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2020 Keepers Via Spotify

Surely not everything I've listened to, not even close. Every year I use Spotify to make some megalist and start plowing through. Most albums are listened to and discarded, but those that pique my interest get shunted into the Keeper playlist. (I also use other media when needed - particularly Bandcamp - but Spotify remains my favorite.)

1. 10,000 Years - 10,000 Years
2. Acid Mammoth - Under Acid Hoof
3. ...And Oceans - Cosmic World Mother
4. Aversio Humanitatis - Behold The Silent Dwellers
5. Baardvader - Baardvader

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Created by BitterCOld on 19.01.2021

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20 Cool 2017 Albums That Did Not Make The MSAs

SO the MSA's are here. After all the squabbling, fighting and cajoling was done and the nominees there are a number of really great albums that didn't make the cut. With Sludge/Stoner and Doom, there were so many good releases, not everyone had the time to check them all out, or there wasn't room to put them all in. So here are a bunch of releases I rather enjoyed that found themselves on the outside looking in... and in some cases might be writing them in.

1. Harvestman - Music For Megaliths
2. Monnik - Bedevaart
3. AATHMA - Avesta
4. Evoke Thy Lords - Lifestories
5. Forsaken - Pentateuch

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Created by BitterCOld on 03.02.2018

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A 12 Pack Of 2017

Hooray! This is (yet another) 2017 list. Take a drink. Seeing as everyone else is doing one, might as well get off my lazy ass and vomit one out as well.

2017 was a weird and, at least February through July, an absolutely miserable year which has impacted my production and metal consumption. While I've digested a lot of metal, as you can see from my (almost non-existent) content output, not one that perhaps impacted me like prior years. Largely due to personal circumstance.

1. Emptiness - Not For Music
2. Funeralium - Of Throes And Blight
3. Bell Witch - Mirror Reaper
4. The Great Old Ones - EOD: A Tale Of Dark Legacy
5. Loss (USA) - Horizonless

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Created by BitterCOld on 26.12.2017

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Insert Whimsical Name Of List Here

This Is My List. There Are Many Like It But This One Is Mine. Without Me, My List Is Useless. Without My List, I Am Useless

1. That Cool Band - Their cool new album
2. Another Cool Band - Their almost as cool new album
3. A band you've never heard of - An album with 4 votes
4. A band from a country I couldn't find on a map - An album in a language I don't understand
5. Filler - Filler

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Created by BitterCOld on 13.04.2016

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Hidden Gems - 25 Albums You Might Have Missed

What follows are 25 very good albums that seem to have flown under the radar of MS users, as not a one has even 50 ratings. Pulled pretty much from tastes, so largely some death, doom, sludge, stoner, and thrash. So check 'em out, you might find a couple worth your while.

1. ...And Oceans - The Dynamic Gallery Of Thoughts
2. (EchO) - Devoid Of Illusions
3. 5ive - Hesperus
4. Abske Fides - Abske Fides
5. Altar Of Betelgeuze - Darkness Sustains The Silence

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Created by BitterCOld on 12.05.2015

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2013 MS Awards - My Ballot

1. Way To End - Various Shades Of Black
2. Glorior Belli - Gators Rumble, Chaos Unfurls
3. Portal - Vexavoid
4. Procession - To Reap Heavens Apart
5. Station Dysthymia - Overhead, Without Any Fuss, The Stars Were Going Out

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Created by BitterCOld on 04.03.2014

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BitterGOld MMXII

same shit, different year. found the year lacking a bit at the very top but wowzers were there a lot of really good albums released last year... so much so that i ran out of spots in the top 25 before i ran out of "8's"... passers by were surprised by the unusual amount of blood. passers by were surprised by the unusual amount of blood. passers by were surprised by the unusual amount of blood.

