Music Tracking 2022

These are 2022 releases that I've taken note of, listed alphabetically by artist, with VA comps at the bottom. My grades, where available, are in brackets at the end of the line (stars in B+ range). Lines in blue indicate that I have a physical copy (albeit sometimes just a promo CDR); in green are records that I graded based on a Rhapsody stream or other such source. Most records have release dates and a brief generic note.

Unheard records are prioritized 0-3 (graded records are 4-5). The priotization is based subjectively on personal interests, reviews I've noticed, reviewers I particularly respect, what I know about the artists, etc. Roughly speaking: 0 is something I have no reason to consider (default page omits 0); 1 has been noted as having some cred somewhere; 2 is something I have some specific reason to search out; 3 is something I'll listen to ASAP.

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  • Abhorrent Expanse: Gateways to Resplendence (Amalgam) - death metal
  • Absent in Body: Plague God (Relapse) [03-25] - sludge metal
  • Acausal Intrusion: Seeping Evocation (I, Voidhanger) [09-30] - technical death metal
  • Aeviterne: The Ailing Facade (Profound Lore) [03-18] - death metal
  • Alter Bridge: Pawns & Kings (Napalm) [10-14] - alt metal
  • Amon Amarth: The Great Heathen Army (Metal Blade) [08-05] - death metal
  • Amorphis: Halo (Atomic Fire) [02-11] - prog metal
  • Analepsy: Quiescence (Miasma) [04-15] - metal
  • Arch Enemy: Deceivers (Century Media) [08-12] - metal
  • Architects: The Classic Symptoms of a Broken Spirit (Epitaph) [10-21] - alt metal
  • Artificial Brain: Artificial Brain (Profound Lore) [06-03] - technical death metal
  • Ashenspire: Hostile Architecture (Code 66/Aural Music) [07-15] - metal
  • Author & Punisher: Kruller (Relapse) [02-11] - drone metal
  • Autopsy: Morbidity Triumphant (Peaceville) [09-30] - metal
  • Avantasia: A Paranormal Evening With the Moonflower Society ( -EP) [10-21] - metal
  • Avatarium: Death, Where Is Your Sting (AFM) [10-21] - metal
  • Backxwash: His Happiness Shall Come First Even Though We Are Suffering (Ugly Hag) [10-31] - horrorcore
  • Bad Omens: The Death of Peace of Mind (Sumerian) [02-25] - industrial metal
  • Besvarjelsen: Atlas (Magnetic Eye) -
  • Bitter Branches: Your Neighbors Are Failures (Equal Vision) [02-25] - hardcore punk
  • Black Anvil: Regenesis (Season of Mist) [11-04] - metal
  • Black Magnet: Body Prophecy (20 Buck Spin) [07-29] - industrial metal
  • Black Sky Giant: End of Days Pilgrimage (self-released) - stoner metal
  • BlackBraid: BlackBraid I () [08-26] - metal
  • Bleed From Within: Shrine (Nuclear Blast) [06-03] - metal
  • Blind Guardian: The God Machine (Nuclear Blast) [09-02] - power metal
  • Blood Command: Praise Armageddonism (Hassle) [07-01] - metal
  • Bloodbath: Survival of the Sickest (Napalm) [09-09] - metal
  • Bloodywood: Rakshak (self-released) [02-18] - nu metal
  • Blut Aus Nord: Disharmonium: Undreamable Abysses (Debemur Morti) [05-20] - metal
  • Bodysnatcher: Bleed-Abide (MNRK Heavy) [04-22] - metal
  • Boris: W (Sacred Bones) [01-21] - post-rock [B-]
