Saturday, December 12, 2009


So I've made four year-end lists at this point, and figured that I may as well combine 'em all into one massive self-indulgent post in my admittedly self-indulgent blog. 2009 was just too fucking killer to limit myself to a top 10, or even 20. I pulled it off - check out my Top 20 contributions in the next issue of Terrorizer, my Top Ten Black Metal Albums of 2009 on soon, my Top Ten Instances of Amplifier Worship over at my boy Brandon's new Stereogum column Haunting the Chapel, my Top Ten Records of 2009 That You've Never Head of for Metal Injection, and a very special list for my brotha BBG at BrooklynVegan. Still, it hurt. It hurt to leave out the Batillus EP, or Scythian album, or Rampant Decay demo, or the new Sunn 0))) record due to space/theme constraints, so without further ado, here's my complete list of favorite records that came out in 2009.

Fight me about them.


Coffinworm – Great Bringer of Night (self-released)


Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vestusta II: Dialogue With the Stars (Candlelight)


Archgoat - The Light Devouring Darkness (Blasphemous Underground)
Cobalt – Gin (Profound Lore)
Nux Vomica – Asleep in the Ashes (Aborted Society)
Diocletian – Doom Cult (Invictus Productions)
Fen – The Malediction Fields (Aural Music/Code 666)
Teitanblood – Seven Chalices (Norma Evangelium Diaboli/Ajna Offensive/Dauthus)
Shining - VI – Klagopsalmer (Osmose)
Skeletal Spectre – Tomb Coven (Razorback)
Destroyer 666 – Defiance (Season of Mist)
The Atlas Moth – A Glorified Piece of Blue Sky (Candlelight_
Brutal Truth – Evolution Through Revolution (Relapse)
Oak – Oak (A389 Records)
Peste Noire – Ballade cuntre lo Anemi Francor (De Profundis)
Ascended - Temple of Dark Offerings (Enucleation)
Funebrarum – The Sleep of Morbid Dreams (Cyclone Empire)
Amesoeurs – Amesoeurs (Profound Lore)
Gorgoroth - Quantos Possunt ad Satanitatem Trahunt (Regain)
Absu - Absu (Candlelight)
Altar of Plagues - White Tomb (Profound Lore)
Drudkh - Microcosmos (Season of Mist)
Lethe – Mnemosyne (Reptile)
Bestial Holocaust – Temple of Damnation (Crush Until Madness)
Seman Datura – Einsamkeit (ATMF)
Arckanum - Pppppppppp (Moribund)
Funeral Mist - Maranatha (Norma Evangelium Diaboli)
Krallice – Dimensional Bleedthrough (Profound Lore)
Javelina – Beasts Among Sheep (Relapse)
Ahab – The Divinity of Oceans (Napalm)
Ork Bastards – Final Price (Witch Hammer Productions)
Grave Miasma – Exalted Emanation (Sepulchral Voice)
Merrimack – Grey Rigorism (Moribund)
Zoroaster – Voice of Saturn (Terminal Doom)
Cormorant – Metazoa (Saturnine Media)
Dragged Into Sunlight – Terminal Aggressor (self-released)
Grave Miasma – Exalted Emanation (Sepulchral Voice)
Argentinum Astrum – Argentinum Astrum (Failed Recordings)
Pombagira – Black Axis Abraxis (Withered Hand)
Khanate – Clean Hands Go Foul (Hydra Head)
Church of Misery – Houses of the Unholy (Rise Above)
Shrinebuilder – Shrinebuilder
Manegarm – Nattvasen (Regain)
Rampant Decay – Antisocial Death March (Obscenity Cult)
YOB – The Great Cessation (Profound Lore)
Culted – Below the Thunders of the Upper Deep (Relapse)
Tombs – Winter Hours (Relapse)
Process Of Guilt – Erosion (Major Label Industries)
Scythian – To Those Who Stood Against Us…(Nectroterror)
Urgehal – Ikonoklast (Season of Mist)
Ramming Speed – Brainwreck (Candlelight)
Wolves In The Throne Room - Black Cascade (Southern Lord)
Infernal Stronghold – Godless Noise (Forcefield/KVN)
Litany for the Whale – Dolores (TBD Records)
Sunn 0))) – Monoliths & Dimensions (Southern Lord)
Wino – Punctuated Equilibrium (Southern Lord)
Immortal – All Shall Fall (Nuclear Blast)
Batillus – The Batillus (self-released)
Marduk – Wormwood (Regain)
Arkona – Goi, Rode, Goi! (Napalm)