustian Nights
302. Outre - Ghost Chants
303. Pa Vesh En - Pyrefication
304. Pest - Blasphemy Is My Throne
305. Plebeian Grandstand - False Highs, True Lows
306. Profanatica - Profanatitas De Domonatia
307. Remmirath - Shambhala Vril Saucers
308. The Ruins Of Beverast - Blood Vaults (The Blazing Gospel Of Heinrich Kramer)
309. Saille - Gnosis
310. Sannhet - So Numb
311. Secrets Of The Sky - Pathway
312. Servants Of The Apocalyptic Goat Rave - Queen Of Darkness
313. Shade Empire - Poetry Of The Ill-Minded
314. Shining - III - Angst, Självdestruktivitetens Emissarie
315. Skáphe - Skáphe²
316. Spectral Lore - Voyager
317. Sun Of The Sleepless - To The Elements
318. Tchornobog - Tchornobog
319. Todtgelichter - Rooms
320. Tombs - The Grand Annihilation
321. Trist - Tiefenrausch (Ein Abstieg In Fünf Stufen)
322. Twilight - Twilight
323. Twilight - Monument To Time End
324. Uada - Cult Of A Dying Sun
325. Verwoed - De Val
326. Watain - Lawless Darkness
327. Winterhorde - Maestro
328. Woods Of Desolation - As The Stars
329. Xasthur - A Gate Through Bloodstained Mirrors
330. Xenward - Xenward
331. Ysengrin - Nigrum Nigrius Nigro [Split]
332. Abbath - Abbath
6/10 from here on down.
333. Abidetherein - Paralysis Engulfed The Myth
334. Aborym - Shifting.negative
335. Abyssic Hate - Suicidal Emotions
336. Akercocke - Antichrist
337. Akercocke - Renaissance In Extremis
338. Aluk Todolo - Voix
339. Belphegor - Conjuring The Dead
340. Benighted In Sodom - The Hierophant Cosmism
341. Benighted In Sodom - Ocean
342. Bereft Of Light - Hoinar
343. Botanist - VI: Flora
344. Chaoscunt - Into The Cunt Of The Witch
345. Dawn Of Ashes - Theophany
346. Death Fetishist - Lucifer Descending
347. Death Fetishist - Whorifice
348. Deep Mountains - 深山 (Deep Mountains)
349. Deep Mountains - 忘忧湖 (Lake Of Solace)
350. Departure Chandelier - Antichrist Rise To Power
351. Dimmu Borgir - Eonian
352. Drudkh - Борозна обірвалася (A Furrow Cut Short)
353. Falaise - As Time Goes By
354. Falaise - My Endless Immensity
355. Forgotten Tomb - We Owe You Nothing
356. Germ - Escape
357. Gorgoroth - Destroyer
358. Hexis - Abalam
359. Hjel - Kalte Asche
360. Hypothermia - Skogens Hjärta
361. Ildjarn - Forest Poetry
362. Katavasia - Sacrilegious Testament
363. Lychgate - Lychgate
364. Lychgate - An Antidote For The Glass Pill
365. Magane - Beginning At The End (Yomotu Nolito)
366. Mizmor - Yodh
367. Moon - Render Of The Veils
368. Nachtblut - Chimonas
369. Névoa - Re Un
370. N.K.V.D. - Vlast
371. Nocte Obducta - Totholz (Ein Raunen Aus Dem Klammwald)
372. Oak Pantheon - In Pieces
373. Onirism - Cosmic Dream
374. Profanatica - The Curling Flame Of Blasphemy
375. Rage Nucléaire - Black Storm Of Violence
376. Rosemount Hill - Melancholy
377. Sad - A Curse In Disguise
378. Sannhet - Revisionist
379. Sargeist - Feeding The Crawling Shadows
380. Siegfried - Eisenwinter
381. Striborg - This Suffocating Existence
382. Terzij De Horde - Self
383. Thaw - St. Phenome Alley
384. Thurisaz - The Pulse Of Mourning
385. W.E.B. - For Bidens
386. Welicoruss - Az Esm'
387. Wolves In The Throne Room - Celestite



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31.03.2015 - 19:31
Ilham
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Loving that disclaimer, WhisperingFoamUS. Yes I moved on to antonyms.
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31.03.2015 - 21:34
ScreamingSteelUS
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Written by Ilham on 31.03.2015 at 19:31

Loving that disclaimer, WhisperingFoamUS. Yes I moved on to antonyms.

Whatever floats your boat, Godzillham.
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Djently down the stream

I'm the Agent of Steel.
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31.03.2015 - 21:38
Ilham
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Written by ScreamingSteelUS on 31.03.2015 at 21:34

Whatever floats your boat, Godzillham.

You started getting the hang of it, nice, MurmuringSilkUS.
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06.04.2015 - 18:19
Erik M.
What can I say? Our tastes in BM are pretty similar, so I see loads of favourites of mine. So good job.
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01.07.2015 - 09:41
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Honoured to be included.
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Written by Bad English on 02.07.2014 at 22:27

I never will change I will die as I am
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07.09.2016 - 13:47
Dave FC
Number 13 lol
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