Top Black Metal releases of 2016

Here we present what we at Infernal Masquerade think have been the most soul crushing Black Metal releases of 2016.

10.Ragnarok – Psychopathology (2016)

Norway's Ragnarok returns with a vengeance with this punishing and non-compromising release.

9.Gloria Morti – Kuebiko (2016)

Intricately crafted and perfectly delivered Black/Death Metal that easily stands out in the genre.

8.Earth and Pillars – Pillars I (2016)

More heavy on the atmospheric side, the duo behind this outfit deliver crushing songs that combine the best of both worlds.

7. Winterfylleth – The Dark Hereafter (2016)

Highly atmospheric, this release delivers a perfect balance of harshness and melody.

6.Behexen – The Poisonous Path (2016)

Savagely raw Black Metal from Finland that never gets old or boring.

5.Mortualia – Wild, Wild Misery (2016)

If we had to pick a soundtrack for the destruction of the planet, this would be our top candidate.

4. Ketzer – Starless (2016)

As one of the most unique Black Metal releases of 2016, this band perfectly mixes Thrash and Post-Metal elements with more Black'n'Roll influences to create a very cohesive and engaging style.

3.Oranssi Pazuzu – Värähtelijä (2016)

Totally weird Psychedelic Black Metal that will hypnotize your from the first note.

2.Sun Worship – Pale Dawn (2016)

Hailing from Berlin, Germany, this band continues to get better with time as they refine their mixture of Cascadia with Norwegian Black Metal.

1. True Black Dawn – Come the Colorless Dawn (2016)

With one of the most impressive debuts of 2016, True Black Dawn take the top spot with their punishing sound.

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