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List of Black Metal Bands and Artists : Vote for your favorites.

List of Black Metal Bands and Artists   : Vote for your favorites.

Black metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music. Common traits include fast tempos, a shrieking vocal style, heavily distorted guitars played with tremolo picking, raw (lo-fi) recording, unconventional song structures, and an emphasis on atmosphere. Artists often appear in corpse paint and adopt pseudonyms.

During the 1980s, several thrash and death metal bands formed a prototype for black metal. This so-called first wave included bands such as Venom, Bathory, Mercyful Fate, Hellhammer and Celtic Frost. A second wave arose in the early-1990s, spearheaded by Norwegian bands such as Mayhem, Darkthrone, Burzum, Immortal, Emperor, Satyricon and Gorgoroth. The early Norwegian black metal scene developed the style of their forebears into a distinct genre. Norwegian-inspired black metal scenes emerged throughout Europe and North America, although some other scenes developed their own styles independently. Some prominent Swedish bands spawned during this second wave, such as Marduk, Nifelheim and Dark Funeral.

Initially a synonym for "Satanic metal," black metal is often met with hostility from mainstream culture, due to the actions and ideologies associated with it. Many artists express extreme anti-Christian and misanthropic views, advocating various forms of Satanism or ethnic paganism. In the 1990s, members of the scene were responsible for a spate of church burnings and murders. There is also a small neo-Nazi movement within black metal, although it has been shunned by many prominent artists. Generally, black metal strives to remain underground, inaccessible to the mainstream.

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    Mayhem
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    Venom
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    Burzum
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    Bathory
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    Emperor
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    Behemoth
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    Immortal
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    Immortal
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    Gorgoroth
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    Satyricon
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    Finntroll
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    Ulver
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    Marduk
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    Quorthon
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    Horna
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    Arcturus
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  17. 28
    Borknagar
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    Summoning
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    Samoth
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    Taake
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    1349
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    Gaahl
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    Absurd
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    Belphegor
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    Enthroned
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    Windir
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    Vesania
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    Watain
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    Beherit
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