Ave Acer Mors
The best album of 2016. As vocalist and guitarist Paul Riedel so aptly put it, you either like totally raging, brutally atmospheric cosmic death metal from beyond the veil of these material dimensions, or you don't. Blood Incantation are master riff-craftsmen, creating stunning arrangements that manage to brilliantly balance brutality, atmosphere, and technicality. Let Blood Incantation shatter your consciousness and throw its shards into the cosmos.
Favorite track: Vitrification of Blood (Part I).