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Lokomotiv
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  30.12.2006 at 21:42
Ok, a new year had passed and I think it was rather good for Black Metal, I heard lots of shit I loved... my list of the top of the year would be the following for Black Metal:

1) Wolves In The Throne Room - "Diadem Of The 12 Stars"
2) Bloodthorn - "Genocide"
3) The Shadow Order - "Untold"
4) Clandestine Blaze - "Church Of Atrocity"
5) Urgehal - "Goatcraft Torment"
6) Nihil Nocturne - "Tod.Verrat"
7) Wyrd - "The Ghost Album"
8) Dark Fortress - "Seance"
9) Aborym - "Generator"
10) Carpathian Forest - "Fuck You All"

not really black metal, but almost, and worth mentioning:
1) Ajattara - "Apare"
2) Manatark - "Crimson Hours"
3) Circle Of Ouroborus - "Shores"

dissapointments:
1) Cradle Of Filth - "Thornography" (consider me a fan of them)
2) Helheim - "The Journeys And Experiences Of Death"
3) Satyricon - "Now Diabolical"
4) Melechesh - "Emissaires"

overrated:
1) Xasthur - "Subliminal Genoicde"
2) Peste Noire - "La Sanie Des Sicles"

I won't comment them all, but "Wolves In The Throne Room" totally deseves a special mention, as their album was as outstanding as surprising... I had heard many people labeling them as Weakling clones, but althiugh the Weakling influence is obvious, WITTR totally managed to create something unique, with complex songwriting and a chilling atmosphere...

By side of Bloodthorn, they had been one of my favourite bands since the melo-black epic piece "In The Shadow Of Your Black Wings" was released a long time ago, but from that innocent disc they dramatically evolved to brutal, highly nihilist Black/Death on the Belphegor vein since "Under The Reign Of Terror" (2001), but what they crafted this year with Genocide is superb, filthy black exhaling a truly rotten dirty stench.

But well, the suprise of the year was obviously The Shadow Order... I usually can't stant NSBM, but these greeks did something really good here with "Untold", a fierce piece of thrashy black with an evil, penetrating high scream and corrosive riffing... everyone should check this...
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  30.12.2006 at 22:10
Carpathian Forest's "Fuck you all" is a great release indeed. Gorgoroth's "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam" was a great dissapointment, and it's even more noticed because "Twilight of the idols" was a very good one.
Lokomotiv
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  30.12.2006 at 22:29
yes yes, I knew I was fotgeting something on the dissapointments section
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  30.12.2006 at 23:46
Well its hard to tell witch are top 10 because its always had been hard quasten, but I try

1)Wyrd - "The Ghost Album"
Cant think any band who deserve it more how them

2)Xasthur - "Subliminal Genoicde"

3)Soumoring - ''Oath Bound''
I know this is not pure BN, but I still like this album and it desreve attention

4)Negura Bunget - ''OM''
great album and wery deep respect to this band

5)Woods Of Ypres - 'Woods III: The Deepest Roots And Darkest Blues''

I love this abnd and this album, ist amazing and incredibile realy talanted band and IMO best form Canada in genre

6)Meeds Of Apsotel - ''Welcome To Planet Genocide''

7)Krught - ''Blood in Our Wells''

8)Enslaved - ''Ruun''

9)Luctus - ''Monument of Hate''

10)Ancuent Rites - ''Rubicon''

Just like SA I wont coment all, but I wanna say this was lil bit diferent year of BM realises because of there wasnt so much reaises of BIG bands, moustly as unknown and demo realises, and I had hear sonsg from a lot of demo in myspace,. but IMO ist not usefull post thos ebamnd sbecause I hawnt hear albums and works, I just post what I had hear and its lil bit diferent how last year

Sorry I jsut count some Melo/Shmpho BM albums her etoo, but its because I cant made top 10 Shympo BM albums

dissapointments:
1)Bishof Of Hexen - Damn forgot new title of album
Disapointment of year,
2)Cradle Of Filth - "Thornography"
3)Satyricon - "Now Diabolical"
what is this BM or what? Only first album its posible listnen it but not this

BLACK/DOOM - I cant think a lot of blacl dom realises in this year but still there was some
1)Aggaloh - ''Ashes Against The Grain''
2)Nightly Gale - 'Illusions Of Evil'
3)Nott - Ligfærd
4)Doloian - ''Voidwards''

Hawnt ehar Forgotten Tomb album but still, Black doom was more silant how black metal
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Lokomotiv
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  31.12.2006 at 03:21
Forgotten Tomb's was already released??? I thought it was meant for next year...

by the way... anyone knows what happens with Shining's "V-Halmstad"??? I had been waiting for it all year long..
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  31.12.2006 at 03:25
Written by Lokomotiv on 31.12.2006 at 03:21

Forgotten Tomb's was already released??? I thought it was meant for next year...

by the way... anyone knows what happens with Shining's "V-Halmstad"??? I had been waiting for it all year long..


