EOY List Aggregate: 2019 New Music: Metal


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Some breakdowns by genre:


  1. Tool: Fear Inoculum (Volcano/RCA) {72}: BV:8, Cl:+, Crh:24, CS:10+, DJ:31, EW:+, G:+, Gf_D:6, Gg:42, GMA:3, Gw:8+, Joe:5, L:19, Ms:21, Mx:17, NME:+, Oo:11, PR:1, Rev:1, Rf:38, RT:100, Spk:12+, YW:17; am:++, ap:+, cm:6, ex_m:8, gl:+++, imp:+, mc_u:14, sp:1+, ucr:6, ug:1 -- PJ:179-46-5
  2. Sunn O))): Life Metal (Southern Lord) {54}: 405:+, ACL:5, Crh:40, Dr:26, Ex:+, FO:46, Fp:17, L:+, LBF:+, LQ:+, Mc:21, Mj:53+, MO:49+, Mx:6, N:22, NR:19+, Pf:+, Q:+, Qt:10, Rev:+, RM:61, SC:17+, SR:6, Tr:31, U:59, W:10; am:+, aqd:+, crk:28, dc:+, imp:+, jeh:9, tr_m:24, vpf:5 -- PJ:100-76-6, TH:B-
  3. Baroness: Gold & Grey (Abraxan Hymns) {47}: 405:+, B:+, CS:+, Ex:+, FB:66, FWg:15, G:+, Gg:44, LBF:+, Mc:+, Mj:+, Mx:14, NME:+, Pf:+, PM:13+, PR:2, Q:+, Rev:5, SC:+, Sg:+, Thr:9, Tr:4; am:++, ex_m:3, imp:+, tr_m:2, ug:20, vpf:10, vu:+
  4. Slipknot: We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner) {46}: Bq:+, CS:+, Fp:15, G:+, Gf_D:12, Gg:40, Gw:+, I:14+, Joe:4, Mc:+, MuH:21, NME:13+, Noj:12, PR:16, Pu:7, Q:+, Rev:2, Sk:+, Spk:41+, Ups:+, USP:26; ap:+, dep:1, ex_m:7, jyl:24, sjm:6, ug:6
  5. Lingua Ignota: Caligula (Profound Lore) {42}: BV:13, C:7, G:+, LCA:9, Mc:+, MO:19, Ms:31, N:28, Ne:4+, No:18, NR:23, Pf:+, PM:24+, Rf_k:21, RM:71, RY:13, Tr:34, Trk:33, YF:42; dtm:6, imp:+, lv_k:2, pm_v:1, sl:+, tr_m:8 -- PJ:245-34-3
  6. King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard: Infest the Rats' Nest (ATO) {24}: Crh:15, Gw:23+, LCA:26, Mj:35+, Ne:13+, PM:+, PR:6, Q:+, Rf:7, Rf_k:34, RY:33, Spk:38; gl:+, sp:+ -- PJ:142-58-6
  7. Rammstein: Rammstein [Untitled] (Vertigo/Capitol) {21}: Cl:+, CS:+, Gf:24, L:6, NME:+, Noj:45, PR:3, Rev:10, Spk:+, Ups:+; cm:8, sp:+, ug:3
  8. Blood Incantation: Hidden History of the Human Race (Dark Descent) {20}: BV:47, Ex:+, FB:82, FWg:6, LCA:43, Pf:41+, Qt:58, Rev:25, RY:20, Sg:44, Spk:+; gcn:+, npr_lg:2, tr_m:7, wil:+
  9. Knocked Loose: A Different Shade of Blue (Pure Noise) {17}: Alt:64, Bc:65, BV:30, Ex:+, NME:+, Pu:4, Rev:4; ap:+, ex_m:2, ug:16
  10. Fever 333: Strength in Numb333rs (Roadrunner/333 Wreckords Crew) {13}: Bq:+, Pu:5, Ups:2+; ap:+, d:+, dep:8
  11. Opeth: In Cauda Venenum (Nuclear Blast) {13}: CS:+, FB:28, NME:+, PM:36+, PR:15, Rf:36, Spk:44; am:+, ug:4, vpf:8
  12. Devin Townsend: Empath (Hevy Devy/Inside Out) {13}: CS:+, GTV:+, L:+, Mx:1, Noj:24, PM:52, SC:+; gl:+, ug:7
  13. Inter Arma: Sulphur English (Relapse) {12}: 405:+, CS:+, N:74, Pf:+, PM:+, Sg:+, Tr:35; dc:+, do:+, tr_m:3, xbl:9
  14. Cult of Luna: A Dawn to Fear (Metal Blade) {11}: 405:+, BV:44, Gf:30, Mx:24, RY:15, Spk:8; lv_k:5
