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Spag's List of Obscure Albums Worth Jammin'

Greetings! I have decided to compile a list of a bunch of cool bands/albums (mostly metal and weird shit) I've been digging for the past few years that may not have the right amount attention they deserve. Note: some of these could be "semi obscure" as well. Note: Some of these have been on my other lists before.
1Odious
Mirror of Vibrations


Melodic Black Metal from Egypt. This is one of the most fresh sounding BM albums of the 21st century. Highly recommended.
2Urfaust
Der freiwillige Bettler


Atmospheric Black Metal from The Netherlands. The vocalist does some intense yodeling.
3Mithras
On Strange Loops


Technical Death Metal from the UK. Feels like you're in outer space, but with riffs.
4Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser


Folk/Black Metal from Norway. Short and sweet.
5Ereb Altor
Nattramn


Viking/Black Metal from Sweden. Highly recommended for Enslaved and Bathory fans.
6Dark Millennium
Ashore the Celestial Burden


Progressive Death Metal from Germany. Recommended for any fans of the genre really.
7Beyond Dawn
Pity Love


Gothic Doom from Norway If you're a miserable person like myself then check this asap!
8Aberrant Vascular
Aegitshus


Avant Garde Metal from Finland. My most recent discovery.
9Sun Caged
Sun Caged


Progressive Metal from The Netherlands. Well executed at that.
10Thergothon
Stream From The Heavens


Funeral Doom from Finland. Not entirely obscure but, extremely good. I wish most Funeral Doom albums would do what this does for me honestly. It's beautifully terrifying in a way.
11Cynthesis
DeEvolution


Atmospheric Progressive Rock from the US. One of my all time favorite albums at that, not to mention having met the Tipton bros in person is a major plus. Extremely cool dudes.
12Ebony Lake
In Swathes of Brooding Light


Avant Garde Black Metal from the UK. Some of the most twisted, schizophrenic sounding music I have ever heard.
13Horrified
In the Garden of the Unearthly Delights


Atmospheric Death Metal from Greece. Extremely solid material here. Check it out if you dig old Septic Flesh.
14In The Woods...
Heart of the Ages


Atmospheric Black Metal from Norway. This ones a bit obvious because I'm a ITW fanboy. The awesomeness can't be explained with words sadly.
15Myrath
Tales of the Sands


Progressive Metal from Tunisia. Cheesy but gets the damn job done.
16Gire
Gire


Avant Garde Metal from Hungary. Tamas Katai from Thy Catafalque was involved in this project. More than enough of a reason to check it out.
17Code
Resplendent Grotesque


Progressive Black Metal from Norway. Pretty straight-forward and fun stuff.
18Psychotic Waltz
A Social Grace


Progressive Metal from the US. Recommended if you dig Fates Warning and Watchtower.
19Drawn
A New World?


Avant Garde Experimental Metal from Norway, I fucking love this album. I have mentioned it many times but yes, if you love In The Woods like me then get this now!
20Hollenthon
With Vilest of Worms to Dwell


Symphonic Death Metal from Greece. Again, check it out if you dig stuff in the same style as modern Septic Flesh.
21Kekal
The Habit of Fire


Experimental Progressive Metal. This is Kekal's bridge. Where their Black Metal elements started fading and their experimental side really shined. Excellent album.
22Psychotropic Transcendental
Ax Libereld...


Progressive Metal from Poland. I just added this to database because it's really awesome. Some sections remind me of Tool. Also the release date is 2001, not 2016. I fucked it up and now it won't fix for me. I need your assistance mods!
23Lamented Souls
The Origins Of Misery


Doom Metal from Norway. An old demo compilation with ICS Vortex on vocals. Apparently they eventually have a full length planned. The wait is killing me.
24Midnight Odyssey
Funerals from the Astral Sphere


Atmospheric Black Metal from Australia. Completely beautiful atmospheric black metal at that. Listen to this one on a cold night to get a good experience.
25Thormenthor
Abstract Divinity


Progressive Death Metal from Portugal. A tad similar to Cynic and in my opinion, highly more enjoyable.
26Dornenreich
Bitter ist's dem Tod zu dienen


Folk / Melodic Black Metal from Austria. It's golden.
27Fallen
A Tragedy's Bitter End


Funeral Doom from Norway. A personal favorite.
28Anubi
Kai pilnaties akis uzmerks Mirtis


Experimental Folk / Black Metal. Fucking oddball and a half but very enjoyable. If you want something confusing to listen to look no further.
29Obsidian Gate
The Nightspectral Voyage


Symphonic Black Metal from Germany. These guys can write melodies is all I can say. This is a perfect example of how to do Symphonic Black Metal.
30Thy Catafalque
Roka Hasa Radio


