1: A star (*) represents definitely one of the best extreme metal releases of 2017, as of yet, although the year is still young.
2: This list will be updated with a few more releases this week, as (spoiler alert) this journal entry will be the ITP V.017 featured post of the week.
3-Only WINTER 2017 releases, ITP V.017 BEST of 2nd QUARTER SPRING 2017 RELEASES will be posted in SUMMER 2017 (depending on time).
4-The year is still young, as this list is not based upon popularity of band, project or sub genre, nor veteran status of band/project, as industrial will be added too. If you're not in the know, the metal gods and goddesses will drop alot of death metal releases upon us this year in 2017, no guarantee of quality.
5-ITP V.017 is listing the best of 2017 quarterly, simply because I never do, and realizing how many great, obscure releases dropped in 2016, I should be organized about this.
6-If ITP's author has time, maybe I'll go backwards for a best of 2016, as despite the tragedies and drama, the music was awesome.
7-This ITP V.017 QUARTERLY (1st QUARTER WINTER): BEST EXTREME METAL RELEASES 2017 list does NOT count as reviews, although it's tempting.
8-There is no guarantee that ITP V.017 BEST OF QUARTERLY lists will be or make the over all BEST OF 2017 lists, some releases can or may be bumped off, depending on new releases.
DEATH/DOOM, FUNERAL DOOM/DRONE METAL:
UNTIL DEATH OVERTAKES ME: "ANTEMORTEM"
*FRAILTY: "WAYS OF THE DEAD"
HARD ROCK/PROG ROCK:
POST BLACK METAL/DSBM:
*VIOLET COLD: "ANOMIE"
HERETOIR: "THE CIRCLE"
*PURE WRATH: "ASCETIC EVENTIDE"
BALFOR: "BLACK SERPENT RISING":
SLAGMAUR: "THILL SMITTS TERROR":
ENDEZZMA: "THE ARCANE ABYSS"
REBIRTH OF NEFAST:
VIKING BLACK METAL:
NIDINGR: "THE HIGH HEAT LICKS AGAINST HEAVEN"
KREATOR: "GODS OF VIOLENCE"
PROGRESSIVE POWER METAL:
"NOCTURNES AND REQUIEMS"
"DO NOT DEVIATE"
*"VISION WALLOWS IN SYMPHONIES OF LIGHT"
STRANGEST CONTROVERSIES IN METAL:
BAY AREA ANTIFA VS. MARDUK:
This issue seemed to bring out the worst in everyone. Americans ignorance on Euro culture and European ignorance on U.S. social political issues is distressing Third Reich as shock value.:rolls eyes: I'm anti-censorship. However, pick up a real history book on the issue of WWII (or watch documentaries), and understand every angle including the resistance in every Euro and Scandinavian country, and the Holocaust.
Understand many of your grandparents served, as many non white soldiers came back to Jim Crow laws here in the U.S.A. .
In reality, the third Reich got their butts kicked, F**ck Nazis, I'm so glad we won. Hug a WW2 allied forces and resistance veteran.
Check out the stunning VREID release "MILORG".
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES at AWARDS SHOWS (GRAMMY AWARDS and ACADEMY AWARDS) :
I'm not a "Grannie" fan. Despite JAMES HETFIELD's mic being out of order (METALLICA were mandated into using the GRAMMY AWARDS soundtech, not their own) , the LADY GA GA/METALLICA collaboration seemed like a great idea as she sounded awesome. When they JAMES HETFIELD/LADY GA GA) shared a microphone, it was amazing.
The Grammy awards played a METALLICA song during MEGADETH'S epic win for best metal/hard rock grammy as DAVE MUSTAINE was gracious.
THE ACADEMY AWARDS:
I'm glad MOONLIGHT won, as the winner of best picture was misread for another film. correction MOONLIGHT won, congrats to all nominated.
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-BBL-\m/ -l-