GMD Poll: Top Ten Albums of 2019


Dimension Hatröss
May 22, 2015


Reminder of the rules:
- please submit at least *5* releases. But just remember, real men vote at 10.
- first place in your rankings gets 10 points, 2nd gets 9, etcetc, 10th gets 1.
- feel free to post more than 10, but only the top 10 will get points.
- feel free to post less than 10, the same scoring will apply.
- feel free not to rank your picks, in which case all ten picks will get 5.5 points.
- if you're so much of a dick that you have to post more than 10 unranked picks, only the first 10 will count. In other words, go back to the third rule.

Submit your lists by April 1st.
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March 1st?! Holy shit, that’s a long time.

This has been a good year for death metal. Some pretty good black metal and thrash metal released as well.

I haven’t really looked into any other genres. Any recommendations for trad and doom from this year?
March 1st?! Holy shit, that’s a long time.

This has been a good year for death metal. Some pretty good black metal and thrash metal released as well.

I haven’t really looked into any other genres. Any recommendations for trad and doom from this year?

Lord Vicar. Crypt Sermon. Orodruin. Smoulder. Ogre. Othuum.
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I haven’t really looked into any other genres. Any recommendations for trad and doom from this year?


Legendry - The Wizard and the Tower Keep
Quayde LaHüe - Love Out of Darkness
The Lord Weird Slough Feg - New Organon
Ironsword - In the Coils of Set EP
Grendel's Sÿster - Myrtle Wreath / Myrtenkranz EP
Tanith - In Another Time
Twisted Tower Dire - Wars in the Unknown


Atlantean Kodex - The Course of Empire
Saint Vitus - Saint Vitus
Altar of Oblivion - The Seven Spirits
Magic Circle - Departed Souls
Solemn Ceremony - The Chamber EP
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I didn’t recommend that Magic Circle because I felt like they strayed away from traditional doom a tad went with some stoner/blues/graveyard influencer that I’ve never noticed Phylactery mention liking before. Still, good album. I need to relisten to Altar of Oblivion. Own the album but don’t remember it very much

oh also Fvneral Fvck. Retarded band name but true epic doom metal.
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1. Into Orbit - Kinesis
2. TVX - TVX
3. Coffins - Beyond the Circular Demise
4. Dawninsection - Dusk Till Dawn
5. Mosquito Control - Morbid Orations in the Pestilential Age
6. Saint Vitus - Saint Vitus
7. Witch Head - Witch Head EP
8. Diamond Head - The Coffin Train
9. Execrate - Ridicule of Sanity
10. Beastwars - IV

Rock Goddess - This Time
Knowhere - Demo
Crypt Sermon - The Ruins of Fading Light
DAHTM - Silver Banshee EP

I'm fellating local releases even more than last year. I didn't go too far out of my way to try and discover stuff, but even a band like Mayhem that usually makes my list (in this millennium) has gone off in a weird direction to my ears.
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For now, I choose:

1 - Deathspell Omega - The Furnaces of Palingenesia. It's not just unique, well executed, perfectly produced, but the compositions are really well crafted and the lyrics are probably their most inhuman to date. Truly intimidating album without relying on speed to get the job done.

2 - Mgla - Age of Excuse

3 - Blut Aus Nord - Hallucinogen

4 - Sühnopfer - Hic Regnant Borbonii Manes

5 - Vltimas - Something Wicked Marches In

6 - Dark Fury - Flooded Lands

7 - Hate - Auric Gates of Veles

8 - Alcest - Spiritual Instinct

9 - Batushka - Panihida
Nile - Vile Nilotic Rites
Beheaded - Only Death Can Save You
Disentomb - The Decaying Light
Memoriam - Requiem for Mankind (a solid improvement over the debut. I never heard the second album)
Carnal - Lecherous Acts of Hedonism
Illdisposed - Reveal Your Soul For The Dead

I may get a few more in the list after spinning the Nucleus again but probably not. Kinda don't care about these polls anymore. The new Blood Incantation was overhyped.
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Definitely hyped to fuck, but I gotta be honest it was one of the few hyped albums in recent memory that was actually very good. Will definitely be in the upper half of my list.

