EOY List Aggregate: 2017 New Music: Metal

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Some breakdowns by genre:


  1. Converge: The Dusk in Us (Epitaph) {28}: Alt:22, AY:41, Blr:22, Bq:58, BV:25, Ch:18, Cl:79, DT:32, Mc:4, Ne:44, RY:10, Sg:30, St:23, Tr:24; am:+, ap:+, ex_m:1, pm_m:3 -- VV:91--83
  2. Zeal & Ardor: Devil Is Fine (MKVA) {24}: DW:14, MR:4, PO:1, RM:34, Trk:35; xis:2, xjc:10, xml:+ -- RC:A-, TH:***
  3. Power Trip: Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord) {19}: AY:52, BV:7, Crh:9, CS:39, Mc:+, N:36, Qt:56, Tr:21, VMP:9; ex_m:2, pm_m:12 -- VV:65--113
  4. Chelsea Wolfe: Hiss Spun (Sargent House) {17}: Am_s:44, AY:111, Cl:64, DS:59, Eb:15, LW:43, RM:61, RY:35, St:42, Tr:10; ab:+, am_i:+, npr_h:6, owl:+
  5. Bell Witch: Mirror Reaper (Profound Lore) {16}: Am_s:21, AV:13, AY:160, Bc:32, RY:37, St:47, TMT:45, Tr:41; ab:+, bbc:+, ex_m:5, pm_m:1
  6. Pallbearer: Heartless (Profound Lore) {15}: AY:70, Bc:20, Crh:35, CS:18, Eb:82, LW:36, Ne:47, Sg:25, Tr:27; pm_m:2, xmv:5
  7. Elder: Reflections of a Floating World (Armageddon Shop) {13}: Cl:37, Crh:11, DW:69, Ne:43, RM:99, RY:29, Sg:24, Tr:37, Trk:40; pm_m:14, wsj:+ -- VV:83--90
  8. Body Count: Bloodlust (Century Media) {12}: DW:76, MR:24, PO:37; xjc:7, xjsm:8 -- RC:A-, TH:***
  9. Code Orange: Forever (Roadrunner) {8}: AY:53, Bq:70, Ne:38, RS:50; ap:+, ex_m:3, pm_m:11
  10. Mastodon: Emperor of Sand (Reprise) {7}: Al:40, Fp:63; am:+, ex_m:7, hmv:+, pm_m:19, xmv:7
  11. Cloakroom: Time Well (Relapse) {6}: Am_s:35, LW:9, Tr:18
  12. Ex Eye: Ex Eye (Relapse) {5}: AY:33, No:28, S:35; am:+, pm_m:17
  13. Deadspace: The Liquid Sky (663799) {4}: KYS:4
  14. Lodz: Time Doesn't Heal Anything (Klonosphere) {4}: KYS:2
  15. Melvins: A Walk With Love and Death (Ipecac) {4}: Df:11, LW:15
  16. Circle: Terminal (Southern Lord) {3}: Qt:19, W:34
  17. Counterparts: You're Not You Anymore (Pure Noise) {3}: DW:74, Sg:29; ap:+
  18. Electric Wizard: Wizard Bloody Wizard (Spinefarm) {3}: Crh:16, Qt:62
  19. King Woman: Created in the Image of Suffering (Relapse) {3}: LW:58, N:22; owl:+
  20. Ocean Grove: The Rhapsody Tapes (UNFD) {3}: KYS:7
  21. Propagandhi: Victory Lap (Epitaph) {3}: Bq:48, N:50, Spk:30
  22. 36 Crazyfists: Lanterns (Spinefarm) {2}: KYS:18
  23. Belle Haven: You Me and Everything in Between (Cooking Vinyl) {2}: KYS:14
  24. Black Sabbath: The End: 4 February 2017 Birmingham (Eagle) {2}: RY:14
  25. Dawn Ray'd: The Unlawful Assembly (Halo of Flies) {2}: N:14
  26. Dying Fetus: Wrong One to Fuck With (Relapse) {2}: Ne:48; ex_m:9
  27. END: From the Unforgiving Arms of God (Good Fight Music) {2}: KYS:16
  28. Full of Hell: Trumpeting Ecstasy (Profound Lore) {2}: ex_m:4
  29. Godflesh: Post Self (Avalanche) {2}: AY:50, Qt:59
  30. Lingua Ignota: All Bitches Die (self-released) {2}: Bc:33, RY:34
  31. Locust Leaves: A Subtler Kind of Light (I Voidhanger) {2}: Bc:14
