Death/doom metal from 2017

Here I’ll list all the death/doom metal I’ve listened to in 2017, no matter the quality. I’ll bold a few of my recommendations, and provide as much information as I possibly can. Some of it I’ll review, some of it I’ll simply describe and link (there’s simply too many releases to go in depth on all of them). Enjoy, and tell me if there’s some release I need to check out!

Cold Insight - Further Nowhere

Cold Insight – Further Nowhere

Atmospheric death/doom metal featuring the vocalist from Enshine. Similar musical style overall as well, and one of the strongest releases all year.

Cold Insight on Facebook ->

Drug Honkey – Cloak of Skies

A dark, slightly industrial take on death/doom metal that’s one of the most original 2017 albums in the genre. Suffocating darkness.

Drug Honkey on Facebook ->

Façade – Loathe

Murky, atmospheric death/doom from Holland.

Façade on Facebook ->


Frailty – The Way of the Dead

A more extreme take on the style, and a welcome change from the many Katatonia-inspired bands.

Frailty on Facebook ->

Frowning – Extinct

Fairly standard, but well-executed funeral doom from Germany

Frowning on Facebook ->

Kaunis Kuolematon – Vapaus

Kaunis Kuolematon - Vapaus review

The second album from one of my favorite bands in the genre doesn’t disappoint. Best album in the genre I’ve heard this year.

Read the review of “Vapaus” ->

Kaunis Kuolematon on Facebook ->

Lying Figures – The Abstract Escape

Lying Figures - The Abstract Escape

Lying Figures deliver quality death/doom in a classic style on their full-length debut “The Abstract Escape”. Certainly a band in the style worth keeping an eye on in the future.

Read the review of “The Abstract Escape” ->

Lying Figures on Facebook ->

Novembers Doom – Hamartia

Much like the latest few Novembers Doom albums, I didn’t love “Hamartia”. It’s none the less a 2017 death/doom metal release, and I’ve also reviewed it on the site.

Novembers Doom on Facebook ->

“Hamartia” review ->

Oceanwake – Earthen

Quality Finnish death/doom with a slight post metal/sludge vibe. The long songs turned me off from repeated listens, but a good band none the less.

Oceanwake on Facebook ->

Red Moon Architect – Return of the Black Butterflies

Solid Finnish death/doom that also features plenty of female vocals.

Red Moon Architect on Facebook ->

Shores of Null – Black Drapes for Tomorrow

Decent Italian band in the traditional Katatonia style.

Shores of Null on Facebook ->

Soijl – As the Sun Sets on Life

Soijl - As the Sun Sets on Life

Swedish death/doom with a strong sense of melancholic melodicism. I haven’t spun it enough to properly review it, but it’s certainly one of the better 2017 albums in the genre.

Soijl on Facebook ->

Sun of the Dying – Roar of the Furious Sea

Decent band from Spain, haven’t had much time to listen to this one.

Sun of the Dying on Facebook ->

The Crawling – Anatomy of Loss

English death/doom metal with a more extreme edge.

The Crawling on Facebook ->

The Ruins of Beverast – Exuvia

Equal parts death/doom and black/doom metal, The Ruins of Beverast go all in on dark atmosphere on “Exuvia”.

The Ruins of Beverast on Facebook ->

Vallenfyre – Fear Those Who Fear Him

Vallenfyre - Fear Those Who Fear Him

Equal parts Swedish style old school death metal, Vallenfyre’s new release still has enough doom to be worth mentioning in this article.

Vallenfyre on Facebook ->

Within the Fall – Beyond the Gate

New EP by melodic death/doom metal band Within the Fall from Karlstad, Sweden.

Within the Fall on Facebook ->

Wintereve – This Winter Will Never End

Decent death/doom with female vocals from France. Strong Draconian vibe.

Wintereve on Facebook ->

More about death/doom metal:

10 essential death/doom metal albums ->

Best death/doom metal songs to start out with ->

10 best October Tide songs ->

Soliloquium, swedish death/doom metal ->

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