Yearlist 2019:

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Arx Atrata - The Path Untravelled
Score: 10/10
Arx Atrata is one of those bands I bumped into purely by accident. They're not signed on a label, not appear on any compilation, but am I glad I gave them a shot! The atmosphere and melodies is something I haven't heard since the brilliant Woods Of Desolation. As this is their third album I'm amazed they flew under the radar so long. Totally underrated black metal!
 
Tribulation
Alive & Dead at Södra Teatern

Score: 10/10
 
Rotting Christ - The Heretics
Score: 10/10
Three years ago when 'Rituals' ended high in my yearlist, I already wrote about Rotting Christs' tendency to change their style every so often. No surprise then that The Heretics is continuing in the same style. No disappointment either, because it was among my favourite Rotting Christ releases ever. The Heretics is a bit more straightforward and less experimental than Rituals, but still a most excellent release.
 
Mgła - Age of Excuse
Score: 10/10
When reviewing Mgła's previous album Exercises in Futility, I couldn't really put my finger on it what made the album so good. But after listening closely I finally figured it out: It's their four-armed drummer! At least that's what he sounds like. Either that, or they summoned Cthulhu and put him behind a drumkit. Age Of Excuse follows the same style of atmospheric black metal with insane drumming. Not quite as brilliant as the previous album, but still it bashes its way to the top of the yearlist.
 
Nasheim - Jord Och Aska
Score: 10/10
Nasheim has been on my radar for a while, but never really stood out that much. Good ideas, but execution a bit lacking. On their latest album Jord Och Aska they finally did a lot of things right, and the results shows! Their doomy black metal mix works, the three songs spanning over fourty minutes stay captivating, production is still a bit weak but with songwriting like this it doesn't matter. Hoping for more of these albums in the future!
 
Imber Luminis
Same Old Silences
Score: 10/10
 
Kampfar - Ofidians Manifest
Score: 9.5/10
Kampfar in my yearlist is no surprise, as all their releases the last decade have been consistenly strong. I must say the originality seems to go down a bit, but with such high quality production, blasting this album at high volume is still a pleasurable torture. Or just torture torture for your neighbors.
 
Mesarthim - Ghost Condensate
Score: 9.5/10
Mesarthim is such an odd band, pushing the border of what Metal is. At moments you have happy keyboard melodies and techno beats, then there's black metal screams and blastbeats. For sure metal purists will hate this, but for those don't mind mixing in a bit of peaceful optimism with their hateful nihilism, this album makes a very nice listening.
 
Waldgeflüster - Mondscheinsonaten
Score: 9.5/10
2019 is turning out to be a good year for atmospheric black metal band, partly due to Waldgeflüster's latest album. While it seems a bit rawer and more black metal than their previous album 'Ruinen', there's still plenty of slower interludes and clean vocals, and I would say the mix works even better for them than previous efforts.
 
Cradle Of Filth
Live At Dynamo Open Air 1997

Score: 9.5/10
 
Árstíðir Lífsins - Saga tveim tungum I: Vpn ok vir
Score: 9.5/10
The Band With The Unpronouncable Name is no stranger to the Lost Souls Domain yearlists, and their latest album that I cannot pronounce is almost as good as their previous album I also couldn't pronounce. All madness aside, their crazy folk and black and deathmetal mixed in a viking movie soundtrack kind of way is so interesting you even forgive them for getting carried away with their male choir thing now and then.
 
Wandar - Zyklus
Score: 9.5/10
Wandar, not to be confused with legendary band Windir, is a German black metal band. When I say they mix in some death and folk with their long atmospheric black metal songs I could be describing most of the albums in this yearlist, but that doesn't take away from the quality of Wandar's latest effort, and the massive improvement they made since their last release.
 
Ataraxie - Rsigns
Score: 9.5/10
When you make four songs and they don't fit on one cd, it's likely that you are into funeral doom. Ataraxie from France is one of my favourites in the genre, and I've waited a long time for their new album. Just to prove that nothing in Funeral Doom goes fast, it has been six years since they released their last album. The four tracks of twenty-minute-something unpleasantness are totally worth the wait though.
 
