Re: My favorite 2017 albums so far

Author:John Frank
Date:2017-08-04 11:37:32
Edited:2017-08-04 11:44:06
In Reply To:My favorite 2017 albums so far by BumZen
I am way behind on releases in 2017, but this is what I have so far. For the most part, I have only checked out priority releases. These consist of new albums from bands I have liked in the past or albums that were recommended by others and seemed worthwhile to me.

First Tier

Cynic - Uroboric Forms - The Complete Demo Recordings
Decadence - Undergrounder
Need - Hegaiamas: A Song for Freedom
Persefone - Aathma
Undrask - Battle through Time
Witherfall - Nocturnes and Requiems

Second Tier

Battle Beast - Bringer of Pain
Darkenhöld - Memoria Sylvarum
Deivos - Endemic Divine
Demonic Resurrection - Dashavatar
Distillator - Summoning the Malicious
Eclipse - Monumentum (disappointed that this is not first tier)
Eruption - Cloaks of Oblivion (disappointed that this is not first tier)
Exivious - Chrysalis - The Early Demos
Gruesome - Fragments of Psyche EP
Harlott - Extinction
Kreator - Gods of Violence
Mastodon - Emperor of Sand (shocker!)
Mean Streak - Blind Faith
Metalian - Midnight Rider
MindMaze - Resolve (disappointed that this is not first tier)
Mors Principium Est - Embers of a Dying World
Nightrage - The Venomous
Panikk - Discarded Existence
Prayers of Sanity - Face of the Unknown
Replacire - Do Not Deviate (disappointed that this is not first tier)
Sanctuary - Inception
Severpull - Divided by Two
Soul Demise - Thin Red Line
Sunless - Urraca
Syron Vanes - Chaos from a Distance
Terrifier - Weapons of Thrash Destruction
Theory - The Art of Evil
Theory in Practice - Crescendo Dezign EP (disappointed that this is not first tier)
Turmion Kätilöt - Dance Panique
Vampire - With Primeval Force
Varg - Götterdämmerung EP
Virulent Depravity - Fruit of the Poisoned Tree
Voyager - Ghost Mile
Warbringer - Woe to the Vanquished
Within the Ruins - Halfway Human
Wolfheart - Tyhjyys

I have not gotten through most of the other releases in my lengthy queue. These are the few potentially worthwhile albums from bands that were not on my radar. As you can see, I have not even gotten through the Ds yet. :-) I still have to listen to these again, and, as I said, I have a fuckton of additional albums to check out. I will hopefully start in on that queue soon, once I finish my 2016 list.

Beheaded - Beast Incarnate
Behold the Grave - The Path of the Blind
Chicosis - Origen
Cline's Mind - Where the Sleepless Go
Condor - Unstoppable Power
Confess - Haunters
Corpus Christii - Delusion
Crown the Fallen - The Passing of Greed
Damnations Day - A World Awakens
Darkest Hour - Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora
Deserted Fear - Dead Shores Rising
Deserter - Coils of the Lesser Serpent
Dessiderium - Rain Gates

"It's not exactly a horrible album, but it's no better than something by, I dunno, Pagan's Mind or some other shirt-tucking nerdprog band." - Matt Johnsen of Pharaoh
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