The last album on the list. Execration. Death metal. Norway. Possibly the best death metal album to come from Norway since Soulside Journey.
I do admit that this album did nothing for me when I first listened to it. I put it on again a couple of days ago and, perhaps it is the christmas spirit, it got me! Shit just got real!
One of this years best albums comes from Inferno. Classic black metal, with a slight scent of Master’s Hammer, laced with psychadelia.
There are no safe spaces in black metal anymore. Black Anvil has seen to that.
I think this mini-album from Sinmara might be the best black metal release from Iceland this year. Nothing can beat “Ormstunga”.
Faster than a speeding bullet, shorter than a Deicide album. Twice as hard, though it might need more than one round with Legion.
You could call this crust punk, metallic hardcore or even powerviolence. Call it whatever you want, Let it Be might be the most ferocius album to come from Iceland this year.
I like this demo and I cannot lie! It is exceptionally fly!
This debut demo, from a pretty unknown Swedish black metal band Malakhim, got me interested in demos again and made it clear that simple in 2017 does not mean lo-fi all of the time.