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Blackened Death Metal Diggeroonis

Recently I've been on a huge blackened death metal binge and these have been the albums tickling my fancy. Recommendations to similar bands would be highly appreciated, and I love you all.
1 Azarath
Blasphemers' Maledictions


Released this year, Blasphemers' Malediction (the bands 5th album) is easily one of my favorite metal and overall releases this year. In a style of blackened death not too far off from a band like Weapon, Azarath are fast, aggressive and awesomely technical. Combining those aforementioned elements with really cool, slower atmospheric techniques, Blasphemer's Malediction is an extreme metal fans wet dream. Recommended.
2Sonne Adam
Transformation


Another release from this year, Sonne Adam play a slower, filthier version of blackened death metal that really brings to mind Antediluvian (which is a good thing because they rule).
3Antediluvian
Revelations in Excrement


Speaking of these crazy Canadians, Antediluvian's release from this year is not quite as good as their previous effort Under Wing of Asael but still is an extremely solid album that continues the bands style of downtuned, sludgy blackened death metal.
4Portal
Seepia


Every time I go through a blackened death metal phase, Portal is a band I always return to. While usually I go for either Swarth or Outre, lately I have been playing the shit of their first album, which is pretty underrated in my opinion. Definitely displaying more of a death metal edge than their later releases (where the band really develops their own, unique fucked up style) it still summons a strong, menacing atmosphere which is where the black metal elements really tie in.
5Kerasphorus
Cloven Hooves at the Holocaust Dawn


Fast and pummeling blackened death metal that is also similar to bands like Weapon, Azarath, etc...
6Desolate Shrine
Tenebrous Towers


Okay so this isn't blackened death metal, but anyone who would enjoy the above bands would enjoy Desolate Shrine for the same reasons; both crushing yet atmospheric, Desolate Shrine are a young Finnish band that are well on their way to extreme metal stardom. Going from crawling doom sections to punchy almost punk influenced faster moments, the band creates this really occult vibe which is just absolutely entrancing. Another one of my favorite releases of this year so far.
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