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2020+1 or: how I learned to stop worrying and love avant-garde black

A couple of years ago I was still at the point where the IPA Gods had not bestowed the appreciation of that type of beer upon me. Then. One fateful night in Denver, CO I had a Voodoo Ranger and it changed my opinion of IPAs.

It seems that 2021 is the year that I started to gain an appreciation for Avant-garde Black.

Limiting to Top 25 at this time

Created by: Chobo_jokeR | 29.05.2021

1. Krallice - Demonic Wealth
Dreamy Spacey Avant-garde Black
2. Qrixkuor - Poison Palinopsia
Psychedelic Blackened Death (how we all wish the new Grave Miasma would have sounded)
3. Skepticism - Companion
FUN-eral Doom
4. Between The Buried And Me - Colors II
Progressive Metalcore
5. Our Place Of Worship Is Silence - Disavowed, and Left Hopeless
Blackened Death
6. Noctambulist - The Barren Form
Willowtips Never-ending Quest to Replace Ulcerate
7. Dordeduh - Har
Majestic Romanian Blackened Folk or Folksy Black
8. Gosudar - Morbid Despotic Ritual
Deathy Doomy a la Spectral Voice
9. Dola - Czasy
Avant-garde Blackened Doom
10. Defacement - Defacement
Dissonant Black
11. Cerebral Rot - Excretion of Mortality
Nasty AF Death
12. Lykhaeon - Opprobrium
Blackened Doom
13. Iron Maiden - Senjutsu
Maiden Being Maiden
14. Leiþa - Sisyphus
Rifftastical Black
15. The Devouring Void - Hypnagogic Hallucinations
Blackened Death with tinges of DsO's sound
16. Kwade Droes - Met Onoprechte Deelneming
More like Kwade Grows (on ya) - Avant-garde Black
17. The Ruins Of Beverast - The Thule Grimoires
Gothic Blackened Doom (or as Neachy referred to it as their boogaloo [I think?] sound)
18. Thy Catafalque - Vadak
Avant-garde Black
19. Hooded Menace - The Tritonus Bell
Riffs on Riffs on Riffs Death Doom
20. Cloak Of Altering - Sheathed Swords Drip With Poisonous Honey
Flying Lotus does Avant-garde Black
21. Hornwood Fell - Keres
Avant-grade Death/Black
22. Hellish Form - Remains
Body Void's vocals set to Un-esque music
23. Atvm - Famine, Putrid and Fucking Endless
Progressive Death Fuckery
24. Suffering Hour - The Cyclic Reckoning
Blackened Death with a guitar tone that you'll either love or hate, like that overly aggressive snare drum in brutal death metal
25. Asphyx - Necroceros
Asphyx doing Asphyx things (Really Riffy Death Doom)

Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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Comments: 4   Visited by: 28 users
02.09.2021 - 04:14

Thanks to you I rechecked that Lykhaeon album. No idea what I was thinking the first time I heard it but I love it now.
02.09.2021 - 05:19

Clever title
My Favorite Metal Albums of All Time:
180 Greatest Metal Songs (max. 2 songs per album):
02.09.2021 - 05:52

Written by Neachy on 02.09.2021 at 04:14

Thanks to you I rechecked that Lykhaeon album. No idea what I was thinking the first time I heard it but I love it now.

It's pretty darn good hey? I had been meaning to update my list for awhile because there albums on there that should have been demoted. That one was absolutely a grower. I've liked it more and more with each listen. Glad you gave it a second chance! That BTBAM album is definitely a grower too. And I saw Antediluvian on your list before it even dropped so that lead me to search that one out too. I'll need some more time with it but I definitely dig it. Minus the track that you also called out for being drivel lol.
02.09.2021 - 05:52

Written by F3ynman2000 on 02.09.2021 at 05:19

Clever title

Thanks! Lol. I was pretty proud of it.

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