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The best albums of 2017. Each section is almost in order now. I have tried to group the albums aesthetically, with the first group being the most diverse , focusing on the free-floating drone/ ambient, noise and psychedelic stuff that. The reason is that I get strong ASMR from those things. And yes, ASMR is real.

Created by: mz | 30.06.2017



1. /// Noise, Drone, Ambient, Psychedelic Stuff\\\
2. 10 000 Russos - Distress Distress (psychedelic rock/ noise/ experimental- https://fuzzclub.bandcamp.com/album/distress-distress)
3. 777Babalon - Eschatological Beast of the Revelation (noise/ blackend drone/ industrial- https://777babalon.bandcamp.com/album/eschatological-beast-of-the-revelation)
4. Ehnahre - The Marrow (Experimental Drone Doom Metal)
5. Twinesuns - The Empire Never Ended (Abstract Ambient- Drone)
6. The Space Between You & the World - The Space Between You & the World (Abstract Industrial- Drone-Noise- https://thespacebetweenyoutheworld.bandcamp.com/album/the-space-between-you-the-world-2)
7. William Basinski - A Shadow in Time (Soundtrack- Drone- Ambient- https://williambasinski.bandcamp.com/)
8. Schammasch - The Maldoror Chants: Hermaphrodite (Percussion Driven Drone- Black Metal- https://schammasch.bandcamp.com/album/the-maldoror-chants-hermaphrodite)
9. Yhdarl - Antithesis (Blackend Drone/ Noise- https://musicalexcrements.bandcamp.com/album/antithesis)
10. Temple ov BBV - Temple ov BBV (psychedelic rock- experimental- https://templeovbbv.bandcamp.com/)
11. LINGUA IGNOTA - ALL BITCHES DIE (Death Industrial- Modern Classical (?)- https://linguaignota.bandcamp.com/album/all-bitches-die)
12. Pharmakon - Contact (Noise - Experimental Industrial- https://pharmakon.bandcamp.com/)
13. Anima Nostra - Atraments (Dark Ambient- Blackend Industrial Doom -https://malignantrecs.bandcamp.com/album/atraments)
14. Common Eider, King Eider - Shrines for the Unwanted, Respite for the Cast Aside (Blackend Drone- https://commoneiderkingeider.bandcamp.com/album/shrines-for-the-unwanted-respite-for-the-cast-aside)
15. Blown Out - Superior Venus (Psychedelic Rock- https://blownout.bandcamp.com/album/superior-venus)
16. Ari Balouzian - Western Medicine (Modern Classical- Soundtrack- Drone)
17. Asofy - Nessun Luogo (Dark Metal ( :P) - https://avantgardemusic.bandcamp.com/album/nessun-luogo)
18. Dødsmaskin - Fullstendig Brent (Death Industrial-https://malignantrecs.bandcamp.com/album/fullstendig-brent)
19. GOLD - Optimist (Noise Rock-https://gold-vanrecords.bandcamp.com/album/optimist)
20. set and setting - Reflectionless (Dronish Post Rock/ Metal- https://setandsetting.bandcamp.com/)
21. Mires - Loom (Drone Metal- https://mires.bandcamp.com/album/loom)
22. Aelter - IV Love Eternal (Dark Metal -https://avantgardemusic.bandcamp.com/album/iv-love-eternal)
23. Z - Z (Soundtrack- Ambient- Drone- https://zsoundscape.bandcamp.com/album/z)
24. Shibalba / Alone In The Hollow Garden & Nam​​-​​khar - Yang Trol Lé (Ritualistic Drone- https://aloneinthehollowgarden.bandcamp.com/album/shibalba-alone-in-the-hollow-garden-nam-khar-yang-trol-l-digipack-cd-edition)
25. Esben and the Witch - Older Terrors (https://esbenandthewitch.bandcamp.com/album/older-terrors)
26. Julie's Haircut - Invocation And Ritual Dance Of My Demon Twin (Psychedelic Rock- https://julieshaircut.bandcamp.com/album/invocation-and-ritual-dance-of-my-demon-twin)
27. NONN - NONN (Post Punk- Darkwave- Psychedelic Rock- https://fuzzclub.bandcamp.com/album/nonn)
28. Afsprengi Satans - Djöful Leg (Percussion driven drone/ dark ambient- https://afsprengi.bandcamp.com/album/dj-ful-leg)
