This my summary of black metal from 2023. Here you can find the new and upcoming albums that I recommend and will check out. If you have any 2023 black metal recommendations, feel free to hit me up. I’m on Instagram and many other places, and as a fellow music-nerd, I’ll gladly check it out! Hope you find some solid music on this web site!
Black metal 2022 was a huge failure, I admit, so this time I will try to do scheduled monthly updates. And as usual, bare with my lacking black metal knowledge, it’s probably not improving in 2023.
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Best 2023 black metal albums
Upcoming black metal from 2023
Grá – Lycaon (13 January)
2023 marks the fourth full-length album from this Swedish spiritual black metal band.
Imperium Dekadenz – Into Sorrow Evermore (20 January)
Seventh full-length album from this veteran German band. If you like your black metal atmospheric, like I do, it’ll be worth checking out.
Thoughts: solid release, and I should definitely dig into this band more!
…And Oceans – As in Gardens, So in Tombs (27 January)
These Finnish symphonic/melodic black metal veterans are back with a new album in 2023. I quite enjoyed their last album from 2020, so I will be checking this one out, too!
Ashen Horde – Antimony (27 January)
U.S. progressive black metal band Ashen Horde will release their fourth-full length in early 2023. The band’s popularity is steadily increasing, so they’re surely doing things right.
Bizarrekult – Den tapte krigen (27 January)
A Russian band relocated to Norway, now singing in Norwegian? Sounds intriguing, and I’ve seen people praise Bizarrekult. Definitely warrants a listen.
Lesath – There Is a Profound Sense in Which We Are Isolated (3 February)
Atmospheric black metal from India. I enjoyed some of Lesath’s previous output, so it will be interesting to hear where the band is at in 2023.
Enisum – Forgotten Mountains (17 February)
Fifth full-length album from this nature-inspired black metal from Italy.
Enslaved – Heimdal (3 March)
Enslaved keep going, and regardless of era and style, their albums are usually quality. “Heimdal” is full-length album #16 (!).
Mork – Dypet (24 March)
Norwegian black metal, anyone? Mork’s upcoming album, the band’s sixths full-length, is quite hyped – so let’s hope it can deliver!
Aara – Triade III: Nyx (31 March)
Aara is a band with growing popularity, and it seems its for good reasons, given the music that I’ve heard. “Triade III: Nyx” is the third part of the triad of albums, and the fifth full-length in total.
Dawn of Ouroboros – Velvet Incandescence (21 April)
Really loved this band’s debut album, so a new release in 2023 is certainly good news. Very cool style crossover between black metal, prog, melodeath and more, and judging by “Rise from Disillusion”, the band is in great shape yet again.
Vorna – Aamunkoi (21 April)
Vorna is an interesting Finnish band that transcends a lot of borders, mixing black metal with folk and darker doomier tones. I really dig them, and judging by single “Hiljaisuus ei kestä”, 2023 will bring another quality release.
Austere – Corrosion of Hearts (28 April)
Does depressive black metal with really long songs sound interesting? Then the new Austere album might be for you!
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