It's December, What are your AOTY Contenders?

Discussion in 'General Music Discussion' started by Ordacleaphobia, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. SD83

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    Bought way too many old records this year, but for the first time in many years, I'd say my AOTY is not at all metal... Jimmy eat world - Surviving.
     
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  2. BlackMastodon

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    I had no idea Jimmy Eat World were still around. Haven't heard them get radio play since the early to mid 2000's.
     
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    Lindemann - F&M
    Rammstein - Self titled

    Ridiculously good and catchy albums.
     
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    1) Killswitch Engage - Atonement
    2) Fit For An Autopsy - The Sea of Tragic Beasts
    3) Cattle Decapitation - Death Atlas
    4) Knocked Loose - A Different Shade of Blue
    5) Varials - In Darkness
    6) Kublai Khan TX - Absolute
    7) Slipknot - We Are Not Your Kind
    8) Warforged - I:Voice
    9) Vale Of Pnath - Accursed
    10) Of Mice And Men - EarthAndSky
    Honorable Mentions:
    Periphery - P IV: Hail Stan
    Norma Jean - All Hail
    Whitechapel - The Valley


    Could have changed this order 50 times and even included the honorable mentions in my top 10. This just seems to be what I tended to go to the most this year. I have a lot of stuff to catch up on from 2019 still...
     
  5. BrailleDecibel

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    1. Bury Your Dead - "We Are Bury Your Dead"
    2. Demon Hunter - "War" and "Peace" (combined both albums for one spot, since they are two halves of the same thing :lol:)
    3. Kublai Khan - "Absolute"
    4. KoRn - "The Nothing"
    5. Moon Tooth - "Crux"
    6. Cold - "The Things We Can't Stop"
    7. Any Given Day - "Overpower"
    8. Killswitch Engage - "Atonement"
    9. Cinder - "The Machine"
    10. Slipknot - "We Are Not Your Kind"
     
  6. Ralyks

    Ralyks The One Who Knocks Contributor

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    Moon Tooth - Crux is added as a "why didn't I listen sooner?" Contender. As well as Wreath of Tounges - Penance.
     
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  7. TheWarAgainstTime

    TheWarAgainstTime "TWAT" for short

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    I can narrow it down to a top 5

    1. Periphery - Periphery IV: Hail Stan
    2. Fit For An Autopsy - The Sea Of Tragic Beasts
    3. Dayseeker - Sleeptalk
    4. Shadow Of Intent - Melancholy
    5. Enterprise Earth - Luciferous

    Other releases from this year that I also enjoyed, but not to the "AOTY" extent:
    Thy Art Is Murder - Human Target
    Humanity's Last Breath - Abyssal
    In Flames - I, The Mask
    Merrow - Reading The Bones
    Thousand Below - Gone In Your Wake
    Northlane - Alien
    Knocked Loose - A Different Shade Of Blue
    Dealer - Soul Burn
    Alpha Wolf - Fault
    Dragonforce - Extreme Power Metal
     
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    In no particular order:

    Numenorean - Adore
    Show Me The Body - Dog Whistle
    Full of Hell - Weeping Choir
    Alcest - Spiritual Instinct
    Kublai Khan - Absolute
    HEALTH - Slaves of Fear
    Lana Del Rey - NFR!
    Periphery - Hail Stan
    Denzel Curry - ZUU
    JPEGMAFIA - AMHAC
    Car Bomb - Mordial
    Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

    Really find myself tired of the prog/modern metal scene at this point, overall didn't have a new album I absolutely loved this year. Spent a lot of time discovering older heavy albums/artists like Woods of Ypres, Candiria, and Nevermore; have been a bit uninspired writing heavy guitar music as well.

    Looking forward to new Intronaut, Code Orange, and Sylosis in the new year though!
     
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  9. Ordacleaphobia

    Ordacleaphobia Shameless Contrarian

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    Yeah, not sure why, but I'm finding myself drawn more to stuff that's just as heavy as can be moreso than the technical stuff lately.
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    Also, surprised to see so much love for new Killswitch in this thread; seemed like folks were mostly underwhelmed with it around when it released. Must be a grower, might have to check that one out again.
     
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    Totally this
     
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    Get some Crowbar down you :)
     
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    You might not know it yet, but Cianide -- Unhumanized is your favorite album of the year.
     
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    Super late addition, but damn. Can't believe I missed this. Right up my alley, incredible death-doom, with unnecessarily long/convoluted song titles (Caverns of Aural Decay, Excavated Filth from Dimensional Incarnations, Orgiastic Feast upon Martyred Flesh, Beneath the Emblems of Death, Refracted Suffering Through the Windows of Hell :lol:)

    Sempiternal Dusk - Cenotaph of Defectuous Creation

     
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    I put an entire list together and completely forgot to list what is definitely my favorite of the year.
    Number 1 for me is...

    He Is Legend-White Bat

    Great songs, great production. Never really got Into this band but this album was instantly in my favs for the year and definitely my favorite now looking back.
     
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    NotDonVito molesta la breastas

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    Twilight Force!!!
     
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    Forgot to add earlier.

    Angel Witch - Angel of Light
    Smoulder - Times of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring.
     
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    Definitely check out the back catalogue. One of the few bands I always enjoy every release.
     
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    MerlinTKD EIght.Fold.Path / Hinge Theory Contributor

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    This thread made me realize I haven’t listened to much music released this year! So here’s what I actually did hear, and liked; AOTY, who knows, but these were definitely good!

    Northlane - Alien
    (maybe my fave of this year’s crop; I loved early numetal and early ‘djent’, and this is a fantastic meld of the two, I enjoyed every track)

    Whitechapel - The Valley
    (the first WC I’ve been able to listen to all the way through- no dig against them, just really wasn’t my thing, but this album is great!)

    The Contortionist - Our Bones
    (crazy good EP that I only wish had more on it! The first two songs are bangers, All Grey is okay, and 1979 is better than the original. Probably got the most listens of 2019 releases)

    Slipknot - We Are Not Your Kind
    (like WC, the first SK album I could listen to all the way through. Not a fan, of the way-overdone choir thing, which turned me off after I first heard Unsainted, but once I gave the album a chance, I dug it. Probably won’t go back to it again, but it was enjoyable)

    He Is Legend - White Bat
    (came across HIL recently, which is embarrassing since they’re from NC, but White Bat is pretty damn cool)

    Honorable Local Mentions: my friend Cammie Neely released an album produced by Evan Sammons and Mike Lessard that’s incredibly personal and deep (cammie.hearnow.com); up and comers Glow were planning a 2019 release for their EP ‘Cope’ then had to push it back to Jan, but have a single up on Spotify, etc, called Kept At Bay and it’s a indie/emo BANGER; and (ahem) I have my first EP coming out Friday as Eight.Fold.Path - Laws of Unintended Consequence (that I’ll annoy folks around here with this weekend ;)).

    Disappointment of the Year: Periphery - Hail Stan
    (it’s not a bad album at all, but it’s the first P album that just... did nothing for me. Left me cold. Couldn’t say why, but there it is. Literally the only Periphery I don’t own. It’s definitely the old “it’s not you, it’s me” - they’re making the music that moves them, and more power to them. Maybe I’ll feel differently about P V. :shrug:
     
  20. Randy

    Randy Full on Friendship!™ Super Moderator

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    Forgot this album came out this year

     
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