f’s favourite Extreme releases of 2018

Hey all!

This is an interesting first post (for me) as an editor of Tzertzelos (thank you Kaze and Eba). The list that follows sums up my heavily redacted list of 2018’s favourite releases the majority of which are strongly affiliated with Death Metal (death/brutal death/deathgrind/blackened death etc).

Here we go:

#12. Impetus of Death by Corpsessed

Origin: Järvenpää, Finland

Genre:  Death metal

Release date: November 23, 2018

Label: Dark Descent Records

#11. Bestial Hymns Of Perversion by Of Feather and Bone

Origin: Denver, Colorado

Genre:  Death metal

Release date: March 23, 2018

Label: Profound Lore Records

#10. Hamkar Atonement by Dakhma


Origin: Zurich, Switzerland

Genre:  Blackened Death metal

Release date: September 5, 2018

Label: Iron Bonehead Productions

#9. Sulphur Soul by Gevurah

Origin: Montreal, Canada

Genre:  Black metal

Release date: September 28, 2018

Label: Profound Lore Records

#8. Perpetual Hunger by Serpents Lair

Origin: Sjælland, Denmark

Genre:  Black metal

Release date: Februrary 19, 2018

Label: Fallen Empire Records

#7. Within A World Forgotten by Infernal Coil

Origin: Boise, Idaho

Genre:  Death/Black metal

Release date: September 14, 2018

Label: Profound Lore Records

#6. Grevious by Convulsing

Origin: Adelaide, Australia

Genre:  Death/Black metal

Release date: August 22, 2018

Label: Independent

#5. Perverse Offerings To The Void by Golgothan Remains

Origin: Sydney, Australia

Genre:  Death metal

Release date: February 8, 2018

Label: Independent

#4. Permanent Destitution by Hissing

Origin: Seattle, Washington

Genre:  Blackened Death metal

Release date: October 26, 2018

Label: Profound Lore Records

#3. Chasm by Mutilation Rites

Origin: Brooklyn, New York

Genre:  Death/Black metal

Release date: July 20, 2018

Label: Gilead Media

#2. Vessel of Iniquity by Vessel of Iniquity

Origin: Oxfordshire, UK

Genre:  Blackened Death metal

Release date: Januray 19, 2018

Label: Sentient Ruin Laboratories

#1. Misery Rites by Wake

Origin: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Genre:  Deathgrind

Release date: February 23, 2018

Label: Translation Loss Records

honorable mentions;

The list above, as previously mentioned, is heavily redacted for various reasons. There are excellent albums from great bands like Portal, Svartidauði and Kriegsmaschine which fell short to my expectations (I probably had insane expectations from these bands but maybe that’s just me). Also there albums that wouldn’t aesthetically or genre-wise find their place in my list but I feel I need to mention.

Some of these albums are as follow (not ordrered or ranked);

Svartidauði – Revelations of the Red Sword
Portal – ION
Kriegsmaschine – Apocalypticists
Καταχνιά – Κρεσέντο Απελπισίας
Six Brew Bantha – Blight
Lividity – Perverseverance
C.H.E.W. – Feeding Frenzy
夢遊病者 (Sleepwalker) – 一期一会

Happy new year everyone! Cheers!

Kaze’s favorite doom metal & psychedelic rock albums for 2018

Dear all,

2018 was a quite rich year in terms of new material. Especially on the doom spectrum, we welcomed the new albums of High on Fire, Conan, Yob & Bongripper which where in my opinion quite important releases, full of heaviness & vastness. CHRCH, Ommadon and Drug Cult were quite exciting new entries (for me) for 2018. In the psychedelic rock planet, we witnessed the new material from Kikagaku Moyo, Wooden Shjips, Weedpecker & Earthless. Especially the new work from Earthless, ‘Black Heaven’, was my personal 2018 psych rock favorite, an amazing album that features Isaiah’s vocals for the first time, after the band was signed to Nuclear Blast. Initially, i was a bit sceptic about this move, but ‘Black Heaven’ proved me awesomely wrong. I am super excited about this work and i am looking forward watching them performing soon either in Holland, either in Greece.

Enough talking, now let me present you my favorite doom metal & psychedelic rock releases for 2018!


#11. Kikagaku Moyo/幾何学模様 – Masana Temples


Origin: Tokyo, Japan
Genre: Psychedelic rock
Release date:  October 5, 2018
Label: Guruguru Brain

Visit Kikagaku Moyo’s bandcamp page


#10. Weedpecker – III


Origin: Warszawa, Poland
Genre: Psychedelic stoner rock
Release date:  January 5, 2018
Label: Stickman Records

Visit Weedpecker’s bandcamp page


#9. Drug Cult – Drug Cult


Origin: New South Wales, Australia
Genre: Stoner doom metal
Release date:  June 29, 2018
Label: Ritual Productions

Visit Drug Cult’s official page


#8. Conan – Existential Void Guardian


Origin: UK
Genre: Doom metal
Release date:  September 14, 2018
Label: Napalm Records

