Assassins (Century Media)
Intensely spiteful progressive blackened metal that basically pisses all over the boring old purists of the scene. This will be a classic.
Psychedelic Viking metal that sounds kind of like Pink Floyd killing people with axes and divining with runes.
3 MENACE RUINE
The Die Is Cast (Alien8)
Bleak and icy, hypnotic and ambient experimental black metal based around traditional medieval melodies. Creepy shit.
4 GNAW THEIR TONGUES
An Epiphanic Vomiting Of Blood (Crucial Blast)
Sick, terrifying and cacophonous symphonic funeral doom that would scare the cannibalism out of Dahmer.
5 BLOOD CEREMONY
Local horror- and occult-influenced doom and prog metal that neatly bridges the gap between Sabbath and Jethro Tull.