Friday, December 31, 2010

the grim goods MMX

as Berkay discussed before, it is virtually impossible for there to be a bad year in music. this year is most definitely included in that sentiment. if you can't find anything you like, you're just not taking the time to look. this is my top 20, but there are also 40 honorable mentions to reflect that there were indeed many wonderful albums released this year. some of these should probably even be in the top twenty. regardless, every album listed here is top notch and shouldn't go unnoticed. there are actually quite a few i haven't listened to yet like The National, Deerhunter, the new Arizmenda, and the other Yrsel album that could very well be somewhere on this list soon. im not going to write about my picks, but intsead will try and give you a link(s) of some sort so you can listen to them and maybe buy their stuff if you want. this is what i have to date, the last day of 2010.

Top 20
1 Pyramids - Wvndrkmmer
2 Mitochondrion - Parasignosis
3 Aesahaettr - Aesahaettr
4 Encoffination - Ritual Ascension Beyond Flesh
5 Eibon - Entering Darkness
6 Ash Borer / Fell Voices - Split
7 Adversarial - All Idols Fall Before the Hammer (link is different mix. if you can't get over the snare, you'll dig this version.)
8 Deathspell Omega - Paracletus
9 Thou - Summit
10 Emuul - Crawling Across the Rafters
11 Torture Corpse - Stop the Mind
12 Grails - Black Tar Prophecies vol 4
13 Vasaeleth - Crypt Born and Tethered to Ruin
14 Coffinworm - When All Became None
15 Gnaw Their Tongues - L'arrivee de la Terne Mort Triomphante
16 Batillus / Hallowed Butchery - Split
17 Daughters - Daughters
18 The Austrasian Goat - Stains of Resignation
19 Horseback - Forbidden Planet
20 Sailors With Wax Wings - Sailors With Wax Wings

Honorable Mention (Random)
Grave Ritual - Euphoric Hymns From the Altar of Death
Ensorcelor - Urarctica Begins
Menace Ruine - Union of Irreconcilables
Menace Ruine - Sigil Sessions
Enslaved by Owls / Bad Life - Split
Chiodos - Illuminaudio
Celeste - Morte(s) Nee(s)
The Secret - Solve et Coagula
Annthennath - States of Liberating Departure
Encircling Sea - Ecru
The Body - All the Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood
Evoken / Beneath the Frozen Soil - Split
Inter Arma - Sundown
Weapon - From the Devil's Tomb
Diocletian - War of All Against All
Black Swan - Black Swan (In 8 Movements)
Dispirit - Rehearsal at Oboroten
Prosanctus Inferi - Pandemonic Ululations of Vesperic Palpitation
Father Befouled - Morbid Destitution of Covenant
Forteresse - Par Hauts Bois et Vastes Plaines
Innumerable Forms - Dark Worship
Swollowed - Swollowed
Immolation - Majesty and Decay
Begrime Exemious - Impending Funeral of Man
StarGazer - A Great Work of Ages
The Wakedead Gathering - Tenements of Ephemera
Mortuss Auris & Black Hand - Sleep
Mortuss Auris & Black Hand - Freiheit ist immer Freiheit der Andersdenkenden
Emuul - ...On the Origins of Motion
Emuul - Further Stations
Aderlating - Dying of the Light
Aderlating - Dood
Detritivore - Pakt
Barn Owl - Ancestral Star
Yrsel - Requiem for the Three Kharites
Bad Life / Pink Playground - Split
Burial Invocation - Rituals of the Grotesque
Life in the Dark - The Sunya is Rising
Torch Runner - Locust Swarm
Twilight - Monument to End Time


  1. maybe not fair putting mitochondrion so high, since it still has that new car smell in all, but fuck it. its goood. ill eventually have most of the honorable mentions linked, but im done for now. happy new year everyone!

  2. fantastic list, really good job on this guys