This list displays the 250 highest rated albums, ordered by average score, and is subject to change over time as more reviews are written. At least 2 user reviews or 1 legacy score are required.

This list does not represent the most historically important, influential or legendary Black Metal albums. For those, check out the Classic Black Metal Albums section.

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Reviews for Taake - Hordalands Doedskvad
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97% 4.9 star rating
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Reviews for Nargaroth - Herbstleyd
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97% 4.9 star rating
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Reviews for Drudkh - Autumn Aurora

Extremely good album from an extremely good band from Ukraine. The atmosphere on this album is awesome, walking in the woods while listening to this is an insane sensation that really makes one feel ...

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97% 4.9 star rating
1 Review
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Reviews for Drautran - Throne of the Depths
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96% 4.8 star rating
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Reviews for Lunar Aurora - Andacht
#5:

Andacht

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96% 4.8 star rating
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Reviews for Negură Bunget - Om
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Om

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96% 4.8 star rating
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Reviews for Armagedda - Only True Believers
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96% 4.8 star rating
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Reviews for Inquisition - Invoking the Majestic Throne of Satan
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96% 4.8 star rating
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Reviews for Nagelfar - Virus West
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96% 4.8 star rating
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Reviews for Immortal - At the Heart of Winter
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96% 4.8 star rating
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Reviews for Gorgoroth - Under the Sign of Hell
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96% 4.8 star rating
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Reviews for Satyricon - Nemesis Divina
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96% 4.8 star rating
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Reviews for Gratzug - Offenbarung
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95% 4.8 star rating
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Reviews for Alchemyst - Nekromanteion
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95% 4.8 star rating
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Reviews for Lunar Aurora - Hoagascht
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Hoagascht

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95% 4.8 star rating
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Reviews for Taake - Noregs Vaapen
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95% 4.8 star rating
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Reviews for Ascension - Consolamentum
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95% 4.8 star rating
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Reviews for Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta II (Dialogue with the Stars)
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95% 4.8 star rating
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Reviews for Inquisition - Nefarious Dismal Orations
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95% 4.8 star rating
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Reviews for IXXI - Assorted Armament
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95% 4.8 star rating
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Reviews for Ravencult - Temples of Torment
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95% 4.8 star rating
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Reviews for Merrimack - Of Entropy and Life Denial
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95% 4.8 star rating
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Reviews for Wolves in the Throne Room - Diadem of Twelve Stars
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95% 4.8 star rating
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Reviews for Taake - Over Bjoergvin Graater Himmerik
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95% 4.8 star rating
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Reviews for Aura Noir - Black Thrash Attack
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95% 4.8 star rating
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Reviews for Burzum - Filosofem
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Filosofem

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95% 4.8 star rating
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Reviews for Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse
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95% 4.8 star rating
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Reviews for Enslaved - Vikingligr Veldi
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95% 4.8 star rating
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Reviews for Marduk - Opus Nocturne
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95% 4.8 star rating
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Reviews for Mayhem (NOR) - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
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95% 4.8 star rating
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Reviews for Forteresse - Thèmes pour la Rébellion

A pure masterpiece, this is what this album is. I have never heard something like this before. The first time I listened to this, I was shocked. I was like, how is it possible to make something this ...

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95% 4.8 star rating
2 Reviews
Reviews for Nokturnal Mortum - Голос сталі (Voice of Steel)

Nokturnal Mortum is known for their ideology, and many people are hesitant to listen to them. I decided to listen to their last three albums, and I was fascinated! I like their way of mixing Black ...

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95% 4.8 star rating
1 Review
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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 for ...

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95% 4.8 star rating
1 Review
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Reviews for Beltez - A Grey Chill and a Whisper
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94% 4.7 star rating
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Reviews for Horna - Kuoleman Kirjo
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94% 4.7 star rating
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Reviews for Mosaic - Old Man's Wyntar
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94% 4.7 star rating
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Reviews for Cultes des Ghoules - Henbane
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Henbane

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94% 4.7 star rating
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Reviews for Elysian Blaze - Blood Geometry
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94% 4.7 star rating
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Reviews for Thy Darkened Shade - Eternvs Mos, Nex Ritvs
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94% 4.7 star rating
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Reviews for Wodensthrone - Curse
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Curse

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94% 4.7 star rating
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Reviews for Evilfeast - Wintermoon Enchantment
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94% 4.7 star rating
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Reviews for Inquisition - Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm
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94% 4.7 star rating
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Reviews for Otargos - No God No Satan
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94% 4.7 star rating
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Reviews for Drowning the Light - An Alignment of Dead Stars
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94% 4.7 star rating
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Reviews for Drudkh - Microcosmos
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94% 4.7 star rating
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Reviews for The Ruins of Beverast - Foulest Semen of a Sheltered Elite
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94% 4.7 star rating
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Reviews for Horna - Sanojesi Äärelle
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94% 4.7 star rating
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Reviews for Walknut - Graveforests and Their Shadows
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94% 4.7 star rating
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Reviews for Zuriaake / 葬尸湖 - 弈秋 (Afterimage of Autumn)
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94% 4.7 star rating
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Reviews for The Ruins of Beverast - Unlock the Shrine (Reliquary of the White Abyss)
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94% 4.7 star rating
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Last album update: 29th July, 2021
Last news update: 29th July, 2021

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