[ Top "10s" 2019 ]

OK, gosh it's about time to get started on (and then perpetually change and update) our lists for the year. Here are some of the 2019 releases we’re pretty sure about being likely year-end-best-of-listers so far.


• Apprentice Destroyer Permanent Climbing Monolith (Apprentice Destroyer Records) 
• Maria Chavez Plays (Stefan Goldmann's Ghost Hemiola) (Macro)
Carla dal Forno Look Up Sharp (Kallista)
Darkthrone Old Star (Peaceville)
DEAFKIDS Metaprogramação (Neurot)
Efdemin New Atlantis (Ostgut Ton)
Ex Hex It's Real (Merge)
Grendel's Sÿster Myrtle Wreath/Myrtenkranz (self-released)
• Rolf Hansen Elektrisk Guitar (Karaoke Kalk) 
Id M Theft Able 2 Autoharps, A Snowmobile, Some Snowplows, A Premature Snowblower (Feeding Tube)
Idle Hands Mana (Eisenwald Tonschmiede)
The Lord Weird Slough Feg New Organon (Cruz Del Sur)
Lorelle Meets The Obsolete De Facto (Sonic Cathedral)
L.O.T.I.O.N.World Wide W.E.B. (Toxic State)
Megaton Sword Niralet (Dying Victims Productions)
OTTO Over The Top Orchester (Bureau B)
Pharaoh Overlord 5 (Ektro)
Praed Doomsday Survival Kit (Akuphone)
Pulver Kings Under The Sand (Gates Of Hell)
• Tanith In Another Time (Metal Blade) 
TOY Happy in the Hollow (Tough Love)
Wishfield Wishfield (Sound Of The Northwoods)
• Worshipper Light In The Wire (Tee Pee)
Xoth Interdimensional Invocations (Creature Of The Northwest)

reissues and suchlike:
Fief I-IV (Out Of Season/Foreign Sounds)
Fred GalesHet Jakoba Prieel (Black Sweat)
Maggot Heart Dusk To Dusk/City Girls (Caligari)
Majestic Mass Savage Empire Of Death (Iron Fist Productions)
Moon On The Water Moon On The Water (Black Sweat)
Pyracanda Two Sides Of A Coin (Divebomb)
Reynols Minecxio Emanations 1993-2018 (Pica Disk)
Mammane Sani La Musique Électronique Du Niger (Sahel Sounds)
v/a Think About Music - Musik von Harmönia 2006-2014 (Svart)



reissues and so forth:
Duster Capsule Losing Contact (Numero Group)
Reynols Minecxio Emanations 1993-2018 (Pica Disk)


  1. Favorite Release of 2019:
    Old Horn Tooth - From the Ghost Grey Depths

    1349 - The Infernal Pathway
    Abduction - All Pain Is Pennance
    Abraded - Descendants of the Swamp
    Ails - The Unraveling
    Altarage - The Approaching Roar
    Belenos - Argoat
    Black Fucking Cancer / Gloam - Boundless Arcane Invokations
    Blut aus Nord - Hallucinogen
    Casket Huffer - Filth Ouroboros
    Coroza - Chaliceburner
    Darkthrone - Old Star
    Death Worship - End Times
    Dö - Astral Death Cult
    Drastus - La croix de sang
    False - Portent
    Geistaz'ika - Trolddomssejd i skovens dybe kedel
    Grafvitnir - Venenum Scorpionis
    Heretical Sect - Rotting Cosmic Grief
    Imperial Cult - Spasm of Light
    Keres - Ice, Vapor and Crooked Arrows
    LVTHN / Häxenzijrkell - LVTHN / Häxenzijrkell
    Mayhem - Daemon
    Messiah in the Abyss - Evocation
    Misþyrming - Algleymi
    Moonstone - Moonstone
    Nocturnal Departure - Cathartic Black Rituals
    Nothing Is Real - Only the Wicked Are Pure
    Ombrage - Witchsickle Swung Low
    Rotting Christ - The Heretics
    Sanctvs - Mors Aeterna
    Schammasch - Hearts of No Light
    Slutvomit - Copulation of Cloven Hooves
    Sordide - Hier déjà mort
    Svadilfare - Fortapte roetter
    Toadeater - Codex
    Toxic Carnage - Doomed from the Beginning
    Tyhjä - Tästä kuolevasta maailmasta
    Vanum - Ageless Fire
    Verheerer - Monolith
    Vomit Forth - Northeastern Depravation
    Vosbúð - Almannagjá
    Vukari - Aevum
    Wallfahrer - Rattenritual
    Warmoon Lord - Burning Banners of the Funereal War
    Weedsnake - Cannabinoide
    Witchbones - The Seas of Draugen
    Worsen - Cursed to Witness Life

    Aldous Harding - Designer
    Czarface & Ghostface Killah - Czarface Meets Ghostface
    Grotto - Lantern of Gius
    L'Orange & Jeremiah Jae - Complicate Your Life with Violence
    Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Ghosteen
    Oil Thief - The Colony
    Okinawa Electronic Girl Saya & AX - Mayhem
    Scattered Purgatory - Lost Ethnography of the Miscanthus Ocean
    SRSQ - Unreality
    Urschmerz - Misery Plan
    Valhall - Grim / More

    Gallowbraid - Ashen Eidolon
    Nox Coven - De las sombras misterios ocultos
    Tulus - Evil 1999

    1. + Detrvire - Tovt Detrvire

      Can't believe I forgot this one, which I raved about when it came out in Oct.

    2. + Senketsu No Night Club - Ejiki

    3. + Funereal Presence - Achatius

  2. Digging the Old Horn Tooth, "Morbii"! Lots more on your list for me still to check out as well, thanks...

    1. Awesome! Glad you like it. There's a vinyl Indiegogo campaign too (easily found with Google), if you're interested (it already met it's limit like 3 days in).

      Your list has a lot for me to check out too, so thank you as well! I even see some names that are familiar to me, but that I didn't realize had a release, so great!