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September 2017
25.09   Incursed - Amalur
23.09   Terror Empire - Obscurity Rising
22.09   Ufomammut - 8
22.09   Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun
22.09   Cradle Of Filth - Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness Of Decay
22.09   Wolves In The Throne Room - Thrice Woven
22.09   Vulture Industries - Stranger Times
22.09   Archspire - Relentless Mutation
22.09   Kaipa - Children Of The Sounds
22.09   Monarch - Never Forever
22.09   Sorrows Path - Touching Infinity
22.09   Satyricon - Deep Calleth Upon Deep
22.09   With The Dead - Love From With The Dead
22.09   Kauan - Kaiho
22.09   Overoth - The Forgotten Tome
22.09   Lonewolf - Raised On Metal
22.09   Process Of Guilt - Black Earth
22.09   ColdSpell - A New World Arise
22.09   Nibiru - Qaal Babalon
22.09   King Parrot - Ugly Produce
22.09   National Suicide - Massacre Elite
22.09   Black Country Communion - BCCIV
22.09   Enter Shikari - The Spark
22.09   Devilish Impressions - The I
22.09   Implore - Subjugate
22.09   In Twilight's Embrace - Vanitas
22.09   Mastodon - Cold Dark Place [EP]
22.09   Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Luciferian Towers
21.09   Appalachian Winter - The Lake And The Mountain
20.09   Otherwise - Sleeping Lions
20.09   Master Boot Record - Interrupt Request
15.09   Belphegor - Totenritual
15.09   The Contortionist - Clairvoyant
15.09   Caligula's Horse - In Contact
15.09   Hexx - Wrath Of The Reaper
15.09   Gigan - Undulating Waves Of Rainbiotic Iridescence
15.09   Myrkur - Mareridt
15.09   Steelheart - Through Worlds Of Stardust
15.09   Cripper - Follow Me: Kill!
15.09   Ensiferum - Two Paths
15.09   Dyscarnate - With All Their Might
15.09   Zornheym - Where Hatred Dwells And Darkness Reigns
15.09   Vattnet - Vattnet
15.09   Blackfinger - When Colors Fade Away
15.09   Mesmur - S
15.09   Nothing More - The Stories We Tell Ourselves
12.09   Purtenance - Paradox Of Existence [EP]
08.09   Arch Enemy - Will To Power
08.09   Cannabis Corpse - Left Hand Pass
08.09   Force Majeure - The Rise Of Starlit Fires




Incursed - Amalur
25 September 2017
9 | 3 votes |
01. Lurramets (Intro)
02. Cryhavoc!
03. Psalm Of The Accursed
04. Akelarre
05. The Awakening
06. Amalur
07. The Slavic Covenant
08. A Crownless King
09. The Hardest Of Harvests
10. Zombeer Alcoholocaust
11. Brothers In Arms
12. Fear A' Bhata [bonus]

Terror Empire - Obscurity Rising
23 September 2017
6.5 | 2 votes |
01. Obscurity Rising
02. You'll Never See Us Coming
03. Burn The Flags
04. Times Of War
05. Meaning In Darkness
06. Holy Greed
07. Lust
08. Death Wish
09. Feast Of The Wretched
10. Soldiers Of Nothing
11. New Dictators

Ufomammut - 8
22 September 2017
8 | 9 votes |
01. Babel
02. Warsheep
03. Zodiac
04. Fatum
05. Prismaze
06. Core
07. Wombdemonium
08. Psyrcle

Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun
22 September 2017
8.8 | 31 votes |
01. Spun
02. 16 Psyche
03. Vex
04. Strain
05. The Culling
06. Particle Flux
07. Twin Fawn
08. Offering
09. Static Hum
10. Welt
11. Two Spirit
12. Scrape

01. Exquisite Torments Await
02. Heartbreak And Seance
03. Achingly Beautiful
04. Wester Vespertine
05. The Seductiveness Of Decay
06. Vengeful Spirit
07. You Will Know The Lion By His Claw
08. Death And The Maiden
09. The Night At Catafalque Manor [bonus]
10. Alison Hell [Annihilator cover] [bonus]

Top 20 albums of 2017: 2

7.8 | 29 votes |
01. Born From The Serpent's Eye
02. The Old Ones Are With Us
03. Angrboda
04. Mother Owl, Father Ocean
05. Fires Roar In The Palace Of The Moon

7.6 | 24 votes |
01. Tales Of Woe
02. As The World Burns
03. Strangers
04. The Beacon
05. Something Vile
06. My Body, My Blood
07. Gentle Touch Of A Killer
08. Screaming Reflections
09. Midnight Draws Near

