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Interesting 2022 Discoveries


These are my favorite new album releases of 2022...
... so far!

Genre stats:
Death: 9
Black: 12
Doom: 13
Sludge: 5
Stoner: 7
Post: 2
Heavy: 4
Thrash: 1
Gothic: 1

(Contains albums I've rated 8/10 and higher)

----The ordering is mostly based on first impressions and is subject to change!----

Created by: F3ynman2000 | 29.05.2022



1. Kvaen - The Great Below
black
2. Humanotone - A Flourishing Fall In A Grain Of Sand
stoner
3. Disfuneral - Blood Red Tentacle
death
4. Voidhammer - The Voidhammer
doom (from Clandestine Cuts Vol. 12 Issue #5)
5. Phreneticis - Maze Of Time
death (from Clandestine Cuts Vol. 12 Issue #1)
6. Immolation - Acts Of God
death
7. Devil Master - Ecstasies of Never Ending Night
black
8. Malignant Aura - Abysmal Misfortune Is Draped Upon Me
doom
9. Artificial Brain - Artificial Brain
death
10. Inanimate Existence - The Masquerade
death
11. Famyne - II: The Ground Below
doom
12. Terror Cósmico - Miasma
stoner
13. Path Of Might - Deep Chrome
sludge
14. Alunah - Strange Machine
stoner
15. Negative Plane - The Pact
black
16. Satan - Earth Infernal
heavy
17. Druids - Shadow Work
stoner
18. Jungle Rot - A Call To Arms
death
19. Green King - Rock Alley Tapes
heavy (from Clandestine Cuts Vol. 12 Issue #3)
20. Fer De Lance - The Hyperborean
heavy
21. Come To Grief - When The World Dies
sludge
22. Solemn Ceremony - Demise
doom
23. Umbra Conscientia - Nigredine Mundi
black
24. Druid Lord - Relics of the Dead
doom
25. Predatory Light - Death And The Twilight Hours
black
26. Yatra - Born Into Chaos
death
27. Deumus - Oyer And Terminer
doom
28. Bongtower - Oscillator II
stoner
29. Sunczar - Bearer Of Light
stoner
30. Eisengrind - As Above - So Below
black (from Clandestine Cuts Vol. 12 Issue #2)
31. Hath - All That Was Promised
death
32. Darkened - The Black Winter
death
33. The Spirit - Of Clarity And Galactic Structures
black
34. Kreator - Hate Über Alles
thrash
35. Hempress - Masters Of The Trade
stoner
36. Nite - Voices Of The Kronian Moon
heavy
37. Vorga - Striving Toward Oblivion
black
38. Nonsun - Blood & Spirit
sludge
39. Cauchemar - Rosa Mystica
doom
40. Blut Aus Nord - Disharmonium - Undreamable Abysses
black
41. Lord Belial - Rapture
black
42. In Aphelion - Moribund
black
43. White Ward - False Light
post
44. Kuolemanlaakso - Kuusumu
doom
45. Grand Harvest - Consummatum Est
doom
46. Epitaphe - II
doom
47. Isaurian - Deep Sleep Metaphysics
post
48. Celeste - Assassine(s)
sludge
49. Weaving Shadows - Green Void
sludge (from Clandestine Cuts Vol. 12 Issue #2)
50. Wyatt E. - Āl Bēlūti Dārû
stoner
51. Dark Millennium - Acid River
doom
52. Acherontas - Malocchio ​-​ The Seven Tongues Of Δαημων
black
53. Sakis Tolis - Among The Fires Of Hell
gothic
54. Midnight Burial - Conjuring Darkness
doom
55. Lucifer's Fall - Dirty (S)Hits
doom



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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29.05.2022 - 15:36
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Any recommendations of new obscure gems are welcome here!
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29.05.2022 - 16:10
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Some really good one's here, and some I need to check out myself here are a few I would recommend:

In Aphelion - Moribund (Melodic black)
The Spirit - Of Clarity And Galactic Structures (Melodic black/death metal)
Hath - All That Was Promised (Death metal)
Non Est Deus - Impious (Melodic black metal)
Darkened - The Black Winter (Death metal)
Vorga - Striving Toward Oblivion (Black metal)
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29.05.2022 - 19:39
doez
Hallucigenia
If you want some weird death metal, listen to Urushiol
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30.05.2022 - 02:39
Blackcrowe

Great records 👍
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02.06.2022 - 09:21
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Lord Belial - Rapture it's a decent album, not their best but it's worth a listen for sure
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03.06.2022 - 13:07
Qualeen

Nice list man Cool to see Hath, Lord Belial and Immolation on here, I really like their 2022 albums. And thanks for recommending Disfuneral to me earlier, it was some good stuff! I badly need to check out Vorga and Sakis Tolis's solo album.

