Darkthrone - A Blaze In The Northern Sky LP (Black vinyl)
This might be the first real black metal record ever recorded. However, it does not have all the aspects that define a black metal album today. “A Blaze in the Northern Sky” lacks time signature changes, raspy vocals, constant blast beats, and classically structured music. This album does contain distorted guitars, some blast beats, and somewhat raspy vocals. In all, “A Blaze in the Northern Sky” definitely defined the black metal genre.