🎵 BEST OF 2019: ATMOSPHERIC & FOLK BLACK METAL 🎵
Yes, this is a broad categorization, but there is a lot of overlap so I put them together into one list, enjoy or bite me <3
🔹️10. AS IF SUNLIGHT COULD WARM THE DECEASED by HYALITHE
This is one of the fuzziest, most lofi mixed black metal albums I've ever heard, and it's surprisingly beautiful.
🔹️9. HALLUCINOGEN by BLUT AUS NORD
This albums is a haze of sound, it feels light and airy, but also suffocating.
🔹️8. RARE FIELD CEILING by YELLOW EYES
Rare Field Ceiling is a wall of concussive, noisy black metal you can easily get lost in, disgustingly mixed and all the better for it.
🔹️7. LUNAR FALLS by SULDUSK
This is more like blackened folk than folk black, the majority of the album is clean sung, with gentle acoustic guitars, but when those screams come out to play they do it BIG.
🔹️6. FORGOTTEN PATHS by SAOR
Layers and layers of super folky black metal, beautifully representing the emotions brought on by Fall.
🔹️5. WHEN A SHADOW IS FORCED INTO LIGHT by SWALLOW THE SUN
I tend to hate melodic black metal, but something about this just does it for me, it builds up this gorgeously dark atmosphere that just clicks.
🔹️4. PATTERNS IN MYTHOLOGY by FALLS OF RAUROS
Much like a waterfalls, once you're in this albums current, there's no escaping it, it washes you along it's amazing blend of classic folk black and beautiful melodies until you reach the end of the stream.
🔹️3. THE INVETERATE FIRE by FIRELINK
Me being a slut for Soulsborne stuff aside, I LOVE everything about this, the vocals, the riffs, the atmosphere, the phenomenal soloing, this is melodic black metal perfection.
🔹️2. WALK BEYOND THE DARK by ABIGAIL WILLIAMS
This album only gets better and better with every track, massive, symphonic songs that never get boring, A.W. proves once again switching to black metal from metalcore allowed them to truly unleash their potential.
🔹️1. In the slidesss.
Wyrmwoods - Spirit & Teeth
Ruadh - Sovereign
Funereal Presence - Achatius
👉 Next up: Best post black albums of 2019