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Andy's top 2024


Another year begins, same scenario, ranking ordered from favorite down to least favorite. I've no specific target set this year, but it's doubtful I'll reach last year's monstrous amount. I might even throw in the odd EP this time round.

Created by: AndyMetalFreak | 02.01.2024



1. Hauntologist - Hollow
8.0 - (Atmospheric black/post-metal) - [Poland]
2. Sgàile - Traverse The Bealach
8.0 - (Post-metal) - [U.K.]
3. Chapel Of Disease - Echoes Of Light
8.0 - (Progressive/heavy/melodic death) - [Germany]
4. Eternal Storm - A Giant Bound To Fall
8.0 - (Melodic death) - [Spain]
5. Farsot - Life Promised Death
8.0 - (Black) - [Germany]
6. Chelsea Wolfe - She Reaches Out To She Reaches Out To She
7.5 - (Neo-folk/experimental rock) - [U.S.]
7. Necrowretch - Swords Of Dajjal
7.5 - (Death/black) - [France]
8. Romuvos - Spirits
7.5 - (Folk) - [Lithuania/Germany]
9. Bipolar Architecture - Metaphysicize
7.5 - (Post-metal) - [Turkey/Germany]
10. Santacreu - Cançons D'amor, Dol I Enyorança
7.5 - (Doom/post-metal) - [Spain]
11. Dwarrowdelf - The Fallen Leaves
7.5 - (Atmospheric black) - [U.K.]
12. Vitriol - Suffer & Become
7.5 - (Death) - [U.S.]
13. Far Beyond - The End Of My Road
7.5 - (Melodic black) - [Germany]
14. Narzissus - Akt III: Erl​ö​sung
7.5 - (Black) - [Austria]
15. Hulder - Verses In Oath
7.5 - (Black) - [U.S.]
16. Slope - Freak Dreams
7.5 - (Hardcore punk/alternative/funk) - [Germany]
17. Spectral Voice - Sparagmos
7.0 - (Death doom) - [U.S.]
18. Vanir - Epitome
7.5 - (Viking folk/melodic death) - [Denmark]
19. Hannes Grossmann - Echoes Of Eternity
7.0 - (Technical death) - [Germany]
20. Grin - Hush
7.0 - (Stoner/sludge) - [Germany]
21. Syncatto - Fiction
Instrumental/jazz fusion/progressive/math rock) - [U.S.]
22. Praise The Plague - Suffocating In The Current Of Time
7.0 - (Doom/atmospheric black/blackened sludge) - [Germany]
23. Persefone - Lingua Ignota: Part I
7.0 - (Progressive/melodic death) - [Andorra]
24. Caligula's Horse - Charcoal Grace
7.0 - (Progressive/alternative) - [Australia]
25. Cave Sermon - Divine Laughter
7.0 - (Sludge/post-metal) - [Australia]
26. Dissimulator - Lower Form Resistance
7.0 - (Technical death/technical thrash) - [Canada]
27. Exocrine - Legend
7.0 (Progressive/technical death) - [France]
28. Saxon - Hell, Fire And Damnation
7.0 - (Heavy) - [U.K.]
29. Inquisition - Veneration Of Medieval Mysticism And Cosmological Violence
7.0 - (Black) - [Columbia/U.S.]
30. Solbrud - IIII
(Atmospheric black) - [Denmark]
31. Madder Mortem - Old Eyes, New Heart
7.0 - (Aventgarde/gothic) - [Norway]
32. The Infernal Sea - Hellfenlic
7.0 - (Black) - [U.K.]
33. Vemod - The Deepening
7.0 - (Black) - [Norway]
34. Wandering Oak - Resilience
7.0 - (Folk/progressive/melodic black) - [U.S.]
35. Griffon - De Republica
7.0 - (Melodic black) - [France]
36. Deadyellow - What Was Left Of Them
7.0 - (Post-black) - [U.S.]
37. Ponte Del Diavolo - Fire Blades From The Tomb
7.0 - (Blackened doom) - [Italy]
38. House Of Atreus - Orations
7.0 - (Death) - [U.S.]
39. Ryujin - Ryujin
7.0 - (Extreme power) - [Japan]
40. Lucifer - Lucifer V
7.0 - (Hard rock/doom) [Germany/Sweden]
41. Boundless Chaos - Sinister Upheaval
7.0 - (Death/Thrash) - [Germany]
42. Heavy Sentence - Warriors Of Madness
7.0 - (Heavy) - [U.K.]
43. Magnum - Here Comes The Rain
7.0 - (Progressive rock) - [U.K.]
44. Notochord - Aegis
7.0 - (Progressive/post-metal) - [U.S.]
45. Nemesis (SRB) - Embrace Reality
7.0 - (Melodic death) - [Serbia]
46. Dark Oath - Ages Of Man
7.0 - (Melodic death) - [Portugal]
47. Dzhatinga - Forgotten And Lost
7.0 - (Melodic black/melodic death) - [Belarus]
48. Master - Saints Dispelled
7.0 - (Death) - [U.S.]
49. Horrorgraphy - A Knight's Tale
