2017 Album Reviews


Here you can find all of our reviews for albums that were released in 2017 displayed in two different ways as well as a roundup of all our ratings for the albums. Click on an image to read the relevant review & scroll down to see all our ratings.

Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life's Ratings
  • 10/10
    Carach Angren – Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten (Season of Mist) - 10/10
  • 10/10
    Vulpus – Certitude (Pest Productions) - 10/10
  • 10/10
    Ungraved Apparition - PULSE_0 (GrimmDistribution) - 10/10
  • 10/10
    Thormesis - Trümmerfarben (MDD Records) - 10/10
  • 9.5/10
    Timeworm – Venomous High (Fysisk Format) - 9.5/10
  • 9.5/10
    The Voynich Code - Aqua Vitae (Primordial Records) - 9.5/10
  • 9.5/10
    Atrexial - Souverain (Godz Ov War Productions) - 9.5/10
  • 9.5/10
    Cadaver Disposal – Transformatio Mundi (Nihilistic Empire Records) - 9.5/10
  • 9.5/10
    Nightrage - The Venomous (Despotz Records) - 9.5/10
  • 9.5/10
    Violet Cold – Anomie (Self-Released) - 9.5/10
  • 9.5/10
    Anomalie - Visions (Art of Propaganda Records) - 9.5/10
  • 9.5/10
    Dynfari – The Four Doors of the Mind (Code666) - 9.5/10
  • 9/10
    Ether – There is Nothing Left for Me Here (Dead Truth Recordings) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Lör – In Forgotten Sleep (Self Released) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Dream Troll - The Knight of Rebellion (Self Released) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Beyond Grace – Seekers (Self Released) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Soulspell - The Second Big Bang (Inner Wound Recordings) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Contra - Deny Everything (Robustfellow Productions/Shifty Records) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Persecutory – Towards The Ultimate Extinction (Godz Ov War Productions) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    One Eyed Jack - What 'm I Getting High On? (Fil 1933 Group) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Legacy of Emptiness - Over The Past (Black Lion Records) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    BOG - Unshriven (Self Released) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Nocte Obducta - Totholz (Ein Raunen aus der Klammwald) (MDD Records) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Pulvis Et Umbra – Atmosfear (Self-Released) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    The Thirteenth Sun - Stardust (Aural Music) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Lucifer's Dungeon - The Dark Army Raises (GrimmDistribution) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Skallbank – Grav Efter Grav (Savage Magic Records) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Sunken – Departure (Triton’s Orbit) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Burning Shadows - Truth in Legend (Self-Released) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Dødsritual – Under Sort Sol (Black Market Metal Label) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Face Down Hero – False Evidence Appearing Real (Yonah Records) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Longhouse – II: The Vanishing (Self-Released) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fit For an Autopsy - The Great Collapse (Long Branch Records) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Our Hollow, Our Home - Hartsick (Self Released) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Cranial - Dark Towers/Bright Lights (Moment of Collapse Records) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Carpatus - Malus Ascendant (Black Lion Records) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Occulta Veritas - The Inner Wail (Moment of Collapse Records) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    The Crawling - Anatomy Of Loss (Grindscene Records) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Jagged Vision - Death Is This World (Fysisk Format) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Dopelord - Children of the Haze (Green Plague Records) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Norrsköld - Withering Virtue - The Second Chapter (Rexius Records) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Kreator - Gods of Violence (Nuclear Blast) - 9/10
  • 8.5/10
    Diablery/Shadowcraft - Entropy (Black Market Metal Label) - 8.5/10
  • 8.5/10
    The Black Capes – All These Monsters (Dark Tunes) - 8.5/10
  • 8.5/10
    SikTH - The Future in Whose Eyes? (Peaceville Records) - 8.5/10
  • 8.5/10
    Pteroglyph – Death Of A Prince (Self Released) - 8.5/10
  • 8.5/10
    Nuclear Oath – Toxic Playground (Self Released) - 8.5/10
  • 8.5/10
    Sharzall – Black Sun (NRT-Records) - 8.5/10
  • 8.5/10
    Karkaos – Children of the Void (Self Released) - 8.5/10
  • 8.5/10
    Extravasion - Origins of Magma (Self Released) - 8.5/10
  • 8.5/10
    Endless Voyage X - Those Who Time Forgot (Fragile Branch) - 8.5/10
  • 8.5/10