Well Im not shore about Forgoten Tomb and I never realy liked Shining(Swedish band)
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  02.01.2007 at 11:00
Ok I just lil repost my post because I forgot meantion some other BM realises of this year what shood be here

Symphonic Black Metal
1)Ydalir - ''Einsamkeit'' Actualy this is only one elised what I forgot menation and Im enjoy it, its like avangard / shypho bm
I once posta bout it ''last album you listen'' tread

here are sampels http://www.mp3.de/musik/genre/band/060200/286116/3

2)Luna Ad Noctum - ''The Perfect Evil In Mortal''
IMO one of best Polish Shympho/BM bands and I get album only in 31/12/2006 so I listening it now, i had it only for fiew days and well its lil dispointmen because of album cover, music are good

Symphonic Black Metal Disapointments

I jsut lil put one more band here and it is 13 Winters Canadian band i had talk about them in other treads thay recordet last album inn history and its live record ''Down Below Zero'' and thay split up and

Bishop Of Hexen album name was/are ''The Nightmarish Compositions''


Melodic Black Metal

Here are soem other realises what I like

Dark Fortress - ''Séance''
Good German band and I like it and this album songs are lil bit from +7 and mix whit shorter when you feel song go long it stops

Bifröst - ''Schlachtklänge''
Debaut full lenght album of this abnd and ithaya re from Austria and hail yeah its something romantic there in this album

Catamenia - ''Location:COLD''
Even if stil ist good album, but they never will recoredet nothing better how in firts 2/3 albums

Dissection - ''Reinkaos''
Hahha well let tahy be here, otehrwise if Jon be whit us its go to disapointments section

Lunarsea - ''Hydrodynamic Wave'
Something from new age, but this italian abnd well lets se in future

Will of the Ancients - ''Will of the Ancients''
Good debaut if Canadian guys, youg man can play such old school and good atmosfere in music

Ok this be weard I hawnt ehar this album but I wannna
Silentium Noctis - ''Propheten des Untergangs''
Because I like thsi Italian band, realy like

Melo Black Metal Disapointments
Gothërfall - ''Blacksphere Architecture''
Band what I discovere thanks to MS but Im dont like this albumn

Same about deaut of Italians
Infernal Angels - ''Shining Evil Light''
To yong to be MUOS

Black metal

OK un pure BM a lot of good thi ks hepen and a lot of demo/albums was recordet but still a lot og food postical albums I wont see whit my eyes and I wont hera in my eyes only what I can I can read lyrics of them

Here are soem bands what I forgot mention who shood not be in top10 but still that are BIG

''...Aaaarrghh... '' Sorry pl I dunno how spell album in Turkish and Ma are donw so band ha salbum this year but I dunno how spell it

Isarnheimr - ''Isarnheimr'' I think it wa sprom in witch profile Is aw this band I check them, goody one

The Oath - ''Funerals in the Snow'' Realy good album lil heavyer how Lunar Aurora and Sin Origin but songs are so long even 15 min and+

Vermis Mysteriis - ''Flame of Rage' Good Ukraian band, I hear it inh Sweden(one of my Ukraian freidns has it) good album but soemtimes lil heavy for me

BLACL/DOOM -
Dolorian - Voidwards
Try them IMO you like then SA hope you know them

Sleeping Village - ''Homo Homini Lupus'' This is demo but great album

BTW where are Blackgir and Damnated posts
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AntaeusM
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  02.01.2007 at 18:30
Written by Bad English on 02.01.2007 at 11:00

BTW where are Blackgir and Damnated posts


Well, last year I was more orientated on other genres. Black metal is great for what it is, but I know the top of it now, so I only try the albums of those bands, the rest doesn't really interest me anymore. Because of that I haven't listened to enough new releases from the black metal scene to form a top 10. The current top 10 I have of 2006 contains 3 black metal albums, which are in my opinion, also the only 3 albums that are worthy to mention in this topic.

