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Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by TechnicalBarbarity, Dec 23, 2018.
Like there is enough black metal albums worthy of making a top10 last year
Image error. I presume it's some gif telling me how much you agree with me
Do you even like black metal in the first place?
I would never pretend to be a black metal connoisseur or anything. I don't think a single black metal album rose to my personal upper echelon (albums between 8.5 and 10/10) for 2018 releases.
My favourite black metal release from last year was probably Nachash's debut (and even then, I agree with everybody else that it was a step down from their insanely good 2015 EP):
I wouldn't either, but dammit I respect the goddam hell out of your right to listen to it.
I need to check out those Communion albums too. Unfortunately black metal is a lower priority and I didn't get around to hearing even some of the highlights of the genre.
I can't see you not enjoying those Communion albums and I am surprised you haven't listened to them!
I find it difficult to believe you can be into extreme metal and not like any black metal. Even HamburgerBoy likes at least 20 black metal albums.
kinda hit and miss as these things always are, but they can be useful
I considered making one myself but my YT channel can only upload 15 minute vids at max.
i think you just have to verify your google account to upload bigger ones, maybe you don't wanna do that though.
Yeah with a phone number, fuck that.
Hello. I apologize for not participating more in Ultimate Metal threads anymore. I used to be a reviewer here. Now I write reviews for Metal Bite and Heavy Music HQ. You can view my reviewes there under the names Adam M. and Adam McAuley respectively. Here is my list:
1. The Ocean - Phanerozoic 1: Palaeozoic
2. Rivers of Nihil - Where Owls Know My Name
3. Voices - Frightened
4. Agrimonia - Awaken
5. Oceans of Slumber - The Banished Heart
6. Skyharbor - Sunshine Dust
7. Barren Earth - A Complex of Cages
8. Conjurer - Mire
9. At the Gates - To Drink From the Night Itself
10. Howling Sycamore - Howling Sycamore
11. Boss Keloid - Melted on the Inch
12. Alkaloid - Liquid Anatomy
13. Sinistro - Sangue Cassia
14. Hooded Menace - Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed
15. Riverside - Wasteland
16. Omnium Gatherum - The Burning Cold
17. The Skull - The Endless Road Turns Dark
18. Sear Bliss - Letters From the Edge
19. Auri - Auri
20. Amorphis - Queen of Time
1. Mooncitadel - Moon Calls to Wander the Winter's Majesty
2. Panphage - Jord
3. Vargrav - Netherstorm
4. Communion - At the Announcement
5. Satan - Cruel Magic
6. Sorcier des Glaces - Sorcier des Glaces
7. Uruk - Nihilistic Warfare in Inhuman Realms
8. Desolation Realm - Desolation Realm
9. Nachash - Phantasmal Triunity
10. Taphos - Come Ethereal Sombreness
I wouldn't rank most of these had TechBarb not changed the rules, so it's kinda arbitrary, but the top 5 are definitely better.
And now a bunch of stuff that either didn't quite make the cut, or that I only listened to once or twice and don't have a fully formed opinion on:
Akantha - Apocalyptic Psalms
Apognosis - Cult of Human Sacrifice
Aorlhac - L'esprit des vents
Azath - Demo
Chaotian - Where Gods Excarnate
Chevalier - Chapitre II
Deathly Scythe - Celestial Darkness
Deathwards - Towards Death
Disburial - Dawn of Ancient Horrors
Draghar - The Endless Howling Abyss
Druid Lord - Grotesque Offerings
Garotted - Of Damnation and Abyssal Terrors
Ifernach - Gagtaqaiaq
Invocation - The Mastery of the Unseen
Invocation Spells - Spread Cruelty in the Abyss
Mørketida - Panphage Mysticism
Nachtfrost - Spectral Domains of Dusk
Necromaniac - Subterranean Death Rising
Phrenalith - Ornamented Dead Eyes
Ripped to Shreds - 埋葬
Sepulcher - Panoptic Horror
Spectrum Mortis - קדוש a better Necros Christos album than what they actually put out this year, and it's like a quarter of the length!
Stuff I didn't like but might be of interest to some people here:
Moenen of Xezbeth - Ancient Spells of Darkness - Ever wondered what A Blaze in the Northern Sky would sound like with keyboards? These guys have.
Infernal Execrator - Obsolete Ordinance - Savage black/death from Singapore but didn't grab me.
Occelensbrigg - The Quest for the Star Mountain - Ultra raw atmospheric black metal. Production is very rough!
Phantom - Death Epic - Like a black metal Candlemass.
Surprised you rated Sorcier de Glaces so highly, this one didnt really grab me
The overrating is his #1.
I found Jord to be very boring myself. That Taphos rules though.