The 15 Best Black Metal Albums Every Fan Should Own

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There are hundreds, if not thousands, of great Black Metal albums. With so many to choose from, it is almost impossible to rank them from top to bottom. The albums below are some of the best black metal albums you should listen to. If you haven't heard some of these, you must check them out.

Most of these albums come from the artists on the top Norwegian black metal bands of all time. With its extreme culture and shrieking style of music, one can only agree that these albums stand apart from the others.

Mercyful Fate - Don't Break The Oath

Genre: First Wave of Black Metal
Released: September 7, 1984

Mercyful Fate - Don't Break The Oath

Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion

Genre: First Wave of Black Metal
Released: October 27, 1985

Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion

Bathory - Hammerheart

Genre: Viking Black
Released: April 16, 1990

Bathory - Hammerheart

Darkthrone - A Blaze In The Northern Sky

Genre: Black Metal
Released: February 26, 1992

Darkthrone - A Blaze In The Northern Sky

Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas

Genre: Black Metal
Released: May 24, 1994

Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas

Burzum - Hvis Lyset Tar Oss

Genre: Black Metal
Released: April 1994

Burzum - Hvis Lyset Tar Oss

Moonspell - Wolfheart

Genre: Gothic Black
Released: April 1, 1995

Moonspell - Wolfheart

Satyricon - Nemesis Divina

Genre: Black Metal
Released: April 22, 1996

Satyricon - Nemesis Divina

Emperor - Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk

Genre: Symphonic Black
Released: July 8, 1997

Emperor - Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk

Immortal - At The Heart Of Winter

Genre: Black Metal
Released: February 28, 1999

Immortal - At The Heart Of Winter

Summoning - Stronghold

Genre: Progressive Metal
Released: May 11, 1999

Summoning - Stronghold

Drudkh - Autumn Aurora

Genre: Atmospheric Black
Released: February 1, 2004

Drudkh - Autumn Aurora

Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain

Genre: Atmospheric Neofolk Black 
Released: August 8, 2006

Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain

Primordial - To The Nameless Dead

Genre: Black Metal
Released: November 24, 2007

Primordial - To The Nameless Dead

Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini

Genre: Progressive Black
Released: September 27, 2010

Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini

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