I am talking about Carpathian Forest's "Fuck You All !!!!", Bishop of Hexen's "The Nightmarish Compositions" and Darkthrone's "The Cult is Alive". Carpathian Forest's and Darkthrone's album were both very good for the same reason. Primitive, not-so-serious black metal, and personally I have a slight weak spot for brainless black metal. As long as it doesn't contain Satan-shouting every minute. Bishop of Hexen's new album was disapointing, but it was also excellent. You have to admit that the production was flawless, and that the entire album is full with quality songs. It is only dissapointing they decided to take a direction which has been already taken by many other bands(Arcturus, Dimmu Borgir?). Because of that they might lose their uniqueness, so they will not leave their name in scene of symphonic black metal.

About other black metal releases, the new Ancient Rites album was enjoyable, but it was far away from the quality of Dim Carcosa. Maybe they got lazy, or just made a too perfect album in 2001. Bal-Sagoth, as far as we can call it black metal, released a nice album, but the album bored me really quickly. Mystic Circle's new album felt empty, on the other albums I have heard of Mystic Circle the keyboards were a lot more present, now you could hardly hear them. Because of that the album really missed something, which made it an inferior release compared with other Mystic Circle albums. Satyricon's new album was just crap. This band never released one good album actually. In my opinion of course, before people start to tell me thousands of reasons why their albums are good. Now Diabolical is just laughable for a band with so much experience, even Satyricon could do better than this. Oh, and the new Venom album, I have listened to that one once. I always had a difficulty with enjoying Venom for a long time, I guess this album suffered the same symptom. so overall, my incomplete top 10 would be:

1.Carpathian Forest - Fuck You All !!!!
2.Bishop of Hexen - The Nightmarish Compositions
3.Darkthrone - The Cult is Alive
4.Ancient Rites - Rvbicon
5.Bal Sagoth - The Chthonic Chronicles
6.Mystic Circle - The Bloody Path of God
7.Satyricon - Now Diabolical
8.Venom - Metal Black
9.?
10.?

I do still want to listen to the new Countess album, but sadly, I can't find it anywhere. I am really curious about Orlok's new album, and I am so sure that album will be added to the releases I like of this year, so.. I might add that one later after I have finally found it somewhere. I also still have to try the new Astarte album, which was released last month. I didn't really have the opportunity to listen to it yet. Simply for one reason, the release date was horrible. I don't like it at all when bands release their albums in December.
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  02.01.2007 at 20:26
Written by AntaeusM on 02.01.2007 at 18:30

Written by Bad English on 02.01.2007 at 11:00

BTW where are Blackgir and Damnated posts


Well, last year I was more orientated on other genres. Black metal is great for what it is, but I know the top of it now, so I only try the albums of those bands, the rest doesn't really interest me anymore. Because of that I haven't listened to enough new releases from the black metal scene to form a top 10. The current top 10 I have of 2006 contains 3 black metal albums, which are in my opinion, also the only 3 albums that are worthy to mention in this topic.

I am talking about Carpathian Forest's "Fuck You All !!!!", Bishop of Hexen's "The Nightmarish Compositions" and Darkthrone's "The Cult is Alive". Carpathian Forest's and Darkthrone's album were both very good for the same reason. Primitive, not-so-serious black metal, and personally I have a slight weak spot for brainless black metal. As long as it doesn't contain Satan-shouting every minute. Bishop of Hexen's new album was disapointing, but it was also excellent. You have to admit that the production was flawless, and that the entire album is full with quality songs. It is only dissapointing they decided to take a direction which has been already taken by many other bands(Arcturus, Dimmu Borgir?). Because of that they might lose their uniqueness, so they will not leave their name in scene of symphonic black metal.

About other black metal releases, the new Ancient Rites album was enjoyable, but it was far away from the quality of Dim Carcosa. Maybe they got lazy, or just made a too perfect album in 2001. Bal-Sagoth, as far as we can call it black metal, released a nice album, but the album bored me really quickly. Mystic Circle's new album felt empty, on the other albums I have heard of Mystic Circle the keyboards were a lot more present, now you could hardly hear them. Because of that the album really missed something, which made it an inferior release compared with other Mystic Circle albums. Satyricon's new album was just crap. This band never released one good album actually. In my opinion of course, before people start to tell me thousands of reasons why their albums are good. Now Diabolical is just laughable for a band with so much experience, even Satyricon could do better than this. Oh, and the new Venom album, I have listened to that one once. I always had a difficulty with enjoying Venom for a long time, I guess this album suffered the same symptom. so overall, my incomplete top 10 would be:

1.Carpathian Forest - Fuck You All !!!!
2.Bishop of Hexen - The Nightmarish Compositions
3.Darkthrone - The Cult is Alive
4.Ancient Rites - Rvbicon
5.Bal Sagoth - The Chthonic Chronicles
6.Mystic Circle - The Bloody Path of God
7.Satyricon - Now Diabolical
8.Venom - Metal Black
9.?
10.?