  15. Microwave: Death Is a Warm Blanket (Pure Noise) {11}: Alt:28, Bq:+, NAO:45, Pu:1; ap:+, npr_rh:4
  16. Sunn O))): Pyroclasts (Southern Lord) {11}: 405:+, Dr:26, LBF:+, N:22, Ne:40+, Pf:+, SC:+, W:37; aqd:+, crk:28
  17. Big/Brave: A Gaze Among Them (Southern Lord) {10}: 405:+, AV:+, MO:+, Tr:20; do:+, ex_m:6, tr_m:1
  18. Spirit Adrift: Divided by Darkness (20 Buck Spin) {10}: FB:13, N:64, Pf:+, Rev:9, Tr:+; tr_m:4
  19. Employed to Serve: Eternal Forward Motion (Spinefarm) {9}: Ex:+, NME:+, Rev:+, Ups:5+; diy:+
  20. King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard: Fishing for Fishies (ATO) {9}: DJ:13, Gw:+, L:+, LQ:+, Mj:+, UR:+; d:+, tg:+
  21. Liturgy: HAQQ (YLYLCYN) {9}: FWg:2, Ne:7+, RY:30
  22. Refused: War Music (Spinefarm) {9}: Bq:+, CS:+, Mc:+, NAO:30, NME:+, Pu:18, Q:+; diy:+
  23. While She Sleeps: So What? (Sleeps Brothers) {9}: Pu:3, Sk:+, Ups:+; bw:+, dep:4
  24. Black Star Riders: Another State of Grace (Nuclear Blast) {8}: L:3, Mj:+, PR:9
  25. The Darkness: Easter Is Cancelled (Cooking Vinyl) {8}: L:2, PR:8, Q:+
  26. Korn: The Nothing (Roadrunner) {8}: AU:12, CS:+, NME:+, Rev:15; am:+, ug:19
  27. Tomb Mold: Planetary Clairvoyance (20 Buck Spin) {8}: Bc:30, Ex:+, Pf:+, Tr:39; em_m:1, tr_m:9
  28. Torche: Admission (Relapse) {8}: FB:73, PM:+, Spk:31+; atl:+, do:+, gcn:+, tr_m:13
  29. Alcest: Spiritual Instinct (Nuclear Blast) {6}: BV:19, PM:+, Rf_k:50, RT:57; ug:15
  30. Devil Master: Satan Spits on Children of Light (Relapse) {6}: Ex:+, Rev:7, Tr:+; tr_m:+
  31. Dream Theater: Distance Over Time (Inside Out) {6}: CS:+, L:+, Noj:40; gl:++, ug:8
  32. Full of Hell: Weeping Choir (Relapse) {6}: Ex:+, Rev:+; ex_m:4, tr_m:20 -- PJ:229-36-4
  33. Lagwagon: Railer (Fat Wreck Chords) {6}: Gf:21, NAO:5, Spk:+
  34. State Faults: Clairvoyant (No Sleep) {6}: FWg:13, Spk:6+
  35. Big Business: The Beast You Are (Joyful Noise) {5}: Mx:13, Rf:12; sp:+
  36. Gatecreeper: Deserted (Relapse) {5}: N:93, Rev:3
  37. Ithaca: The Language of Injury (Holy Roar) {5}: Pu:12, Rev:20; tr_m:17
  38. Periphery: Periphery IV: Hail Stan (3Dot) {5}: PM:+, Rev:+, Spk:43; ug:2
  39. Puppy: The Goat (Spinefarm) {5}: Cl:+, L:+, Rev:+, Ups:+; d:+
  40. Whitechapel: The Valley (Metal Blade) {5}: CS:+, Ex:+; bw:+, ex_m:5
  41. Babymetal: Metal Galaxy (Cooking Vinyl) {4}: CS:+, Gw:45+, Ups:+
  42. Cattle Decapitation: Death Atlas (Metal Blade) {4}: CS:+, Mx:25; lv_k:3
  43. False: Portent (Gilead Media) {4}: Bc:10; tr_m:19
  44. Jinjer: Macro (Napalm) {4}: Ex:+, Rev:11; ap:+
  45. Killswitch Engage: Atonement (Metal Blade) {4}: CS:+, Rev:6
