It's December, What are your AOTY Contenders?

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  1. Ordacleaphobia

    Ordacleaphobia Shameless Contrarian

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    Let the countdown begin!
    There's been a ton of really great releases this year, what are your guys' contenders for album of the year 2019?

    I've really been feeling Northlane's Alien and Dream State's Primrose Path, new Periphery and Brand of Sacrifice were also just stupid good. If I had to pick one I'd probably go for Alien though, the style shift was polarizing for sure but it was done really well imo.
     
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    Noisy Humbucker Only obsesses over guitars when not playing them.

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    Moon Tooth - Crux.
     
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    The Callous Doaboys - Die on Mars
    Employed to Serve - Eternal Forward Motion
    Car Bomb - Mordial
    Sleepsculptor - Entry:Dispersal
    Conjurer - Mire
    Circuit of Sons - Night Sister EP

    and about a dozen more that have been in heavy rotation this year; excellent year for heavy music
     
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    I must be getting out of touch. Looking through the metal top ## lists on the internet to jog my memory, much of the contents were bands I've never heard of.

    Distance over Time and Empath were good but I got over them within a few weeks. So mine-

    Teramaze: Are We Soldiers
    Joe Bonamassa: Redemption
    Sturgill Simpson: Sound and Fury
     
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    Man, I really, REALLY like Sound and Fury when I watched it on Netflix. Trying to get through the music on its own was not working for me, though.
     
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    I didn't know there was a video made for Netflix. I'll have to catch it. Thanks@!
     
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    Carnifex- WWX
    Shadow of Intent- Melancholy
    Meshiaak- Mask of All Misery
    Necronomicon- Unus
    Hour of Penance- Misotheism
    The convalescence- monument of misery
    Shores of Elysium- Verminborne

    And I guess slipknot’s we are not your kind- has a few songs that I enjoy. Definitely not the whole thing though.

    There are more but this is what I remember off the top of my head.

    Honorable mentions (not albums but singles)

    Orbit culture- Nensha
    Bleed from Within- End of all we know
     
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    Really cool retro cyber punk post apocalyptic samurai anime video!
     
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    As I’m getting older I spend less time scouring new music, and more time enjoying the classics. However, these were a welcome surprise this year:
    • Haunter - Sacramental Death Qualia
    • Crypt Sermon - Ruin of the Fading Light
    • Andavald - Undir skyggðarhaldi
    • blood incantation - Hidden History of the Human Race
    • Krypts - Cadaver Circulation

    that’s pretty much it for this year. Haunter would be my number 1 by a wide margin. Shout out to @Mwoit for Introducing me to these guys, and @Eptaceros for broadening my horizons (Virus - man, perfect Ved Buens spiritual successor).
     
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    KnightBrolaire Thy Fart is Murder

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    1. Moon Tooth-Crux. Hands down my aoty.
    2. Urn- Iron Will of Power
    3.Haunter-Sacramental Death Qualia
    4.Hour of Penance- Misotheism
    5. Obsequiae- Palms of Sorrowed Kings
    5. Brand of Sacrifice-God Hand
    6.Disentomb- The Decaying Light
    7. Aether- In Embers
    8 Great Old Ones- Cosmicism
    9. Krypts-Cadaver Circulation
    10. Andavald- Undir skyggdarhaldi

    honorable mentions: Nile, Immortal Bird, Misery Index, Numenorean, Conjurer (british one m8)
     
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    1: Cattle Decapitation - Death Atlas
    2: Brutus - Nest
    3: Cellar Darling - The Spell
    4: Gatecreeper - Deserted
    5: Fit for an Autopsy - The Sea of Tragic Beasts

    I'll stop at a top 5 this time, but the new Kublai Khan, The Contortionist, Vitriol, Cloak, Blood Incantation, Mgla, Vale of Pnath, and Facial Deformation albums were all really good too. I really wanted to like the new Brand of Sacrifice album as a Berserk fan, but it just do anything for me.

    Also, hot take: American Conjurer > British Conjurer. Sigils slaps harder than Mire (both are dope tho).
     
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    Mordial, Crux and Sacramental Death Qualia
     
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    Not sure I really have a number one, however, albums I enjoyed this year in no particular order.

    1. Gatecreeper - Deserted
    2. Knocked Loose - A Different Shade of Blue
    3. Spirit Adrift - Divided by Darkness
    4. Cloak - The Burning Dawn
    5. Chrome Waves - A Grief Observed
    6. He Is Legend - White Bat
    7. Killswitch Engage - Atonement
    8. Voyager - Colours in the Sun
    9. Northlane - Alien
    10. Blood Incantation - Hidden History of the Human Race
     
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    Spirit adrift
    Asthma castle
    Vitriol
    Gatecreeper
    Fuming mouth
     
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    Being the obvious, boring me:

    Devy's Empath, easily

    First of all, the record is Top 3 Devin for me, but what really does elevate it was the Vol.1 tour.

    Seeing a bunch of the best musicians in the genre play together simply having fun and doing whatever they want in the context of Devy's songs was beyond awe inspiring.

    When the show starts with Diego Tejeida preparing a wodka-cocktail with a mechanical mixer next to his keyboard rig you know you are in for it.
     
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    Cult of Luna, Mgla, or Chelsea Wolfe
     
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    The Number Twelve Looks Like You - Wild Gods
    Lights - Skin&Earth Acoustic
    McRocklin & Hutch - Riding Out
    Arch/Matheos - Winter Ethreal
    Car Bomb - Mordial
    Dream Theater - Distance Over Time
    Ray Alder - What Thhe Water Wants
    Thank You Scientist - Terraformer
    Cold - The Things We Can't Stop
    Big Wreck - ...but for the sun
    Exhorder - Mourn The Southern Skies
    Death Angel - Humanicide
    Slipknot - We Are Not Your Kind
    Hyvmine - Retaliation
    Teramaze - Are We Soldiers
    Tycho - Epoch
    Cult of Luna - A Dawn To Fear
    East of the Wall - NP-Complete
    Periphery - Periphery IV: Hail Stan
    Downfall of Gaia - Ethic of Radical Finitude
    Anchor Thought - Cosmonaut
    Everygrey - The Atlantic
     
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    These got the most spins from me this year:
    Destrage - The Chosen One
    The Aristocrats - You Know What?
    Soilwork - Verkligheten

    Although I wouldn't call these albums of the year, I happened to enjoy:
    Children of Bodom - Hexed
    Dream Theater - Distance Over Time
    The Damned Things - High Crimes
     
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