I do still want to listen to the new Countess album, but sadly, I can't find it anywhere. I am really curious about Orlok's new album, and I am so sure that album will be added to the releases I like of this year, so.. I might add that one later after I have finally found it somewhere. I also still have to try the new Astarte album, which was released last month. I didn't really have the opportunity to listen to it yet. Simply for one reason, the release date was horrible. I don't like it at all when bands release their albums in December.


Hahha i agree maybe Im groving older, bgut that kind of post I even dont care about tops, i just listening and do it because I like and I dont pay attention so muc to tops but I post it because still I hafd my IMO about all
And one point what i dont like any more in BM ist lil' ''comecrised'' and follow whit time, because early arly album covers thay as like nature, wolfs, winter, mysticism, now evil, vene Dimmu Borgir are classic example

And also since MA are fucking up I try to live lil difernt

I agree about ewery think you say about BM

Well if Venom type band scounts I shod choose one more BM subganre

And also I will ed to my post 11)OTHER BANDS
ist be objectiv/subjectiv
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  03.01.2007 at 01:17
Written by Bad English on 02.01.2007 at 20:26

Hahha i agree maybe Im groving older, bgut that kind of post I even dont care about tops, i just listening and do it because I like and I dont pay attention so muc to tops but I post it because still I hafd my IMO about all
And one point what i dont like any more in BM ist lil' ''comecrised'' and follow whit time, because early arly album covers thay as like nature, wolfs, winter, mysticism, now evil, vene Dimmu Borgir are classic example

And also since MA are fucking up I try to live lil difernt

I agree about ewery think you say about BM

Well if Venom type band scounts I shod choose one more BM subganre

And also I will ed to my post 11)OTHER BANDS
ist be objectiv/subjectiv


oh I just posted that as an explanation why I didn't post here yet.
commercialism is only something that kvlt kiddies worry about, such thing as black metal can never become a commercial product, because then they need to change the sound so much that it isn't black metal anymore(see: Cradle of Filth). At least, I assume you mean commercialised when you typed "comecrised". Personally I like it when bands experiment in their album covers. Using the same cliché over and over again becomes kinda lame after a while don't you think.

good to know you agree with me about BM.

Suddenly I noticed Luna Ad Noctum in your list, I didn't know they released a new album. I am going to try that one too. I used to like them..for a few months They never were anything inspiring, but hey, they are worth a try. They always released enjoyable symphonic black metal albums. Only just not as good as some of the leaders in this genre.
John Barleycorn
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  03.01.2007 at 03:30
Well, to show my total lack of awareness about black metal I would like to claim that "Ruun" by Enslaved was the greatest black metal release in 2006 although it's quite obvuous that Enslaved is not black metal, at least when we try to see things strictly enough. Fascinating album nonetheless.

I also enjoyed Drudkh and Lifelover quite a lot. And also "Crimson Hours" by Manatark - best Estonian "black metal".
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  03.01.2007 at 03:30
@Blackgir - haha what is kvlt
Yes but maybe comercalisms int wright name but i just chacked covers BM covers and in early 90ties, forests, walleys, anient lands, mystic places, lakes, legends, fogs and so on was on cover, but nowdays some pentagrams and somekind of monster horns
Dimmu Borgir, ok I cant think examoles but even Entonbed all album covers has chaged I prefere old verse of album covers
I dont think because its wierd thing but i like that type of covers what i mention, its emotions and atmosfere if you keep original CD but I dunno if I be satifield of music if album cover be 'evil'' but its my IMO so

Yes I mean commercialised

Luna Ad Noctum - I hear it once or twice in summer and I doubt my mother hold it in her PC because it was fcuked up

I like first album of them, but i hawnt listening them so much
But itv was sad year for Anorexia Nervosa too

Btw what genres are Lunar Aurora and Sin Origin i like those bands and hawe you hear Corean band Sad Legend I cant find it

@ALL - here are BM realises of 2006 of Latvia
Urskumug - ''Am Nodr''
Wierd BM realised and its wierd band too and this album well you shood hear it

