Black Metal

Label
Sanctuary
Release date
7 Jul 2009
Running length
20 tracks
Running time
66:18

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Black Metal 4:01 101,787
2 To Hell and Back 3:01 57,278
3 Buried Alive 4:12 54,957
4 Raise the Dead 3:29 54,355
5 Teacher's Pet 4:42 33,741
6 Leave Me In Hell 3:33 47,578
7 Sacrifice 4:28 38,217
8 Heaven's On Fire 3:41 43,384
9 Countess Bathory 3:44 61,493
10 Don't Burn the Witch 3:17 38,324
11 At War With Satan (Intro/ Preview) 2:19 240
12 Bursting Out (60 Min+ Version) 2:56 3,398
13 Black Metal (Radio 1 Session) 3:05 3,272
14 Nightmare (Radio 1 Session) 3:25 1,399
15 Too Loud for the Crowd (Radio 1 Session) 2:07 2,805
16 Bloodlust (Radio 1 Session) 2:35 3,209
17 Die Hard (12" Version) 3:02 4,015
18 Acid Queen (12" Version) 2:27 3,682
19 Bursting Out (12" Version) 2:55 3,778
20 Hounds of Hell (Outtake) 3:19 7,370

About this album

Black Metal is the second album by Venom, and the origin of the term “black metal”. It was released in 1982 and is considered one of the most important albums to the extreme metal movement, most notably the emerging thrash metal, death metal and black metal scenes of the 1980s and 1990s. Despite being a major foundation for black metal’s lyrical emphasis and aesthetics, the genre itself has expanded and evolved a great deal since the album’s conception.

The original cover art was made by the band’s bassist and singer, Conrad “Cronos” Lant.

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  • MisterJunior

    The specific subgenre it most closely influenced and belongs to doesn't matter. Many metal bands of many stripes were influenced by this, Welcome to Hell and other early Venom records. What matters is that the music Venom made, particularly on this record, kicks all kinds of ass for any genre of music. One of the best of all time right here.

    28 Nov 2014 Reply
  • excrotawn

    this is first wave of black metal [8]

    19 Jul 2014 Reply
  • OliverUFT

    This is actually better than black metal, it should have stayed that way and not the shitty 'true norwegian' [5]

    26 Apr 2014 Reply
  • OliverUFT

    Masterpiece

    26 Apr 2014 Reply
  • althefknamsrtkn

    If you don't think there's norwegian black metal that invokes Venom and Celtic Frost among other things to insane degrees, you haven't heard much of it.

    14 Feb 2014 Reply
  • DiaboliVirtus

    Here Birth Black Metal and Satan records the first note.

    24 Dec 2013 Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    This is actually better than black metal, it should have stayed that way and not the shitty 'true norwegian' [4]

    16 Dec 2013 Reply
  • ZeusDV

    This is actually better than black metal, it should have stayed that way and not the shitty 'true norwegian' [3]

    9 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Robesko

    this is first wave of black metal [7]

    22 Aug 2013 Reply
  • theorly64

    Stop discussing about genres, just listen to VENOM.

    7 Jun 2013 Reply
  • VasTell

    This is actually better than black metal, it should have stayed that way and not the shitty 'true norwegian' [2]

    18 Jan 2013 Reply
  • octopuss22

    Top christmas album.

    24 Dec 2012 Reply
  • DunkeIheit

    This is actually better than black metal, it should have stayed that way and not the shitty 'true norwegian'

    15 Dec 2012 Reply
  • HELl0S

    I see Kitties ears in the graphic

    15 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Elaneandrade

    this is first wave of black metal [6]

    30 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Purzel_PadauZ

    Best album ever. Not one single bad song but i think side B is even better than side A just because of Sacrifice and Countess Bathory.

    22 Sep 2012 Reply
  • dimmuborgir6666

    my fav album !!!!

    13 Aug 2012 Reply
  • cucabeludo

    Their best, without doubt!

    10 Aug 2012 Reply
  • musicmaniac7778

    Venom,Bathory,Hellhammer/Celtic Frost,Destrucion,Sodom, and Mercyful fate!! -First Wave of Black metal 8)

    15 Jun 2012 Reply
  • NeroAsTheLife

    Classic.

    15 Apr 2012 Reply
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