Necroblaspheme certainly belongs in that line-up. This band was founded in 2001 and has been working on their way to metal stardom ever since. With their new album, named 'Belleville', their certainly succeeded in coming up with an awesome piece of work. The band is being described as a death metal band by some and a black metal band by others. They also fit in quite well with the current sludge scene.
Nercoblaspheme doesn't care what you call it. Their facebook-page mentions 'metal' and that's exactly what they're slapping in your face with songs like 'Rempart' or 'Le Discours Du Bitume'. These songs drive on brutal, suffocating guitars, plenty of different drums and aggressive screams. Elements of black metal, death metal, doom metal and post-hardcore are being blended into a titanic sound.
Luckily, there's also place for some breathers. These instrumentals function as intermezzos or quiet havens in an otherwise frantic ocean of sound. They're quite welcome too, since the metal songs on this album rage on with an intense wall-of-noise, crushingly heavy yet often melodic. I'm quite sure that songs like 'Waiting to Exhale' or 'Gouffre' will easily become audience favorites on life performances. They heavy a great amount of variation where dark rock passages alternate with brutal metallic assault.
In all, if you're into well-varied aggressive music, regardless of classification, this is certainly something you shouldn't miss. Necroblaspheme created a very convincing album, balancing on the thin lines between several extreme metal genres. They blended these together and turned it into a very modern day sounding metal album, which will make you bang your head.