  • Boris: Heavy Rocks (Relapse) [08-12] - stoner metal
  • Brutus: Unison Life (Sargent House) [10-21] - post-hardcore
  • Bunuel: Killers Like Us (Profound Lore) - heavy noise-rock
  • Candelabrum: Nocturnal Trance () [04-29] - atmospheric black metal
  • Candlemass: Sweet Evil Sun (Napalm) [11-18] - metal
  • Candy: Heaven Is Here (Relapse) [06-24] - metal
  • Carpenter Brut: Leather Terror (No Quarter) [04-01] - darksynth
  • Carrion Vael: Abhorrent Obsessions (Unique Leader) [08-12] - metal
  • Castrator: Defiled in Oblivion (Dark Descent) [07-22] - death metal
  • Cave In: Heavy Pendulum (Relapse) [05-20] - metal [B-]
  • Celeste: Assassine(s) (Nuclear Blast) [01-28] - black metal
  • Celestial Season: Mysterium I (Burning World) [04-22] - metal
  • Chat Pile: God's Country (The Flenser) [07-29] - sludge metal [*]
  • Christian Death: Evil Becomes Rule (Season of Mist) [05-06] - metal
  • Circa Survive: A Dream About Death (Rise -EP) [02-04] - metal
  • City of Caterpillar: Mystic Sisters (Relapse) [09-30] - post-hardcore
  • Cloakroom: Dissolution Wave (Relapse) [01-28] - shoegaze
  • Clutch: Sunrise on Slaughter Beach (Weathermaker) [09-16] - stoner rock
  • Comeback Kid: Heavy Steps (Nuclear Blast) [01-21] - hardcore punk
  • Conjurer: Pathos (Nuclear Blast) [07-01] - metal
  • Cosmic Putrefaction: Crepuscular Dirge for the Blessed Ones (Profound Lore) [05-06] - metal
  • Counterparts: A Eulogy for Those Still Here (Pure Noise) [10-07] - metalcore
  • Crippled Black Phoenix: Banefyre (Season of Mist) [09-09] - metal
  • Crowbar: Zero and Below (MNRK Heavy) [03-04] - sludge metal
  • Cult of Luna: The Long Road North (Metal Blade) [02-11] - sludge metal
  • ERR: stream no grade: Rosalie Cunningham: Two Piece Puzzle
  • Daeva: Through Sheer Will and Black Magic (20 Buck Spin) [10-14] - metal
  • Dark Funeral: We Are the Apocalypse (Century Media) [03-18] - metal
  • Darkher: The Buried Storm () [04-15] - ethereal wave
  • Darkthrone: Astral Fortress (Peaceville) [10-28] - metal
  • ERR: stream no grade: Sarah Davachi: Two Sisters
  • Dead Cross: II (Ipecac) [10-28] - hardcore punk
  • Deaf Club: Productive Disruption (Three One G) [01-06] - hardcore punk
  • Decapitated: Cancer Culture (Nuclear Blast) [05-27] - death metal
  • Demiricous: Chaotic Lethal (Post) - metal
  • Devil Master: Ecstasies of Never Ending Night (Relapse) [04-29] - metal
  • The Devil Wears Prada: Color Decay (Solid State) [09-16] - metalcore
  • Disturbed: Divisive (Reprise) [11-18] - metal
  • Djevel: Naa Skrider Natten Sort (Aftermath Music) [11-23] - metal
  • Doldrum: The Knocking, or the Story of the Sound That Preceded Their Disappearance () [05-27] - black metal
  • Dorothy: Gifts From the Holy Ghost (Spinefarm) [04-22] - metal
  • Dream Unending: Song of Salvation (20 Buck Spin) [11-11] - doom metal
  • Dream Widow: Dream Widow (Roswell -EP) [03-25] - thrash metal
  • Drudkh: All Belong to the Night (Season of Mist) [11-11] - atmospheric black metal
  • Earthless: Night Parade of One Hundred Demons (Nuclear Blast) [01-28] - heavy psych
  • Ecstatic Vision: Elusive Mojo (Heavy Psych Sounds) [05-13] - heavy stoner rock
