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 – Swedish progressive doom metal
Not a 2018 release, but my band Soliloquium plays a progressive style of death/doom metal that should please fans of the genre. Above is the song “The Sorrow Path” from the album “An Empty Frame”. If you like Soliloquium, you can download our music for free from Bandcamp, follow us on Facebook or stream us from Spotify