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Atm. Black Metal 2016

Stuff I've dug up this year that's atmospheric/folk black metal and stuff that might not technically be either but still belongs in the same conversation. Recs welcome.
1Schrei Aus Stein
Wanderwege


3.8
2Nord Frost
Solstitium


3.2
3Sieghetnar
Kältetod²


3.1
4The Howling Void
The Triumph of Ruin


2.7
5Eldamar
The Force of the Ancient Land


3.0
6Schattenvald
Der Winterkönig


3.7
7Le Culte du Crane
Le Culte du Crane


Aggressive black metal with huge variety of drumming and very up-front vocals. Some real venom coming out of this dynamic album that falls somewhere between Windir and Skeletonwitch. 3.6
8Uada
Devoid of Light


4.1
9Rorcal
Creon


4.2
10Sun Worship
Pale Dawn


3.2
11Thranenkind
King Apathy


3.8
12Sojourner
Empires of Ash


3.5
13Hermodr
Carved In Ice


3.1
14Wonders Of Nature
Winter Forest


Almost entirely ambient release with some gorgeous melodies. Very minimalistic and effective for a mood-setter. You might forget it's on and then wonder why your head's in such a calm place when it ends. 3.8
15Coldworld
Autumn


3.8
16Arkhtinn
II


3.9
17Arkhtinn
III


An hour of cold, enveloping darkness alternating between impenetrable walls of sound and borderline doom passages. The second half is entirely ambient, with horror soundscapes and creeping guitar swells. Paysage fans rejoice. 4.1
18Imperium Dekadenz
Dis Manibvs


3.7
19Mare Cognitum
Luminiferous Aether


3.9
20Battle Dagorath
I - Dark Dragons of the Cosmos


3.8
21Sordide
Fuir la lumière


3.1
22Saor
Guardians


A gorgeous album that cements Saor's place as a folk/ethnic metal visionary. "Hearth" might be the best song of 2016. 4.5+
23Is
November Days


3.4
24Wedrujacy Wiatr
O Turniach, Jeziorach I Nocnych Szlakach


3.9
25Mizmor
Yodh


3.5 + 0.5 for the album cover
26Myrkgrav
Takk og Farvel; Tida er Blitt ei Annen


3.9
27Afar
Selfless


3.2
28Elathan
Atreup Ed Al Dadinrete


3.8
29Ulfsdalir
Abendrot


Grim, depressive folk/black with some great acoustic work. Might bump this since it feels like a grower. 3.7
30Trvth
Grief and Justice


Trvth's minimalist black metal template sets a desolate mood on Grief and Justice, his latest collection of tales of longing and woe. There's a drone element to much of the album, with winding compositions like "Fears" and "In Despair" leaning on Smith's raspy but intelligible vocals to carry them along. The imagery throughout is harrowing and integral to the experience; on album highlight "My Feelings," there's a poetic fervor in Smith's opening delivery of "Let the day perish on which I was born." Fans of Thou and Agalloch (Trvth lies somewhere in the ashen plans between black and doom metal) ought to find a
worthwhile journey in Grief and Justice. 3.7
31Earth and Pillars
Pillars I


Paysage worship with stellar production and just enough dynamic range. 4.0
32Mavradoxa
Sojourners


Saved one of the best for last apparently. Beautifully written and produced folk metal a la Mantle-era Agalloch. I bought two cassettes of this within five minutes of stumbling across it. 4.1
33Lascar
Absence


3.6
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