Neachy's Select: Black Metal Of The 21st Century


Created by: Neachy | 03.06.2014



1. Weakling - Dead As Dreams
2000
2. Paysage d'Hiver - Winterkälte
2001
3. Windir - 1184
2001
4. Negură Bunget - 'N Crugu Bradului
2002
5. Armagedda - Only True Believers
2003
6. Blut Aus Nord - The Work Which Transforms God
2003
7. Drudkh - Forgotten Legends
2003
8. Funeral Mist - Salvation
2003
9. Dark Tribe - In Jeraspunta - Die Rückkehr Der Tollwütigen Bestie
2004
10. Deathspell Omega - Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice
2004
11. Drudkh - Autumn Aurora
2004
12. Enslaved - Isa
2004
13. The Ruins of Beverast - Unlock The Shrine
2004
14. Lurker Of Chalice - Lurker Of Chalice
2005
15. Deathspell Omega - Kénôse
2005
16. Forest Silence - Philosophy Of Winter
2006
17. Merrimack - Of Entropy And Life Denial
2006
18. The Ruins Of Beverast - Rain Upon The Impure
2006
19. Gnaw Their Tongues - An Epiphanic Vomiting Of Blood
2007
20. Gris - Il Était Une Forêt...
2007
21. Verdunkeln - Einblick In Den Qualenfall
2007
22. Walknut - Graveforests and Their Shadows
2007
23. Darkspace - Dark Space III
2008
24. Leviathan - Massive Conspiracy Against All Life
2008
25. Wolves In The Throne Room - Two Hunters
2008
26. Arizmenda - Within The Vacuum Of Infinity...
2009
27. Cobalt - Gin
2009
28. Sun Of The Blind - Skullreader
2009
29. Deathspell Omega - Paracletus
2010
30. Gnaw Their Tongues - L'Arrivée De La Terne Mort Triomphante
2010
31. Murmuüre - Murmuüre
2010
32. October Falls - A Collapse Of Faith
2010
33. Bestia Arcana - To Anabainon Ek Tes Abyssu
2011
34. Blut Aus Nord - 777 - The Desanctification
2011
35. De Magia Veterum - The Divine Antithesis
2011
36. Negative Plane - Stained Glass Revelations
2011
37. Odz Manouk - Tukaaria/Odz Manouk Split
2011
38. Rhinocervs - RH-07
2011
39. Cloak Of Altering - Ancient Paths Through Timeless Voids
2012
40. Reverence - The Asthenic Ascension
2012
41. Wodensthrone - Curse
2012
42. Carpe Noctem - In Terra Profugus
2013
43. Cult Of Fire - मृत्यु का तापसी अनुध्यान
2013
44. Cultes Des Ghoules - Henbane
2013
45. Wormlust - The Feral Wisdom
2013
46. Arizmenda - Stillbirth In The Temple Of Venus
2014
47. Infestus - The Reflecting Void
2014
48. The Great Old Ones - Tekeli-Li
2014
49. Akhlys - The Dreaming I
2015
50. Grey Heaven Fall - Black Wisdom
2015
51. Misþyrming - Söngvar Elds Og óreiðu
2015
52. Arizmenda - Beneath This Reality Of Flesh
2016
53. Skáphe - Skáphe²
2016
54. Ustalost - The Spoor Of Vipers
2016



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10.08.2014 - 03:30
Neachy
Written by Ilham on 09.08.2014 at 18:16

But this list needs some Leviathan for sure.


Which album would you recommend? I've never cared as much for Leviathan as for Lurker.
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10.08.2014 - 03:41
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by Neachy on 10.08.2014 at 03:30
Which album would you recommend? I've never cared as much for Leviathan as for Lurker.
I suppose you have listened to at least one, but I would say give Massive Conspiracy Against All Life another try. It is my favourite, but many would disagree and recommend another. They say it's supposed to be the second Lurker album released under Leviathan's name. I learned that after listening to it, and it might explain why I prefer this one.
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03.02.2016 - 22:55
RaduP
Noob
No Negura Bunget and Agalloch? :\
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03.02.2016 - 23:09
Neachy
Written by RaduP on 03.02.2016 at 22:55

No Negura Bunget and Agalloch? :\


I need to give Negura Bunget another listen. Heard it several years ago and didn't think much of it but my taste has changed quite a bit since then. As for Agalloch, I really enjoy them but their best ones (The Mantle and AATG) aren't really black metal imo.
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03.02.2016 - 23:17
RaduP
Noob
Written by Neachy on 03.02.2016 at 23:09

Written by RaduP on 03.02.2016 at 22:55

No Negura Bunget and Agalloch? :\


I need to give Negura Bunget another listen. Heard it several years ago and didn't think much of it but my taste has changed quite a bit since then. As for Agalloch, I really enjoy them but their best ones (The Mantle and AATG) aren't really black metal imo.