29. Khel - Sleepless (Death Industrial- https://musicalexcrements.bandcamp.com/album/sleepless)
30. The Myrrors - Hasta La Victoria (Psychedelic Rock- Jazz- Krautrock- https://themyrrors-slr.bandcamp.com/album/hasta-la-victoria)
31. Dead Sea Apes - Sixth Side of the Pentagon (psychedelic rock- https://deadseaapes-slr.bandcamp.com/album/sixth-side-of-the-pentagon)
32. Graham McArthur - Shadows at Night by (Dark Ambient- https://grahammcarthur.bandcamp.com/track/shadows-at-night)
33. GOD ROOT - Salt And Rot (Blackend Post Metal- Sludge- Drone-https://hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/salt-and-rot)
34. Cryptic Ruse - ASMR (Drone Metal- https://cryptic-ruse.bandcamp.com/album/asmr)
35. Alder & Ash - Clutched in the Maw of the World (Cello noise/ drone- improvised - https://alderandashmusic.bandcamp.com/album/clutched-in-the-maw-of-the-world)
36. Rutger Zuydervelt - Concrete Scores - Soundtracks for Makino Takashi (Soundtrack-https://glisteningexamples.bandcamp.com/album/concrete-scores-soundtracks-for-makino-takashi)
37. Pedestrian Deposit - The Architector (Noise/ musique concrete - https://pedestriandeposit.bandcamp.com/album/the-architector)
38. Daniel Menche - Slumber (Drone- https://danielmenche.bandcamp.com/album/slumber)
39. LaColpa - Mea Maxima Culpa (Blackend Sludge/noise- https://lacolpa666.bandcamp.com/album/mea-maxima-culpa)
40. Omahara - Omahara (Blackend Post Rock / Percussion Driven Drone- https://omahara.bandcamp.com/album/omahara-3)
41. Children of the Greyscale Rainbow - Base and Tramadol Tremors (Industrial/ Drone- https://childrenofthegreyscalerainbow.bandcamp.com/album/base-and-tramadol-tremors)
42. Lost Horizons - Perception (dark ambient/ soundtrack/ drone- https://losthorizens.bandcamp.com/album/perception)
43. DEVTH OF THE ⊙))) - HÆXECNTH Split (Dark Ambient/ Drone/ Noise- https://devthofthesunn.bandcamp.com/album/h-xecnth-split)
44. PBK - Our Hands Are Not True (Abstract Ambient- Noise- https://humanhoodrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/our-hands-are-not-true)
45. Khost - Governance (Blackend Industrial Doom- Noise)
46. Shibalba​/​Anima Nostra​(​Nordvargr​) - Drakonian Adversary (Ritual Ambient- https://shibalbahalls.bandcamp.com/album/shibalba-anima-nostra-nordvargr-drakonian-adversary-digipak-cd-sold-out-available-in-high-quality-digital-download-now-lp-edition-later-this-year-by-aeon-sophia-press)
47. SUM OF R - Orga (Drone/ Ambient/ Soundscape- https://cycliclaw.bandcamp.com/album/orga)
48. Penny Rimbaud's Kernschmelze II - Cantata For Improvised Voice (Female Fronted Noise/ Drone/ Ambient -https://coldspring.bandcamp.com/album/cantata-for-improvised-voice-csr239cd)
49. White Suns - Psychic Drift (Noise/ Electronics -https://whitesuns.bandcamp.com/album/psychic-drift)
50. MONARCH! - Never Forever (Sludge Doom Metal-Drone- https://profoundlorerecords.bandcamp.com/album/never-forever)
51. Robedoor - New Age Sewage (Soundtrack-Drone- Industrial- https://robedoor.bandcamp.com/)
52. Ural - Divine Earthlings (Psychedelic Drone Metal-https://soundsoftheural.bandcamp.com/album/divine-earthlings)
53. Knurl - The Closed Interval" (NRR58) (Harsh noise- https://norentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-closed-interval-nrr58)
54. /// Black Metal\\\
55. Blut Aus Nord - Deus Salutis Meæ (Industrial Avantgarde Black Metal)
56. MRTV - NEGATIVE ATONAL DISSONANCE (Schizophrenic Black Metal https://mrtvi.bandcamp.com/)
57. Rebirth of Nefast - Tabernaculum (Black Metal- https://rebirthofnefast.bandcamp.com/album/tabernaculum)
