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Old 12-31-2019, 10:44 PM   #1
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AOTY 2019

Happy new year fuckers.

I still need to listen to Blood Incantation and Blut Aus Nord more, most likely they will be knocking off the bottom two. Otherwise here is my list in rough order:

Mayhem - Daemon
Tool - Fear Inoculum
Arch/Matheos - Winter Ethereal
Wormed - Metaportal
Earl Sweatshirt - Feet of Clay
Sunn O))) - Life Metal
Krallice - Wolf
Nile - Vile Nilotic Rites
Rhapsody of Fire - The Eighth Mountain
Borknagar - True North
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Old 01-01-2020, 03:12 AM   #2
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Re: AOTY 2019

Happy new year everyone.

2019 was huge for music, as much if not more than 2018. Too much quality to mention. My three favorite records off the top of my head are Insomnium, imprecation and fuming mouth.

New earl sweatshirt you say? I’ll check that out in the hopes it’s less trippy than the last one. I’ve lost all hope of Tyler returning to his wolf days but his new one has been much admired.

Also an album that went largely unnoticed was lucidity oceanum, Finnish prog death done right.

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Old 01-01-2020, 07:24 AM   #3
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Re: AOTY 2019

On top of my head:
Mylingar - D?da Sj?lar
Drastus - La Croix De Sang
Obsequiae

Listened mostly to old stuff this year.
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Old 01-01-2020, 11:04 AM   #4
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Its basically impossible to give proper attention to a torrent of new stuff every year, so I kinda gave up midway this year, but these stood out for me nonetheless:

Rome - Le Ceneri di Heliodoro
Vehemence - Par le Sang Verse
Sinmara - Hvisl stjarnanna
Deathspell Omega - The Furnaces of Palingenesia
Batushka - Panihida
Andavald - Undir skyggdarhaldi
Mgła - Age of Excuse
Serpent Column - Mirror in Darkness
Blut aus Nord - Hallucinogen
Disentomb - The Decaying Light
Drastus - La Croix de Sang
Minenwerfer - Alpenpasse
(Dolch) - Feuer
Bolzer - Lese Majesty
Fields of Mildew - A Triad Of Incomplete Woes
Ruine - Ruine
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Old 01-01-2020, 02:39 PM   #5
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On top of my head:
Mylingar - D?da Sj?lar
Drastus - La Croix De Sang
Obsequiae

Listened mostly to old stuff this year.
And Teeth ofcourse!
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Old 01-01-2020, 06:59 PM   #6
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Happy new year everyone.

2019 was huge for music, as much if not more than 2018. Too much quality to mention. My three favorite records off the top of my head are Insomnium, imprecation and fuming mouth.

New earl sweatshirt you say? I?ll check that out in the hopes it?s less trippy than the last one. I?ve lost all hope of Tyler returning to his wolf days but his new one has been much admired.

Also an album that went largely unnoticed was lucidity oceanum, Finnish prog death done right.
If you weren't into the last one you probably won't like this one either, it's stylistically similar although a little darker in tone and overall I like it a bit more as of now.

Another album I forgot to mention is Dave - Psychodrama, I just started getting into it a couple weeks back and it's amazing. It's the only hip hop I got into this year other than Earl.
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Old 01-02-2020, 10:22 AM   #7
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Yes that earl, it’s pretty bad; is this practically free verse over any old, wildly construed beat, the more out-of-place the better?

He appears to be simply following in his father’s footprints, modernizing the sound while wallowing in his addictions.

How bland, such a shame. His rhymes used to be replete with metaphor and complex rhythm, gnarly sound of something sinister, joyful and cathartic all in one; now they are practically entirely literal and stream of conscious. It almost mirrors Mac miller’s movies with the sound off and whatever travesties followed - more adlib than poetry.

None of us are discussing new Fleshcrawl like it’s the second coming.

Film of the year for me probably go

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Old 01-02-2020, 01:28 PM   #8
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Re: AOTY 2019

Damn, I barely remember what came out this year...

Dysrhythmia - Terminal Threshold
Deathspell - The Furnaces of Palingenesia
Immortal Bird - Thrive on Neglect
Full of Hell - Weeping Choir
NEDXXX - NEDXXX
POOR - Glutton for Punishment
Vitriol - To Bathe From the Throat of Cowardice
Hiromi - Spectrum
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Old 01-02-2020, 03:22 PM   #9
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Re: AOTY 2019

Metal stuff:

