These three musicians coming together for a project should have ripped an obscene hole in time and space five years ago.
Black Peaks have done much to prove that artistic, classy and fearless modern music is capable of making a huge impact beyond the underground.
Heavy with melody, and making good use of dynamics and contrast, Litourgiya possesses something which only the best black metal has…
The Summer of Thou may now be in the past, but we won’t be forgetting Magus anytime soon.
The heaviest album of the decade? Quite possibly.
A monument to pain, but also a manual for survival.
Vile Luxury may be rooted in the brass-clad ruins of some fictional 1920s version of New York; but it also feels like a prediction of what the 2020s may bring.
Marissa Nadler finds nuggets of poetry in the humdrum of everyday life, turning doom and gloom into something ethereal.
If you crave brutal songwriting and claustrophobic soundscapes, this album is definitely a must have in your collection.
Not only Elder’s crowning achievement but also one of the most innovative, memorable and impressive albums of the past decade.
Any of the Californian’s six albums could feature in this AOTD series, but Hiss Spun takes the crown for sheer ambition.
A different approach to black metal, a unique voice for the genre and genuinely one of the most important albums to have been released this decade.
The closest that The Black Dahlia Murder have come to surpassing the immense malice of 2007’s Nocturnal.
Nightmare Logic is the indisputable thrash Album of the Decade, and one heck of a fun listen.
Sonoran Depravation combines all these sounds and ideas of what makes death metal death metal and shows them off wondrously.
There are few metal bands, UK or otherwise, that can compete with the stunning back catalogue of Architects.