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Genre: melodic black metal

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Melodic black metal is a subgenre of black metal that incorporates elements of melody and harmony into its typically aggressive and dark sound. It often features atmospheric and symphonic elements, as well as complex guitar riffs and solos. The vocals are usually harsh and raspy, and the lyrics often deal with themes of darkness, nature, and mythology. Bands in this genre often use keyboards and orchestral arrangements to create a grandiose and epic sound.

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Parent Genre: metal

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Instruments used

Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drum Kit, Vocals, Keyboard/Synthesizer, Double Bass

Releases by year

Here you can see the popularity of Melodic Black Metal genre over time. This graph shows albums and singles releases count by year and decade.

1990s 245
1991 6
1993 23
1994 12
1995 31
1996 29
1997 78
1998 31
1999 35
2000s 320
2000 27
2001 9
2002 17
2003 33
2004 24
2005 58
2006 76
2007 34
2008 16
2009 26
2010s 392
2010 35
2011 12
2012 32
2013 15
2014 10
2015 60
2016 31
2017 47
2018 61
2019 89
2020s 368
2020 99
2021 67
2022 37
2023 146
2024 19
1325 releases

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Most popular melodic black metal albums

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Reinkaos
2006
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Pro Xristou
2024
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The Star
2024
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1184
2002
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Crepuscule Natura
2023
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Tales of Othertime
2021
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In Defiance of Existence
2003
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Pantheon Of The Nightside Gods
2019
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The Rewritten Chapters
2012
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A Journey told through Fire
2023
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Of Erthe and Axen: Act II
2017
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Nexus Polaris
1998
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The Ritual
2023
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Uinuos Syömein Sota
2020
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The Palms of Sorrowed Kings
2019

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List of melodic black metal artists

Here is a list of melodic black metal artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the melodic black metal genre. You can find out what melodic black metal genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 49 248214
2 45 204058
3 30 79761
4 29 70084
5 27 62410
6 32 91359
7 20 20355
8 23 26703
9 26 38737
10 20 31361
11 25 55096
12 18 16361
13 23 33737
14 29 13886
15 16 9880
16 15 14457
17 24 20253
18 9 6032
19 26 39379
20 22 46710
21 29 12334
22 25 18881
23 14 12266
24 13 13752
25 28 24190
26 13 7922
27 16 21825
28 10 2013
29 12 16774
30 10 6649
31 15 7536
32 12 4002
33 26 12161
34 20 3742
35 4 1147
36 1 725
37 19 4872
38 8 6980
39 23 40683
40 23 5967
41 22 12472
42 11 6453
43 6 3786
44 6 4248
45 3 2207
46 3 2686
47 14 3702
48 17 2885
49 13 5597
50 15 5467
51 11 8927
52 13 7771
53 6 7253
54 9 7293
55 12 2310
56 11 5096
57 12 4571
58 11 4486
59 5 3863
60 5 997
61 11 1546
62 9 5924
63 7 3693
64 7 3912
65 8 4416
66 3 1943
67 1 513
68 7 3459
69 4 1585
70 3 2314
71 1 2161
72 1 578
73 1 1170
74 6 2248
75 1 372
76 1 371
77 5 2649
78 5 2182
79 5 2752
80 1 818
81 1 1318
82 2 962
83 4 599
84 1 618
85 3 794
86 2 1423
87 3 1020
88 3 2442
89 2 811
90 2 887
91 1 296
92 1 469
93 1 1206
94 2 998
95 1 1037
96 1 614
97 1 356
98 1 1176
99 1 136
100 1 519

melodic black metal playlist created by Chosic

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