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12.03.19 DDD's 2019 picks09.28.19 DDD's 2015 picks
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DDD's 2019 picks

First 3 are 5's. 4.5 until 25, and then a sea of 4s. At the end there's the EP's (rates can change with the course of my life and listening XP)
1Tool
Fear Inoculum


Progressive Metal

Band pulled off the perfect comeback for many Tool fans (not all) and for new ones (not everyone). With drummer Danny Carey on the lead, this is AOTY for many different reasons (personal and public).
2Esoteric
A Pyrrhic Existence


DoomDeath

A true tantric rejoicement.
3Cult of Luna
A Dawn to Fear


Post Metal

I just love when these bands get this classy.
4Inter Arma
Sulphur English


Blackened Sludgy Post Metal

Less bright, more chaotic, but more focused. Love this band and can't say it enough.
5Lord Mantis
Universal Death Church


Blackened Sludge

Filthiest band around with flawless songwriting this time.
6Hath
Of Rot And Ruin


Progressive Death Metal

A metal hybrid, also one of the best DM releases of the year.
7Tomb Mold
Planetary Clairvoyance


OSDM

Through the muddy dirt, Tom Mold goes to space this time around.
8Blood Incantation
Hidden History of the Human Race


OSDM

SyFy themed OSDM outfit is becoming a thing (again?). Amazing journey this one.
9Warforged
I: Voice


Progressive Blackened TechDeath Thing

Divisive release that will hold in years to come. Debut of the Year.
10The Great Old Ones
Cosmicism


Black Metal

Great year for BM and this one is top tier.
11Blut Aus Nord
Hallucinogen


Black Metal

Metal Monks are back in the game m/
12Numenorean
Adore


Blackgaze

Deftones and Gojira had a blackgaze child.
13Cara Neir
Part III / Part IV


Post Hardcore, Black Metal, Experimental

Convergeresque Post Blackened Skramz!!! Late discover of mine for definitely one of the best releases this year.
14Joliette
Luz Devora


Post Hardcore

"Esa es la ultima vez que te escribo...adios...adios"
15Johnny Booth
Firsthand Accounts


Metalcore/ Hardcore

When I think I don't dig this genre anymore something like this comes up. Give it a go!
16Seizures
Reverie of the Revolving Diamond


Mathcore

...or...Beachcore it is. Sprinkles of foam and salt in a mathy piece.
17Spirit Adrift
Divided by Darkness


Heavy Metal, Doom Metal

This band sounds really classic and modern at the same time...coolest band and this is super hard to pull off. With members from Gatecreeper.
18Waste of Space Orchestra
Syntheosis


Doomy, RockSpacey, Avant-Garde, Dark, Psychedelic

...I really love how "boring" this is.
19Stellar Master Elite
Hologram Temple


Black Metal, Doom, Psychedelic

What!? A BM album with a DMT explanation sample from Terence McKenna a la Shpongle? Sold...
20Fire! Orchestra
Arrival


Jazz, Experimental.

Excellent beauty, vocal performance, songwriting and freedom exercise.
21Chelsea Wolfe
Birth of Violence


Gothic, Folk

Wolfe's back to roots. Perfect night driving tune.
22Bill Callahan
Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest


Indie Folk

It's as sketchy as organic and sensitive. A lesson on how to nurture and raise happiness.
23Vitriol (USA)
To Bathe From the Throat of Cowardice


Blackened DM

Put it as loud as you can and get ready for an ear rape...of the best kind...the most unpleasantly good listen from 2019.
24Misthyrming
Algleymi


Black Metal

Mind no unknown characters on their song names. This rules.
25Nostromo (CHE)
Narrenschiff


Grindcore

What the fuck just happened here??? Massive jam m/
26Full of Hell
Weeping Choir


Grindcore

They do what they want.
27Opeth
In Cauda Venenum


Prog Rock

Opeth's comfortable new skin setting an adventurous quest.
28Deathspell Omega
The Furnaces of Palingenesia


Black Metal, Experimental

Drenched in controversy. Their most "earthy" (aka accessible) release to date.
29Ceremony Of Silence
Oútis


Blackened Death Metal

Listening to this is like at night, with 40° celsius and 200 km/h wind...
30Downfall of Gaia
Ethic of Radical Finitude


Post Metal, Black Metal

Eerie and powerful in top form, from a band who rules its genre.
31Vi Som Alskade Varandra Sa Mycket
Det Onda. Det Goda. Det Vackra. Det Fula.


