Gonna do a new series every Sunday other than album recs of my fav new (and old) black metal albums I’ve heard this week. Here’s the first week!
1. Blosse – Era Noire : 9/10
Unreal atmosphere, one of the most creative underground black metal projects I’ve ever heard. Made a big time impression on me as someone who loves outsider black metal projects.
2. Paara – Riitti : 8.75/10
A future classic in pagan black epics, with just enough of a progressive tinge to blow out the competition so far this year. These guys are probably gonna soar in popularity after this album, look out!
3. Vargrav – Netherstorm : 8.75/10
The best Emperor worship you’ll hear this decade, and I don’t say that lightly.
4. Forlor – Towards the End : 8.5/10
Absolute PRIME kvlt black metal, Darker Than Black is hit or miss, but when they hit they tend to hit damn hard.
5. Jörmungand – Zwischenwelten 8.5/10
Probably the single most epic black metal album of the year, blows the pants off of all of the other fantasy based pagan black metal solo projects out there. One of the best solo production jobs I’ve ever heard for it’s genre.
6. Nydvind – Seas of Oblivion : 8.25/10
Pagan black metal has dominated this weeks charts! This one is one the most traditional end of the spectrum, but it still delivers everything you could want in an album of it’s nature.
Top 6 old (not 2018) albums from this week:
1. Behexen – By the Blessing of Satan : 9.5/10
2. Riivaus – Lyöden taudein ja kirouksin : 8.75/10
3. Lutomysl – De Profundis : 8.75/10
4. Pest – In Total Contempt : 8.75/10
5. Impaled Nazarene – Ugra-Karma : 8.5/10
6. Rûr – Rûr : 8.25/10
Top 6 Black Metal albums of the Year so far
1. Yhdarl – Loss : 9/10
2. Blosse – Era Noire : 9/10
3. Paara – Riitti : 8.75/10
4. Vargrav – Netherstorm : 8.75/10
5. Forlor – Towards the End : 8.5/10
6. GuardianSorrow – Dark Forests Are Dreaming of My Death : 8.5/10