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Phoenix Rising Through Fire: Top 10 Metal Albums Of 2019

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Another year, another top 10, or should I say top 25 of the year. Plenty of good albums, but Månegarm, Borknagar and Insomnium without a doubt top albums of the year. Villagers of Ioannina City is a revelation of the year, and while it might not be "metal" definitely one of the top albums of this year. Blind Guardian is not bad, far from it, but I expected so much more from this album hence it (un)deservedly gets to bear the shame of the letdown, although it is a decent album. Maybe I expected too much from it. One of the bands that deserve more attention this year for certain is Croatian Old Night, a real masterpiece when it comes to doom. Another recommendation would be Serbian Svartgren with their new black metal album called Divlja Vatra, or Wildfire. The rest of it pretty much boils down to personal taste and preferences. Darkwater and Bloodbound were a very pleasant surprise when it comes to progressive and power metal respectively. When it comes to symphonic and progressive metal, Wilderun was another pleasant surprise, a band I discovered recently through metalstorm website..

Created by: RhaegarTargaryen | 21.12.2019

1. Månegarm - Fornaldarsagor
2. Borknagar - True North
3. Insomnium - Heart Like a Grave
4. Beast in Black - From Hell With Love
5. Swallow the Sun - When a Shadow is Forced into the Light
6. Villagers of Ioannina City - Age of Aquarius
7. Elvenking - Reader of the Runes - Divination
8. Rotting Christ - The Heretics
9. Brymir - Wings of Fire
10. Soen - Lotus
11. Svartgren - Divlja Vatra
Serbian Album of the Year
12. Finsterforst - Zerfall
Hidden Gem of the Year
13. Senidah - Bez Tebe
Non-Metal Album of the Year:
14. Blind Guardian - Legacy Of The Dark Lands
Letdown of the Year
15. Bloodbound - Rise of the Dragon Empire
Surprise of the Year
16. Helloween - United Alive
DVD of the Year
17. Schammasch - Hearts of No Light
Honourable mention
18. Old Night - A Fracture In The Human Soul
Honourable mention
19. Ereb Altor - Järtecken
Honourable mention
20. Evergrey - The Atlantic
Honourable mention
21. Eluveitie - Ategnatos
Honourable mention
22. Darkwater - Human
Honourable mention
23. Wilderun - Veil of Imagination
Honourable mention
24. Mgła - Age Of Excuse
Honourable mention
25. Belzebubs - Pantheon Of The Nightside Gods
Honourable mention
26. In Mourning - Garden of Storms
Honourable mention

Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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