Post Hardcore, Screamo

As beautiful and melancholic as it gets.
32Al Goregrind
The Temple Is Burning


DeathGrind

Welcome to the Dark Side (really, the one from Star Wars).
33Esoctrilihum
The Telluric Ashes of the Ö Vrth Immemorial Gods


Black Metal, Death Metal

Atmospheric and esoteric. Through the echo you reach the riffs and when they riff...they riff hard and pounding m/
34Teeth (USA-CA)
The Curse of Entropy


Death Metal

Content is as good and messy as the cover. Less colorful though.
35Desert Sessions
Volumes 11 and 12


Stoner/ Alt Rock

Excellent alternative if you're not into QOTSA's Villains. Homme's proofing he is still a creative creature.
36De Staat
Bubble Gum


Pop Alt-Rock

How to prog in pop. Let's party! PI PI PIKA PIKACHU...
37Weyes Blood
Titanic Rising


Indie Pop, Psychedelic

High compositional skills...beautiful and tender vocals...somewhat Beatles meeting Portishead meeting MGMT.
38Two People
First Body


OSDM
Electronic, DreamPop

Dim light with your girl ;)
39Witch Vomit
Buried Deep In A Bottomless Grave


OSDM

"I've got a message for you, and you're not going to like it. Pray for death."
40Gatecreeper
Deserted


OSDM

Full on HM-2 yet with a ton of different flavors. Really nice "deSSert"...
41Nile
Vile Nilotic Rites


Progressive DM

Loose yourself from any nostalgia. Band remains as solid as it gets.
42Cattle Decapitation
Death Atlas


DeathGrind

Vocalist sounds like one legged eye patched goblin, with a mockinbird on the shoulder. The identity is a bit freak but unique...its a "take or leave" kinda thing. I took it.
43Swallow the Sun
When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light


Doom

Dynamic release, filled with beautiful moments. Detailed production, instrumentation and vocals. Pure class imo.
44Mizmor
Cairn


BM, DoomSludge

T H I C K!!!!These drums are so damn dry...gotta love this. Vocals are awesome. Great mix of Doom, Sludge, BM and even Drone. Cairn to God is one beast of a track.
45Abigail Williams
Walk Beyond The Dark


Black Metal, Progressive

The melodic vocals are very well pulled for this type of BM...What a surprising good release this is.
46Fuming Mouth
The Grand Descent


Hardcore, Death Metal

Are you pissed? m/m/ HM-2 - HXC m/m/
47Slomatics
Canyons


SludgeDoom

Such an interesting release for the genre. Vocals are awesome and clean echoed. To the sludge thick slow riffing you add this synth soundscapes.
48Thom Yorke
Anima


Electronic, Experimental

Singing "Fois Gras" has never been this cool.
49State Faults
Clairvoyant


Post Hardcore, Screamo

Hard genre for me to dig...this tho...is something else.
50This Gift Is A Curse
A Throne of Ash


Black Metal, Hardcore

Evocative as hell BM with hints of HXC and Post in the mix.
51Immortal Bird
Thrive On Neglect


Black Metal, Harcore

Perfect blend of BDM, Grindcore e HXC.
52Mortiferum
Disgorged From Psychotic Depths


Death Metal

OK. This album destroys!!!! m/ crusty filthy doom, with accelerations of every kind. Massive drum sound.
53Rorcal
Muladona


