Apathy Noir – Black Soil (Sweden, January 31)
I’m yet to check out this album, but the previous Apathy Noir (as Apathy) releases have been solid.
Faal – Desolate Grief (Netherlands, January 26)
Hamferð – Támsins likam (Faroe Islands, January 12)
Hooded Menace – Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed (Finland, January 26)
The ultra-murky Finns are back with another album in 2018, and it’s sure to be another heavy one.
Monolithe – Nebula Septem (France, January 26)
The 15 minute song lengths on 2016’s “Zeta Reticuli” scared me off a bit, but I still found the funeral doom-influenced Monolithe quite enjoyable. A new album called “Nebula Septem” is coming in 2018. It’s probably bound to be a good one.
My Silent Wake – There Was Death (United Kingdom, February 16)
Long-running U.K. death/doom band that switched to dark folk music on their last album “Invitation to Imperfection”.
Ocean of Grief – Nightfall’s Lament (Greece, January 26)
On Thorns I Lay – Aegean Sorrow (Greece, March 12)
Gothic metal-influenced Greek band On Thorns I Lay is complete new to me, despite having a long previous discography. If the rest of the album is as good as this song, it will be a nice one.
Soliloquium – Contemplations (Sweden, 2018)
My band Soliloquium plays a mashup of death/doom metal, progressive metal and a few other styles. The new album “Contemplations” is coming out on June, 1st.
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