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Lethvm – Acedia

A top release of 2019 mixing doom tinged sludge and influences of some familiar Belgium musical masters.

Earth And Pillars – Earth II

Atmospheric black metal that embraces nature, shining a slowly dying light on a blistering and bleak landscape.

Glassing – Spotted Horse

Devastatingly unique, incredibly hard to describe but ultimately some very special atmospheric post-hardcore/black-metal which keeps on giving with every listen.

Torpor – Rheoric of the Image

After producing the finest UK sludge and doom this year I just worry if Torpor will ever get its ball back as it has well and truly smashed it out of the park.

Dawn Ray’d – Behold Sedition Plainsong

A furious blend of political black metal and flicks of folk leaves me in no doubt that there really isn’t a band that does it better. A vital band with an important release for our troubled times.

Cult of Luna – A Dawn To Fear

Another stunning release by Cult of Luna that doesn’t quite get out of the shadow of its previous two releases.

Cultdreams – Things That Hurt

An absolutely staggering album which tackles massive modern day issues with humility, honesty and lots of cracking songs.

Riah – Autumnalia

Some great post-rock.metal which can be heavy without feeling thin or limited of ideas

This Gift Is A Curse – A Throne Of Ash

A great mix of blackened hardcore and post-metal sensibilities creates an album packed with brutality which has longevity.

Russian Circles – Blood Year

More massive post-rock./metal from the genres most prolific masters.

Torche – Admission

Another solid album of catchy doom rock from a truly unique band with a few darker twists on album number five.

Adrift – Pure

This sludged up post-everything tour de force is a high point not only for the band but for all those who engage.

Cave In – Final Transmission

Cave In dawn the spacesuits once more and go on a new spacial journey whilst dealing with the loss of a brother.

Ba’al – Reverence

Losing their vocalist and focal point seemed like it may have been the end, but Ba’al have come back stronger and darker and made the transition seem so simple.

The Moth Gatherer – Esoteric Oppression

If you like Cult of Luna you will find something here to enjoy. Crushing Swedish post-metal with licks of electronic haze and sludge.

Dead To A Dying World – Elegy

Atmospheric blackened crust that has moments of calm that falsely lull you before roaring away again.

Latitudes – Part Island

Post-metal at its most unique and finest. Latitudes’ fourth album is glorious with a luscious sound that pounds you and embraces you in equal measures.

Erlen Meyer – Sang et Or

A gloomy adventure with the sophomore effort from France’s finest post-metal sludge band which doesn’t fail to deliver after a blistering debut.

Sonance – To Possess You Entirely

A blend of misery and release in the form of sludgy post-metal with licks of doom and ambience sees Sonance create their best release yet.

Marasme – Malsons

This cracking blend of post-metal and post-hardcore from Mollorca shows that living in a warm climate doesn’t necessarily make you worry free.

A Storm of Light – Anthroscene

The soundtrack to modern day distopia. A putrid doom tinged post-metal take on the current social and political landscape which gives no escape.

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