Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Death to 2008


So. It's that time again. In lieu of an official "Best of 2008" list (which I hack-jobbed here), I've decided to give a run-down of the 100 best albums I acquired in 2008, legally and illegally, for review or strictly for pleasure, metal and non-metal, 2008 and non-2008. In alphabetical order, since my true allegiances are matters of national security. Where applicable, I link to my reviews.

Happy New Year, y'all. It's been swell.

Aborted - Engineering The Dead (2001)
Admiral Angry - Buster (2008)
Ahab - The Call of the Wretched Sea (2006)
Akercocke - Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone (2005)
Akimbo - Jersey Shores (2008)
Anaal Nathrakh - Domine Non Es Dignus (2004)
Animal Collective - Sung Tongs (2004)
Antigama - Discomfort (2004)
Arkhon Infaustus - Orthodoxyn (2007)
ASG - Win Us Over (2007)
ASRA - The Way of All Flesh (2008)
Autopsy - Mental Funeral (1992)
Averse Sefira - Advent Parallax (2008)
Bathory - Blood Fire Death (1988)
Beck - Modern Guilt (2008)
Birushanah - Akai Yami (2008)
Brutal Truth - Need To Control (1994)
Caetano Veloso - Caetano Veloso (1971)
Capillary Action - So Embarrassing (2008)
Captain Beyond - Captain Beyond (1972)
Carcass - Symphonies of Sickness (1989)
Coffins - Buried Death (2008)
Cynic - Traced In Air (2008)
Day Without Dawn - Understanding Consequences (2008)
Daylight Dies - Lost to the Living (2008)
Dead Congregation - Purifying Consecrated Ground (2005)
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables (1980)
Deadsea - Deadsea (2007)
Decrepit Birth - Diminishing Between Worlds (2008)
Demilich - Nespithe (1993)
Direwolf - Beyond the Lands of Human Existence (2007)
Disincarnate - Dreams of the Carrion Kind (1993)
Ehnahre - The Man Closing Up (2008)
Elder - Elder (2009)
Enslaved - Below the Lights (2003)
Esoteric - The Maniacal Vale (2008)
Evoken - The Antithesis of Light (2004)
Faraquet - Anthology 1997-98 (2008)
Field Music - Field Music (2005)
flu.ID - Iots (2008)
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects - Sol Niger Within (1997)
Gabriel Kahane - Gabriel Kahane (2008)
Genghis Tron - Board Up the House (2008)
Gigan - The Order of the False Eye (2008)
Gnaw Their Tongues - An Epiphanic Vomiting of Blood (2008)
Gojira - The Way of All Flesh (2008)
Gorguts - From Wisdom To Hate (2001)
Grayceon - This Grand Show (2008)
Gridlink - Amber Gray (2008)
Hammers of Misfortune - The Locust Years (2006)
Harvey Milk - Life…the Best Game In Town (2008)
Hour of the Shipwreck - The Hour Is Upon Us (2008)
Howlin Rain - Magnificent Fiend (2008)
Ihsahn - angL (2008)
Immolation - Here In After (1996)
Immortal - Sons of Northern Darkness (2002)
Indian - Slights And Abuse/The Sycophant (2008)
Intronaut - Prehistoricisms (2008)
Iron Lung - Life.Iron Lung.Death. (2003)
Joy Division - Closer (1980)
Keep of Kalessin - Kolossus (2008)
Khold - Hundre a Gammal (2008)
Krallice - Krallice (2008)
Laethora - March of the Parasite (2007)
Lethargy - Discography '93 - '99 (2000)
Mar de Grises - Draining the Waterheart (2008)
Martriden - The Unsettling Dark (2008)
Martyr - Warp Zone (1999)
Melechesh - Sphynx (2004)
Meshuggah - obZen (2008)
Metallica - Death Magnetic (2008)
Midsummer - Inside the Trees (2007)
Monstrosity - Rise to Power (2003)
Neuraxis - The Thin Line Between (2008)
Noothgrush - Erode the Person (2006)
Obi Best - Capades (2008)
Opeth - Watershed (2008)
Outlaw Order - Dragging Down the Enforcer (2008)
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)
Portal - Outré (2007)
Portishead - Third (2008)
Radiohead - In Rainbows (2008)
Runemagick - Voyage to Desolation/Dawn of the End (2008)
Rwake - Voices of Omens (2007)
Samothrace - Life's Trade (2008)
Saviours - Into Abaddon (2008)
Sotajumala - Teloitus (2007)
Spirit - Spirit (1968)
Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians (1978)
Teeth, The - You're My Lover Now (2007)
Thou - Peasant (2008)
Today Is the Day - Supernova (1993)
Torche - Meanderthal (2008)
Ulver - Bergtatt - Et Eeventyr I 5 Capitler (1994)
Unleashed - Hammer Battalion (2008)
v/a - Heavy Metal Boxed Set (2007)
v/a - The Bombay Connection Vol. 1 (2007)
Warhorse - As Heaven Turns to Ash… (2000)
Weakling - Dead As Dreams (2000)
Wire - 154 (1979)

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