Also Nycticorax - Black raven...Dark night but I hawnt hear it

and Lithainain band srealised something good to and I like it more how latvain
Argharus - ''Niekšas'' even if its ep :loL if w etake of n and its be ''iekšas'' if you know what it means

Luctus - ''Monument of Hate'' this band are special because only band mamber who are there lives now in ROMA in Italy

PS Can you mace your top 10 BM abnd list what means moust of you and in witch music you realy are reday spend your money?
its be interesting to read it
Maybe I open tread 10ten BM bands for all time
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  03.01.2007 at 03:34
Written by John Barleycorn on 03.01.2007 at 03:30

Well, to show my total lack of awareness about black metal I would like to claim that "Ruun" by Enslaved was the greatest black metal release in 2006 although it's quite obvuous that Enslaved is not black metal, at least when we try to see things strictly enough. Fascinating album nonetheless.

I also enjoyed Drudkh and Lifelover quite a lot. And also "Crimson Hours" by Manatark - best Estonian "black metal".


No way IMO Bestia - ''Õiglaste tulek'' are best estonain realse for this yera even if its demo and I hawnt hear it but I love early Bestia vorks
Also Urt has realised something this year too lol I mean 2006
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Lokomotiv
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  03.01.2007 at 03:44
Written by John Barleycorn on 03.01.2007 at 03:30


I also enjoyed Drudkh and Lifelover quite a lot. And also "Crimson Hours" by Manatark - best Estonian "black metal".


for me it's also hard to label Manatark as Black Metal, but yes, "Crimson Hours" was certainly one of the good albums of the year.
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  03.01.2007 at 09:28
I was surprised not to see Pulver by Lifelover on your list, Southern Wind. Anyway, here is my list.

1. Extinction - Down Below the Fog (a reissue of an old demo, but it deserves a mention anyway)
2. Circle of Ouroborus - Shores
3. Lifelover - Pulver
4. Wolves in the Throne Room - Diadem of 12 Stars

I havent gotten around to checking out much new stuff in 2006. I still need to get some stuff like the new Archgoat, Peste Noire and Amesoeurs.
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Marcel Hubregtse
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  03.01.2007 at 10:49
I found it to be a disappointing year in black metal althought here were a couple of really good releases

Sayricon - Now, Diabolical was brilliant in its simplicity
Enslaved - Ruun, again another very good album by them
Melechesh - Emissaries, though half thrash their best album to date, by way their most mature.
Xasthur - Subliminal Genocide was helped by finally a good sound for Xasthrus standards
Clandestine Blaze - Chruch of Atrocity a very veryg ood CB album with that distinctive CB sound
Darkthrone - The Cult Is Alive just like Satyricon brilliant in its rock and rollish simplicity
Negura Bunget - good but too long IMO.
Drudkh - Blood In Our Wells, much better than Swan Road and a better production to boot it.

Biggest disappointments:
The quality of BM releases in general this year,
and more specifically

Keep of Kalessin - Armada, although in itself not a bad album it was totally DESTROYED by the production which was way to clean and took ALL the atmosphere away, making it sound like an overporduced power metal album. And also their songs have now become a dime a dozen losing that little bit of own sound KoK used to have.

but totally nothing prepared me for the shock yet to come...

Wyrd - The Ghost Album. I don't mind it that they DON'T play black metal on this album anymore, but why the hell settle for a third rate Paradise Lost (Draconian Times, Icon, Shades of God era) clone. All that made Wyrd special before can't be heard at all on this album. They just seemed to settle for some boring run of the mill doom.
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  03.01.2007 at 15:04
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 03.01.2007 at 10:49

I found it to be a disappointing year in black metal althought here were a couple of really good releases



I agree , seems old good bands just realsesed albums and useing past glory and them name, not amymore muisc, I talking about satyricon, CoF, BoH, but IMO good albums was from unknow bands and a lot of good demo was realised and its hard to follow to all BM scene I had poor info about German, French, Italian scene, but i had realised god stuff, and well IMO ist always hard to tell top 10 of year

BTW Entroned or that BIG belgium band, tahy realised soemthing if yes its disapointment IMO.
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  03.01.2007 at 17:09
Written by Zombie, M.D. on 03.01.2007 at 09:28

I was surprised not to see Pulver by Lifelover on your list, Southern Wind. Anyway, here is my list.

