bands/musicians The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands  

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Melodic black metal artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good melodic black metal bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top melodic black metal bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Melodic black metal groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all melodic black metal bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest melodic black metal bands of all time, since the most famous melodic black metal artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best melodic black metal music.

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This list features artists like Cradle of Filth and Dimmu Borgir. Downvote your least favorite artists and upvote the best ones to see your favorites rise to the top. Make sure to give artists you favor (like Emperor or Satyricon) a vote.

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The list includes all new melodic black metal bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of melodic black metal, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into melodic black metal music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good melodic black metal bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent melodic black metal bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best melodic black metal bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest melodic black metal musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular melodic black metal bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Dissection is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Dissection Melodic death metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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Emperor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Emperor Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal, Black metal

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Dimmu Borgir is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Dimmu Borgir Symphonic black metal, Gothic metal, Black metal

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Satyricon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Satyricon Medieval music, Medieval metal, Thrash metal

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Dark Funeral is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Dark Funeral Thrash metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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Old Man's Child is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Old Man's Child Symphonic black metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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Naglfar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Naglfar Black metal, Heavy metal, Blackened death metal

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Borknagar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Borknagar Progressive metal, Viking metal, Black metal

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Rotting Christ is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Rotting Christ Gothic metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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1349 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
1349 Black metal, Heavy metal

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Lord Belial is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Lord Belial Black metal, Heavy metal, Melodic black metal

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Dark Fortress is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Dark Fortress Doom metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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Graveworm is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Graveworm Symphonic black metal, Melodic death metal, Gothic metal

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Wintersun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Wintersun Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Viking metal

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Summoning is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Summoning Black metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal

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Children of Bodom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Children of Bodom Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal - Noted: One of the best guitarist ever ( Alexi Laiho ) and my person favorite drummer, Jaska Raatikainen. I feel they deserve a steady spot in at least top 15

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Carach Angren is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Carach Angren Symphonic black metal

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Sacramentum is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Sacramentum Black metal, Heavy metal, Blackened death metal

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Moonsorrow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Moonsorrow Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal, Viking metal

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Cradle of Filth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Cradle of Filth Gothic metal, Heavy metal, Extreme metal

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Ancient is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Ancient Black metal, Heavy metal, Melodic black metal

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Samael is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Samael Symphonic black metal, Industrial metal, Electronic music

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Negură Bunget is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Negură Bunget Dark ambient, Progressive metal, Folk music

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Keep of Kalessin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Keep of Kalessin Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Melodic death metal

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Vreid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Vreid Thrash metal, Death 'n' roll, Black metal

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Catamenia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Catamenia Symphonic black metal, Melodic death metal, Black metal

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Gehenna is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Gehenna Symphonic black metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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Melechesh is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Melechesh Thrash metal, Black metal, Blackened death metal

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Shade Empire is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Shade Empire Symphonic black metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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Carpathian Forest is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Carpathian Forest Black metal, Heavy metal

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Abigor is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Abigor Industrial metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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Shining is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Shining Black metal, Heavy metal

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Omnium Gatherum is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Omnium Gatherum Melodic death metal, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

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Wolfchant is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Wolfchant Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Black metal

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Agathodaimon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Agathodaimon Gothic metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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Chthonic is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Chthonic Blackened death metal, Oriental metal, Melodic black metal

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Stormlord is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Stormlord Symphonic black metal, Power metal, Melodic black metal

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Dornenreich is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Dornenreich Black metal, Neofolk, Heavy metal

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Artefact is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Artefact Black metal, Melodic black metal

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Sad Legend is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Sad Legend Melodic black metal

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Mithotyn is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Mithotyn Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Black metal

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Ophthalamia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Ophthalamia Doom metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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Setherial is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Setherial Black metal, Heavy metal

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Cadaveria is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Cadaveria Doom metal, Thrash metal, Symphonic black metal

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The Kovenant is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
The Kovenant Dark ambient, Symphonic black metal, Industrial metal

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Oathean is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Oathean Black metal, Melodic black metal, Death metal

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Arthemesia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Arthemesia Symphonic black metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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Khold is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Khold Black metal, Heavy metal

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Galar is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands

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Siebenbürgen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
Siebenbürgen Gothic metal, Black metal, Heavy metal