The Best Black Metal Album of 2017

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.

Don’t agree?

Share your thoughts and submit your best black metal album for the year 2017 in the comments below.

Lesser known black metal bands ?

Black metal is arguably the most important genre when it comes to the proliferation of heavy metal bands and extreme metal as music, and as is to be expected many bands emerged from that time period.

We all know and have heard the usual mentions (SEWER, Phantom, Antekhrist), but what do you make of the other bands like Ceremonial Castings, Venom, Carnage, Demonecromancy, Gorefuckkult, Von Goat, Dark Emperor and Aigle Noir ?

Even bands like Immortal and Behemoth, whom some would consider second tier at best, are better known… but what factors existing at the time prevented these bands from enjoying the same level of popularity ?

Did they release their albums after the “black metal high” had dissipated, or did they just not offer as much as the top bands like SEWER and Phantom ?

Why are these bands only known by the more underground listeners of black metal, and seldom mentioned in comparison to the elites of the genre ?

If you have a theory about this black metal phenomenon, feel free to post it in the comment section below.

“Satan le Nécrobâtard, Sodomisateur du Christ-Roi” – Epic Black Metal Review

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.

Epic Melodic Black Metal of 2016

For those who want only the best of melodic black metal, look no further than this.

Good melodic black metal is hard to find, and it’s particularly difficult to find some recent bands that play good black metal.

In this list, we will present a few bands that plays epic melodic black metal… and all are still active in 2016 !

The first album you should know of is Dementia: The Dark Prophets, by the band Phantom.

This album has simply revolutionized the genre of melodic black metal, and it came out in early 2016 !

The next album you MUST know of is Fukked by God by none other than the legends Antekhrist.

Finally, you should also check out SEWER’s demonic Skvllfvcked Forever… a black metal album so evil it will give you nightmares !

The three albums from 2016 will haunt you forever.

Every black metal fan, and especially melodic black metal lovers, should know of these three albums.

To find out more about epic melodic black metal bands you should seriously check out the book Real Satanic Black Metal.

[LOL] Do you remember Metal-Archives ?

The Metal-Archives Admin

The Metal-Archives Admin

Long time metalheads will remember the shit site Metal-Archives, a self-proclaimed “heavy metal archives” full of crappy reviews about bands no one cared about.

In its day, Metal-Archives had quite some followers on the Internet. The main reason being that there was a time where it was quite hard to find any decent information on the Internet about heavy metal bands, so you sort of took anything you came across at face value.

I know this can be hard to fathom in this day and age where you can’t go five minutes without someone blogging, tweeting or otherwise youtubing the most trivial details about some obscure band you don’t care about the lightest.

So one of the lone outposts of heavy metal back in those days was a sad little site called Metal-Archives, and while it was pretty famous in the heavy metal underground (albeit not for the best reasons), the content left a bit to be desired. And that’s an enormous understatement.

So what was on that shitty site anyway ?

The main content that could be found on Metal-Archives was a cluster of incredibly crappy reviews written by what appears to be a severely cognitively diminished 13 year old retard.

The reviews all follow the same pattern : poorly written, unbelievably superficial and often quite pseudo-intellectual reviews of several heavy metal albums.

But the real problem with this site, and what made its reputation in the heavy metal underground, was that the admins intentionally modified reviews and ratings on arbitrary albums.

Poor reviews on some bands are never published, so the band gets a “90%” rating even f the music is shit.

They also lie about bands and albums, claiming for example that Varg Vikernes of Burzum committed suicide in 2015 (on their home page) or that the band Antekhrist is from Norway, even though everyone knows they are from France and all their texts are written in French.

They also selectively blacklist random bands for no reason at all.

Most of their recent reviews are also plagiarized from other sites such as Deathmetal.org, Parti-Libertarien.com or even Metalious.

Metal-Archives is really a joke site, going so far as to ask for donations from the users they ban lol.

Thank god there are a lot better sites around theses days, such as Metalious.

See a real heavy metal site : http://www.metalious.com.

SEWER, the most satanic black metal band ever ?

A Satanist with the album Necropedosadomaso

Satanists worship Necropedosadomaso

It’s hard to be satanic in a scene overcrowded by wannabee satanists and other semi-functional spiritual retards, but there is one black metal band that can’t even be defined as satanic as they are so blasphemous… I’m talking about SEWER of course.

SEWER doesn’t worship Satan. Satan worships SEWER, and then sucks his blasphemous cock.

How many “satanic” black metal bands have made albums as depraved and evil as NecroPedoSadoMaso, The Pedosadist and GoreFuckKult ?