  • Eight Bells: Legacy of Ruin (Prophecy) [02-25] - doom metal
  • Electric Callboy: Tekkno (Century Media) [09-16] - metalcore
  • Eliminator: Ancient Light () [01-14] - metal
  • E-L-R: Vexier (Prophecy) [03-11] - doom metal
  • END & Cult Leader: Gather & Mourn (Closed Casket Activities -EP) [09-09] - metalcore
  • Erupt: Left to Rot (Static Shock -EP) [03-18] - stenchcore
  • Escuela Grind: Memory Theater (MNRK Heavy) [09-30] - metal
  • Evergrey: A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament) (Napalm) [05-20] - prog metal
  • Exhumed: To the Dead (Relapse) [10-21] - metal
  • Falls of Rauros: Key to a Vanishing Future (Gilead Media/Eisenwald) [03-25] - metal
  • Falujah: Empyrean (Nuclear Blast) [09-09] - metal
  • Wo Fat: The Singularity (Ripple Music) [05-06] - metal
  • Fit for an Autopsy: Oh What the Future Holds (Nuclear Blast) [01-14] - deathcore
  • Foxtails: Fawn (Skeletal Lightning) [01-14] - screamo
  • Friends of Hell: Friends of Hell (Rise Above) [03-18] - metal
  • Fucked Up: Oberon (Tankcrimes -EP) [10-07] - post-hardcore
  • Gaerea: Mirage (Season of Mist) [09-23] - metal
  • Ghost: Impera (Loma Vista) [03-11] - glam metal [B-]
  • Goatwhore: Angels Hung From the Arches of Heaven (Metal Blade) [10-07] - metal
  • Godeater: Vespera () [09-30] - deathcore
  • Golgothan: Leech (Lacerated Enemy) - death metal
  • Grave Infestation: Persecutionof the Living (Invictus Productions) - death metal
  • Greyhaven: This Bright and Beautiful World (Rude/Equal Vision) [04-15] - metalcore
  • Gwar: The New Dark Ages (Pit) [06-03] - metal
  • Halestorm: Back From the Dead (Atlantic) [05-06] - metal
  • The Halo Effect: Days of the Lost (Nuclear Blast) [08-12] - metal
  • Kirk Hammett: Portals (Blackened -EP) [04-23] - metal
  • Hath: All That Was Promised (Willowtip) [03-04] - black metal
  • Haunt: Windows of Your Heart (Iron Grip) [07-14] - metal
  • Haunter: Discarnate Ails (Profound Lore) [05-06] - metal
  • Heilung: Drif (Season of Mist) [08-19] - dark folk
  • The Hellacopters: Eyes of Oblivion (Nuclear Blast) [04-01] - hard rock
  • Helpless: Caged in Gold (Church Road) [03-25] - mathcore
  • Heriot: Profound Morality (Church Road -EP) [04-29] - sludge metal
  • High Command: Eclipse of the Dual Moons (Southern Lord) [11-25] - metal
  • Hissing: Hypervirulence Architecture (Profound Lore) [07-15] - metal
  • Ho99o9: Skin ( DTA) [03-11] - digital hardcore
  • Hollywood Undead: Hotel Kalifornia (BMG) [08-12] - metalcore
  • Holy Fawn: Dimensional Bleed (Wax Bodega/Triple Crown) [09-09] - post-metal
  • Horn: Verzet (Black Metal) [05-17] - black metal
  • Hulder: The Eternal Fanfare (20 Buck Spin -EP) [07-01] - metal
  • I Prevail: True Power (Fearless) [08-19] - metalcore
  • Ibaraki: Rashomon (Nuclear Blast) [05-06] - metal
  • Ignite: Ignite (Century Media) [03-25] - melodic hardcore
  • Immolation: Acts of God (Nuclear Blast) [02-18] - death metal
  • Imperial Triumphant: Spirit of Ecstasy (Century Media) [07-22] - avant-garde metal
  • Implore: The Burden of Existence (Church Road) [10-28] - metal
  • Infected Rain: Ecdysis () [01-07] - metalcore
