My albums of 2019

All the albums I bought or acquired in 2019

My annual review of what I’ve most enjoyed listening to during the last 12 months, and my albums of the year. Finally published the wrong end of January, but better late than never.

  1. Krysthla—Worldwide Negative
  2. Opeth — In Cauda Venenum (Swedish and English versions)
  3. Slipknot — We Are Not Your Kind
  4. Latitudes — Part Island
  5. Tool — Fear Inoculum
  6. Damn Teeth — Real Men
  7. Megadeth — Warheads on Foreheads
  8. Flotsam and Jetsam — The End of Chaos
  9. Outright Resistance — Cargo Cult
  10. Cybernetic Witch Cult — Absurdum ad Nauseam
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Opeth—Sorceress

One of my favourite bands, Opeth, has a new album coming out this year, entitled Sorceress. This is the title track. It’s very heavy, very doom-y, very old-school prog.

I know that Opeth’s move from outright death-metal-style progressive metal to more 70s-oriented prog on Heritage (2011) divided the band’s fan-base. It took a while for me to really get into but I like it. But then I’ve always felt that bands should be free to do what they want, move in whichever direction interests them. And if I, as a fan, don’t like it, then fine—don’t listen to it. Listen to the stuff that you do like.

I’m really looking forward to the album being released on Friday 30 September.

Studio report

The album was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales, where Queen recorded Sheer Heart Attack (1974) and A Night At The Opera (1975), including “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

Guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt takes us on a tour of the studio.