58. Skáphe - Untitled (Raw Psychedelic Black Metal- https://skaphe.bandcamp.com/album/untitled-3)
59. Nornahetta - Synesthetic Pareidolia (Improvised Raw Psychedelic Black Metal- https://nornahetta.bandcamp.com/album/synesthetic-pareidolia-3)
60. Netra - Ingrats (Black Metal, Trip-Hop- https://hypnoticdirgerecords.bandcamp.com/album/ingrats)
61. The Ruins Of Beverast - Exuvia (Quasi Psychedelic Black Metal- https://theruinsofbeverast.bandcamp.com/album/exuvia)
62. Slagmaur - Thill Smitts Terror (Avantgarde/ Industrial Black Metal - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jlv3bsQjvqQ&list=PLM1Y-v_RSGByymm0P0iCQAxic6WyY8wJx&index=6)
63. Sorguinazia - Sorguinazia (Deathend Raw Psychedelic Black Metal- https://ironboneheadproductions.bandcamp.com/album/sorguinazia-sorguinazia)
64. Endalok - Úr Draumheimi Viðurstyggðar (Psychedelic Black Metal- https://endalok.bandcamp.com/album/r-draumheimi-vi-urstygg-ar-2)
65. The Great Old Ones - EOD: A Tale Of Dark Legacy (https://thegreatoldonessom.bandcamp.com/album/eod-a-tale-of-dark-legacy)
66. White Ward - Futility Report (Post Black Metal- https://whiteward.bandcamp.com/album/futility-report)
67. The Will of Tiamat - Воля (Bouncy Black Metal- https://the-will-of-tiamat.bandcamp.com/album/--4)
68. Dodecahedron - Kwintessens (Black Metal-https://dodecahedronsom.bandcamp.com/album/kwintessens)
69. Morpheus Tales - 2 (Progressive Black Metal-https://morpheustales.bandcamp.com/)
70. Ars Magna Umbrae - Through Lunar Gateways (Black Metal- https://arsmagnaumbrae.bandcamp.com/album/through-lunar-gateways)
71. Project Omega - Mors Introivit In Orbem Terrarum (Black Metal - https://projectomega.bandcamp.com/album/mors-introivit-in-orbem-terrarum)
72. Bestia Arcana - Holókauston (Black Metal-https://darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/hol-kauston)
73. Sangue Nero - Viscere (Black Metal- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1dnHifcqIo)
74. NONE - selftitled (Atmospheric Black Metal- https://hypnoticdirgerecords.bandcamp.com/album/selftitled)
75. Time Lurker - Time Lurker (Black Metal)
76. Veter Daemonaz - Триvмф \ Trivmph (Black Metal -https://veterdaemonaz.bandcamp.com/album/v-trivmph)
77. Imperceptum - The Eternal Path to Nothingness (Atmoblack- Funeral Doom- https://imperceptum.bandcamp.com/album/the-eternal-path-to-nothingness)
78. Lvx Hæresis - Descensŭs Spīrĭtŭs (Black Metal-https://lvxhaeresis.bandcamp.com/)
79. Maré - Abschied (Post Black Metal- https://marekrawall.bandcamp.com/album/abschied)
80. Mesarthim - Presence (E​.​P​.​) (DSBM-psytrance- https://mesarthim.bandcamp.com/album/presence-e-p)
81. Profundis Tenebrarum - Disciples Of Venomous Death (Black Metal- https://egregor-records.bandcamp.com/album/disciples-of-venomous-death)
82. Israthoum - Channeling Death and Devil (Black Metal- https://israthoum-official.bandcamp.com/album/channeling-death-and-devil)
83. KENOSIS - Consecrationem (Black Metal-https://kenosisofficial.bandcamp.com/releases)
84. Mersk - Birthed in Embers (Ambient Black Metal-https://mersk.bandcamp.com/album/birthed-in-embers)
85. Luminous Vault - Charismata (Industrial Black Metal- https://luminousvault.bandcamp.com/album/charismata)
86. Ter Ziele - There is no useless pain (DSBM-https://musicalexcrements.bandcamp.com/album/there-is-no-useless-pain)
87. ///Death Metal\\\
88. Pyrrhon - What Passes For Survival (Avantgarde Death Metal- https://pyrrhonband.bandcamp.com/album/what-passes-for-survival)
89. Venenum - Trance Of Death (Psychedelic Death Metal- https://venenum.bandcamp.com/album/trance-of-death)