  • Ingested: Ashes Lie Still (Metal Blade) [11-04] - deathcore
  • Ithaca: They Fear Us (Hassle) [07-29] - metalcore
  • Jean-Michel Jarre: Oxymore (Sony) [10-21] - IDM
  • Kardashev: Liminal Rite (Metal Blade) [06-10] - metal
  • KEN Mode: Null (Artoffact) [09-23] - sludge metal
  • King Bastard: It Came From the Void () [01-14] - metal
  • Korn: Requiem (Loma Vista) [02-04] - nu metal
  • Krallice: Crystalline Exhaustion () [01-28] - black metal
  • Kreator: Hate Uber Alles (Nuclear Blast) [06-03] - metal
  • Kublai Khan TX: Lowest Form of Animal (Rise -EP) [04-01] - metalcore
  • Kurokuma: Born of Obsidian () [02-04] - metal
  • Lacuna Coil: Comalies XX (Century Media) [10-14] - metal
  • Lady Neptune: Noz (Night School -EP) [05-06] - hardcore
  • Lamb of God: Omens (Nuclear Blast) [10-07] - metal
  • Lorna Shore: Pain Remains (Century Media) [10-14] - deathcore
  • LS Dunes: Past Lives (Fantasy) [11-11] - post-hardcore
  • Arjen Anthony Lucassen's Star One: Revel in Time (Inside Out Music) [02-18] - prog metal
  • Machine Head: Of Kingdom and Crown (Nuclear Blast) [08-26] - groove metal
  • Malevolence: Malicious Intent (Nuclear Blast) [05-20] - metal
  • Mall Grab: What I Breathe (Looking for Trouble) [08-05] - EDM
  • Manegarm: Ynglingaattens Ode (Napalm) [04-15] - metal
  • Mantar: Pain Is Forever and This Is the End (Metal Blade) [07-15] - metal
  • Mass Worship: Portal Tombs (Century Media) [ 02-04] - death metal
  • Master Boot Record: Personal Computer (Metal Blade) [05-13] - metal
  • Maule: Maule (Gates of Hell) [01-14] - metal
  • Mechina: Venator (self) [01-01] - symphonic metal
  • Megadeth: The Sick, the Dying . . . and the Dead! (Tradecraft) [09-02] - thrash metal
  • Melvins: Bad Mood Rising (Amphetamine Reptile) [08-14] - sludge metal
  • Memphis May Fire: Remade in Misery (Rise) [06-03] - metal
  • Meshuggah: Immutable (Atomic Fire) [04-01] - groove metal
  • Messa: Close (Svart) [03-11] - doom metal
  • Midnight: Let There Be Witchery (Metal Blade) [03-04] - speed metal
  • Mindforce: New Lords (Triple B) [09-16] - hardcore punk
  • Misery Index: Complete Control (Century Media) [05-13] - metal
  • Modern Error: Victim of a Modern Age () [01-21] - melodic hardcore
  • Monuments: In Stasis (Century Media) [04-15] - metal
  • Moon Tooth: Phototroph (Pure Noise) [05-13] - metal
  • Mortuous: Upon Desolation () [09-16] - death metal
  • Mother of Graves: Where the Shadows Adorn (Wise Blood) [10-14] - metal
  • Motionless in White: Scoring the End of the World () [06-10] - metalcore
  • Motor Sister: Get Off (Metal Blade) [05-06] - metal
  • Municipal Waste: Electrified Brain (Nuclear Blast) [07-01] - metal
  • Nadja: Luminous Rot (Southern Lord -21) [2021-05-21] - metal
  • Napalm Death: Resentment Is Always Seismic: A Final Throw of Throes (Century Media -EP) [02-11] - grindcore
  • Nechochwen: Kanawha Black (Bindrune) [05-13] - black metal
  • The Necromancers: Where the Void Rose (Necromancers) -
  • Negative Plane: The Pact . . . (Invictus) [04-30] - black metal
  • Neptune Power Federation: Le Demon De L'amour (Cruz Del Sur) [02-18] - fuzz metal [-]
  • NHC: Intakes & Outtakes () [02-04] - hard rock
