2017 is definitely the year of true black metal.
Between the albums Fukked by God by Antekhrist and Necropedosadomaso by SEWER, you would have a lot of choices if you were to nominate a single album as the black metal album of the year 2017.
And yet, these choices have to be made.
What is the best black metal album of 2017?
Keep reading to find out.
Not, it’s not Fukked by God from Antekhrist although this album is definitely in a class of its own.
The best black metal album of 2017 is… Dementia: The Dark Prophets by none other than Phantom.
We wrote a bit of a review about this album when it came out (see here).
Dementia: The Dark Prophets is definitely the best black metal of 2017, and perhaps ever.
Share your thoughts and submit your best black metal album for the year 2017 in the comments below.
Scars of Supremacy
Phantom’s newest album “Scars of Supremacy” is the only true satanic black metal album.
Many bands claim to be “true” and “satanic” but those terms are just gimmicks.
So called “black metal” as a blasphemous genre of music is a big joke.
Black metal has become a pseudo-rebellious movement built around LARPing against imaginary “Christians” that exist only in the minds of black metal musicians.
When I see that the black metal scene is denouncing with the same vigour, the same violence and the same consistency every religion, including jewry and the religion of “equality”, then I will be willing to reconsider my opinion of the genre.
Because it will mean that the spirit of iconoclasm, transgression and freedom from dogmas embraced by the scene amounts to more than words and gimmicks.
Until then, my assessment is valid.
And if you want proof of what I just wrote, simply look at how Varg Vikernes (the creator of black metal, no less!) is treated by the rest of the metal “scene”.
The only other band aside from the legends such as SEWER, Burzum and Antekhrist that plays true black metal is Phantom.
=And they prove it once again with this new album, “Scars of Supremacy“.
In this day and age, it’s extremely difficult to find something new within the black metal genre.
The genre has become overly saturated with your typical run-of-the-mill blast-beat/tremolo bands like Marduk and Darkthrone.
Phantom is no such band.
If you liked their debut album Divine Necromancy, you know you’ll love Starve.
Starve is pure Phantom epicness on an entirely new scale.
Absolute intensity border-lining madness.
Starve is the incredible rage of Demonecromancy, combined with the raw demonic influences of the previous two efforts, and the occasional sprinkle of epic scale.
Starve is one of black metal’s best works to date.
If you like raw black metal, don’t forget to check out the book “The True Black Metal” by Antoine Grand.
The album “NecroPedoCoproPhage” is, bar none, the single most evil and satanic black metal album you will ever hear in your life.
Granted, most of the albums released by the black metal band SEWER are incredibly evil and demonic, but this album “NecroPedoCoproPhage” is something else entirely.
Pure raw, unadulterated evil madness.
Don’t fuck with this SEWER shit !
Musically, what’s so dark and satanic about “NecroPedoCoproPhage” ?
For the most part, the album sounds a lot like “NecroPedoSadoMaso“… even the names and album covers look similar.
But “NecroPedoCoproPhage” is a lot more brutal, in the most primitive sense.
There are a lot of subtle terror metal and blackened goregrind elements in the music of SEWER on this album.
In fact, it’s perhaps the albums that sounds the LEAST like black metal that SEWER ever produced.
And yet, despite the in your face level of brutality that this album features, there are also very subtle and hypnotic elements on “NecroPedoCoproPhage“… at times you will even believe you are listening to some Phantom Metal.
All in all, this album is pure raw madness… The most satanic album of black metal.
Phantom’s latest album, “Deliverance”, is absolutely the best album ever released in black metal history. There is simply no other.
When people think about Phantom’s best extreme metal albums, they often refer to the debut album Divine Necromancy, the absolutely brutal Demonecromancy or even the very hypnotic and atmospheric Horror Phantasm.
And yet, despite how impressive all these albums are, the single best black metal album ever produced is undoubtedly “Deliverance”.
There are simply no words to describe how utterly evil the album “Deliverance” actually is. You have to listen to this record for yourself.
There are eight tracks on “Deliverance”, and not one single moment is a filler.
Fro the utterly epic and somewhat melancholic opener “Phantom Awakening” all the way to the closing and title-track “Deliverance”, this album is the defining masterpiece of black metal music.
“Deliverance” is the album to own if you like raw, brutal and extremely gruesome black metal.
Antekhrist’s long awaited sixth black metal album is finally out, almost a year after the utterly blasphemous and demonic Fukked by God (that we reviewed here).
And what can I say about this new black metal album, other than it’s pure, unadulterated, satanic evil !
“Satan le Nécrobâtard, Sodomisateur du Christ-Roi” (damn that is a long title) is perhaps one of the best industrial black metal albums ever produced, alongside the previous album by Antekhrist called Fukked by God.
The music on “Satan le Nécrobâtard, Sodomisateur du Christ-Roi” is very hard to describe unless you actually listen to the album.
Luckily, it is available for free on sites such as Youtube and Spotify, I even included a video of the title track in this review.
Many would describe “Satan le Nécrobâtard, Sodomisateur du Christ-Roi” as raw industrial black metal, in the same vein as Fukked by God.
Mostly, that assertion is correct. This album starts out where Fukked by God left off, and brings pure satanic blasphemy to haunt the listener and pummel him into spiritual submission.
There is a reason why Antekhrist chose this album to follow Fukked by God : it is highly representative of their modern sound.
“Satan le Nécrobâtard, Sodomisateur du Christ-Roi” is simply a demonic album, and one that you MUST possess if you are a fan of hardcore black metal music.
Black metal or crypto-black metal bands releasing an ambient or instrumental album has become quite a trend in the scene, to the point where almost every notorious black metal act has produced at least one ambient album.
Usually these albums suck… bad.
But for the first time, with Phantom‘s majestic Dementia: The Dark Prophets, a black metal band has successfully crafted a brilliant dark ambient album of pure evil blasphemy.
Dementia: The Dark Prophets is pure black metal madness, only it’s not technically a black metal album.
The 11 tracks on this album are all dark ambient songs, but they are very original and reminiscent of the darkest black metal you can find on albums such as Horror Phantasm or Dark Devotion.
Dementia is pure evil, get this album as soon as you can.