90. Summon - Aesthetics of Demise (Death Metal- https://ironboneheadproductions.bandcamp.com/album/summon-aesthetics-of-demise)
91. IMPETUOUS RITUAL - Blight Upon Martyred Sentience (Psychedelic-ish Death Metal-https://profoundlorerecords.bandcamp.com/album/blight-upon-martyred-sentience)
92. Lantern - II : Morphosis (https://darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/ii-morphosis)
93. Miserist - Miserist S​/​T (Death Metal- https://krucyator.bandcamp.com/album/miserist-s-t)
94. Ulsect - Ulsect (Ulceratian Metal- https://ulsect.bandcamp.com/)
95. Ingurgitating Oblivion - Vision Wallows In Symphonies Of Light (Technical death Metal- https://ingurgitatingoblivion1.bandcamp.com/album/vision-wallows-in-symphonies-of-light)
96. The Ominous Circle - Appalling Ascension (Death Metal-http://listen.20buckspin.com/album/appalling-ascension)
97. Theurgia - Genómasis (Black Metal-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E045wFeZmHo)
98. ///Others\\\
99. Emptiness - Not For Music (Blackend Post Punk- https://emptiness.bandcamp.com/album/not-for-music)
100. Igorrr - Savage Sinusoid (Cybergrind , Experimental Breakcore , Modern Classical-https://igorrr.bandcamp.com/album/savage-sinusoid)
101. Oxbow - Thin Black Duke (Experimental- Noise Rock- https://oxbowofficial.bandcamp.com/album/thin-black-duke)
102. Satan's Children - Spiritual Abuse (Stoner Doom-Psychedelic -https://satanschildren.bandcamp.com/album/spiritual-abuse)
103. MASTER BOOT RECORD - C​:​\​>COPY *​.​* A: /V (Video Game Metal- https://masterbootrecord.bandcamp.com/album/c-copy-a-v)
104. Light Of The Morning Star - Nocta (Blackend Gothic Metal- https://ironboneheadproductions.bandcamp.com/album/light-of-the-morning-star-nocta)
105. Combat Astronomy - Symmetry Through Collapse (Avantgarde Metal- Jazz- https://combat-astronomy.bandcamp.com/)
106. GenocideGenerator - /// (Cyber Grind- https://genocidegenerator.bandcamp.com/album/iii)
107. Filthskin - KYLLIAN remastered by FILTHSKIN (Dark Electro- Industrial -https://filthskin.bandcamp.com/album/kyllian-remastered-by-filthskin)
108. Nomadic Rituals - Marking the Day (Sludge Metal- https://nomadicrituals.bandcamp.com/album/marking-the-day)
109. SELCOUTH - Heart Is The Star Of Chaos (Blackend Avantgarde Metal- https://i-voidhangerrecords.bandcamp.com/album/heart-is-the-star-of-chaos)
110. HKY - HKY omega LP (Blackend Post Metal- https://musicfearsatan.bandcamp.com/album/hky-omega-lp)
111. Jurawolf - Schisme (Blackend Synth Music -https://jurawolf.bandcamp.com/album/schisme)
112. 3TEETH - <shutdown​.​exe> (Industrial / Alternative Metal- https://3teeth.bandcamp.com/album/shutdown-exe)
113. Ex Eye - Ex Eye (Blackend Sax Metal- https://exeyeband.bandcamp.com/)
114. Harpon - béji (hardcore / noise https://tandorirecords.bandcamp.com/album/b-ji)
115. Toby Driver - Madonnawhore (Avantgarde/ Ambient-https://theflenser.bandcamp.com/album/madonnawhore)
116. Endon - Through the Mirror ("catastrophic noise metal" -https://endon.bandcamp.com/album/through-the-mirror)
117. ////////////////// Albums not yet fully released but having high potential ////////////////
118. Gods Forsaken- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSQyRRa2yac
119. Street Sects - Rat Jacket (https://streetsects.bandcamp.com/album/rat-jacket)
120. Dool - Here Now, There Then (https://dool-nl.bandcamp.com/album/here-now-there-then)
121. Slow - V - Oceans (Funeral Doom Metal- https://musicalexcrements.bandcamp.com/album/v-oceans)
122. Nadddir - I'm a fucking plague (Blackend Rap and other things (?)- https://musicalexcrements.bandcamp.com/album/im-a-fucking-plague)
123. Wailin Storms - Sick City (Gothic Rock)



