2015 Album Recommendations


Due to new developments and time constraints, I have streamlined this back into one list. I have taken off anything that I did not care for, so just consider it a list of recommended listens. You can find full reviews on Metal Trenches (MT) in most cases. Also jumping on the artwork bandwagon:



Created by: flightoficarus | 26.02.2015



1. Between The Buried And Me - Coma Ecliptic
Progressive metal.
2. Abyssal - Antikatastaseis
Atmospheric technical death metal.
3. Death Karma - The History Of Death & Burial Rituals part I
BM Czech/Germany.
4. A Forest of Stars - Beware The Sword You Cannot See
Atmospheric BM.
5. Leviathan - Scar Sighted
Atmospheric black metal, death metal.
6. Sigh - Graveward
Avant garde BM
7. Frosthelm - The Endless Winter
"Thrashened black"
8. Author & Punisher - Melk En Honing
Industrial metal.
9. Beautality - Einfallen: A Tale Of Torment & Triumph
Enslaved meets doom
10. Dendritic Arbor - Romantic Love
It's like black grind with the occasional drone.
11. Sikth - Opacities
Mathcore
12. Downfall of Nur - Umbras de Barbagia
Post-black, progressive, folk.
13. The Armed - Untitled
Hardcore.
14. Panopticon - Autumn Eternal
Post-black, folk, symphonic
15. Immortal Bird - Empress / Abscess
blackened sludge, grind.
16. Au-Dessus - Au-Dessus
BM from Lithuania
17. WRVTH - WRVTH
Post-hardcore, progressive, mathcore.
18. Antlion - The Prescient
Progressive technical death metal.
19. Tengger Cavalry - Blood Sacrifice Shaman
Folk/BM, instrumental (mostly).
20. Malthusian - Below the Hengiform
Blackened death, doom.
21. Barishi - Endless Howl
Post-metal, death, black, alternative.
22. Myrkur - M
Atmospheric black metal, folk metal
23. Enslaved - In Times
Stellar vocals with some similarities to Opeth.
24. Adversarial - Death, Endless Nothing And The Black Knife Of Nihilism
Technical atmospheric death metal.
25. Barús - Barús
Progressive death metal.
26. Archivist - Archivist
Post-black.
27. In Twilight's Embrace - The Grim Muse
Melodic death metal, black metal.
28. Wovoka - Saros
Post-metal, sludge.
29. Gloom - Doggod
Melodic death metal, brutal death
30. Azgard - At the Break of Day
Deathcore + Progressive
31. iwrestledabearonce - Hail Mary
Mathcore
32. The Hell - Brutopia
Thrash, metalcore, hip-hop, pseudo-glamcore, humor
33. Otargos - Xeno Kaos
Blackened death metal
34. Abigail Williams - The Accuser
Black metal
35. The Moth Gatherer - The Earth is the Sky
Sludge, ambient, industrial
36. Akhlys - The Dreaming I
Atmospheric BM.
37. Regarde Les Hommes Tomber - Exile
Atmospheric BM.
38. Slugdge - Dim and Slimeridden Kingdoms
Melodic death metal
39. Vattnet Viskar - Settler
Post-black.
40. The Apex - The Apex
Mathcore, grindcore, Jens Kidmanish vocals
41. Pale Chalice - Negate the Infinite and Miraculous
USBM
42. Murg - Varg & Björn
Swedish BM a la Darkthrone.
43. Islay - The Angels' Share
Melodic death metal
44. Behold! The Monolith - Architects of the Void
Stoner doom, thrash, a touch of black
45. Periphery - Juggernaut: Alpha & Omega
Progressive technical metal, djent
46. Irreversible Mechanism - Infinite Fields
Excellent tech death.
47. August Burns Red - Found in Far Away Places
Technical metalcore
48. Doomed - Wrath Monolith
Extreme doom.
49. Deuil - Shock / Deny
Atmospheric black metal
50. Crown - Natron
Industrial, doom, alternative.
51. Dragged Into Sunlight / Gnaw Their Tongues - N.V .
Black, grind, ambient, drone
52. Grey Heaven Fall - Black Wisdom
Black metal
53. Mephorash - 1557 - Rites of Nullification
Black, death
54. Deadspace - The Promise of Oblivion
Post-black, Depressive BM.
55. Ketha - #!%16.7
Progressive death+Brass.
56. The Ritual Aura - Laniakea
Tech death
57. Mendel - Oblivion
Neoclassical, progressive, instrumental.
58. Batushka - Litourgiya
Black metal with a lot of monk chanting
59. Deluge - Aether
Post metal
60. Ur Draugr - With Hunger Undying
Progressive death metal
61. Kardashev - Peripety
Atmospheric progressive deathcore
62. Beithíoch - Conquest
Death, black, doom
63. Grethor - Cloaked in Decay
Blackened grindcore.
64. Norse - Pest
Blackened, experimental death, doom.
65. So Hideous - Laurestine
Atmospheric post-black
66. Plague Wielder - Paroxysm
Experimental death, progressive
67. Merkaba - Digression Assassins
Progressive metal
68. Born of Osiris - Soul Sphere
Deathcore, djent, symphonic
69. Selvans - Lupercalia
Black, folk, symphonic
70. Awe - Providentia
BM
71. Necrocosm - Damnation Doctrine
Melodeath
72. Non Opus Dei - Diabeł
Black metal, groove metal
73. Dystrophy - Wretched Host
Technical, experimental DM.
74. Kaerulean - Adrift
Progressive death metal
75. Serenity In Murder - The Highest Of Dystopia
Symphonic/Folk.
76. Corpus Christii - PaleMoon
Black metal.
77. Sarpanitum - Blessed Be My Brothers...
Death, folk, technical
78. Dalkhu - Descend... Into Nothingness
Blackened death, some viking sensibilities
79. The Hudson Horror - Nemesis
Melodic death, brutal death, blackened death.
80. Black Breath - Slaves Beyond Death
81. Wombbath - Downfall Rising
Melodeath, sludge
82. Vaee Solis - Adversarial Light
Black, sludge
83. Hadean - On Fading
Avant garde progressive metal
84. Xenosis - Sowing the Seeds of Destruction
Progressive technical death metal.
