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Crypt Sermon - The Ruins of Fading Light (2019)

My Ratings: 77.601
Rank: 347 (out of 1664)

Best Song: Key of Solomon [85.0]

Epic Doom/Heavy Metal

Loudwire top 10 metal album for 2019....
 

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Cattle Decapitation - Death Atlas (2019)

My Ratings: 72.770
Rank: 1010 (out of 1666)

Best Song: Finish Them [76.0]

Progressive Death Metal

This is another one that made the top 10 metal of 2019.... I did not think I was going to like any of it going in as they are a bit too extreme for my liking but I actually did not mind it....
 

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Enshine - Singularity (2015)

My Ratings: 76.735
Rank: 418 (out of 1667)

Best Song: Adrift [86.0]

Melodic Death Doom
 

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Mgla - Exercises In Futility (2015)

My Ratings: 73.460
Rank: 902 (out of 1668)

Best Song: Excercises In Futility V [77.0]

Black Metal

This one seems to be the consensus #1 Black Metal album for 2015.....
 

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My Top 20 Albums for 2019

01 Fear Inoculum - Tool 91.470
02 Revelations of Oblivion - Possessed 84.383
03 The Heretics - Rotting Christ 80.180
04 Become None - Summoner's Circle 80.023
05 Requiem For Mankind - Memoriam 79.640

06 Higher Reeper - High Reeper 79.505
07 When a Shadow is Forced Into the Light - Swallow The Sun 78.530
08 Calm Before The Calm - Lunar Effect, The 78.230
09 The Ruins of Fading Light - Crypt Sermon 77.601
10 Something Wicked Marches In - Vltimas 77.579

11 In Cauda Venenum - Opeth 77.360
12 Moving Backwards - Wheel 76.870
13 Coven Of The Snake - Arrowhead 76.830
14 Summoning - Bloody Hammers 76.660
15 The Door to Doom - Candlemass 76.605

16 Death and the Moon - Silver Snakes 76.460
17 Bowels of Earth - Entombed A.D. 76.400
18 Metallo - Necrutero 76.384
19 Back To The Warehouse - Infrared 76.330
20 Damp Chill of Life - None 76.299
 

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Swallow The Sun - Despair (2015)

My Ratings: 72.210
Rank: 1099 (out of 1669)

Best Song: 7 Hours Late [73.0]

Melodic Death Doom

3rd disc of the Songs From The North release.... not as good as the first two.
 

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Gruesome - Savaged Land (2015)

My Ratings: 77.905
Rank: 329 (out of 1670)

Best Song: Demonized [81.0]

Death Metal
 

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Motörhead - Bad Magic (2015)

My Ratings: 76.161
Rank: 484 (out of 1671)

Best Song: Sympathy For The Devil (cover) [85.0]

Heavy Metal

One of their better albums....
 

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Paradise Lost - The Plague Within (2015)

My Ratings: 75.940
Rank: 513 (out of 1672)

Best Song: Sacrifice The Flame [79.0]

Gothic Doom

Liked this one the best so far of the 3 I have listened to.
 

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Crypt Sermon - Out of the Garden (2015)

My Ratings: 75.556
Rank: 568 (out of 1673)

Best Song: Temple Doors [80.6]

Epic Doom Metal
 

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Haunt - Mind Freeze (2020)

My Ratings: 71.068
Rank: 1257 (out of 1674)

Best Song: Light The Beacon [78.0]

Heavy Metal
 

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Lotus Thief - Oresteia (2020)

My Ratings: 71.193
Rank: 1248 (out of 1675)

Best Song: The Furies [73.6]

Avant-garde/Doom/Post Black

"San Francisco avant-gardists Lotus Thief create visionary music that incorporates elements of doom and black metal as well as post rock. Transcendent in sound and substance, the band has released two acclaimed albums ("Rervm" in 2014, and their Prophecy debut "Gramarye" in 2016), that draw insight from ancient texts for present-day life. History is preserved and ignited, a sonic re-imagining for a world where the human race learns from its past. "

This one was a bit different with each songs having elements I liked and did not like.....
 

