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2019 – Top 25 albums

2019 was the year of epic metal. Not only did Atlantean Kodex release their first album since 2013 (and what an amazing release it was), but even more importantly, we saw a multitude of female fronted releases with amazing quality. It is only fitting that 4 out of 5 top places are occupied by sword-wielding metal. Other than that this was a subtle year for black metal, with a shortage of spectacular peaks (only Achatius really shone), but solid production in the levels below the top. There follow the 25 albums that I found myself returning to during the last 11 months; the places 1-10 are hierarchical, the rest alphabetically order.

1.Atlantean Kodex – The Course of Empire


Undisputed album of the year. I had been waiting for this since 2013, fearing that the band would not live up to their monumental White Goddess. Thankfully they dispersed all doubts ending up with an album that surpasses their past. A grand sojourn into the mythistorical past of European civilization, the epic metal of our time, the drums of Pictdom summon us back to the savage state. (Full review in Greek here)

2.Grendel’s Sÿster – Myrtle Wreath EP


Full review in Greek here.

3.Iron Griffin – Curse of the Sky


Full review in Greek here.

4.Funereal Presence – Achatius


Full review in Greek here.

5.Chevalier – Destiny Calls


Full review in Greek here.

6.The Lord Weird Slough Feg – New Organon


Full review in Greek here.

7.Lingua Ignota – Caligula


Full review in Greek here.

8.Smoulder – Times of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring


Full review in Greek here.

9.Pyöveli – No Speed Limits


Full review in Greek here.

10.Arcane Tyrant – War at the Edge of Time


Akantha – Baptism In Psychical Analects


Full review in Greek here.

Akrotheism – Law of Seven Deaths


Blood Incantation – Hidden History of the Human Race


Full review in Greek here.

Blut Aus Nord – Hallucigen


Full review in Greek here.

Černý Kov – Společenství


Crypt Sermon – The Ruins of Fading Light


Full review in Greek here.

Departure Chandelier – Antichrist rise to power


F45.2 – Parasitosis


Gaahls WYRD – GastiR – Ghosts Invited


Liturgy – H.A.Q.Q.


Mystik – Mystik


Ruadh – Sovereign


The Deathtrip – Demon Solar Totem


Vetraheimr – The Renegade


Full review in Greek here.

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23 Dec 2019


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