This is TheKenWord2017’s music collection on Bandcamp.


  1. Asheville, North Carolina
  2. Metal
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  1. The Roots of Empty Space
    by Helicase
    Mental Roots Mental Roots
    I heard (read:read) some friends talking about this. Thought I would give it a shot. They were right. It is better than it has any right to be. Thoughtful and energetic songs make for an engaging listen every time you visit.
  2. Descender
    by Avandra
    Adder's Bite Adder's Bite
    This album is beautifully delicate for a metal album. Contemplative and sweet, but with just enough weight to shift the heavens.
  3. New World Ascension
    by Sacrimonia
    Ensorcelling Darkness Ensorcelling Darkness
    Absolutely devastating symphonic black metal. Why this hasn't gotten more attention is bewildering!

    Can't wait for an eventual full-length from these guys.
  4. The Church of Anemia
    by Ravaged Spleen Outburst
    The Ones Who See The Ones Who See
    An immensely promising debut one-man effort from an individual with more metal talent in his little finger than I have in my entire body.
  5. Krighsu
    by Wormed
    A pillar of brutal tech-death, Krighsu find Wormed at the top of their game. Best of all, the dark sci-fi space theme just bleeds out of every pore of this record. Top-notch shit right here.
  6. Garden Of Heathens
    by Eastern High
    Eyes of Heaven Eyes of Heaven
    If there is one thing I am picky about, it's anything that gets tagged as metalcore. As it happens, Garden of Heathens is an elite metalcore-esque album. Don't sleep on it, lest you miss out on all of this groove and verve!
  7. Wishfield
    by Wishfield
    Something Something
    A warm and captivating blend of black metal with other things that aren't supposed to blend with black metal.
  8. DEMO 2019
    by Debasement
    Proctalgia fugax Proctalgia fugax
  9. Abominism
    by Abominism
    Burn Them Slowly Burn Them Slowly
  10. Hive
    by Hath
    Commandment Commandment
    I slept on this EP for almost two years since I found it here. Never again. This is one hell of a prog-death monster. Cannot wait for their debut LP!
  11. Angry, Undead
    by The Flaying
    Genuflect Genuflect
    Brutal, but fun as hell. An excellent blend of genres and just an all around rollicking collection of top-notch songs.
  12. Prokopton
    by Aephanemer
    The Sovereign The Sovereign
    This album is pure magic. Prokopton has effortlessly rocketed itself into the legendary tier of melodic death metal albums with unfuckwithable songs. It's just that simple.
  13. Skinless Agony
    by Brood Of Hatred
    Obsession Obsession
    This is why I sort by "New". These little gems that surprise the heckin' dang out of me on a regular basis. Why more haven't embraced the twisting, undulating prog-death contained within these nine tracks is beyond me.
    What in the actual fuck goes on in this person's mind that makes it possible for such rapid output to be so consistently incredible?!
  15. Memento Mori
    by Aephanemer
    Hellebore Hellebore
    An unexpected gem of a melodeath album. Bouncy tunes, fun riffs, and playful orchestrations combine to form a unique player in the crowded melodeath realm.
  16. Inferus
    by Neter
    Atlantis Of The Sands Atlantis Of The Sands
    With the blood of Nile and Hate Eternal running through its veins, Neter captures the essence of what makes those bands great with Inferus.
  17. The Endless Winter
    by Frosthelm
    Hell Between Us Hell Between Us
    Melodic, hyper-energetic and vicious all at once, The Endless Winter makes a compelling argument for anybody's blackened thrash collection.
  18. Ghost Mile
    by Voyager
    Ghost Mile Ghost Mile
    I've been waiting for this day for two years. The day when I could buy this album on Bandcamp. The day that I could revel in the absolute triumph that is Ghost Mile. One of the best prog-metal albums of the decade.
  19. Smoke And Shadows
    by Ethereal Darkness
    The Light That Fades The Light That Fades
  20. Reveries
    by Degraey
    Woven Conscience Woven Conscience
  21. Descension to Demonic Paraphilia
    by Angel Splitter
    Masticating the Damned Masticating the Damned
  22. Spectrophobia
    by Vesperaseth
    Spectrophobia Spectrophobia
    Holy balls of doom-death, Sectrophobia is a damn fine album. A light gothic touch gives this death-y doom tons of personality and the somewhat low-fi production gives it tons of grit. Highly recommended!
  23. WORMHOLE - Genesis
    by Lacerated Enemy records
    Automated Distress Signal Automated Distress Signal
    Brutal, technical, and with just the right amount of whimsy to keep me smiling this goofy smile of mine. Sometimes pure fun is all that matters, and Wormhole knows how to have fun. Join them, frens!
  24. Triumphant Master of Fates
    by Vimur
    Seditious Apertures Seditious Apertures
    I may have already waxed poetic about this record in an official capacity, but that won't stop me from doing so again right here.

    There will be no better black metal released this year. Everyone else might as well quit and save themselves some embarrasment at the hands of the almighty Vimur.