Avant Garde Metal from Hungary. I'd say this a fine starting point for their discography, really unique stuff.
31Phlebotomized
Immense, Intense, Suspense


Avant Garde Death Metal. One of the most incredible albums of the 90's. Try this if you like music in general.
32Manes
How the World Came To An End


Experimental/Trip-Hop from Norway. Manes going further from metal as the years went on, the output is even better than expected.
33Confessor
Condemned


Technical Doom Metal from the US. A highly fresh doom album from the 90's. Warning: Vocals can be a turn off depending on who you are.
34The 3rd and the Mortal
Painting on Glass


Avant Garde Rock from Norway. Not sure what to say on this one but it's fantastic.
35Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia


Symphonic Black Metal from Norway. Extremely ridiculous and insane, sounds like one big cheesy nightmare and I mean in that in a good way.
36Zero Hour
The Towers of Avarice


Progressive Metal from the US. Extremely dark and well written, one of my absolute favorites.
37Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age


Epic Doom from the UK. Lovely stuff for the Candlemassers.
38Void Of Silence
Human Antithesis


Funeral Doom from Italy. This is what I needed as of recent, I just want more Funeral Doom that doesn't bore me to bits.
39Lux Occulta
The Mother and the Enemy


Experimental Metal from Poland. A bit of a clusterfuck, first half is more extreme metal as the second half is more experimental.
40Varuna
The Epical Trilogy of Vorlaufen I: Night Master


Progressive Atmospheric Black Metal from China. Heavy on Arcturus influence here this is. Which is a damn good thing.
41Power of Omens
Eyes of the Oracle


Progressive Metal from the US. Extremely technical and emotional.
42Yearning
Plaintive Scenes


Atmospheric Doom Metal from Finland. Worth a solid listen.
43Acrania
An Uncertain Collision


Jazzy Death Metal from Mexico. Tastefully done too, this album is pure fun. Would recommend for those who like Atheist.
44Winterhorde
Maestro


Progressive Black Metal from Israel. One of my favorites from last year.
45Thurisaz
Scent of a Dream


Atmospheric Black/Death Metal. Has a intense atmosphere and solid songwriting on top of it, definitely check this if you dig Borknagar.
46Angizia
Das Schachbrett des Trommelbuben Zacharias


Avant Garde from Austria. Fancy sounding stuff.
47Nagelfar
Srontgorrth


Black Metal from Germany. The man behind The Ruins of Beverast is their drummer. All that needs to be said.
48Atoma
Skylight


Atmospheric Post Metal from Sweden. Something to scratch my outer space itch.
49Khonsu
The Xun Protectorate


Industrial Progressive Metal from Norway. Another favorite from last year. Funny how I like this more than Keep of Kalessin.
50Supuration
The Cube


Progressive Death Metal from France. Varied and experimental.
51Vauxdvihl
To Dimension Logic


Progressive Metal from Australia. See; Psychotic Waltz description.
52The Ruins Of Beverast
Foulest Semen of a Sheltered Elite


Black Metal from Germany. Self explanatory, decent amount of folks know of this project but I feel the need to post it regardless!
53Carbonized
Disharmonization


Death Metal from Sweden. Twisted and puzzling death metal,
54Hidden In The Fog
Damokles


Progressive Black Metal from Germany. Sounding quite a bit like Emperor at times.
55Monumentum
In Absentia Christi


Gothic Rock from Italy. Or rather Gothic Doom, fits in somewhat with stuff like that Beyond Dawn album.
56Carnival in Coal
Vivalavida


Avant Garde Death Metal from France. One word, Degeneracy.
57Autumnblaze
DämmerElbenTragödie


Folk Gothic Black Metal from Germany. Sorrow is the best way I can describe it. Songs themselves reminds me of the miserable material My Dying Bride release.
58Scald
Will Of The Gods Is Great Power


Epic Doom Metal from Russia. This has become my favorite Doom album. I love it even more than Warning's Watching from a Distance now which says something.
59Green Carnation
Journey To The End Of The Night


Progressive Doom from Norway. Their best album in my opinion. Super underrated.
60netra
Sørbyen


Depressive Black Metal from France. With some trip hop elements, it's better than it sounds.
61Orkenkjott
Onskediktet


Progressive Metal from Norway. Like a Leprous knock off, but a damn fine one.
62Bethlehem
Dictius Te Necare


Depressive Black / Doom from Germany. Better than Silencer.
63Dark Suns
Existence


Progressive Metal from Germany. A exhausting but rewarding listen.
64Braindance
Redemption


Progressive Darkwave from the US. This is one of the greatest albums I have ever heard.
65Ephel Duath
Phormula


