Time for album of the year anyway. Let's do this!
Krallice - Years Past Matter
This album is just.. interesting. There isn't a single dull moment, and the music is so complex I am hearing new things with each listen. Absolutely phenomenal black metal, and I can't find anything bad to say about this record. It ranges from discordant and oppressively depressing to brief moments of melody and euphoria. Very subtle things going on in the background with the guitars and drums and a frosty tremolo picked section is almost always present. For me, this album blows everything else out of the water. The music..sounds.. how the album artwork looks.