Editors’ Notes Prefer your metal on the experimental side? There's a gamut of standout sounds here, from moody drones to corrosive, high-decibel sludge and frenetic fret-mashing. Revel in this diabolical collection of contemporary metal.

SONG
ALBUM
Absolutego
4:55
 
Electrical Sickness
6:10
 
Ulvinde
4:23
 
Afraid Of
1:16
 
Motherfucker
3:30
 
Aurorae
6:17
 
City Swine
6:56
 
5:37
 
Silence in the Age of Apes
4:21
 
Genesis
6:05
 
Down a Stair Backward
5:00
 
The Air-Conditioned Nightmare
3:54
 
Come on Down
3:19
 
Zodiac
8
9:26
 
It Took the Night to Believe
5:56
 
High Command
5:50
 
Cambrian II: Eternal Recurrence
7:51
 
Le toit du monde
6:33
 
The Madness and the Damage Done
5:20
 
Absolute Dissent
6:16
 
Bending Light
7:47
 
The Silent Man
10:36
 
Opus Brain
5:25
 
The Brain Dance
7:00
 
Digital Gerrymandering
8:08
 
Clockworks
7:15
 
Drawing Down the Rain
9:31
 
It's Only Smiles
5:33
 
Arcana Imperii
4:53
 
The Wilde Flowers
6:49
 
Scream of the Buttefly
6:14
 
5:37
 
Cold Hope
6:57
 
Post Self
4:28
 
Juggernaut
5:35
 
Children of the Eye
9:41
 
2:55
 
Not in Rivers, But in Drops
7:48
 
6:33
 
Aletheia
7:23
 
I Sang for the Swans
7:01
 
Obsolete Beings
5:34
 
Metaphor of the Moon
8:11
 
Quetzalcoatl
4:47
 
Revisionist
4:02
 
Stare Into Death and Be Still
8:24
 
The Tenant
6:39
 
Gift of Death
2:51
 
5:31
 
4:51
 
In the Shadow of Our Pale Companion
14:45
 

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