— This band made my Best Black Metal list in 2015. This is more of the same relentless, claustrophobic, drum-pummelling excellence.
HATE ETERNAL (FL)
Upon Desolate Sands
— Muscular death, crushing riffs, and innovative compositions takes it beyond sweaty testicle metal.
Blank Static Void
— Bay area Brainoil releases groove rampage sludge that is that Brainoil-style of satisfaction. Greg's vocals are epic. John Santos created-album art!!
GLACIAL TOMB (Denver)
— Khemmis lead singer in a new blistering death and core project.
— A spectrum of inventive black metal, gorgeous to snarling, warm to cutting, suspense to breakdown. Oh fuck yes – “I worship NOTHING”.
— Filthy guttural death eruptions from Oakland.
THE ORDER OF APOLLYON (FR)
— Delicious headbanging black metal with a French accent.
— A dying gasp of medieval apocalyptic death. Released early this year, and didn't want to miss it.
— Supergroup with members of Paradise Lost, Opeth and Craft diving into multiple styles of death, crust and black.
— Horror, creepy and carnivalesque storytelling death and black metal.
— Raw crusty chomping black metal with a bit of your dead soul.
— Glory of the vikings!