7.0 - (Doom/symphonic) - [Greece]
50. Krvna - The Rhythmus Of Death Eternal
7.0 - (Meloblack) - [Australia]
51. Roswell Deathsquad - Welcome Home
7.0 - (Progressive death/deathcore) - [Australia]
52. Narbeleth - A Pale Crown
7.0 - (Black) - [Cuba/Spain]
53. Kalt Vindur - Magna Mater
7.0 - (Black/doom) - [Poland]
54. Oathbringer - Tales Of Valor
7.0 - (Heavy/power) - [Serbia]
55. Mourning Dawn - The Foam Of Despair
7.0 - (Blackened doom) - [France]
56. Vipassi - Lightless
7.0 - (Extreme progressive/instrumental) - [Australia]
57. Unaussprechlichen Kulten - Häxan Sabaoth
6.5 - (Death) - [Chile]
58. Goragorja - Monokrom
6.5 - (Instrumental post-metal) - [Slovenia]
59. Blood Red Throne - Nonagon
6.5 - (Death) - [Norway]
60. Monovoth - Pleroma Mortem Est
6.5 - (Doom/drone) - [Argentina]
61. Obsidian Tongue - The Stone Heart
6.5 - (Atmospheric black) - [U.S.]
62. Saevus Finis - Facilis Descensus Averno
6.5 - (Black/death) - [Portugal]
63. Ὁπλίτης - Π​α​ρ​α​μ​α​ι​ν​ο​μ​έ​ν​η
6.5 - (Progressive black) - [China]
64. Alluvial - Death Is But A Door
6.5 - (Progressive death) - [U.S.]
65. Animårum - Machina
6.5 - (Progressive death) - [U.S.]
66. EXA - Left In Shards
6.5 - (Thrash) - [Germany]
67. Cancer Christ - God Is Violence
6.5 - (Crossover thrash/grindcore) - [U.S.]
68. Bombarder - Sa Dna Groba
6.5 - (Thrash/speed) - [Bosnia and Herzegovina/Serbia]
69. CobraKill - Serpent's Kiss
6.5 - (Heavy/hard rock) - [Germany]
70. In Vain (ESP) - Back To Nowhere
6.5 - (Heavy/power) - [Spain]
71. Ruthless - The Fallen
6.5 - (U.S. power/heavy) - [U.S.]
72. Guhts - Regeneration
6.5 - (Post-metal/atmospheric sludge) - [U.S.]
73. The Obsessed - Gilded Sorrow
6.5 - (Doom) - [U.S.]
74. Anāʻanā - Aura Of Blood
6.5 - (Black) - [Belgium]
75. Theophonos - Ashes In The Huron River
6.0 -(Black/mathcore) - [U.S.]
76. Ihsahn - Ihsahn
6.0 - (Extreme progressive) - [Norway]
77. Slower - Slower
6.0 - (Doom/sludge) - [U.S.]
78. Knoll - As Spoken
6.0 - (Mathcore/grindcore) - [U.S.]
79. Olhava - Sacrifice
6.0 - (Post-metal/atmospheric black) - [Russia]
80. Acerus - The Caliginous Serenade
6.0 - (Heavy) - [U.S.]
81. Black Hate - Via Purgativa: Qui Spiritu Diaboli Aguntur Hi Filii Satanae Sunt
6.0 - (Black/death) - [Mexico]
82. Ego Depths - Prognimous Ekk Solthi
6.0 - (Funeral doom) - [Ukraine/Canada]
83. Lord Dying - Clandestine Transcendence
6.0 - (Sludge) - [U.S.]
84. Malist - Of Scorched Earth
6.0 - (Atmospheric black) - [Russia/Czech Republic]
85. Resin Tomb - Cerebral Purgatory
6.0 - (Deathgrind/sludge) - [Australia]
86. Scanner - The Cosmic Race
6.0 - (Heavy) - [Germany]
87. Drown In Sulphur - Dark Secrets Of The Soul
6.0 - (Deathcore) - [Italy]
88. Throne Of Thorns - Converging Parallel Worlds
6.0 - (Progressive power) - [Belgium]
89. Engulf - The Dying Planet Weeps
6.0 - (Death) - [U.S.]
90. Abhoria - Depths
6.0 - (Black) - [U.S.]
91. Domination Campaign - A Storm Of Steel
6.0 - (Death) - [Australia]
92. Enterprise Earth - Death: An Anthology
6.0 - (Deathcore) - [U.S.]
93. Manticora - Mycelium
6.0 - (Progressive power) - [Denmark]
94. Morbid Saint - Swallowed By Hell
6.0 - (Thrash) - [U.S.]
95. Graywitch - Children Of Gods
6.0 - (Heavy) - [Greece/Cypress]
96. Heave Blood And Die - Burnout Codes
6.0 - (Alternative/post-metal) - [Norway]
97. Aaru - S.W.N.P.L
6.0 - (Djent/progressive metalcore) - [Iceland]
98. Svdestada - Candela
6.0 - (Crust punk/post-hardcore/post-metal) - [Spain]
99. Torchia - Arcane Magicae
6.0 - (Melodic death) - [Finland]
100. Darkspace - Dark Space -II
6.0 - (Ambient black) - [Switzerland]
101. Silent Stream Of Godless Elegy - Jiná
6.0 - (Folk/doom) - [Czech Republic]
102. Unsouling - Vampiric Spiritual Drain
6.0 - (Death/black) - [U.S.]
103. Infant Island - Obsidian Wreath
6.0 - (post-hardcore/post-rock/Screamo/shoegaze) - [U.S.]
