Yearlist 2009:

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Secrets Of The Moon
Privilegivm
Score: 10/10
 
Emperor
Live Inferno

Score: 10/10
 
My Dying Bride - For Lies I Sire
Score: 10/10
As a big fan of My Dying Bride, I'm wondering with each new album whether I'll like it as much as their previous albums, or if they'll finally mess up. And their latest work "For Lies I Sire" again does not disappoint. There have been some line-up changes again since "A Line of Deathless Kings": Dan Mullins is the new drummer, Lena Abè took over the bass from Ade and Katie Stone plays the keyboard and violin on this album... yes, violin. Many an old-school fan will rejoice in the news of its return. And it's used very effectively on this album. The violin is not just added in everywhere, but used quite sparsely in combination with the keyboards. Even my least favourite song on this album "Bring me victory", which is the most commercial sounding song, has some quite cool violin parts making it sound nice. But there we also have the biggest flaw of this album: All songs sound nice, quite easy to the ear. What is missing to me is the more extreme emotional outbursts. No song drags me in with its depressive or aggressive emotions as My Dying Bride often does. It also holds for my most favourite song of the album, Death triumphant. With the long running time it has the potential of one of their old-fashioned epic songs, but it never gets quite interesting enough for that. Even the most extreme song of the album, A chapter in loathing, which follows up on the fast outro of the last albums with a Primordial-like layered guitar riff and the only grunts of this album, feels weirdly out of place on the album. Overall it's by no means a bad album, quite nice to listen to actually, but that's not why I listen to My Dying Bride. Who knows, with all the beautiful girls in the band now, maybe they're not depressed enough anymore to write typical My Dying Bride songs ;)
 