85. Pronostic - An Atomic Decision
Melodeath
86. Arcturus - Arcturian
AGBM.
87. Coraxo - Neptune
Melodeath
88. Thera Roya - Unraveling
Blackened/stoner sludge
89. Negative Mantra - A Hymn To Disappointment
Black metal, sludge
90. Gladius Sky - Ex Metallo
Windirish symphonic BM
91. Scythian - Hubris in Excelsis
Thrash, folk, death
92. Synapses - Devoutness
Tech death, Meshuggah-ish djent
93. Repulsive Dissection - Church of the Five Precious Wounds
Technical brutal death metal.
94. qip - On Ephemeral Substrates
Industrial metal
95. Manipulation - Ecstacy
Deathcore
96. Diavolos - You Lived, Now You Die
Old School Death Metal
97. Tormention - Chaotic Delusions
Melodic blackened death metal
98. Chaos Synopsis - Seasons of Red
Thrash metal
99. Skydancer - Land of the Grim
Melodic DM.
100. Drouth - Vast, Loathsome
Blackened Sludge
101. Great American Ghost - Everyone Leaves
Metallic hardcore
102. The Black Dahlia Murder - Abysmal
Melodic death metal.
103. Lamb of God - VII: Sturm Und Drang
Thrash, groove metal.
104. Autokrator - Autokrator
Death drone.
105. Silence Lies Fear - Future: The Return
Symphonic melodeath
106. [Evertrapped] - Under the Deep
Melodeath
107. Sadist - Hyaena
Avantgarde progressive DM
108. Nechochwen - Heart of Akamon
Folk, black
109. Anopheli - The Ache Of Want
Post-harcore, crust punk, strings.
110. Cities of the Plain - Salt
Instrumental post-metal
111. Secrets of the Sky - Pathway
Progressive, post metal.
112. Clutch - Psychic Warfare
Stoner rock, Hard rock, Southern Rock
113. Tod Huetet Uebel - Malícia
Crazy blackened something or other.
114. Misþyrming - Söngvar elds og óreiðu
Atmospheric, somewhat experimental BM and DM.
115. Outre - Ghost Chants
Black metal.
116. Blaze of Perdition - Near Death Revelations
117. Unjustly Labeled - Grotesque
Death drone
118. Trapped Within Burning Machinery - The Filth Element
Doom metal
119. Sanzu - Heavy Over The Home
Death groove
120. Modern Day Babylon - The Ocean Atlas
Instrumental progressive metal
121. NYX - Home
Black metal, grunge?
122. The Drowned God - The Ebony Void
Post hardcore
123. Siren - A Kingdom Aflame
Folk, heavy metal, power metal
124. Dekadent - Veritas
SymphBM Slovenia.
125. Graben - Graben
Metallic Punk
126. Grim Vision - War - Agony
Crust
127. Ad Nauseam - Nihil Quam Vacuitas Ordinatum Est
Technical death metal
128. Kyy - Travesty of Light
Black metal
129. Profanator - Mvtter Vicivm
Blackened thrash/crust from Mexico.
130. Alkaloid - The Malkuth Grimoire
Extreme progressive metal
131. Okazaki Fragments - Abandoned
Brutal death ad grindcore.
132. Nuclear - Formula for Anarchy
Thrash
133. Gorepunch - Give 'Em Hell
Deathcore, thrash, groove
134. From the Hellmouth - From the Hellmouth
135. The Fifth Alliance - Death Poems
Sludge
136. Symbolical - Collapse in Agony
Blackened death metal
137. The Overmind - Dissolution
Tech death
138. Grim Van Doom - Grim Love
Sludge
139. In Cauda Venenum - In Cauda Venenum
Atmospheric BM.
140. Shaidar Logoth - Chapter II: The Ritualist
BM
141. Throes - Disassociation
Blackened death, technical.
142. Deafheaven - New Bermuda
Post-black, alternative, indie
143. Finsterforst - Mach Dich Frei
Extreme folk metal.
144. Cowards - Rise To Infamy
French hardcore with some sludge.
145. God Mother - Maktbehov
Hardcore
146. Tanned Christ - Antipodean Sickness
Grindcore
147. Cambion - Unfold Chaos Supreme
Black thrash
148. Shrine of Insanabilis - Disciples of the Void
Black metal
149. Bosse-De-Nage - All Fours
Post hardcore. I refuse to call this BM.
150. Archemoron - Sulphur and Fire
Black metal, folk
151. Gurthang/Beyond Life - Melodies of Sorrow
Doom metal
152. Monolord - Vænir
Stoner doom.
153. Innerwoud - Mirre
String-based drone
154. Mortem Obire - Lux
Ambient
155. Faith No More - Sol Invictus
Alternative Rock/Metal.
156. The Crinn - Shadowbreather
Technical grindcore.
157. Disgrace - True Enemy
Sludgecore.
158. Zom - Flesh Assimilation
Blackened crust, death.
159. Nio - Nio
Instrumental post-metal
160. Raventale - Dark Substance of Dharma
Black Metal
161. Apparatus - Apparatus
Blackened doom metal, death metal
162. Hatecrowned - Newborn Serpent
Black metal, death metal
163. Shape Of Despair - Monotony Fields
Funeral Doom
164. Rectified Spirit - The Waste Land
Progressive heavy metal
165. Royal Thunder - Crooked Doors
Blues, rock, a touch of stoner doom.
166. Sulphur Aeon - Gateway to the Antisphere
Fans of Behemoth Blackened DM.
167. Black Flame - The Origin Of Fire
BM
168. Melechesh - Enki
MeloBM/Folk
169. The Prodigy - The Day is My Enemy
Electronic.
170. Volahn - Aq'Ab'Al
Black metal.
171. Ensiferum - One Man Army
Listen at least for "Two of Spades." Melodeath, folk.
172. Beneath the Storm - Devil's Village
Doom
173. Krallice - Ygg Huur
Avant-garde BM
174. The Prestige - Amer
Norma Jean clone
175. Eldrich Horror - Untouched by the Sun
176. Porta Nigra - Kaiserschnitt
It's like a German punk rock, black metal carnival.
177. Antiversum - Total Vacuum
Blackened death.
178. Bell Witch - Four Phantoms
Funeral Doom.
179. Dødheimsgard - A Umbra Omega
AGBM.
180. Mare Infinitum - Alien Monolith God
Progressive doom, death.
181. Galar - De Gjenlevende
BM, folk.
182. Dreadnought - Bridging Realms
Jazz with some metal.



