20 Best Metal Albums of 2017

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Krallice, 'Go Be Forgotten’
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20. Krallice, 'Go Be Forgotten’

The second of two albums they released this year, Go Be Forgotten may be the best thing that New York black metallists Krallice have ever done, breaking dynamic new ground for the quartet. The album's sprawling title track seamlessly works synthesizers into the mix, adding a refreshing sense of space, texture and drama to the nearly 11-minute composition without ever compromising the bleak intensity or technical precision of the band's attack. The seven-and-a-half minute ambient instrumental "Quadripartite Mirror Realm" perfectly sets the stage for a time-shifting, mind-frying assault ("Ground Prayer"). D.E.