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Highlights of the year - 2018 edition

Discussion in 'Bloodbath' started by MadTinus, Aug 26, 2018.

  1. MadTinus

    MadTinus Language enthusiast

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    So what's been tickling yer musical fancy so far this year? For me:

    1. IN VAIN - Currents (amazing band, discovery of the year so far!)
    2. FUNERAL MIST - Hekatomb (great black metal album!)
    3. HINAYANA - Order Divine (amazing newcomer, for lovers of Slumber/Enshine, very strong album)
    4. ALICE IN CHAINS - Rainier Fog (just released this past Friday, but I really like it so far, all albums since Layne's death have been pure gold i.m.o.)
    5. UNANIMATED - Annihilation EP (great comeback EP after 9 nice years! Promising great things for the upcoming 4th full-length, old school heroes! \,,/)
    6. THE SPIRIT - Sounds from the Vortex (really good German newcomer, keeping the Dissection flame burning bright with some Tribulation sounds incorporated as well)

    Good, but not great:
    AT THE GATES - To Drink from the Night Itself (At War With Reality was awesome, this, although solid and at times entertaining, doesn't live up i.m.o.)
    NECROPHOBIC - Mark of the Necrogram (really enjoyed the last two albums, this new album is getting good critics, but it hasn't really clicked with me yet)
    DEMONICAL - Chaos Manifesto (solid, but not near as killer as 2013's Darkness Unbound (!!!))
     
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    the_fiend Dan Swano Fanboy

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    In no particular order :
    Harakiri for the Sky - Arson
    The Crown - Cobra Speed Venom
    Fractal Gates - The light that shines
    On Thorns I Lay - Aegean Sorrow
    Barren Earth - A Complex of Cages
    Judas Priest - Firepower


    Good but not great :
    Kamelot - The Shadow Theory
    A perfect circle - Eat the Elephant

    Disappointments :
    Amorphis - Queen of Time
    Immortal - Northern Chaos Gods
     
  3. MadTinus

    MadTinus Language enthusiast

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    New Alice in Chains is a strong contender for the #1 position <3
     
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    rj rl multidimensionally dyslexic

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    New Monstrosity destroys :kickass:
     
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    the_fiend Dan Swano Fanboy

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    I'm listening to it now. I agree!
     
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    stefan86 invariably off-topic

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    Monstrosity indeed, worth the wait <3
     
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    (The bass player) Total Satan

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    2018 has been a fantastic year for great album releases so far!

    Judas Priest - Firepower
    Watain - Trident Wolf Eclipse
    Necrophobic - Mark of the Necrogram
    The Crown - Cobra Speed Venom
    Necros Christos - Domedon Doxomedon
    Solstice - White Horse Hill
    Visigoth - Conqueror's Oath
    Panphage - Jord
    The Ugly - Thanatology
    Marduk - Viktoria
    Funeral Mist - Hekatomb
    Immortal - Northern Chaos Gods
    Primordial - Exile Amongst The Ruins
    Craft - White Noise and Black Metal
    Turbonegro - Rock n Roll Machine
    Dreadful Fate - Vengance
    Ad Hominem - Napalm for all
    Amorphis - Queen of time
    Deicide - Overtures Of Blasphemy
    Archgoat - The Luciferian Crown
     
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    rj rl multidimensionally dyslexic

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    New Deicide is awesome, the closest to a Stench of Redemption sequel of all the albums since then. Mark English is an underrated guitarist.
     
  10. MadTinus

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    Most likely the final outcome will be:

    1. ALICE IN CHAINS - Rainier Fog (9,5/10)
    2. IN VAIN - Currents (9/10)
    3. HINAYANA - Order Divine (8,5/10)
    4. FUNERAL MIST - Hekatomb (8,5/10)
    5. THE SPIRIT - Sounds from the Vortex (7,5/10)

    EP:
    UNANIMATED - Annihilation (8,5/10)

    Some other OK but not great albums:
    AT THE GATES - To Drink from the Night Itself (6,5/10)
    BEHEMOTH - I Loved You at your Darkest (7/10)
    NECROPHOBIC - Mark of the Necrogram (6,5/10)
    DEMONICAL - Chaos Manifesto (7/10)
    BLOODBATH..? (6/10)
     
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    Looking forward to the new Sulphur Aeon album for sure
     
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    YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO
     
  13. MadTinus

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    Thanks, gives me three releases to check out: Oceans of Grief, Longshore and Antimatter and maybe give The Crown another go.
     
