Yearlist 2000:

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Novembers Doom
The Knowing

Score: 10/10
 
Abyssic Hate
Suicidal Emotions
Score: 10/10
 
Rotting Christ
Khronos
Score: 10/10
 
Dark Lunacy
Devoid
Score: 10/10
 
Opera IX - The Black Opera: Symphoniae Mysteriorum in Laudem Tenebrarum
Score: 10/10
Opera IX is always pure enjoyment for me. Their typically melodic black style with the female grunts of Cadaveria sound as good as ever on this third cd. I think their sound and technique progressed since the last album, but on the down side, they haven't changed much other than that. It would be better if it was a little more original, but still it sounds great, and for me it's the best album this year so far...
 
Primordial
Spirit the Earth Aflame

Score: 10/10
 
Rapture - Futile
Score: 10/10
Mostly when I get to hear the debut cd of a new band I think "nice, but it's all done before much better" or "Maybe with some more practice and experience they'll get there", but every once in a while I get the pleasant surprise of a debutcd that immediately impresses me. "Futile" by Rapture is one of these gems. They play a melodic doom death a bit in the vein of old Katatonia / Opeth, but definitely have their own sound. The compositions and atmosphere on the album is amazing, with a sadness that appeals a lot to a doom metal fanatic like me. So another band I can add to my list of all-time favourites.
 
Green Carnation
Journey to the End of the Night
Score: 10/10
 
The Sins Of Thy Beloved
Perpetual Desolation

Score: 10/10
 
Amortis
Summoned by Astral Fires
Score: 10/10
 
Shape Of Despair
Shades of...
Score: 10/10
 
Negură Bunget
Măiastru Sfetnic

Score: 10/10
 
Garden Of Shadows
Oracle Moon
Score: 10/10
 
Morgul - The Horror Grandeur
Score: 10/10
Hmmm... I guess this is what I'd call neo-black. So many black metal nowadays that some bands from the black metal roots try something new. Morgul always was a bit different, but with this album he definitely made something different enough to stay original but still (black) metal enough to stay interesting. Lots of keyboards, acoustic guitars and clean vocals make it lean more towards doom and industial metal, but the black metal is still very much present in his sound. Very much recommended...
 
