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The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands 

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Updated June 14, 2019 7.9k votes 1.3k voters 50.9k views 71 items

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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 group’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.

You can click on the melodic black metal band names to see more information about that particular notable melodic black metal group. If they're near the top of the best melodic black metal artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top melodic black metal bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the melodic black metal band names themselves.

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.

All important, significant and iconic names in melodic black metal music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

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
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Sacramentum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
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Emperor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
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Vinterland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
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Abigor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
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Borknagar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
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Naglfar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
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Satyricon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
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Summoning is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
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Dark Funeral is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
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Rotting Christ is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
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Dark Fortress is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
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Old Man's Child is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
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Cradle of Filth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
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Lord Belial is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
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Keep of Kalessin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
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Graveworm is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
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Moonsorrow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
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Gehenna is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
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Dimmu Borgir is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
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Carach Angren is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
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Vreid is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
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Catamenia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
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Ancient is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
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Negură Bunget is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Melodic Black Metal Bands
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