2019: My Favorite Albums


Only good stuff included.

So far 2019 has been truly marvelous year full of stellar metal releases. I'll be updating this list as I find more worthy ones and/or get more into the ones already listed.

My ratings:

✮✮✮✮✮ = Instant classic.
✮✮✮✮½ = The Force is strong with this one.
✮✮✮✮ = Pretty damn good!
✮✮✮½ = Very nice, but has some minor issues.
✮✮✮ = Above average and enjoyable, even if somewhat flawed.

Created by: Metal Rambo | 04.10.2019



1. Iapetus - The Body Cosmic
Progressive death metal ✮✮✮✮✮
2. Numenorean - Adore
Post-metal, Black metal ✮✮✮✮✮
3. IQ - Resistance
Progressive rock ✮✮✮✮✮
4. White Ward - Love Exchange Failure
Black metal, Post-metal ✮✮✮✮✮
5. Paladin - Ascension
Extreme power metal ✮✮✮✮✮
6. Cult Of Luna - A Dawn To Fear
Post-metal, Sludge metal ✮✮✮✮✮
7. Finsterforst - Zerfall
Pagan folk metal ✮✮✮✮✮
8. Blut Aus Nord - Hallucinogen
Atmospheric black metal, Melodic black metal ✮✮✮✮✮
9. Necropanther - The Doomed City
Melodic death metal ✮✮✮✮½
10. Devin Townsend - Empath
Progressive metal ✮✮✮✮½
11. Lacrimas Profundere - Bleeding The Stars
Gothick rock, Gothic metal ✮✮✮✮½
12. Opeth - In Cauda Venenum
Progressive rock ✮✮✮✮½
13. Candlemass - The Door To Doom
Doom metal ✮✮✮✮½
14. Vorna - Sateet Palata Saavat
Pagan folk metal, Melodic black metal ✮✮✮✮½
15. In Mourning - Garden Of Storms
Melodic death metal, Progressive metal ✮✮✮✮½
16. Riot City - Burn The Night
Heavy metal, Speed metal ✮✮✮✮½
17. Insomnium - Heart Like A Grave
Melodic death metal ✮✮✮✮½
18. Allegaeon - Apoptosis
Technical death metal, Melodic death metal ✮✮✮✮½
19. Swallow the Sun - When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light
Melodic death metal, Melodic doom metal ✮✮✮✮½
20. Atlantean Kodex - The Course Of Empire
Epic doom metal ✮✮✮✮½
21. Soen - Lotus
Progressive metal, Alternative metal ✮✮✮✮½
22. Angel Witch - Angel Of Light
Heavy metal ✮✮✮✮½
23. Ihlo - Union
Progressive metal ✮✮✮✮½
24. Belzebubs - Pantheon Of The Nightside Gods
Melodic black metal, Melodic death metal ✮✮✮✮½
25. Aephanemer - Prokopton
Melodic death metal ✮✮✮✮½
26. Ashbringer - Absolution
Atmospheric black metal ✮✮✮✮
27. Black Sites - Exile
Heavy metal ✮✮✮✮
28. Myrath - Shehili
Progressive metal, Oriental folk metal ✮✮✮✮
29. Idle Hands - Mana
Heavy metal, Gothic rock ✮✮✮✮
30. Batushka - Panihida
Black metal ✮✮✮✮
31. Possessed - Revelations Of Oblivion
Death metal, Thrash metal ✮✮✮✮
32. Tool - Fear Inoculum
Progressive metal, Alternative metal ✮✮✮✮
33. Grima - Will Of The Primordial
Atmospheric black metal ✮✮✮✮
34. Brymir - Wings Of Fire
Extreme folk metal ✮✮✮✮
35. Bloodred Hourglass - Godsend
Melodic death metal ✮✮✮✮
36. Killery - Ready For The Apocalypse
Thrash metal ✮✮✮✮
37. Dream Theater - Distance Over Time
Progressive metal ✮✮✮✮
38. Queensrÿche - The Verdict
Progressive metal ✮✮✮½
39. Borknagar - True North
Melodic black metal, Progressive black metal ✮✮✮½
40. Flotsam And Jetsam - The End Of Chaos
Thrash metal ✮✮✮½
41. Wind Rose - Wintersaga
Progressive metal, Folk metal ✮✮✮½
42. Xentrix - Bury The Pain
Thrash metal ✮✮✮½
43. Exhorder - Mourn The Southern Skies
Thrash metal, Groove metal ✮✮✮½
44. Entombed A.D. - Bowels Of Earth
Death metal ✮✮✮½
45. Excalion - Emotions
Power metal ✮✮✮½
46. Kryptos - Afterburner
Thrash metal ✮✮✮½
47. Sacred Reich - Awakening
Thrash metal ✮✮✮½
48. Eternal Storm - Come The Tide
Melodic death metal ✮✮✮½
49. Amon Amarth - Berserker
Melodic death metal ✮✮✮½
50. Spirit Adrift - Divided By Darkness
Doom metal, Heavy metal ✮✮✮½
51. Týr - Hel
Folk metal ✮✮✮½
52. Freternia - The Gathering
Power metal ✮✮✮½
53. Traveler - Traveler
Heavy metal ✮✮✮½
54. Nocturnus AD - Paradox
Technical death metal ✮✮✮
55. Exumer - Hostile Defiance
Thrash metal ✮✮✮
56. Death Angel - Humanicide
Thrash metal ✮✮✮
57. Toxic Holocaust - Primal Future: 2019
Blackened thrash metal, Crossover thrash metal ✮✮✮
58. Overkill - The Wings Of War
Thrash metal ✮✮✮



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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