Visit Conan’s bandcamp page


#7. High On Fire – Electric Messiah


Origin: Oakland, California, US
Genre: Stoner/Doom metal
Release date:  October 5, 2018
Label: eOne

Visit High On Fire’s bandcamp page


#6. CHRCH – Light Will Consume Us All


Origin: Sacramento, California, US
Genre: Psychedelic Doom Metal
Release date:  May 11, 2018
Label: Neurot Recordings

Visit CHRCH’s bandcamp page


#5. YOB – Our Raw Heart


Origin: Eugene, Oregon, US
Genre: Doom metal
Release date:  June 8, 2018
Label: Relapse Records

Visit Yob’s bandcamp page


#4. Wooden Shjips – V


Origin: US
Genre: Psychedelic Rock
Release date:  May 25, 2018
Label: Thrill Jockey Records

Visit Wooden Shjips’ bandcamp page


#3. Ommadon – End Times


Origin: Glasgow, UK
Genre: Doom, drone metal
Release date:   May 1, 2018
Label: Dry Cough Records, At War With False Noise, DGR Entertainment,  Medusa Crush Recordings

Visit Ommadon’s bandcamp page


#2. Bongripper – Terminal


Origin: Chicago, Illinois, US
Genre: Doom metal
Release date:  July 6, 2018
Label: The Great Barrier Records

Visit Bongripper’s bandcamp page


#1. Earthless – Black Heaven


Origin: San Diego, California, US
Genre: Psychedelic rock
Release date:  March 17, 2018
Label: Nuclear Blast

Listen to Black Heaven on Youtube

Visit Earthless’ Official Website


I hope you enjoyed my suggestions. In case you didn’t check my other 2018 favorites, you can find them below.

My other lists of favorite releases for 2018

  1. Kaze’s favorite post-metal & sludge albums for 2018
  2. Kaze’s favorite HxC punk/crust albums for 2018
  3. Kaze’s favorite death doom, death, black metal albums for 2018


More things are schedules for the following days, before the end of the year. I am sure you will be excited! We will keep you posted!


Kaze of Tzertzelos

ps: Check Ebabeleba‘s favorite DOOM/STONER/PSYCH/SLUDGE OF 2018 for more amazing releases!

Kaze’s favorite death doom, death, black metal albums of 2018

Dear all, 2018 was a year of awesome extreme metal releases! Full of amazing albums depicting futile & ominous stories in swampy realms. The most notable material features Mammoth Grinder consisting of members Power Trip, Iron Reagan, and Darkest Hour, Spectral Wound & Abstracter. Evoken returned with their 6th full-length album after 6 years of absence and At The Gates recorded their 6th full-length album as well. Hooded Menace‘s new album was a death doom masterpiece. It was quite difficult to assemble & sort this list for you, so all the presented releases are quite significant and mind-blowing. All the material really raised the overall level of the extreme sound in my opinion and here they are, my death doom, black, death metal favorites for 2018. Don’t forget to show your love to the artists by either purchasing merch, attend their gigs & share their work.


#7. At The Gates – To Drink From the Night Itself


Origin: Sweden
Genre: Melodic Death metal
Release date: May 18 2018
Label: Century Media Records

Visit At The Gates bandcamp page


#6. Evoken – Hypnagogia


Origin: New Jersey, US
Genre: Funeral doom, death doom, death metal
Release date: November 9 2018
Label: Profound Lore Records

Visit Evoken’s Hypnagogia bandcamp page


#5. Churchburn – None Shall Lives..The Hymns of Misery


Origin: Rhode Island, US
Genre: Death doom, death metal, black metal
Release date: July 13 2018
Label: Armageddon Shop

Visit Churchburn’s bandcamp page


#4. Hooded Menace – Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed


Origin: Helsinki, Finland
Genre: Death doom
Release date: January 26 2018
Label: Season of Mist

Visit Hooded Menace’s bandcamp page


#3. Abstracter – Cinereous Incarnate


Origin: Oakland, California, US
Genre: Blackened death doom
Release date: June 8 2018
Label: Sentient Ruin, Vendetta Records, I, Voidhanger Records, Tartarus Records

Visit Abstracter’s bandcamp page


#2. Spectral Wound – Infernal Decadence


Origin: Québec, Canada
Genre: Black metal
Release date: July 2 2018
Label: Vendetta Records

Visit Spectral Wound’s bandcamp page


#1. Mammoth Grinder – Cosmic Crypt


Origin: Texas, US
Genre: Death metal
Release date: January 26 2018
Label: Relapse Records

Visit Mammoth Grinder’s bandcamp page


I hope you enjoyed my list, i will return back to you shortly for my 4th and last best picks list for 2018, falling in the doom metal & psychedelic rock category.


Kaze of Tzertzelos


My other lists of favorite releases for 2018

  1. Kaze’s favorite post-metal & sludge albums for 2018
  2. Kaze’s favorite HxC punk/crust albums for 2018