    Pyreship - The Liars Bend Low (Black Bow Records) - 8.5/10
  • 8.5/10
    Revenant Dead - Heroes Without Villains (Self-Released) - 8.5/10
  • 8.5/10
    Voice Of Ruin - Purge And Purify (Tenacity Music) - 8.5/10
  • 8.5/10
    While She Sleeps - You Are We (Self-Released) - 8.5/10
  • 8.5/10
    Dreadlords – Reapers (Urban Yeti Records) - 8.5/10
  • 8.5/10
    Extremity - Extremely Fucking Dead (20 Buck Spin) - 8.5/10
  • 8.5/10
    Bone Man – III (Pink Tank Records) - 8.5/10
  • 8.5/10
    Within the Ruins - Halfway Human (E1 Music/Long Branch Records) - 8.5/10
  • 8.5/10
    Hybrid Sheep - Hail to the Beast (Tenacity Music) - 8.5/10
  • 8.5/10
    SixStringNoise - Cold Damn Season (Self-Released) - 8.5/10
  • 8.5/10
    Scenario II - A New Dawn (Hysteria Music) - 8.5/10
  • 8/10
    Goatwhore – Vengeful Ascension (Metal Blade Records) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Vallenfyre – Fear Those Who Fear Him (Century Media) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Disorder - Fuego Negro ( Morbid Skull Records) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    As I May – Speak No Evil (Self Released) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Rammstein - Paris (Live) (Universal) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Death of Kings - Kneel Before None (Boris Records) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Cocyte – Human Disease (Self Released) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Apallic - Of Fate And Sanity (Boersma-Records) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Monobrow – The Nacarat (Trill Or Be Trilled Records) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Rapheuments Well - Enders Door (Test Your Metal Records) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Merchant – Beneath (Black Bow Records) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Slagduster – Deadweight (Waterlow Audio Records) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Avi Rosenfeld – Very Heepy Very Purple VI (Self-Released) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    TreyHarsh – When The Sun Sets In The East (THRecords) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Woodhawk – Beyond the Sun (Self-Released) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Malkavian – Annihilating the Shades (Finisterian Dead End) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Gurt – Skullossus (When Planets Collide) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Toxpack - Schall & Rausch (Napalm Records) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Grog – Ablutionary Rituals (Murder Records) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Downfall – Punishment For The Infidels (Memorial Records) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Funeral Tears – Beyond the Horizon (Cimmerian Shade Recordings) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Lord – Blacklisted (Heavy Hound Records) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Creeper – Eternity, In Your Arms (Roadrunner Records) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Obituary - Obituary (Relapse Records) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Lòdz – Time Doesn’t Heal Anything (Klonosphere/Season Of Mist) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Insanity Cult - Of Despair and Self-Destruction (Ogmios Underground) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Earth Rot - Renascentia (Self-Released) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Nidingr - The High Heat Licks Against Heaven (Indie Recordings) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sepultura - Machine Messiah (Nuclear Blast) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Spectral - Arctic Sunrise (Boersma Records) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Dropkick Murphys - 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory (Born & Bred) - 8/10
  • 7.5/10
    Laser Flames On The Great Big News – Laser Flames On The Great Big News (Wood and Stone Productions) - 7.5/10
  • 7.5/10
    Kabbalah – Spectral Ascent (Twin Earth Records) - 7.5/10
  • 7.5/10
    Deity - Deity (Self Released) - 7.5/10
  • 7.5/10
    Divinity - The Immortalist (Self Released) - 7.5/10
  • 7.5/10
    Degradead - Live at Wacken Open Air 2014 (Metalville Records) - 7.5/10
  • 7.5/10
    Prayers of Sanity – Face of the Unknown (Rastilho Records) - 7.5/10
  • 7.5/10
    Dreaded Downfall – Farewell to Greatness (White Tower Records) - 7.5/10
  • 7.5/10
    Pallbearer - Heartless (Profound Lore Records/Nuclear Blast Records) - 7.5/10
  • 7/10
