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GMD Poll: Top Ten Albums of 2019

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by CiG, Dec 15, 2019.

  1. CiG

    CiG A Freezing Cave

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    RYM ALBUMS LIST
    RYM EP LIST

    Reminder of the rules:
    - please submit at least *5* releases. But just remember, real men vote at 10.
    - first place in your rankings gets 10 points, 2nd gets 9, etcetc, 10th gets 1.
    - feel free to post more than 10, but only the top 10 will get points.
    - feel free to post less than 10, the same scoring will apply.
    - feel free not to rank your picks, in which case all ten picks will get 5.5 points.
    - if you're so much of a dick that you have to post more than 10 unranked picks, only the first 10 will count. In other words, go back to the third rule.

    Submit your lists by April 1st.
     
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  2. Phylactery

    Phylactery Active Member

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    March 1st?! Holy shit, that’s a long time.

    This has been a good year for death metal. Some pretty good black metal and thrash metal released as well.

    I haven’t really looked into any other genres. Any recommendations for trad and doom from this year?
     
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    where trad’s concerned chevalier will take some beating for me. vultures vengeance is good too.
     
  4. Krow

    Krow Garbage Connoisseur

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    Lord Vicar. Crypt Sermon. Orodruin. Smoulder. Ogre. Othuum.
     
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  5. CiG

    CiG A Freezing Cave

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    Trad:

    Legendry - The Wizard and the Tower Keep
    Quayde LaHüe - Love Out of Darkness
    The Lord Weird Slough Feg - New Organon
    Ironsword - In the Coils of Set EP
    Grendel's Sÿster - Myrtle Wreath / Myrtenkranz EP
    Tanith - In Another Time
    Twisted Tower Dire - Wars in the Unknown

    Doom:

    Atlantean Kodex - The Course of Empire
    Saint Vitus - Saint Vitus
    Altar of Oblivion - The Seven Spirits
    Magic Circle - Departed Souls
    Solemn Ceremony - The Chamber EP
     
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    Krow Garbage Connoisseur

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    I didn’t recommend that Magic Circle because I felt like they strayed away from traditional doom a tad went with some stoner/blues/graveyard influencer that I’ve never noticed Phylactery mention liking before. Still, good album. I need to relisten to Altar of Oblivion. Own the album but don’t remember it very much

    oh also Fvneral Fvck. Retarded band name but true epic doom metal.
     
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  7. CiG

    CiG A Freezing Cave

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    I just threw everything I've liked so far in there for anybody browsing the thread. I forgot to list Isole's new album though, Dystopia.

    I may have skipped that due to the name tbh, I'll check it out in that case. :tickled:
     
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    1. Into Orbit - Kinesis
    2. TVX - TVX
    3. Coffins - Beyond the Circular Demise
    4. Dawninsection - Dusk Till Dawn
    5. Mosquito Control - Morbid Orations in the Pestilential Age
    6. Saint Vitus - Saint Vitus
    7. Witch Head - Witch Head EP
    8. Diamond Head - The Coffin Train
    9. Execrate - Ridicule of Sanity
    10. Beastwars - IV

    HM:
    Rock Goddess - This Time
    Knowhere - Demo
    Crypt Sermon - The Ruins of Fading Light
    DAHTM - Silver Banshee EP

    I'm fellating local releases even more than last year. I didn't go too far out of my way to try and discover stuff, but even a band like Mayhem that usually makes my list (in this millennium) has gone off in a weird direction to my ears.
     
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    For now, I choose:

    1 - Deathspell Omega - The Furnaces of Palingenesia. It's not just unique, well executed, perfectly produced, but the compositions are really well crafted and the lyrics are probably their most inhuman to date. Truly intimidating album without relying on speed to get the job done.

    2 - Mgla - Age of Excuse

    3 - Blut Aus Nord - Hallucinogen

    4 - Sühnopfer - Hic Regnant Borbonii Manes

    5 - Vltimas - Something Wicked Marches In

    6 - Dark Fury - Flooded Lands

    7 - Hate - Auric Gates of Veles

    8 - Alcest - Spiritual Instinct

    9 - Batushka - Panihida
     
  10. Master_Yoda77

    Master_Yoda77 True Doom

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    Fuck, that new Lord Vicar album destroys.
     
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    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    Nile - Vile Nilotic Rites
    Beheaded - Only Death Can Save You
    Disentomb - The Decaying Light
    Memoriam - Requiem for Mankind (a solid improvement over the debut. I never heard the second album)
    Carnal - Lecherous Acts of Hedonism
    Illdisposed - Reveal Your Soul For The Dead

    I may get a few more in the list after spinning the Nucleus again but probably not. Kinda don't care about these polls anymore. The new Blood Incantation was overhyped.
     
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  12. CiG

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    Definitely hyped to fuck, but I gotta be honest it was one of the few hyped albums in recent memory that was actually very good. Will definitely be in the upper half of my list.
     
