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Accept
The Rise of Chaos
Another quality effort from these German Teutonic masters
Edguy
Monuments
Best of compilation featuring old and new songs from the German icons
Unleash the Archers
Apex
Dark and powerful concept record on humanity and immortality
Rage
Seasons of the Black
A fluid reminder that Rage is recreating the same magic of old
Contaminated
Final Man
Sludgy death that delivers on heaviness and atmosphere
Descent Into Maelstrom
Descent Into Maelstrom
Some really complex musical theory at work creates a refreshing sound
Shadowflag
The Delusion Machine
Black Metal, spoken word and poetry oh my
Miss May I
Shadows Inside
A stellar album for a band that's had some ups and downs
Night Demon
Darkness Remains
THE top of the food chain in terms of classic, traditional metal anthems
Les Chants Du Hasard
Les Chants Du Hasard
One of the creepiest things I've possibly ever heard!
Endless Voyage X
Those Whom Time Forgot
Doomy black metal that is not meant for speed listening
Vials of Wrath
Days Without Names
A really intriguing, deep listen
Danzig
Black Laden Crown
Years later and the iconic singer is still plagued by horrible guitar
Jorn
Life on Death Road
Powerhouse from this iconic Norwegian traditionalist
Plague Throat
The Human Paradox
Death Metal that will fill your goriest desires
Ayreon
The Source
Eclectic rock opera of progressive music
Demonic Resurrection
Dashavatar
Death metal that delivers and throws in a surprise or two
Violet Cold
Anomie
One man black metal that delivers some really raw, emotional material
Nhor
Wildflowers: Spring
An album that will inspire you and change your life
D-Metal Stars
Metal Disney
With just a few electric riffs every metal fan will instantly become a kid again
Fen
Winter
Atmospheric post-black metal at it's best!
Tainted Lady
How the Mighty Have Fallen
Young, energetic rock and roll that embodies the 60s, 70s and 80s era
Saille
Gnosis
Heavily influenced by Emperor, best Black Metal album of 2017 so far
Danko Jones
Wild Cat
A lot of sameness from this Canadian hard rocker
Astral Doors
Black Eyed Children
Firm traditional metal from Sweden that pulls no punches
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Somnium Nox
Terra Inanis
Firm traditional metal from Sweden that pulls no punches
Engulfed
Engulfed in Obscurity
Firm traditional metal from Sweden that pulls no punches
Terrifier
Weapons of Thrash Destruction
Firm traditional metal from Sweden that pulls no punches
Subservience
Forest of the Impaled
Firm traditional metal from Sweden that pulls no punches
Bloody Hammers
Horrific Case of Bloody Hammers
Firm traditional metal from Sweden that pulls no punches
Wizard
Fallen Kings
Firm traditional metal from Sweden that pulls no punches
Prezir
Contempt
Firm traditional metal from Sweden that pulls no punches
Soul Remnants
Ouroboros
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Eshtadur
Mother Gray
Firm traditional metal from Sweden that pulls no punches
God Root
Salt and Rot
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Mavradoxa
Lethean Lament
Firm traditional metal from Sweden that pulls no punches
Legacy of Emptiness
Over the Past
Firm traditional metal from Sweden that pulls no punches
God Dethroned
The World's Ablaze
Firm traditional metal from Sweden that pulls no punches
Deus Otiosus
Opposer
Firm traditional metal from Sweden that pulls no punches
Adrenaline Mob
We the People
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HeadCrusher
Death Comes With Silence
Firm traditional metal from Sweden that pulls no punches
Lascar
Absence/Depths
Firm traditional metal from Sweden that pulls no punches
Witch Vomit
Poisoned Blood
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Scalpel
Methods to Delusion
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Decapitated
Anticult
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None
None
Firm traditional metal from Sweden that pulls no punches
Nocte Obducta
Totholz
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Exist
So True, So Bound
Firm traditional metal from Sweden that pulls no punches
Tombs
The Grand Annihilation
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Destructor
Decibel Casualties
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