How do I start this without sounding cliche or gimmicky. Sorry fresh out of ideas, I will just proceed with sharing my selective albums of the year 2018. Most if not all are in the death and black metal genre wise.
I am going to start the list off with what is arguably the best metal album of 2018, this alongside Corpsessed, should satiate any death metal fans hunger. This is a dark depressing ride, played in death/black metal fashion. Embrace of Thorns hailing from Greece are proving alongside Dead Congregation to be the capita’ of performance in this genre of territory. The samples of Jonestown and accompanying onslaught just leave a dark miserable hole in your chest. https://embracethorns.bandcamp.com/
Seeing as I mentioned Corpsessed above, it is with no wonder that I am including them second on this list. Here is a band I had the privilege learning about a few years back with their debut full length, “Abysmal Thresholds”. Following in the similar vein of their earlier work they are delivering dark/death metal. Harmonious and chaotic elements still remain witch are catching my ears attention. If you have not already heard this band, I would highly recommend you pick the new release. https://darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/impetus-of-death
Here is something new and disastrously effective. Chaotic as hell, with little availability for interpretation. But where this release shines is in its dark foreboding elements catching any listener off guard and prepared to pay attention. This is hardly initiatory death metal mind you, this release will do anything but hold your hand, you have to sit and listen for prolonged periods to hear its redeeming quality’s. https://infernalcoil.bandcamp.com/album/within-a-world-forgotten
Short and sweet and to the point. I didn’t get a chance to hear as much new death metal this year as I would have liked. But I am happy with the progress this genre of music is going through. I think the greatest beauty of death metal, is its ability to let you lose yourself in thought, once you let go of any distractions in your mind, that my friend is when you will hear the beauty.