Experimental Post Black Metal from Italy. Recommended for Arcturus, Unexpect fans, all those weird bands.
66Ewigkeit
Conspiritus


Progressive Experimental Rock from Germany. Synth heavy and very enjoyable.
67Solefald
In Harmonia Universali


Avant Garde Metal from Norway. Top notch Avant Garde.
68Virgin Black
Sombre Romantic


Gothic Doom from Austria. Something I dig more than I thought I would honestly.
69Verdunkeln
Einblick In Den Qualenfall


Atmospheric Black Metal from Germany. Has that ritualistic vibe with a la Urfaust and The Ruins of Beverast.
70Shadow Gallery
Digital Ghosts


Progressive Metal from the US. Great stuff.
71Cebren-Khal
A Mass of Despair


Black / Doom from France. One solid album and nothing more.
72Forgotten Silence
KaBaAch


Progressive Death Metal from Czech Republic. With some eastern influence as well.
73Vediog Svaor
In The Distance


Psychedelic Black Metal from France. Strange strange strange stuff.
74ICS Vortex
Storm Seeker


Progressive Rock from Norway. Not something that gets much attention as a solo effort. I fucking love it however, highly enjoyable and completely honest for what it is. (If that makes sense.)
75Votum
:KTONIK:


Progressive Metal from Poland. Often compared to Riverside for good reason.
76Neolunar
Neolunar


Experimental Electronic from Hungary by Tamas Katai.
77Xerxes (CH)
Beyond My Imagination


Progressive Rock from Switzerland. Worth a look if you like progressive rock in general.
78Elend
Winds Devouring Men


Darkwave from France. Have mixed feelings on some of their albums but this one is great.
79Ark
Burn the Sun


Progressive Rock from Norway. So can Jorn Lande sing or what?
80Vintersorg
Cosmic Genesis


Folk / Black Metal from Sweden. Mr. V's well established solo career.
81Samsas Traum
Utopia


Electronic Darkwave from Germany. Bizarre, upbeat and I dare say... sexy?
82Abnormal Thought Patterns
Altered States of Consciousness


Instrumental from the US. Another Tipton bros project, only recommended if you're into bands like Animals as Leaders and whatnot.
83Winds
Prominence and Demise


Avant Garde Metal from Norway. Despite some muddy production the album is crafted well for the genre. Also having Hellhammer on drums is a major plus.
84Traumatic Voyage
Traumatic...


Gothic Death Metal from Germany. Album sounds like complete hell.
85Chthonic
Seediq Bale


Melodic Black Metal from Taiwan. One of my favorites of all time, not exactly obscure I feel they deserve any praise they get.
86The Moon and the Nightspirit
Holdrejtek


Folk from Hungary. Gorgeous stuff.
87Dropshard
Anywhere But Home


Progressive Rock from Italy. A nice lighthearted release for those into the genre.
88Secrets of the Moon
Sun


Progressive Black Metal from Germany. A more tamed sound from their usual output but still very good.
89Universe 217
Universe217


Experimental Doom from Greece. Female fronted as well.
90Pessimist (Cze)
Ke hvězdám


Experimental Death Metal from Czech Republic. This one will definitely satisfy your Cynic-esque needs.

Everything below here are honorable mentions.
91Pavor
Furioso


Tech Death from Germany. Heavily bass driven.
92Catharsis (USA-CA)
Pathways To Wholeness


Progressive Metal from the US. They have that Psychotic Waltz and Watchtower vibe going on here if that style appeals to you.
93Vuvr
Pilgrimage


Jazz / Tech Death from Czech Republic. Some strange sounds and songwriting but, worth a jam.
94Thy Light
Suici.De.pression


Depressive Black Metal from Brazil. If you wanna cut yourself, be my guest! No but seriously this is a pretty good project.
95Sieges Even
Life Cycle


Progressive Thrash Metal from Germany. Complete insanity from the late 80's, would recommend if you dig bands like Voivod and Anacrusis.
96Forgotten Woods
The Curse Of Mankind


Black Metal from Norway. Despite some lingering songs, it's pretty neat.
97Eumeria
Rebel Mind


Progressive Metal from the US. I still remember when these guys messaged me on youtube back in 2011 to check out their material. I was pleasantly surprised seeing how this is a above decent prog metal album.
98Fleurety
Min Tid Skal Komme


Avant Garde Black Metal from Norway. Just as weird as anything else released by bands like this.
99Le Grand Guignol
The Great Maddening


Avant Garde Black Metal from Germany. Still need to jam this again but I've heard it twice years ago and remember it being pretty damn good.
100The Meads of Asphodel
The Murder Of Jesus The Jew


Black Metal from the UK. This album legitimately made me laugh. Just listen to it.
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