104. Insade - Human Obsession
6.0 - (Death) - [Canada]
105. Gray State - Under The Wheels Of Progress
6.0 - (Hardcore/metalcore) - [Finland]
106. Elettra Storm - Powerlords
6.0 - (Power) - [Italy]
107. Kings Winter - The Other Side Of Fear
6.0 - (Melodic death/heavy) - [Germany]
108. Savaged - Night Stealer
6.0 - (Heavy/speed) - [Spain]
109. Russell/Guns - Medusa
6.0 - (heavy metal/hard rock) - [U.S.]
110. Mega Colossus - Showdown
6.0 - (Heavy) - [U.S.]
111. Mountain Caller - Chronicle II: Hypergenesis
6.0 - (Post-metal) - [U.K.]
112. Jenner - Prove Them Wrong
6.0 - (Heavy/speed/thrash) - [Serbia]
113. The Gems - Phoenix
6.0 - (Hard rock) - [Sweden]
114. Kontact - Full Contact
6.0 - (Heavy) - [Canada]
115. Kala Azar - Kala Azar
6.0 - (Sludge) - [Switzerland]
116. Announce The Apocalypse - Experience Machine
6.0 - (Thrash) - [U.S.]
117. At The Plates - Omnivore
6.0 - (Death) - [U.S.]
118. Upon Stone - Dead Mother Moon
6.0 - (Melodic death) - [U.S.]
119. Exit Eden - Femmes Fatales
6.0 - (Symphonic) - [N.A.]
120. Witherfall - Where Do I Begin?
6.0 - (Progressive power) - [U.S.]
121. Panzerchrist - All Witches Shall Burn
6.0 - (Blackened death) - [Denmark]
122. Cognizance - Phantazein
6.0 - (Deathcore/melodic death/technical death) - [U.K.]
123. Carnal Savagery - Into The Abysmal Void
6.0 - (Death) - [Sweden]
124. Meridion - Caverns
6.0 - (Death) - [Chile]
125. Pestilength - Solar Clorex
6.0 - (Doom/death) - [Spain]
126. Abyssius - Abyssius
6.0 - (Technical death) - [Taiwan]
127. Ribspreader - Reap Humanity
6.0 - (Death) - [Sweden]
128. Petrification - Sever Sacred Light
6.0 - (Death) - [U.S.]
129. Dipygus - Dipygus
6.0 - (Death) - [U.S.]
130. Massacre - Tri​-​Pocalypse
6.0 - (Death) - [U.S.]
131. Ghoul - Noxious Concoctions
6.0 - (Death/thrash) - [U.S.]
132. Asarhaddon - Besenken
6.0 - (Black) - [Germany]
133. Lifesick - Love And Other Lies
6.0 - (Hardcore/metalcore) - [Denmark]
134. MooM - Plague Infested Urban Dump Of The Future
6.0 - (Power violence/grindcore/sludge) - [Israel]
135. Sovereign (NOR) - Altered Realities
6.0 - (Death/thrash) - [Norway]
136. Extinction A.D. - Ruthless Intent
5.5 - (Crossover thrash) - [U.S.]
137. Night Slasher - Night Slasher
5.5 - (Speed/thrash) - [Lithuania]
138. Gothic - Underground
5.5 - (Gothic) - [Romania]
139. Striker - Ultrapower
5.5 - (Heavy/speed/thrash) - [Canada]
140. Bokassa - All Out Of Dreams
5.5 - (Hardcore//stoner rock) - [Norway]
141. Firewind - Fallen Angel
5.5 - (Heavy) - [Greece]
142. Revolution Saints - Against The Winds
5.5 - (Hard rock) - [U.S.]
143. Obscura Qalma - Veils Of Transcendence
5.5 - (Blackened death) - [Italy]
144. The Last Ten Seconds Of Life - No Name Graves
5.5 - (Deathcore) - [U.S.]
145. Voltumna - For Death Is Fate
5.5 - (Black/death) - [Italy]
146. Infected Rain - Time
5.5 - (Nu metal) - [Moldova]
147. Rituals Of The Dead Hand - The Wretched And The Vile
5.5 - (Blackened doom) - [Belgium]
148. F.K.Ü. - The Horror And The Metal
5.5 - (Thrash) - [Sweden]
149. Diabolic - Blastmasters Twisted Metal
5.5 - (Death) - [U.S.]
150. Sujin - Save Our Souls
5.0 - (Metalcore/melodic death) - [France]
151. Durbin - Screaming Steel
5.0 - (Heavy) - [U.S.]
152. Gravewürm - Poisonous Kingdom
5.0 - (Black/death) - [U.S.]
153. Meth. - Shame
5.0 - (Math) - [U.S.]
154. Canaan - Ai Margini
5.0 - (Darkwave) - [Italy]
155. Necrotum - Defleshed Exhumation
5.0 - (Death) - [Romania]
156. Stages Of Decomposition - Raptures Of Psychopathy
5.0 - (Brutal death) - [U.S.]
157. Windark - Wildergrave
5.0 - (Atmospheric black) - [U.S.]
158. Escuela Grind - DDEEAATTHHMMEETTAALL
5.0 - (Grindcore/hardcore) - [U.S.]
159. Any Given Day - Limitless
4.0 - (Djent/deathcore/metalcore) - [Germany]
160. Dymytry - Five Angry Men
3.5 - (Nu/alternative metal) - [Czech Republic]



