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TOP 20 ALBUMS OF THE DECADE (2010-2019)

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A simple list encompassing my top albums from the last decade. And yes, I must finally publish here my top albums for each year starting from 1970 up to now...

Naturally, my top album is by my all-time favorite band. Yes - Hardwired to Self-Destruct is my choice. For So Many Reasons.

And yes, I don't care what you say...



TOP 20 OF THE DECADE (2010-2019)1. MetallicaHardwired to Self-Destruct2. MgłaExercises in Futility3. AnathemaWe're Here Because We're Here4. AnathemaWeather Systems5. Judas PriestFirepower6. MeshuggahViolent Sleep of Reason7. MastodonEmperor of Sand8. GojiraMagma9. Paradise LostTragic Idol10. GhostOpus Eponimus11. Skull FistChasing The Dream12. VolbeatOutlaw Gentleman13. Judas PriestRedeemer of Souls14. MastodonOnce more around the sun15. Killing JokePylon16. OpethPale Communion17. Skull FistHead of the pack18. Evil InvadersFeed me violence19. GojiraL'efant Sauvage20. MeshuggahKoloss

20 BLACK METAL ALBUMS FROM 2019 YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT

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Oh well! The Black Metal albums of the last year of this decade...So much Black Metal around. Yes, it is the MOST DIVERSE genre of all genres. So many influences, so many directions in which bands create...So much coldness, hatred, feelings, melancholy and fires burning. Isn't it right?

My TOP 50+ list basically outlines the BM albums I preferred the most in 2019. I will try to summarize them here somehow. No EPs, just full-lengths only I need to mention that I was amazed by so many releases this year. Some of them are pure raw black, others - stand just on the edge with post-black, third - sorrowful, atmospheric, synth-inspired...

Where and how to classify bands like Hate Manifesto, Haunter, Laster, Wormwitch? This unclassified bands list can be so long, as bands cross boundaries the more than ever. What else? We witnessed a couple of Batushkas, both different in style and suggestions. If we had to add the blackened thrash and speed here, the list might be endless - Hellripper, I…

20 DEATH METAL ALBUMS FROM 2019 YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT

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I decided to put up this post as 2019 has been completely drowned in great death metal releases. So many bands, so good albums. But how to find in the needle in the straw? Well, these are my mandatory 20 death metal albums you can't live without in 2019. Arguably, the best death metal albums of the year. No subgenres, just pure DEATH FUCKIN METAL. (Haunter was excluded naturally, unfortunately)

I know, I know - you might disagree.


FLESHCRAWL - Into The Catacombs of Time
November 2019, Apostasy Records





REVEL IN FLESH - The Hour of the Avenger
December 2019, War Anthem Records

OSSUARIUM - Living Tomb
February 2019, 20 Buck Spin

SEMPITERNAL DUSK - Cenotaph of Defectous Creation
September 2019, Dark Descent Records

DISOWNING - Human Cattle
July 2019, Xtreem Music

ECTOPLASMA - White-Eyed Trance
October 2019, Memento Mori


BLOOD INCANTATION - Hidden History of Human Race
November 2019, Dark Descent Records
WITCH VOMIT - Buried Deep in the Botomless Grave
August 2019, 20 Buck Spin




MORTAL INCARNATION - Lun…

TOP 50+ for 2019

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It is that time AGAIN. The AOTY lists. I'm tired of this tbh. The truth is that in 2019 there were too many good releases, but with less difference in between. No really stand out albums. Just pile of good ones. Most of them I listed throughout the year in my monthly top lists and therefore all of them deserve high praise and a mention. All of them can be checked in the monthly publications though. Now I just tried to compile one whole simple TOP LIST FOR 2019 with full-length albums only.

EPs are not here and will be published separately in a small post.

I made it till Top 80, then I realized there was not much difference whether it will be #55 or #77 or #66...The same goes for 20 to 50 spots btw.

So below is a simple list of the albums I enjoyed the most in 2019. Artworks are available on this blog in the separate monthly lists.

Another year went by. Another list ready. Go!


#2019FULL LENGTHS ONLY1. Idle HandsMana2. Imperium DekadenzWhen We Are Forgotten3. Blut Aus NordHallucinog…

MY TOP 15 FOR NOVEMBER 2019

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November was crappy for me. I didn't enjoy the music, couldn't find many exciting new releases. I even didn't play that much music as I used to do before...Outlining the below list, I found too many releases which I (intentionally) missed out to listen to. And from the pile I managed to check, few really grabbed my attention. Still, 15 here!


BLOOD INCANTATION - Hidden History of the Human Race
Release Date: 22 November

Oh well. No matter how I hate the hype around BI, this is a good album. Are they overrated? IMO still - yes. Is the album a top-notch record from 2019? Yes.
SCHAMMASCH - Hearts of No Light
Release Date: 8 November 

Drown into the surrealism of the avant-garde black metal. Now.
DIABOLIC NIGHT - Beyond the Realm
Release Date: 15 November

Did Hellripper finally have a real competitor? This is a crazy good blackened speed album!


HANGING GARDEN - Into That Good Night
Release Date: 15 November

Everything from these guys is gold. Amazing melodic death-doom atmosphere.

CATTL…