I've listened to over 100 2009 albums now, so here's some of my recent favourites...
edit: alos check out my other 09 Digs list for more of my faves from this year
4.5 - Alternative/Indie from USA. Believe the hype, it's an awesome album...
|2||Wolves in the Throne Room|
4.0 - Atmospheric Black Metal from USA.
4.0 - Post-Rock/Atmospheric Sludge Metal from USA.
4.0 - MeloDeath from Germany.
Origin of the Storm
4.0 - Metalcore from Austria.
Bridges To Burn
4.0 - Sludge Metal from USA.
4.0 - MeloDeath/Viking Metal/Folk Metal from Austria. I reviewed this, check it out...
Sol Eye Sea I
3.5 - Post-Rock/Sludge Metal from USA. This is a terrific and quirky brand of Post-Rock!
All Is Wild, All Is Silent
3.5 - Post-Rock/Classical from USA. Simple but brilliant. Pity the album art didn't work for me, the album cover is really good.
Grave New World
3.5 - Death Doom Metal from Finland.
|11||Cymbals Eat Guitars|
Why There Are Mountains
3.5 - Indie Rock from USA
Shadows of Leng
3.5 - Thrash/Black Metal from Norway. Another great album that needs more attention...
|13||The Deep Dark Woods|
3.5 - Folk/Alt-Country from Canada. Friggin album art, again...
|14||Razor of Occam|
Homage To Martyrs
3.5 - Black/Death Metal from Australia. Aussie metal, ftw!!!
|15||Wolves in the Throne Room|
3.5 - Atmospheric Black Metal from USA. A tad weaker than the LP, still very solid and enjoyable.
|16|| ||Lion's Share|
3.5 - Heavy Metal from Sweden. Underrated...
As the Path Unfolds...
3.5 - Symphonic/Folk Metal from Finland. Very strong release and a welcome release for Folk Metal fans (me)!!
Living For Death, Destroying the Rest
3.5 - Thrash Metal from USA. This is also suprisingly technical...
|19|| ||Soulgate's Dawn|
3.5 - Melodeath/Metalcore from Germany. I think I'm the only person to have rated this yet.
Evocation I: The Arcane Dominion
3.5 - Celtic Folk/Fok Metal from Switzerland. The change is dissapointing yet enjoyable...
Mama, I'm Swollen
3.5 - Indie Rock from USA. I really like this, more than I thought I would...
3.5 - Folk/Black Metal from Finland. I'm suprised no-one had rated this before me. An influential Folk Metal band has delivered the goods, yet again...
3.5 - Heavy Metal from Sweden.
3.5 - Post-Hardcore from USA.
3.5 - Melodeath from Finland. Not as good as other releases on this list, but very enjoyable nonetheless...
3.0 - Hip Hop from USA. Okay, I admit, I did one too many albums, so I included this from my '3's because I've being listening to it heaps.