|Ben's favorites from 2017|
Imo the best album by The Obsessed.
|2||Death Rides a Horse|
More God Than Man
This year's biggest surprise for me. This Danish (My home country) band has been around for some years in the Copenhagen underground scene, but are almost a secret to most metalheads from the area. MGTM is one helluva cool album with the sweetest production and with a singer in the vein of Leather Leone. They are categorized as epic doom but there's not a whole lot of slow riffs here. This is the purest form of heavy metal!
One of the best Italian doom bands. They started out as Black Hole in the 80s and released the cult album Land of Mystery. Soon after they split up and the guitarist and drummer founded Epitaph in the late 80s. In 2014 they released their great debut and now they have released their finest record in the form of Claws. If you like Saint Vitus, Black Hole and the Italian doom darling Paul Chain you should check this one out.
|4||The Savage Rose|
Annisette Koppel is 69 years old and still the most impressive voice in Denmark. She only gets better with age. In her voice you can hear all the pain, love, happiness and sorrow she has gone through. It reminds me a bit of Lady in Satin by Billie Holiday.
The guitar wizard Jim Gustafson has released several cult albums since the early 70s and surprises again with a bluesy, heavy, gimmicky and psychedelic album.
|6||With the Dead|
Love from With the Dead
This year's heaviest record!
|7||Black Country Communion|
Not as good as the debut and Afterglow but still a great release with one of my favorite singers.... Glenn Hughes "The Voice of Rock"
Really good doom album. Michelle Nocon off Death Penalty impresses with her soulful and demonic vocals.
|9||The Doomsday Kingdom|
The Doomsday Kingdom
Heavier than Candlemass anno 2017
Better than Venom anno 2017