Yearlist 1999:

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Moonspell - The Butterfly Effect
Score: 10/10
I didn't really know what to expect from this cd. I though the last one, Sin Pecado, sucked pretty hard. But then I saw then live and it was one of the best concerts I'd seen in years... But I didn't think The Butterfly Effect would be so good. It's still getting better every time I listen to it. It has a different style, a bit more in the direction of industrial, sometimes with a hint of Samael. But it works really well for them. The only bad thing is the last 'song' which is some minutes an instrumental song, then some minutes silence, and then irritating noise. But despite that it's one of the best albums of the year
 
In The Woods...
Strange in Stereo

Score: 10/10
 
Summoning
Stronghold
Score: 10/10
 
My Dying Bride - The Light at the End of the World
Score: 10/10
Once again My Dying Bride managed to surprise me with their new album. With TLatEotW they took a big step back to the Turn Loose the Swans era. Aaron sings with grunts and the music has fast parts again. Yet the differences with Turn Loose... still is great. It probably has a lot to do with the shrunken line-up, because here I really miss the violin. Also the songs aren't varied enough to be as good as their old work. I think if they combined the melody and the variety of 34.788 0x1.339d800afd628p-1008nd the grunts and fast parts of The Light, that they would reach the heights of The Swans...
 
Runemagick
Enter the Realm of Death
Score: 10/10
 
Novembre
Classica

Score: 10/10
 
Cryptal Darkness
They Whispered You Had Risen
Score: 10/10
 
Sigh
Scenario IV: Dread Dreams

Score: 10/10
 
Agalloch
Pale Folklore
Score: 10/10
 
Root
The Book
Score: 10/10
 
Deinonychus
Deinonychus
Score: 10/10
 
Asgaroth
Absence Spells Beyond...
Score: 10/10
 
Emperor / Thorns
Thorns Vs. Emperor

Score: 10/10
 
Immortal
At the Heart of Winter

Score: 10/10
 
Bolt Thrower
Who Dares Wins
Score: 10/10
 
Morgion
Solinari
Score: 10/10
 
Godgory
Resurrection
Score: 10/10
 
Hypocrisy - Hypocrisy Destroys Wacken
Score: 10/10
Usually I don't like live albums that much, but on this one the sound quality is so great that it's more of a 'best of' album. Hypocrisy have played songs of all their albums, so I think there's something there for everyone. And for the freaks there even are 4 rare studio tracks on it. The last is from the Carved Up EP, the rest I don't know. But they're not the greatest Hypocrisy songs I've ever heard. Anyways, I don't think Hypocrisy will get any new fans with this album, but for their existing fans this is certainly an album you have to get.
 
Windir
Arntor
Score: 10/10
 
Lacrimas Profundere
Memorandum
Score: 10/10
 
21Finntroll
Midnattens Widunder

Score: 10/10
 
Dimmu Borgir
Spiritual Black Dimensions

Score: 10/10
22
 
23Hypocrisy
Hypocrisy

Score: 10/10
 
Himinbjorg
In the Raven's Shadow
Score: 10/10
24
 
25Sacred Sin
Anguish... I Harvest

Score: 9.5/10
 
Stone Wings
Promo (as Elysium)
Score: 9.5/10
26
 
27Nagelfar
Srontgorrth: Die Macht Erfaste Das Meine Wie Die Angst Das Blut Der Anderen
Score: 9.5/10
 
Opeth - Still Life
Score: 9.5/10
I dont know exactly what it is that makes this Opeth album a little less interesting for me. After My Arms... they went a bit back to the morningrise style I think but it's just not as good as on that album. Some of the riffs just sound a bit irritating to me and some songs are a bit more boring I think. Not that it's a bad cd, I mean it's still typically Opeth and still good, but to me it all sounds just a bit more uninspired than their previous cds...
28
 
29Anathema - Judgement
Score: 9.5/10
First of all, let me tell you that I don't think this is a bad cd. It's very nice to listen to, very relaxed. I think the new fans of Anathema will like it very much. And that the old fans will be disappointed. Their music style has continued the change from Alternative 4: The last remains of a grunt are gone, there is more acoustic guitar and the songs are even slower. It's just less metal and more rock. Still, a very nice cd but I'm on the lookout for a new favourite band...
 
Nocte Obducta
Lethe - Gottverreckte Finsternis
Score: 9.5/10
30
 
31Estatic Fear
A Sombre Dance
Score: 9.5/10
 
Dolorian - When All the Laughter Has Gone
Score: 9.5/10
Vague. Very vague. That's about the best way to describe Dolorian's music. It is black metal, at least I think it is. But it's very slow, and very atmospheric. This dark lonely atmosphere is increased by the occasional use of acoustic guitars and synth. So I guess this cd isn't for everybody. If you like 666 drumbeats per minute, you'd better waste no time on this cd, but if you like dark atmospheric metal, you should listen to this one.
32
 
33Satyricon
Rebel Extravaganza

Score: 9.5/10
 
Ancient - The Halls of Eternity
Score: 9.5/10
This is already the sixth cd Ancient has made, and it shows. They play their typical own kind of melodic black metal very well. Lots of instrumental parts and added keyboards. The songs are very well structured and well played. But I do think this album is a little less than their earlier albums. All songs are good, but none of them really stand out. I'm think Ancient is playing a bit on routine here. Still very good, but just not that original anymore...
34
 
