Another year ended with a plethora of releases to flood the stores and become an object of desire for every fan of extreme sound. We hope that most of them are reviewed in our magazine. Read our editors’ personal lists and Metal Invader’s Top 12 Album List, as a result of the scoring system we use and we explain below.

In each list the first place gets 17 (12 +5 bonus) points, the second 11, the third 10 and so on, while any recurrence in any list gets 5 extra bonus points.

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1. Wolves In The Throne Room – Thrice Woven  172
2. Power Trip – Nightmare Logic 115
3. Wolfbrigade – Run With The Hunted 103
4. Midnight – Sweet Death & Ecstasy 81
5. SepticFlesh – Codex Omega 75
6. Pagan Altar – The Room Of Shadows 67
7. Chelsea Wolfe – Hiss Spun 67
8. AmenRa – Mass VI 63
9. Enslaved – E 57
10. Hällas – Excerpts From A Future Past 54
11. Condor – Unstoppable Power 47
12. Converge – The Dusk In Us 47
13. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Luciferian Towers 46
14. Vulture – The Guillotine 41
15. Morbid Angel – Kingdoms Disdained 39
16. Sorcerer – The crowning of the Fire King 38
17. Malokarpatan – Nordkarpatenland 37
18. Need – Hegaiamas: A Song For Freedom 37
19. Antichrist – Sinful Birth 35
20. Jag Panzer – The deviant chord 32

Andreas Stasinopoulos

Junius – Eternal Rituals for the Accretion of Light1. Junius – Eternal Rituals for the Accretion of Light
2. Me And That Man – Songs of Love and Death
3. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Luciferian Towers
4. Septicflesh – Codex Omega
5. Katla – Móðurástin
6. Celeste – Infidele(s)
7. Brutus – Burst
8. Amenra – Mass VI
9. Chelsea Wolfe – Hiss Spun
10. Pagan Altar – The Room Of Shadows
11. Jag Panzer – The Deviant Chord
12. Inconcessus Lux Lucis – The Crowning Quietus

Giorgos Tsekas

Bloodclot, U.S.A.,Reviews,2017, Metal Blade Records, Harcore, Punk1. Bloodclot – Up in Arms
2. Power Trip – Nightmare Logic
3. Midnight – Sweet Death and Ecstasy
4. Wolfbrigade – Run with the Hunted
5. Slaegt – Domus Mysterium
6. Malokarpatan – Nordkarpatenland
7. Under The Church – Supernatural Punishment
8. Municipal Waste – Slime And Punishment
9. All Pigs Must Die – Animal Hostage
10. Dead Cross – Dead Cross
11. Iron Monkey – 9-13
12. Vulture – The Guillotine

Nikos Nakos

Thrice Woven by Wolves in the Throne Room1. Wolves in the Throne Room – Woven Thrice
2. Wolfbrigade – Run With The Hunted
3. Havukruunu – Kelle Surut Soi
4. Power Trip – Nightmare Logic
5. Enslaved – E
6. Lock Up – Demonization
7. All Pigs Must Die – Hostage Animal
8. Condor – Unstoppable Power
9. Converge – The Dusk In Us
10. Midnight – Sweet Death and Ecstasy
11. Cradle Of Filth – Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay
12. Pagan Altar – The Room Of Shadows

Nikos Tsiolis

Thrice Woven by Wolves in the Throne Room1. Wolves in the Throne Room – Thrice Woven
2. Κawir – Exilasmos
3. Acrimonious – Eleven Dragons
4. Hallas – Excerpts From a Future Past
5. Blut Aus Nord – Deus Salutis Meae
6. The Ruins of Beverast – Exuvia
7. Possession – Exorkizein
8. Venenum – Trance of Death
9. Wolfbrigade – Run with the Hunted
10. Wampyrinacht – We Will Be Watching – Le Cultes De Satan Et Les Mysteres De La Mort
11. Malokarpatan – Nordkarpatenland
12. Procession – Doom Decimation

eps:
Oranssi Pazuzu – Farmakologinen
Svartidaudi – Untitled
Woman is the Earth – Thaw

Kostas Analytis

Obituary-selftitled1. Obituary – Obituary
2. Maim – Ornaments of Severity
3. The Spirit – The Spirit
4. Power Trip – Nightmare Logic
5. Portrait – Burn The World
6. Antichrist – Sinful Birth
7. Vampire – With Primeval Force
8. Necrovorous – Plains of Decay
9. Vulture – The Guillotine
10. Kawir – Εξιλασμός
11. Dr.Living Dead – Cosmic Conqueror
12. Desultory – Through Aching Aeons