Blackgaze
Sludge, Blackened Post Metal

The most abrasive audio-book ever.
54NONE
Damp Chill of Life


Atmospheric Black Metal

Freezing heartbreak. It's Painless to Let Go.
55Alcest
Spiritual Instinct


Blackgaze

This fits me the right way. Songs are beautiful...and there's cool riffing this time.
56Mgla
Age of Excuse


Black Metal

I'm not gonna use excuses...this album is hitting me hard m/
57N'Zwaa
Maha Kali


BDM

It's not DSO, although art is from the same artist from Paracletus...can't you tell? The riffs are awesome in here tho m/
58Devil Master
Satan Spits On Children Of Light


Punk Black Metal

Nothing more fun than turn BM into Punk. Fun album indeed.
59Disentomb
The Decaying Light


Death Metal

It goes brutal, hard and with one of the best productions and basslines of the year.
60Knocked Loose
A Different Shade of Blue


Metalcore HXC

They keep the HXC-Thrash crossover and add a more DM approach. Props for Keith Buckley's appearance.
61Ithaca
The Language of Injury


Metalcore HXC

Hell yeah! These friends have an exquisite manner to achieve melody.
62Misery Index
Rituals of Power


Deathgrind

Don't know the rest of the discog to compare (will take care of that ASAP) but this slays.
63Enforced
At The Walls


Thrash-Hardcore Crossover

Seems like Power Trip gave new air to these relentless Thrash Crossover bands.
64Whitechapel
The Valley


Deathcore

Based on true events.
65King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard
⁣Infest The Rats' Nest


Thrash (yes)

Not to be taken too seriously, but this dudes from prog psych rock tried successfully riffing hard this time.
66Soilwork
Verkligheten


Melodic Death Metal

Though simple, formulaic, and some hardrock in the mix (several ingredients for me to dislike) there's some cool variation in each track keeping things interesting.
67Venom Prison
Samsara


BDM HXC

wait wait....this is a ch ch chiiiick...and she fuckin rules!
68Kampfar
Ofidians manifest


Black Metal

Incredibly varied collection of songs of pagan BM m/
69Ni
Pantophobie


Mathrock

Nice instrumental piece of proggy mathy rock.
70Left Behind
No One Goes To Heaven


Hardcore, Sludge

Heavy as hell. Think crowbar meets Knocked Loose.
71Teitanblood
The Baneful Choir


BDM, Doom

Here's my 4! Fave tracks are Leprous Fire and Verdict of the Dead.
72Un and Coltsblood
Coltsblood / Un


DoomDeath (Split)

2 tracks. 42' minutes of music. The brilliance Sludge Doom tempered with DM, giving the perfect balance and pace. Be patient and, if its your case, get to know these two promising modern doom bands.
73Elder (USA-MA)
The Gold and Silver Sessions


ProgRock Psychedelic (EP)

Great turn for eclecticism. Band is showing true craft, going for a sort of 70's chilling vibe this time.
74Conjurer and Pijn
Curse These Metal Hands


Post Metal (EP)

Conjurer hand in hand with Pijn went full Post and unexpectedly uplifting.
75Blood Spore
Fungal Warfare Upon All Life


DoomDeath (EP)

3 amazing tracks with the filthiest vocals m/ Gonna store my 4.5 for the LP.
76Wormed
Metaportal


Progressive Death Metal (EP)

Great comeback after departure of former drummer Guillermo Calero (R.I.P).
77thoughtcrimes
Tap Night


Mathrock Hardcore (EP)

And the show of tDEP's afilliates continues...great vibes also from Glassjaw. Give us the LP already!
78Wounds (USA-IL)
Light Eater


Deathgrind (EP)

Straight 4 to this inventive and awesome deathgrind&techdeath EP.
79Fit for an Autopsy
The Sea of Tragic Beasts


Deathcore

Gojiresque riffing in deathcore form, awesome end to end.
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