Serpent Column – Mirror in Darkness
Cattle Decapitation – Death Atlas
Immortal Bird – Thrive on Neglect
Lord Mantis – Universal Death Church
Waste of Space Orchestra – Syntheosis
Mispyrming – Algleymi
Drastus – La Croix de Sang
Aoratos – Gods Without Name
Haunter – Sacramental Death Qualia
Full of Hell – Weeping Choir
Mizmor – Cairn
Jute Gyte – Birefringence
Blood Incantation – Hidden History of the Human Race
Concrete Winds – Primitive Force
Altarage – The Approaching Roar
Blut Aus Nord – Hallucinogen
Skaphe + Wormlust – Kosmiskur Ryllingur
Deathspell Omega – The Furnaces of Palingenesia
Tomb Mold – Planetary Clairvoyance
Breaking Wheel – Ceremonial Torture

Non-metal stuff:

James Blake - Assume Form
Jimmy Eat World - Surviving
Bent Knee - You Know What They Mean
AURORA - A Different Kind of Human (Step II)
Charli XCX - Charli
Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Charly Bliss - Young Enough
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Ghosteen
The Philistines Jr. - Help!
The Claypool Lennon Delirium - South of Reality
Orville Peck – Pony
Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow
Bon Iver - i,i
PUP - Morbid Stuff
The Comet is Coming - Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery
Vampire Weekend - Father of the Bride
Non Violent Communication – Obserwacje
The Menzingers - Hello Exile
Alex Lahey - The Best of Luck Club
Hatchie – Keepsake
The Bright Light Social Hour - Jude Vol. 1
Sly & the Family Drone - Gentle Persuaders
American Football – LP3
Big Thief - O.F.O.F.
Mannequin Pussy - Patience
Cigarettes After Sex – Cry
Boy Harsher - Careful
100 gecs – 1000 gecs
Danny Brown – uknowwhatimsayin?
Anderson .Paak - Ventura
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Re: AOTY 2019

Teitanblood - The Baneful Choir
Dysrhythmia - Terminal Threshold
Nyogthaeblisz - Abrahamic Godhead Manifested by Adversarial Usurpation
No One Knows What The Dead Think - S/T
Vitriol - To Bathe From The Throat of Cowardice
BHL - Atl Tlachinolli
Blut Aus Nord - Hallucinogen
Weeping Sores - False Confession
Deterioration - The Unnatural Mind
Apprentice Destroyer - Permanent Climbing Monolith

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Old 01-03-2020, 09:03 AM   #11
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Sinmara comes to my mind but my favorite is the album Mefitis released this year. Beautifully crafted songs, and a very personal take on dm/bm.
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Re: AOTY 2019

It’s actually been a pretty good year...

1. Crypt Sermon - The Ruins of Fading Light
2. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Infest the Rats’ Nest
3. Mizmor - Cairn
4. Disentomb - The Decaying Light
5. Blood Incantation - Hidden History of the Human Race
6. Russian Circles - Blood Year
7. Spaceslug - Reign of the Orion
8. Baroness - Gold and Grey
9. Grand Magus - Wolf God
10. Valborg - Zentrum

Honorable mentions in no order:
Caina - Gentle Illness
Unfathomable Ruination - Enraged and Unbound
Cannabis Corpse - Nug So Vile
Pissgrave - Posthumous Humiliation
Big Thief - U.F.O.F.
Alcest - Sprititual Instinct
Esoteric - A Pyrrhic Existence
Darkthrone - Old Star
Deathspell Omega - The Furnaces of Palingenesia
Monolord - No Comfort
Sleep Terror - Abreaction
Rammstein - Untitled
Knorkator - Widerstand ist Zwecklos
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Old 01-03-2020, 07:30 PM   #13
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Re: AOTY 2019

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Yes that earl, it?s pretty bad; is this practically free verse over any old, wildly construed beat, the more out-of-place the better?

He appears to be simply following in his father?s footprints, modernizing the sound while wallowing in his addictions.

How bland, such a shame. His rhymes used to be replete with metaphor and complex rhythm, gnarly sound of something sinister, joyful and cathartic all in one; now they are practically entirely literal and stream of conscious. It almost mirrors Mac miller?s movies with the sound off and whatever travesties followed - more adlib than poetry.
I get that it's not for everyone but I definitely don't agree with the idea that it's hastily constructed or improvised, etc. I think everything is intentional.

Personally my favorite has been IDLSIDGO by a long shot, but I have enjoyed the last two a good amount. If this were the rest of his career I wouldn't be happy about that, but I don't expect that will be the case, I think he will continue to evolve and explore different things and I expect to continue to be on board with that but we will see.
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Old 01-16-2020, 02:28 AM   #14
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there was only one half-decent metal album last year and it was devourment
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Old 01-19-2020, 05:55 PM   #16
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there was only one half-decent metal album last year and it was devourment
Don't be a cunt. Have you heard Esophageal, Meathook, Inculter,
Disgruntled Anthropophagi, Strappado, Defiled Crypt, or Kakothanasy?
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