It's December, What are your AOTY Contenders?

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  1. gunshow86de

    gunshow86de Beef Jerky Time

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    Not even gonna try to whittle this down to a top 10, so many good releases this year.

    Blood Incantation - Hidden History of the Human Race
    Mortiferum - Disgorged from Psychotic Depths
    Tomb Mold - Planetary Clairvoyance
    Krypts - Cadaver Circulation
    Cult of Luna - A Dawn to Fear
    East of the Wall - NP Complete
    Alcest - Spiritual Instinct
    Saor - Forgotten Paths
    Inter Arma - Sulphur English
    Ossuarium - Living Tomb
    Obsequiae - The Palms of Sorrowed Kings
    Insomnium - Heart Like a Grave
    Gatecreeper - Deserted
    Knocked Loose - A Different Shade of Blue
    Crypt Sermon - The Ruins of Fading Light
    Employed to Serve - Eternal Forward Motion
    Disentomb - The Decaying Light
    Waste of Space Orchestra - Syntheosis
    Moon Tooth - Crux
    Elder - The Gold and Silver Sessions
     
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    gunshow86de Beef Jerky Time

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    The singles probably are the best songs on the album. I realize it's not the band's fault, but the fact that the vinyl still hasn't shipped definitely kills my excitement.
     
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    Randy Full on Friendship!™ Super Moderator

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    I'm always a few years behind the times, so I'm not sure what's "AOTY" status but I liked "Yokai Orchestra" by Cartoon Theory.
     
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    gunshow86de Beef Jerky Time

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    This might be the most "fun" record of 2019;
     
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    Lot of names I don't recognize in here. :ugh:

    My picks that I actually listened to:
    Cult of Luna - A Dawn to Fear
    East of the Wall - NP Complete
    Alcest - Spiritual Instinct
    Russian Circles - Blood Year

    Things I put off until now and need to listen to before the end of the year:
    Devin Townsend - Empath
    Tool - Fear Inoculum

    I'm surprised with myself at being able to not hear a single note from the new Tool album and really temper my expectations. I only remember a song or 2 from Empath that didn't really stand out so I'll try again.

    NTS: Check out Numenorean. Pretty sure they pop-up on Spotify but I should dive in more.
     
  6. Acaciastrain360

    Acaciastrain360 Don’t need no money, cus suicide is free

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    INFANT ANNIHILATOR - THE BATTLE OF YALDABAOTH. Done. Close the thread. Thank youuuuuu
     
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    Yoooo, I didn't even realize missed a new Elder album! I gotta check that out. Elder has a 100% slap-rate as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    gunshow86de Beef Jerky Time

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    It's an instrumental EP, but it is so good.
     
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    I'm always terrible at AOTY stuff, but let me take a quick look through my Spotify and see what I can find:

    1. Now We Sleep - Artificial Language
    2. Woodland Rites - Green Lung
    3. Canyons - Slomatics
    4. Blood Year - Russian Circles

    I have new albums from Thank You, Scientist and Mac Demarco as well, but I've listened to neither enough to determine if they have any sort of place on the list besides "I listened to them, so here they are"
     
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    watson503 Los Cochinos

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    Off the top of my head, Superstition's The Anatomy of Unholy Transformation and Imprecation's Damnatio Ad Bestias
     
  11. cwhitey2

    cwhitey2 BlackendCrust Metal™

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    For metal:

    I have 5 albums that could all win...but after Cattle would come Vitriol.

    Cattle Decapitated
    Vitriol
    Gatecreeper
    Conjurer
    Alcest



    For non super heavy blast beat metal :lol: :

    Latitudes
    Cult of Luna
    Pelican
     
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    fantom Misses his 6 strings

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    Brymir, hands down. Even my wife likes it. Looking my lastfm, it is very much untouchable.

    Honorable mention for nostalgia is the Kull album (any Bal-Sagoth fans need to check this out, it the Maudling brothers and drummer with a new vocalist)
     
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    Inanimate Existence - Clockwork
     
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    GenghisCoyne im here to party

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    im too old to remember what came out when
     
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    No particular order:

    Warforged - Voice
    Tool - Fear Inoculum
    Spotlights - Love & Decay
    Torche - Admission
     
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    Oh shit forgot about Baroness - Gold and Grey. Solid album although it tends to drag at times from a lot of interludes, but still some great tracks.
     
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    KnightBrolaire bring out your dead

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    sturgill simpson is going to be huge, I can feel it. He's awesome.
     
  18. Kaura

    Kaura biding his time

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    Not in order:

    -Periphery: IV
    -Arch Echo: You Won't Believe What Happens Next!
    -Issues: Beautiful Oblivion

    Honorable mentions would be DT's new one which was pretty refreshing after a few pretty boring albums. Also, the new Carbomb album was definitely an experience but I didn't spin it that much. I guess, it was also cool to get new material from KsE but I gotta say the new album was kinda mediocre just like their last one.
     
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    MikeH Bring the gain

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    Forgot to mention Left Behind - No One Goes To Heaven. Absolute assbeater.
     
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    So many great albums this year. But none as poignant to me as Death Atlas.

     
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