Archspire - Relentless Mutation
22 September 2017
8.4 | 44 votes |
01. Involuntary Doppelganger
02. Human Murmuration
03. Remote Tumour Seeker
04. Relentless Mutation
05. The Mimic Well
06. Calamus Will Animate
07. A Dark Horizontal

Top 20 albums of 2017: 4

Kaipa - Children Of The Sounds
22 September 2017
8 | 4 votes |
01. Children Of The Sounds
02. On The Edge Of New Horizons
03. Like A Serpentine
04. The Shadowy Sunlight
05. What's Behind The Fields

Monarch - Never Forever
22 September 2017
7.7 | 3 votes |
01. Of Night, With Knives
02. Song Of The Void
03. Cadaverine
04. Diamant Noir
05. Lilith

Sorrows Path - Touching Infinity
22 September 2017

Satyricon - Deep Calleth Upon Deep
22 September 2017
7.7 | 48 votes |
01. Midnight Serpent
02. Blood Cracks Open The Ground
03. To Your Brethren In The Dark
04. Deep Calleth Upon Deep
05. The Ghost Of Rome
06. Dissonant
07. Black Wings And Withering Gloom
08. Burial Rite

8.8 | 9 votes |
01. Isolation
02. Egyptian Tomb
03. Reincarnation Of Yesterday
04. Cocaine Phantoms
05. Watching The Ward Go By
06. Anemia
07. CV1

Kauan - Kaiho
22 September 2017
8.2 | 37 votes |
01. Lapsenmuisto
02. Kasvot
03. Siiville Nousu
04. Poissa
05. Lahja
06. Nainen
07. Sateen Huuhtoma
08. Kaiho

Top 20 albums of 2017: 12

Overoth - The Forgotten Tome
22 September 2017
8.5 | 4 votes |
01. Opus Obscura
02. Sigil Of The Empty Throne
03. Winter Of Iniquity
04. The Keeper
05. God Of Delusion
06. The Forgotten Tome
07. Leviathan Swallowed The Sun
08. Mar The Gates
09. Harbinger Of The End Times
10. Shadows In A Thousand Shades Of Black

Lonewolf - Raised On Metal
22 September 2017
7.5 | 4 votes |
01. Unleash The Wolf
02. Souls Of Black
03. Through Fire, Ice And Blood
04. Raised On Metal
05. Flight 19
06. Extinction Of The Stars
07. Evil
08. Skinless Smile
09. No God, No Master
10. Dark World Order
11. Swansong [Digipack bonus]
12. Demon's Call [Digipack bonus]

Process Of Guilt - Black Earth
22 September 2017
7.6 | 14 votes |
01. (No) Shelters
02. Feral Ground
03. Servant
04. Black Earth
05. Hoax

Staff pick by BitterCOld

ColdSpell - A New World Arise
22 September 2017
8 | 1 vote |
01. Forevermore
02. Call Of The Wild
03. It Hurts
04. Miles Away
05. Signs
06. Love Me Like You Do
07. This Is Me
08. Get To The Top
09. Wait Until Tomorrow
10. Losing My Mind
11. Just One Night
12. A New World Arise

Nibiru - Qaal Babalon
22 September 2017
6 | 1 vote |
01. Oroch
02. Faboan
03. Bahal Gah
04. Oxex

King Parrot - Ugly Produce
22 September 2017
7.7 | 3 votes |
01. Entrapment
02. Piss Wreck
03. Disgrace Yourself
04. All Hail The Grub
05. Ten Pounds Of Shit In A Five Pound Bag
06. Scattered
07. Now It Stokes Frenzy
08. Numb Skull
09. Die Before You Die
10. Spookin' The Animals

National Suicide - Massacre Elite
22 September 2017
9 | 1 vote |
01. Deathroll
02. Massacre Elite
03. Take Me To The Dive Bar
04. Pisshead
05. Old, White And Italian
06. What D'You Mean By Metal?
07. Unfit For The Army
08. Trouble Ahead
09. I'm Not A Zombie

Black Country Communion - BCCIV
22 September 2017
8.5 | 2 votes |
01. Collide
02. Over My Head
03. The Last Song For My Resting Place
04. Sway
05. The Cove
06. The Crow
07. Wanderlust
08. Love Remains
09. Awake
10. When The Morning Comes
11. With You I Go

Enter Shikari - The Spark
22 September 2017
6.3 | 4 votes |
01. The Spark
02. The Sights
03. Live Outside
04. Take My Country Back
05. Airfield
06. Rabble Rouser
07. Shinrin-Yoku
08. Undercover Agents
09. The Revolt Of The Atoms
10. An Ode To Lost Jigsaw Pieces (In Two Movements)
11. The Embers

