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04.18.19 Some 2019 m/01.16.19 Jac's Top 50 m/ ov2018
07.25.18 Hard as Feck Riffs 07.08.18 Classical in 2018
04.23.18 Jac's (late) 1st Quarter 2018 12.27.17 Jac's Top 30 of 2017
10.20.17 Classical in 2017 04.01.17 Every Ulcerate Song Ranked
03.29.17 Dissonant Tech01.04.17 Jac's Top 40 of 2016
12.29.16 Sick11.09.16 Well Then
07.11.16 Jac's First Half 2016 07.09.16 2016: Rejects
06.15.16 Help: Classical on Sputnik03.30.16 Jac's 1st Quarter 2016
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Jac's Top 50 m/ ov2018

Enjoy
50Wombripper
From The Depths Of Flesh


Fairly one-note but savage DM with Swedeath tone
49Hooded Menace
Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed


Same old from Hooded Menace but slightly more interesting
48Deiquisitor
Downfall of the Apostates


DM with some early Immolation vibes
47Vastum/Spectral Voice
Split


No frills, evil, doomy death
46Atavisma
The Chthonic Rituals


Oppressive DM that's a little overlong but contains great highlights
45Grave Upheaval
(untitled)


They actually wrote songs this time
44Ghastly (FIN)
Death Velour


Gloomy leads for days
43Burial Invocation
Abiogenesis


Song-writing is a bit reaching but these riffz are undeniable
42Yhdarl
Loss


Tortured vox and dope production for this kinda BM
41Archgoat
The Luciferian Crown


Bare bones but gets the noggin noddin'
40Desolation Realm
Desolation Realm


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39Akitsa
Credo


Surprisingly tame for Akitsa but it's still Akitsa
38Anachronism
Orogeny


Dissonant tech-y DM that'll probably grow on time, I've just neglected it
37Outre
Hollow Earth


Nods to Deathspell Omega are always appreciated
36Chthe'ilist
Passage Into the Xexanotth


Probably throwaway tracks but I can't say no to more Chthe'ilist
35Serocs
The Phobos / Deimos Suite


Riff-laden tech death with organic (enough) production
34Baring Teeth
Transitive Savagery


Not as good as their first two though I like the more free-flowing style
33Svartidaudi
Revelations Of The Red Sword


Doesn't evoke in me what their prior stuff did, though it does basically everything right composition-wise
32Bog Wraith
Omen


shave
31Revenge (CAN)
Deceiver.Diseased.Miasmic


Sounds just like everything else they've made and that's all I ask for
30Necropole
Solarité


Simultaneously melodic and hateful BM from some dubious characters
29Phrenelith
Ornamented Dead Eyes


No bullshit OSDM with perfect production (again)
28Reduced
Majesty From Within


Indonesian brutal death with super-scooped mids
27Convulsing
Grievous


Stylistic mishmash of other disso-death but executed well enough that it doesn't bother me
26Tomb Mold
Cerulean Salvation


Material here is just as strong as the full-length, I just with there was more of it
25Scorched (USA-DE)
Ecliptic Butchery


For those who like riffs and filth
24Replicant
Negative Life


As dearest Ramon put it, "cohesion was an afterthought" but some very inventive dissonant riffage here
23Inferi (USA)
Revenant


The Artisan Era continue to surprise with super-polished tech that I shouldn't like but do
22Chaos Echoes
Mouvement


Much more successful fusion of dark ambient and DM than what we got previously
21Slugdge
Esoteric Malacology


Don't care for the cleans but some of the guitar work on this is stellar
20Mortuous
Through Wilderness


Savage melding of a number of NYDM styles
19Embrace Of Thorns
Scorn Aesthetics


Surprisingly diverse blackened DM from Greece
18Knelt Rote
Alterity


Murky, dissonant, riff-laden and deceptively technical BM
17Exlimitir
It Weighed Itself In Silver


New Demilich when
16Molested Divinity
Desolated Realms Through Iniquity


Brutal DM with excellent production that balances brutality and tech perfectly
15Our Place of Worship is Silence
With Inexorable Suffering


Solid as feck blackened chug
14Ulthar
Cosmovore


20 Buck Spin staking their claim as the best label in metal currently
13Outer Heaven
Realms Of Eternal Decay


DM that actually sounds as alien as it purports to be
12Hyperdontia
Nexus of Teeth


Google this band's name as your own risk
11Tomb Mold
Manor of Infinite Forms


Ulthar's label mates distill a litany of influences in a product that is as cohesive as it is gnarly
10Garroted
Of Damnation and Abyssal Terrors


Morbid Angel, Spheres-era Pestilence and Demilich collide in an OSDM tour de force. Watch this space.
9Zealotry
At the Nexus of All Stillborn Worlds


As technically adventurous as you'd expect but missing the atmosphere that made The Last Witness such a gem
8Chalera
Theopobium Excruciation


Ridiculous solid Disgorge worship that's getting slept on hard
7Imperial Triumphant
Vile Luxury


Wasn't sure how I'd feel about brass instruments in technical BM but this was a welcomed surprise
6Malthusian
Across Deaths


Like a more accessible Portal with a hint of Mitochondrion
5Infernal Coil
Within a World Forgotten


Takes the aesthetic of war metal and channels it into something that isn't stagnant as shit
4Horrendous
Idol


Melodic, progressive and technical whilst eschewing all the pitfalls commonly associated with those terms
3Portal
ION


Turns out Portal are just as mind-boggling without the miasma of noise and murk
2Abigor
Höllenzwang - Chronicles Of Perdition


Album is so good that Michael Snoxall's only good review was written for it
1Obliteration
Cenotaph Obscure


Guess it wasn't really a question of whether Cenotaph Obscure would be 2018's best metal album but what the margin to second place would be. As it turns out, it was actually pretty close. Cenotaph may lack the psych' of Nekropsalms and the austerity (and solos) of Black Death Horizon, but it makes up for that by being Obliteration's most and frenetic and crankable album to date.
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