Yearlist 1994:

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Morgoth - Odium
Score: 10/10
With 'Odium' Morgoth changed their musical style somewhat. It's still very brutal death metal, but there are a lot of industrial influences in it now. And it's only made the music better I think. They sound a lot more mature and original now. Even the songs just seem better written now, as they don't sound alike very much anymore. Personally I think this album is one of the highlights of 1994.
 
Tiamat - Wildhoney
Score: 10/10
Wildhoney is one of the small group of excellent Doom Metal cds that I keep playing over and over again because it's just so damn brilliant. A perfect combination of louder metal with low grunts and softer acoustic music with whispered vocals. Actually there are only six complete songs on it (which are all brilliant) and four intro's, but it's just damn good (did I say that already?) so go and buy it.
 
Amorphis - Tales from the Thousand Lakes
Score: 10/10
I actually got this cd because I liked the front picture so much, but I'm lucky I did, because this belongs to the all-time best doom albums I think. There are a lot of folk melodies and clean vocals in the music, which gives it a quite unique style. Only problem I think is that with all the folk influences it sometimes gets just a bit too happy for good Doom metal. But except that, it's a great album.
 
Ancient - Svartalvheim
Score: 10/10
This is a bit vague but very cool black metal cd, with a very typical atmosphere. This is mainly because of the vague production, and because of the grunt. I think Grimm's grunt is one of the best I ever heard. There's not much stuff like keyboards or solos on the album, but it is very melodic. Speed varies from very slow to very fast, so it doesn't bore quick. Anyways, it promises a lot for the future...
 
Machine Head
Burn My Eyes
Score: 10/10
 
Visceral Evisceration - Incessant Desire for Palatable Flesh
Score: 10/10
Personally, I'd never heard of Visceral Evisceration before. But when I saw this cd it wasn't hard to guess what their main interest was... Damaged parts of the human anatomy. Flesh and blood. So I expected some kind of Carcass - alike grindcore. Quite a surprise when I heard their very typical style of doom / death metal. Lots of part are sung in a clear voice, there are keyboards, other vague instruments, even female vocals. All singing about stuff like eating genitals... It's very weird, but very cool.
 
Korn
Korn
Score: 10/10
 
Hybernoid
The Last Day Begins?
Score: 10/10
 
Cradle Of Filth - The Principle of Evil Made Flesh
Score: 10/10
Personally I've seen hundreds of people wearing Cradle shirts before I even heard some music of them. Guess they got their marketing strategy right. But I got quite curious about their music, and I must say I wasn't disappointed at all. This is a very cool kind of black metal. There are lots of keyboards & female vocals, but it's still very fast and brutal. The songs just sound great, and there's even a 'guest performance' of a great idol of mine, Darren White. I think this cd just rules, and even people who don't like Black Metal should give it a chance.
 
Opera IX - The Call of the Wood
Score: 10/10
Very, very vague is this cd. A kind of black metal, only with lots of easy instrumental parts, a very vague producion and a female singer. It took me a while to figure this out, since she has a good black metal grunt. The songs sometimes tend to get a bit too long, but there are lots of very cool parts in them. Anyways, it's cool. The remastered version has a less vague production of course, and the bonustracks are quite good too. So since the original edition is quite hard to get nowadays I can very much recommend the rerelease...
 
My Dying Bride - I am the Bloody Earth
Score: 10/10
This Minicd is in the same style as "Turn Loose the Swans". The first song is a really cool slow song. The second is a house remix (!) with some samples from "The Songless Bird", but except that the remix doesn't sound anything like this song. And the third song is a remix of "Crown of Sympathy" with the only difference that the snare drum is irritatingly loud. But overall, if you don't mind the house mix, it's a good minicd...
 
Bolt Thrower
...For Victory
Score: 10/10
 
Mayhem
De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
Score: 10/10
 
Demoniac
Prepare for War
Score: 10/10
 
Acid Bath - When the Kite String Pops
Score: 10/10
It's very hard to describe Acid Bath's music. Vocals are varied from a kind of industrial grunt to clean singing, and the music has something from death, trash and funk metal. It is pretty recognizable American I think, but it's all still very vague and weird, and this makes it pretty cool. There are some crappy songs on it, but the cd is so damn long that there are enough good songs left.
 