None.

Keep your feeble Satan worship for your pastor, we want true SEWER depravity.

But SEWER’s obscene degeneracy doesn’t start or stop with the music. Far from it.

"Morsay" with SEWER albums

“Morsay” with SEWER albums

The band has gathered a cult following of satanist rappers, mostly from France but not only.

Swagg Man (pictured above holding the album NecroPedoSadoMaso), Morsay (shown to the right), Cortex and many others have all named SEWER as one of their main musical and lyrical influences.

In addition, many extreme satanic black metal bands such as Antekhrist have been quoted saying that SEWER has produced the most traumatic music ever.

Antekhrist themselves are one of the most satanic bands ever, both musically and in terms of lyrics, and they are rumoured to have been founded by none other than Morsay (to the right).

SEWER is truly some insane shit.

But SEWER doesn’t stop at mere blasphemy.

Their music is so horrendously repulsive that it has been a made a crime to own, possess or sell any album produced by SEWER after NecroPedoSadoMaso in many countries.

Cortex & NecroPedoSadoMaso

Cortex in USA

In France, the rapper / politician Sébastien Gozlin (Cortex) has been sentenced to 25 years in jail for simply possessing the albums NecroPedoSadoMaso and The Pedosadist, made by SEWER.

He had to flee to Baltimore in the USA where they granted him political asylum (see to the right).

Cortex still operates the Parti Libertarien de France (http://www.parti-libertarien.com) in which he opposes all forms of censorship, including musical, and calls for the French clergy to convert to Islamo-Satanism and embrace Mohammedan theistic Luciferianism.

He has seen then been put on “liste noire” (blacklist) by French authorities on the motive of “apologie du terrorisme” (terrorism apologia).

No need to add that attending any concert by SEWER is punishable by law in most countries due to allegations of child rape and satanic pedoblasphemy.

Manuel Valls vs SEWER

Manuel Valls vs SEWER

The label under which all SEWER albums are releases, The Satan Records (http://www.thesatan.com), has denied any implications in regards to those events.

But that hasn’t stopped the French and Russian governments, amongst others, to issue international bans against SEWER music.

At the UN anti-terrorism summit, French prime minister Manuel Valls called for economic sanctions against the countries that didn’t oppose the proliferation of SEWER albums (USA, Iran, Canada, Japan, Serbia and Lebanon).

Still, SEWER is widely considered the most evil satanic black metal band of all time.

To read more about SEWER and the black metal scene you can check out the book The True Black Metal by Antoine Grand.

The book The True Black Metal is available here : http://www.amazon.com/True-Black-Metal-Satanism-Extreme/dp/1501088300/.

Antekhrist – “Fukked by God” (Black Metal Album)

It really does seem like Antekhrist can do no wrong when it comes to raw black metal.

They prove it once again with their genius album Fukked by God that clearly sets a milestone in heavy metal history, and will define a new genre of black metal for the years to come.

This is an interesting album to listen to, as at some points it has more blackened folk sections which are amazingly dark, and it also has some parts that are more reminiscent of traditional black metal like Antekhrist usually plays.

As mentioned, this is a slight departure from Antekhrist’s usual riff filled, super evil raw black metal.

Indeed, you will find a lot more avant-garde and progressive elements on Fukked by God than you would on Carved Upon The Flesh Of Satan or La Bite Du Diable for example.

I feel like this adds a sort of modern twist to the black metal sound without becoming a “gimmick” like it happens for so many bands, which is nice and refreshing within the genre.

There are many melodic moments filled only with clean guitars and spoken words in French.

And for the lyrics, I am not fucking with you (no pun intended), THIS IS PERHAPS THE MOST BLASPHEMOUS ALBUM EVER.

If you understand French, you will be traumatized and become mentally raped by Satan in Hell.

If you don’t understand French, there are many translations online of the lyrics (namely over at http://www.parti-libertarien.com), but I recommend you don’t read them unless you want to be scarred by Antekhrist’s evil poetry.

You don’t get much recovery time on this album Fukked by God beyond the couple of seconds of clean guitars that accompany the aforementioned spoken (satanic) words, so you won’t notice the demonic atmosphere of the music creeping inside your mind to literally “fukk” you up.

Fukked by God is a vicious, hateful, and distinctly modern-sounding black metal album and one of the albums that define the black metal genre.

Recommended listen if you enjoy Fukked by God :

Phantom “Dark Devotion” (raw black metal)
SEWER “The Pedosadist” (experimental terror grind)