Fen
The Dead Light

Score: 9.5/10
 
The Elysian Fields
New World Misanthropia
Score: 9.5/10
 
Insomnium
Heart like a Grave

Score: 9.5/10
 
Esoteric
A Pyrrhic Existence
Score: 9.5/10
 
Monolithe
Okta Khora
Score: 9.5/10
 
Nornír
Verdandi
Score: 9/10
 
Wilderun
Veil of Imagination
Score: 9/10
 
21Amon Amarth
Berserker

Score: 9/10
 
Seth
Les Blessures de l'me : XX Ans de Blasphme
Score: 9/10
22
 
23Runemagick
Into Desolate Realms
Score: 9/10
 
Der Weg Einer Freiheit
Live in Berlin
Score: 9/10
24
 
25Nailed To Obscurity
Black Frost
Score: 9/10
 
Hermóðr
Forest Sky

Score: 9/10
26
 
27Malist
In the Catacombs of Time
Score: 9/10
 
Hecate Enthroned
Embrace of the Godless Aeon

Score: 9/10
28
 
29Eluveitie
Live at Masters of Rock
Score: 9/10
 
Thormesis
The Sixth
Score: 9/10
30
 
31The River
Vessels into White Tides
Score: 9/10
 
Order Of The Ebon Hand
VII: The Chariot
Score: 9/10
32
 
33White Ward
Love Exchange Failure
Score: 9/10
 
October Tide
In Splendor Below

Score: 8.5/10
34
 
35Arkona (POL)
Age of Capricorn
Score: 8.5/10
 
Officium Triste
The Death of Gaia
Score: 8.5/10
36
 
37Old Forest
Black Forests of Eternal Doom
Score: 8.5/10
 
Abusiveness
Ignis Aurum Probat
Score: 8.5/10
38
 
39Ophidian Coil / Septuagint
Vortex
Score: 8.5/10
 
Kalmankantaja
Korpi

Score: 8.5/10
40
 
41Midnight Odyssey
Biolume Part 1 - In Tartarean Chains
Score: 8.5/10
 
Denial Of God
The Hallow Mass
Score: 8.5/10
42
 
43Djevel
Ormer til armer, maane til hode
Score: 8.5/10
 
Mistralth
But A Walking Shadow
Score: 8.5/10
44
 
45Thorondir
Des Wandrers Mr
Score: 8.5/10
 
Cavernous Gate / Sun Of The Sleepless
Split
Score: 8.5/10
46
 
47Waylander
ri's Wheel
Score: 8.5/10
 
Vargsheim
Shne der Sonne
Score: 8.5/10
48
 
49Ellende
Lebensnehmer
Score: 8.5/10
 
Crimson Moon
Mors Vincit Omnia
Score: 8.5/10
50
 
51Ketzer
Cloud Collider
Score: 8.5/10
 
Helheim
Rignir
Score: 8.5/10
52
 
53Grima
Will of the Primordial
Score: 8.5/10
 
Sadael
Weirdest Projection
Score: 8.5/10
54
 
55Cult Of Erinyes
stivation
Score: 8.5/10
 
Alcest
Spiritual Instinct
Score: 8.5/10
56
 
57Akrotheism
Law of Seven Deaths
Score: 8.5/10
 
Falls Of Rauros
Patterns in Mythology
Score: 8.5/10
58
 
59Monolithe
From Equinox To Solstice - Live At Beltane
Score: 8/10
 
Darkthrone
Old Star
Score: 8/10
60
 
61Abbath
Outstrider
Score: 8/10
 
Thränenkind
Wounds (as King Apathy)
Score: 8/10
62
 
63Antropomorphia
Merciless Savagery
Score: 8/10
 
Hermóðr
Arv (digital)
Score: 8/10
64
 
65Ice Ages
Nullify
Score: 8/10
 
Hetman
Stiskajuchi Zubi
Score: 8/10
66
 
67Gratzug
Zeitgeist
Score: 8/10
 
Mustan Kuun Lapset
Valo
Score: 8/10
68
 
69Morast
Il nostro silenzio
Score: 8/10
 
Various
Essence Of Black Mysticism
Score: 8/10
70
 
71Shadecrown
Riven
Score: 8/10
 
Wyrd
Hex
Score: 7.5/10
72
 
73Winterfylleth
The Siege of Mercia - Live at Bloodstock 2017
Score: 7.5/10
 
Eluveitie
Ategnatos
Score: 7.5/10
74
 
75Cult Of Luna
A Dawn to Fear
Score: 7.5/10
 
Graceless / Grond
Endless Spiral of Terror
Score: 7.5/10
76
 
77In Mourning
Garden of Storms
Score: 7.5/10
 
Månegarm
Fornaldarsagor
Score: 7.5/10
78
 
79Saor
Forgotten Paths
Score: 7.5/10
 
Frostmoon Eclipse
Worse Weather to Come
Score: 7.5/10
80
 
81Stworz
Mj kraj nazywa sie Smierc
Score: 7.5/10
 
Deserted Fear
Drowned by Humanity
Score: 7.5/10
82
 
83Blut Aus Nord
Hallucinogen
Score: 7.5/10
 
Stormlord
Far
Score: 7.5/10
84
 
85Memoriam
Requiem for Mankind
Score: 7.5/10
 
The Negative Bias
Narcissus Rising
Score: 7.5/10
86
 
87The Kryptik
When the Shadows Rise
Score: 7/10
 
Blood Incantation
Hidden History of the Human Race
Score: 7/10
88
 
89After Death
Paradox (as Nocturnus AD)
Score: 7/10
 
Istapp
The Insidious Star
Score: 7/10
90
 
91Dimmu Borgir
Live At Dynamo Open Air 1998
Score: 7/10
 
Woe
A Violent Dread
Score: 7/10
92
 
93Morcrof
.:. Codex Gnosis Apokryphv .:. Arcano Verba Revelatio
Score: 7/10
 
Tomb Mold
Planetary Clairvoyance
Score: 7/10
94
 
95Novembers Doom
Nephilim Grove
Score: 7/10
 
Zuriaake
Shen Ting | Resentment in the Ancient Courtyard

Score: 7/10
96
 
97Cân Bardd
The Last Rain
Score: 7/10
 
Truth Corroded
Bloodlands
Score: 7/10
98
 
99Ultha
Belong
Score: 7/10
 
Numenorean
Adore
Score: 7/10
100


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