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March 2017
24.03   Brother Firetribe - Sunbound
24.03   Heretoir - The Circle
24.03   Sleepmakeswaves - Made Of Breath Only
24.03   Moonloop - Devocean
24.03   Northlane - Mesmer
24.03   Dark Tranquillity - The Absolute [EP]
24.03   Bonfire - Byte The Bullet
24.03   Stormhammer - Welcome To The End
24.03   Adamantine - Heroes & Villains
24.03   Shakra - Life Tales - The Ballads [Compilation]
22.03   Frailty - Ways Of The Dead
20.03   Acrimonious - Eleven Dragons
20.03   Aluk Todolo - Archives Vol​.​1 [Compilation]
17.03   Buckethead - Meteor Firefly Net
17.03   Arch Enemy - As The Stages Burn! [DVD]
17.03   Dodecahedron - Kwintessens
17.03   Allochiria - Throes
17.03   Anomalie - Visions
17.03   Obituary - Obituary
17.03   Fen - Winter
17.03   Woe - Hope Attrition
17.03   Vangough - Warpaint
17.03   Fit For An Autopsy - The Great Collapse
17.03   Turmion Kätilöt - Dance Panique
17.03   Venenum - Trance Of Death
17.03   The Moon And The Nightspirit - Metanoia
17.03   Lantern - II: Morphosis
17.03   Fange - Pourrissoir
17.03   Signum Regis - Decennium Primum
17.03   King Of Asgard - :taudr:
17.03   Saille - Gnosis
17.03   Alunah - Solennial
17.03   Onirik - MMXIV-MMXVI [Split] [EP]
15.03   Demonic Resurrection - Dashavatar
14.03   Cult Of Fire - Untitled [EP]
14.03   Author & Punisher - Pressure Mine
14.03   Ashen Horde - The Alchemist [EP]
13.03   Necroblood - Collapse Of The Human Race
10.03   Havok - Conformicide
10.03   Pillorian - Obsidian Arc
10.03   Darkest Hour - Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora
10.03   Wormwood - Ghostlands - Wounds From A Bleeding Earth
10.03   Holy Martyr - Darkness Shall Prevail
10.03   Evocation - The Shadow Archetype
10.03   Condemned - His Divine Shadow
10.03   Deep Purple - All I Got Is You [EP]
10.03   In The Company Of Serpents - Ain​-​Soph Aur
10.03   Lock Up - Demonization
10.03   Black Cilice - Banished From Time
10.03   The Silent Wedding - Enigma Eternal




Brother Firetribe - Sunbound
24 March 2017
7.6 | 8 votes |
01. Sunbound
02. Help Is On The Way
03. Indelible Heroes
04. Taste Of A Champion
05. Last Forever
06. Give Me Tonight
07. Shock
08. Strangled
09. Heart Of The Matter
10. Restless Heart
11. Big City Dream
12. Phantasmagoria

Heretoir - The Circle
24 March 2017
8.1 | 49 votes |
01. Alpha
02. The White
03. Inhale
04. Golden Dust
05. My Dreams Are Lights In The Sky
06. XIX XXI XIV
07. Exhale
08. Eclipse
09. Laniakea Dances (Soleils Couchants)
10. Fading With The Grey
11. The Circle (Omega)

Top 20 albums of 2017: 16

7.4 | 8 votes |
01. Our Days Were Polar
02. Worlds Away
03. To Light And / Then Return
04. Tundra
05. The Edge Of Everything
06. Made Of Breath Only
07. Into The Arms Of Ghosts
08. Midnight Sun
09. Glacial
10. Hailstones

Moonloop - Devocean
24 March 2017
7 | 6 votes |
01. Megalodon
02. Nightmare Gallery
03. Zeal
04. Expired Kings
05. Medusa
06. Oceans
07. Interglacial
08. Origin

Northlane - Mesmer
24 March 2017
7 | 11 votes |
01. Citizen
02. Colourwave
03. Savage
04. Solar
05. Heartmachine
06. Intuition
07. Zero-One
08. Fade
09. Render
10. Veridian
11. Paragon

Dark Tranquillity - The Absolute [EP]
24 March 2017
8.4 | 18 votes |
01. The Absolute
02. Time Out Of Place

Bonfire - Byte The Bullet
24 March 2017
8.1 | 8 votes |
01. Power Train
02. Stand Up 4 Rock
03. Praying 4 A Miracle
04. Some Kinda Evil
05. Lonely Nights
06. Byte The Bullet
07. Locomotive Breath
08. Reach For The Sky
09. Sweet Surrender
10. Friedensreich
11. InstruMetal
12. Too Far from Heaven
13. Without You
14. Sweet Obsession