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04.07.2017 - 21:22
mz
More complete now.
Still need to add a bunch of albums+ sort them.
Recommendations are more than welcomed.
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05.07.2017 - 00:40
VIG
Axxon N
Written by mz on 04.07.2017 at 21:22

Recommendations are more than welcomed.


Well you have a great list so far. I recommend you check out The Ominous Circle, Funeralium, Bathsheba, Loss, and Artificial Brain.

I'm sure you'll like one of those.
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05.07.2017 - 08:07
Paz
News Man
Pillars I was released in 2016
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05.07.2017 - 15:11
mz
Written by Paz on 05.07.2017 at 08:07

Pillars I was released in 2016

fixed, thanks.
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05.07.2017 - 15:13
mz
Written by VIG on 05.07.2017 at 00:40

Well you have a great list so far. I recommend you check out The Ominous Circle, Funeralium, Bathsheba, Loss, and Artificial Brain.

I'm sure you'll like one of those.


thanks for the recs. OCs most likely will be here. Still need to doublecheck Bathsheba. Loss I have not checked yet due to the hype around it and I've never been a fan of AB. I really loved Funeralium's previous records. I checked a bit of their new album and indeed they are still on top of the game for crushing Funeral Doom, but the genre as a whole is a bit too, ehm, basic and archaic for me. I will check it again soon, though.
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05.07.2017 - 20:35
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Do you like drone? It's really hard to tell sometimes /S
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06.07.2017 - 01:18
mz
Written by Alex F on 05.07.2017 at 20:35

Do you like drone? It's really hard to tell sometimes /S


I feel like I am not giving enough attention to the genre only 70% of my musical time was dedicated to drone this year. SAD!
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06.07.2017 - 01:22
mz
So I checked and almost one third of the albums here are belong to drone and genres aesetically similar , like dark ambient , noise , death industrial etc . Nice
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07.07.2017 - 23:05
Diverge
Gotta recommend Oceanic's Trappist album. Great and diverse instrumental metal:
https://oceanicmuzak.bandcamp.com/

And, of course, Combat Astronomy's newest. Probably my AOTY, but I haven't listened to much this year.
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08.07.2017 - 19:29
mz
Written by Diverge on 07.07.2017 at 23:05


And, of course, Combat Astronomy's newest. Probably my AOTY, but I haven't listened to much this year.

Thanks for the recommendations.
I'm not a fan of traditional, conventional instrumental metal in which the music is based on the structure rather than texture. I'm drifting away towards drone and related subgenres everyday.
CA, well I included it here. It is a very good album but I kinda feel disappointed compared to Kundalini Apocalypse tbh.
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09.07.2017 - 00:07
Diverge
Written by mz on 08.07.2017 at 19:29

Written by Diverge on 07.07.2017 at 23:05


And, of course, Combat Astronomy's newest. Probably my AOTY, but I haven't listened to much this year.

Thanks for the recommendations.
I'm not a fan of traditional, conventional instrumental metal in which the music is based on the structure rather than texture. I'm drifting away towards drone and related subgenres everyday.
CA, well I included it here. It is a very good album but I kinda feel disappointed compared to Kundalini Apocalypse tbh.


Yeah I figured you've been getting into drone and psych stuff lately. I'll have to check out some of those selections on your list- I also recall you may have posted one or two krautrocky things in the non-metal recommendations thread I should check out.
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09.07.2017 - 17:08
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
No Au Dessus - End Of Chapter ?
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11.07.2017 - 20:59
mz
Written by tea[m]ster on 09.07.2017 at 17:08

No Au Dessus - End Of Chapter ?

still have not heard that, partly due to my prejudice against post black metal. If u think it is a good album, then I will check it.
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27.07.2017 - 20:54
LuciferOfGayness
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Do you have any drone (not the dronish kind of other stuff) here that comes close in quality to Shrines for the Unwanted, Respite for the Cast Aside?
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31.07.2017 - 18:11
mz
Written by Guest on 27.07.2017 at 20:54

Do you have any drone (not the dronish kind of other stuff) here that comes close in quality to Shrines for the Unwanted, Respite for the Cast Aside?

I would say that Twinesuns is even better, but it is a different type of drone. It is much more abstract than Shrines for the Unwanted.
There had been great drone records this year, but I'm having hard time finding something with the exact style of Shrines for the Unwanted which is also as good.
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17.08.2017 - 20:51
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
I probably wouldn't like half of the albums here considering how much drone is there and thats why the thumbs up.
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20.09.2017 - 14:38
mz
I need to update, trim and rearrange some albums here, but I'm pretty proud of this list
recommendations welcomed.
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20.09.2017 - 14:38
mz
Written by 3rdWorld on 17.08.2017 at 20:51

I probably wouldn't like half of the albums here considering how much drone is there and thats why the thumbs up.

dont worry. One day you will be cool enough to enjoy drone
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28.09.2017 - 21:54
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
This is a good list. I dig this list.
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29.09.2017 - 13:56
mz
Written by Jaeryd on 28.09.2017 at 21:54

This is a good list. I dig this list.

thanks a lot
I'm pretty proud of this list to be honest. I need to rearrange and do some sort of rating. Also I am missing some albums.
Recommendations would be welcomed.
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