— Alien dissonance with cracks and mountains and whirlwinds and black holes, taking you out of your brain. Exactly what we need.
CLOUD RAT (MI)
— Cloud Rat has released 2 albums - a dark ambient synth weird-wave E.P; and a full-length of her grind and vibrant vocals. Love the diversity and quality of releases from this band. Yet another band I missed live because I was out of town for work.
DOLD VORDE ENS NAVN (Norway)
— Norwegian powerhouse of a supergroup, featuring members of Ulver, Nidinger, Dodheimsgard creating a too-short tempo-driven black metal E.P. I wanted more.
— Immensely fun chomping thrash and death with vivid melodic punching through.
BLOOD RED THRONE (Norway)
— Splattered death with riffs, and a full range of vocals from beginning to end.
Age Of Excuse V
— Possibly far right-leaning, but I don't go with vague rumors. This is my Best Black Metal of 2016, bringing more of the excellent: deeply emotional black metal with filth and undertone of evil.
— Dude, so refreshing for a chaotic technical dense black metal.
— Another awesome Norwegian band this week! The bassist of Mayhem and some other dudes have created their awesome version of Satanic black metal. All hail my butt!
As Above So Below
— Muscular, filthy, galloping, terrorizing death.
KEYS OF ORTHANC (CAN)
Uruk Agh Burgul
— Tolkien loving dorks create dramatic black metal (surprise surprise) with a plethora of vocal style: high, low, and clean.
EYE FLYS (PA)
— Full of Hell dude creating tempo-lurching noise rock.
The Parting Of A Neck
— What else do you expect from the name of this band. Full on hate.