I can kind of understand Agalloch not being here because it's mostly post-rock and neofolk and ambient drone mixed with some black metal, but Negura Bunget's string of "N Crugu Bradului", "Om" and "Maiestrit" is black metal royalty. Also make sure to give Dordeduh a listen, a band of 2/3 of the original Negura Bunget members.
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04.02.2016 - 02:08
Apothecary
Drone Strike
Needs some Botanist and Oranssi Pazuzu, methinks, two of the finest examples of BM's increasing shift towards experimentation in the 2000s and 2010s
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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04.02.2016 - 19:53
Neachy
Written by Apothecary on 04.02.2016 at 02:08

Needs some Botanist and Oranssi Pazuzu, methinks, two of the finest examples of BM's increasing shift towards experimentation in the 2000s and 2010s


I just cannot get into Botanist. Which album would you say is most deserving? Doom In Bloom? As for Oranssi Pazuzu, you may be right that they deserve a spot on this list but none of their albums have completely swept me off my feet, so to speak. I'll go ahead and relisten to OP's first two albums to reassess my stance.
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04.02.2016 - 20:43
Apothecary
Drone Strike
Written by Neachy on 04.02.2016 at 19:53

I just cannot get into Botanist. Which album would you say is most deserving? Doom In Bloom? As for Oranssi Pazuzu, you may be right that they deserve a spot on this list but none of their albums have completely swept me off my feet, so to speak. I'll go ahead and relisten to OP's first two albums to reassess my stance.

The debut is generally regarded as the most batshit and chaotic, but I think that that's a case where doing so actually works to the project's detriment, more than its benefit. Doom In Bloom and the most recent one (Flora, I think) are far more refined, probably my two favorites.

As for Oranssi Pazuzu, everything by them is great, but it's really Kosmonument that sweeps me off my feet. The most recent one that I just reviewed is pretty up there as well.
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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04.02.2016 - 20:49
Neachy
Written by Apothecary on 04.02.2016 at 20:43


As for Oranssi Pazuzu, everything by them is great, but it's really Kosmonument that sweeps me off my feet. The most recent one that I just reviewed is pretty up there as well.


The longest track on their new one makes the rest of the album seem pedestrian by comparison.
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04.02.2016 - 21:03
Apothecary
Drone Strike
Written by Neachy on 04.02.2016 at 20:49

The longest track on their new one makes the rest of the album seem pedestrian by comparison.

You're right, that's easily the highlight in my book, but I wouldn't really say the rest of the album suffers from a huge drop in quality from there.
What would be very interesting though would be if Oranssi just did one of those albums that's like an hour long, but with three 20 minute tracks, or something like that. I definitely think this is a band where "longer = better." Some of their shorter, 4 - 5 minute tracks are excellent as well, don't get me wrong, but I always get the impression that they feel more like appetizers for the full meal, rather than the full meal itself.
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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04.02.2016 - 21:08
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
I should probably listen to that Fides Inversa record, seeing as I've yet to hear it.
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04.02.2016 - 21:17
Neachy
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 04.02.2016 at 21:08

I should probably listen to that Fides Inversa record, seeing as I've yet to hear it.


It's not groundbreaking or anything. It's similar to good Watain and Funeral Mist. I made an effort to include both stuff on the experimental/forward thinking end of bm as well as stuff that I think does a good job of capturing what made bm great to begin with such as this and Cultes Des Ghoules.
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04.02.2016 - 21:22
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
Written by Neachy on 04.02.2016 at 21:17


It's not groundbreaking or anything. It's similar to good Watain and Funeral Mist. I made an effort to include both stuff on the experimental/forward thinking end of bm as well as stuff that I think does a good job of capturing what made bm great to begin with such as this and Cultes Des Ghoules.

Been listening to it for the past 15 minutes or so. Good stuff!
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04.02.2016 - 21:23
Neachy
Written by Apothecary on 04.02.2016 at 21:03

You're right, that's easily the highlight in my book, but I wouldn't really say the rest of the album suffers from a huge drop in quality from there.
What would be very interesting though would be if Oranssi just did one of those albums that's like an hour long, but with three 20 minute tracks, or something like that. I definitely think this is a band where "longer = better." Some of their shorter, 4 - 5 minute tracks are excellent as well, don't get me wrong, but I always get the impression that they feel more like appetizers for the full meal, rather than the full meal itself.


Yeah, maybe an album of improvisation a la Chaos Echoes. It might serve their jammy tendencies well.
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05.02.2016 - 04:52
Apothecary
Drone Strike
Written by Neachy on 04.02.2016 at 21:23

Yeah, maybe an album of improvisation a la Chaos Echoes. It might serve their jammy tendencies well.

Most definitely. Or just a purely instrumental album, I could definitely go with an album's worth of tracks somewhat akin to this. Always been one of my favs out of the band's entire discography
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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05.02.2016 - 06:24
Fearmeister
The Tardy Boy
-post complaining how this list doesn't have all the albums that I like on it-
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05.02.2016 - 11:29
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
-post complaining that there's 49 albums on it, and not 50-
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05.02.2016 - 19:00
Neachy
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 05.02.2016 at 11:29

-post complaining that there's 49 albums on it, and not 50-


Haha I noticed that as well. As tempting as it is to just throw one more on here for the sake of round numbers I intend to keep updating as I find new deserving albums. So the number will most likely always be irritatingly odd.
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