Devilish Impressions - The I
22 September 2017
9 | 3 votes |
01. The I
02. The Dove And The Serpent
03. Eosphoros
04. Blood Imprinted Stigma
05. Ipse Philosophvs, Daemon, Devs Et Omnia
06. Czern I Biel
07. The Fatal Messiah

Implore - Subjugate
22 September 2017
7.5 | 2 votes |
01. Birth Of An Era
02. Loathe
03. Cursed Existence
04. Paradox
05. Disconnected From Ourselves
06. Totalitarian
07. Patterns To Follow
08. Ecocide
09. Technology A Justification For Killing
10. Cult Of El
11. Desolated Winds
12. Boundary
13. Untouchable Pyramid
14. Gazing Beyond
15. Manufactured Reality [digipak bonus]
16. Victims Of The Hollowing [digipak bonus]

In Twilight's Embrace - Vanitas
22 September 2017
7 | 2 votes |
01. The Hell Of Mediocrity
02. Fan The Flame
03. As Future Evaporates
04. Trembling
05. Flesh Falls, No Ghost Lifts
06. Futility
07. The Rift
08. The Great Leveller

Mastodon - Cold Dark Place [EP]
22 September 2017
8.1 | 31 votes |
01. North Side Star
02. Blue Walsh
03. Toe To Toes
04. Cold Dark Place

6.7 | 9 votes |
01. Undoing A Luciferian Towers
02. Bosses Hang
03. Fam / Famine
04. Anthem For No State

5.5 | 2 votes |
01. Northern Wilderness
02. Mount Katahdin
03. Lake Chesuncook
04. The Storm's Brilliant Rainbow
05. Night Of Quiet Rain
06. Fog Lifts From The Lake
07. Perfect Blue Sky
08. Glide upon the Water
09. A Place where Years May See No Souls
10. For Lois

Otherwise - Sleeping Lions
20 September 2017
01. Angry Heart
02. Sleeping Lions
03. Suffer
04. Nothing To Me
05. Weapons
06. Crocodile Tears
07. Close To The Gods
08. Dead In The Air
09. Beautiful Monster
10. Blame
11. Bloodline Lullaby

9 | 1 vote |
01. IRQ 0 SYSTEM CLOCK
02. IRQ 1 KEYBOARD
03. IRQ 2 CASCADE
04. IRQ 3 MODEM
05. IRQ 4 MOUSE
06. IRQ 5 SOUND BLASTER
07. IRQ 6 FLOPPY DISK DRIVE
08. IRQ 7 PRINTER
09. IRQ 8 CMOS
10. IRQ 9 NETWORK
11. IRQ 10 3DFX
12. IRQ 11 SCSI
13. IRQ 12 VGA
14. IRQ 13 COPROCESSOR
15. IRQ 14 PRIMARY IDE
16. IRQ 15 SECONDARY IDE

Belphegor - Totenritual
15 September 2017
7.6 | 35 votes |
01. Baphomet
02. The Devil's Son
03. Swinefever - Regent Of Pigs
04. Apophis - Black Dragon
05. Totenkult - Exegesis Of Deterioration
06. Totenbeschwörer [instrumental version]
07. Spell Of Reflection
08. Embracing A Star
09. Totenritual

The Contortionist - Clairvoyant
15 September 2017
7.4 | 26 votes |
01. Monochrome (Passive)
02. Godspeed
03. Reimagined
04. Clairvoyant
05. The Center
06. Absolve
07. Relapse
08. Return To Earth
09. Monochrome (Pensive)

Caligula's Horse - In Contact
15 September 2017
8 | 31 votes |
01. Dream The Dead
02. Will's Song (Let The Colours Run)
03. The Hands Are The Hardest
04. Love Conquers All
05. Songs For No One
06. Capulet
07. Fill My Heart
08. Inertia And The Weapon Of The Wall
09. The Cannon's Mouth
10. Graves

Hexx - Wrath Of The Reaper
15 September 2017
7.5 | 6 votes |
01. Macabre Procession Of Specters
02. Screaming Sacrifice
03. Slave In Hell
04. Swimming The Witch
05. Dark Void Of Evil
06. Unraveled
07. Voices
08. Exhumed For The Reaping
09. Circle The Drain
10. Wrath Of The Reaper
11. Certificate Of Death [bonus]

7.3 | 8 votes |
01. Wade Forward Through Matter And Backwards Through Time
02. Elemental Transmography
03. Plume Of Ink Within A Vacuum
04. Ocular Wavelengths' Floral Obstructions
05. Hideous Wailing Of The Ronowen During Nightshade
06. Hyperjump-Ritual Madness
07. Clockwork With Thunderous Hooves
08. In Between, Throughout Form And Void

