Top 10 Black Metal Albums of 2017

Never published in 2017, we found one of the most killer 'Best of..' lists hiding in the dark depths of our laptop. The year 2017 was a great one for Black Metal and here are our picks of the best of the best.

Honorable Mention: Patria – Magna Adversia (2017)

Featuring Asgeir Mickelson on session drums, this crafty release is quite engaging and powerful.

Honorable Mention: Abazagorath – Disciples of Sacrilege (2017)

Featuring tracks from all their studio albums, this collector's item is a USBM gem.

Honorable Mention: Æra – Of Forsworn Vows (2017)

90's Black Metal with killer Pagan Metal influeces.... enough said!

10. Svartsyn – In Death (2017)

Hellish one-man Swedish outfit delivers an intense release that any fan of the genre won't want to miss.

9. Blaze of Perdition – Conscious Darkness (2017)

Extremely crushing and yet refined Polish Black Metal release filled with demoralizing riffs.

8. Nemesis Sopor – MMXL (2017)

Expertly crafted Black Metal from Germany, featuring long and painful songs that will erode your soul away.

7. One Master – Lycanthropic Burrowing (2017)

Raw and uncompromising USBM from one of the best bands in the genre in this continent.

6. Over the Voids – Over the Voids (2017)

Polish Black Metal continues to unleash brilliant bands like Over the Voids. Enter only if you like punishing Black Metal.

5. L'Infinito Abisso Dell'anima – In Viva Morte Morta Vita Vivo (2017)

Truly demoralizing Black Metal experience, so be sure to check it out.

4. Narbeleth – Indomitvs (2017)

This Cuban one-man outfit has managed to unleash one of the most savage and raw release of 2017, be sure to add it to your collection.

3. Entartung – Baptised into the Faith of Lust (2017)

Like a bag of bricks directly to the face, this release is one of the finest and most punishing examples of Black Metal.

2. The Ruins of Beverast – Exuvia (2017)

Filled with bone-chilling atmospheric elements and crushing riffs, this is definitely one album you can't miss.

1. Nargaroth – Era of Threnody (2017)

Punishing highly melancholic and agressive Black Metal release that pushes the boundaries of the genre will staying razor sharp and incisive.


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