MY TOP 15 FOR SEPTEMBER 2019

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 the compositions, and the hitting melodies. The vocals are outstanding naturally.
WHITE WARD - Love Exchange Failure
Release Date: 20 September

Black metal and smooth jazz into one. An extraordinary combination providing a unique experience.

10/10 in my review for Blessed Altar Zine here.

MGŁA - Age of Excuse
Release Date: 2 September

Whatever high praise we say about MGLA, it is not enough. The new album is a grower. Of course, it can't top EIF but it is another bulk of hypnotic waves coming to strand the mind...
MIZMOR - Cairn
Release Date: 6 September

It is strange. "Cairn" does not carry something that special, and yet I liked it.
COFFINS - Beyond The Circular Demise
Release Date: 20 September

heavy OSDM, good AF! Early Autopsy meets early Six Feet Under? The veteran Japanese squad is crushing it!



ASAGRAUM - Dawn of Infinite Fire
Release Date: 13 September

Loved the record since first listen somewhere in early August. There is a lot happening into the album, although the ladies don't reinvent the wheel. I like the direction Obscura is taking her band to.
HAUNTER - Sacramental Death Qualia
Release Date: 13 September

Misanthropic and hallucinatory death metal!


SEMPITERNAL DUSK - Cenotaph of Defectuous Creation
Release Date: 27 September

Portland, Oregon, delivers another superb death metal record! Just right into the lines of the biggest names of the scene!
ISON - Inner Space
Release Date: 25 August/3 September

Intimate, personal, dusky. My review here



OSSOMANCER - Artes Magickae
Release Date: 18 September

Mystical Black metal delivered under the pale moonlight. Occult, melodic, ritualistic.
OPETH - In Cauda Venenum
Release Date: 27 September

Of course, OPETH are into this list. The new record is prog AF but very enjoyable. I'm sure lots of details are about to be discovered.

NETHERBIRD - Into The Vast Uncharted
Release Date: 27 September

Holy FKN hell! Among THE BEST Black Metal albums released in 2019!!! They gave us something big with their previous album, promising a lot, and now they delivered!
BONUS

NIGHTFELL - A Sanity Deranged
Release Date: 13 September

Another Portland death metal act. You know what to expect.



EREB ALTOR - Järtecken
Release Date: 23 September 

The fantastic new album by the Swedes! Must-listen.

And here comes the eternal question: what did I miss to listen or include in my monthly list?



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