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Metal The Best Black Metal Bands on Bandcamp  

Will Gish
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List Rules Underground black metal of the Bandcamp generation only: no huge acts or big label sponsored bands.

It's hard to say what qualifies as real black metal these days. Ultimately, it's all in the eye of the beholder. Regardless of where you fall on what's sonically eligible for the black metal tag, it's hard to argue with the idea that Bandcamp and black metal is a match made in heaven. What's more suited to an abrasive, caustic, extreme, often anti-social genre of music with a long history of underground bands and labels than a website offering limitless music hosting, set-your-own-price sales models, and a direct conduit from artists to fans? Bandcamp is trve kvlt af. 

The best black metal on Bandcamp is some of the best black metal in the world right now. Artists from the United States to Poland, Germany, and Scotland have created mesmerizing, blistering catalogs of underground black metal available for streaming and direct-from-the-artist purchase on the site. There are also a number of fantastic underground metal labels on Bandcamp, the people who run many of which will friend you on Facebook and help you find even more underground metal (seriously). 

The rise of Bandcamp has coincided almost exactly with the resurgence of black metal in the popular consciousness, thanks to big, new acts like Deafheaven and Oathbreaker, and the unexpected commercial success of established blackened death metal bands like Behemoth. So bust out your corpse paint and vote up the best true underground Bandcamp black metal. Add anything you think is missing. 

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Mgła is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Metal Bands on Bandcamp
Mgła Listen here.

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PKWST is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Metal Bands on Bandcamp
PKWST Listen here.

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Leviathan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Metal Bands on Bandcamp
Leviathan Listen here.

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Crowhurst is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Metal Bands on Bandcamp
Crowhurst Listen here.

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Mare Cognitum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Metal Bands on Bandcamp
Mare Cognitum Listen here.

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One Master is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Metal Bands on Bandcamp
One Master Listen here.

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MOYO, My Boy Constrictor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Metal Bands on Bandcamp
Gene Anthony Santiago-Holt added MOYO, My Boy Constrictor Listen here.

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Wiegedood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Metal Bands on Bandcamp
Martin Wijtgaard added Wiegedood Listen here. 

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Void Meditation Cult is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Metal Bands on Bandcamp
Void Meditation Cult Listen here.

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Anagnorisis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Metal Bands on Bandcamp
Anagnorisis Listen here.

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Thrall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Metal Bands on Bandcamp
Thrall Listen here.

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Downfall of Nur is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Metal Bands on Bandcamp
Downfall of Nur Listen here.

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An Autumn for Crippled Childre... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Metal Bands on Bandcamp

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ULTHA is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Metal Bands on Bandcamp
ULTHA Listen here.

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Départe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Metal Bands on Bandcamp
Départe Listen here.

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Saor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Metal Bands on Bandcamp
Saor Listen here.

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Zounds is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Metal Bands on Bandcamp
SLIMELORD added Zounds Listen here.

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INFAMOUS is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Metal Bands on Bandcamp
INFAMOUS Listen here.

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Numenorean is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Metal Bands on Bandcamp
Numenorean Listen here.

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Arkhtinn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Metal Bands on Bandcamp
Jonathan Sager added Arkhtinn Listen here.

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Trna is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Metal Bands on Bandcamp
Trna Listen here.

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Black Tomb is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Metal Bands on Bandcamp
Black Tomb Listen here.

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Sühnopfer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Metal Bands on Bandcamp
Sühnopfer Listen here.

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UADA is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Metal Bands on Bandcamp
UADA Listen here.

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Nihilistinen Barbaarisuus is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Metal Bands on Bandcamp

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Cancer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Black Metal Bands on Bandcamp
Cancer Listen here.

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Skygge is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Black Metal Bands on Bandcamp
Skygge Listen here.

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Worsen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Black Metal Bands on Bandcamp
Jonathan Sager added Worsen Listen here.

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Valgaldr is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Black Metal Bands on Bandcamp
Valgaldr Listen here.

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Endalok is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Black Metal Bands on Bandcamp
Endalok Listen here.