Tiamat
The Sleeping Beauty - Live in Israel
Score: 10/10
 
Satyricon
Dark Medieval Times

Score: 10/10
 
Novembre
Wish I Could Dream it Again...
Score: 10/10
 
Enchantment - Dance the Marble Naked
Score: 10/10
Sometimes when listening to a cd just because the cover looks cool, you find one that's really worth while. Enchantment is one of those. Dance the Marble Naked is a very good mature sounding doom metal album. Lots of variation in singing, very melodic, tempochanges. Yet few people seem to know this band. Maybe also because as far as I know this is the only album they made. Anyways, it's very recommanded for anyone who likes doom.
 
Moonspell - Under the Moonspell
Score: 10/10
The most important about this album is it's incredible atmosphere. Moonspell play a very vague kind of black metal, with clear vocals and grunts, female vocals, acoustic guitars, tons of other vague instruments, and a very special 'sound' alltogether. I really can't compare it to anything else, it's just really cool. Only sad thing is, of course 22 minutes is way too short for this music.
 
21Impaled Nazarene
Suomi Finland Perkele
Score: 10/10
 
Morbid Angel - Laibach Remixes
Score: 9.5/10
I don't think everybody will like this minicd from Morbid Angel. It contains two songs from Covenant in their original form, and both songs again, but remixed by Laibach. The remix doesn't really change the song itself, only the sound of it. The drums sound really heavy, like some drum computer, and the vocals are a bit different too. The score is a bit high here, because there are no bad songs on it. Just two of the best of Covenant, and the remixes which aren't worse than their original... So, only for the real fans I think
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23Gorefest
Erase
Score: 9.5/10
 
Diabolos Rising
666
Score: 9.5/10
24
 
25Rotting Christ
Non Serviam
Score: 9.5/10
 
Antestor
Martyrium
Score: 9.5/10
26
 
27Crematory
...Just Dreaming
Score: 9/10
 
Septic Flesh
Mystic Places of Dawn
Score: 9/10
28
 
29Darkside
Melancholia of a Dying World

Score: 9/10
 
Salem
Kaddish
Score: 9/10
30
 
31Maleficium
This Illusion Of Humanity
Score: 9/10
 
Forgotten Woods
As the Wolves Gather
Score: 9/10
32
 
33Elend
Leçons de Ténèbres
Score: 9/10
 
Castle
Castle
Score: 9/10
34
 
35Lord Blasphemate
Debut Demo-Tape (demo)
Score: 9/10
 
Expulsion
Overflow
Score: 9/10
36
 
37Cemetary
Black Vanity
Score: 8.5/10
 
Gehenna
First Spell
Score: 8.5/10
38
 
39At The Gates
Terminal Spirit Disease
Score: 8.5/10
 
Obituary
World Demise
Score: 8.5/10
40
 
41Helheim
Niðr ok Norðr liggr Helvegr (demo)

Score: 8.5/10
 
Thy Worshiper
Tym z Krainy Cieni (demo)
Score: 8.5/10
42
 
43Edge Of Sanity
Purgatory Afterglow
Score: 8.5/10
 
Bal Sagoth
A Black Moon Broods Over Lemuria
Score: 8.5/10
44
 
45Ophthalamia
A Journey in Darkness
Score: 8.5/10
 
Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse
Score: 8.5/10
This album is about the same style as their first minicd, but with a much better production. So now Emperor's unique combination of very fast and melodic black metal makes this cd better than most of the black metal albums. I personally think the songs still sound a bit alike, but with this sound a bit better songwriting I think it would be about the best black metal around.
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47The 3rd And The Mortal
Tears Laid in Earth
Score: 8/10
 
