The 40 greatest black metal albums of 2015

For those of you who has had it with candy-dripping sugarsentimental christmas music and hackeyed pop songs, I hereby present you – The 40 greatest black metal albums of 2015!

Enjoy and remember to play it out loud!!!

 

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01. Mithyrming – Söngvar Elds Or Óreiðu

Icelandic avantgarde black metal at its finest. Rarely has metal Black sounded so refined, textured and intelligent. Songs composed with a precision that only few Black Metal bands can muster. 

Genre:  Black Metal Darkness/ Suffering

Country: Iceland

02. Panopticon – Autumn Eternal

It’s amazing how Austin Lunn, as the sole member of this band, is able to combine different folk elements and bluegrass with his style of atmospheric black metal, in a way that sounds natural and consistent. Gripping sound, atmospheric feel and captivating melodies makes this album this years ultimative black metal masterpiece.

Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal, Folk Metal

Country: USA

03. Mgla – Exercises In Futility

Nihilistic euphoria, dark grooves and formidable drumwork all makes this a dark and elegant record!

Genre: Black Metal Darkness

Country: Poland

04. Kampfar – Profan

A great classic black/pagan metal record with a raw production!

Genre: Pagan Black Metal

Country: Norway

05. Yellow Eyes – Sick with Bloom

With Sick with Bloom Yellow Eyes has created an atmospheric black metal masterpiece that stands alone on its merits.

Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal

Country: United States

06. Vreid – Solhverv

Crushingly groovy black metal!

Genre: Melodic Black Metal

Country: Norway

07. Tine – The Forest Dreams of Black

The Forest Dream of Black combine the darkness of Black Metal with Death Metal’s feral core. It has an emotional atmosphere and intensity that is very capturing and riveting to listen to!

Genre: Symphonic Black Metal/ Death Metal

Country: United States

08. Sivyj Yar – Burial Shrouds 

This is defintely a black metal record in the more atmospheric end. With astounishigly beautiful melodies and an almost eerie atmosphere, this definitely ranks among one of the greatest Black Metal records of the year!

Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal

Genre: Atmospheric/ Pagan/ Post-Black Metal

Country: Russia

09. Cosmic Church – Vigilia

Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal

Country: Finland

10. Obsequiae – Arial Of Vernal Tombs

Genre: Medieval/ Melodic Black Metal

Country: Minneapolis, United States.

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11. Murg – Varg & Björn

Genre: Black Metal

Country: Sweden

12. Vredehammer – Spawn Tyrant 

Genre: Black/ Death Metal

Country: Norway

13. Leviathan – Scar Sighted

Genre: Ambient/ Black Metal

Country: California, Portland, Oregon. United States.

14. Mara – Seidr

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Genre: Old School Black Metal

Country: Sweden

 

15. KVLTIST – Catachesis

Genre: Black Metal

Country: Germany

16. AKHLYS – The Dream I

Genre: Dark Ambient

Country: United States

17. Death Karma – The History of Death  Burial Rituals Part 1

Genre: Death/ Black Metal

Country: Slovakia

18. Gorgoroth – Instinctius Bestialis

Genre: Death/ Black Metal

Country: Bergen, Norway.

19. Délétére – Las Heures de la Peste

Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal

Country: Québec, Quebec, Canada.

20. Lluvia – Eternidad Solemne

Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal

Country: Léon, Guanojuato. Mexico.

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21. Vanum – Realm Of Sacrifice

22.   Myrkur – M

23. Krallice – Ygg Huur

24. Fluisteraars – Luwte

25. Jute Gyte – Ship Of Theuseus

26. Onirik – Casket Dream Veneration

27. Macabre Omen – Gods Of War

28. Tribulation – The Children Of The Night

29. False – Untitled

30.Dødheimsgard – A Umbra Omega

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31. Howls Of Ebb – The Marrow Veil

32. Drowning The Light – From The Abyss

33. Dödsferd – The Wastes Of Life

34. Twilight Fauna – Hymns of a Forgotten Homeland

35. Violent Cold – Desperate Dreams

36. Marduk – Frontschwein

37. Enslaved – In Times

38. Kjelds – Skym

39. Negura  Bunget – Tau

40. Borgne – Régne des morts

 

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Ohters worth mentioning:

Deafheaven – New Bermuda

Liturgy – The Ark Work

 

Other link’s about Black Metal:

The Ultimate Black Metal Classics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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