  32. Myrkur: Mareridt (Relapse) {2}: LW:82, RT:27
  33. Primitive Man: Caustic (Relapse) {2}: N:73, Ne:25
  34. Pyrrhon: What Passes for Survival (Capitol) {2}: pm_m:4
  35. Rebirth of Nefast: Tabernaculum (Norma Evangelium Diaboli) {2}: pm_m:5
  36. Royal Thunder: WICK (Spinefarm) {2}: Thr:21; pm_m:16
  37. Spectral Voice: Eroded Corridors of Unbeing (Dark Descent) {2}: ab:+, pm_m:7
  38. Spirit Adrift: Curse of Conception (20 Buck Spin) {2}: Bc:70; pm_m:15
  39. Wear Your Wounds: WYW (Deathwish) {2}: Am_s:34, LW:68
  40. Ackercocke: Renaissance in Extremis (Peaceville) {1}: pm_m:10
  41. Aosoth: V: The Inside Scriptures (Agonia) {1}: pm_m:13
  42. Artificial Brain: Infrared Horizon (Profound Lore) {1}: Spk:26
  43. August Burns Red: Phantom Anthem (Fearless) {1}: ap:+
  44. Avenged Sevenfold: The Stage (Capitol) {1}: ap:+
  45. Black Country Communion: BCCIV (Mascot) {1}: hmv:+
  46. Black Star Riders: Heavy Fire (Nuclear Blast) {1}: hmv:+
  47. Dean Blunt & Joanne Robertson: Wahalla (Textile) {1}: Pc:52
  48. Boris: Dear (Sargent House) {1}: LW:76
  49. Caligula's Horse: In Contact (InsideOut) {1}: pm_r:10
  50. Cloak: To Venomous Depths (Season of Mist) {1}: pm_m:20
  51. Converge: Jane Live (Converge Cult) {1}: RY:22
  52. Cradle of Filth: Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness of Decay (Nuclear Blast) {1}: Spk:36
  53. Disperse: Foreword (Season of Mist) {1}: Spk:27
  54. Dodecahedron: Kwintessens (Season of Mist) {1}: pm_m:8
  55. Dopelord: Children of the Haze (Heavy Metal Vomit Party/Green Plague) {1}: Crh:33
  56. Enslaved: E (Nuclear Blast) {1}: pm_m:9
  57. Exuvia: The Ruins of Beverast (Van) {1}: RY:26
  58. Fen: Winter (Code666) {1}: Spk:25
  59. Immolation: Atonement (Nuclear Blast) {1}: ex_m:8
  60. Iron Reagan: Crossover Ministry (Relapse) {1}: Crh:38
  61. Kadavar: Rough Times (Nuclear Blast) {1}: LW:100
  62. Krallice: Go Be Forgotten (self-released) {1}: Spk:34
  63. Less Art: Strangled Light (Gilead Media) {1}: Tr:49
  64. Mesarthim: Presence (self-released -EP) {1}: Bc:52
  65. Mindkult: Lucifer's Dream (Transforming Obscurity) {1}: Bc:62
  66. Mutoid Man: War Moans (Sargent House) {1}: ab:+
  67. Necrot: Blood Offerings (Tankcrimes) {1}: ab:+
  68. Northlane: Mesmer (UNFD) {1}: Bq:40
  69. No Warning: Torture Culture (Last Gang) {1}: ex_m:6
  70. The Obsessed: Sacred (Relapse) {1}: Crh:26
  71. Orion: Orion (Pax Am) {1}: N:88
  72. Sorcerer: The Crowning of the Fire King (Metal Blade) {1}: Spk:50
  73. The Strypes: Spitting Image (EMI) {1}: -- am_k:+
  74. Succumb: Succumb (The Flenser) {1}: pm_m:18
  75. Undergang: Misantropologi (Dark Descent) {1}: ab:+
  76. Unsane: Sterilize (Southern Lord) {1}: Qt:66
  77. Walpyrgus: Walpyrgus Nights (Cruz del Sur Music) {1}: Bc:61
  78. Woe: Hope Attrition (Vendetta) {1}: N:95
  79. Wolves in the Throne Room: Thrice Woven (Artemisia) {1}: Spk:33


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