Watain- Lawless Darkness (2010)
I consider Watain to be the one of the prime examples of what black metal should be. This is the ONLY black metal album that I keep listening to over and over again. From the tortured vocals to the (as some would say) melodic and hate-filled guitar work it is the perfect black metal album, the production value is, again, perfection for black metal. It's raw but not so raw as to deter people away from it.
Death's Cold Dark
Waters Of Ain