1. Faal - The Clouds Are Burning
2. Tort - Tort
3. High On Fire - De Vermis Mysteriis
4. Lurk - Lurk
5. Enslaved - RIITIIR

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Created by BitterCOld on 12.03.2013

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2012 MS Awards - My Ballot

Weeee my ballot in the MS Awards. I guess I was Kvlt City, USA this year. Only Black Breath snagged more than 50 votes. And only The Great Old Ones placed higher than fifth. \m/

1. The Great Old Ones - Al Azif
2. Black Breath - Sentenced To Life
3. Abske Fides - Abske Fides
4. Faal - The Clouds Are Burning
5. Phobia - Remnants Of Filth

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Created by BitterCOld on 01.03.2013

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Doom on you! As with my Post-stonersludge list, this is a list of 25 doom albums by artists of varying stature that i enjoy. And by "enjoy", I mean "suffer through, eagerly awaiting the end ... whether the close of the album or my own imminent demise, so long as the misery stops." woe is me. and woe is you, too.

1. 40 Watt Sun - The Inside Room
2. Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea
3. Akelei - De Zwaarte Van Het Doorstane
4. Anathema - The Silent Enigma
5. Candlemass - Nightfall

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Created by BitterCOld on 02.05.2012

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A PBR 12 Pack Of Popular Hipster Black Metal.

Orthodoxy is for morons who cannot compose or create themselves and need to copy the blueprint of someone else. Daring to be different might make your music stand apart. Daring to be different and standing apart might draw more people to your music. Daring to be different might make you more popular - and thus more hipster. So grow some facial hair, put on an ironic shirt, grab a PBR, and listen up.

1. Agalloch - Marrow Of The Spirit
2. Alcest - Écailles de lune
3. Blut Aus Nord - 777 - Sect(s)
4. Darkspace - III
5. Darkthrone - Circle The Wagons

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Created by BitterCOld on 21.02.2012

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BitterGOld - The Top 25 Of 2011

blah blah blah just another list words words words explaining my superior tastes and begging for validation by the pressing of the +1 button yada yada yada fuck it, afk getting beer.

1. 40 Watt Sun - The Inside Room
2. Ulver - Wars Of The Roses
3. Oranssi Pazuzu - Kosmonument
4. Sleestak - The Fall Of Altrusia
5. Enslaved - The Sleeping Gods

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Created by BitterCOld on 14.01.2012

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Post-stonersludge Fun

the "genres" of stoner metal, sludge, and post-metal all seem to bleed/flow together at various times so playing metal bartender, i've cooked up this list of albums those interested in the genres can use as suggestions/starting points. this is just a basic primer with 25 albums... not a definitive list by any stretch. just albums i love. some are landmark releases that helped define the genre... while others are recent releases from cool bands that MS/labels have helped me uncover. Enjoy.

1. Acid Bath - When The Kite String Pops
2. Baroness - Blue Record
3. Down - NOLA
4. High On Fire - Death Is This Communion
5. Kyuss - Blues For The Red Sun

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Created by BitterCOld on 27.09.2011

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My Staff Picks

weeeee. all my past staff picks now compiled into one swell list.

1. High On Fire - Snakes For The Divine
2. Krallice - Dimensional Bleedthrough
3. Greymachine - Disconnected
4. Kylesa - Static Tensions
5. Profetus - Coronation Of The Black Sun

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Created by BitterCOld on 22.09.2011

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BitterCOld Seal of Approval! TOp 25 Albums Of 2010.

weeee! 2010 is pretty much toast and 2011 is coming 'round the bend. here are my top 25 picks from this past year. top six or seven are firmly in place, the rest of the list is a clusterfuck of high 7 's to low 8's, which are likely to go up or down a couple slots within seconds of my posting this.

1. Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini
2. Mar De Grises - Streams Inwards
3. Negură Bunget - Maiestrit
4. Shattered Hope - Absence
5. Eibon - Entering Darkness

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Created by BitterCOld on 30.12.2010

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BitterCOld's Top 10 Of 2009

just taken from the blog entry and thrown into nice shiny list format for people who can't be bothered to read words. of course, they will have skipped these words as well, so we can ridicule them mercilessly after this paragraph ends and they'll probably never catch on. stupid ADHD Short-attention-span having morons. Fie, i say, FIE!

1. Mastodon - Crack The Skye
2. Baroness - Blue Record
3. Ahab - The Divinity Of Oceans
4. Cobalt - Gin
5. Oranssi Pazuzu - Muukalainen Puhuu

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Created by BitterCOld on 06.04.2010