This year was more dominated by hardcore than metal release. For some reason, I didn’t follow the right channel to get the best death metal and black metal albums and only learned about some of the jewels of the year, like Chapel of Disease or Wiegedood very recently. Nonetheless, there were a lot of memorable release this year so it’s time to take a look at what remains of everything that’s has passed through my ears.
01 – Turnstile – Nonstop feelings
Some of the most memorable hardcore songs of the year powered by one of the best live band of the year.
02 – Windhand – Grief’s infernal flower
03 – Mutoid Man – Bleeder
04 – Twitching Tongues – Disharmony
Operatic and overtly dramatic but powerful and full of instant classics. Twitching Tongues is his own beast, standing proudly between hardcore and metal without any care for what the haters and doubters might say.
05 – Ilsa – The felon’s claw
06 – Black Breath – Slaves beyond death
07 – Xibalba – Tierra y libertad
Between beatdown, death metal and doom, Xibalba has found it own style and it’s devastating.
08 – Cult Leader – Lightless walk
09 – Chapel of Disease – The mysterious ways of repetitive art
A late discovery but a fantastic album nonetheless. Excellent doomy death metal in the vein of Asphyx.
10 – Prurient – Frozen niagara falls