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2013 has come and gone. I just wanted to share some of my favourite albums from the year, as there have been several strong albums that have creeped into my favourite albums. If you enjoyed my "Crushing…" list, you may also enjoy what is on here. The albums are in order and the descriptions are generally for fun. I've brought it down to a Top 25.

Created by: Chobo_jokeR | 24.12.2013



1. Ulcerate - Vermis
Post-Brutal Death (aka on a whole other level)
2. Station Dysthymia - Overhead, Without Any Fuss, The Stars Were Going Out
Funeral Doom with that Esoteric feel to it thanks to big G.C.
3. Woebegone Obscured - Marrow Of Dreams
A+ Funeral Doom
4. Rivers of Nihil - The Conscious Seed Of Light
No Bullshit Tech-Death
5. Castevet - Obsian
Progessive Blackened Post-Hardcore
6. Altar Of Plagues - Teethed Glory & Injury
Magnum Opus Black
7. Anciients - Heart Of Oak
Mastodonesque Progressive
8. Officium Triste - Mors Viri
Heartfelt Death Doom
9. Mourning Beloveth - Formless
Death Doom with emotive cleans
10. Imperium Dekadenz - Meadows Of Nostalgia
Majestic Atmospheric Black
11. Fen - Dustwalker
Atmospheric Black or Blackgaze or Post-black or Delightful
12. Stomach Earth - Stomach Earth
Funeral / Death Doom with that Shape of Despair keyboard sound
13. Agrimonia - Rites Of Separation
Crusty / Deathy / Sludgey / Posty / Doomy
14. Progenie Terrestre Pura - U​.​M​.​A.
Atmospheric Black / Electronic Black / Industrial Black / Awesome Black
15. SubRosa - More Constant Than The Gods
Ladies Frontin' Yo' Sludge with violins
16. Lychgate - Lychgate
Experimental Black with the Chan Man at the helm
17. Inquisition - Obscure Verses For The Multiverse
Catchy As All Hell Black
18. Lycus - Tempest
Funeral Doom with a flavour of Mournful Congregation
19. Procession - To Reap Heavens Apart
Doooooooooom
20. Eye Of Solitude - Canto III
Powerhouse Death Doom (it will break you)
21. Deafheaven - Sunbather
Happy Fun Times Blackgaze
22. Gorguts - Colored Sands
Closest Thing I'll probably get to having two Ulcerate albums in the same year
23. Oranssi Pazuzu - Valonielu
Back In Psychedelic Black
24. Cult Of Luna - Vertikal
Futuristic Wasteland Sludge / Post (Soundtrack for Fallout 3?)
25. Blindead - Absence
"Progressive Doom" Lite … Alternative.



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MechanisT - 24.12.2013 at 23:50  
Vermis on top, and deservedly so. Generally agreed with most placings. Nice list man.
You brought Stomach Earth to my attention. I'm expecting some good quality funeral doom to end my year with.

Oh, and btw, make that "Closest Thing I'll probably get to having three Ulcerate albums in the same year", coz if you haven't checked out Altars - Paramnesia yet, please do so asap.
Chobo_jokeR - 24.12.2013 at 23:57  
Written by MechanisT on 24.12.2013 at 23:50

Vermis on top, and deservedly so. Generally agreed with most placings. Nice list man.
You brought Stomach Earth to my attention. I'm expecting some good quality funeral doom to end my year with.

Oh, and btw, make that "Closest Thing I'll probably get to having three Ulcerate albums in the same year", coz if you haven't checked out Altars - Paramnesia yet, please do so asap.


Thanks

I had monumental, colossal, [insert adjective here] expectations for Vermis, and it didn't disappoint. Hands down the best album I heard all year.

I was on Sputnik's list of Top 200 surfing around and saw it on there at a fairly high station, so I gave it a spin. The vocals were a little…odd. Somewhere between colosseum and shape of despair probably, keyboards were definitely shape of despair though.

Oh goodie! I will do that as soon as I can, because I love the sound Ulcerate brings forth.
MechanisT - 25.12.2013 at 00:00  
Written by Chobo_jokeR on 24.12.2013 at 23:57

Oh goodie! I will do that as soon as I can, because I love the sound Ulcerate brings forth.


