Aristocrazia Webzine's Top 2019 lists

PLAYLIST 2019

We have been publishing lists featuring the best albums of the decade over the last few weeks, but we haven’t forgotten about the year which is ending. 2019 gave us a lot, in terms of good (and also) bad records, and saw several emerging acts deservedly break through – I’m thinking for example of A.A. Williams or, why not, La Janara. Perhaps, the song that our staff listened the most to was the summer anthem by Nanowar, the spectacular “Norwegian Reggaeton”, which rightfully got this mention and the tsunami of appreciation that it received.

There were quite a few domestic and international bands that struck us positively over these months, such as Cult Of Luna, Hanormale, Alcest and Swallow The Sun, but also Chelsea Wolfe and the aforementioned La Janara, perfect examples of projects which are not exactly extreme but that we still like a lot. There was more uniformity in the choices for the most disappointing works. You will see that most of us don’t see why In Flames keep on releasing stuff, or that we were sad to see how bad the splitting-up ended for Batushka; however, above all this, the most disappointing thing was Tool‘s comeback. Perhaps you won’t agree with us, we can see that, but just like Maynard & Co. went on and released such a tragically boring album after making their fans wait for almost fifteen years, we’ll just say what we think about it openly.

No more spoilers for you! Enjoy the playlist we have created on Spotify and celebrate the end of the year. Our team would like to thank you for the continuous support you have shown over these months, and we wish you a good end – ideally not to be followed by any new beginning! However, if it doesn’t go well and you still wake up in 2020, you will find us here, ready to talk about the music we like the most, for better or, especially, for worse.


Bosj

Top 5:

  • Borknagar – True North
  • Have A Nice Life – Sea Of Worry
  • HEALTH – Vol. 4 :: Slaves Of Fear
  • Ison – Inner – Space
  • Massimo Volume – Il Nuotatore

Flop 3:

  • Dream Theater – Distance Over Time
  • In Flames – I, The Mask
  • Rammstein – Rammstein

Top Demo/EP/Split:

  • Burial – Claustro / State Forest

Emerging Artist:

  • Paula Temple

Rediscovered Artist:

  • Chromatics

Crypt Of Fear

Top 5:

Flop 3:

  • Batushka – Hospodi
  • Fallujah – The Undying Light
  • not mentioned

Top Demo/EP/Split:

  • not mentioned

Emerging Artist:

  • Dreadnought

Rediscovered Artist:

  • Assück

Dope Fiend

Top 5:

  • Bethlehem – Lebe Dich Leer
  • Chelsea Wolfe – Birth Of Violence
  • Cult Of Luna – A Dawn To Fear
  • La Janara – Tenebra
  • Rotting Christ – The Heretics

Flop 3:

  • Amon Amarth – Berserker
  • In Flames – I, The Mask
  • Tool – Fear Inoculum

Top Demo/EP/Split:

  • Malvento/The Magik Way – Ars Regalis

Emerging Artist:

  • Mansion
  • The Magic Door

Rediscovered Artist:

  • The Devil And The Almighty Blues

Elisunn

Top 5:

Flop 3:

  • Blind Guardian Twilight Orchestra – Legacy Of The Dark Lands
  • not mentioned
  • not mentioned

Top Demo/EP/Split:

  • Eva Can’t – Febbraio
  • Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – This Is The Place

Emerging Artist:

  • not mentioned

Rediscovered Artist:

  • not mentioned

Giup

Top 5:

  • Chelsea Wolfe – Birth Of Violence
  • Cult Of Luna – A Dawn To Fear
  • Full Of Hell – Weeping Choir
  • Lingua Ignota – CALIGULA
  • Waste Of Space Orchestra – Syntheosis

Flop 3:

  • Batushka – Hospodi
  • Tool – Fear Inoculum
  • not mentioned

Top Demo/EP/Split:

Emerging Artist:

  • A.A. Williams
  • Suldusk

Rediscovered Artist:

  • David Bowie

Huldradans

Top 5:

  • Atlas Pain – Tales Of A Pathfinder
  • Evergrey – The Atlantic
  • Insomnium – Heart Like A Grave
  • Mesarthim – Ghost Condensate
  • Together To The Stars – An Oblivion Above