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02.01.2024 - 11:34
Oldy86

Ohhhhh sheeeiiiiittt!! It's that time already? I still have to add like 60 albums to last years list and probably move a few around. I still have like 100 albums on a list I plan on listening to as well. Closing in on 300 albums from last year, but not even close to your colossal list haha. I tend to do complete discographies throughout the year too. Often bands with new albums. Only albums I'll most likely checkout this month are Knoll, Resin Tomb, Lord Dying, Master, Dipygus, Blood Red Throne, Exocrine, Vitriol, Caligula's Horse and Inquisition. If I hear good things about anything I'll listen to next month when I simmer down on listening to last years releases.
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15.01.2024 - 15:36
JoHn Doe

31 albums already?!
I haven't even managed to finish with the 2023 releases.
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15.01.2024 - 20:16
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Written by JoHn Doe on 15.01.2024 at 15:36

31 albums already?!
I haven't even managed to finish with the 2023 releases.

I've been dedicating every bit of free time I've had so far for listening to whatever latest release comes my way. I'm just hoping that discovering and listening to the latest releases remains enjoyable, as at the moment it's becoming a borderline obsession, just as long as it doesn't become a chore and I'm able to have enough free time I'll carry on listening and adding to this list as the year goes on
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15.01.2024 - 20:20
JoHn Doe

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 15.01.2024 at 20:16

Written by JoHn Doe on 15.01.2024 at 15:36

31 albums already?!
I haven't even managed to finish with the 2023 releases.

