Dark Legions list of essential black metal


18 Nov 2010, 16:15

Inspired by the Omega Switch list:

Level 1 - These are albums that any fans of good music should have.

Level 2 - These are albums that any metal fan should have.

Level 3 - While these are not essential recordings, they are worthy additions for a black metal fan.

Level 4 - Albums that have some interesting aspects to borrow, re-use or re-do.

Level 5 - Everything else. The "who really cares" file, except for purists.

Level 1
Bathory - The Return, Blood Fire Death, Hammerheart
Hellhammer - Apocalyptic Raids
Immortal - Diabolical Full Moon Mysticism, Pure Holocaust
Burzum - Burzum, Det Som Engang Var, Hvis lyset tar oss
Darkthrone - Under a Funeral Moon, Transilvanian Hunger
Mayhem- De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
Beherit - Drawing Down the Moon
Graveland - The Celtic Winter, Following the Voice of Blood
Gorgoroth - Pentagram, Antichrist
Ancient - Svartalvheim
Emperor- In the Nightside Eclipse (1994)
Enslaved- Vikingligr Veldi (1993)
Emperor / Enslaved- Emperor / Hordanes Land (1993)
Demoncy - Joined in Darkness
Sacramentum- Far Away From the Sun (1996)

Level 2
Dissection- The Somberlain (1993)
Varathron - His Majesty in the Swamp
Rotting Christ - Thy Mighty Contract
Ildjarn- Strength and Anger (1996)
Sarcófago- I.N.R.I. (1987)
Summoning - Minas Morgul, Dol Guldur
Enslaved- Frost (1994)
Impaled Nazarene- Ugra-Karma (1993)
Kvist- For kunsten maa vi evig vike (1996)
Setherial - Nord
Beherit- Engram (2009)
Blasphemy- Fallen Angel of Doom (1990)
Dimmu Borgir- Stormblåst (1996)

Level 3
Absu - Barathrum VITRIOL, In the Eyes of Ioldanach
Averse Sefira- Tetragrammatical Astygmata (2005)
Enslaved- Blodhemn (1998)
I Shalt Become- Wanderings (1996)
Rotting Christ- Non Serviam (1993)
Samael- Worship Him (1991)
Vlad Tepes / Belketre- March to the Black Holocaust (1995)
Absurd- Facta Loquuntur (1996)
Black Funeral- Az-I-Dahak
Von- Satanic Blood (1992)

Level 4
Antaeus- Cut Your Flesh and Worship Satan (2000)
Dark Funeral- The Secrets of the Black Arts (1996)
Krieg- The Black House (2004)

Level 5
Insert suggestions here!

Abruptum Absu Absurd Abyss, The Ancient Angelcorpse Antaeus Arcturus Auzhia Avenger Averse Sefira Axis of Advance Bathory Behemoth Beherit Belial Black Goat Blasphemy Blazemth Blood Burzum Celtic Frost Conqueror Cultus Sanguine Dark Funeral Darkthrone Dark Tranquility Dawn Deinonychius Demonic Demoncy Dimmu Borgir Dissection Emperor Enslaved Eucharist Frozen Shadows Gehenna Gorgoroth Gotmoor Graveland Grotesque Havohej Hades Hellhammer Ildjarn Immortal Impaled Nazarene Infernum Inquisition I Shalt Become Katatonia Krieg Kvist Lord Wind Manes Marduk Mayhem Merciless Mortiis Mütiilation Mysticum Necromantia Niden Div 187 NME Ophthalamia Pentagram Pervertum Profanatica Resuscitator Rotting Christ Sacramentum Samael Sammath Sarcofago Septic Flesh Setherial Sodom Sorcier Des Glaces Sort Vokter Summon Summoning Swordmaster Tha-Norr Thorns Tartaros Throne of Ahaz Ulver Ungod Urgrund Usurper Varathron Vilkates Von Watain Xibalba Yamatu Zyklon-B


  • chrisleinhart

    THANK YOU. Reminded me of many of the gems I lost when my hard drive crashed.

    18 Nov 2010, 17:46
  • Conservationist

    Profanatica got forgotten, I fear! I suggest #2.

    18 Nov 2010, 23:16
  • bigtimber112

    Where's Mutiilation?

    19 Nov 2010, 2:12
  • Conservationist

    Sammath? Belial? Yamatu? Zyklon-B? Merciless? Sodom? It needs a separate level for those historical bands like Merciless, Bathory, Hellhammer, Sodom, Sarcofago, and Blasphemy that seem kind of dated now.

    19 Nov 2010, 11:27
  • NegruVoda

    This whole list: *puke*

    23 Nov 2010, 18:49
  • NegruVoda

    "Level 1 - These are albums that any fans of good music should have." I lol'd

    23 Nov 2010, 18:50

    Whoever made this list obviously forgot to include Korn - Follow the Leader. That album has a truly CULT status to it...

    24 Nov 2010, 7:11
  • themilkman87

    this is such a shitty list. so many albums missing, too many non-essential albums, and NO FILOSOFEM?

    26 Nov 2010, 0:48
  • sterma_albatros

    Great list, except for missing out Celtic Frost.

    30 Nov 2010, 11:16
  • themilkman87

    @crossdressinate wow r u serious? don't ever talk about black metal again

    1 Dic 2010, 3:50
  • TheTrueSeker

    Mystic Places of Dawn is death metal, not black metal. Good album though.

    11 Ene 2011, 22:27
  • csehszlovakze

    fail list is fail

    25 Jul 2011, 12:27
  • vectordsurva


    2 Dic 2011, 1:52
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