I mean, it wasn't bad but it wasn't the best thing since sliced bread like people made it out to be. Probably a 6.5/10 to me but there were a lot of good death metal records this year
New Blood Incantation is probably death metal aoty for me but yeah a lot of good death metal this year. Really got me back in the mood when interest had waned in the past couple years.
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1. Flotsam & Jetsam – End Of Chaos
2. Overkill – Wings Of War
3. Helloween – United Alive In Madrid
4. Evil Invaders – Surge Of Insanity – Live In Antwerp 2018
5. Death Angel – Humancide
6. Exhorder – Mourn The Southern Skies
7. Dogtor – Attack On All Fronts – The Best Of..
8. Airbourne – Boneshaker
9. Gloryhammer – Legends From Beyond The Galactic TerrorVotex
10. Sabaton – The Great War

Opprobrium – The Fallen Entities
War Curse – Eradication
Hatriot – From Days Unto Darkness
Sacred Reich – Awakening
Wreck-Defy – Remnants Of Pain
BAT – AXEtasy
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1) Kull - Exile
2) Gloryhammer - Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terror Vortex
3) Nile - Vile Nilotic Rites
4) Exhumed - Horror
5) Gatecreeper - Deserted
6) Tomb Mold - Planet Clairvoyance
7) Blood Incantation - Hidden History of the Human Race
8) Candlemass - The Door to Doom
9) Death Angel - Humanicide
10) Crypt Sermon - The Ruins of Fading Light
I was going through some of the hyped death metal releases lately and holy shit, so many contenders for the top 10 there. The new Blood Incantation and Nile will be popular choices, but man, Witch Vomit, Cerebral Rot, Ignivomous, Tomb Mold, Runemagick, they all fucking slay. :eek:

EDIT: I forgot Krypts and Devourment. Also, haven't listened to the Mortiferum album yet - that landed high on the RYM list!
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1. Neoandertals - Neanderthal Parallax
2. Blood Incantation - Hidden History of the Human Race
3. The Lord Weird Slough Feg - New Organon
4. Reveal - Scissorgod
5. Nile - Vile Nilotic Rites
6. Bestial Invasion - Monomania
7. Dipygus - Deathooze
8. Nekro Drunkz - Terminal Perversion
9. Inculter - Fatal Visions
10. Exhumed - Horror
11. Coffins - Beyond the Circular Demise
12. Cryptae - Vestigial
13. !T.O.O.H.! - Komouš
14. Torso - Demonic Vomiting
15. Thecodontion - Jurassic
16. Holocausto - Diário de Guerra
17. Truchło strzygi - Nad którymi nie czuwa żaden stróż
18. Vomit Angel - Imprint of Extinction
19. Blue Holocaust - Flesh for the Cannibal God
20. Impiety - Versus All Gods

Subject to change/rearrangement. Such an awesome and diverse year, I feel slightly uneasy about some of the things I had to leave off but it is what it is.

Neanderthal Parallax has without a doubt been my go-to album when I'm reading at night. The bass playing on "A Freezing Cave" especially is so menacing and awesome.

Blood Incantation's "Awakening From the Dream of Existence to the Multidimensional Nature of Our Reality (Mirror of the Soul)" is my song of the year. Really enjoy the album's effortless transitions between styles like Immolation, Demilich, 90's era Death, Incantation, Morbid Angel, The Chasm, all while retaining a consistency that doesn't feel patchworky. I think once the hype settles down and a few years have passed, this album will be viewed as a 2010's classic.

Regarding the new Feg; I felt about as unenthusiastic as everybody else seemed to feel when it first came out, but at this point it's easily one of my most played albums. Everything is so vibrant, energetic, rich and catchy. "Coming of Age in the Milky Way" might just be one of my favourite Feg tracks in general. The album is pure class, reminds me of how I felt about Voïvod's recent album in that it came out, I liked it, but then it took a backseat to the rest of the year's music, but by the end of the year it had slowly worked its way to the top of my list. Anybody that shelved it and forgot about it, I highly recommend giving it a few more spins, it really is a wonderful thing. I dare you to play "Being and Nothingness" and not fucking headbang.

@Einherjar86 particularly interested in what you think about the new Feg album, if and when you get around to hearing it.

Dude you really like Neoanderthals. Also thanks for reminding me to listen to the new Slough Feg, I seem to forget about the traditional styles but I've always liked Slough Feg.
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Lets go
I'm ready this time.


1.) Rowsdower - The Michael Jordans of Suicide
2.) Tomb Mold - Planetary Clairvoyance
3.) Sedimentum - Demo
4.) Acacia Strain - It Comes in Waves
5.) Thecodontion - Jurassic
6.) Devourment - Obscene Majesty
7.) Nile - Vile Necrotic Rites
8.) Humanity's Last Breath - Abyssal
9.) Departure Chandalier - Antichrist Rise to Power
10.) Periphery - IV: Hail Stan

Other (Albums + EP/DEMOS)

Magic Circle - Departed Souls
Haunt - If Icarus Could Fly
Jolly - Family
Miscarriage - Imminent Horror
Candlemass - The Door to Doom
Firelink - The Inveterate Fire
Fuming Mouth - The Grand Descent
Charnal Alter - Demo
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