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
Atmospheric death/doom metal featuring the vocalist from Enshine. Similar musical style overall as well, and one of the strongest releases all year.
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.
Façade – Loathe
Murky, atmospheric death/doom from Holland.
Frailty – The Way of the Dead
A more extreme take on the style, and a welcome change from the many Katatonia-inspired bands.
Frowning – Extinct
Fairly standard, but well-executed funeral doom from Germany
Kaunis Kuolematon – Vapaus
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.
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.
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.
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.
Red Moon Architect – Return of the Black Butterflies
Solid Finnish death/doom that also features plenty of female vocals.
Shores of Null – Black Drapes for Tomorrow
Decent Italian band in the traditional Katatonia style.
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.
Sun of the Dying – Roar of the Furious Sea
Decent band from Spain, haven’t had much time to listen to this one.
The Crawling – Anatomy of Loss
English death/doom metal with a more extreme edge.
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”.
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.
Within the Fall – Beyond the Gate
New EP by melodic death/doom metal band Within the Fall from Karlstad, Sweden.
Wintereve – This Winter Will Never End
Decent death/doom with female vocals from France. Strong Draconian vibe.