While admittedly I may have gone a bit overboard with that statement (coz Altars is much closer to Gorguts and Portal than it is to Ulcerate), I can't recommend the album enough. In its own right, a world [b]eater.
Chobo_jokeR - 25.12.2013 at 00:08  
Written by MechanisT on 25.12.2013 at 00:00



While admittedly I may have gone a bit overboard with that statement (coz Altars is much closer to Gorguts and Portal than it is to Ulcerate), I can't recommend the album enough. In its own right, a world [b]eater.


Well those are still two good bands to be compared to, so I will still listen with enthusiasm. Thanks for the recommendation!
InnerSelf - 25.12.2013 at 12:24  
That's a fine looking list
I really need to revisit some of the albums in here: Officium Triste, Procession (been a little while since I last played it), Oranssi Pazuzzu and Inter Arma.
Will check Agrimonia and Blood Red Throne, loved this year's Death Metal hopefully those won't be an exception
Chobo_jokeR - 25.12.2013 at 16:20  
Written by InnerSelf on 25.12.2013 at 12:24

That's a fine looking list
I really need to revisit some of the albums in here: Officium Triste, Procession (been a little while since I last played it), Oranssi Pazuzzu and Inter Arma.
Will check Agrimonia and Blood Red Throne, loved this year's Death Metal hopefully those won't be an exception


Thanks for checking out my list! Several albums similar to yours I believe haha.

Officium Triste's album wasn't particularly heavy, but I just enjoyed every damn note of that album. It just sounded really refreshing to me. It wasn't an overly oppressive listen (similar to Funeralium), which was a nice change of pace.

Procession's new one was great, but it didn't have that "little bit extra" for me to drive it up higher on the list. Couldn't but my finger on it, but it was just missing something.

Only issue with the Oranssi Pazuzu album was I wanted more haha.

Inter Arma received crazy praise on Metalsucks, so I had high expectations, but it didn't quite live up. Still really good thug.

Agrimonia was on a couple of the top lists on Metalsucks (Grim Kim's #1 actually who has pretty good taste in music). My description may be off a bit, but the album is excellent (in my opinion)

Blood Red Throne isn't revolutionary, but it hit fasts and heavy.
Erik M. - 25.12.2013 at 18:28  
Why have Richard Harrow from BE as the photo of this list?
Chobo_jokeR - 28.12.2013 at 02:53  
Written by MechanisT on 24.12.2013 at 23:50

Oh, and btw, make that "Closest Thing I'll probably get to having three Ulcerate albums in the same year", coz if you haven't checked out Altars - Paramnesia yet, please do so asap.


Thank you very much for this recommendation, I have a feeling it's going to end up on the list (very high).

Reminds me somewhat of Mitochondrion. Either way, excellent album.
InnerSelf - 27.01.2014 at 20:19  
Final draft looks awesome (pretty similar to what mine will look like )
Erik M. - 27.01.2014 at 21:16  
Written by Erik M. on 25.12.2013 at 18:28

Why have Richard Harrow from BE as the photo of this list?


I noticed the same thing. Rather strange if you ask me.

Do I realise I'm quoting myself right now? Yes... yes, I do.
Chobo_jokeR - 28.01.2014 at 00:31  
Written by Erik M. on 27.01.2014 at 21:16

Written by Erik M. on 25.12.2013 at 18:28

Why have Richard Harrow from BE as the photo of this list?


I noticed the same thing. Rather strange if you ask me.

Do I realise I'm quoting myself right now? Yes... yes, I do.


Richard Harrow is my favourite character from Boardwalk Empire, and there is a pretty important scene in the season 4 finale involving Richard, which I will not say as it contains spoilers.
Erik M. - 31.01.2014 at 21:17  
Written by Chobo_jokeR on 28.01.2014 at 00:31

Richard Harrow is my favourite character from Boardwalk Empire, and there is a pretty important scene in the season 4 finale involving Richard, which I will not say as it contains spoilers.


Ah I see. I started watching season 4 yesterday so I'm curious of what you're talking about. And yeah, Richard Harrow is one of my favourite characters as well. He's just way more interesting than most other characters, not to mention pretty badass (end of season 3 and season 4).

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