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Exclaim!'s Top 10 Metal and Hardcore Albums of 2017

Exclaim!'s Top 10 Metal and Hardcore Albums of 2017

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10.

Incendiary - Thousand Mile Stare
May 5, 2017
Critic Score
90
1 review

8.

Immolation - Atonement
February 24, 2017
Critic Score
79
8 reviews

7.

Mastodon - Emperor of Sand
March 31, 2017
Critic Score
74
28 reviews

Drawing as much from their past as well as their present, Mastodon refuse to go extinct just shy of two decades of music-making. Emperor of Sand is at once emotionally powerful and musically arresting.

6.

No Warning - Torture Culture
October 13, 2017
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

5.

Bell Witch - Mirror Reaper
October 20, 2017
Critic Score
79
8 reviews

Mirror Reaper is certainly an outstanding accomplishment in the Bell Witch catalogue. It may be their most emotionally stirring and musically ambitious record to date.

4.

Full of Hell - Trumpeting Ecstasy
May 5, 2017
Critic Score
79
7 reviews

Trumpeting Ecstasy is the culmination of Full of Hell really coming into their own, exuding the confidence that comes along with refining their stylistic approach and honing their sound into something that is completely theirs.

3.

Code Orange - Forever
January 13, 2017
Critic Score
83
9 reviews

With their latest offering, Forever, they've surpassed themselves on multiple fronts. By incorporating unconventional dynamics, sounds and structuring, the band have pushed their sound to new and interesting places.

2.

Power Trip - Nightmare Logic
February 24, 2017
Critic Score
80
12 reviews

Power Trip have returned, fiercer and unrulier than ever before, with their latest full-length, Nightmare Logic, outdoing their already-raucous LP Manifest Decimation and taking all elements of their sound to new heights.

1.

Converge - The Dusk In Us
November 3, 2017
Critic Score
84
18 reviews

The Dusk in Us is another step forward for Converge, pushing their sound to new levels in a way that is uniquely their own. Although it took five years to come to fruition, the record was well worth the wait, and stands as a testament to why the band have become so hugely influential.

Original Source: https://exclaim.ca/music/article/exclaim_s_top_10_metal_and_hardcore_albums-best_of_2017
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