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MY TOP 15 FOR MARCH 2019

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I wasn't impressed by March. I was NOT.  Despite of enormous quantity of releases, barely nothing got me. I was honestly listening more to promos to upcoming releases, or catching up with some overlooked albums, or simply revisiting older favourites. That's why the present list was not easy to compile. As usual it consists of a bit more than 10 suggestions. As usual you should not expect the most famous bands in this list...Let's go - 15 in no particular order.

VENOM PRISON - Samsara
Release Date: 15 March 2019

This was the surprise of the month for me. Brutal AF, with crisp clear sounding, and own atmosphere.
DRAWN INTO DESCENT - The Endless Endeavour
Release Date: 15 March 2019

Oh boy...


MYSTIFIER - Protogoni Mavri Magiki Dynasteia
Release Date: 8 March 2019

Great return by the Brazilians. Read why this record is so important in my review for Blessed Altar Zine here

HAUNT - If Icarus Could Fly
Release Date: 22 March 2019

Too soon after Burst into flame, still very enjoyable. Bei…

MY TOP 15 FOR FEBRUARY 2019

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Usually my top tens turn to thirteens and plus, and it is the case again for February. The month has been very hectic in terms of new releases, however I must admit that few really caught my attention. And yes - they were NOT the most popular names. I selected fifteen albums which I think deserve high praise. I could list twenty or thirty, but quantity didn't mean quality in February.  I didn't include here the Wachenfeldt record, simply because it was released independently originally in 2017, and re-released by a label in February 2019. However it is a stunning album, so go listen!
Below are my choices of the finest of the finest - 15 records released in February 2019, in no particular order. Enjoy the great music!


OSSUARIUM - Living Tomb
Release Date: 1 February

Denver suffocating DM - heavy AF, sticky AF, devastating AF.
ROTTING CHRIST - The Heretics
Release Date: 15 February

Got me instantly. Rotting Christ seem to be back in great shape (for me) after couple of albums which…

MY TOP 10 FOR JANUARY 2019

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New year, new beginning... a lot of great music. Yes, January was huge in new releases. It was difficult to select the personal finest with such an abundance. As usual I wasn't able to pick just 10 releases and as usual I made a fatal 13 list, in no particular order. Probably I have missed something, but these 13 really deserve serious attention and listening.


EVERGREY - The Atlantic
Release date: 25 January 2019

Superb new album by the band. It just transcends you into another world.
PHLEBOTOMIZED - Deformation of Humanity
Release date: 7 January 2019

This is already one of the best DM albums of 2019. Released after 22 years of hiatus, with this album the band delivers mesmerizing quality.



VEILNBURNER - A Sire To The Ghouls Of Lunacy
Release date: 28 December 2018

What the fuk the label thought when releasing this masterpiece on 28 December 2018?! I included it in my January selection naturally. Death, experimental, psychotic, frantic...Mind blowing combination of music and moods.

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30 GREAT METAL ALBUMS THAT TURN 30 IN 2019

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Some of the greatest records of all times were released 30 years ago! This year - 2019, these records turn 30 years!
Now I give a simple list with my personal favourite ones which stand the time and continue their way forward in time - untouchable.


Sodom Agent Orange Kreator Extreme aggression Sepultura Beneath the remains Alice Cooper Trash Testament Practice What You Preach Whitesnake Slip of the Tongue Running Wild Death or Glory Xentrix Shattered Existence Anthrax Penikufesin EP Faith No More The Real Thing Ramones Brain Drain Overkill Years of Decay Nuclear Assault Handle With Care Motley Crue Dr. Feelgood Autopsy Severed Survival Bolt Thrower Realm of Chaos Annihilator Alice in Hell Coroner No More Color Obituary Slowly We Rot Carcass Symphonies of Sickness Protector Urm the mad DRI Thrash zone Metal Chuch Blessing in Disguise Voivod Nothing Face Candlemass Tales of Creation Pestilence Consuming Impulse Giant Last of the Runaways Morbid Angel Altars of Madness Suicidal Tendencies Controlled by Hatred King Diamond Conspiracy

If you want …

TOP 50 ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2018

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Another year has passed. Another wrinkle, pain, happiness, good, bad...We lived, we laughed, we cried, we grew older. Made another step forward...And on this road, on this "path to the cemetary gates", we supported the Underground as much as possible.
It's been stunning years for our beloved music, as we have stated all the time here. For maybe around 30 years we haven't had that strong, diverse, abundant time of releases from below the mainstream, underground and the mines under the underground. And it is that time of the year again when I try to to list down all the music which resonated solidly with me, which I played and enjoyed the most during the past 12 months, which has been part of me... Not an easy task at all, especially having in mind the quantity of music I listened to through the whole year. On top, I kept track of all worthy by publishing my monthly Top 10s here through the whole year. That's why the present list is a diverse list, a list of full-…