  46. Blackwater Holylight: Veils of Winter (Riding Easy) {3}: FB:61, RT:95; sp:+
  47. Deathspell Omega: The Furnaces of Palingenesia (NoEvDia) {3}: Noj:15, Spk:+
  48. The Devil Wears Prada: The Act (Tooth & Nail) {3}: Rev:23; am:+, ap:+
  49. Moon Tooth: Crux (Modern Static) {3}: RS:50+, Spk:32
  50. Ossuarium: Living Tomb (20 Buck Spin) {3}: Bc:+, FWg:19
  51. Serpent Column: Mirror in Darkness (1516887 DK) {3}: RY:34, Spk:16
  52. Venom Prison: Samsara (Prosthetic) {3}: Rev:17; gl:+
  53. 3teeth: Metawar (Century Media) {2}: Rev:21; am:+
  54. Alter Bridge: Walk the Sky (Napalm) {2}: ug:5
  55. Amon Amarth: Berserker (Metal Blade) {2}: CS:+, Rev:+
  56. Bask: Bask III (Season of Mist) {2}: FB:19
  57. Borknagar: True North (Century Media) {2}: Spk:28+
  58. Cloud Rat: Pollinator (Artoffact) {2}: TR:47; tr_m:6
  59. Counterparts: Nothing Left to Lose (Pure Noise) {2}: Alt:45, Spk:45
  60. Crystal Lake: Helix (Cube) {2}: Pu:15
  61. The Damned Things: High Crimes (Nuclear Blast) {2}: CS:+, L:+
  62. Dead to a Dying World: Elegy (Profound Lore) {2}: BV:24, Spk:+
  63. Diamond Head: Coffin Train (Silver Lining Music) {2}: L:20
  64. Falls of Rauros: Patterns in Mythology (Gilead Media) {2}: FWg:11
  65. Idle Hands: Mana (Eisenwald Tonschmiede) {2}: Bc:+; tr_m:25
  66. Immortal Bird: Thrive on Neglect (20 Buck Spin) {2}: tr_m:5
  67. Mayhem: Daemon (Century Media) {2}: CS:+, Noj:29
  68. Nile: Vile Nilotic Rites (Nuclear Blast) {2}: Rf:47; ug:9
  69. Northlane: Alien (UNFD) {2}: Pu:17
  70. Numenorean: Adore (Season of Mist) {2}: Gf:20
  71. Overkill: The Wings of War (Nuclear Blast) {2}: CS:+, L:+
  72. Pelican: Nighttime Stories (Southern Lord) {2}: NR:+; ct:+
  73. Pissgrave: Posthumous Humiliation (Profound Lore) {2}: Ex:+, N:98
  74. Une Misere: Sermon (Nuclear Blast) {2}: Rev:16
  75. Within Temptation: Resist (Vertigo Berlin) {2}: L:+, Sk:+
  76. Yellow Eyes: Rare Field Ceiling (Gilead Media) {2}: FWg:21; tr_m:18
  77. Abnormality: Sociopathic Constructs (Metal Blade) {1}: CS:+
  78. Afterlife: Breaking Point (Hopeless) {1}: ap:+
  79. Altarage: The Approaching Roar (Seasons of Mist) {1}: Qt:+
  80. Batushka: Hospodi (Metal Blade) {1}: Mx:30
  81. Beheaded: Only Death Can Save You (Agonia) {1}: Ex:+
  82. Belzebubs: Pantheon of the Nightside Gods (Century Media) {1}: Ex:+
  83. Black Road: Witch of the Future (BloodRock) {1}: FB:91
  84. Blut Aus Nord: Hallucinogen (Debemur Morti) {1}: gcn:+
  85. Born of Osiris: The Simulation (Sumerian) {1}: am:+
  86. Brand of Sacrifice: God Hand (Unique Leader) {1}: ex_m:9
  87. Candlemass: The Door to Doom (Napalm) {1}: CS:+
  88. Carnifex: World War X (Nuclear Blast) {1}: CS:+
  89. Cloak: The Burning Dawn (Season of Mist) {1}: tr_m:11
