Dool – Summerland
On their sophomore album Dool fully embraces a seductive dark rock evolution crafting addictive songs emphasized by Ryanne van Dorst’s charismatic vocal performance.
Personal Favorite Track: Summerland
Sólstafir – Endless Twilight of Codependent Love
The spellbinding sonic evolution of Sólstafir this time leads to intricate cathartic soundscapes filled with sheer melancholia and the musicianship is simply brilliant.
Personal Favorite Track: Akkeri
Dark Tranquillity – Moment
Once again Dark Tranquillity showcase an unstoppable creative force combining sophisticated keyboards arrangements with the primal force of death metal to express vivid emotions.
Personal Favorite Track: In Truth Divided
Pain Of Salvation – Panther
Mastermind Daniel Gildenlöw continues to impress, embracing a convoluted sonic vision and a remarkably elaborate songwriting that can always surprise the listeners.
Personal Favorite Track: Icon
My Dying Bride – The Ghost Of Orion
This album marks a triumphant comeback for My Dying Bride effortlessly crafting a realm of perennial gloom & undiluted darkness.
Personal Favorite Track: The Long Black Land
Draconian – Under A Godless Veil
The decadent beauty of gothic doom metal flourishes throughout the album as Draconian meticulously blend despair and enchanting melodic tapestries.
Personal Favorite Track: Lustrous Heart
Molassess – Through The Hollow
This is also the best debut album of the year and Farida Lemouchi’s unique enchanting voice constantly enriches the complex psych-rock soundscapes.
Personal Favorite Track: The Devil Lives
Secrets Of The Moon – Black House
Listening to this album you can easily escape from the burden of reality embracing the surreal dreamy essence of the melodic & atmospheric crescendos.
Personal Favorite Track: Don’t Look Now
Paradise Lost – Obsidian
The majestic legacy of Paradise Lost thrives within the gothic doom grandeur of this album which also showcase a bewitching melodic essence.
Personal Favorite Track: Darker Thoughts
Völur – Death Cult
This album belongs to an arcane sonic realm and Völur truly demonstrates their excellent musicianship and exquisite avant-garde approach.
Personal Favorite Track: Dead Moon
Katatonia – City Burials
After a sudden hiatus, Katatonia have the chance to unleash an ex novo creative force that generates intense gloomy soundscapes.
Personal Favorite Track: Heart Set To Divide
The Birthday Massacre – Diamonds
The Birthday Massacre know how to create catchy albums and the alluring blend of 80’s electronica and darkened melodies will get stuck in your head.
Personal Favorite Track: Crush
Forming The Void – Reverie
Forming The Void are destined to impress the audience as they channel all the cosmic energy to craft energetic grooves and trippy melodies.
Personal Favorite Track: Onward Through The Haze
Wolfheart – Wolves Of Karelia
We all need an overdose of winter metal and Wolfheart are ready to provide all the gelid melancholic soundscapes as well as vicious grooves.
Personal Favorite Track: Ashes
En Minor – When The Cold Truth Has Worn Its Miserable Welcome Out
The unexpected experimental musical endeavor of legendary Philip H. Anselmo is a wonderful surprise that leads to a harrowing collection of songs.
Personal Favorite Track: On The Floor