Archive for December, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a great metalised year 2017 has been! It will go down in history as one of the best years ever, in terms of metal album releases!

We have been going through this list for quite some time now and the final rankings are the result of hard thought and repeated listening/headbanging sessions! Rankings were determined by the level of musicianship, song writing, creativity, production, how much enjoyment we got from the album, the impact the album had, but above all from what we like to call  “The Goosebumps Meter” which is the intensity of goosebumps given to us from each album!

Here are the top 15 Metal albums that have rocked our socks off over the last 12 months:

 

15. Havok – Conformicide

Origin: USA, Genre: Thrash Metal

Listen to: Intention to Deceive, Hang ‘Em High

Watch Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GT9m0jX9vw

 

14. Trollfest – Helluva

Origin: Norway, Genre: Folk Metal

Listen to: Professor Otto, Sputnik

Watch Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2OwDmvdfdQ

 

13. Leprous – Malina

Origin: Norway, Genre: Progressive Rock

Listen to: From the Flame, Captive

Watch Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZSlX1zXnfM

 

12. Black Sites – In Monochrome

Origin: USA, Genre: Heavy Metal

Listen To: Dead Languages, Hunter Gatherer

Watch Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5uwDCVPd14

 

11. Sawthis – Babhell

Origin: Italy, Genre: Melodic Thrash Metal

Listen to: Seabed, Through Hell

Watch Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZfsWWpovzU

 

10. Fozzy – Judas

Origin: USA, Genre: Heavy Metal

Listen to: Running With The Bulls, Judas

Watch Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqURPBtGJzg

 

9. Need – Hegaiamas: A Song for Freedom

Origin: Greece, Genre: Progressive Metal

Listen to: Rememory, Tilikum

Watch Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEt3O3vMogI

 

8. Archspire – Relentless Mutation

Origin: Canada, Genre: Technical Death Metal

Listen To: Relentless Mutation, Remote Tumour Seeker

Watch Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lsnTQyGI78

 

7. Pain of Salvation – In The Passing Light of Day

Origin: Sweden, Genre: Progressive

Listen to: Reasons, The Passing Light of Day

Watch Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_qZpLgvdOI

 

6. Enslaved – E

Origin: Norway, Genre: Black/Prog

Listen to: Sacred Horse, Storm Son

Watch Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRlhMyXmTYQ

 

5. Junius – Eternal Rituals for the Accretion of Light

Origin: USA, Genre: Post-Metal

Listen to: A Mass for Metaphysicians, The Queen’s Constellation

Watch Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvZddkash0E

 

4. Trivium – The Sin and the Sentence

Origin: USA, Genre: Thrash/Groove Metal

Listen to: The Heart From Your Hate, Betrayer

Watch Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAoKcM54Q1Y

 

3. Igorrr – Savage Sinusoid

Origin: France, Genre: Breakcore/Experimental Metal

Listen to: Opus Brain, Cheval, Houmous

Watch Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zRU-VU87HI

 

2. Firewind – Immortals

Origin: Greece, Genre: Power Metal

Listen to: Ode To Leonidas, Wars of Ages

Watch Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF_nYCnVjcM

 

1. Byzantine – The Cicada Tree

Origin: USA, Genre: Groove/Prog/Thrash Metal

Listen to: Incremental, Vile Maxim

Watch Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpdNtOjFifw

 

Honorable Mentions: 

VUUR – In This Moment We Are Free – Cities

Brutus – Burst

Cavalera Conspiracy – Psychosis

Night Demon – Darkness Remains

Threshold – Legends of the Shires

Marty Friedman – Wall of Sound

Beast in Black – Berserker

Mastodon – Emperor of Sand

Ne Obliviscaris – Urn

Undead Corporation – No Antidote

 

 

 

 

 

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