Crystal Latsara

vulture - the guillotine1. Vulture – The Guillotine
2. Hellripper – Coagulating Darkness
3. Midnight – Sweet Death & Ecstasy
4. Arch Enemy – Will To Power
5. W.E.B. – Tartarus
6. Speed Queen – King Of The Road
7. Satan’s Hallow – Satan’s Hallow
8. Final Words Of Sorrow – A Perspective of Existence
9. Cellar Darling – This Is The Sound
10. Stallion – From The Dead
11. Steamroller Assault – Dead Man’s Hand
12. Outlaw – Speed Calls

Kostas Koutsiaridas

Norway, Satyricon, News, Napalm Records, 2017, Black Metal,1. Satyricon – Deep Calleth Upon Deep
2. Gray Souvenirs – Magnificence
3. Conspiracy of Denial / Lethe Split 12
4. Venom Inc. – Ave
5. Blaze of Perdition – Conscious Darkness
6. Medico Peste – Herzogian Darkness
7. Taake – Kong Vinter
8. Wolves in the Throne Room – Thrice Woven
9. Ravencult – Force of Profanation
10. Chelsea Wolfe – Hiss Spun
11. Thantifaxath – Void Masquerading As Matter
12. Cradle Of Filth – Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay

Athotep Nyarl

Thrice Woven by Wolves in the Throne Room1. Wolves In The Throne Room – Thrice Woven
2. Black Cilice – Banished from Time
3. Chelsea Wolfe – Hiss Spun
4. Necromante – The Magickal Presence of Occult Forces
5. Urarv – Aurum
6. Lunar Shadow – Far From Light
7. Acrimonious – Eleven Dragons
8. Locust Leaves – A Subtler Kind Of Light
9. One Master – Lycanthropic Burrowing
10. Resurgency – No Worlds … nor Gods Beyond
11. Malokarpatan – Nordkarpatenland
12. Grav – Tomb Of Agony

Lilliana Tseka

Thrice Woven by Wolves in the Throne Room1. Wolves In The Throne Room – Thrice Woven
2. Powertrip – Nightmare Logic
3. Chelsea Wolfe – Hiss Spun
4. Pallbearer – Heartless
5. Black Cilice – Banished From Time
6. Zeal & Ardor – Devil is Fine
7. Satyricon – Deep Calleth Upon Deep
8. The Ruins Of Beverast – Exuvia
9. Grave Pleasures – Motherblood
10. Amenra – Mass VI
11. King Woman – Created in The Image Of Suffering
12. Municipal Waste – Slime and Punishment

13. Maggot Heart (EP) – City Girls

Themistoklas

immolation1. Immolation – Atonement
2. Power Trip – Nightmare Logic
3. The Obsessed – Sacred
4. Body Count – Bloodlust
5. Wolves In The Throne Room – Thrice Woven
6. Ecstatic Vision – Raw Rock Fury
7. Tau Cross – Pillar of Fire
8. Septicflesh – Codex Omega
9. Mastodon – Emperor of Sand
10. Pagan Altar – The Room Of Shadows
11. Need – Hegaiamas: A Song For Freedom
12. Satan’s Hallow – Satan’s Hallow

Angel Spiliopoulos

WOLFBRIGADE-Run-With-The-Hunted1. Wolfbrigade – Run with the hunted
2. Dodsrit – Dodsrit
3. Myteri – Ruiner
4. Procrastinate – S/T
5. Welk – Sein
6. Archivist – Construct
7. Wolves in the throne room – Thrice Woven
8. Havukruunu – Kelle Surut Soi
9. Deszcz – LP
10. Ancst – Furnace
11. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Luciferian Towers
12. World Demise – S/T

Kostas Gekas

Need Hegaiamas1. Need – Hegaiamas: A Song For Freedom
2. Pain Of Salvation – In The Passing Light Of Day
3. Body Count – Bloodlust
4. Gloson – Grimen
5. Steven Wilson – To The Bone
6. Pallbearer – Heartless
7. SepticFlesh – Codex Omega
8. Thy Art Is Murder – Dear Desolation
9. Cavalera Conspiracy – Pcychosis
10. Paradise Lost – Medusa
11. Sorcerer – The Crowning Of The Fire King
12. Enslaved – E

Vassilis VJ Savvakis

enslaved - e1. Enslaved – E
2. Ungfell – Totbring?re
3. Svart Crown – Abreaction
4. Wode – Servants of the Countercosmos
5. Amenra – Mass VI
6. Full of Hell – Trumpeting Ecstasy
7. Svartsyn – In Death
8. Chaos Moon – Eschaton Memoire
9. Evilfeast – Elegies of the Stellar Wind
10. Artificial Brain – Infrared Horizon
11. Wolves in the Throne Room – Thrice Woven
12. Dodecahedron – Kwintessens