  90. Creeping Death: Wretched Illusions (eOne) {1}: tr_m:22
  91. Crypt Sermon: The Ruins of Fading Light (Dark Descent) {1}: FB:83
  92. Cynic: Traced in Air Remixed (Season of Mist) {1}: Spk:+
  93. Dead Heat: Certain Death (Edgewood) {1}: Sg:+
  94. Defeater: Defeater (Epitaph) {1}: ap:+
  95. Departure Chandelier: Antichrist Rise to Power (Nuclear War Now!) {1}: Ex:+
  96. Despised Icon: Purgatory (Nuclear Blast) {1}: Ex:+
  97. Downfall of Gaia: Ethic of Radical Finitude (Metal Blade) {1}: Spk:+
  98. Esoteric: A Pyrrhic Existence (Season of Mist) {1}: RY:29
  99. Ghold: Input>Chaos (Crypt of the Wizard) {1}: Qt:42
  100. Haunter: Sacramental Death Qualia (I, Voidhanger) {1}: tr_m:15
  101. Haunt: If Icarus Could Fly (Shadow Kingdom) {1}: FB:87
  102. Helms Alee: Noctiluca (Sargent House) {1}: Spk:+
  103. In Flames: I, the Mask (Nuclear Blast) {1}: L:+
  104. I Prevail: Trauma (Fearless) {1}: ap:+
  105. LA Guns: The Devil You Know (Nexus) {1}: L:+
  106. Last in Line: II (Frontiers) {1}: L:+
  107. Life of Agony: The Sound of Scars (Napalm) {1}: CS:+
  108. The Lord Weird Slough Feg: The New Organon (Cruz Del Sur) {1}: FB:41
  109. Mgla: Age of Excuse (Northern Heritage) {1}: RY:32
  110. Misery Index: Rituals of Power (Season of Mist) {1}: Rev:+
  111. Monolord: No Comfort (Relapse) {1}: FB:89
  112. Mark Morton: Anesthetic (Spinefarm) {1}: Ex:+
  113. Motionless in White: Disguise (Roadrunner) {1}: ap:+
  114. New Years Day: Unbreakable (Century Media) {1}: ap:+
  115. Nocturnus AD: Paradox (Profound Lore) {1}: Pf:+
  116. No One Knows What the Dead Think: No One Knows What the Dead Think (Willowtip) {1}: tr_m:21
  117. Orodruin: Ruins of Ecstasy (Shadow Kingdom) {1}: FB:62
  118. Queensryche: The Verdict (Century Media) {1}: L:+
  119. Sabaton: The Great War (Nuclear Blast) {1}: NME:+
  120. Saint Vitus: Saint Vitus (Season of Mist) {1}: FB:81
  121. Schammasch: Hearts of No Light (Prosthetic) {1}: tr_m:23
  122. Scrap Brain: A Journey Into Madness (Drunken Sailor) {1}: Bc:45
  123. Soilwork: Verkligheten (Nuclear Blast) {1}: ug:14
  124. Tanith: In Another Time (Metal Blade) {1}: xce:9
  125. Throes: In the Hands of an Angry God (Holy Roar) {1}: Pu:24
  126. Vastum: Orificial Purge (20 Buck Spin) {1}: Ex:+
  127. Vitriol: To Bathe From the Throat of Cowardice (Century Media) {1}: Noj:38
  128. Warfogged: I: Voice (Artisan Era) {1}: Ex:+
  129. Waste of Space Orchestra: Syntheosis (Swart) {1}: tr_m:16
  130. Whitesnake: Flesh & Blood (Frontiers) {1}: L:+
  131. Witch Vomit: Buried Deep in a Bottomless Grave (20 Buck Spin) {1}: ex_u:+
  132. Zeal & Ardor: Live in London (MVKA) {1}: PO:+