It's December, What are your AOTY Contenders?

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  1. Mathemagician

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    *Furiously copy-pastes new band names into Spotify*
     
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    Not sure if it was me who introduced it to you, I think @Eptaceros introduced me to them hah.

    Not sure if I have enough for a top 10, but standouts are:

    • Dysrhythmia - Terminal Threshold
    • Krallice - Wolf EP
    • Suffering Hour - Dwell
    • Malignant Altar - Retribution Of Jealous Gods
    • Full Of Hell - Weeping Choir
    • Portrayal Of Guild - Suffering Is A Gift
    • No One Knows What The Dead Think - S/T
     
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    EdgeC Songs in C#

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    1. Numenorean - Adore






    2. Swallow the Sun - When a Shadow is Forced Into Light
    3. Alcest - Spiritual Instinct
    4. Tool - Fear Inoculum
    5. Mgla - Age of Excuse
     
  4. Dyingsea

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    Off the top of my head and no particular order...

    Evergrey - The Atlantic
    Shammasch - Hearts of no Light
    Blut Aus Nord - Hallucinogen
    Mord"a"stigmata - Dreams of Quiet Places
    White Ward - Love Exchange Failure
    Vargrav - Reign in Supreme Darkness
    Aoratos - Gods Without Name
     
  5. KailM

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    Mine are mostly black metal, because it's me.

    #1: Blut Aus Nord — Hallucinogen
    Hands down the best album I've heard this year. Probably the band's 2nd best album, for me anyway -- and they have a lot of excellent albums to choose from. Not only AOTY for 2019, but the best album I've heard in the last 5 years. Maybe in the last decade...wow. \m/

    #2: Saor -- Forgotten Paths.
    This came out early in 2019, but it's a banger. It was my #1 choice until I heard a few others. I'm keeping it at #2 because I saw them live back in July and it was the best show I've ever seen -- any genre.

    #3: Mispyrming -- Algleymi
    Not quite as violent and raw as their first album, but I think has better atmosphere, sophistication, and maturity. Another "wow" album if you give it the time. There's a lot to unpack.

    In no particular order -- but IMO any of these could have made my AOTY list if it weren't such an awesome year for metal. I'll consider all of these in 4th place, I guess:

    Blood Incantation -- Hidden History of the Human Race.
    Saw these guys this year as well -- except they were playing as Spectral Voice. Amazing band(s).

    The Great Old Ones -- Cosmicism

    Obsequiae -- The Psalms of Sorrowed Kings

    A lot of other great releases this year as well, but I've been unable to stop listening to all of these.
     
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  6. Ordacleaphobia

    Ordacleaphobia Shameless Contrarian

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    Damn, I didn't know we got new Number 12. That's exciting.

    Haha for real, that's my favorite part about these threads.
    Checked out Moon Tooth cause it looked like they were getting a lot of love...definitely not what I was expecting but damn these guys are good!
     
  7. Vyn

    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire

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    I made an effort to listen to as much as I could this year (different genres, styles etc) however the more death metal/groovy-er stuff ended up being on the main list.

    Third Place: Reading the Bones by Keith Merrow.

    Keith is one of my favourite guitarists of all time. Sludgy, depressing, groovey riffs all over this album.

    Tied Second Place: To Bathe From The Throat Of Cowardice by Vitriol and The Valley by Whitechapel.

    Vitriol released arguably one of the best death metal albums ever, it's just an entire album of getting aurally destroyed with crazy bullshit riffs and leads that are still memorable which I think a lot of bands have failed to to lately. Doesn't matter how technical it is, if you can't make it memorable no one is going to listen to it more than once. The Valley by Whitechapel is just so well written and performed, nothing is over done and even the simplest parts have a massive impact (clean section of Doom Woods for example). Phil's experiment with clean vocals has paid off in spades and I hope they make an appearance on future releases.

    First Place: Vile Nilotic Rites by Nile.

    Dallas isn't with the band anymore however fucking hell they can still release an insane album.

    Honourable mentions:
    We Are Not Your Kind by Slipknot (This nearly made it into the top 3. It's that fucking good).
    I, Mask by In Flames (I enjoyed the shit out of this for casual listening)
    Alien by Northlane (Same as I, Mask, catchy as fuck)
    Distance Over Time by Deam Theatre (First DT album I've actually liked)
    Metal Galaxy by Babymetal (ridiculous as always, great fun)
    Amateras by Blood Stain Child (Love some Blood Stain Child)
    Empath by Devin Townsend (Fucking mad, also fucking brilliant)
    Hexed by Children of Bodom (Bit of everything, warning there's a few riffs that are amazing that go on for too long though)
     
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    Andavald - Undir Skyggðarhaldi
    Haunter - Sacramental Death Qualia
    Feasting - Feentanz des Frost und Schnees
    Blasphemtory - Depths Of The Obscurity
    Lichmagick - Lichmagick
    Obsequiae - The Palms Of Sorrowed Kings
    Escotrilihum - The Telluric Ashes of the Ö Vrth Immemorial Gods
    Slavehouse / Nächtlich - Slavehouse / Nächtlich split
    Ifernach - Skin Stone Blood Bone
    Offenbarung - Manifestus

    Non-metal:
    Fief - V
    MAVI - Let The Sun Talk
    Yvncc - Ruffian
    Dungeon Rap - The Introduction

    Great year for black metal, hopefully 2020 brings even more good shit.
     
  9. MikeH

    MikeH Bring the gain

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    Kublai Khan - Absolute
    Knocked Loose - A Different Shade of Blue
    Traitors - Repent
    Northlane - Alien
    Whitechapel - The Valley
    Despised Icon - Purgatory
    Varials - In Darkness
    Signs of the Swarm - Vital Deprivation

    All of that said, the new single that Beneath The Massacre just released is better than all of it.
     
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    1) Inferi - End Of An Era | Rebirth
    It counts despite being a remake. If you disagree, you're wrong
    2) Equipoise - Demiurgus
    3) Flub - Flub
    4) Blackwater Burial - The Prison of Belief
    5) Inanimate Existence - Clockwork

    Long live Tech-Death
     
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    Oooh boy, I love this time of year. Christmas, and LIST TIME.

    I can't remember any of mine right now. They will be coming.
     
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    Fear Inoculum and Den Helige Anden.
    While not technically new to this year, I did discover Gojira this year so I'm counting them as well.
     
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    Give 'Coma' by Numenorean a listen. It's like Gojira with a twinge of black metal.
     
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    No Opeth from anyone? Definitely in my top 5 albums this year
     
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    Cattle Decapitation - Death Atlas
    Gloryhammer - Legends From Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex
    Brymir - Wings of Fire
    Ola's solo album
    Andy Gillion's solo album

    I'll have to update this later, as I simply don't remember what else was released this year :lol:
     
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    Periphery IV is probably on top of my list.
    Then there is Artificial Void by Unprocessed. Nice to see a djenty band that can subvert genre cliches by twisting them slightly.
    The Sea of Tragic Beasts by Fit for an Autopsy gets an honorable mention.
    Then there is the new Tool. I think it's good, but it doesn't pull me back in for more listens. (Listened about 4 or 5 times).

    Overall, 2019 was ok, but the amount of things that I really like was low.
     
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    Tool, Devin Townsend and Alcest for me
     
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    I enjoyed that, thanks for the suggestion.
     
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    +1 for this one.
     
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    I was excited and bought the first two singles. Then once the album was released and I gave it a listen, I haven't felt a need to listen again, let alone purchase the rest of the album. :lol:
     

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