Samael
Ceremony of Opposites
Score: 8/10
48
 
49Postmortem
Screams of Blackness
Score: 8/10
 
Profane
Requiem (demo)
Score: 8/10
50
 
51Celestial Season
Promo 94 (demo)
Score: 8/10
 
Requiem In White
Of the Want Infinite
Score: 8/10
52
 
53Nokturnal Mortum
Twilightfall (demo)
Score: 8/10
 
Paradise Lost
Seals the Sense
Score: 7.5/10
54
 
55Sacriversum
The Shadow of the Golden Fire (demo)
Score: 7.5/10
 
Nine Inch Nails
The Downward Spiral
Score: 7.5/10
56
 
57Hades Almighty
Alone Walkyng (as Hades) (demo)
Score: 7.5/10
 
Asphyx
Asphyx
Score: 7.5/10
58
 
59Arcturus
Constellation
Score: 7.5/10
 
Phlebotomized
Immense Intense Suspense
Score: 7.5/10
60
 
61Orphaned Land
Sahara
Score: 7.5/10
 
Mithotyn
Meadow in silence (demo)
Score: 7.5/10
62
 
63Impaled Nazarene
Ugra-Karma
Score: 7.5/10
 
Absurd Existence
Angelwings
Score: 7.5/10
64
 
65Pandemonium
The Ancient Catatonia
Score: 7/10
 
Darkthrone
Transilvanian Hunger
Score: 7/10
66
 
67Orphanage
Druid (demo)
Score: 7/10
 
Demoniac
The Birth Of Diabolic Blood (demo)
Score: 7/10
68
 
69Sabaoth
Southern Twilight (demo)
Score: 7/10
 
Argentum
Exothaernium (demo)
Score: 6.5/10
70
 
71Nailbomb
Point Blank
Score: 6.5/10
 
Avernus
Sadness (demo)
Score: 6.5/10
72
 
73Thy Worshiper
Winterdream (demo)
Score: 6.5/10
 
Dawn
Nær Sólen Gar Niþer For Evogher
Score: 6.5/10
74
 
75My Dying Bride - The Sexuality of Bereavement
Score: 6.5/10
The two songs on this E.P. are also available on the 'I Am the Bloody Earth EP' and as bonus track on 'The Angel and the Dark River', and both also on the 'Trinity' cd, so the music isn't really rare or something. The only difference is that the Crown of Sympathy remix misses its complete outro. Right after the soft part it is faded out. But both songs are still very cool...
 
Unanimated
Ancient God of Evil
Score: 6.5/10
76
 
77Occult
Prepare to Meet Thy Doom
Score: 6.5/10
 
Reign
Embrace
Score: 6.5/10
78
 
79Godgory
Demo 94 (demo)
Score: 6.5/10
 
Hate Squad
Theater of Hate
Score: 6/10
80
 
81Agatus
Dawn of Martyrdom
Score: 6/10
 
Cromm Cruac
II (demo)
Score: 6/10
82
 
83Windir
Sogneriket (demo)
Score: 6/10
 
Acheron
Lex Talionis
Score: 6/10
84
 
85Lord Belial
Kiss the Goat
Score: 6/10
 
Isengard
Vinterskugge
Score: 6/10
86
 
87Withered Beauty
Screams from the Forest (demo)
Score: 6/10
 
Isvind
Nivelheimen (demo)
Score: 6/10
88
 
89Perished
Through the Black Mist (demo)
Score: 6/10
 
Etherial Winds
Saved
Score: 6/10
90
 
91Profanum
Under a Black Wings of Emperor (demo)
Score: 5.5/10
 
Ancient Ceremony
Cemetary Visions
Score: 5.5/10
92
 
93Arckanum
Fran Marder
Score: 5.5/10
 
Thou Art Lord
Eosforos
Score: 5.5/10
94
 
95Ancient - Det Glemte Riket (ep)
Score: 5.5/10
This EP, like the demotape, contains tracks that are the same as on the Svartalvheim album, only with a rawer sound. But for these songs I think the raw sounds fits quite well. Very nice atmospheric black metal ep and a nice collector's item.
 
Cruachan
Celtica (demo)
Score: 5.5/10
96
 
97Nightfall
Macabre Sunsets
Score: 5.5/10
 
Nocturnal Worshipper
The Lords of Occultism (demo)
Score: 5.5/10
98
 
99The Equinox Ov The Gods
This Sombre Dreamland (demo)
Score: 5.5/10
 
Tristitia
Reminiscences Of The Mourner (demo)
Score: 5.5/10
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