As every year, I am presenting you with an overview of the ten best albums of the past year. This year, I only listened to albums and reviewed them until May. By June, during my time in Delft, I was so tired after work that I did not gather the strength and courage to write my reviews. After the baby was born, I didn’t listen to any new album. With that in mind, here is my list for 2017:
10. King of Asgard – :Taudr:
Pagan metal with strong layering. You can find my review of this album on darkview.
9. Illimtable Dolor – Self-titled
Fine funeral doom. Read my review here.
8. Battle Beast – Bringer of Pain
Just good old heavy metal. You can find more on Darkview.
7. Psychedelic Witchcraft – Magick Rites and Spells
Seventies doom revival. Review on Darkview.
6. Magnet – Feel your fire
More seventies revival, but on the side of blues and rock and roll. You can read my full review on Darkview.
5. Immolation – Atonement
Raw energy. Dark death metal. For more, go to Darkview.
4. Jess and the Ancient Ones – The Horse and other weird tales
More psychedelic seventies stuff… I didn’t review this album, but it happens to be an album that I listened to on Spotify.
3. Atlas Pain – What the oak left
Epic prog metal, and quite innovative at that. Review on Darkview.
2. Marche Funebre – Into the arms of darkness
Excellent doom/black from my homecountry Belgium. Head over to Darkview for my review.
1. Avatarium – Hurricanes and Halos
Best album of the year for a prog and 70s revival band. I never got around writing a review for this album as pregnancy made me too tired, but it is an excellent album.