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Terrorizer – The Top 40 Albums Of 2009 – Critics Choice

Posted in Albums Of The Year, Chart, Extreme Music, Terrorizer by newmusicexcess on January 19, 2010

Looks like the blog is getting extreme music heavy, well, nothing wrong with that.

I have just got the January issue of Terrorizer mailed from the UK to Canada, and it’s that time when they publish various yearly polls. One in particular, I always look forward to, is the Critics Choice Top 40.

I was thinking of also comparing the chart with their Albums of The Month for 2009 in this post, but unfortunately a couple of issues are in my ‘shipping’ goods from the UK and so somewhere on container ship in the Atlantic Ocean at this moment.

So here is just the Critics Choice for 2009, maybe I will save the ‘compare’ for another post.

  1. Converge – Axe To Fall (Epitaph)
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  2. Cobalt – Gin (Profound Lore)
  3. Kylesa – Static Tensions (Prosthetic)
  4. Blut Aus Nord – Memoria Vetusta II: Dialogue With Stars (Candlelight)
  5. Napalm Death – Time waits For No Slave (Century Media)
  6. Mastodon – Crack The Skye (Reprise)
  7. Megadeth – Endgame (Roadrunner)
  8. Agoraphobic Nosebleed – Agorapocalypse (Relapse)
  9. Funeral Mist – Maranatha (Noevdia)
  10. Immortal – All Shall Fall (Nuclear Blast)
  11. Drudkh – Microcosmos (Season Of Mist)
  12. Beherit – Engram (Spinefarm)
  13. Portal – Swarth (Profound Lore)
  14. Sunn O))) – Monoliths & Dimensions (Southern Lord)
  15. Marduk – Wormwood (Regain)
  16. Absu – Absu (Candlelight)
  17. Tombs – Winter Hours (Relapse)
  18. Burnt By The Sun – Heart Of Darkness (Relapse)
  19. Heaven And hell – The Devil You Know (Roadrunner)
  20. Anaal Nathrakh – In The Constellation Of The Black Widow (Candlelight)
  21. Arckanum – ÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞ (Debemur Morti)
  22. Baroness – Blue Record (Relapse)
  23. Madder Mortem – Eight Ways (Peaceville)
  24. The Devils Blood – The Time Of No Time Evermore (VAN)
  25. Archgoat – The Light-Devouring Darkness (Blasphemous Underground)
  26. Shining – VI Klagopsalmer (Osmose)
  27. Candlemass – Death Magic Doom (Nuclear Blast)
  28. Hacride – Lazarus (Listenable)
  29. Fukpig – Spewings From A Selfish Nation (FETO)
  30. Amorphis – Skyforger (Nuclear Blast)
  31. Brutal Truth – Evolution Through Revolution (Relapse)
  32. Grey Machine – Disconnected (Hydra Head)
  33. Behemoth – Evangelion (Nuclear Blast)
  34. Unanimated – In The Light Of Darkness (Regain)
  35. Obscura – Cosmogenesis (Relapse)
  36. Gnaw Their Tongues – All The Dread, Magnificence Of Perversity (Crucial Blast)
  37. Shrinebuilder – Shrinebuilder (Neurot)
  38. Teitanblood – Seven Chalices (Noevdia)
  39. Gorgoroth – Quantos Possunt Ad Satanitatem (Regain)
  40. Evile – Infected Nations (Earache)

Above list appears in Terrorozer Issue 192 Jan 2010 – http://www.terrorizer.com/issue/192

So, in honour of their position at #1, lets have some Converge performing ‘Darkhorse’ live.

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Terrorizer Critics’ Albums Of The Decade

Posted in Albums Of The Decade, Chart, Extreme Music, Terrorizer by newmusicexcess on January 16, 2010

As part of an extensive guide to extreme music in 2000-2009, the recently issued, Terrorizer’s Secret History #2 includes a Top 100 Albums Of The Decade. Here is the extreme 100 in full:

  1. Electric Wizard – Dopethrone (Rise Above, 2000)
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  2. Celtic Frost – Monotheist (Century Media, 2006)
  3. Watain – Sworn Of The Dark (Season Of Mist, 2007)
  4. Converge – Jane Doe (Equal Vision, 2001)
  5. Opeth – Blackwater Park (Music For Nations, 2001)
  6. Negura Bunget – Om (Code 666, 2006)
  7. Deathspell Omega – Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice (Norma Evangelium Diaboli, 2004)
  8. Enslaved – Ruun (Tabu, 2006)
  9. Clutch – Pure Rock Fury (Atlantic, 2001)
  10. Emperor – Prometheus: The Discipline Of Fire And Demise (Candlelight, 2001)
  11. Immortal – Sons Of Northern Darkness (Nuclear Blast, 2002)
  12. Iron Maiden – A Matter Of Life And Death (EMI, 2006)
  13. Pig Destroyer – Terrifyer (Relapse, 2004)
  14. Mastodon – Leviathan (Relapse, 2004)
  15. Anaal Nathrakh – The Codex Necro (Mordgrimm, 2001)
  16. Gojira – From Mars To Sirius (Listenable, 2005)
  17. Meshuggah – Catch Thirtythree (Nuclear Blast, 2005)
  18. Neurosis – A Sun That Never Sets (Relapse, 2001)
  19. Primordial – To The Nameless Dead (Metal Blade, 2007)
  20. Napalm Death – Enemy Of The Music Business (Dreamcatcher, 2000)
  21. Isis – Oceanic (Ipecac, 2002)
  22. Drudkh – Forgotten Legends (Supernal, 2003)
  23. Dissection – Reinkaos (Black Horizon, 2006)
  24. Motorhead – Inferno (Steamhammer/SPV, 2004)
  25. Reverend Bizarre – In The Rectory Of The Bizarre Reverend (Sinister Figure, 2002)
  26. Blut Aus Nord – The Work Which Transforms God (Candlelight, 2003)
  27. Thorns – Thorns (Moonfog, 2001)
  28. Wolf – Black Things (No Fashion, 2002)
  29. Hammers Of Misfortune – The August Engine (Cruz Del Sur, 2003)
  30. Hate Eternal – King Of All Kings (Earache, 2002)
  31. Lightning Bolt – Ride The Skies (Load, 2001)
  32. Ephel Duath – The Painters Palette (Elitist, 2003)
  33. High On Fire – Death Is Communion (Relapse, 2007)
  34. Discordance Axis – The Inalienable Dreamless (Hydra Head, 2000)
  35. Strapping Young Lad – Alien (Century Media, 2005)
  36. Whitehouse – Bird Seed (Susan Lawley, 2003)
  37. Melt-Banana – Cell Scape (A-Zap, 2003)
  38. Akercocke – Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone (Earache, 2005)
  39. Bloodbath – Resurrection Through Carnage (Century Media, 2002)
  40. Tool – Lateralus (Zoo, 2001)
  41. Nile – Black Seeds Of Vengeance (Relapse, 2000)
  42. Rammstein – Mutter (UMVD, 2001)
  43. Weakling – Dead As Dreams (Tumult, 2000)
  44. Bolt Thrower – Those Once Loyal (Metal Blade, 2005)
  45. Cynic – Traced In Air (Season Of Mist, 2008)
  46. Insect Warfare – World Extermination (625 Thrash, 2007)
  47. Nasum – Helvete (Relapse, 2003)
  48. Behemoth – Demigod (Regain, 2004)
  49. Anata – The Conductor’s Departure (Earache, 2006)
