It’s been a fun week for new black metal releases or just even catching up on some of the ones I may have missed. This week’s From The Void even features something a little different than your typical black metal as well as some heavy hitting high end releases. But let’s not drag this on any further shall we? Here are my favorite black metal albums I listened to this past week. Remember to click the name/title to listen to the music for yourself!
I know Deathspell is a name that many black metal enthusiasts enjoy and love but I never really gave them much of a listen until now. The new album is a blend of what we like about the darkness found in black metal and the chaotic nature of deadly guitars that you could find on the newest Ulcerate release. This style of black metal is growing and I honestly embrace it’s wretched style. Read our review for it here.
Saor returns with another massive blackened folk album that is just as good and catchy as their previous album, Aura. Big melodies, bag pipes, orchestrated riffs and superb song writing makes this release go a long way. An absolute MUST listen! Get in touch with nature and life with this one.
Anagnorisis – Peripeteia
There is a reason this is top of the charts on Bandcamp. This is emotive, well written and just bleeds with grand musicianship. This act from Kentucky brings forth wickedness and realness as it plays out like an autobiography from the vocalist’s point of view. A wonderful concept and wildly inspiring stuff happening on this album. Definitely check this one out.
Master Boot Record – C:\>CHKDSK/F
Not your typical black metal album and even calling it black metal is a stretch, but I cannot help but feel the dark atmospheric presence in this chiptune album. It’s very much electronic music but it has so much going for it in the metal department that it qualifies itself, to me, as a black metal release. The influence and inspiration is there. With dark melodies, electronic kicks and atmospheres that would present itself on a classic DOOM soundtrack….you simply gotta jam this one.