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MY TOP 15 FOR MAY 2019

Another month with tons of new releases. Literally. I found some enjoyable and some not that much, but at a certain point I felt myself lost. Below 15 (+1 bonus), represent the full-length albums I enjoyed the most out of the huge pile I managed to listen (somehow) properly. Few others just coudn't make it... As usual, many left under-listened or just sampled. That's why you will not see some of your favourites here. And yeah, don't expect Amon Amarth below too.

My honorable mentions must go to: Bethlehem, Bewitcher, Kampfar, Deus Mortem, Saturnus Terrorism (thanks, Apollo!), Funeral Storm, Sühnopfer, Nocturnus AD, Duel, Allagash and Fleshgod Apocalypse.

There's neither Deathspell Omega nor Monasterium, nor... whatever in the list. Haunt's new album was kind of disappointment for me, and I stated it in my review for Blessed Altar Zine. Although it can get into any list easily. And yes, I didn't give a listen to the new Origin, which is pity.

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Ok, April was huge. This is already known by all the metal community. Many great releases saw the light during the past month. I was barely keeping it up with checking and listening... Out of the big pile, I list down here the ones I enjoyed the most. That said, I must admit that there were few others which I feel I didn't play enough, or just couldn't make it to the 15. Well, the list is a bit longer. Why? Two EPs are included too. EPs which defined a lot my April - by Hellripper and by Krigere Wolf. This way my top list now consists of 18 releases in total with some bonus... My personal favourite April 2019 releases. You will say I have missed something. For sure I did...

HELLRIPPER - Black Arts & Alchemy EP
Release Date: 5 April 2019

10/10 in my review for Blessed Altar Zine.

INCULTER - Fatal Visions
Release Date: 12 April 2019

So intense and so good. Top notch thrash with blackened motifs.
NONE - Damp Chill of Life
Release Date: 11 April 2019

Chill ou…


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.

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…


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.
Release Date: 15 February

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