2017 reviewed

Another year has went by, and along with it; a lot of great albums and concerts. Here’s Katarsis’ ten favorite releases and gigs this year.


  1. Lana Del Rey – Lust for Life
  2. Horisont – About Time
  3. Malokarpatan – Nordkarpatenland
  4. Hällas – Excerpts From A Future Past
  5. Freeways – Cold Front
  6. Jess and the Ancient Ones – The Horse And Other Weird Tales
  7. Satan’s Hallow – Satan’s Hallow
  8. Dead Lord – In Ignorance We Trust
  9. Europe – Walk the Earth
  10. Confess – Haunters

Possible runner-ups:

  • Attic – Sanctimonious
  • Grave Pleasures – Motherblood
  • RAM – Rod
  • Night – Raft of the World
  • Whoredom Rife – Dommedagskvad


  1. Ratt (Sweden Rock Festival)
  2. Lana Del Rey (Øya)
  3. Mayhem (Beyond the Gates)
  4. Vemod (Beyond the Gates)
  5. Denner/Shermann (Beyond the Gates)
  6. Master’s Hammer (Beyond the Gates)
  7. Mgła (Beyond the Gates)
  8. Uriah Heep (Rockefeller)
  9. Nachash (Inferno Festival)
  10. TNT (Rockefeller)

Reasons why 2018 will be a GREAT year in the history of metal:

  • The Abyss Underground Festival kicks off 2018 in Gothenburg in January, an  initiative to help The Abyss stay. Looking forward to Nifelheim, Attic, RAM, Nachash and Dead Lord especially.
  • Heavy Load (!!!), Vixen and Coven will all be playing at Sweden Rock Festival, along with giants like Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden
  • At Beyond the Gates we get to witness Tormentor, Malokarpatan, Hällas, Eternal Champion
  • In October,Til Dovre Faller returns, with great acts like Black Magic, Vemod and Vulture
  • A lot of excellent records will be released, surely.





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