I Loved You at Your Darkest is a solid blackened death metal album that's occasionally marred by Behemoth overextending itself, or treading the water it waded with The Satanist.
Imperial Triumphant effectively conveys the decadence and decay of the Big Apple with a unique blend of blackened death metal and avant-garde jazz.
Rife with post-rock cliches, Deafheaven's fourth album contains the band's least inspired genre-blending to date.
Zeal & Ardor's unique blend of black metal and slave spirituals comes together in an exciting and blasphemous display on Stranger Fruit.
The two-disc Scars of Man finds Panopticon separating the black metal and American folk elements of his music, rendering it generic.
Blanck Mass is the solo project of Benjamin John Power, a founding member of the British experimental electronic duo Fuck Buttons. On previous Blanck Mass projects Power has experimented with dark, droning electronic music that contrasts with the often colorful sound of Fuck Buttons.
Surprisingly, Power all but abandons electronica in favor of black metal on the newest Blanck Mass singles, “Odd Scene” and “Shit Luck.” The sudden shift in genre is shocking only to a degree; the songs still fit the grim, heavy aesthetic of Blanck Mass’s previous work.
“Odd Scene” and “Shit Luck” were released on a 12” for Record Store Day and follow up the remix EP World Eater Re-Voxed from earlier this year.
Tribulation comes through with a pretty solid gothic metal album that you'll want to light your candelabra to.
Doom metal trio Primitive Man returns with one of the most nihilistic albums in the genre. For anyone who enjoys some pain with their pleasure.