Top Symphonic/Melodic Black Metal Releases of 2019

Being huge fans of Symphonic/Melodic Black Metal, 2019 produced some excellent release that embrace old-school elements of timeless bands like Limbonic Art and early Emperor, and add a modern production and edge to them.

6. Lemuria - The Hysterical Hunt (2019)

Nostalgia-infused Symphonic Black Metal at its best from this Belgian outfit.

5. The Kryptik - When The Shadows Rise (2019)

Crafty riffs and a very 90’s vibe makes “When The Shadows Rise” one hell of a rollercoaster ride.

4. Helleborus - Saprophytic Divinations (2019)

Creepy and yet lush and dramatic, “Saprophytic Divinations” is one of those releases that the more you listen to it, the more you love it.

3. Hecate Enthroned - Embrace of the Godless Aeon (2019)

Enlisting a new vocalist and the talents of Sarah Jezebel Deva, Hecate Enthroned managed to come back with their best release to date, filled with catchy songs and epic atmospheric elements.

2. Vargrav - Reign in Supreme Darkness (2019)

Finnish Vargrav delivered one hell of a release filled with lush Symphonic/Melodic passages and furiously paced intense BM sections.

1. Netherbird - Into The Vast Uncharted (2019)

Unleashing a vibrant Melodic Black Metal release filled with old-school charm and crafty songwriting, Netherbird’s “Into The Vast Uncharted” was the best release of its kind in 2019.


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