Doom Charts 2019 Favorites – Tom Hanno

One thing the world can count on is that Mr. Tom Hanno (Tom’s Album Reviews) will take the bottom bandcamp code first. This is a FACT as we’ve joked about in our contributor team chats. Not only is he consistent in his copy/paste on bandcamp, but he consistently contributes his favorite albums each and every month like clockwork. Tom has been an asset to the team and has shared with us his top 20 albums from 2019.

Welcome to Doom Charts, representing some of the finest bloggers, journalists, radio, podcasters and album reviewers from the heavy underground around the globe.  Each month, our critics submit their picks for the best new doom, sludge metal, stoner-psychedelic and heavy rock albums.  The results are compiled and tabulated into the chart below.  This is a one-stop shop for the best new albums in the world…

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20.  Red Beard Wall – The Fight Needs Us All

Aaron stuns with this release, I honestly don’t think there’s a bad track on it!!

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19.  Monolord – No Comfort

A fantastic next step for Monolord, and their Relapse Records debut. They may not be breaking any new ground, but that’s the point. This is just good music with tons of fuzz!!!

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18.  Swan Valley Heights – The Heavy Seed

Another great record from a year of great records. This was in repeat for weeks at my house.

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17.  Hembree and the Satan Sisters – F.Y.F

Punk and metal meet with explosive results!! A fantastic debut from this group.

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16.  Vessel of Light – Thy Serpent Rise

One of the most prolific underground acts out there, and already working in their 4th release!!!

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15.  Doomstress – Sleep Among the Dead

I was extremely excited about this release, and it didn’t disappoint me at all. This group gets better with each album they do.

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14.  Zed – Volume

The groove is strong with Zed, and Volume is another fantastic offering from the band.

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13.  Rammstein

Even though the production is a little stiff I still really enjoyed this album. Radio is probably their best track yet!!

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12.  Fleshgod Apocalypse – Veleno

Is it Death Metal or is it Black Metal? Who fucking cares because this is a brutal release with lots of elements to love.

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11.  Skunk – Strange Vibrations

Another great stoner album, perfect for firing up a fatty and vacating this world for a bit

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10.  Old Horn Tooth – From the Ghost Grey Depths

I think we need a new subgenres for this brilliant group. This album is extremely good, and the Griefcase is one hell of a noise creator!

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9.     Besvärjelsen – Frost

This is an album that it’s best absorbed; even though I loved it on the first listen! Fantastic doom with stoner elements.

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8.     Killswitch Engage – Atonement

It’s KSE, and they only get better with every album; Atonement is no exception.

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7.     Kataklysm – Meditation

Probably my favourite Death Metal act ever, and they bring it for this record!

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6.     Clouds Taste Satanic – Evil Eye

Instrumental excellence, nothing else needs to be said; it’s near perfect.

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5.     Life of Agony – The Sound of Scars

A sequel to one of me favorite albums ever? This was a no brainers that exceeded even my lofty expectations.

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4.     Korn – The Nothing

A perfect blend of old and new era Korn!!

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3.     Overkill – The Wings of War

A legendary band, producing legendary thrash. This record sat in my playlist for months!!

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2.     Cattle Decapitation – Death Atlas

A brutal slab of grindcore mixed with tech death proficiency, and more of the cleaner vocals we’ve been seeing them use.

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1.     Allegaeon – Apoptosis

This is tech death supremacy, there is none better in the genre.

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Special thanks to the ongoing contributors to the monthly Doom Chart.  You folks help give voice to the heavy underground:
Aaron Pickford (The Sludgelord); Adam Walsh (Earmunchies); Andy Benson (Nerve Salad); A.S. Van Dorston (Fast n’ Bulbous); Bryan Coffey (Indy Metal Vault); Bill Goodman (The Evil Engineer); Billy Goate (Doomed & Stoned); Rob Blasko (VolumeForever.com); Bob “Mr. Weird Beard” Baker (More Fuzz Podcast); Bobby Rayfield (Trendkill Radio); Brandon Collins(Super Dank Metal Jams); Bryan Coffey (Indy Metal Vault); Bucky Brown (The Ripple Effect);  Clint Willis (Hand of Doom Radio); Chris Beck (Doom Tomb Podcast); Chris Latta (Indy Metal Vault); Doktor420 (Stoner HiVe);  Doombeard (DoomBeardZine); Frazer Jones (Desert Psychlist);  Geoff Leapord (Atom Heart Mutha); Gram ‘Son of Sam’ Pola (Dirty Denim);  Héctor “Mr. Heavyhead” Hurtado (More Fuzz); Hugo Hulleman (Metalfan.nl,Orange Maze); Jamey Morris (Fistful of DOOM); Jason Roach (Indy Metal Vault); Jay Morgan (High Desert Valley Radio); Jim Thompson (Heavy in the Hills); Joe Eldridge (Shadebeast Records); John Gist, (Vegas Rock Revolution); Joop Konraad (Stoner HiVe); Ken Elliott (Heavy Planet);  Kyle Twadelle (Stoner HiVe); Leanne Ridgeway (Riff Relevant); Lucas Klaukien (Outlaws of the Sun); Lyk (Phantasmagoria); Magnus Tannergren (Into The Void Radio); Marc-Eric Gagnon (Stonefly Effects); Marc C. Pietrek (VITRIOL, INC / A DARK UNITED FRONT); Marcus Greybeard (FuzzHeavy Podcast); Mari Knox Knox (Doomed & Stoned); Mark Partin (The Ripple Effect); Martin Petrov (Rawk’n’Roll); Matt Slighter (Cheeto) (Hwy 420, Core of Destruction Radio) Matthew Thomas (Taste Nation); Matheus Jacques (October Doom); Mathieu Van Der Hert (Dutch European Stoner Rock);  Melissa Marie (Doomed & Stoned); Melissa Spence, (Stoner Witch Radio);  Mike Williams (I Talk to Planets); Pat Harrington (Electric Beard Of Doom);  Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker (Riff Relevant);  ‘Papa’ Paul Rote (Doomed & Stoned); Reek of STOOM (Stoner HiVe); Remi (Remi VL); Roberto Lucas (Denpa Fuzz); Roberto Fuentes (La Habitación 235); Rod Reinhardt (Captain Beyond Zen); Samir Asfahani (Super Dank Metal Jams); Steve Howe (Outlaws of the Sun);  Steve Miller (Vertical Chamber Apparatus); Steve Rodger (God’s Holy Trousers); Steve Woodier (Shrieks From Below); Svempa Alveving (Into The Void Radio); Tanguy ‘Mr Fuzz’ Dupré (More Fuzz); Tom Hanno (Tom’s Album Reviews); Tom Schmahl (Rock Circuz); Tony Maim (Black Insect LaughterStoner HiVe); Tony Van Dorston (Fast n Bulbous)

Feel free to send in your albums to stonerdoomcharts@gmail.com where they’ll be delegated to the crew above to determine their thoughts and gather the votes at the end of the month. Leave us comments below and let us know what you think about the Charts.

 

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