No less than Hideous Divinity’s Enrico Schettino gave us a list of favorite albums from 2019. These are truly some of the best extreme metal albums you can find from this year. Enjoy!
X DARKTHRONE Old Star
Entertaining to the point of becoming funny (in the best way possible).
IX DEMIURGON The Oblivious Lure
Some of the best, most creative guitar riffs around.
VIII THE GREAT OLD ONES Cosmicism
Their consecration album. Hard to find any flaws in it.
VII ENTHRONED Cold Black Suns
The blackest album of the year. Beyond all black metal criteria, you’ll find Enthroned.
VI MGLA Age of Excuses
To outdo “Exercises” would have been futile for the rest of the planet, and they did it. Almost.
V MISþYRMING Algleymi
If we’re living in the golden age of black metal, we should thank them and very few others.
IV LVCIFYRE Sacrament
A nightmare of lava and thorns.
III DEATHSPELL OMEGA The Furnaces of Palingenesia
When a new DO album is out, a gate to a new world opens. A dark one.
II CATTLE DECAPITATION Death Atlas
Raise your chalice to the artists that reinvented death metal. It doesn’t get more extreme than this.
I BLOOD INCANTATION Hidden History of the Human Race
Sometimes the word “perfection” is not enough.
Special mention: VITRIOL To Bathe From The Throat Of Cowardice
You better keep em under your radar.