Kampfar Ofidians Manifest
The serpent uncoils, and Kampfar return from the vast northern cold to continue their tradition of pure excellence. Ofidians Manifest crushes without sacrificing the timeless melodies and bold vocal arrangements that have come to define their sound.
Saor Forgotten Paths
Scotland may not be the first place that springs to mind when considering sweeping folk black metal, but thanks to the brainchild of one Andy Marshall, it should be. Forgotten Paths is a masterpiece of evocative brilliance replete with traditional elements, rollicking pace, and all the ingredients needed to bring a vibrant heritage to life.
Sanhedrin The Poisoner
An absolute shot in the arm to traditional heavy metal, Sanhedrin’s second album The Poisoner channels everything you ever loved about Maiden, Priest, and Saxon and gives it a brand new sheen. Catchy vocal lines, massive solos and riffs that are as memorable as they are wonderfully arranged, this is an album you simply do not want to miss.
These German pioneers of dark and sprawling atmospheric black metal keep improving with each release. Mondscheinsonaten is a deep and evocative journey through their moody and enveloping sound.
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult Mardom
Quite possibly the most vicious and enjoyable black metal band in existence today, Oneilar and company deliver an absolute rusty knife to the throat of the genre with new album Mardom, firing on all cylinders and making absolute mincemeat of the competition.