As we move into our sixth year of Black Metal History Month, it's wild to think back on how much coverage we've given to metal's most extreme sub-genre. As you could imagine, we've covered a healthy list of grim bands along the way. So to kick off our 2016 celebration, I took it upon myself to collect one track from each of the "Essential Black Metal Listening' albums that can be found in our BMHM coverage over the years.
Whether you're new to black metal or a seasoned pro, this Spotify playlist is sure to cramp your neck and claw hand like no other!
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