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30.03.2015 - 13:42
Hazelnut Nero
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31.03.2015 - 04:01
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
Written by deadone on 31.03.2015 at 03:30

Appreciate the effort you put into this and it reads well for most part, even though I don't really like any of the genres you cover especially Black Metal!


Lol yeah if you don't like BM this is not the place for you.
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28.04.2015 - 19:12
Desideratum
Nice list Man, I was wondering if You Will be reviewing the new Galar's album, "De Gjenlevende"?
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28.04.2015 - 19:20
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
Written by Desideratum on 28.04.2015 at 19:12

Nice list Man, I was wondering if You Will be reviewing the new Galar's album, "De Gjenlevende"?


Thanks. Looks like it's on youtube, so I'll check it out.

Edit: Ended up adding it to the No Score section. Couldn't get into it for some odd reason despite its interesting sound.
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28.04.2015 - 19:43
Desideratum
Written by flightoficarus on 28.04.2015 at 19:20

Written by Desideratum on 28.04.2015 at 19:12

Nice list Man, I was wondering if You Will be reviewing the new Galar's album, "De Gjenlevende"?


Thanks. Looks like it's on youtube, so I'll check it out.

Edit: Ended up adding it to the No Score section. Couldn't get into it for some odd reason despite its interesting sound.


OK, anyhow thanks for responding!
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28.04.2015 - 19:53
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
Written by Desideratum on 28.04.2015 at 19:43

OK, anyhow thanks for responding!


No problem. I am always down for a recommendation. There were some really cool elements to Galar, but for whatever reason I just kept zoning out. I may come back to it.
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04.05.2015 - 19:34
Erik M.
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 02.03.2015 at 23:55

Crypt Sermon stoner? So, that would immediately make Candlemass and Solitude Aeturnus stoner as well.


I know I already replied, but when I did I hadn't listened to Crypt Sermon yet. Now that I have, I 100% agree with you. It's 100% (epic) doom. No stoner at all in their sound.
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