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F3ynman's Favorites of 2022


These are my top 100 favorite new releases of 2022

Genre stats:
Black: 22
Death: 18
Doom: 15
Stoner: 9
Sludge: 8
Heavy: 7
Post: 5
Thrash: 5
Prog / Avant-garde: 4
Alternative: 2
Gothic: 1
Folk: 1
Drone: 1
Hardcore: 1

Created by: F3ynman2000 | 29.05.2022



1. Lune - Hymns To The Lunar Realm
black
2. Famyne - II: The Ground Below
doom
3. Umbra Conscientia - Nigredine Mundi
black
4. Angrrsth - W Czeluść
black (split with Czort)
5. Devil Master - Ecstasies Of Never Ending Night
black
6. Kvaen - The Great Below
black
7. Artificial Brain - Artificial Brain
death
8. Species - To Find Deliverance
thrash
9. Immolation - Acts Of God
death
10. Cirkeln - A Song To Sorrow
black
11. Watchman - The End Of All Flesh
stoner
12. Path Of Might - Deep Chrome
sludge
13. Russian Circles - Gnosis
post
14. Deumus - Oyer And Terminer
doom
15. Humanotone - A Flourishing Fall In A Grain Of Sand
stoner
16. Disfuneral - Blood Red Tentacle
death
17. The Chasm - The Scars Of A Lost Reflective Shadow
death
18. Voidhammer - The Voidhammer
doom (from Clandestine Cuts Vol. 12 Issue #5)
19. Phreneticis - Maze Of Time
death (from Clandestine Cuts Vol. 12 Issue #1)
20. Inanimate Existence - The Masquerade
death
21. Early Moods - Early Moods
heavy
22. Maul - Seraphic Punishment
death
23. Negative Plane - The Pact
black
24. Satan - Earth Infernal
heavy
25. Strigoi - Viscera
death
26. Alunah - Strange Machine
doom
27. Arizmenda - Spiders Lust In The Dungeon’s Dust
black
28. Kurokuma - Born Of Obsidian
sludge
29. My Diligence - The Matter, Form And Power
sludge
30. Terror Cósmico - Miasma
stoner
31. Come To Grief - When The World Dies
sludge
32. Vorbid - A Swan By The Edge Of Mandala
prog
33. Malignant Aura - Abysmal Misfortune Is Draped Upon Me
doom
34. Solemn Ceremony - Demise
doom
35. Psycroptic - Divine Council
death
36. Witcher - Lélekharang
black
37. Druid Lord - Relics Of The Dead
doom
38. Predatory Light - Death And The Twilight Hours
black
39. Lord Of Confusion - Evil Mystery
doom
40. Lord Vigo - We Shall Overcome
heavy
41. Darkthrone - Astral Fortress
black
42. Druids - Shadow Work
stoner
43. Jungle Rot - A Call To Arms
death
44. Green King - Rock Alley Tapes
heavy (from Clandestine Cuts Vol. 12 Issue #3)
45. Fer De Lance - The Hyperborean
heavy
46. Lunember - Equinox
post
47. Ibaraki - Rashomon
prog
48. Mother Of Graves - Where The Shadows Adorn
death
49. Bongtower - Oscillator II
stoner
50. Sunczar - Bearer Of Light
stoner
51. Eisengrind - As Above - So Below
black (from Clandestine Cuts Vol. 12 Issue #2)
52. Hath - All That Was Promised
death
53. Darkened - The Black Winter
death
54. Somali Yacht Club - The Space
stoner
55. Grima - Frostbitten
black
56. Initiation - An Age Of Darkness
thrash
57. The Spirit - Of Clarity And Galactic Structures
black
58. ACOD - Fourth Reign Over Opacities And Beyond
death
59. Autonoesis - Moon Of Foul Magics
thrash
60. Panzerfaust - The Suns Of Perdition - Chapter III: The Astral Drain
black
61. Hempress - Masters Of The Trade
stoner
62. Nite - Voices Of The Kronian Moon
heavy
63. Riders Of Rohan - Riders Of Rohan
heavy
64. Vorga - Striving Toward Oblivion
black
65. Yatra - Born Into Chaos
death
66. Long Distance Calling - Eraser
post
67. Dark Millennium - Acid River
doom
68. Sakis Tolis - Among The Fires Of Hell
gothic
69. Cauchemar - Rosa Mystica
doom
70. Blut Aus Nord - Disharmonium - Undreamable Abysses
black
71. Lord Belial - Rapture
black
72. In Aphelion - Moribund
black
73. Acherontas - Malocchio ​-​ The Seven Tongues Of Δαημων
black
74. Bloodywood - Rakshak
alternative
75. Celeste - Assassine(s)
sludge
76. Grin - Phantom Knocks
stoner
77. Vāmācāra - Cosmic Fires: The Enlightenment Reversed
death
78. Cave In - Heavy Pendulum
alternative
79. I Am The Night - While The Gods Are Sleeping
black
80. Lionheart - Welcome To The West Coast III
hardcore
81. Gevurah - Gehinnom
black
82. Nonsun - Blood & Spirit
sludge
83. Demonical - Mass Destroyer
death
84. Sigh - Shiki
avant-garde
85. Psychonaut - Violate Consensus Reality
post
86. Aenaon - Mnemosyne
prog
87. White Ward - False Light
post
88. Saor - Origins
folk
89. Kuolemanlaakso - Kuusumu
doom
90. Grand Harvest - Consummatum Est
doom
91. Kreator - Hate Über Alles
thrash
92. Epitaphe - II
doom
93. Isaurian - Deep Sleep Metaphysics
post
94. Deströyer 666 - Never Surrender
thrash
95. Am Himmel - As Eternal As The Starless Kingdom Of Sorrow
drone
96. Weaving Shadows - Green Void
sludge (from Clandestine Cuts Vol. 12 Issue #2)
97. Patroness - Fatum
sludge
98. Wyatt E. - Āl Bēlūti Dārû
stoner
99. Azaab - Summoning The Cataclysm
death
100. Midnight Burial - Conjuring Darkness
doom
101. *** Bonus ***
102. Lucifer's Fall - Dirty (S)Hits
doom



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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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Maybe as his eyes are wide.
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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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So imminently visible - this cloaked innocent guilt
Sentenced to a lifetime, a second of structured chaos
Trampled by the ferocious, raging crowds of solitude
I'm the soil beneath me soaking up the sustenance of my own death.
[Meshuggah]
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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 Arð 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 Arð 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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22.10.2022 - 00:44
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Now nearing the end of the year, I'm revisiting my top picks of 2022.
I've arranged a bit already, but I dont guarantee it will be set in stone like this until the end of the year.
At the moment, the top ten are my absolute favorites of this year, while the top 30 are all pretty much in the running for their respective genre awards and will be revisited ASAP!
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