The top 10 / top 25 and top 50 best depressive atmospheric black metal of all times

Darkness and emptiness is the drawing board of the universe, you are just a play of light on it.

There are only a handful of artist that can really touch this void. It is a surrender beyond life itself. It is the end of all where nothing follows. Yet this end, this nothingness, emptiness is the reason why everything is.

Life is a contradiction where words cannot help anymore. Only the artist can reveal its true nature...

These are the 50 best Atmospheric Black Metal artists I know of that when you listen to them over and over again you still love it.

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The master of the Atmospheric black art: Wintherr (Tobias Möckl)

Gletschertor is in my opinion the best song ever of Wintherr. I do not know how many times over the past decade I have listened to this song, but ever since it came out in 2002 I fell in love with it. It is found on the Deutsche Schwarze Tonträgerkunst Compilation. Later in 2003 a better quality came out on Black Metal Mafia Records called Schneesturm (Blizzard). Paysage D'Hiver (Winter landscape) is already my number one black metal band and this song tops it all.

1) Paysage D'Hiver

2) Midnight Odyssey

3) Summoning

4) Darkspace

5) Alrakis

6) Chaos Moon

 

7) Melankoli

8) Saor

9) Taiga

10) Violet cold

11) Nychts

12) Severoth

13) Moon

 

14) Sadness

15) Bròn

16) Vinterland

17) Austere

18) Lustre

 

19) Sorrow Plagues

20) Esotis

21) Ellende

22) The lost sun

23) Basarabian Hills

24) Annorkoth

Maybe an odd one as many would describe this as happy metal -

25) My useless life

26) TRNA

27) Radogor

 

28) Wedard

29) Ethereal Shroud

30) Arvorar

31) Nord frost

 

32) Fuath

33) Woods of Desolation

34) Eternal Valley

 

35) Finster

36) Wintercult

37) Darchon

38) Eldamar

39) Trist

- Hin is just a masterpiece, even though I do not like the other stuff that much, it deserves to be in the list just because of that number -

40) Évval

41) Vemod

42) Old graves

43) Aureole

 

44) Caladan Brood

45) A Diadem Of Dead Stars

46) Year of no light

 

47) Mesarthim

48) Unreqvited

49) From the sunset, forest and Grief

50) Perennial Isolation

 

 

Now there are some masterpieces that should be in the list above but are more in the direction of doom or missing the Atmospheric touch, so I like to mention them anyway:

 

Life is pain

Not really Atmospheric - but what a masterpiece this is. Too bad they split up.

Disembowelment

Waste of Life

Skyforest

Nocturnal Breeze

Make a change... Kill yourself

Lost in desolation

Gallowbraid

 

Clouds

Lost inside

Alcest

Hateful Desolation

Feigur

 

 

Lantlos

Shroud of distress

 

For a top 100 in the future these great albums should be part of it:

Aeon Winds

Apatharia

Arx Atrata

Astwind

Autumns Kingdom

A Winter Lost

 

Blutklinge

 

Cheerful Depression

 

Coldworld

Csejthe

Drudkh

Ethere

Exiled from Light

Final Thoughts

Gaoth

Gratzug

Gravsang

Grimoire

Gris

Heretoir

Impavida

 

Infernus Presence

 

Irrwisch

 

ISA

Kinstrife & Blood

 

 

Liam

 

Like desolate like true

mundanus imperium

 

 

 

Nebula Orionis

Photophobia

Panopticon

Phantom Mistress

Shining

Shadowland

 

Smerte

Sojourner

Sombres Forets

Starlit

Sun of the sleepless

Sui Caedere

svart kaldt dod

Svart

Thy Light

Trist (Chec)

Veil

Velvet cacoon

Verkènt Csendes

Waldgefluster

Wither

 

 

 

These are the oldies where it all started for me:

Paradise lost - My first black metal band

Emperor

Asphyx

 

Burzum

Naglfar

Enslaved

Vinterland

Arckanum

Vinterlandet

 

 

 


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