Geegor

septicflesh cover1. Septic Flesh – Codex Omega
2. Belhpegor – Totenritual
3. Condor – Unstoppable Power
4. Cannibal Corpse – Red Before Black
5. Mental Architects – Ascend
6. Marty Friedman – Wall of sound
7. King of sorrow – Bow to my wrath
8. Russkaja – Kosmopoliturbo
9. Morbid Angel – Kingdoms Disdained
10. Benighted – Necrobreed
11. Cradle of Filth – Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay
12. Der Weg Einer Freiheit – Finisterre

Petros Petalas

ulver-the-assassination-of-julius-caesar1. Ulver – Assassination of Julius Caesar
2. Pain of Salvation – In the Passing Light of Day
3. Igorrr – Savage Sinusoid
4. Wolves in the Throne Room – Thrice Woven
5. Leprous – Malina
6. Myrkur – Maredidt
7. Chelsea Wolfe – Hiss Spun
8. Converge – The Dusk in Us
9. Septic Flesh – Codex Omega
10. Samael – Hegemony
11. Solstafir – Berdreyminn
12. Enslaved – E

Randolph Carter

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1. Pagan Altar – The Room of Shadows
2. Horisont – About Time
3. Midnight – Sweet Death and Ecstasy/Shox of Violence EP
4. Wolfbrigade – Run with the Hunted
5. Steamroller Assault – Dead Man’s Hand
6. Doomocracy – Visions and Creatures of Imagination
7. Chainsaw – Filthy Blasphemy/ Pile of Excrements – Escatology
8. Lunar Shadow – Far from Light
9. Hallas – Excerpts from the Future Past
10. Urn – The Burning
11. Reflection – Bleed Babylon Bleed
12. Malokarpatan – Nordkarpatenland

Savvas Kofidis

Wintersun - The Forest Seasons1. Wintersun – The forest seasons
2. Crimfall – Amain
3. Enslaved – E
4. Septicflesh – Codex omega
5. Tankard – One foot in the grave
6. Celeste – Infidele(s)
7. Junius – Eternal rituals for the accretion of light
8. Vintersorg – Till fjalls,Del II
9. Iced Earth – Incorruptible
10. Jag Panzer – The deviant chord
11. Overkill – The grinding wheel
12. Arch Enemy – Will to power

Giannis Kofidis

Jag Panzer, U.S.A.,Power Metal,Heavy Metal, SPV/Steamhammer, 2017,Tracklist,Cover Artwork,1. Jag Panzer – The deviant chord
2. Damnations Day – A world awakens
3. Arrayan Path – Dawn of aquarius
4. Major Denial – Duchess of suffering
5. Overkill – The grinding wheel
6. Communic – Where echoes gather
7. Beast In Black – Berserker
8. Nocturnal Rites – Pheonix
9. Cellador – Of the grid
10. Aldaria – Land of the light
11. Iced Earth – Incorruptible
12. Trivium – The sin and the sentence

Starla

Thrice Woven by Wolves in the Throne Room1. Wolves In The Throne Room – Thrice Woven
2. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Luciferian Towers
3. Amenra – Mass VI
4. Chelsea Wolfe – Hiss Spun
5. Der Weg Einer Freiheit – Finisterre
6. Converge – The Dusk In Us
7. Brand New – Science Fiction
8. Godflesh – Post Self
9. Krallice – Go Be Forgotten
10. Full Of Hell – Trumpeting Ecstasy
11. Protomartyr – Relatives In Descent
12. Primitive Man – Caustic

Elias Hatzialexis

Hair Of The Dog - This World Turns1. Hair Of The Dog – This World Turns
2. Priest – New Flesh
3. Night – Raft of the World
4. Ward XVI – The art of manipulation
5. Stalker – Shadow of the sword
6. Urn – The Burning
7. Horisont – About Time
8. Satan’s Hallow – Satan’s Hallow
9. Vulture – The Guillotine
10. Betzefer – The Devil Went Down To The Holy Land
11. Thunder – Rip it up
12. Chainsaw – Filthy blasphemy

Thanos Mitras

Brockhampton – Saturation (I)1. Brockhampton – Saturation (I)
2. Wolfbrigade – Run with the Hunted
3. Glue – S/T MLP
4. Planning for Burial – Below the House
5. Idles – Brutalism
6. Wolves in the Throne Room – Thrice Woven
7. Dawn Ray’d – The Unlawful Assembly
8. Succumb – Succumb
9. Street Sects – Rat Jacket
10. Exit Order – Seed of Hysteria
11. Primitive Man – Caustic
12. Limp Wrist – Facades

Yiannis Kakkavas

Epic, Heavy Metal, Doom Metal, News, 2017, Sweden, Single, Lyric Video,Meta; Blade Records,2017,Sorcerer1. Sorcerer – The crowning of the fire king
2. Pagan Altar – The room of shadows
3. Slaegt – Domus Mysterium
4. Hallas – Excerpts From a Future Past
5. Need – Hegaiamas
6. Night – Raft of the world
7. Aherusia – Prometheus:Seven principles on how to be invincible
8. Orden Ogan – Gunmen
9. Hell Fire – Free again
10. Noumena – Myrrys
11. The doomsday kingdom – The doomsday kingdom
12. Night Demon – Darkness Remains

