Although being a successor to the kind of “meh-years” 2020 and 2021, 2022 gave birth to a lot of great releases. Here is my little recap of what has been awesome throughout the year.
Wiegedood: There’s always blood at the end of the road
Dialing up the harshness and atmosphere Wiegedood released their best work so far.
Assassine(s) is Celeste’s most accessible work to date and holds its listeners firm like the hands on the cover.
Heriot: Profound morality
Combining Hardcore, glitchy Electronic and bone crushing Metal, Heriot’s next steps will be felt in the upcoming years.
Hundred Year Old Man: Sleep in light
Massive as a planet killing asteroid this Post-Metal opus magnum is a big welcome back by Hundred Year Old Man and screams to perforate your ears in a live setting.
Reeking Aura: Blood and bonemeal
This psychotic crop caretaker is sure to rake your mind too!
Primitive Man: Insurmountable
Primitive Man continue to push the definition of what is bearable listening to.
White Ward: False light
False light is the new climax in White Wards discography, nothing more, nothing less.
Soft Kill: Canary yellow
Evading expectations and succeeding in creating a heart gripping record.
Our Loss Is Total: I
The Black Metal brainchild of Neaera and Heaven Shall Burn members comes black, bleak and blasting.
Tribal Gaze: The nine choirs
Death Metal got a whole lot better with this release alone.
Blood Incantation: Timewave zero
Ambient done by a Death Metal band, what can go wrong? Nothing.
Birds In Row: Gris Klein
Gris Klein is the most focused release of Birds in Row so far, they rely on their strengths and build upon them.
Rotting In Dirt: I am eating my shame
Ferocious like a trapped animal, which has you in its fangs.
If this EP does not catch your Post-Black Metal heart than nothing else will.
Ashtoreth & Pilgrimage To Pleroma: UR
Ambient for every coming doomsday.
God Mother: Obeveklig
Take a chance, take a chance, take a chuggah chance on this effing great new EP by Hardcore Swedes God Mother!
Jesus Wept: Psychedelic degeneracy
Groovy as ever Jesus Wept riffed into my heart this year.
Oversize: Into the ceiling
Summer maybe gone, but this EP will stay in its playlists.