    Tym(E))) knows what's up.
  25. Mastermind
    by Tardigrade Inferno
    Mastermind Mastermind
    Guys you don't even understand. I fucking can't stand cabaret music sometimes, but Tardigrade Inferno have absolutely demolished every prejudice I have to deliver one of the most fun albums I have heard since Diablo Swing Orchestra's Pandora's Pinata. You are doing yourselves a disservice if you ignore this.
  26. The Merciless Beyond
    by Omens of Plague
    To Rise as Nemesis To Rise as Nemesis
    Hooky, riff-tastic prog-death that has all the intensity of genre greats without sounding like a copycat of anyone in particular. Incredible bang for the (literal) buck!
  27. Tragedy Goes to the Movies
    by Tragedy
    Skyfall Skyfall
    I was not even close to expecting the quality presented here. I might be losing my marbles, but fuck it if it means I get to enjoy the absolute shit out of what Tragedy have done here. Every single track is special in some ridiculous, hilarious way and the musicianship is exemplary to boot! If you are a fan of cover bands, or if you hate them, this is the fucking album for you. GET IT.
  28. Endinghent
    Orb Terrax Orb Terrax
    Oppressive, venomous, dissonant death metal for the monster in all of us.
  29. Earth Diver
    by Cormorant
    Eris Eris
  30. Dwellings
    by Cormorant
    The First Man The First Man
  31. Corpo-Mente
    by Corpo-Mente
    Scylla Scylla
    How can I say no to this when the ever-maleficent Mvppet can't. Also, it has Gautier Serre and Laure Le Prunenec working together once again, proving that the French Fuck You and What You Think Music Is Supposed to Sound Like Team is as unstoppable as ever.
  32. BLADE OF HORUS - Obliteration
    by Lacerated Enemy records
    Obliteration Obliteration
    Obliteration is a motherfucker of an album. One of the best brutal slam-tech doobleedoos released last year, Blade of Horus astound with out-of-this-world songwriting and performances, easily topping their already fun back catalogue.
  33. Dreaming of Sleep
    by Tetrafusion
    10,001 10,001
    Seriously talented musicians come together to create Dreaming of Sleep, a crazy cool prog metal album filled with groovy, funky, crunchy energy the likes for which I could never have been prepared.
  34. Impetus of Death
    by Corpsessed
    Graveborne Graveborne
    Full of crushing riffs and cavernous atmosphere, Impetus of Death proves a worthy addition to the ridiculous overpopulation of quality death metal we have seen in 2018.
  35. Astronoid
    by Astronoid
    I Dream in Lines I Dream in Lines
    I little less intense than Air, but it's such a refreshing record that the somewhat softer touch doesn't hurt Astronoid's merit in the metalverse one bit.
  36. The Sea Which Has Become Known
    by Mare Cognitum
    Vehement Coalescence Vehement Coalescence
    Beautiful elements coalesce into a shimmering soundscape of spacey black metal replete with emotive passages and engaging songwriting. The Sea Which Has Become Known is a atmo-black classic as a result.
  37. Melancholia
    by VANHA
    Your Heart In My Hands Your Heart In My Hands
    Doomy and contemplative, but with a sinister undercurrent of deep roars, Vanha found a nice balance between heft in sound and heft in substance with Melancholia.
  38. Gronspech
    by Asgrauw
    Sgoer Sgoer
    90s black metal gets revitalized in 2018 (or 2019, whatever) with Asgrauw's third album. Darkly melodic, but unforgiving in its agression, Gronspech is a welcome addition to the 2nd wave pantheon.
  39. Elegy
    by Gorgon
    Under a Bleeding Moon Under a Bleeding Moon
    Gorgon is incredible. With epic orchestrals of the double harmonic predilection, riffs out the ass and bone-crushingly deep death growls, Elegy proves to be a stellar entry, regardless of genre.
  40. Overwhelming Chaos
    Wrath Of The Knowledge Wrath Of The Knowledge
    Raw and unadulterated death metal that doesn't give a goddamn cent about what you want. All Uncreation is concerned with is destroying everything in its path.
  41. Annihilated
    by Sectioned
    Victorious, Neverending Victorious, Neverending
    Frontierer's angrier, more muscular, and uglier older brother. He beats you up, steals your lunch money, feeds it to you, then curb-stomps you right into George Washinton's stupid green-backed face (no offense, Mr. Forefather!). To think you could've just handed over that ill-fated dollar just to have this is astounding. Get it.
  42. Timelessness
    by SERDCE
    The Sixth Sense The Sixth Sense
    Intricately constructed, Timelessness almost comes across as a modern day opera more than it does a metal album. But don't be fooled, because this is most definitely a fucking metal album. However you choose to see it, Serdce have constructed an album with complexity and beauty, and it deserves to be appreciated fully.
  43. Nämïdäë
    by Öxxö Xööx
    Äbÿm Äbÿm
    Another Muppet rec, Nämïdäë is one weird symphonic metal epic. Combing the fields of doom, death, black, gothic and symphonic bombast, Öxxö Xööx have a twisted sound that works on levels I am not sure I comprehend.
  44. Brutality Around The World Vol. 3 "Benefit Sampler for The Ocean CleanUP"
    by 164 Beatdown Crew
    xCelestialx - Burn Humanity (feat. Nico of Slamister) "Exclusive Release!" xCelestialx - Burn Humanity (feat. Nico of Slamister) "Exclusive Release!"
    The slam-jamming-est, beatdown-festing-est, death-blasting-est compilation I have ever seen, and it's for a good cause!
  45. Acathexis
    by Acathexis
    Immurement Immurement
    Holy balls this is some intense, heart-shattering shit right here! Dany Tee manages to somehow steal the show from a project that features Déhá, rendering souls asunder with pained rasps and desperate wails. That's not to say the rest of the instrumentation isn't also just as devastating. Cuz it is.