Leon Douras

Power Trip - Nightmare Logic1. Power Trip – Nightmare Logic
2. Cock Sparer – Forever
3. Primitive Man – Caustic
4. Ancst – Furnace
5. Facada – Nenhum Puto de Attitude
6. Warwound – Burning The Blindfolds of Bigots
7. Wolfbrigade – Run With the Hunted
8. Lock Up – Demonization
9. Napalm Raid – Wheel of War
10. Me and That Man – Songs of Love and Death

Jurgen Kerzenaut

Midnight - Sweet Death and Ecstasy1. Μidnight – Sweet death and ecstasy
2. Midnight – Shox of violence
3. Horns & hooves – Morbid Lust
4. Condor – Unstoppable power

 

 

Astral Kannibal

Power Trip - Nightmare Logic1. Power Trip – Nightmare Logic
2. Body count – Bloodlust
3. Hallas – Excerpts from a Future Past
4. The Ruins Of Beverast – Exuvia
5. Degial – Predator Reign
6. Pagan Altar – The Room Of Shadows
7. Godflesh – Post Self
8. Malokarpatan – Nordkarpatenland
9. Chevalier – Call To Arms
10. Dalek – Endangered Philosophies
11. Deafkids – Configuracao do Lamento
12. Kairon; IRSE! – Ruination
Chris Papadakis

Hollow Earth - Out Of Atlantis1. Hollow Earth – Out Of Atlantis
2. Threshold – Legends Of The Shires
3. This Winter Machine – The Man Who Never Was
4. Night – Raft Of The World
5. Sorcerer – The Crowning of the Fire King
6. Leprous – Malina
7. Doomocracy – Visions & Creatures of Imagination
8. Concerto Moon – Tears Of Messiah
9. Arduini / Balich – Dawn Of Ages
10. Jacobs Dream – Sea Of Destiny
11. Hallas – Excerpts From A Future Past
12. Wobbler – Fro Silence To Somewhere

Λέων Παύλου

Night Demon - Darkness Remains

1. Night Demon – Darkness Remains
2. Demolition Train – Bound by horror, Sealed With Blood
3. Valor – Arrogance: The fall
4. Chainsaw – Filthy Blasphemy
5. Hellripper – Coagulating Darkness
6. Released Anger – Revenge
7. Midnight – Sweet death and ecstacy
8. Urn – The Burning

 

Elpida Baphomet

Krypts – Remnants of Expansion1. Krypts – Remnants of Expansion
2. Blood Incantation – Starspawn
3. Nidingr – The High Heat Licks Against Heaven
4. Condor – Unstoppable Power
5. Antichrist – Sinful Birth
6. Gravdal – Kadaverin
7. Pig’s Blood – Pig’s Blood
8. Kin Beneath Chorus – Invia

 

Vaios Sven

Morbid Angel, News,2017, Death Metal,Silver Lining Music,U.S.A., Cover Artwork, Single1. Morbid Angel – Kingdoms Disdained
2. Dying Fetus – Wrong One To Fuck With
3. Dyscarnate – With All their Might
4. Carnal Decay – You Owe You Pay
5. Paradise Lost – Medusa
6. Cannibal Corpse – Red Before Black
7. The Haunted – Strength In Numbers
8. Procrastinate – Procrastinate
9. Resurgency – No Worlds … No Masters Beyond
10. Converge – The Dusk In Us
11. Satyricon – Deep Calleth Upon Deep

Kostas ‘Paganizer’ Athanasiou

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1. God Dethroned – The World Ablaze
2. Antichrist – Sinful Birth
3. Gods Forsaken – In a Pitch Black Grave
4. Immolation – Atonement
5. Morbid Angel – Kingdoms Disdained
6. Incantation – Profane Nexus
7. Whoredom Rife – Dommedagskvad
8. Necrot – Blood Offerings
9. Kawir – Exilasmos
10. Portrait – Burn the World
11. Cut Up – Wherever They May Rot
12. Asagraum – Potestas Magicum Diaboli

 

Alex Keros

amenra cover1. Amenra – MASS VI
2. Propagandhi – Victory Lap
3. Elder – Reflections of a Floating World
4. Converge – The Dusk in Us
5. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Luciferian Towers
6. Dvne – Asheran
7. Chronoboros – No Dirt or Silver Will have Us Sated
8. Mutoid Man – War Moans
9. Procrastinate – Procrastinate
10. The Body & Full Of Hell – Ascending A Mountain Of Heavy Light
11. Conspiracy of Denial/Lethe – Split
12. Wolfbrigade – Run With the Hunted