Death/doom metal from 2018
It’s a new year and the potential for quality doom metal allowed me to create this list of death/doom metal from 2018. Just like my death/doom metal from 2017 list, it will be something in between an itinerary and a best of. I hope you can find some new favorites here. Make sure to comment if I’m missing out on any cool death/doom releases from 2018, I want to hear them! My doom metal band Soliloquium is releasing a new full-length album entitled “Contemplations” on June, 1st.

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)

A funeral doom metal-influenced death/doom that has great ratings on Rateyourmusic. I’m yet to check it out, but certainly a 2018 doom metal release worth being aware of.

Hamferð – Támsins likam (Faroe Islands, January 12)

Hamferð is one of the most original bands in the death/doom genre and I’m dying to hear their new album. Vocalist Jon Aldara mix brutal death metal growls with operatic vocals from epic doom metal to perfection. The rest of the music is equally enticing. Read my “Evst” review if you want to know more about the Hamferð sound.

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)

Ocean of Grief is a very promising band, writing quality songs in a classic death/doom metal style. I’m quite sure this album will be high on my album of the year charts for 2018. Read my “Nightfall’s Lament” review if you want to know more.

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)

Soliloquium - Contemplations

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.
If you like Soliloquium, you can download and stream our music for free from Bandcamp, follow us on Facebook or stream us from Spotify.

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