Ancient Ascendent - Echoes and Cinder cover

40. Ancient Ascendant – Echoes and Cinder

Part violent, blackened death metal and part bad ass rock n’ roll!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arch Enemy - War Eternal cover

39. Arch Enemy – War Eternal

They have a new singer now, but have retained their signature melodic Swededeath tendencies and it’s their best record in years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hammercult - Steelcrusher

38. Hammercult – Steelcrusher

Very well produced, extremely violent death thrash with awesomely heavy vocals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trap Them - Blissfucker cover

37. Trap Them – Blissfucker

Signature Trap Them, really…insanely fast, almost Swedish death riffs with a Convergian hardcore stomp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lord Mantis - Death Mask cover

36. Lord Mantis – Death Mask

A perfect hate-soaked, doom-laden candidate for “Feel Bad Album Of The Year”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Truckfighters - Universe cover

35. Truckfighters – Universe

A record very heavy on the QOTSA-inspired desert rock with a doomy, monstrous guitar sound that pummels on command.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helms Alee -  Sleepwalking Sailors

34. Helms Alee – Sleepwalking Sailor

This record perfectly mixes super heavy elements with melodic alt rock, like a falls count anywhere death match between Mastodon and Sonic Youth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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33. Misery Index – The Killing Gods

These legends of modern grind do a perfect job of balancing their signature style with old school influences to stay fresh.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conan - Blood Eagle cover

32. Conan – Blood Eagle

Uncompromisingly heavy with blow after blow of 5,000 lb doom riffs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monolord - Empress Rising cover

31. Monolord – Empress Rising

Good, old school rockin’ doom with a tone heavy enough that it’d make Electric Wizard blush.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Comments

  1. That you omitted the new Dead Congregation record on a “best of so far” that included FIFTY fucking albums is crazy nonsense. Wow.

  2. You missed so many awesome albums and agalloch at number one is a joke. Surely

  3. I HIGHLY suggets you check out Xanthochroid – Blessed he with Boils, it will be in your top 5 guranteed. It’s “Cinematic” metal with black/folk influences. It’s Fucking amazing, infinite replay value.

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