Gathering Of Obscurity
The Pain of Humiliation
Score: 10/10
 
Sorg
Enigma Grotesque
Score: 10/10
 
Throes Of Dawn
Binding of the Spirit
Score: 10/10
 
Heresiarh
Mythical Beasts and Mediaeval Warfare
Score: 10/10
 
This Empty Flow
Nowafter
Score: 10/10
 
Misteltein
Rape in Rapture
Score: 10/10
 
21Type O Negative
Bizarre Types
Score: 9.5/10
 
Sabaoth
Windjourney
Score: 9.5/10
22
 
23Weakling
Dead as Dreams
Score: 9.5/10
 
Adorned Brood
Asgard
Score: 9.5/10
24
 
25Siebenbürgen
Delictum
Score: 9.5/10
 
Rise
Divine Aeternum
Score: 9.5/10
26
 
27Cradle Of Filth
Midian

Score: 9.5/10
 
Bergthron
Jagdheim
Score: 9.5/10
28
 
29Love Lies Bleeding
Behold My Vain Sacrifice
Score: 9.5/10
 
Blazing Eternity
Times and Unknown Waters
Score: 9.5/10
30
 
31Thyrfing
Urkraft
Score: 9/10
 
Therion
Deggial
Score: 9/10
32
 
33Trail Of Tears
Profoundemonium
Score: 9/10
 
Galadriel
Oblivion
Score: 9/10
34
 
35Runemagick
Resurrection in Blood
Score: 9/10
 
Sirius
Aeons of Magick
Score: 9/10
36
 
37Dominion Caligula
A New Era Rises
Score: 9/10
 
The Project Hate MCMXCIX
Cybersonic Superchrist
Score: 9/10
38
 
39Gardens Of Gehenna
Dead Body Music
Score: 9/10
 
Whispering Forest
Pale Light 2000
Score: 9/10
40
 
41Shining
I: Within Deep Dark Chambers
Score: 9/10
 
User Ne
Nibelum Das Uhört
Score: 9/10
42
 
43Forest Of Shadows
Where Dreams Turn to Dust

Score: 9/10
 
Ancient Wisdom
...And the Physical Shape of Light Bled
Score: 9/10
44
 
45Vampiria
Among Mortals
Score: 9/10
 
Tvangeste
Damnation of Regiomontum
Score: 9/10
46
 
47Tidfall
Circular Supremacy
Score: 9/10
 
Necromantia
IV: Malice
Score: 9/10
48
 
49Ashes You Leave
The Inheritance Of Sin And Shame
Score: 9/10
 
Saturnus
Martyre
Score: 9/10
50
 
51Satanic Slaughter
Afterlife Kingdom
Score: 9/10
 
Unhola
Inferno
Score: 8.5/10
52
 
53Forlorn
Opus III: Ad Caelestis Res
Score: 8.5/10
 
May Result
Gorgeous Symphonies Of Evil
Score: 8.5/10
54
 
55Aeternitas
Requiem
Score: 8.5/10
 
Argentum
Mors Imperium Aetheriam (demo)
Score: 8.5/10
56
 
57Obtained Enslavement
The Shepherd and the Hounds of Hell
Score: 8.5/10
 
Vintersorg
Cosmic Genesis
Score: 8.5/10
58
 
59Cruachan
The Middle Kingdom
Score: 8.5/10
 
Mythological Cold Towers
Remoti Meridiani Hymni - Towards the Magnificent Realm of the Sun
Score: 8.5/10
60
 
61Mactätus - The Complex Bewitchment
Score: 8.5/10
I don't know why, maybe I just set my expectations too high when I hear a great debut cd like Mactatus' Provenance of Cruelty. But so often the cd after just disappoints me. Just like The Complex Bewitchment. It's still good, well played and great sound, but it's just not as original. There are some good songs on it, but it just doesn't keep interesting for an entire album. And about the artwork: Nothing wrong with naked chicks, but with the weird make-up and the dead black animal on her head she looks more ridiculous than exciting...
 
Drautran
Unter dem Banner der Nordwinde
Score: 8.5/10
62
 
63Thirdmoon
Bloodforsaken
Score: 8.5/10
 
Emperor
Emperial Live Ceremony

Score: 8.5/10
64
 
65Ad Inferos
Bloodlust - Devils Dance (demo)
Score: 8.5/10
 
Beyond North
Spectaculum
Score: 8.5/10
66
 
67Immortal
Damned in Black
Score: 8.5/10
 
Månegarm
Havets Vargar
Score: 8.5/10
68
 
69Supreme Khaos Rising
Dawn of a Black Sun
Score: 8.5/10
 
Tromsnar
Ad Perpetuam Rei Memoriam (demo)
Score: 8.5/10
70
 
71Borknagar
Quintessence
Score: 8/10
 
Profane
Across the Phlegethon (demo)
Score: 8/10
72
 
73Barathrum
Okkult
Score: 8/10
 
Penetralia
Seelenkrank
Score: 8/10
74
 
75Lengsel
Solace
Score: 8/10
 
Placebo
Black Market Music
Score: 8/10
76
 
77Gojira
Terra Incognita
Score: 8/10
 
Odes Of Ecstasy
Deceitful Melody
Score: 8/10
78
 
79Dies Ater
Through Weird Woods
Score: 8/10
 
After Forever
Prison of Desire
Score: 8/10
80
 
81Myrkskog
Deathmachine
Score: 8/10
 
Dorn
Falschheit
Score: 8/10
82
 
83Morbid Angel
Gateways to Annihilation
Score: 8/10
 
Mutant
The Aeonic Majesty
Score: 8/10
84
 
85Autumn Verses / Thyrane
Split
Score: 7.5/10
 
Craft
Total Soul Rape
Score: 7.5/10
86
 
87Haggard
Awaking the Centuries
Score: 7.5/10
 
Darkwell
Suspiria
Score: 7.5/10
88
 
89Helheim
Blod & Ild

Score: 7.5/10
 
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
All You Need Is Love
Score: 7.5/10
90
 
91Faerghail
Blood Will Follow Blood
Score: 7.5/10
 
Catamenia
Eternal Winter's Prophecy
Score: 7.5/10
92
 
93Six Reasons To Kill
Kiss the Demon
Score: 7.5/10
 
Non Serviam
The Witches Sabbath
Score: 7.5/10
94
 
95Mystic Circle
Kriegsgötter II
Score: 7.5/10
 
Carpathian Forest
Strange Old Brew
Score: 7.5/10
96
 
97Septic Cemetery
Shattered
Score: 7.5/10
 
Clandestine Blaze
Night of the Unholy Flames
Score: 7.5/10
98
 
99Deströyer 666
Phoenix Rising
Score: 7.5/10
 
Rivendell
The Ancient Glory
Score: 7.5/10
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