    Powerflo - Powerflo (New Damage Records) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Dead Soul Communion - Dead Soul Communion (Self Released) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Requiem For Oblivion - Burning Nation (Self Released) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Rancid - Trouble Maker (Hellcat/Epitaph) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Rise Against – Wolves (Virgin Records) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fleshpress - Hulluuden Muuri (Self Released) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Märvel – The Hills Have Eyes (The Sign Records) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Pig’s Blood – Pig’s Blood (Godz Ov War Productions) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Conjonctive - In The Mouth Of The Devil (Tenacity Music) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Gideon - Cold (Equal Vision Records) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Vigilance - Hammer of Satan’s Vengeance (Dying Victims Productions) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Amongst Thieves - Amongst Thieves (Self Released) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Wreche - Wreche (Fragile Branch) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sacred Oath – Twelve Bells (Angel Thorne Music) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Nofuck – Walls of Flesh (MurdHer Records) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Deep Purple – inFinite (earMUSIC) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Gnash Rambler – Gnash Rambler (Self-Released) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Space Witch – Arcanum (HeviSike Records) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Mastodon – Emperor of Sand (Reprise Records) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Necromutilator - Ripping Blasphemy (Terror From Hell Records) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Basement Torture Killings - There's Something About Beryl (Grindscene Records) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Hadal Maw - OLM (EVP Recordings) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Tumourboy - Damaged System (Witches Brew) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Bloodbound - War of Dragons (AMF Records) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Cranial Engorgement - Horrific Existence (Gore House Productions) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Galactic Empire - Galactic Empire (Rise Records) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Code Orange - Forever (Roadrunner Records) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    SpiteFuel – Second to None (MDD Records) - 7/10
  • 6.5/10
    The Projectionist – Exalted Solitude (Appalachian Noise Records & The True Plague Records) - 6.5/10
  • 6/10
    Wednesday 13 – Condolences (Nuclear Blast) - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Knogjärn – Marscherar & Förstör (Big Balls Productions) - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Alestorm - No Grave But The Sea (Napalm Records) - 6/10
  • 6/10
    War Legion - Gran Satanás (Self Released) - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Scrotoctomy – Born to Eviscerate (Gore House Productions) - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Cydemind – Erosion (Self-Released) - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Eli Van Pike – Welcome To My Dark Side (DarkSIGN Records & NRT Records) - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Cry Excess - Vision (Bleeding Nose Records) - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Suicide Silence - Suicide Silence (Nuclear Blast) - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Figure of Six - Welcome to the Freak Show (Bleeding Nose Records) - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Zeal & Ardor - Devil is Fine (Radicalis Music/MVKA) - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Grave Digger - Healed By Metal (Napalm Records) - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Gone is Gone - Echolocation (Rise Records) - 6/10
  • 5/10
    In Hearts Wake - Ark (UNFD/Rise Records) - 5/10
  • 5/10
    Papa Roach – Crooked Teeth (Eleven Seven Music) - 5/10
  • 5/10
    Motionless in White – Graveyard Shift (Roadrunner Records) - 5/10
  • 5/10
    New Found Glory - Makes Me Sick (Hopeless Records) - 5/10
  • 5/10
    Deez Nuts – Binge & Purgatory (Century Media) - 5/10
  • 5/10
    Her Name Was Fire – Road Antics (Raging Planet) - 5/10
  • 5/10
    The Raven Age – Darkness Will Rise (BMG) - 5/10
  • 5/10
    Druids - Druids (Self-Released) - 5/10
  • 5/10
    AFI - AFI (The Blood Album) (Concord Records) - 5/10
  • 4/10
    Nickelback – Feed the Machine (Republic Records) - 4/10
  • 4/10
    Abuse - Nothing is Safe (Comatose Music) - 4/10
  • 4/10
    Dragonforce - Reaching into Infinity (earMusic) - 4/10
  • 4/10
    At The Drive-In – in•ter• a•li•a (Rise Records) - 4/10
  • 4/10
    Steel Panther – Lower the Bar (Open E Records) - 4/10
  • 3.5/10
    Danzig – Black Laden Crown (AFM Records) - 3.5/10
  • 3/10
    Plugs of Apocalypse – Deeper Than Hell (This is Core) - 3/10
  • 2/10
    Paramore - After Laughter (Fueled by Ramen) - 2/10
  • 2/10
    As Lions - Selfish Age (Better Noise Records) - 2/10
  • O/10
    Linkin Park – One More Light (Warner Bros. Records) - O/10
  • O/10
    Davey Suicide – Made from Fire (Trisol Music Group) - O/10