Lots of metal this time round. I still have about 80 albums to listen to until 2009 is all wrapped up.
Dying in Time
4.5 - Ambient/Electronic/Post-Rock from Italy. This is fucking amazing. Nobody else has yet rated this masterpiece and it is going to get a top 5 spot in my 2009 best albums. Listen to it!!
Taegnuub - Ishnji Angma
3.5 - Atmospheric Black Metal from USA. So close to a 4, just not enough moments in this to earn it the rating. Too much boring ambient shit and not enough of the powerful apocalyptic BM that appears on every second track and blows your mind. These guys are ones to watch.
Iter Ad Lucem
3.5 - Funeral Doom Metal from Italy. Rules so hard.
|4||The Howling Void|
Megaliths of the Abyss
3.5 - Funeral Doom Metal from USA. Me and Zoo are only ones to have got into this yet. Again, stellar debut performance form an underrated band.
|5||Swallow the Sun|
3.5 - Death Doom Metal from Finland. Worst album to date, you say, getting discog now...
|6||Leviathan / Acherontas|
Sic Luceat Lux
3.5 - Black Metal from USA and Greece. It's fucking Wrest, why am I the only one to have rated this awesome material???
VI - Klagopsalmer
3.5 - Black Metal from Sweden.
3.5 - Atmospheric Black Metal/Black Metal from Canada. Terrific album.
Existence Is Futile
3.5 - Technical Thrash Metal from USA. Slays.
Everything Is Fire
3.5 - Technical Death Metal from New Zealand. I'm going to this country to study next year. This band is one of the only reasons I'm not feeling as bad to leave the Australian metal scene. Terrific technical release.
Born Like This
3.5 - East Coast Hip Hop from USA. Bit late on this one, but at least i got to hear it eventually. Glad I bothered...
Feel the Steel
3.5 - Glam Metal/Heavy Metal from USA. Better than GWAR's great release, this was nearly a 4 star but has little repeat value. Everybody has got to listen to this.
3.5 - Melodic Death Metal/Progressive Metal from USA.
3.5 - Indie Rock from Canada. One of the better indie rock albums of the year that didn't receive the attention it undoubtedly deserves.