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Death Metal In 09 So Far

A sort of overview of all the death metal this year so far. Tell me if I?m leaving anything out.
1 Top 10
albums so far


followed by some other good albums followed by some average albums followed by some bad albums
2Ulcerate
Everything is Fire


Probably going to be album of the year for me; nothing I say about the album can do it any justice at all. It?s a very dense listen though, and for most, will probably take some time to grow. Totally worth it though because the album is easily one of the best death metal albums I?ve ever heard. The drumming is especially awe-inspiring. Really atmospheric.
3Despondency
Revelation IV (Rise of the Nemesis)


Slammy-technical brutal death metal with some really great riffing. I see them as a less-insane Defeated Sanity. Really enjoyable if you?re into brutal stuff.
4Fleshgod Apocalypse
Oracles


The more popular choice for the most significant death metal album this year so far (and most accessible). Pretty one-dimensional considering its ambitious nature, not necessarily detriment to the music though as its still highly enjoyable. The classical influences are a bit forced (especially the interludes), and the production kinda bothers me but it was pretty mind-blowing in some spots, too bad the album wore off pretty fast. Wonderful vocals too.
5Revolting
Dreadful Pleasures


Great Swedish old school death metal in vein of Dismember or the like, some great riffs scattered throughout and just overall really fun.
6Abysmal Torment
Omnicide


Brutal death metal with cleaned up production this time around, some great, fun riffing, slightly annoying vocals (pig squealy at times), the drum sound is a bit off too
7Psoriasis
Lethal Treatment


All over the map in terms of influence, the strongest being the jazziness that the French death metal scene has been known for lately. Really varied stuff all while retaining a constant sound, impressive feat to me. Fans of Gorod might be pleased with these guys.
8Horrific
Your Worst Nightmare


A fun one-man heavy metal/death metal hybrid from the legendary Razorback records.
9Funebrarum
The Sleep of Morbid Dreams


Long awaited follow-up to their more than well-received debut delivers.
10Bloodsoaked
Sadistic Deeds...Grotesque Memories


One-man band who plays very straightforward old school death metal with a bit of a brutal death metal touch.
11Cannibal Corpse
Evisceration Plague


The drumming and vocals are still pretty much the same as every other album they?ve released (the corpsegrinder albums for the vocals obviously) but the guitars tend to flirt a bit more with technicality (which they?ve been experimenting with more obviously their past few albums) and the solos have a more modern feel to them (Necrophagist soloing craze). All-in-all the riffing didn?t impress me as much as it does on some of their other albums but it?s still solid.
12Tribulation
The Horror


Pretty good Swedish old school death/thrash with fairly abundant (and ftmp well done) soloing.
13General Surgery
Corpus in Extremis: Analysing Necrocriticism


Really solid goregrind in vein of early Carcass.
14Egemony
Baptism of the Unborn


Fairly solid Italian brutal death metal but a bit unsatisfying.
15Fondlecorpse
Creaturegore


Long-awaited debut full-length is really great at times but suffers a bit from inconsistency.
16Led Astray
In Ways Unforeseen


Well executed but really unmemorable (slightly) technical death metal, some pretty good riff ideas throughout
17Female Nose Breaker
A Crash Course in Brute Romance


Brutal/slamming death metal EP that?s pretty decent but has really annoying sampling.
18Beheading Machine
Stillbirth Civilisation


Decapitated meets Beneath the Massacre, EP
19Mental Demise
Final Step to Future Madness


Decent brutal death/grind
20Dominance
Echoes of Human Decay


Solid Italian technical death that kinda just drags on and on.
21Trepalium
XIII


Really groovy/jazzy French death metal, similar to countrymates Gorod in their style but not so much their execution. I think I hear a bit of Meshuggah influence as well.
22Centaurus-A
Side Effects Expected


A pretty great technical death metal outfit that came out of no where, promising band, should probably change their name though.
23Cattle Decapitation
The Harvest Floor


Impressive album considering I wasn?t very impressed by what else I?d heard from them, fairly chaotic stuff.
24Criminal
White Hell


Solid death/thrash but nothing more.
25Cerebral Incubation
Asphyxiating on Excrement


Pretty good slam, very short in length though when taking all the sampling out of consideration.
26Pestilence
Resurrection Macabre


Re album was less-than satisfying.
27Obscura
Cosmogenesis


Pretty fun listen, but its all been done before (which normally isn?t a problem for me, but in this case it is?)
28Vomepotro
Liturgy of Dissection


Solid brutal death metal similar to Guttural Secrete
29Napalm Death
Time Waits For No Slave


Good, I wasn?t too impressed however
30Heinous Killings/Necrotic Disgorgement
Split CD


Great 4 song brutal death metal split. Only 1 ND song though (the better of the two bands)
31Unanimated
In the Light of Darkness


First album in 14 years, good Swedish melodeath, too melodic for me at times though
32Infinite Defilement
Disgorging Humanity


Solid one-man slamming brutal death metal from Australia. Dexter fans will recognize two samples from the show featured on the album.
33Tools of Torture
Faith - Purification - Execution


More solid brutal death
34 Stuff that isn't terrible
but isn't that good
35Heaps of Dead
Deceased Dismembered and Left to Decay
36Torture Killer
Sewers
37Cropment
Dead Soil
38Konkhra
Nothing is Sacred
39Nebukadnezar
Dawn Pervades the Twilight
40Seance
Awakening of the Gods
41Success Will Write Apocalypse Across...
The Grand Partition & the Abrogation of Idolatry
42Tardy Brothers
Bloodline
43 Waco Jesus
Sex Drugs & Death Metal
44Woe of Tyrants
Kingdom of Might
45Thanatos
Justified Genocide
46Blastomycosis
The Putrid Smell Within
47Wretched
The Exodus of Autonomy
48Autopsy
Horrific Obsession
49Havok
Being and Nothingness
50Mechanism
Inspired Horrific
51Ignominious Incarceration
Of Winter Born
52 Empty Grace
Subterranean Soul's March
53Axis Powers
Marching Towards Destruction
54Trigger the Bloodshed
The Great Depression
55Gory Blister
Graveyard of Angels
56Denial
Catacombs of the Grotesque
57God Dethroned
Passiondale
58Paganizer
Scandinavian Warmachine
59Ribspreader
Opus Ribcage
60 AVOID
at all costs
61Malebolgia
Requiem For the Inexorable
62Inevitable End
The Severed Inception
63Daggerspawn
Suffering Upon the Throne of Depravity
64The Burning
Rewakening
65Coram Lethe
...A Splendid Chaos
66Viraemia
Viraemia


though if you enjoy ridiculous over the top wank, you will most likely find enjoyment with this
67Hiroshima Will Burn
To The Weight of All Things
68Krig
Target: Human, Mission: Destroy
69Disfiguring the Goddess
Disfiguring the Goddess


lol
70 Lots of great stuff
on the way
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