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    stefan86 invariably off-topic

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    I'm pretty sure you'll dig the first two, and Antimatter is just the darkest shit out there :D
     
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    Second year in a row that I listened to more podcasts than music, so I'm continuing simply listing music I enjoyed most alphabetically.

    Due to the aforementioned podcast distraction, and my general attention issues, the list of music I still want to check out is nearing 200 releases. Sigh. Good problem to have, I suppose.

    Metal (etc.) LP

    • Agrimonia – Awaken
    • The Body – I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer
    • Dakhma – Hamkar Atonement
    • Esoctrilihum – Inhüma
    • Hate Eternal – Upon Desolate Sands
    • High on Fire – Electric Messiah
    • Hissing – Permanent Destitution
    • Horrendous – Idol
    • Imperial Triumphant – Vile Luxury
    • Judas Priest – Firepower
    • Khôrada – Salt
    • Lychgate – The Contagion in Nine Steps
    • The Ocean – Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic
    • Pig Destroyer – Head Cage
    • Portal – Ion
    • Portrayal of Guilt – Let Pain Be Your Guide
    • Ritual Necromancy – Disinterred Horror
    • Sigh – Heir to Despair
    • Sinistro – Sangue Cassia
    • Sumac – Love in Shadow
    • Thou – Magus
    • Tomb Mold – Manor of Infinite Forms
    • Voivod – The Wake
    • Wake – Misery Rites
    • Yob – Our Raw Heart
    Non-Metal (etc.) LP
    • Alias & Doseone – Less is Orchestra
    • Alice in Chains – Rainier Fog
    • Anna von Hausswolff – Dead Magic
    • Anthony Green – Would You Still be in Love
    • Ben Chisholm & Felix Skinner – Burgeoning Verse
    • Buñuel – The Easy Way Out
    • Carl Gene – Mourning
    • Cursive – Vitriola
    • Daughters – You Won’t Get What You Want
    • Dessa – Chime
    • Drug Church – Cheer
    • Emma Ruth Rundle – On Dark Horses
    • Grouper – Grid of Points
    • Insect Ark – Marrow Hymns
    • Jaye Jayle – No Trail and Other Unholy Paths
    • Lucy Dacus – Historian
    • Marissa Nadler – For My Crimes
    • mewithoutYou – [Untitled]
    • Mount Eerie – Now Only
    • Rope – Come Closer Now
    • Sangre de Muerdago – Noite
    • Self Defense Family – Have Your Considered Punk Music
    • Tim Hecker – Konoyo
    • Toby Driver – They Are the Shield
    • Wrekmeister Harmonies – The Alone Rush

    EPs/Splits
    • Aeviterne – Sireless
    • Aphex Twin – Collapse
    • Crawl/Leviathan Split
    • Devouring Star/Caesus – Apostasis
    • Dispirit – Enatiodromian Birth
    • Hebosagil – Kevät
    • Jute Gyte/Spectral Lore – Helian
    • Maryanna Devlin – Gravedigger
    • mewithoutYou – [untitled] e.p.
    • Porcupine – Zomia
    • Ragana/Thou – Let Our Names Be Forgotten
    • Rotten Sound – Suffer to Abuse
    • Starkweather/Concealment Split
    • Twilight – Trident Death Rattle
    • Virginia Creep – Dark Corners
    • Zoë Keating – Snowmelt
     
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    The new Sulphur Aeon album is really good
     
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    Made one for only doom metal as well :3

     
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    Same opinion.
     
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