Immortal - Pure Holocaust
1993, Osmose Productions
Some stunningly good melodies in here. Definitely one of the best albums by them without the tinniest imperfection. I love the drum work, and its done by Abbath here, he is up for any spot in the Immortal territory.
Darkthrone - Under A Funeral Moon
1993, Peaceville Records
What a playlist. A milestone for black metal, among the masterpieces Darkthrone released in their early days. The influences of the 80s underground scene are obvious.
Possessed - Beyond The Gates
1986, Combat Records
After a brilliant debut, that influenced many bands in the black and death metal territory, Possessed released another punch in the gut a year later. I love both their albums, but if one would be strict and judge equally, this one does not reach the highness of "Seven Churches".
Exumer - Possessed By Fire
A remarkable debut and thrash metal album in general, very well balanced when it comes to the instrumentation and vocals. There was competition in 1986, with Master of Puppets, Pleasure to Kill, Reign In Blood, no wonder why these guys were left behind.
Whiplash - Ticket To Mayhem
1987, Roadrunner Records
Never spent much time on these guys. Not that bad, even though I doubt i'll spin it again. Some slow and clean parts made it boring.
Ulver - Wars of the Roses
2011, Kscope Music
Not my favourite album by them, and there are many.
Agalloch - Pale Folklore
1999, The End Records
Amazing debut by an amazing band, very atmospheric and sorrowful.
Wolves In The Throne Room - Black Cascade
2009, Southern Lord Records
I can't hesitate to tell this is their best album, but it is an entertaining one. I don't mind long ambient parts or the average melodies.
Mystic Circle - Infernal Satanic Verses
1999, Last Episode
I can't listen to the variations of the guitars and bass because all my attention goes to the synths and the varied vocals. Interesting melodic black metal with symphonic elements, sounds like the road Cradle of Filth should follow. A great cover as well.
Stormlord - At the Gates of Utopia
2001, Scarlet Records
This is not my favourite album by them, it has all kinds of interesting sounds but that's the problem, they're too much. The synths are uplifting in some songs, not cool. I would prefer if they didn't add these power metal riffs and synths. I would also prefer the guitars a little higher in volume.
Till next time