  • Night Demon: Year of the Demon (Century Media) [03-25] - metal
  • Nite: Voices of the Kronian Moon (Season of Mist) [03-25] - metal
  • Norma Jean: Deathrattle Sing for Me (Solid State) [08-12] - metalcore
  • NZE NZE: Adzi Akai () [10-21] - post-industrial
  • Oceans of Slumber: Starlight and Ash (Century Media) [07-22] - gothic rock
  • Oh Hiroshima: Myriad (Napalm) [03-04] - post rock
  • The Oklahoma Kid: Tangerine Tragic (Arising Empire) [06-03] - metalcore
  • Once Human: Scar Weaver (EarMusic) [02-11] - groove metal
  • Orthodox: Proceed (Alone) - doom metal
  • Ozzy Osbourne: Patient Number 9 (Epic) [09-09] - heavy metal
  • The Otolith: Folium Limina (Blues Funeral) - doom
  • Perel: Jesus Was an Alien () [05-13] - EBM
  • Persher: Man With the Magic Soap (Thrill Jockey) [10-21] - sludge metal
  • Phobophilic: Enveloping Absurdity (-EP) [09-16] - death metal
  • Powerwolf: The Monumental Mass: A Cinematic Metal Event (Napalm) [07-08] - metal
  • Press Club: Endless Motion () [10-14] - post-hardcore
  • Pridelands: Light Bends (Resist/SharpTone) [01-14] - metalcore
  • Profiler: Profiler (SharpTone -EP) [06-24] - nu metal
  • Psychonaut: Violate Consensus Reality (Pelagic) [10-28] - prog metal
  • Greg Puciato: Mirrorcell (Federal Prisoner) [07-01] - metal
  • Purple Dawn: Peace & Doom Session Vol II (Electric Valley) [03-11] - stoner metal
  • Rammstein: Zeit (Vertigo Berlin) [04-29] - industrial metal
  • Revocation: Netherheaven (Metal Blade) [09-09] - technical death metal
  • Riot City: Electric Elite () [10-05] - heavy metal
  • Ripped to Shreds: Jubian (Relapse) [10-14] - metal
  • Ritual Dictates: No Great Loss () [10-07] - metal
  • Rolo Tomassi: Where Myth Becomes Memory (MNRK) [02-04] - post-metal
  • Russian Circles: Gnosis (Sargent House) [08-19] - post-metal
  • Sanhedrin: Lights On (Metal Blade) [03-04] -
  • Saor: Origins (Season of Mist) [06-24] - atmospheric black metal
  • Sarahsson: The Horgenaith () [07-15] - post-industrial
  • Satan: Earth Infernal (Metal Blade) [04-01] - heavy metal
  • Saxon: Carpe Diem (Silver Lining) [02-04] - metal
  • Scarcity: Aveilut (The Flenser) [07-15] - metal
  • Scorpions: Rock Believer (Vertigo Berlin) [02-25] - hard rock
  • Senses Fail: Hell Is in Your Head (Pure Noise) [07-15] - post-hardcore
  • Shapeshifter: Dark Ritual (-EP) [01-07] - powerviolence
  • Show Me the Body: Trouble the Water (Loma Vista) [10-28] - post-hardcore
  • Sigh: Shiki (Peaceville) [08-26] - metal
  • Skillet: Dominion (Atlantic) [01-14] - hard rock
  • Slaegt: Goddess (Century Media) [03-18] - metal
  • Slipknot: The End, So Far (Roadrunner) [09-30] -
  • Slowbleed: The Blazing Sun, a Fiery Dawn (Creator-Destructor) [01-15] - metalcore
  • Soilwork: Overgivenheten (Nuclear Blast) [08-19] - metal
  • Som: The Shape of Everything (Pelagic) [01-21] - post-metal
  • Somali Yacht Club: The Space (Season of Mist) [04-22] - metal
  • Sonja: Loud Arriver () [09-16] - metal
  • Soul Glo: Diaspora Problems (Epitaph) [03-25] - screamo [*]
  • Soulfly: Totem (Nuclear Blast) [08-05] - groove metal
  • Spellbook: Deadly Charms (Cruz Del Sur) [09-23] - doom metal
