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Old Nick's Top-23 Of 2023


My favourite and most played albums of 2023. Any of the first four could have ended up taking my #1 spot, but, in the end, it had to be Heavy Load's Riders Of The Ancient Storm due to the countless replays it got.

Best EP: Bergfried - Romantik II.
Best demo: Treazon - Victim Of Treason.
Best split: Dream Unending | Worm - Starpath.
Best video: Mutoid Man - "Siren Song".
Best album artwork: Esoctrilihum - Astraal Constellations Of The Majickal Zodiac.

Created by: nikarg | 03.01.2024






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03.01.2024 - 15:27
AndyMetalFreak
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Great list! Many of my favorites are here too.
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03.01.2024 - 15:29
nikarg
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Written by AndyMetalFreak on 03.01.2024 at 15:27

Great list! Many of my favorites are here too.

Thank you, Andy. You have reviewed a few of them
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03.01.2024 - 15:44
RaduP
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I like all of them, kinda ambivalent to some of them, but some of our common favs like Sermon, Dødheimsgard, and Fleshvessel are nice to see.
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03.01.2024 - 15:51
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Good list but why not 30 or 20 albums?
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03.01.2024 - 22:36
nikarg
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Written by [user id=329624] on 03.01.2024 at 16:08

I'll take a wild guess and say it's because of 2023

You guessed correctly, of course.
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03.01.2024 - 22:42
nikarg
Staff
Written by Bad English on 03.01.2024 at 15:51

why not 30 or 20 albums?

I considered having 25, with the extra two being Mutoid Man - Mutants and Bees Made Honey In The Vein Tree - Aion, but I went for the number 23 because it is a) 2023's list, and b) the number of stab wounds that both Julius Cesar and Euronymous were murdered by.
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06.01.2024 - 14:37
Kangaroo Jury
Nikos' lists and suggestions are always reliable. Strange that the new Fires in the Distance is missing.
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07.01.2024 - 11:05
nikarg
Staff
Written by Kangaroo Jury on 06.01.2024 at 14:37

Nikos' lists and suggestions are always reliable. Strange that the new Fires in the Distance is missing.

Thank you. To be honest, I am baffled as to why I cannot connect with Fires In The Distance. It's a style I generally like, but somehow no death doom album ended up in my list. The releases by The Crawling and Asphodelus were the ones that almost made it. I gave Fires In The Distance many listens, but each time it didn't appeal to me that much. I found the songs to drag longer than they should, more melodic/melodeath-like for my liking, the production sounded a bit off to me, and I am not a fan of the vocals. But I am clearly in the minority, because it has ended up in most people's lists. The cover art is superb, and I certainly appreciate the album, but it's just not for me.
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07.01.2024 - 18:34
nikarg
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Written by RaduP on 03.01.2024 at 15:44

I like all of them, kinda ambivalent to some of them, but some of our common favs like Sermon, Dødheimsgard, and Fleshvessel are nice to see.

I am almost shocked. I expected a comment along the lines of "shit taste", "boo", "who listens to this crap", etc.
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07.01.2024 - 19:52
RaduP
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Written by nikarg on 07.01.2024 at 18:34

I am almost shocked. I expected a comment along the lines of "shit taste", "boo", "who listens to this crap", etc.

I am trying to be nicer this year.

It will probably last a couple of weeks at most.
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25.01.2024 - 11:33
Jaro
Great picks, Horrendous and Varathron made my top 10 of the year.
Recently I've come back to the Phlebotomized record and I can see that one being a staple in my future listening too
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