Myrkur - Mareridt
15 September 2017
8.1 | 74 votes |
01. Mareridt
02. Måneblôt
03. The Serpent
04. Crown
05. Elleskudt
06. De Tre Piker
07. Funeral [feat: Chelsea Wolfe]
08. Ulvinde
09. Gladiatrix
10. Kætteren
11. Børnehjem
12. Death Οf Days [bonus]
13. Kvindelil [bonus] [feat: Chelsea Wolfe]
14. Løven [bonus]
15. Himlen Blev Sort [bonus]
16. Två Konungabarn [bonus]

Top 20 albums of 2017: 18

7.6 | 5 votes |
01. Stream Line Savings
02. My Dirty Girl
03. Come Inside
04. My Word
05. You Got Me Twisted
06. Lips Of Rain
07. With Love We Live Again
08. Got Me Running
09. My Freedom
10. I'm So In Love With You

Cripper - Follow Me: Kill!
15 September 2017
7.2 | 11 votes |
01. Pressure
02. Into The Fire
03. World Coming Down
04. Mother
05. Shoot Or Get Shot
06. Bleeding Red
07. Comatose
08. Pretty Young Thing
09. Running High
10. Menetekel

Ensiferum - Two Paths
15 September 2017
7.6 | 91 votes |
01. Ajattomasta Unesta
02. For Those About To Fight For Metal
03. Way Of The Warrior
04. Two Paths
05. King Of Storms
06. Feast With Valkyries
07. Don't You Say
08. I Will Never Kneel
09. God Is Dead
10. Hail To The Victor
11. Unettomaan Aikaan
12. God Is Dead [Alternative version]
13. Don't You Say [Alternative version]

Dyscarnate - With All Their Might
15 September 2017
8 | 8 votes |
01. Of Mice And Mountains
02. This Is Fire!
03. Iron Strengthens Iron
04. Traitors In The Palace
05. To End All Flesh Before Me
06. Backbreaker
07. All The Devils Are Here
08. Nothing Seems Right

8.4 | 18 votes |
01. The Opposed
02. Subjugation Of The Cellist
03. A Silent God
04. Prologue To A Hypnosis
05. Trifecta Of Horrors
06. And The Darkness Came Swiftly
07. Whom The Nights Brings
08. Decessit Vita Patris
09. Hestia

Vattnet - Vattnet
15 September 2017
6.9 | 7 votes |
01. Spun
02. Dark Black
03. Sugar
04. Better Ghost
05. Sister
06. Chains
07. Time Will Prove Everything
08. Funeral

7 | 1 vote |
01. When Colors Fade Away
02. Can I Get A Witness
03. All My Sorrow
04. My Old Soul
05. Afternow
06. Crossing The River Turmoil
07. Beside Still Water
08. Waiting For The Sun
09. Till We Meet Again

Mesmur - S
15 September 2017
6 | 3 votes |
01. Singularity
02. Exile
03. Distension
04. S = K In Ω

6 | 1 vote |
01. (Ambition; Destruction)
02. Do You Really Want It?
03. (Convict; Divide)
04. Let 'em Burn
05. Ripping Me Apart
06. Don't Stop
07. Funny Little Creatures
08. (React; Respond)
09. The Great Divorce
10. Still in Love
11. (Alone; Together)
12. Go To War
13. Just Say When
14. (Accept; Disconnect)
15. Who We Are
16. Tunnels
17. (End; Begin)
18. Fadein/Fadeout

Purtenance - Paradox Of Existence [EP]
12 September 2017
8 | 1 vote |
01. In The End Only Death Will Remain
02. Vicious Seeds Of Mortality
03. Paradox Of Existence
04. Nekro Orgy

Arch Enemy - Will To Power
8 September 2017
7.4 | 154 votes |
01. Set Flame To The Night
02. The Race
03. Blood In The Water
04. The World Is Yours
05. The Eagle Flies Alone
06. Reason To Believe
07. Murder Scene
08. First Day In Hell
09. Saturnine
10. Dreams Of Retribution
11. My Shadow And I
12. A Fight I Must Win

Cannabis Corpse - Left Hand Pass
8 September 2017
7.6 | 16 votes |
01. The 420th Crusade
02. In Dank Purity
03. Final Exhalation
04. Chronic Breed
05. In Battle There Is No Pot
06. Grass Obliteration
07. Left Hand Pass
08. Effigy Of The Forgetful
09. Papyrus Containing The Spell To Protect Its Possessor Against Attacks From He Who Is In The Bong Water
10. The Fiends That Come To Steal The Weed Of The Deceased

6.5 | 4 votes |
01. Gemini Rising
02. Apocalyptic Hearts
03. Blessed By The Wolves
04. The Great Starfall
05. Church Of Steam
06. Pantheon Of My Passion
07. The Darkening
08. Subarctic Showdown