The albums that are considered to be most influential are based on how they made an impact on the successive bands. The personal preferences of the fans have affected the bands that have been chosen. These albums are known to be historical and they stand in their own right like the albums of the classic Black Metal, and they are found in the collection of every fan.
Black Metal; Neat Records, 1982; from Venom:
Even if it can be considered to be tame by their current standards, this is not the case before. They were among the bands that had a satanic outlook. The first albums, such as Welcome to Hell and the other two albums of the band are considered as classics, but the Black Metal album was chosen since it is the one that gave the name to this genre. The simplistic, sloppy and raw sound of the songs became the blueprint which other people would follow in a certain way or another. Even if they may not sound like the current black metal bands, all the characteristics of the sounds are found in their music.
Bathory; Black Mark, 1984, Bathory
The first five albums of Bathory are known to be classics, and they have had an impact on how black metal has been developed. It is hard to choose just one album. The albums had uncompromising violence, and this is why these songs are important. Their later albums had growth and progression; however, there is none who has been able to surpass the aggression and attitude of Bathory.
Morbid Tales: Noise 1984, Celtic Frost
Even if Celtic Frost did not fit into any specific genre such as thrash or black metal, each genre said that Celtic Frost should be considered like their own. The debut album was simplistic and raw, and it was unburdened by the avant-garde accoutrement that became experimented with at the later stage. An abrasive sound may have been the result of a lack of the funds rather than lack of design, but it served as the blueprint of future bands. The signature riffs have been copied in different places, and they may be felt in different types of music. Their song “Circle of The Tyrants” has became the most covered song in extreme metal since everyone in the obituary to the Mystic Circle had to go for it. Even if they had not been considered among the technical bands, their original and unique sounds that came with the desire to experiment means that the band is going to be remembered for a long period.
Pure Holocaust, Osmose 1993, Immortal
The first song called “Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism” is known to be noisy and unpromising. However, afterwards, they produce the songs with much effort. With Pure Holocaust, the songs left the death metal overtone and went for a cold production that came to be called Norse Sound. Pure Holocaust did not have too much noise compared to its predecessor, but at the same time it was hateful. The band was unique in terms of their appearance and sound because of their distinct grim frostbitten and croak appearance.