  • Static Dress: Rouge Carpet Disaster (Venn) [05-18] - metalcore
  • Still/Form: From the Rot Is a Gift () [08-19] - metal
  • Stratovarius: Survive (EarMusic) [09-23] - power metal
  • Strigoi: Viscera (Season of Mist) [09-30] - metal
  • Sumerlands: Dreamkiller (Reprise) [09-16] - metal
  • Syberia: Statement of Death (Metal Blade/Blacklight Media) [05-06] - metal
  • Sylvaine: Nova (Season of Mist) [03-04] - post-metal
  • Tallah: The Generation of Danger (Earache) [11-18] - metalcore
  • Temple of Void: Summoning the Slayer (Relapse) [06-03] - metal
  • Terror: Pain Into Power (End Hits) [05-06] - metal
  • Thank: Thoughtless Cruelty (Exploding in Sound) [02-04] - noise rock
  • Thornhill: Heroine (UNFD) [06-03] - alt metal
  • Thotcrime: D1G1T4L_DR1FT (Prosthetic) [10-28] - metal
  • Threshold: Dividing Lines () [11-18] - metal
  • Tomarum: Ash in Realms of Stone Icons (Prosthetic) [05-06] - metal
  • Tomb Mold: Aperture of Body (self-released -EP) [06-10] - death metal
  • Devin Townsend: Lightwork (InsideOut/HevyDevy) [11-04] - prog metal
  • Tuskar: Matriarch (Church Road) [02-25] - sludge metal
  • Tzompantli: Tlazcaltiliztli (20 Buck Spin) [05-06] - metal
  • Ufomammut: Fenice (Neurot/Supernatural Cat) [05-06] - metal
  • Undeath: It's Time . . . To Rise From the Grave (Prosthetic) [04-22] - death metal
  • Underoath: Voyeurist (Fearless) [01-14] - metalcore
  • Vanum: Legend (Profound Lore/Eisenwald) [04-22] - metal
  • Varials: Scars for You to Remember (Fearless) [10-14] - metal
  • Vehemence: Ordalies (Antiq) [03-08] - black metal
  • Vein.fm: This World Is Going to Ruin You (Nuclear Blast) [03-04] - metalcore
  • Venom Prison: Erebos (Century Media) [02-04] - death metal
  • Voivod: Synchro Anarchy (Century Media) [02-11] - prog metal
  • Vomit Forth: Seething Malevolence (Century Media -EP) [07-08] - metal
  • Vukovi: Nula (LAB) [10-07] - metal
  • Wake: Thought Form Descent (Metal Blade) [07-22] - black metal
  • Watain: The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain (Nuclear Blast) [04-29] - black metal
  • We Came as Romans: Darkbloom (SharpTone) [10-14] - metalcore
  • Wednesday 13: Horrifier (Napalm) [10-07] - metal
  • White Ward: False Light () [06-17] - black metal
  • Wiegedood: There's Always Blood at the End of the Road (Century Media) [01-14] - black metal
  • Wilderun: Epigone (Century Media) [01-07] - prog metal
  • AA Williams: As the Moon Rests (Bella Union) [10-07] - post-metal
  • Without Waves: Comedian (Prosthetic) [03-18] - prog metal
  • Wolf: Shadowland (Century Media) - metal
  • Woods of Desolation: The Falling Tide (Season of Mist) [12-09] - metal
  • Worm Shepherd: Ritual Hymns (Unique Leader) [02-14] - deathcore
  • Wormrot: Hiss (Earache) [07-08] - grindcore
  • Wounded Touch: Americanxiety (Smartpunk) [03-04] - hardcore punk
  • Yatra: Born Into Chaos (Prosthetic) [06-10] - metal
  • Zeal and Ardor: Zeal & Ardor (MVKA) [02-11] - avant-garde metal

Reissues, Etc.

  • Candlemass: Epicus Doomicus Metallicus (Peaceville) [06-03] - metal

Priority Counts

  • Priority 1: 263
  • Priority 2: 1
  • Priority 3: 0
  • Priority 4: 6
  • Priority 5: 0

Total: 270