35Zaratustra
It Was a Night
Score: 9.5/10
 
Obsidian Gate
The Nightspectral Voyage
Score: 9.5/10
36
 
37Crystal Darkness
Ascend Saturnine Nebulae
Score: 9.5/10
 
Unholy
Gracefallen
Score: 9.5/10
38
 
39Frozen Shadows
Dans les Bras des Immortels
Score: 9.5/10
 
Graveworm
As the Angels Reach the Beauty

Score: 9.5/10
40
 
41Lord Belial
Unholy Crusade
Score: 9/10
 
Artrosis
Pośród Kwiatów I Cieni (In The Flowers' Shade)

Score: 9/10
42
 
43Bloodthorn - Onwards Into Battle
Score: 9/10
This album of Bloodthorn reminds me quite a bit of the previous album of Bloodthorn. It's still very cool but not very original. But the production is still great, the packaging still very cool, the stories told in the lyrics are still interesting. So it's not better than their previous work, but definitely not worse.
 
Mystic Circle
Infernal Satanic Verses
Score: 9/10
44
 
45Nebular Moon
...Of Dreams and Magic
Score: 9/10
 
Hollenthon
Domus Mundi
Score: 9/10
46
 
47Primordial
The Burning Season
Score: 9/10
 
Vintersorg
Ödemarkens Son
Score: 9/10
48
 
49Penumbra
Emanate
Score: 9/10
 
Galadriel
The Mirror Of Ages
Score: 9/10
50
 
51Cryptic Wintermoon
The Age Of Cataclysm
Score: 9/10
 
Throes Of Dawn
Dreams of the Black Earth
Score: 9/10
52
 
53Dr. Death
Somewhere in Nowhere
Score: 9/10
 
Thirdmoon
Aquis Submersus
Score: 9/10
54
 
55Sun Of Sadness
A Forest in My Dreams (demo)
Score: 9/10
 
Betray My Secrets
Betray My Secrets
Score: 9/10
56
 
57Silent Cry
Remembrance
Score: 9/10
 
Azmodan
Of Angels and Demons
Score: 9/10
58
 
59Novembers Doom
Of Sculptured Ivy and Stone Flowers

Score: 9/10
 
This Empty Flow
Three Empty Boys
Score: 9/10
60
 
61Vesperian Sorrow
Beyond the Cursed Eclipse
Score: 9/10
 
Tristania
Beyond the Veil
Score: 9/10
62
 
63Tristania
Widow's Tour

Score: 9/10
 
Notre Dame
Vol. 1: Le Théâtre du Vampire

Score: 9/10
64
 
65Cryogenic
Celephais
Score: 9/10
 
Covenant
Animatronic (as The Kovenant)

Score: 9/10
66
 
67Dismal Euphony
All Little Devils

Score: 9/10
 
Taake
Nattestid Ser Porten Vid

Score: 8.5/10
68
 
69...And Oceans - The Symmetry of I the Circle of O
Score: 8.5/10
If I didn't know And Oceans already, I certainly wouldn't have bought this cd I'm afraid. With a cheap cover, titles like "I wish I was pregnant", and a singer named K-2T4-S I would only wonder what kind of drugs they used, and not what kind of music they make. Luckily I do know And Oceans, and the music is the same great style as on their Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts album. It's not as original or diverse as that album, but still very good.
 
Faerghail
Horizon's Fall
Score: 8.5/10
70
 
71Tiamat
Skeleton Skeletron
Score: 8.5/10
 
October Tide
Grey Dawn

Score: 8.5/10
72
 
73Alghazanth
Thy Aeons Envenomed Sanity
Score: 8.5/10
 
Cele Kula
The Moonlight And The Misty Night
Score: 8.5/10
74
 
75Moonsorrow
Tämä Ikuinen Talvi (demo)

Score: 8.5/10
 
Dunkelgrafen
Baphomets Aeon
Score: 8.5/10
76
 
77Lacrimosa
Elodia

Score: 8.5/10
 
Aborym
Kali Yuga Bizarre
Score: 8.5/10
78
 
79Rakoth
Planeshift
Score: 8.5/10
 
Exhumation
Traumaticon
Score: 8.5/10
80
 
81Notre Dame
Nightmare Before Christmas
Score: 8/10
 
Enid
Nachtgedanken
Score: 8/10
82
 
83Butterfly Temple
Veles
Score: 8/10
 
Kampfar
Fra Underverdenen

Score: 8/10
84
 
85Christ Agony
Elysium

Score: 8/10
 
Norden
Glory in Flames
Score: 8/10
86
 
87Curse
Dimension of Scattered Sound and Silence (demo)
Score: 8/10
 
Thyrane
Symphonies of Infernality
Score: 8/10
88
 
89Skoll
Through The Mist We Come Back
Score: 8/10
 
Various
A Call to Irons - A Tribute to Iron Maiden
Score: 8/10
90
 
91Lacuna Coil
In a Reverie
Score: 8/10
 
Emperor
IX Equilibrium

Score: 8/10
92
 
93Ashen Light
Pesn Velesa
Score: 8/10
 
Satarial
The Queen of the Elves' Land
Score: 8/10
94
 
95Thy Serpent
Death
Score: 8/10
 
Eria D'Or
Songs of Sorrow and Agony (demo)
Score: 8/10
96
 
97Penetralia
Carpe Noctem
Score: 8/10
 
Limbonic Art
Ad Noctum - Dynasty of Death

Score: 8/10
98
 
99Malignant Eternal
Alarm
Score: 8/10
 
Darkthrone
Ravishing Grimness
Score: 8/10
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