So you only have time to listen to 10 albums from 2017? Look no further than my list of the year's best to help you decide which ones to choose.
Fan-favorite Anal Trump follow up their classic debut with an even more ambitious sophomore release.
Novembre has the amazing ability to write something that is both heavy and beautiful, archaic and modern, and nothing proves this more than the masterpiece that is Ursa.
Pleiade's Dust from Gorguts shows that tech death is willing to break its own rules and still has a lot to offer.
Similar to Nachtmystium, Orannsi Pazuzu blend traditional black metal with psychedelic rock to concoct something out of this world.
Gojira perfects their sound with Magma, an album that is surprisingly accessible for how heavy it is.
Opeth drifts slowly back to their metal sound with Sorceress, an album that takes influence from 70's metal as well as 70's prog rock.