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Clutch - Psychic Warfare (2015)

My Ratings: 74.940
Rank: 656 (out of 1676)

Best Song: A Quick Death In Texas [76.6]

Stoner Rock

I guess this was one of the top Rock albums for the year 2015. Even though I like Stoner Rock, Clutch has not been one of my favorites but his album was pretty decent for me.
 

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Well, that is it for the year 2015 for a while. I will be bouncing around for awhile plus new releases until I get to 2016.

My top 10 albums for the year 2015

01 Monotony Fields - Shape of Despair 78.670
02 Meliora - Ghost 78.105
03 Lucid Planet - Lucid Planet 77.955
04 Savage Land - Gruesome 77.905
05 Order Shall Prevail - Jungle Rot 77.600
06 High Country - Sword, The 77.211
07 Singularity Enshine 76.735
08 Under The Red Cloud - Amorphis 76.560
09 Songs From The North: Gloom - Swallow The Sun 76.430
10 Moksha - My Sleeping Karma 76.274
 

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Foghat - Fool For The City (1975)

My Ratings: 77.470
Rank: 361 (out of 1677)

Best Song: Slow Ride [84.0]

Hard/Blues Rock

First 4 tracks were far superior than the last 3.
 

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Santana - Abraxas (1970)

My Ratings: 80.379
Rank: 194 (out of 1678)

Best Song: Black Magic Woman [87.6]

Psychedelic Latin Rock

Great album!
 

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Tortuga - Deities (2020)

My Ratings: 75.841
Rank: 529 (out of 1679)

Best Song: Black Pharoah II [84.0]

Psychedelic Stoner Metal

There are some great tracks on this one which is heavily influenced by HP Lovecraft but I did not like the last track at all which brought the average down.
 

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Queen - Queen II (1974)

My Ratings: 68.720
Rank: 1463 (out of 1681)

Best Song: White Queen [73.0]

Art Rock

Was never a fan of the music but decided to listen to another album after watching the movie. Liked the songs written by May much better than those by Mercury.
 

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Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)

My Ratings: 79.268
Rank: 253 (out of 1682)

Best Song: Higher Ground [90.0]

Funk/Soul Rock

Minus the last two tracks this one really jams.... will be looking for it.
 

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Candlemass - Chapter VI (1992)

My Ratings: 75.505
Rank: 578 (out of 1683)

Best Song: Where The Runes Still Speak [78.6]

Epic Doom Metal
 

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Bonded - Rest In Violence (2020)

My Ratings: 73.587
Rank: 887 (out of 1684)

Best Song: No Cure For Life [76.2]

Thrash Metal

debut album by some ex members of Sodom. Nothing great but still not too shabby.
 

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British Lion - The Burning (2020)

My Ratings: 67.965
Rank: 1508 (out of 1685)

Best Song: Spit Fire [74.0]

Heavy Metal

This is Steve Harris (Bass-Iron Maiden) new band. I was expecting much more as this was pretty dull and did not care much for the lead vocals.
 

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Ether Coven - Everything Is Temporary Except Suffering (2020)

My Ratings: 75.157
Rank: 625 (out of 1686)

Best Song: This House Is A Tomb Of Memories [77.0]

Sludge Metal

My first time listening to this band.
 

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Neil Young - Comes A Time (1978)

My Ratings: 68.780
Rank: 1463 (out of 1687)

Best Song: Lotta Love [75.0]

Folk/Country Rock

Found this LP in my storage room. Too much country in this one for my liking.... first half much better than the 2nd.
 

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Never heard the 1st Boston?!? While almost the definition of over produced faceless '70s AOR I would have thought most classic rock fans would have heard this album at least once.
Still one of the top albums of all time...timeless great music.
 

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Blessed Black - Beyond The Crimson Throne (2020)

My Ratings: 76.241
Rank: 486 (out of 1688)

Best Song: The Black Gate [77.4]

Doom/Heavy Metal

Local band from Cincinnati with their debut album.
 
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