6.7 | 3 votes |
01. The Beginning Of The End
02. Northman
03. Welcome To The End
04. The Heritage
05. Secret
06. The Law
07. Watchmen
08. Road To Heaven
09. My Dark Side
10. Into The Night
11. Spirit Of The Night
12. Soul Temptation
13. The Awakening
14. Black Dragon

6 | 1 vote |
01. Lux In Tenebris
02. Heroes & Villains
03. Fire That Cleanses
04. Reborn In Darkness
05. Remember Who You Are
06. Spellbound
07. Elegies Of War
08. Grudge
09. Hydra
10. Blood On My Hands
11. Everything Ends

Shakra - Life Tales - The Ballads [Compilation]
24 March 2017
01. I Will Be There
02. Anything
03. Love Will Find A Way
04. Why
05. Acheron's Way
06. Hopeless
07. Immortal
08. Anybody Out There
09. Life's What You Need
10. Wonderful Life
11. When I See You
12. I've Got To Hold On
13. Too Good To Be True
14. I Do It My Way
15. And Life Begins
16. Take My Hand

Frailty - Ways Of The Dead
22 March 2017
8.1 | 29 votes |
01. And The Desert Calls My Name
02. Sultan
03. Cthulhu
04. Tombs Of Wizards
05. Ia, Shub-Niggurrath!
06. The Beast Of Babylon
07. Scorpion's Gift
08. The House In The Lane Of Scholars
09. Alhazred

Top 20 albums of 2017: 14

Acrimonious - Eleven Dragons
20 March 2017
7.3 | 12 votes |
01. Incineration Initiator
02. The Northern Portal
03. Damnation's Bells
04. Satariel's Grail
05. Elder Of The Nashiym
06. Kaivalya
07. Qayin Rex Mortis
08. Ominous Visions Of Nod
09. Stirring The Ancient Waters
10. Litany Of Moloch's Feast
11. Thaumitan Crown

Aluk Todolo - Archives Vol​.​1 [Compilation]
20 March 2017
7 | 1 vote |
01. IV XII MMX
02. XXVI IX MMX
03. XVIII I MMVI
04. XV V MMVIII
05. XXVII XI MMIV
06. XVII I MMVI
07. VII II MMVIII
08. X IX MMVIII

8 | 2 votes |
01. Image From The Void
02. Mountainous Mine
03. Meteor Firefly Net
04. Nail Bridge

Arch Enemy - As The Stages Burn! [DVD]
17 March 2017
8.7 | 7 votes |

Dodecahedron - Kwintessens
17 March 2017
7.9 | 42 votes |
01. Prelude
02. Tetrahedron - The Culling Of The Unwanted From The Earth
03. Hexahedron - Tilling The Human Soil
04. Interlude
05. Octahedron - Harbinger
06. Dodecahedron - An Ill-Defined Air Of Otherness
07. Finale
08. Icosahedron - The Death Of Your Body

Allochiria - Throes
17 March 2017
7.4 | 12 votes |
01. Thrust
02. Little Defeats Tiny Victories
03. Cracking Fractals
04. Lifespotting
05. Counting Fives
06. Denouement

Anomalie - Visions
17 March 2017
7.9 | 23 votes |
01. Vision I: Towards The Sun
02. Vision II: The Wanderer
03. Vision III: A Monument
04. Vision IV: Illumination
05. Vision V: Starless Nights
06. Vision VI: White Forest
07. Vision VII: One With The Soil

Obituary - Obituary
17 March 2017
7.6 | 88 votes |
01. Brave
02. Sentence Day
03. Lesson In Vengeance
04. End It Now
05. Kneel Before Me
06. It Lives
07. Betrayed
08. Turned To Stone
09. Straight To Hell
10. Ten Thousand Ways To Die

Fen - Winter
17 March 2017
7.9 | 63 votes |
Disc I
01. I (Pathway)
02. II (Penance)
03. III (Fear)
04. IV (Interment)
05. V (Death)
06. VI (Sight)

Disc II [bonus]
01. The Keening Soils
02. Sight (Reprise)
03. Penumbral Whispers
04. Temples Beyond The Shoreline

