The 10 Most Satanic Metal Bands

Categories: Metal

No other genre can claim a connection to evil like heavy metal. Whether it's a brutal Satanic death metal band from Florida, a church-burning Norwegian black metal band, or a Mexican gang of Devil-worshiping drug lords, we decided to dig deep into the fiery underground pits of Hell for our selection of the Top 10 Most Satanic Metal Bands. This is a list that would make Lucifer himself proud.

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10. Nattefrost
As lead singer for Scandinavian black metal miscreants Carpathian Forrest, Nattefrost is the solo band by the singer of the same name, which is even more Satanic than Carpathian Forrest, who are pretty damn evil to begin with. With a very caustic chainsaw, speed metal punk fury, this band revives the eerie old school sound of bands like Hellhammer, Darkthrone, and Mayhem, with a necro-obsessed theme, and calling for evil entities and dark forces. With songs like "Satanic Victory," "Sluts of Hell," and "Mass Destruction" all from the 2004 album Blood and Vomit, the band is uncompromising in lyrics and raw power. Terrorist, an album from 2006, features more misanthropic torture, with songs like "Primitive Death," "Goat Worship," and "Satan is Endless Satan is Timeless." Basically, it's the type of scary music that you would hear in a Born Again Christian's nightmares.

9. Morbid Angel
Since the debut of an extreme metal classic in 1989, Altars of Madness Morbid Angel have mastered the art form of extreme metal, producing some of the most evil-sounding heavy metal music in existence. With a foundation of musical technicality that is nothing short of sorcery, the roots of the Florida-bred band are steeped in the occult and worship of the beast, but have moved towards more dark, spiritual and esoteric themes, such Sumerian deities, mythology and even ancient incantations and witchcraft.

Morbid Angel are included with their peers in Deicide and Cannibal Corpse as being the most successful first wave of American death metal bands. Ironically, what is considered to be the band's most Satanic album, 1993's Covenant was the first album released by a death metal band, on a major record label (a subsidiary of Warner Bros) and is still ranked among the some of the best selling death metal albums of all time. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Covenant, the band will perform the album in its entirety on tour beginning in November.

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