  50. Entombed – Serpent Saint: The Ten Amendments (Candlelight, 2007)
  51. Sunn O))) – Black One (Southern Lord, 2005)
  52. Warhorse – As Heaven Turns To Ash (Southern Lord, 2001)
  53. Decapitated – Organic Hallucinosis (Earache, 2006)
  54. Big Business – Here Come The Waterworks (Hydrahead, 2007)
  55. Warning – Watching From A Distance (The Miskatonic Foundation, 2006)
  56. Dillinger Escape Plan – Miss Machine (Relapse, 2004)
  57. Unsane – Visqueen (Ipecac, 2007)
  58. Funeral Mist – Salvation (Norma Evangelium Diaboli, 2003)
  59. Municipal Waste – Hazardous Mutation (Earache, 2005)
  60. Between The Buried And Me – Colors (Victory, 2007)
  61. Deicide – The Stench Of Redemption (Earache, 2006)
  62. Necrophagist – Epitaph (Relapse, 2004)
  63. Amorphis – Eclipse (Nuclear Blast, 2006)
  64. Disfear – Live The Storm (Relapse, 2008)
  65. Ensiferum – Ensiferum (Spinefarm, 2001)
  66. Metallica – Death Magnetic (Warner Bros, 2008)
  67. Ulver – Shadows Of The Sun (Jester, 2007)
  68. Wolves In The Throne Room – Diadem Of The 12 Stars (Southern Lord, 2006)
  69. Witchcraft – Firewood (Rise Above, 2005)
  70. Angels Of Light – We Are Him (Young God, 2007)
  71. Darkest Hour – Hidden Hands Of A Sadist Nation (Victory, 2003)
  72. Kreator – Enemy Of God (Steamhammer/SPV, 2005)
  73. Absu – Tara (Osmose, 2001)
  74. Death Breath – Stinking Up The Night (Black Lodge, 2006)
  75. Melechesh – Sphynx (Osmose, 2003)
  76. Rotting Christ – Theogonia (Season Of Mist, 2007)
  77. The Red Chord – Fused Together In Revolving Doors (Robotic Empire, 2002)
  78. Melvins – (A) Senile Animal (Ipecac, 2006)
  79. Torche – Meanderthal (Hydra Head, 2008)
  80. Anathema – A Natural Disaster (Music For Nations, 2003)
  81. Cathedral – The garden Of Unearthly Delights (Nuclear Blast, 2005)
  82. Turisas – Battle Metal (Century Media, 2004)
  83. Xasthur – Telepathic With The Deceased (Moribund, 2004)
  84. Nightwish – Once (Nuclear Blast, 2004)
  85. Paradise Lost – Paradise Lost (Gun, 2005)
  86. Slough Feg – Traveller (Dragonheart, 2003)
  87. Enforcer – Into The Night (Heavy Artillery, 2008)
  88. Laibach – Wat (Mute, 2003)
  89. Agoraphobic Nosebleed – Frozen Corpses Stuffed With Dope (Relapse, 2002)
  90. Nifelheim – Servants Of Darkness (Blacksun, 2000)
  91. Katatonia – The Great Cold Distance (Peaceville, 2006)
  92. Dying Fetus – Stop At Nothing (Relapse, 2003)
  93. Porcupine Tree – Deadwing (Lava, 2005)
  94. Cryptopsy – And Then You’ll Beg (Century Media, 2000)
  95. Morbid Angel – Gateways To Annihilation (Earache, 2000)
  96. Boris – Pink (Caroline, 2005)
  97. Sonata Arctica – Winterhearts Guild (Spinefarm, 2003)
  98. Shining – V: Halmstad (Osmose, 2007)
  99. Satyricon – Now, Diaboolical (Roadrunner, 2006)
  100. Children Of Bodom – Hate Crew Deathroll (Spinefarm, 2003)

