Mostly-metal's favorites 2019

Fortunately, great music has no expiration date, so here's a little look back to 2019 with a selection of albums, that are still in regular rotation on my stereo. 

Welcome to check them out, maybe you find something for your listening pleasure you missed so far. There's always a direct link to Bandcamp or a Linktree, and in case I wrote a review, you can read it by clicking on the cover artwork. 

Have fun \m/

WHEEL - Moving Backwards (2019) Review

WHEEL

Moving Backwards

Finland

22 February 2019

Great riffs, thoughtful lyrics, and a drummer on fire... My aoty2019, always a blast to crank it up  

Linktree


MOTHER OF MILLIONS - Artifacts (2019) - Greece

MOTHER OF MILLIONS

Artifacts

Greece

22 March 2019

Atmospheric, emotional, mesmerizing... and George Prokopiou on vocals is outstanding

Bandcamp


NOVERIA - Aequilibrium (2019) - Italy

NOVERIA

Aequilibrium

Italy

25 October 2019

Prog / powermetal at its best, about the hard way of achieving balance again after a catastrophe

Bandcamp


OBSIDIAN TIDE - Pillars of Creation (2019) Review

OBSIDIAN TIDE

Pillars of Creation

Israel

29 August 2019

An incredible musical journey, worth to let it grow over several spins in its entirety

Bandcamp


ALTESIA - Paragon Circus (2019) Review

ALTESIA 

Paragon Circus

France

11 December 2019

Amazing proggy debut, dealing with a man's self-destruction in modern society

Bandcamp


RICHARD HENSHALL - The Cocoon (2019) - UK

RICHARD HENSHALL

The Cocoon

UK

9 August 2019

His first solo album is a gem for prog-lovers, and "Twisted Shadows" just magical

Bandcamp


ANDY GILLION - Neverafter (2019) - UK

ANDY GILLION

Neverafter

UK

15 November 2019

An instrumental fairy tale with blast beats, great orchestration, and lots of virtuoso guitar playing

Bandcamp


SOEN - Lotus (2019) - Sweden

SOEN

Lotus

Sweden

1 February 2019

Their fourth effort is an intense listening experience, melodic and sublime 

Linktree


DEVIN TOWNSEND - Empath (2019) - Canada

DEVIN TOWNSEND

Empath

Canada

29 March 2019

Expressive album, about uncertainty in life and the growing process by going into this fear

Linktree


WILDERUN - Veil of Imagination (2019) - USA

WILDERUN

Veil of Imagination

USA

1 November 2019

Progressive melodeath, as varied and colourful as the beautiful cover artwork

Bandcamp


EVERGREY - The Atlantic (2019) - Sweden

EVERGREY

The Atlantic

Sweden

25 January 2019

Very deep, personal songs, and "Weightless" became one of my favorites

Linktree


ISSUN - Dark Green Glow (2019) - Germany

ISSUN

Dark Green Glow

Germany 

1 May 2020

Amazing progrock, setting the scenery in a mysterious, green glowing forest 

Bandcamp


DISILLUSION - The Liberation (2019) - Germany

DISILLUSION

The Liberation

Germany

6 September 2019

Great melodeath, and an expression of clearance in the literal sense of the album title

Bandcamp


DIMHAV - The Boreal Flame (2019) - Sweden

DIMHAV

The Boreal Flame

Sweden

8 November 2019

Tales of gods, demons and men, told with epic progressive powermetal

Bandcamp


VILLAGERS OF IOANNINA CITY - Age of Aquarius (2019) - Greece

VILLAGERS OF IOANNINA CITY

Age of Aquarius

Greece

20 September 2019

Heavy psychedelic rock, deeply influenced by Greek nature and cosmic phenomena

Bandcamp


STONE LEADERS - Stone Leaders (2019) - Croatia / Italy / USA

STONE LEADERS

Stone Leaders

Croatia / Italy / US 

March 2020

Awesome prog-debut,  with John Macaluso on drums and Dino Jelusic on vocals / keyboards

Youtube


LORD - Fallen Idols (2019) - Australia

LORD

Fallen Idols

Australia

1 August 2019

LORD offer a great kind of 80s "it's all just metal" feeling. Crank it up!

Bandcamp


DIALITH - Extinction Six (2019) - USA

DIALITH

Extinction Six

USA

16 August 2019

Symphonic powermetal with varied songwriting, beautiful melodies, and amazing orchestration

Bandcamp


MYRATH - Shehili (2019) - Tunisia

MYRATH

Shehili

Tunisia / France

3 May 2019

Blazing desert metal, with a touch of 1001 nights, especially during their live shows

Linktree


IN MOURNING - Garden of Storms (2019) - Sweden

IN MOURNING

Garden of Storms

Sweden

4 October 2019

The final piece in a triology, which started in 2012. Powerful progressive melodeath

Bandcamp




Thanks for following my picks till the end :-) Of course I could add some more, just drew a line here. Putting this together was an great, musical ride for me, hope you enjoyed it as well.  

What have been some of your favorites in 2019? And which do you still listen to?