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1Kalisia
Cybion


The first classic rating I've given to an album in months. The most amazingly diverse metal album I've heard in a while. The combination of styles here is so fluid. Melodic death metal, black metal, symphonic metal, industrial metal, technical metal, jazz, and electronica all in one 80 minute album and it actually sounds phenomenal, never mind palatable? This needs to be heard. There's something here for everyone. Ridiculous.
2 Transcending Bizarre?
The Serpent's Manifolds


One hell of an avant-garde/black metal album. One of my top metal albums for the year. Fans of Unexpect, Sigh, Arcturus, Solefald, and Diabolical Masquerade will love this one.
3Ablaze In Hatred
Deceptive Awareness


Beautifully depressing atmospheric/melodic doom metal very reminiscent of Draconian and Swallow The Sun with the occasional tendency to turn towards the funeral side, reminding the listener of Evoken or Remembrance.
4Empyrean Sky
The Snow White Rose of Paradise


Insanely nasty epic progressive death metal. Elegant vocals, amazing musicianship, sexy atmosphere. A truly unmissable album.
5Persefone
Truth Inside The Shades


All prog metal fans will love this one. Truth Inside The Shades is an album that could have easily been released by Opeth. Vocals by three different band members provides for some nice variety and the clean production and solid instrumentals make for a memorable listening experience.
6Haggard
Awaking The Centuries


This is true orchestral metal. The arrangements here make the supposed symphonic metal "titans" sound like amateurs.
7Varathron
His Majesty At The Swamp


Greek black metal of the utmost quality. Their countrymen in Rotting Christ seem to garner more attention and I honestly don't know why. They do everything better.
8Mustan Kuun Lapset
Viimeinen Laulu Kuolemasta


Modern Finnish melodic black metal with some doom elements.
9Eventide
Diaries From The Gallows


Pretty good Swedish melodic death metal with some occasionally progressive moments and some obvious influence from Dark Tranquillity.
10Asmodeus
Imperium Damnatum


Extremely fast, melodic/brutal black metal from Austria. Much like a modernized Panzer Division Marduk without the qualities that plagued the album. This album is raw yet possesses superb, crystal clear production. Not kvlt? Not possible? See for your fucking self.
11Rudra
Kurukshetra


Vedic death metal? Straight from Singapore comes this Asian gem. Brutal paces combined with South Asian and East Indian influence makes for a unique listen. If you like your metal ethnic (like me), get this.
12IXXI
Assorted Armament


Very solid black/thrash metal similar to Aura Noir.
13Nervecell
Preaching Venom


Decent technical death metal from the U.A.E that suffers from the odd use of breakdowns. Dave Haley from Psycroptic lends his talents at drums on this album.
14Spectral
Stormriders


Black/Viking metal with some power metal elements.
15Gorath
Misotheism


Very solid progressive black metal. Fellow label mates include Ikuinen Kaamos, Be'Lakor, Cor Scorpii, and Mar De Grises.
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