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2019 Metal Recap

2020 is nearly here so it’s time for a 2019 metal recap! 2019 was a great year for metal as an institution. Death metal specifically dominated. There were several young death metal bands that released absolutely killer records in 2019. Bands like Gatecreeper, Blood Incantation, and Tomb Mold have been working their asses off and it shows. These bands showcased the heights death metal can achieve with a sprinkle of subgenre innovation.

Favorite Songs of 2019

We’ve both put together a list of our favorite tracks from 2019. You can hear us discuss it in greater detail by listening to the episode above, or you can read it below. These tracks will be added to our Spotify playlist alongside other standout tracks of 2019 that didn’t quite crack our top 10 lists.

Ty’s 10

  • “From the Ashes” by Gatecreeper
  • “Time’s Cruel Curtain” by Cattle Decapitation
  • “Slave Species of the Gods” by Blood Incantation
  • “Black Out The Code” by Toxic Holocaust
  • “Home Back” by Jinjer
  • “Eyes of the Sacred Ram” by Wraith
  • “Key of Solomon” by Crypt Sermon
  • “Invincible” by Tool
  • “Crack of Light” by Vintersea
  • “I Will Depart” by Abigail Williams

Michael’s 10

  • “Echoes from the Ancient Crucifix” by Sarke
  • “Nero Forte” by Slipknot
  • “Crack the Sky” by Amon Amarth
  • “Razorblade Meltdown” by DragonForce
  • “Genesis” by Devin Townsend
  • “I Am Above” by In Flames
  • “Accelerative Phenomenae” by Tomb Mold
  • “Vile Nilotic Rites” by Nile
  • “Boiled Over” by Gatecreeper
  • “Bring Back the Plague” by Cattle Decapitation

Looking to 2020

What will 2020 bring? Will death metal’s excellence continue into 2020 or will it take a break from being the dominant force it was this year? There have been some rumblings in the last couple years that thrash may make a strong return. Will 2020 be the year of thrash? We muse on this in greater detail in the episode.

Super Metal World

We’re pretty proud of how far we’ve come in the last couple years. Our episode types like According to a Pop Fan, Month in Metal and Independent Metal Radio expand our knowledge and palette in metal. We genuinely hope all our listeners learn and grow as well. That’s what it’s all about.

We can’t wait to see everyone in 2020. We hope you enjoy listening to Super Metal World as much as we enjoy making it. Horns high.


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Horns high,
Michael & Ty

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