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03.14.10 Last 3 Months02.28.10 Dark Ambient
01.03.10 Fistful Of 200911.19.09 Fistful Of Birthday
11.05.09 Krautrock/Space Rock/Psychadelic10.06.09 Atmospheric BM
10.01.09 Midterms08.17.09 Hippity Hop
08.06.09 SLOW IT DOWN07.30.09 Hacker-Pschorr And A Veal
07.16.09 Jazz Fusion06.25.09 Grind Me Up
06.22.09 2009 In Metal Thusfar06.04.09 This Past Week Or So...
05.12.09 Pandemic II05.08.09 Diggingss
04.20.09 Go Jays04.13.09 New Getssssssss
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2009 In Metal Thusfar

Not an exhaustive list, but what I've picked up so far from '09. Let me what I've missed and whatnot. I've yet to listen to the last 3 albums here.
1Altar of Plagues
White Tomb


Black metal from Ireland with a slight hardcore tinge. Me likey.
2Anaal Nathrakh
In the Constellation of the Black Widow


Black/Death/Grind/whathaveyou from the UK. One of my faves of the year.
3Architects
Hollow Crown


Solid metalcore from the UK.
4Augury
Fragmentary Evidence


Montreal tech death. Not as good as their first album imo, but quite good regardless. Second half of album is better.
5 Be'lakor
Stone's Reach


Aussie melo death, better than their debut and album cover rulez.
6Blood Red Throne
Souls of Damnation


Norwegian death metal featuring members of Satyricon and Emperor.
7Buried Inside
Spoils of Failure


Canadian sludge. Good album, can't decided how it compares to the first as of yet.
8Centaurus-A
Side Effects Expected


German tech death. Surprisingly good.
9Church of Misery
Houses of the Unholy


Stoner/sludge from Japan, picked it up off of S4D or rasputin recs, cant remember. Rules.
10Coalesce
OX


Killer metalcore. Band's first album in over a decade I believe.
11Darkest Hour
The Eternal Return


DC metalcore/death metal(?), not as strong as their other releases but still quite good.
12Destroyer 666
Defiance


Aussie blackened thrash. Such a sick album.
13Disappearer
The Clearing


Post metal in the vein of Isis/Pelican/etc etc
14Exivious
Exivious


'Fusion Metal.' Instrumental metal with jazz influences featuring members of Cynic and Textures.
15Fen
The Malediction Fields


Some BM from the UK, good album.
16Fleshgod Apocalypse
Oracles


Brutal/Tech DM that slays. Highly recommended.
17Funebrarum
The Sleep of Morbid Dreams


Solid DM from New Jersey, old school style.
18Giant Squid
The Ichthyologist


Sludge/doom I'd say, didn't really like this as much as the other release.
19Gnostic
Engineering the Rule


Tech death/thrash. Nothing new here but still an entertaining album.
20Gorod
Process of a New Decline


French tech death, not as good as Leading Vision but still rules face.
21Gwynbleidd
Nostalgia


The 'American Opeth.' Fantastic prog death at the very least.
22Irepress
Sol Eye Sea I


Sludge/Post Metal from Boston area, very impressive as is their other releases. These guys need more love.
23Isis
Wavering Radiant


No Panopticon, but still excellent sludge/post metal from these Boston boys.
24Kalisia
Cybion


French prog death, quite good. Album is too long I think.
25Karl Sanders
Saurian Exorcisms


Some Middle Eastern/Egyptian Ambient from the guitarist from Nile. Better than the previous effort, excellent.
26Kylesa
Static Tensions


Sludge from Georgia (USA), good album but I recall the second half being significantly better than the first.
27Lay Down Rotten
Gospel of the Wretched


Excellent german death metal, with a melodic tinge. Fun listen.
28Mastodon
Crack the Skye


Progressive sludge I'll say, butprobably their most accessible release. Excellent, but not as good as Blood Mountain/Leviathan imo.
29Minsk
With Echoes In the Movement of Stone


Atmospheric sludge/doom from Chicago. Excellent album, better than Ritual Fires.
30Obscura
Cosmogenesis


German tech death. Got some flac around here for ripping off Necrophagist, which it does. But not really a bad thing. Decent album.
31 Old Man's Child
Slaves of the World


Melo black metal with Galder of Dimmu Borgir. Reasonable album, but I don't see this as any better than their other albums.
32Ribspreader
Opus Ribcage


Swedish DM, used to feature Swano. I think he produced this album? Correct me.
33Scale the Summit
Carving Desert Canyons


Instrumental prog metal that keeps it interesting.
34Solstafir
Kold


Good release from this Icelandic quartet, for fans of Primordial, very similar.
35Suffocation
Blood Oath


Great New York DM, band hasn't lost it. Better than their more recent releases from what I gather, even though I've only heard their first three.
36Tombs
Winter Hours


Sludge/post metal/shoegaze from NY. Good release, saw them on tour with Isis and Pelican.
37Tribulation
The Horror


Swedish thrash/death with one of the top albums of the year. Hear this.
38Ulcerate
Everything Is Fire


Aussie brutal/dissonant DM. Rapes. Get this now.
39Unanimated
In the Light of Darkness


Swedish melo death/black, good album and fairly entertaining. Similar to Dissection/Sacramentum a bit I'd say.
40Vomitory
Carnage Euphoria


More swedish DM, well executed release.
41Vreid
Milorg


War themed BM with members of whta used to be Windir.
42Wolves in the Throne Room
Black Cascade


Nice release from these Oregon black metallers, can't decided whether I like it more/less than other albums.
43Blut aus nord
Memoria Vetusta II: Dialogue with the Stars


Heard good things about these guys.
44Absu
Absu


Texas blackened thrash, similar to Destroyer 666 from what i gather.
45Drudkh
Microcosmos


Just heard Blood In Our Wells and I'm sold. I'll be hearing this soon.
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