What a month! Basically, September started not that strong but then it went out glorious. All albums in the below list deserve high positions in any AOTY list. So let's cut the long story short and present you my favorite 15 choices, released in September. In no particular order.

BLUT AUS NORD - Hallucinogen
Release Date: 20 September/18 October

The new direction the band took seems to be the very right one. I'm very excited about this album!
What a black metal!!! Glorious!

CULT OF LUNA - A Dawn To Fear
Release Date: 20 September

Is this the best CoL album up to date? Despite all the great music they released so far, it is their best imo.

URN - Iron Will of Power
Release Date: 20 September

Haunted is among the best tracks of 2019. "When something is good and works well - do not change it". That's why this is another great album by URN.

BORKNAGAR - True North
Release Date: 27 September

The best Borknagar to date? I was totally blown away by the quality of this record, all…


August was excellent month (finally), full of very good releases. I listened to a lot of albums and discovered new bands during the month. My list below was easily compiled. Still, I have the feeling that I missed some good releases during the month. I'm catching up as much as possible, but the pile is just growing and growing.

So here they are, my top 15 albums released in August. As always, some just didn't make it, others simply didn't deserve.

SACRED REICH - Awakening
Released date: 23 August 2019

I didn't expect SACRED REICH to return so strong! With nod to the good old times - the 80s, Awakening is an excellent thrash album. Especially in times when the pure traditional thrash is almost dead and can't offer so many new interpretations.

WITCH VOMIT - Buried Deep in a Bottomless Grave
Release Date: 30 August 2019

Awesome record. I'll state it - so much better than Tomb Mold's new album...

VOLBEAT - Rewind, Replay, Rebound
Release Date: 2 August 2019



I drown into musical indifference in July. I turned back to my fav bands and albums which I love in order to find the spark again. Hardly gathered the 15 albums here to complete this July list. Originally I thought the month will be huge. I was wrong. In this respect, I'm not sure how many of these below will be in rotation till the end of the year, and which of them will appear in my AOTY list.  And I listened to almost every (more important) new release in this month. You get my point, right?
Observations: Another glorious month for death metal. Not the case with the black metal releases. In general, these 15 are quite UG, which makes me happy. A strange list though.

DISOWNING - Human Cattle
Release Date: 12 July 2019

Fantastic death metal. Read my review here

BURIAL REMAINS - Trinity of Deception
Release Date: 12 July 2019

Devastating Dutch OSDM. Fleshcrawl. Read my review here

AEON WINDS - Stormveiled
Release Date: 12 July 2019

If Dimmu Borgir continued to play as they played in 199…


I have to admit it - June was weaker than expected. Besides some of the new albums, I was listening mostly to older stuff. Initially I thought it would be very hard to compose the list below. Then it turned very easy, because of the standing out quality of these 15 from all the rest albums which I listened in the past month. Yes, and few more, which didn't make it to the 15. Well, it seems it is mostly death metal month?
Well, Memoriam was definitely the album of the month; the rest are in no particular order. However, some other really good DM albums were released and the my monthly list quickly was filled in. As usual, couple of HM albums crawled in. More than usually, actually. And yes, there are NO albums in my list from the 28 June release stack.

MEMORIAM - Requiem For The Mankind
Release Date: 21 June 2019

Excellent third album. Tight, heavy, with some great haunting solos. Great production.

FETID - Steeping Corporeal Mess
Release Date: 7 June 2019

Yes, there's always this k…