Interesting article? Share it on social media!Share on FacebookTweet about this on Twitter

Blackgaze is a genre that combines black metal elements with shoegaze elements. This is a list of good blackgaze bands. The bands are often mixed and hard to classify, and could go under the term post-black metal. If you have any tips, or want your blackgaze band included, hit me up in a comment!

Alcest

Alcest is the obvious blackgaze choice, but they’re also a really good band with many quality albums in their discography. I have written a review of the “Kodama” album, and about the best Alcest songs to start out with.

Amesoeurs

Deafheaven

Deafheaven is a highly debated band, which many people either love or hate. I’m somewhere in the middle.

Entropia

Harakiri for the Sky

Heretoir

Heretoir have a slightly more extreme take on blackgaze, almost sounding like progressive death/doom metal (think Enshine) at times.

LantlĂ´s

Most popular blackgaze bands

Alcest (139 097 listeners)
Deafheaven (150 608 listeners)
Amesoeurs (81 207 listeners)
Les Discrets (80 238 listeners)
An Autumn for Cripped Children (30 030 listeners)

Source: last.fm “blackgaze” tag

Unreqvited

An unknown blackgaze band with a nice atmosphere that I’ve come to appreciate.

Violet Cold

This band from Azerbadzjan has a romantic vibe to it, and utilizes lush keyboard layers.

White Ward

Read more:

10 essential death/doom metal bands ->

Alcest – Kodama review ->

Top 10 best Alcest songs ->

Interesting article? Share it on social media!Share on FacebookTweet about this on Twitter