Your Albums of 2022 (So Far)

Ralyks

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Yup, it's that time of the year. The halfway point. Your favorite albums of 2022 so far. Name 'em.

Final Light - Final Light
Greg Puciato - Mirrorcell
Cave In - Heavy Pendulum
Moon Tooth - Phototroph
Immolation - Acts of God
Meshuggah - Immutable
Sundowning - In The Light Of Defeat, I Cease To Exist
Porcupine Tree - Closure / Continuation
Marillion - An Hour Before It's Dark
Blood Incantation - Timewave Zero
Rolo Tomassi - Where Myth Becomes Memory
Wait - The End of Noise
Voivod - Synchro Anarchy
Cult of Luna - The Long Road North
Celeste - Assassine(s)
Infected Rain - Ecdysis
This is Oblivion - This is Oblivion
Municipal Waste - Electrified Brain
White Ward - False Light
Owane and Jack Gardiner - Guardian Spirits of the Quantum Multiverse
Kreator - Hate Uber Alles
Astronoid - Radiant Bloom
GWAR - The New Dark Ages
Blut Aus Nord - Disharmonium - Undreamable Abysses
Florence + The Machine - Dance Fever
Misery Index - Complete Control

Damn, this made me realize how much good stuff came in the first half. Not sure what my AOTY is so far, but I'd probably say Cave In is making the best argument so far.
 

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Lemme wait until October when Lamb of God releases their new album, then I'll get back to this thread. The single didn't seem so promising and I'm a huge Lamb of God fan.

I can already hear everyone's replies "wElL cOmE bAcK iN oCtObEr" LOL
 

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Grivo - Omit
Mat Ball - Amplified Guitar
Cult of Luna - Long Road North

Birds in Row and Blackbraid have very promising singles that are likely AOTY material.
 

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Honestly I don't really listen to "albums" much now days, just scattered songs. Only 2 albums I can think of this year so far would be Future Palace: Run and I Built the Sky: A Quiet Place Away.
 

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Haven't gotten into too much this year, but the new Battle Beast is probably my favorite so far.
 

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Off the top of my head;

Zeal & Ardor - Self titled
Conjurer - Páthos
Decapitated - Cancer Culture
Fontaines DC - Skinty Fia
Harry Styles - Harry's House
Monuments - In Stasis
 

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It has been a crazy good year for music. Here's what I've been loving so far:

Aeviterne - The Ailing Facade
Cement Diver - Held (EP)
Continuum of Xuul - Falling Into Damnation
Cosmic Putrefaction - Crepuscular Dirge for the Blessed Ones
Doldrum - The Knocking
Haunter - Discarnate Ails
Inanna - Void of Unending Depths
Kurt Rosenwinkel - Kurt Rosenwinkel Plays Piano
Luminous Vault - Animate the Emptiness
MICO - Zigurat
Sunrise Patriot Motion - Black Fellflower Stream
Voivod - Synchro Anarchy
VR SEX - Rough Dimension


Still need to absorb these more to see how I feel about them:

Blut Aus Nord - Disharmonium-Undreamable Abysses
Duster - Together


Really looking forward to hearing the following in the second half:

Altars - Ascetic Reflection
Chat Pile - God's Country
Cloud Rat - Threshold
Horse Jumper of Love - Natural Part
KEN Mode - Failure
Scarcity - Aveilut
(possibly) Thantifaxath??

I've been doing my best to catalogue my listening habits in the last 2 years but I'm sure I'm still forgetting something.
 

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1. Blut Aus Nord — Disharmonium: Undreamable Abysses

Somehow this band continues to revolutionize their sound while still sounding like themselves. Unbelievably dark and creepy album.

2. White Ward — False Light.
I hadn’t really listened to this band, and at first wasn’t quite sure about this album. However, after one full listen I realized how incredible this band is. True progressive music with a black metal foundation.

3. Shape of Despair— Return to the Void. Beautiful death doom

4. Decapitated— Cancer Culture. Vogg and his riffs…’nuff said

As a huge fan of Saor, I am a little disappointed in Origins. It’s certainly not a bad album, but just didn’t push any new boundaries.
 

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Northlane - Obsidian
Bad Omens - TDOPOM
Profiler - Self Titled EP
Void Of Vision - Chronicles II
Greyhaven - This Bright & Beautiful World
Thornhill - Heroine

Thornhills album is a major turn from their previous work , but done extremely well and refreshing , as well as great live ; I will be seeing them for the 2nd time in a few months in about a week and a half . Highly suggest checking them out .

Also Spiritbox released their 3 new songs , and they're from where I am . Glad the metal community is enjoying what they have put out .
 

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Cheers everyone, I've now got a massive playlist of albums to check out and hopefully find my new obsessions. For me so far this year:

Lamentari - Clavis Aurea
Rotting Christ - Holy Mountain (single)
Ghost - Impera

I'll give some older releases that I've been obsessing over, in case anyone finds something worthwhile:

Stormkeep - Tales of Othertime
Wizardthrone - Hypercube Necrodimensions
Kardashev - The Baring of Shadows
Mastodon - Hushed and Grim
White Void - Anti
Can Bardd - Devoured by the Oak
Wheel - Moving Backwards
 

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Hath-All that was promised
Shadow of intent- elegy
Bleed from within- shrine
Worm shepherd- Ritual hymns
Miseration- black miracles and dark wonders
Meshuggah- immutable
Decapitated- Cancer culture
Corpsegrinder- Corpsegrinder
Keith merrow- Mojave regressions
And hell followed with- quietus
Downfall of mankind- Vile birth
Allt- seed of self-destruction
Hurakan- via aeterna

There have been a crap load of singles too. I'll mention a few.

Ingested-ashes lie still
Mortem obscuram- the unsung monarch
Zenith passage- synaptic deprivation
A wake in providence- godkiller
Alter Idem- death perception
Disembodied tyrant- reincarnate

I'm sure there are some I'm missing but it's been a kick ass year for my type of music
 
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Monuments - in stasis
The Dali Thundering Concept - all mighty man
Cold Aight for Alligators - The Hindsight Notes
Persefone - Metanoia
Animals as leaders - Parrhesia
Subspectral - I :)
 

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Anna von Hausswolff - Live at Montreux Jazz Festival
Deathspell Omega - The Long Defeat
Porcupine Tree - Closure/Continuation
Jenny Hval - Classic Objects
Artificial Brain - Artificial Brain
Asian Glow - Stalled Flutes, Means
Black Country, New Road - Ants From Up There
District Five - Burnt Sugar

Thank you for mentioning Blut aus Nord, KailM - I've totally missed that they released a new album! Your description of it sounds promising.
 


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