I've been dedicating every bit of free time I've had so far for listening to whatever latest release comes my way. I'm just hoping that discovering and listening to the latest releases remains enjoyable, as at the moment it's becoming a borderline obsession, just as long as it doesn't become a chore and I'm able to have enough free time I'll carry on listening and adding to this list as the year goes on


I'm stagnant on 2023-24 releases because if I discover an album from 1979, it's still something new, isn't it?

Lame joke aside, good luck on listening to as much as possible.
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15.01.2024 - 20:38
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Written by JoHn Doe on 15.01.2024 at 20:20

I'm stagnant on 2023-24 releases because if I discover an album from 1979, it's still something new, isn't it?

Lame joke aside, good luck on listening to as much as possible.

Thanks and it's very true, there's still a huge amount of albums from previous years yet for me to discover, so I'm sure I'll pick up on a few oldies aswel as new one's as well.
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15.01.2024 - 20:42
JoHn Doe

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 15.01.2024 at 20:38

Written by JoHn Doe on 15.01.2024 at 20:20

I'm stagnant on 2023-24 releases because if I discover an album from 1979, it's still something new, isn't it?

Lame joke aside, good luck on listening to as much as possible.

Thanks and it's very true, there's still a huge amount of albums from previous years yet for me to discover, so I'm sure I'll pick up on a few oldies aswel as new one's as well.


I'll PM you some great oldies when I have some time.
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15.01.2024 - 20:48
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Written by JoHn Doe on 15.01.2024 at 20:42

I'll PM you some great oldies when I have some time.


Yes please do when you can, thanks
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18.01.2024 - 09:21
Oldy86

I don't know how you've managed this many already, mate. Only album I've been interested in so far has been Cancer Christ. Your ratings suggests I maybe made the right decision haha. But there's definitely a couple here that intrigue me. There's some albums out tonight I'm looking forward to. Master, Saxon, Resin Tomb, Vemod, Lord Dying I have my eye on this weekend. Dipygus is out on the 22nd too. So things are about to start getting interesting. Much slower start to this year, than it was the last 2 years. Some of faves were released in the first 2 weeks of 2022 and 2023.
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18.01.2024 - 13:32
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Written by Oldy86 on 18.01.2024 at 09:21

I don't know how you've managed this many already, mate. Only album I've been interested in so far has been Cancer Christ. Your ratings suggests I maybe made the right decision haha. But there's definitely a couple here that intrigue me. There's some albums out tonight I'm looking forward to. Master, Saxon, Resin Tomb, Vemod, Lord Dying I have my eye on this weekend. Dipygus is out on the 22nd too. So things are about to start getting interesting. Much slower start to this year, than it was the last 2 years. Some of faves were released in the first 2 weeks of 2022 and 2023.

I've certainly been taking a lot in over these last few weeks, but so far Hauntologist is the one album which stands out and has been on a regular spin since release date. Narzissus and Ryujin have somewhat impressed me also. There's a lot I'm looking forward to coming up.
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18.01.2024 - 17:43
Oldy86

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 18.01.2024 at 13:32

Written by Oldy86 on 18.01.2024 at 09:21

I don't know how you've managed this many already, mate. Only album I've been interested in so far has been Cancer Christ. Your ratings suggests I maybe made the right decision haha. But there's definitely a couple here that intrigue me. There's some albums out tonight I'm looking forward to. Master, Saxon, Resin Tomb, Vemod, Lord Dying I have my eye on this weekend. Dipygus is out on the 22nd too. So things are about to start getting interesting. Much slower start to this year, than it was the last 2 years. Some of faves were released in the first 2 weeks of 2022 and 2023.

I've certainly been taking a lot in over these last few weeks, but so far Hauntologist is the one album which stands out and has been on a regular spin since release date. Narzissus and Ryujin have somewhat impressed me also. There's a lot I'm looking forward to coming up.



I'll definitely be checking out those 3, Magnum and Engulf. Ryujin had me at Japanese extreme power metal. Japan has some awesome extreme metal and I always want more extreme power metal in my life. I'm not a huge power metal fan, I'm very picky with it. But I always want more extreme power metal.
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22.01.2024 - 19:38
OsirisVilla

Hey! You inspired me to start with my own list!! I have always followed your recommendations. Greetings from Mexico
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22.01.2024 - 21:10
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Written by OsirisVilla on 22.01.2024 at 19:38

Hey! You inspired me to start with my own list!! I have always followed your recommendations. Greetings from Mexico

Hi, I feel honored to have inspired you, and I hope you find many albums to enjoy from my list throughout the year. Greetings from England
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