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 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.
Deafheaven is a highly debated band, which many people either love or hate. I’m somewhere in the middle.
Harakiri for the Sky
Heretoir have a slightly more extreme take on blackgaze, almost sounding like progressive death/doom metal (think Enshine) at times.
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
An unknown blackgaze band with a nice atmosphere that I’ve come to appreciate.
This band from Azerbadzjan has a romantic vibe to it, and utilizes lush keyboard layers.