Marred by a few nondescript lowlights, Weeping Choir otherwise contains some of Full of Hell's most distinct and exciting extreme genre fusions so far.
Life Metal is Sunn O)))'s best sounding album to date, though not their most adventurous.
An out-and-out masterpiece of alternative metal, System of a Down's sophomore album was a breath of fresh air amid an ocean of cringeworthy rap rock verses and down-tuned two-note riffs.
ZillaKami and SosMula bring a ton of bark and not too much else to this debut City Morgue album.
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.
Magus is Thou's best produced album yet and is, like Heathen, admirably ambitious in scope. However, the band's sound still isn't dynamic or enthralling enough to warrant the 75 minute runtime.
Imperial Triumphant effectively conveys the decadence and decay of the Big Apple with a unique blend of blackened death metal and avant-garde jazz.
Prequelle may be slightly less edgy than Ghost's previous work, but is one of the band's most well written and produced batches of songs to date, and its loose concept keeps things just fresh enough.