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GMD Poll: Top Ten Albums of 2018

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by TechnicalBarbarity, Dec 23, 2018.

  1. Slammed

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    Like there is enough black metal albums worthy of making a top10 last year :p
     
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    CiG Primordial Soup of Radioactive Sewage

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    Image error. I presume it's some gif telling me how much you agree with me :)
     
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    Do you even like black metal in the first place?
     
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    CiG Primordial Soup of Radioactive Sewage

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    I would never pretend to be a black metal connoisseur or anything. I don't think a single black metal album rose to my personal upper echelon (albums between 8.5 and 10/10) for 2018 releases.

    My favourite black metal release from last year was probably Nachash's debut (and even then, I agree with everybody else that it was a step down from their insanely good 2015 EP):

     
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    I wouldn't either, but dammit I respect the goddam hell out of your right to listen to it.
     
  10. CiG

    CiG Primordial Soup of Radioactive Sewage

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    I need to check out those Communion albums too. Unfortunately black metal is a lower priority and I didn't get around to hearing even some of the highlights of the genre.
     
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    I can't see you not enjoying those Communion albums and I am surprised you haven't listened to them!

    I find it difficult to believe you can be into extreme metal and not like any black metal. Even HamburgerBoy likes at least 20 black metal albums.
     
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    also these:




    kinda hit and miss as these things always are, but they can be useful
     
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  13. CiG

    CiG Primordial Soup of Radioactive Sewage

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    I considered making one myself but my YT channel can only upload 15 minute vids at max.
     
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    i think you just have to verify your google account to upload bigger ones, maybe you don't wanna do that though.
     
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    CiG Primordial Soup of Radioactive Sewage

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    Yeah with a phone number, fuck that.
     
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    Hello. I apologize for not participating more in Ultimate Metal threads anymore. I used to be a reviewer here. Now I write reviews for Metal Bite and Heavy Music HQ. You can view my reviewes there under the names Adam M. and Adam McAuley respectively. Here is my list:

    1. The Ocean - Phanerozoic 1: Palaeozoic
    2. Rivers of Nihil - Where Owls Know My Name
    3. Voices - Frightened
    4. Agrimonia - Awaken
    5. Oceans of Slumber - The Banished Heart
    6. Skyharbor - Sunshine Dust
    7. Barren Earth - A Complex of Cages
    8. Conjurer - Mire
    9. At the Gates - To Drink From the Night Itself
    10. Howling Sycamore - Howling Sycamore
    11. Boss Keloid - Melted on the Inch
    12. Alkaloid - Liquid Anatomy
    13. Sinistro - Sangue Cassia
    14. Hooded Menace - Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed
    15. Riverside - Wasteland
    16. Omnium Gatherum - The Burning Cold
    17. The Skull - The Endless Road Turns Dark
    18. Sear Bliss - Letters From the Edge
    19. Auri - Auri
    20. Amorphis - Queen of Time
     
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    1. Mooncitadel - Moon Calls to Wander the Winter's Majesty
    2. Panphage - Jord
    3. Vargrav - Netherstorm
    4. Communion - At the Announcement
    5. Satan - Cruel Magic
    6. Sorcier des Glaces - Sorcier des Glaces
    7. Uruk - Nihilistic Warfare in Inhuman Realms
    8. Desolation Realm - Desolation Realm
    9. Nachash - Phantasmal Triunity
    10. Taphos - Come Ethereal Sombreness

    I wouldn't rank most of these had TechBarb not changed the rules, so it's kinda arbitrary, but the top 5 are definitely better.

    And now a bunch of stuff that either didn't quite make the cut, or that I only listened to once or twice and don't have a fully formed opinion on:

    Akantha - Apocalyptic Psalms
    Apognosis - Cult of Human Sacrifice
    Aorlhac - L'esprit des vents
    Azath - Demo
    Chaotian - Where Gods Excarnate
    Chevalier - Chapitre II
    Deathly Scythe - Celestial Darkness
    Deathwards - Towards Death
    Disburial - Dawn of Ancient Horrors
    Draghar - The Endless Howling Abyss
    Druid Lord - Grotesque Offerings
    Garotted - Of Damnation and Abyssal Terrors
    Ifernach - Gagtaqaiaq
    Invocation - The Mastery of the Unseen
    Invocation Spells - Spread Cruelty in the Abyss
    Mørketida - Panphage Mysticism
    Nachtfrost - Spectral Domains of Dusk
    Necromaniac - Subterranean Death Rising
    Phrenalith - Ornamented Dead Eyes
    Ripped to Shreds - 埋葬
    Sepulcher - Panoptic Horror
    Spectrum Mortis - קדוש a better Necros Christos album than what they actually put out this year, and it's like a quarter of the length!


    Stuff I didn't like but might be of interest to some people here:

    Moenen of Xezbeth - Ancient Spells of Darkness - Ever wondered what A Blaze in the Northern Sky would sound like with keyboards? These guys have.
    Infernal Execrator - Obsolete Ordinance - Savage black/death from Singapore but didn't grab me.
    Occelensbrigg - The Quest for the Star Mountain - Ultra raw atmospheric black metal. Production is very rough!
    Phantom - Death Epic - Like a black metal Candlemass.
     
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    Surprised you rated Sorcier de Glaces so highly, this one didnt really grab me
     
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    Krow Garbage Connoisseur

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    The overrating is his #1.
     
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    I found Jord to be very boring myself. That Taphos rules though.
     
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