Woe - Hope Attrition
17 March 2017
7.2 | 13 votes |
01. Unending Call Of Woe
02. No Blood Has Honor
03. A Distant Epitaph
04. The Din Of The Mourning
05. The Ones We Lost
06. Drown Us With Greatness
07. Abject In Defeat

Vangough - Warpaint
17 March 2017
7.6 | 13 votes |
01. Morphine
02. Dust
03. The Suffering
04. Gravity
05. Till Nothing's Left
06. Knell
07. Black Rabbit

7.6 | 23 votes |
01. Hydra
02. Heads Will Hang
03. Black Mammoth
04. Terraform
05. Iron Moon
06. When The Bulbs Burn Out
07. Too Late
08. Empty Still
09. Spiral

7.3 | 7 votes |
01. Dance Panique
02. Veren Maku
03. Surutulitus
04. Kyynelten Tanssi
05. Uhriveri
06. Vihko
07. Pienet Pirut
08. Viha
09. Kuoleman Marssi [feat. Mikko Herranen]
10. To Be Contiuned, Kohtaus 3

Venenum - Trance Of Death
17 March 2017
8 | 23 votes |
01. Entrance
02. Merging Nebular Drapes
03. The Nature Of The Ground
04. Cold Threat
05. Trance Of Death Part I - Reflections
06. Trance Of Death Part II - Metanola Journey
07. Trance Of Death Part III - There Are Other Worlds...

7.1 | 11 votes |
01. A Hajnal Köszöntése
02. Az Első Tündér Megidézése
03. Mystérion Mega
04. Kilenc Híd
05. A Fény Diadala
06. Metanoia
07. Kristálymezők
08. Hen Panta Einai (Minden Egy)

Lantern - II: Morphosis
17 March 2017
7.4 | 16 votes |
01. Black Miasma
02. Sleeper Of Hypnagog
03. Hosting Yellow Fungi
04. Cleansing Of The Air
05. Necrotic Epiphanies
06. Transmigration
07. Virgin Damnation
08. Morphosis
09. Lucid Endlessness

Fange - Pourrissoir
17 March 2017
6.3 | 3 votes |
01. Parmi Les Ruines
02. Agapes
03. Ultrafrance
04. Les Gémonies
05. Vore
06. Ressac

8.1 | 8 votes |
01. Decennium Primum
02. Unfold The Mystery
03. Damnatio Ad Bestias
04. Screaming For Justice
05. Kingdom Of Light
06. The Future King
07. Well Deserved
08. Thunder And Rain
09. Train To Neverland
10. A Psalm Of Life

King Of Asgard - :taudr:
17 March 2017
8 | 22 votes |
01. The Curse And The Wanderer
02. Death And A New Sun
03. :taudr:
04. ...For The Fury Of The Norse
05. Upon Raging Waves [Mithotyn cover]

Saille - Gnosis
17 March 2017
7.4 | 15 votes |
01. Benei Ha'Elohim
02. Pandaemonium Gathers
03. Blôt
04. Genesis 11; 1-9
05. Before The Crawling Chaos
06. Prometheus
07. Thou, My Maker
08. Magnum Opus
09. 1904 Era Vulgaris

Alunah - Solennial
17 March 2017
8.5 | 8 votes |
01. The Dying Soil
02. Light Of Winter
03. Feast Of Torches
04. The Reckoning Of Time
05. Fire Of Thornborough Henge
06. Petrichor
07. Lugh's Assembly
08. A Forest [The Cure cover]

Onirik - MMXIV-MMXVI [Split] [EP]
17 March 2017
8 | 1 vote |
Onirik
01. Scrolls Of The Recondite
02. Ritual For A Higher Vision
03. The Pantheon Of The Tempter
04. Pest & Plague [Grimfaug cover]

Grimfaug
05. P.O.I.S.O.N.
06. Corvi Cantus
07. Hour Of Sacrifice
08. The Hideous Realm [Onirik cover]

7.2 | 18 votes |
01. Matsya - The Fish
02. Kurma - The Tortoise
03. Varaha - The Boar
04. Vamana - The Dwarf
05. Narasimha - The Man-Lion
06. Parashurama - The Axe Wielder
07. Rama - The Prince
08. Krishna - The Cowherd
09. Buddha - The Teacher
10. Kalki - The Destroyer Of Filth

Cult Of Fire - Untitled [EP]
14 March 2017
8.3 | 6 votes |
01. Untitled
02. Untitled

6.3 | 3 votes |
01. Enter This
02. Pressure Lover
03. Nazarene
04. New World
05. Black Wand

