As the title says...
Starting with an obvious one. My current AOTY.
Some very awesome oddball old-school death metal from Sweden.
In The Distance
Again, Oddball psychadelic black metal from France. Still digesting this but it's very damn good.
Journey To The End Of The Night
Similar to In The Woods... and completely awesome. But I am confused as to why this doesn't get as nearly enough attention as their second album does.
An Uncertain Collision
Mexican death metal/latin jazz combo, this needs more love as it is very gnarly.
|6||Dead Can Dance|
Within the Realm of a Dying Sun
Just a normal dig here! But I can assure the world that it is awesome. And those who have heard it obviously know. Persephone is the perfect way to end an album.
|7||Hidden In The Fog|
Some interesting Progessive Black Metal from Germany, reminds me of Emperor at times.
|8||The Moon and the Nightspirit|
Hungarian folk, quite a bit overlooked. Get this if you dig Thy Catafalque.
Gothic Doom with some horns!
A Mass of Despair
French Black/Doom Metal. Solid stuff.
Some seriously great Bathory worship. Worth checking if you like also Enslaved as well as Bathory,
Beyond My Imagination
Some pretty neat progressive rock from Switzerland.
Stream From The Heavens
Not obscure, but very neat. So far this is the only Funeral Doom album I really really like.
Kro Ni Ka
Instrumental progressive rock from the Czech Republic. Worth a listen.
Einblick In Den Qualenfall
Some psychadelic-ish / ritual-ish black metal from Germany. Somewhat similar to The Ruins of Beverast and Urfaust.
Anywhere But Home
Some great progressive rock, sorta similar to Riverside. Always found it odd that I dig bands that sound similar to Riverside more than I actually do Riverside.
In Swathes of Brooding Light
Some bloody terrifying, schizophrenic avant-garde black metal.
Not entirely obscure but some interesting technical doom from the US.
Some awesome Progressive Black Metal, short and sweet too.
Her Von Welken Nächten
Some great folky/melodic black metal. Prophecy Productions is my favorite label for a reason anyways. :]
Das Schachbrett des Trommelbuben Zacharias
Some hilariously cheesy avant-garde but oh so enjoyable. Also has Jochen Stock from Dornenreich.
Second album of the year. Some impressive progressive black metal. Just as good or maybe even slightly better than Underwatermoon.
|23||Secrets of the Moon|
A change in sound for these guys for sure, still quite enjoyable though. :o
Bizarre neoclassical/gothic/darkwave... proceed with caution. :]
Another change in sound here.This album uses a legitimate orchestra just as Septic Flesh does on their modern work. The songwriting here is VERY solid but also plays it a little safe compared to their debut.