2016 Best of Metal List #8

Khemmis-Hunted

Here’s one of those albums from a band that just seemed to materialize out of nowhere. This happens every year and I just love it.  A band that I have never heard of just comes out with a monumental album.  The only thing that I really know about these guys is that they are from Colorado and deal in the Metal of the doom and stoner variety.  Heavy, sludgy riff upon riff together with some seriously epic songwriting.  Just look at that album cover.  You just know there is going to be a lyric about a dude getting his head caved in by a battle axe.  The closest thing I can compare them to is Pallbearer, except with a little more pep and a mix of death vocals.

The good news is that this album is getting seriously good press and is showing up on a ton of year-end lists.  I hope this exposure leads to a bright future for these young lads.

The attached track will give you a nice taste of what to expect from this album.

The list so far:

20(a).  Metallica-Hardwired…To Self Destruct

20.  The Dillinger Escape Plan-Dissociatioin

19.  Russian Circles-Guidance

18.  Anciients-Voice of the Void

17.  Abbath-Abbath

16.  Death Angel-The Evil Divide

15.  John Wesley-a way you’ll never be

14.  Black Crown Initiate-Selves We Cannot Forgive

13.  Opeth-Sorceress

12.  Gojira-Magma

11.  Sumac-What One  Becomes

10.  Scorpion Child-Acid Roulette

9.  Neurosis-Fires Within Fires

8.  Khemmis-Hunted

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