Pitchfork's Best Metal Albums of 2017 So Far

Pitchfork's Best Metal Albums of 2017 So Far

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Artificial Brain - Infrared Horizon

Artificial Brain - Infrared Horizon
April 21, 2017
Death Metal
Critic Score
87
2 reviews
User Score
68
11 reviews

Dumal - The Lesser God

Dumal - The Lesser God
January 2, 2017
Black Metal
Critic Score
NR
User Score
71
2 reviews

Dying Fetus - Wrong One to Fuck With

Dying Fetus - Wrong One to Fuck With
June 23, 2017
Death Metal
Critic Score
80
2 reviews
User Score
72
10 reviews

Full of Hell - Trumpeting Ecstasy

Full of Hell - Trumpeting Ecstasy
May 5, 2017
Grindcore
Critic Score
78
4 reviews
User Score
73
23 reviews

Full of Hell’s upgraded toolbox is on full display on Trumpeting Ecstasy, their third and best solo album.

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Hellripper - Coagulating Darkness

Hellripper - Coagulating Darkness
April 14, 2017
Black Metal
Critic Score
NR
User Score
75
1 review

Impetuous Ritual - Blight Upon Martyred Sentience

Impetuous Ritual - Blight Upon Martyred Sentience
June 16, 2017
Death Metal
Critic Score
78
2 reviews
User Score
75
1 review

King Woman - Created in the Image of Suffering

King Woman - Created in the Image of Suffering
February 24, 2017
Sludge Metal
Critic Score
78
3 reviews
User Score
78
25 reviews

Lunar Shadow - Far from Light

Lunar Shadow - Far from Light
March 10, 2017
Heavy Metal
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

Planning For Burial - Below the House

Planning For Burial - Below the House
March 10, 2017
Post-Rock
Critic Score
85
1 review
User Score
72
20 reviews

Power Trip - Nightmare Logic

Power Trip - Nightmare Logic
February 24, 2017
Thrash Metal
Critic Score
82
6 reviews
User Score
76
85 reviews

You don’t need to be a metalhead to have a blast with Nightmare Logic. Screamed sardonics, persistent chug, and apocalyptic melodrama are all acquired tastes, sure. But Power Trip’s fist-pumping choruses, ricocheting grooves, and ample charm are so animated that they leave us with something addictive and, well, fun.

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Ragana - You Take Nothing

Ragana - You Take Nothing
April 14, 2017
Sludge Metal
Critic Score
NR
User Score
62
1 review

Succumb - Succumb

Succumb - Succumb
May 5, 2017
Death Metal
Critic Score
NR
User Score
65
3 reviews

Suffering Hour - In Passing Ascension

Suffering Hour - In Passing Ascension
May 26, 2017
Death Metal
Critic Score
NR
User Score
73
1 review

The Ruins of Beverast - Exuvia

The Ruins of Beverast - Exuvia
May 5, 2017
Black Metal
Critic Score
NR
User Score
83
9 reviews

Triumvir Foul - Spiritual Bloodshed

Triumvir Foul - Spiritual Bloodshed
June 9, 2017
Death Metal
Critic Score
NR
User Score
79
1 review
Original Source: http://pitchfork.com/thepitch/the-best-metal-albums-of-2017-so-far/

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