The following albums have been given our All-Time Classic award. We consider them to be either historically important, influential, or otherwise noteworthy in the evolution of Black Metal.

185 albums hold the All-Time Classic award
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Reviews for Venom - Welcome to Hell
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87% 4.4 star rating
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Reviews for Venom - Black Metal
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93% 4.7 star rating
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Reviews for Mercyful Fate - Melissa
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92% 4.6 star rating
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Reviews for Hellhammer - Satanic Rites
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87% 4.4 star rating
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Reviews for Celtic Frost - Morbid Tales
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92% 4.6 star rating
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Reviews for Bathory - Bathory
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92% 4.6 star rating
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Reviews for Mercyful Fate - Don't Break the Oath
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91% 4.6 star rating
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Reviews for Sodom - In the Sign of Evil
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90% 4.5 star rating
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Reviews for Hellhammer - Apocalyptic Raids
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90% 4.5 star rating
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Reviews for Destruction - Bestial Invasion of Hell
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88% 4.4 star rating
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Reviews for Venom - At War with Satan
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85% 4.3 star rating
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Reviews for Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
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94% 4.7 star rating
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Reviews for Kreator - Endless Pain
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90% 4.5 star rating
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Reviews for Celtic Frost - Emperor's Return
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90% 4.5 star rating
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Reviews for Bulldozer - The Day of Wrath
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89% 4.5 star rating
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Reviews for Possessed - Seven Churches
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88% 4.4 star rating
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Reviews for Bathory - The Return......
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87% 4.4 star rating
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Reviews for Destruction - Infernal Overkill
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87% 4.4 star rating
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Reviews for Destruction - Eternal Devastation
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92% 4.6 star rating
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Reviews for Kreator - Pleasure to Kill
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88% 4.4 star rating
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Reviews for Sodom - Obsessed by Cruelty
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86% 4.3 star rating
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Reviews for Kreator - Flag of Hate
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86% 4.3 star rating
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Reviews for Bathory - Under the Sign of the Black Mark
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93% 4.7 star rating
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Reviews for Sarcófago - I.N.R.I
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93% 4.7 star rating
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Reviews for Poison - Into the Abyss Demo

Poison was one of the unsung heroes of the 80s Death/Thrash/First Wave Black Metal Underground. They released a bunch of lo-fi demos in the early days, which are incredibly raw and badly recorded. ...

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93% 4.7 star rating
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Reviews for Tormentor (HUN) - The Seventh Day of Doom
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91% 4.6 star rating
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Reviews for Morbid (SWE) - December Moon
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91% 4.6 star rating
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Reviews for Parabellum (COL) - Sacrilegio
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88% 4.4 star rating
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Reviews for Mayhem (NOR) - Deathcrush
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72% 3.6 star rating
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Reviews for Bathory - Blood Fire Death

Bathory is a band that no one needs to explain anything about! (Quorthon didn't find the need to explain it, so why should we?). It's magic. Black Metal wouldn't have been like it is if it wasn't fo ...

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95% 4.8 star rating
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Reviews for Tormentor (HUN) - Anno Domini
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91% 4.6 star rating
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Reviews for Hellhammer - Apocalyptic Raids 1990 A.D.
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92% 4.6 star rating
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Reviews for Blasphemy - Fallen Angel of Doom...
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90% 4.5 star rating
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Reviews for Root - Zjevení
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88% 4.4 star rating
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Reviews for Master's Hammer - Ritual
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91% 4.6 star rating
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Reviews for Samael (CHE) - Worship Him
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89% 4.5 star rating
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Reviews for Samael (CHE) - Blood Ritual
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93% 4.7 star rating
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Reviews for Darkthrone - A Blaze in the Northern Sky
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93% 4.7 star rating
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Reviews for Immortal - Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism
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93% 4.7 star rating
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Reviews for Emperor - Wrath of the Tyrant
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90% 4.5 star rating
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Reviews for Burzum - Burzum
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86% 4.3 star rating
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Reviews for Enslaved - Yggdrasill
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84% 4.2 star rating
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Reviews for Bestial Summoning - The Dark War Has Begun
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81% 4.1 star rating
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Reviews for VON - Satanic Blood (Demo)
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69% 3.5 star rating
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Reviews for Darkthrone - Under a Funeral Moon
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94% 4.7 star rating
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Reviews for Impaled Nazarene - Ugra-Karma
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94% 4.7 star rating
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Reviews for Immortal - Pure Holocaust
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93% 4.7 star rating
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Reviews for Marduk - Those of the Unlight
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93% 4.7 star rating
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Reviews for Dissection - The Somberlain
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93% 4.7 star rating
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Reviews for Sigh - Scorn Defeat
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93% 4.7 star rating
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185 albums hold the All-Time Classic award
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