The 25 best albums from 2019 according to me

I took an extended break from new music for a few years, and only really dipped into new stuff towards the end of 2019 so I had a lot of catching up to do. With that in mind, there’s probably stuff I missed. I’m still finding things that I enjoy but haven’t listened to enough for it to appear here.

This is a mix of straight up death metal, technical death metal, black metal and stuff that kind of surfs genres. Admittedly, I didn’t drop into black metal as much as I should have so this is probably where the biggest hole is. I’ve even added the new Svattjern album to my playlist (see the link at the bottom) to bulk it out a little.
The top five from the full list for me are:

  1. Warforged – I: Voice
  2. Xoth -Interdimensional Invocation
  3. Vale of Pnath – Accursed
  4. Dawn of Nil – Culminating Ruins
  5. Misbyrming – Algleymi
The full list, in no order:

  • Warforged – I: Voice
  • A Novelist – Folie
  • Singularity – Place of Chains
  • Xoth – Interdimensional Invocations
  • Hannes Grossmann – Apophenia
  • Infant Annihilator – The Battle of Yaldabaoth
  • Cattle Decapitation – Death Atlas
  • Flub – Flub
  • Fractal Universe – Rhizomes of Insanity
  • Blood Incantation – Hidden History of the Human Race
  • Hath – Of Rot and Ruin
  • Equipoise – Demiurge
  • Godeater – All Flesh Is Grass
  • Ceremony of Silence – Outis
  • Inanimate Existence – Clockwork
  • Pathogenic – Pathogenic
  • Vale of Pnath – Accursed
  • Distaste – Deibel
  • Belzelbubs – Pantheon of the Nightside Gods
  • Venom Prison – Samsara
  • Dawn of Nil – Culminating Ruins
  • Serpent of Gnosis – As I Drink from the Infinite Well of Inebriation
  • Immortal Bird – Thrive on Neglect
  • Misbyrming – Algleymi
  • Firelink – The Inverterate Fire
I’ve made a few playlists to cover different genres, mainly so I can pick a mood when I’m working or in the car. I’ll pick a random album and blast it out. There is stuff on these that didn’t make the top 25 as well, so definitely worth a look.
Death Metal
Technical Death Metal
Black(ish) Metal
So what did I miss? Comment below and tell me how wrong I am.

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