Ashen Horde - The Alchemist [EP]
14 March 2017
01. Arisen
02. Fallen

6.8 | 5 votes |
01. Intro
02. Through Limitless Abysses
03. Evil Against Evil
04. Sons Of Genocide
05. Glorification Through Destruction
06. Essential Collaspe
07. Baptised By Devil's Cum
08. Sadistik Hunt
09. Operation Gomorrah
10. The Omen

Staff pick by Paz

Havok - Conformicide
10 March 2017
7.9 | 96 votes |
Disc I
01. F.P.C.
02. Hang 'Em High
03. Dogmaniacal
04. Intention To Deceive
05. Ingsoc
06. Masterplan
07. Peace Is In Pieces
08. Claiming Certainty
09. Wake Up
10. Circling The Drain

[Special Edition CD bonus]
11. String Break
12. Slaughtered [Pantera cover]

[Gatefold 2LP + CD bonus]
13. String Break
14. Slaughtered [Pantera cover]
15. Claiming Certainty [live]

Pillorian - Obsidian Arc
10 March 2017
7.9 | 65 votes |
01. By The Light Of A Black Sun
02. Archaen Divinity
03. The Vestige Of Thorns
04. Forged Iron Crucible
05. A Stygian Pyre
06. The Sentient Arcanum
07. Dark Is The River Of Man

01. Knife In The Safe Room
02. This Is The Truth
03. Timeless Numbers
04. None Of This Is The Truth
05. The Flesh & The Flowers Of Death
06. Those Who Survived
07. Another Headless Ruler Of The Used
08. Widowed
09. Enter Oblivion
10. The Last Of The Monuments
11. In The Name Of Us All
12. Beneath It Sleeps

01. Gjallarhornet
02. The Universe Is Dying
03. Under Hennes Vingslag
04. Godless Serenade
05. Oceans
06. Silverdimmans Återsken
07. Tidh Ok Odhe
08. Beneath Ravens And Bones
09. The Windmill
10. What We Lost In The Mist
11. The Boneless One
12. To Worship

Top 20 albums of 2017: 1

6 | 9 votes |
01. Shores Of Elenna
02. Numenor
03. Heroic Deeds
04. Dol Guldur
05. Darkness Descends
06. Taur Nu Fuin
07. Minas Morgul
08. Witch-King Of Angmar
09. The Dwarrowdelf
10. Born Of Hope

7.9 | 50 votes |
01. Into Ruins
02. Condemned To The Grave
03. Modus Operandi
04. Children Of Stone
05. The Coroner
06. The Shadow Archetype
07. Blind Obedience
08. Survival Of The Sickest
09. Sulphur And Blood
10. Imperium Fall
11. Dark Day Sunrise

7.4 | 11 votes |
01. Penumbræ
02. Dawn
03. Omniscient Perturbations
04. Legion
05. Ascending The Spectral Throne
06. Nefarious Sanguine Decree
07. His Divine Shadow
08. Pestilential Reign
09. The Hive Ablaze
10. World-Reaving Terror

Deep Purple - All I Got Is You [EP]
10 March 2017
9.5 | 2 votes |
01. All I Got Is You
02. Simple Folk [a solo guitar improvisation by Steve Morse]
03. Above And Beyond [previously unreleased instrumental version]
04. Time For Bedlam [first take from the album recordings]
05. Highway Star [previously unreleased version] [live]

8 | 9 votes |
01. Middle Pillar
02. Nothingness
03. Crucible
04. Merkabah
05. Limitless Nothingness
06. Limitless Light

Lock Up - Demonization
10 March 2017
8 | 22 votes |
01. Blood and Emptiness
02. The Decay Within The Abyss
03. Locust
04. Demonization
05. Demons Raging
06. Desolation Architect
07. nstruments Of Armageddon
08. Sunk
09. The Plague That Stalks The Darkness
10. Foul From The Pure
11. Mind Fight
12. Void
13. Secret Parallel World
14. We Challenge Death

7.5 | 8 votes |
01. Timeless Spectre
02. On the Verge Of Madness
03. Possessed By Night Spirits
04. Channeling Forgotten Energies
05. Boiling Corpses

8 | 4 votes |
01. A Living Experiment
02. Shadows And Dust
03. What Lies Beyond
04. Insanity
05. The Endless Journey
06. A Dream Of Choices
07. Loneliness
08. Under The Veil Of Grey
09. Catharsis
10. Closer To The End
11. Silence
12. Hands Of Fate