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Jan 19, 2022

This week, #2 album.  Next week, #1!  See below for Best Album Art.

0:25-6:50
MORAL COLLAPSE (Bengalaru), album - S/T (Death, Modern)
Abandoned rooms of misspelled agony
— Vivid, storytelling death with plenty of seething and explosions. Loved the experimental sections with creepy violins and sexy saxophones. Made for parties with music snobs.

8:17-14:32
ESOCTRILIHUM (France), album - Dy'th Requiem For The Serpent Telepath (Black)
Baahl Duthr
— Imagine an alien god that injects cold malevolence into its warriors. This is what they listen to get enraged, and then soothes them in death.

14:57-20:17
STORTREGN (Switzerland), album – Impermanence (Black & Death)
Timeless Splendor
— All the genres embedded and aligned. Swirling technical guitar solos with demonic chatter that spreads to a touching melodic black.

20:50-27:12
PARANORM (Sweden), album – Empyrean (Speed/Thrash)
Intelligence Explosion
— A black metal screech in a playful and moody thrash dance that makes you leap in joy mid-mosh.

27:34-31:37
FRACTAL GENERATOR (Ontario), album – Macrocosmos (Death)
Ethereal
— Yet another multi-faceted vocalist with headbanging riffs and angular pace with bouts of jazz influence. Just, surprising.

32:25-37:51
CLOAK OF ALTERING (Netherlands), album - Sheathed swords drip with poisonous honey (Black, Modern)
I have missed the light so much
— This is made for me. Industrial and experimental synth that made me nostalgic for the first time I listened to the brain-warping legends of yore. These guys inject modern romantic black metal for the wretched part of your soul.

38:16-42:42
CRYPTOSIS (Netherlands), album – Bionic Swarm (Speed/Thrash)
Game of Souls
— Another most infectious thrash that races and careens off kilter with proggy pace. Somehow finds time for some synth just because they want to blow your mind.

43:04-48:08
SPECTRAL WOUND (Montreal), album - A Diabolic Thirst (Black, Melodic)
Fair Lucifer, Sad Relic
— Feral and textured black metal, sharpened with pain and slowed to create the aching, and a vocalist that stains your brain.

48:39-57:16
AD NAUSEAM (Italy), album - Imperative Imperceptible Impulse (Black & Death)
Horror Vacui
— Snaking compositions of black pummeling, death growls, horror atmosphere and suddenly, unexpectedly, heart-palpitatingly breaks into a soothing solace.

56:37-1:01:41
KANKAR (Germany), album - Dunkle Millennia (Black)
Thüringer Schwarzmetall
— Of course, German black metal with a stunning style of rock and melodic that also that weaponized vocal that straightens your toes.

1:02:06-1:06:50
INFERI (TN), album - Vile Genesis (Death)
No Gods But Our Flesh
— Dramatic, explosive, swarming and harmonizing guitars with a range of vocals. But basically this just shreds.

1:07:11-1:11:56
STORMRULER (St. Louis), album - Under The Burning Eclipse (Black)
At the Cliffs of Azure City
— That exquisite screech with raw black metal fury that allows your head to decapitate to a chomping riff. Technical and pure at heart.

1:12-19-1:15:46
PUPIL SLICER (UK), album – Mirrors (Extreme)
Husk
— Abuse and torture in a package that ripples with tension, with modern grind and hardcore and spectacular breaks into melody and groove. Strength and agony.

1:16:03-1:23:40
SPIRE (AU), album - Temple of Khronos (Hypnotic)
Hymn IV - Puissant
— Theatrical, carnivalesque black metal in a meditative atmosphere that envelops your brain. You know, hypnotic.

1:24:06-1:27:52
OBSCURA (Germany), album - A Valediction (Death, Melodic)
The Beyond
— Twirl with me to Obscura, hair whipping behind until you are just part of that noodle-y death chomp, the sharp edges mixed with beauty. Oh those vocals bounce and crash on top.

1:28:18-1:34:43
CIVEROUS (LA), album - Decrepit Flesh Relic (Death, Doom)
Herodacy
— Atmosphere filled with ash, a crawling heated vocalist follows with a badass pummeling pace. The sound mixes an atmospheric doom and a murky textured death. Perfect for car ride and a fist out the window.

1:35:06-1:40:43
KHEMMIS (Denver), album – Deceiver (Stoner, Jams)
Obsidian Crown
— Khemmis has that lead singer that is unbelievably expressive in both beauty and menace. The songs vary from majestic to stoner and heavy metal. All of it memorable.

#2 Album of 2021:
1:41:18-1:45:53
GABESTOK (Denmark), album - Én gang rådden, altid rådden (Black, Modern)
På gravens rand
— This stood out to me starkly against the rest of the albums, with the weird raw production, notes of 60’s garage rock, and the sexy rocking psychedelic meandering black metal that stayed weird and creepy and evil. An album that sounds different with every listen.

Best Album Art

Scarred (Luxembourg), album - S/T https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a3968482678_10.jpg

KLUVIM (Israel), album - Om Mani Padme Hum https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2708034658_10.jpg

Altered Dead, album - Returned To Life https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1572633909_10.jpg

Werewolves, album - What A Time To Be Alive https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a0103034480_10.jpg

Eximperituserqethhzebibšiptugakkathšulweliarzaxułum (Belarus), album - Šahrartu https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a0764825667_10.jpg

Mordkaul, album - Dress Code: Blood https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2692337893_10.jpg

Black Hole Deity, album - Lair Of Xenolich https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a4162162910_10.jpg

Culted (Sweden), album - Nous https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a0649041842_10.jpg

Anatomia (Japan), album - Corporeal Torment https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2876908082_10.jpg

Nightfall (Greece), album - At Night We Prey https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a0263275372_10.jpg

Turris Eburnea (Italy), album - S/T https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1506248864_10.jpg

Grima (Russia), album - Rotten Garden https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a4211161359_10.jpg

Unflesh (New Hampshire), album - Inhumation https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2586676173_10.jpg

Spectral Lore (Greece), album - Ετερόφωτος https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2232699247_10.jpg

Grey Aura (Netherlands), album - Zwart vierkant https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1722429475_10.jpg

Oryx (Denver), album - Lamenting A Dead World https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a4001120803_10.jpg

Erdve (Lithuania), album - Savigaila https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1393930651_10.jpg

Graveslave (MN), album - No Center https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a3232968585_10.jpg

Creeping Death (TX), album - The Edge of Existence https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a0368191437_10.jpg

Atræ Bilis (CAN), album - Apexapien https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a3070867920_10.jpg

Hate (Poland), album - Rugia https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a4023207229_10.jpg

Sunless (MN), album - Ylem  https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1261055484_10.jpg

Worm (FL), album - Foreverglade https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1911764557_10.jpg

Burial (Italy), album - Inner Gateways To The Slumbering Equilibrium At The Center Of Cosmos https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1334662437_10.jpg

Abscession (Sweden), album - Rot of Ages https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a0057203844_10.jpg

Civerous (LA), album - Decrepit Flesh Relic https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1981082110_10.jpg

Khemmis (Denver), album - Deceiver https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2933389309_10.jpg

Cadaveric Fumes (France), album - Echoing Chambers of Soul https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2766636704_10.jpg

Ferriterium (France), album - Calvaire https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2987418005_10.jpg