As far as my recommendations go, I highly suggest Kvaen - The Great Below. Brilliant melodic black.
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Non serviam.
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03.06.2022 - 14:21
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by Qualeen on 03.06.2022 at 13:07

As far as my recommendations go, I highly suggest Kvaen - The Great Below. Brilliant melodic black.

Yo! Brilliant is an understatement! Thank you for reminding me that I needed to listen to this.

This is the best I've heard this year! 10/10 for sure (see my rant on that album thread)
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17.06.2022 - 03:02
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by AndyMetalFreak on 29.05.2022 at 16:10

Some really good one's here, and some I need to check out myself here are a few I would recommend:

In Aphelion - Moribund (Melodic black)
The Spirit - Of Clarity And Galactic Structures (Melodic black/death metal)
Hath - All That Was Promised (Death metal)
Non Est Deus - Impious (Melodic black metal)
Darkened - The Black Winter (Death metal)
Vorga - Striving Toward Oblivion (Black metal)

I've now added 50 noteworthy releases of 2022 (including my top Clandestine Cuts picks so far).

Thanks for the recommendations, by the way. Almost all of those albums made it onto my list!

It's interesting how our tastes appear at first pretty similar, but upon closer inspection there are many differences. For example, I think you like prog, power and rock more than I do, while I generally like more death metal than you do. My appreciation for black metal has grown a lot, so that I think we have a fairly similar taste in that regard. (Black metal comprises the most of the releases in this list at moment - much to my own surprise!) For doom, you seem to like the slower, more mellow side (like Arđ and Messa) while I like the catchy, crushing side (like Lucifer's Fall).
I've also started getting into a lot of sludge/post and stoner, which you seem not to be much a fan of, I think.

Hopefully I assessed your tastes somewhat accurately What are your thoughts?
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17.06.2022 - 08:16
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Written by F3ynman2000 on 17.06.2022 at 03:02


I've now added 50 noteworthy releases of 2022 (including my top Clandestine Cuts picks so far).

Thanks for the recommendations, by the way. Almost all of those albums made it onto my list!

It's interesting how our tastes appear at first pretty similar, but upon closer inspection there are many differences. For example, I think you like prog, power and rock more than I do, while I generally like more death metal than you do. My appreciation for black metal has grown a lot, so that I think we have a fairly similar taste in that regard. (Black metal comprises the most of the releases in this list at moment - much to my own surprise!) For doom, you seem to like the slower, more mellow side (like Arđ and Messa) while I like the catchy, crushing side (like Lucifer's Fall).
I've also started getting into a lot of sludge/post and stoner, which you seem not to be much a fan of, I think.

Hopefully I assessed your tastes somewhat accurately What are your thoughts?

I think your assessment is pretty much spot on At the beginning I did listen to alot of progressive, psychedelic and hard rock, starting with the late 60's and 70's, I was a big fan of The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Jethro Tull, Cream, Hawkwind, and Pink Floyd, which progressed to more experimental stuff once I discovered the Krautrock scene, and I also started listening to heavier stuff like Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Rush. I always had a thing for the 70's folk rock scene too.

Eventually my tastes got heavier and I started listening to Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Metallica and Slayer, and all those 80's thrash and heavy metal bands, which I listened to for a good few years, then a friend randomly introduced me to the Norwegian black metal scene, which I surprisingly took an instant liking too, then after listening to the same bands over and over I decided to start scouring the Internet for new extreme metal bands, and discovered death metal, eventually this led me to discover this site a few years back. I've been using it as a source on a daily basis ever since.

It's only since discovering this site that I've been listening to more obscure bands, and genre's like sludge, deathcore, tech death, gothic, symphonic etc, occasionally I go to my softer roots where I began. So my music taste has grown over time.

Sorry for the long comment
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17.06.2022 - 17:00
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by AndyMetalFreak on 17.06.2022 at 08:16

I think your assessment is pretty much spot on At the beginning I did listen to alot of progressive, psychedelic and hard rock, starting with the late 60's and 70's, I was a big fan of The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Jethro Tull, Cream, Hawkwind, and Pink Floyd, which progressed to more experimental stuff once I discovered the Krautrock scene, and I also started listening to heavier stuff like Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Rush. I always had a thing for the 70's folk rock scene too.

Eventually my tastes got heavier and I started listening to Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Metallica and Slayer, and all those 80's thrash and heavy metal bands, which I listened to for a good few years, then a friend randomly introduced me to the Norwegian black metal scene, which I surprisingly took an instant liking too, then after listening to the same bands over and over I decided to start scouring the Internet for new extreme metal bands, and discovered death metal, eventually this led me to discover this site a few years back. I've been using it as a source on a daily basis ever since.

It's only since discovering this site that I've been listening to more obscure bands, and genre's like sludge, deathcore, tech death, gothic, symphonic etc, occasionally I go to my softer roots where I began. So my music taste has grown over time.

Sorry for the long comment

Nice! Yeah I've never really listened to prog rock other than Pink Floyd. I quickly became attracted to the fast and the dark music

And no need to apologize - I love long conversations!
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