Flop 3:

  • Batushka – Hospodi
  • Blind Guardian Twilight Orchestra – Legacy Of The Dark Lands
  • not mentioned

Top Demo/EP/Split:

  • Locus Animæ – Luna [EP]

Artista Emergente:

  • Can Bardd

Artista Riscoperto:

  • Cirith Gorgor

LordPist

Top 5:

Flop 3:

  • not mentioned
  • not mentioned
  • not mentioned

Top Demo/EP/Split:

  • Hate & Merda – Un Coltello Sotto Il Letto Divide Il Dolore In Due

Emerging Artist:

  • Morso

Rediscovered Artist:

  • Earth

M1

Top 5:

  • Atlantean Kodex – The Course Of Empire
  • Deathspell Omega – The Furnaces Of Palingenesia
  • Mgła – Age Of Excuse
  • Tenebrae In Perpetuum – Anorexia Obscura
  • Wotan – The Song Of The Nibelungs

Flop 3:

  • Amon Amarth – Berserker
  • In Flames – I, The Mask
  • not mentioned

Top Demo/EP/Split:

  • Eva Can’t – Febbraio
  • Monarque – Jusqu’à La Mort
  • Nanowar Of Steel – Norwegian Reggaeton

Emerging Artist:

  • not mentioned

Rediscovered Artist:

  • Death SS

Nihal

Top 5:

  • Alcest – Spiritual Instinct
  • Alter Bridge – Walk The Sky
  • Devin Townsend – Empath
  • Insomnium – Heart Like A Grave
  • Opeth – In Cauda Venenum

Flop 3:

  • In Flames – I, The Mask
  • Rammstein – Rammstein
  • Tool – Fear Inoculum

Top Demo/EP/Split:

  • not mentioned

Emerging Artist:

  • not mentioned

Rediscovered Artist:

  • not mentioned

Oneiros

Top 5:

  • Alcest – Spiritual Instinct
  • Cult Of Luna – A Dawn To Fear
  • iamthemorning – The Bell
  • Insomnium – Heart Like A Grave
  • Swallow The Sun – When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light

Flop 3:

  • Batushka – Hospodi
  • In Flames – I, The Mask
  • Tool – Fear Inoculum

Top Demo/EP/Split:

  • Jinjer – Micro

Emerging Artist:

  • Gaahls Wyrd
  • VITRIOL

Rediscovered Artist:

  • Killswitch Engage

Schlemihl

Top 5:

  • clipping. – There Existed An Addiction To Blood
  • Darkthrone – Old Star
  • Have A Nice Life – Sea Of Worry
  • Lightning Bolt – Sonic Citadel
  • Massimo Volume – Il Nuotatore

Flop 3:

  • Batushka – Hospodi
  • Rammstein – Rammstein

Top Demo/EP/Split:

  • Bölzer – Lese Majesty
  • Street Sects – Gentrification IV: Suspended From Gallery Rails
  • Undeath – Sentient Autolysis

Emerging Artist:

  • Trup

Rediscovered Artist:

  • NoMeansNo

VACVVM

Top 5:

  • Massimo Volume – Il Nuotatore
  • Noekk – Waltzing In Obscurity
  • Saffronkeira – Automatism
  • Weyes Blood – Titanic Rising
  • Zu – Terminalia Amazonia

Flop 3:

Top Demo/EP/Split:

  • Sa Bruxa – From The Depths

Emerging Artist:

  • Epectase

Rediscovered Artist:

  • Joyless

Vlakorados

Top 5:

  • Anoice – Ghost In The Clocks
  • Broken By The Scream – Noisy Night Fever
  • Hanormale – Reborn In Butterfly
  • Mesarthim – Ghost Condensate
  • 星歴13夜 – Hugdreamy Horoscope

Flop 3:

  • Babymetal – Metal Galaxy
  • In Flames – I, The Mask
  • not mentioned

Top Demo/EP/Split:

  • Necronomidol – Scions Of The Blasted Heath

Emerging Artist:

  • Le Jardin D’Alice

Rediscovered Artist:

  • Dekadent
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