1. Extinction - Down Below the Fog (a reissue of an old demo, but it deserves a mention anyway)
2. Circle of Ouroborus - Shores
3. Lifelover - Pulver
4. Wolves in the Throne Room - Diadem of 12 Stars

I havent gotten around to checking out much new stuff in 2006. I still need to get some stuff like the new Archgoat, Peste Noire and Amesoeurs.


One night I went to bed loving Livelover, and somehow woke up next morning hating them... The opposite happened with Circle Of Ouroborus... they would certainly be on my list, but it's hard for me to label them as black metal...

and avoid Peste Noire.. much blablabla about it but it's horrible
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  14.02.2007 at 07:46
Only 3 black metal albums stood out for me this year:

1. Belphegor- Pestapokalypse VI
2. Keep Of Kalessin- Armada
3. Catamenia- Location: COLD
Well there #4 if you consider Venoms Metal Black actually Black Metal, but just consider it thrash

....Gorgoroth let me down big time this year.
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  15.02.2007 at 21:05
Didn't purchase too many myself.

My favorites list would include:

Wolves in the Throne Room - Diadem of 12 Stars
Darkthrone - The Cult is Alive
Enslaved - Ruun (if you can even call them bm)

Didn't really buy that much new music at all this year, though. I picked up maybe eight albums that were released in 2006.
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  05.07.2007 at 23:57
Comming up with even 10 good bm albums 2006 is hard...

1. Drudkh - Blood in Our Wells (Incredible album, so much emotion and so many beutiful melodis, really love this album)
2. Sombre Chemin - Notre héritage ancestral (Not even half as brilliant as Doctrine, but still great)
3. Negura Bunget - OM (good but to long...)
4. Amesoeurs - <Cant remember name> (good Ep, continues in the spirit of alcest while alcest goes shogaze)
5. Peste Noire - <Insert uberlong name> (The production kills this album, but still the songs on it are great...Fact is... its just here to make 2006 look less tragic)

.......theese five albums are the only ones I can think of atm worth mentioning..

Dissapointement list:
1. Satyricon - Now Monotone (Quite possibly the most dull cd I have heard..)
2. Gorgoroth - Satan Satan Satan somthing (Booooooooring)
3. Aborym - Generator (This was incredibly lame... I liked the eariler aborym releases but this sounded more like cradle of filth or something..horrible)
Judas
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  06.07.2007 at 03:47
Hmmm, for me the 10 best from last year, in no particular order, would have been:

Drudkh - Blood in Our Wells
This album is next to flawless. I like the production, the drawn-out riffing, the simplistic drumming, the solos, the cinema interludes...
Xasthur - Subliminal Genocide
Many people hated this album, because it was pretty much the same as all other Xasthur releases. I like Xasthur, so I like this release, I guess...
Summoning - Oath Bound
Hey, it's Summoning! Of course they'll make this list, I'm a total fanboy!
Darkthrone - The Cult is Alive
Probably the most 'fun' Black Metal album of the year along with Carpathian Forest's effort, but a lot better overall. I didn't like 'Fuck You All!!!' half as much as this. This was Darkthrone's way of giving the finger to current trends in Black Metal. They're still the tr00-est of the tr00.
Peste Noire - La Sanie des Siècles
A strange one, but beautifully made. If anyone says that Black Metal is not an art form, they should listen to this album. Some don't like it though, and I can understand why, but I do nonetheless.
Keep of Kalessin - Armada
Everyone whines about the overproduction on this album. I like it, because the guitars are wonderfully audible and we can all marvel at Obsidian C's speed.
Enslaved - Ruun
Alright, this album is really on the margins of what can be called Black Metal, but it's a release that gets better each time you hear it. I can get used to Enslaved sounding like this.
Melechesh - Emissaries
I don't think this album is as good as 'Sphynx', but it's still a top-notch release. They're one of the few bands who have managed to evolve without releasing utter crap along the way.
Negurã Bunget - OM
Complex in that it is multi-layered but simplistic in its melodies. I cannot describe this release effectively, it's that fucking good, though I agree that after a few listens it can drag on a bit.
Thundra - Worshipped By Chaos
I know this is verging towards a Viking sound, but it still is a very solid release, and one that's massively under-appreciated.

I was a little disappointed by Satyricon's 'Now, Diabolical', though nothing was crappier than Gorgoroth's 'Ad Majoram Sathanas Gloriam'. I've never been a big fan of Gorgoroth, so I didn't really have high expectations for this album, but jeez, I wish I could get my half hour of wasted time back that I spent listening to it! Dissection's 'Reinkaos' was a let-down as well.
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