Top 15 Records of 2019

Swallow The Sun – When a Shadow Is Forced Into The Light

This album incarnates gloom, beauty & despair with excellent songwriting but at the same time there is a luminous hope that becomes simply addictive. Personal Favorite Track: Stone Wings

Kadavar – For The Dead Travel Fast

The gothic horror themes are irresistible and the resulting darkened tonalities enrich the groovy retro rock momentum proving that Kadavar is one of the most interesting bands right now. Personal Favorite Track: The Devil’s Master

Avatarium – The Fire I Long For

The captivating melodic essence and the obscure doom metal dynamics are perfectly balanced plus Jennie-Ann Smith delivers an enchanting vocal performance so you will easily fall in love with this album. Personal Favorite Track: The Fire I Long For

Alcest – Spiritual Instinct 

Alcest continue to spellbind the world with their unique blackgaze style that here is perfectly embodied by the immense melancholia and the mystical soundscapes. Personal Favorite Track: L’Île Des Morts

Fleshgod Apocalypse – Veleno

The strength of this album comes from the exquisite baroque flair and the unrestrained fury leading to a grandiose yet aptly venomous work of music. Personal Favorite Track: Monnalisa

Blut Aus Nord – Hallucinogen

Blut Aus Nord are not an average band and this album clearly manifest their unique artsy vision blending atmospheric melancholia and ominous blackened force. Personal Favorite Track: Nomus Nebuleam

The 69 Eyes – West End

It’s all about truly passionate goth ‘n’ roll, far away from whatever is trendy right now and we just love it. Personal Favorite Track: Death & Desire 

Overkill – The Wings Of War

Thrash metal will never die thanks to awesome bands like Overkill that on this album sound in excellent shape. Personal Favorite Track: Last Man Standing

Borknagar – True North 

We waited a long time for this new album and Borknagar didn’t disappoint crafting a fascinating epic opus. Personal Favorite Track: Wild Father’s Heart

1349 – The Infernal Pathway

The Aural Hellfire thrives through the ferocious blackened energy as well as through the gelid atmospheric grandeur. Personal Favorite Track: Stand Tall in Fire

Mayhem – Daemon

The sonic realm of “Daemon” is theatrical, mysterious and diabolical so it will become the perfect soundtrack for your long desolate winter nights. Personal Favorite Track: Daemon Spawn

Full Of Hell – Weeping Choir

This is an album that must be on your radar as Full Of Hell continue to develop an interesting sonic identity. Personal Favorite Track: Armory Of Obsidian Glass

Jinjer – Macro

This is the album that fully showcases the band’s skillful musicianship and and unstoppable creative force. Personal Favorite Track: Judgement (& Punishment)

Monolord – No Comfort

On this album the stoner doom style of Monolord can express sheer melancholy and all kinds of darkened emotions that will inevitably attract the listeners. Personal Favorite Track: The Last Leaf

Monkey3 – Sphere

It’s an endless psychedelic jam that will make you constantly space out so you should join this cosmic journey. Personal Favorite Track: Ellipsis


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