Yearlist 2009:

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Secrets Of The Moon
Privilegivm
Score: 10/10
 
Emperor
Live Inferno

Score: 10/10
 
My Dying Bride - For Lies I Sire
Score: 10/10
As a big fan of My Dying Bride, I'm wondering with each new album whether I'll like it as much as their previous albums, or if they'll finally mess up. And their latest work "For Lies I Sire" again does not disappoint. There have been some line-up changes again since "A Line of Deathless Kings": Dan Mullins is the new drummer, Lena Abè took over the bass from Ade and Katie Stone plays the keyboard and violin on this album... yes, violin. Many an old-school fan will rejoice in the news of its return. And it's used very effectively on this album. The violin is not just added in everywhere, but used quite sparsely in combination with the keyboards. Even my least favourite song on this album "Bring me victory", which is the most commercial sounding song, has some quite cool violin parts making it sound nice. But there we also have the biggest flaw of this album: All songs sound nice, quite easy to the ear. What is missing to me is the more extreme emotional outbursts. No song drags me in with its depressive or aggressive emotions as My Dying Bride often does. It also holds for my most favourite song of the album, Death triumphant. With the long running time it has the potential of one of their old-fashioned epic songs, but it never gets quite interesting enough for that. Even the most extreme song of the album, A chapter in loathing, which follows up on the fast outro of the last albums with a Primordial-like layered guitar riff and the only grunts of this album, feels weirdly out of place on the album. Overall it's by no means a bad album, quite nice to listen to actually, but that's not why I listen to My Dying Bride. Who knows, with all the beautiful girls in the band now, maybe they're not depressed enough anymore to write typical My Dying Bride songs ;)
 
Fen
The Malediction Fields

Score: 10/10
 
Swallow The Sun
New Moon
Score: 10/10
 
Eïs
Galeere (as Geïst)
Score: 10/10
 
Wolves In The Throne Room
Black Cascade

Score: 10/10
 
Otkroveniya Dozhdya
Otkroveniya Dozhdya (Revelations of Rain)
Score: 10/10
 
Nokturnal Mortum
The Voice of Steel
Score: 10/10
 
Blut Aus Nord
Memoria Vetusta II: Dialogue With The Stars
Score: 10/10
 
Black Sun Aeon
Darkness Walks Beside Me
Score: 10/10
 
Den Saakaldte
All Hail Pessimism
Score: 9.5/10
 
The Project Hate MCMXCIX
The Lustrate Process
Score: 9.5/10
 
Gwynbleidd
Nostalgia
Score: 9.5/10
 
The Ruins Of Beverast
Foulest Semen of a Sheltered Elite
Score: 9.5/10
 
Mistur
Attende
Score: 9.5/10
 
Ex Deo
Romulus
Score: 9.5/10
 
Riger
Streyf

Score: 9.5/10
 
Livsnekad
Den Sociala Vanförheten
Score: 9.5/10
 
Rotting Christ
Non Serviam - A 20 Year Apocryphal Story (video)
Score: 9.5/10
 
21Merrimack
Grey Rigorism
Score: 9.5/10
 
Arthemesia
a.O.a.
Score: 9.5/10
22
 
23Arkona (RUS)
Goi, Rode, Goi!
Score: 9/10
 
Sacratus
The Doomed to Loneliness
Score: 9/10
24
 
25Eïs
In den Werften der Galeere (as Geïst)
Score: 9/10
 
Various
Beauty. Darkness. Chaos.
Score: 9/10
26
 
27Sui Caedere
Thrène
Score: 9/10
 
Shining
VI: Klagopsalmer

Score: 9/10
28
 
29The Chasm
Farseeing the Paranormal Abysm
Score: 9/10
 
Svart
Våran Tid är Förbi
Score: 9/10
30
 
31Wodensthrone
Loss
Score: 9/10
 
Sad Legend
The Revenge Of Soul
Score: 9/10
32
 
33Insomnium
Across The Dark

Score: 9/10
 
Autumnia
O'Funeralia
Score: 9/10
34
 
35Hypocrisy
A Taste Of Extreme Divinity

Score: 9/10
 
Desire
Crowcifix
Score: 9/10
36
 
37Disbelief
Protected Hell
Score: 9/10
 
Varathron
Stygian Forces of Scorn
Score: 9/10
38
 
39Augrimmer
From the Lone Winters Cold
Score: 9/10
 
Agathodaimon
Phoenix
Score: 9/10
40
 
41Foscor
Groans To The Guilty
Score: 9/10
 
Dark Tranquillity
Where Death Is Most Alive
Score: 9/10
42
 
43Asphyx
Death... The Brutal Way
Score: 8.5/10
 
Drowning The Light
An Alignment of Dead Stars
Score: 8.5/10
44
 
45Immortal
All Shall Fall
Score: 8.5/10
 
Kroda
Fünf Jahre Kulturkampf
Score: 8.5/10
46
 
47Dark The Suns
All Ends in Silence
Score: 8.5/10
 
Avenger
Feast of Anger / Joy of Despair

Score: 8.5/10
48
 
49Forest Stream
The Crown Of Winter

Score: 8.5/10
 
Les Chants De Nihil
De La Gloire (demo)