Fen
The Malediction Fields
Score: 10/10
 
Swallow The Sun
New Moon
Score: 10/10
 
Eïs
Galeere (as Geïst)
Score: 10/10
 
Wolves In The Throne Room
Black Cascade

Score: 10/10
 
Otkroveniya Dozhdya
Otkroveniya Dozhdya (Revelations of Rain)
Score: 10/10
 
Nokturnal Mortum
The Voice of Steel
Score: 10/10
 
Blut Aus Nord
Memoria Vetusta II: Dialogue With The Stars
Score: 10/10
 
Black Sun Aeon
Darkness Walks Beside Me
Score: 10/10
 
Den Saakaldte
All Hail Pessimism
Score: 9.5/10
 
The Project Hate MCMXCIX
The Lustrate Process
Score: 9.5/10
 
Gwynbleidd
Nostalgia
Score: 9.5/10
 
The Ruins Of Beverast
Foulest Semen of a Sheltered Elite
Score: 9.5/10
 
Mistur
Attende
Score: 9.5/10
 
Ex Deo
Romulus
Score: 9.5/10
 
Riger
Streyf

Score: 9.5/10
 
Livsnekad
Den Sociala Vanförheten
Score: 9.5/10
 
Merrimack
Grey Rigorism
Score: 9.5/10
 
21Arthemesia
a.O.a.
Score: 9.5/10
 
Arkona (RUS)
Goi, Rode, Goi!
Score: 9/10
22
 
23Various
Beauty. Darkness. Chaos.
Score: 9/10
 
Sui Caedere
Thrène
Score: 9/10
24
 
25Shining
VI: Klagopsalmer
Score: 9/10
 
The Chasm
Farseeing the Paranormal Abysm
Score: 9/10
26
 
27Svart
Våran Tid är Förbi
Score: 9/10
 
Wodensthrone
Loss
Score: 9/10
28
 
29Sad Legend
The Revenge Of Soul
Score: 9/10
 
Insomnium
Across The Dark

Score: 9/10
30
 
31Autumnia
O'Funeralia
Score: 9/10
 
Hypocrisy
A Taste Of Extreme Divinity

Score: 9/10
32
 
33Desire
Crowcifix
Score: 9/10
 
Disbelief
Protected Hell
Score: 9/10
34
 
35Varathron
Stygian Forces of Scorn
Score: 9/10
 
Augrimmer
From the Lone Winters Cold
Score: 9/10
36
 
37Agathodaimon
Phoenix
Score: 9/10
 
Foscor
Groans To The Guilty
Score: 9/10
38
 
39Asphyx
Death... The Brutal Way
Score: 8.5/10
 
Drowning The Light
An Alignment of Dead Stars
Score: 8.5/10
40
 
41Immortal
All Shall Fall
Score: 8.5/10
 
Kroda
Fünf Jahre Kulturkampf
Score: 8.5/10
42
 
43Dark The Suns
All Ends in Silence
Score: 8.5/10
 
Forest Stream
The Crown Of Winter
Score: 8.5/10
44
 
45Les Chants De Nihil
De La Gloire (demo)
Score: 8.5/10
 
Woods Of Desolation
Sorh
Score: 8.5/10
46
 
47Colosseum
Chapter 2: Numquam
Score: 8.5/10
 
Fäulnis
Gehirn zwischen Wahn und Sinn
Score: 8.5/10
48
 
49Folkvang
Atmospheric Black
Score: 8.5/10
 
Ixxi
Elect Darkness
Score: 8.5/10
50
 
51Be'lakor
Stone's Reach
Score: 8.5/10
 
The Spektrum
Daemonicus Awakening
Score: 8.5/10
52
 
53Folkvang / Pagan Hellfire
Firmament Eclipse
Score: 8.5/10
 
Wyrd
Kalivägi
Score: 8/10
54
 
55Lay Down Rotten
Gospel Of The Wretched
Score: 8/10
 
Wolves In The Throne Room
Malevolent Grain

Score: 8/10
56
 
57Behemoth
Evangelion
Score: 8/10
 
Cryptic Wintermoon
Fear
Score: 8/10
58
 
59Glorior Belli
Meet Us at the Southern Sign
Score: 8/10
 
Old Man's Child
Slaves of the World
Score: 8/10
60
 
61Nazxul
Iconoclast
Score: 8/10
 
Drowning The Light / Empire of Tharaphita
Path of the Old Lunar Cult Empire
Score: 8/10
62
 
63Acherontas / Leviathan
Sic Luceat Lux
Score: 8/10
 
Obituary
Darkest Day
Score: 8/10
64
 
65Necrophobic
Death to All
Score: 8/10
 
The Howling Void
Megaliths of the Abyss
Score: 8/10
66
 
67Darkenhöld / Naastrand
Split
Score: 8/10
 
Ketzer
Satan's Boundaries Unchained
Score: 8/10
68
 
69Eternal Tears Of Sorrow
Children of the Dark Waters
Score: 8/10
 
Yggdrasil
Vedergällning
Score: 8/10
70
 
71Novembers Doom
Into Night's Requiem Infernal
Score: 7.5/10
 
Yob
The Great Cessation
Score: 7.5/10
72
 
73Hollenthon
Tyrants and Wraiths
Score: 7.5/10
 
Les Chants De Nihil
Ma Plus Douce Vermine
Score: 7.5/10
74
 
75A Storm Of Light
Forgive Us Our Trespasses
Score: 7.5/10
 
Rise
Pentagramnation
Score: 7.5/10
76
 
77Various
United In Hell
Score: 7.5/10
 
Korpiklaani
Karkelo
Score: 7.5/10
78
 
79Wallachia
Ceremony of Ascension
Score: 7.5/10
 
Poema Arcanus
Timeline Symmetry
Score: 7.5/10
80
 
81Riders on the Bones
Twofaced
Score: 7.5/10
 
Evoke Thy Lords
Twofaced
Score: 7.5/10
82
 
83Ahab
The Divinity of Oceans
Score: 7.5/10
 
Obliteration
Nekropsalms
Score: 7.5/10
84
 
85Syrach
A Dark Burial
Score: 7.5/10
 
Lethian Dreams
Bleak Silver Streams
Score: 7.5/10
86
 
87Unanimated
In the Light of Darkness
Score: 7.5/10
 
Nokturnal Mortum
Live in Katowice
Score: 7.5/10
88
 
89Ghost Brigade
Isolation Songs
Score: 7/10
 
Absu
Absu
Score: 7/10
90
 
91Enmerkar
Starlit Passage
Score: 7/10
 
Various
Nihasa / Drowning The Light / Possession Ritual
Score: 7/10
92
 
93Insomnium
Where The Last Wave Broke
Score: 7/10
 
Nihasa
Brahamanda Xul Grimoire
Score: 7/10
94
 
95Wolfenhords
White Power for White People Fight
Score: 7/10
 
Månegarm
Nattväsen
Score: 7/10
96
 
97Funeral Mist
Maranatha
Score: 7/10
 
Ad Hominem
Dictator - A Monument Of Glory
Score: 7/10
98
 
99Starkill
Immersed in Chaos (as Ballistika) (demo)
Score: 7/10
 
Artanor / Bereavement
Imperial Hordes
Score: 7/10
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