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    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    I mean, it wasn't bad but it wasn't the best thing since sliced bread like people made it out to be. Probably a 6.5/10 to me but there were a lot of good death metal records this year
     
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    For some reason that vintage Immolation/vintage Morbid Angel/middle era Death combination + some experimental elements just really hit the spot for me. It might not have re-invented the wheel true but it's just a really fucking competent album with so many sweet riffs.
     
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    New Blood Incantation is probably death metal aoty for me but yeah a lot of good death metal this year. Really got me back in the mood when interest had waned in the past couple years.
     
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    ➳ ➳ ➳ ➳ ➳ ➳ ➳ ➳ ➳ ➳
    1. Neoandertals - Neanderthal Parallax
    2. Blood Incantation - Hidden History of the Human Race
    3. The Lord Weird Slough Feg - New Organon
    4. Reveal - Scissorgod
    5. Mephitic Corpse - Immense Thickening Vomit***
    6. Bestial Invasion - Monomania
    7. Nile - Vile Nilotic Rites
    8. Dipygus - Deathooze
    9. Torso - Demonic Vomiting
    10. Sanguisugabogg - Pornographic Seizures
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    11. Exhumed - Horror
    12. Inculter - Fatal Visions
    13. Undeath - Sentient Autolysis
    14. Nekro Drunkz - Terminal Perversion
    15. !T.O.O.H.! - Komouš
    16. Shinda Saibo no Katamari (死んだ細胞の塊) - Saibogu
    17. Thecodontion - Jurassic
    18. Tryptamyne - Tryptamyne
    19. Cerebral Rot - Odious Descent Into Decay
    20. Lurid Panacea - The Insidious Poisons

    Subject to change/rearrangement. Such an awesome and diverse year.

    ***Best demo of 2019.

    Neanderthal Parallax has without a doubt been my go-to album since it dropped. The bass playing on "A Freezing Cave" is so fucking menacing.

    Blood Incantation's "Awakening From the Dream of Existence to the Multidimensional Nature of Our Reality (Mirror of the Soul)" is my song of the year. Really enjoy the album's effortless transitions between styles like Immolation, Demilich, 90's era Death, Incantation, Morbid Angel, The Chasm, all while retaining a consistency that doesn't feel like patchwork. I think once the hype settles down and a few years have passed, this album will be viewed as a 2010's classic.

    Regarding the new Feg; I felt about as unenthusiastic as everybody else seemed to feel when it first came out, but at this point it's easily one of my most played albums. Everything is so vibrant, energetic, rich and catchy. "Coming of Age in the Milky Way" might just be one of my favourite Feg tracks in general. The album is pure class, reminds me of how I felt about Voïvod's recent album in that it came out---I liked it, but then it took a backseat to the rest of the year's music, but by the end of the year it had slowly worked its way to the top of my list. Anybody that shelved it and forgot about it, I highly recommend giving it a few more spins. Dare you to play "Being and Nothingness" and not headbang.
     
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    1. Flotsam & Jetsam – End Of Chaos
    2. Overkill – Wings Of War
    3. Helloween – United Alive In Madrid
    4. Evil Invaders – Surge Of Insanity – Live In Antwerp 2018
    5. Death Angel – Humancide
    6. Exhorder – Mourn The Southern Skies
    7. Dogtor – Attack On All Fronts – The Best Of..
    8. Airbourne – Boneshaker
    9. Gloryhammer – Legends From Beyond The Galactic TerrorVotex
    10. Sabaton – The Great War

    HMs
    Opprobrium – The Fallen Entities
    War Curse – Eradication
    Hatriot – From Days Unto Darkness
    Sacred Reich – Awakening
    Wreck-Defy – Remnants Of Pain
    BAT – AXEtasy
     
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    zerostatic Damned in Flames

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    1) Kull - Exile
    2) Gloryhammer - Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terror Vortex
    3) Nile - Vile Nilotic Rites
    4) Exhumed - Horror
    5) Gatecreeper - Deserted
    6) Tomb Mold - Planet Clairvoyance
    7) Blood Incantation - Hidden History of the Human Race
    8) Candlemass - The Door to Doom
    9) Death Angel - Humanicide
    10) Crypt Sermon - The Ruins of Fading Light
     
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    I was going through some of the hyped death metal releases lately and holy shit, so many contenders for the top 10 there. The new Blood Incantation and Nile will be popular choices, but man, Witch Vomit, Cerebral Rot, Ignivomous, Tomb Mold, Runemagick, they all fucking slay. :eek:

    EDIT: I forgot Krypts and Devourment. Also, haven't listened to the Mortiferum album yet - that landed high on the RYM list!
     
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    Dude you really like Neoanderthals. Also thanks for reminding me to listen to the new Slough Feg, I seem to forget about the traditional styles but I've always liked Slough Feg.
     
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