Best ov Metal 2009

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blut aus nord is definitely my #1. love it. my most listened-to 2009 record for sure. and I was never even a huge fan of the earlier records!

out of curiosity, just checked my top plays for the year on last.fm. like I was thinking, not much metal:
http://www.last.fm/user/mcgarnickle/charts?rangetype=year&subtype=artists

guess I'm a poser.

liked yob and baroness a bunch too. but I need to spend more time with those. and the gates of slumber. (first listen right now. rules!)

...but that Irritate album on Bestial Burst is so great. Very VERY ancient death metal sound, atmosphere comparable to the mighty Autopsy. Not in that league of course but still really great.

you like coffins, j0hn? kind of remind me of a band that just plays the slow parts in autopsy songs. really nasty production too. (in the best way, again, like autopsy.)

I'm gonna check out this irritate album.

need to listen to the new absu album some more. listened to it twice and promptly filed it away.

still, tara is one of my all-time fave metal albums to put on while driving!

PILLARS
OF MER-CY

original bgm, Wednesday, 23 September 2009 15:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

Lazarus - The Onslaught was originally available in 2007 via CD Baby. Good old school thrash along the lines of 3 Inches Of Blood. Looks like they finally found a label, and changed their name to Lazarus A.D. Does anyone know if it's any different than the original?

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 23 September 2009 15:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah I do like Coffins. sometimes when I'm listening I love Coffins. but they never quite stick to my ribs, you know - I mean, this is highly subjective, but they seem a little gimmicky with their bringin-it-back styles. doing an older/we've-moved-past-that style and having it come off convincing is a tricky job I think.

a full circle lol (J0hn D.), Wednesday, 23 September 2009 15:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

hah, not sure I follow. is this a "coffins are more conceptual but irritate are just playing what they wanna play" kinda thing?

anyway, the other side of blasphemy always rings tr00 for me. but I feel ya on the "sticking to your ribs" thing re: buried death. I like it but it never clicked like blasphemy did.

original bgm, Wednesday, 23 September 2009 15:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

I love Coffins

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 24 September 2009 13:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

Here is my tentative list, more or less in order:

Baroness - Blue Record
Mastodon - Crack the Skye
God Forbid - Earthsblood
Behemoth - Evangelion
Hacride - Lazarus
Kylesa - Static Tensions
Ross the Boss - New Metal Leader
Kreator - Hordes of Chaos
Novembers Doom -Into Night's Requiem Infernal
Slough Feg - Ape Uprising
Clutch - Strange Cousins from the West
The Gates of Slumber - Hymns of Blood and Thunder
Cable - The Failed Convict
Goatwhore - Carving out the Eyes of God
Iron Age - the Sleeping Eye
Candlemass - Death Magic Doom
Eluveitie - Evocation I - The Arcane Dominion
Cauldron – Chained To The Nite
Animals As Leaders - Animals As Leaders
Maylene and the Sons of Disaster - III

Defender Of The Girly Metal Faith (J3ff T.), Saturday, 26 September 2009 17:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

Since the aforementioned foldage of Metal Edge, my review sources have dried the eff up. So so far for me it's a small but powerful list that many of you will find corny as fucc:
Spinal Tap, Back From the Dead
Mastodon, Crack the Skye
OTEP, Smash the Control Machine
Saxon, Into the Labyrinth
Boris Salvodelli & Elliott Sharp, Protoplasmic
Speed Caravan, Kalashnik Love
Sonic Youth, The Eternal (wait no maybe not)
Radio Moscow, Brain Cycles
Prohrála V Kartách, KanibaLOVE
and Cheap Trick The Latest seconded but yeah probably not on some level

mojitos (a cocktail) (Cave17Matt), Saturday, 26 September 2009 17:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

Okay, listening to the new Immortal this morning, and I'm thinking that this is definitely going to bump Maylene off the list.

Defender Of The Girly Metal Faith (J3ff T.), Saturday, 26 September 2009 18:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

I booked the Coffins tour this year and I liked them live a lot more than on album. Total party-doom.

Nate Carson, Saturday, 26 September 2009 19:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

That's a really good list, Jeff. I have to buckle down and finalize mine.

A. Begrand, Saturday, 26 September 2009 19:22 (nine years ago) Permalink


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