Contaminating All Tongues
— Melodic black and death immersive metal seems to be a French specialty. Mixed with a Oranssi-style psychedelic elevates this sound.
No for an Answer
— Assaultive death bordering on grind, but neck-breaking ability to dissolve into sparse minimalist.
ANIMA DAMNATA (Poland)
Your Life Is Cursed
— A twisted disjointed Polish beast. Aw! Sounds so cute.
Plus Pre`s De Toi
— Blistering brooding Belgians. These guys know how to do heart-wrenching.
Plot of Skinned Heavens
— Dude from Grave Pleasures (ex-Beastmilk)/Hexvessel, so you know this shit is good. Vocalist is the highlight; a stunning ability to be sweet while breaking your face in.
— Romanian metal is melancholy, vampiric, and fierce; of course. The vocalist is a standout, and also created the album art.
De Aeterno Praesentia
— Flamenco guitar introduces a bit of folk in atmospheric black metal.
— Cloak-wearing and anonymous, continuing to create horrorscapes. These guys got my 2015 Best Horror album.
Behind My Vocals:
Ideal Husbands; The Soft Moon; Dead Husband; She Past Away; Trisomie 21; Molly Nilsson; Boy Harsher