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Old Nick's Top-30 Of 2020

The title is pretty much self explanatory. This is the list of albums released in 2020 that I listened to the most in the past year. The first five are in strict order of preference, the rest are a bit more loosely placed.

Best EP: Fleshvessel - Bile Of Man Reborn
Best demo: Lamp Of Murmuur - The Burning Spears Of Crimson Agony

1. Anaal Nathrakh - Endarkenment
2. Psychotic Waltz - The God-Shaped Void
3. Sweven - The Eternal Resonance
4. Hail Spirit Noir - Eden In Reverse
5. Dool - Summerland

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Created by nikarg on 04.01.2021

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Old Nick's Top-101 Of The '10s

One band, one album in alphabetical order. No EPs, demos, etc.
Favourite album: Mgła - With Hearts Toward None
Favourite song: Schammasch - "Above The Stars Of God"

1. 1914 - The Blind Leading The Blind
2. Abbath - Abbath
3. Accept - Blood Of The Nations
4. Aenaon - Hypnosophy
5. Agalloch - Marrow Of The Spirit

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Created by nikarg on 09.01.2020

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Old Nick's Top-30 Of 2019

This is the list of albums I had on heavy rotation during 2019. If an album was very good but way too long or demanding to listen to it more than twice, you won't see it here (e.g. Esoteric). I have limited attention span and favourite albums are called "favourite" because we keep listening to them non-stop. The order below is more or less accurate.

1. Atlantean Kodex - The Course Of Empire
2. Idle Hands - Mana
3. Diamond Head - The Coffin Train
4. Flotsam And Jetsam - The End Of Chaos
5. Numenorean - Adore

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Created by nikarg on 05.01.2020

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Old Nick's Top-30 Of 2018

These are the 30 albums I listened to the most in 2018. I haven't paid much attention to the albums' order. It's been a pretty good year for metal, just like every year; if you are willing to search, you will find. I'd love to hear how good or bad you think this list is.

Best EP: Cleõphüzz - Wizard Of Phüzz

1. Et Moriemur - Epigrammata
2. Judas Priest - Firepower
3. Varathron - Patriarchs Of Evil
4. Dee Snider - For The Love Of Metal
5. Chapel Of Disease - ...And As We Have Seen The Storm, We Have Embraced The Eye

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Created by nikarg on 08.01.2019

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Old Nick's Top-20 Of 2017

This is my Top-20 list of the albums I listened to obsessively this year. Apart from #1 the rest are in no particular order. Feel free to comment.

Other albums that I enjoyed a lot, but didn't make the list: Bell Witch - Mirror Reaper, Satyricon - Deep Calleth Upon Deep, The Ominous Circle - Appalling Ascension, Vallenfyre - Fear Those Who Fear Him, Loss (USA) - Horizonless, Iced Earth - Incorruptible, Havok - Conformicide, Full Of Hell - Trumpeting Ecstasy, River Of Souls - The Well Of Urd, Aetherian - The Untamed Wilderness, Below - Upon A Pale Horse, Midnight - Sweet Death And Ecstasy, Immolation - Atonement, Yellow Eyes - Immersion Trench Reverie, Sorcerer - The Crowning Of The Fire King, Converge - The Dusk In Us, Ophis - The Dismal Circle, Inconcessus Lux Lucis - The Crowning Quietus, Temple Of Void - Lords Of Death, Persefone - Aathma, Necrot - Blood Offerings.

1. Wormwood - Ghostlands - Wounds From A Bleeding Earth
2. Venenum - Trance Of Death
3. Sun Of The Sleepless - To The Elements
4. Paradise Lost - Medusa
5. Kreator - Gods Of Violence

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Created by nikarg on 22.12.2017