Score: 8.5/10
50
 
51Woods Of Desolation
Sorh
Score: 8/10
 
Waldgeflüster
Herbstklagen
Score: 8/10
52
 
53Colosseum
Chapter 2: Numquam
Score: 8/10
 
Fäulnis
Gehirn zwischen Wahn und Sinn
Score: 8/10
54
 
55Folkvang
Atmospheric Black
Score: 8/10
 
Ixxi
Elect Darkness
Score: 8/10
56
 
57Be'lakor
Stone's Reach
Score: 8/10
 
Avathar
Forlorn (demo)
Score: 8/10
58
 
59The Spektrum
Daemonicus Awakening
Score: 8/10
 
Midnight Odyssey
Firmament (demo)
Score: 8/10
60
 
61Folkvang / Pagan Hellfire
Firmament Eclipse
Score: 8/10
 
Wyrd
Kalivägi
Score: 8/10
62
 
63Lay Down Rotten
Gospel Of The Wretched
Score: 8/10
 
Wolves In The Throne Room
Malevolent Grain

Score: 8/10
64
 
65Crib45
Metamorphosis
Score: 8/10
 
Behemoth
Evangelion
Score: 8/10
66
 
67Cryptic Wintermoon
Fear
Score: 8/10
 
Glorior Belli
Meet Us at the Southern Sign
Score: 8/10
68
 
69Old Man's Child
Slaves of the World
Score: 8/10
 
Nazxul
Iconoclast
Score: 8/10
70
 
71Drowning The Light / Empire Of Tharaphita
Path of the Old Lunar Cult Empire
Score: 8/10
 
Shallow Rivers
Water Awakes (demo)
Score: 8/10
72
 
73Acherontas / Leviathan
Sic Luceat Lux
Score: 8/10
 
Obituary
Darkest Day
Score: 7.5/10
74
 
75Necrophobic
Death to All
Score: 7.5/10
 
Puteraeon
The Extraordinary Work of Herbert West (demo)
Score: 7.5/10
76
 
77The Howling Void
Megaliths of the Abyss
Score: 7.5/10
 
Darkenhöld / Naastrand
Split
Score: 7.5/10
78
 
79Ketzer
Satan's Boundaries Unchained
Score: 7.5/10
 
Eternal Tears Of Sorrow
Children of the Dark Waters
Score: 7.5/10
80
 
81Yggdrasil
Vedergällning
Score: 7.5/10
 
Novembers Doom
Into Night's Requiem Infernal
Score: 7.5/10
82
 
83Yob
The Great Cessation
Score: 7.5/10
 
Hollenthon
Tyrants and Wraiths
Score: 7.5/10
84
 
85Les Chants De Nihil
Ma Plus Douce Vermine
Score: 7.5/10
 
A Storm Of Light
Forgive Us Our Trespasses
Score: 7.5/10
86
 
87Der Weg Einer Freiheit
Der Weg einer Freiheit (demo)
Score: 7.5/10
 
Rise
Pentagramnation
Score: 7.5/10
88
 
89Placebo
Battle For The Sun
Score: 7.5/10
 
Various
United In Hell
Score: 7.5/10
90
 
91Korpiklaani
Karkelo
Score: 7.5/10
 
Wallachia
Ceremony of Ascension
Score: 7.5/10
92
 
93A Sorrowful Dream
Toward Nothingness
Score: 7/10
 
Poema Arcanus
Timeline Symmetry
Score: 7/10
94
 
95Evoke Thy Lords / Riders on the Bones
Twofaced
Score: 7/10
 
Ahab
The Divinity of Oceans
Score: 7/10
96
 
97Obliteration
Nekropsalms
Score: 7/10
 
Syrach
A Dark Burial
Score: 7/10
98
 
99Lethian Dreams
Bleak Silver Streams
Score: 7/10
 
Unanimated
In the Light of Darkness
Score: 7/10
100


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