So, by way of celebration of their top spot in the Albums Of The Decade lets have some Electric Wizard performing “Dopethrone” live at the Damnation Festival 2009.

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Under The Radar: Best Of The Decade – Top 200 Albums of the Decade

Posted in Albums Of The Decade, Best Of The Decade, Chart, Top Albums, Under The Radar by newmusicexcess on January 8, 2010

At the end of 2009 New Music Excess listed the top 10 albums from Under The Radar’s – Top 200 Albums of the Decade. https://newmusicexcess.wordpress.com/2009/12/27/under-the-radar-best-of-the-decade-albums-1-10/

So, by way of completion, here is the Top 200 in full as listed by Under The Radar magazine’s Best of The Decade issue http://www.undertheradarmag.com/issues/3302/.

1. Arcade Fire – Funeral (2004)
2. Radiohead – Kid A (2000)
3. Interpol – Turn on the Bright Lights (2002)
4. Camera Obscura – Let’s Get Out of This Country (2006)
5. Sufjan Stevens – Illinois (2005) 
6. Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest (2009)
7. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes (2008)
8. Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
9. The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (2002)
10. Broken Social Scene – You Forgot It in People (2002)
11. Elliott Smith – Figure 8 (2000)
12. Bright Eyes – Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground (2002)
13. Radiohead – Amnesiac (2001)
14. Death Cab For Cutie – Transatlanticism (2003)
15. Grandaddy – The Sophtware Slump (2000)
16. The White Stripes – White Blood Cells (2001)
17. Jens Lekman – Night Falls Over Kortedala (2007)
18. Radiohead – In Rainbows (2007)
19. The Dears – No Cities Left (2003)
20. Sigur Ros – Agaetis Byrjun (2000)
21. PJ Harvey – Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea (2000)
22. Rilo Kiley – More Adventurous (2004)
23. Bat For Lashes – Fur For Gold (2006)
24. Charlotte Gainsbourg – 555 (2006)
25. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavillion (2009)
26. Feist – The Reminder (2007)
27. Arcade Fire – Neon Bible (2007)
28. Belle & Sebastian – The Life Pursuit (2006)
29. Midlake – The Trials of Van Occupanther (2006)
30. Peter Bjorn and John – Writer’s Block (2006)
31. The White Stripes – Elephant (2003)
32. Beck – Sea Change (2002)
33. Spiritualized – Let It Come Down (2001)
34. Tegan and Sara – The Con (2007)
35. Doves – The Last Broadcast (2002)
36. Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand (2004)
37. Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend (2008)
38. The Postal Service – Give Up (2003)
39. Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins – Rabbit Fur Coat (2006)
40. Modest Mouse – The Moon and Antarctica (2000)
41. The Shins – Oh Inverted World (2001)
42. Super Furry Animals – Rings Around the World (2001)
43. The Shins – Chutes Too Narrow (2003)
44. of Montreal – Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? (2007)
45. M83 – Saturdays=Youth (2008)
46. The Bees – Free The Bees (2004)
47. Clinic – Internal Wrangler (2000)
48. Bat For Lashes – Two Suns (2009)
49. The Concretes – The Concretes (2003)
50. Belle & Sebastian – Dear Catastrophe Waitress (2003)
51. Rilo Kiley – The Execution of All Things (2002)
52. Badly Drawn Boy – The Hour of the Bewilderbeast (2000)
53. Mew – Frengers (2003)
54. M. Ward – Transfiguration of Vincent (2003)
55. My Morning Jacket – Z (2005)
56. Radiohead – Hail to the Thief (2003)
57. Joanna Newsom – Y’s (2006)
58. The Delgados – The Great Eastern (2000)
59. Goldfrapp – Felt Mountain (2000)
60. Okkervil River – Black Sheep Boy (2005)
61. Portishead – Third (2008)
62. Antony & the Johnsons – I Am a Bird Now (2005)
63. Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid (2008)
64. The Strokes – This Is It (2001)
65. Beirut – Gulag Orkestar (2006)
66. Broadcast – HaHa Sound (2003)
67. Jenny Lewis – Acid Tongue (2008)
68. Death Cab for Cutie – We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes (2000)
69. The Divine Comedy – Absent Friends (2004)
70. Richard Hawley – Coles Corner (2005)
71. The New Pornographers – Twin Cinema (2005)
72. Okkervil River – The Stage Names (2007)
73. Cursive – The Ugly Organ ( 2003)
74. Panda Bear – Person Pitch (2007)
75. Air – Talkie Walkie (2004)
76. Coldplay – A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002)
77. Iron & Wine – Our Endless Numbered Days (2004)
78. The National – Boxer (2007)
79. OutKast – Stankonia (2000)
80. Elliott Smith – From a Basement on a Hill (2004)
81. Spoon – Gimme Fiction (2005)
82. Spoon – Kill The Moonlight (2002)
83. Iron & Wine – The Creek that Drank the Cradle (2002)
84. The Dodos – Visiter (2008)
85. Coldplay – Parachutes (2000)
86. The Dears – Missiles (2008)
87. Love Is All – Nine Times That Same Song (2006)
88. Grizzly Bear – Yellow House (2006)
89. The Decemberists – Castaways and Cutouts (2002)
90. Cat Power – The Greatest (2006)
91. Deerhunter – Microcastle (2008)
92. OutKast – Speakerboxx/The Love Below (2003)
93. Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007)
94. The Decemberists – The Crane Wife (2006)
95. The New Pornographers – Mass Romantic (2000)
96. She & Him – Volume One (2008)
97. CSS – Cansel de Ser Sexy (2006)
98. Neko Case – Blacklisted (2002)
99. Emily Haines – Knives Don’t Have Your Back (2006)
100. Ryan Adams – Heartbreaker (2000)
101. Pulp – We Love Life (2001)
102. Bright Eyes – I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning (2005)
103. Mew – And the Glass Handed Kites (2005)
104. The Decemberists – Her Majesty The Decemberists (2003)
105. Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca (2009)
106. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever to Tell (2003)
107. Andrew Bird – Armchair Apocrypha (2007)
108. The Cardigans – Long Gone Before Daylight (2003)
109. Animal Collective – Strawberry Jam (2007)
110. M.I.A. – Kala (2007)
111. Super Furry Animals – Phantom Power (2003)
112. Sparklehorse – It’s a Wonderful Life (2001)
113. The Veils – Nux Vomica (2009)
114. Cat Power – You Are Free (2003)
115. Sufjan Stevens – Seven Swans (2004)
116. Super Furry Animals – Love Kraft (2005)
117. Loney, Dear – Loney, Noir (2005)
118. Kanye West – The College Dropout (2004)
119. Beck – Guero (2005)
120. Spiritualized – Amazing Grace (2003)
121. Spoon – Girls Can Tell (2001)
122. Feist – Let It Die (2004)
123. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (2005)
124. The Go! Team – Thunder, Lightning, Strike (2004)
125. The Duke Spirit – Neptune (2008)
126. Doves – Some Cities (2005)
127. Bright Eyes – Fevers and Mirrors (2000)
128. Jamie Lidell – Multiply (2005)
129. Band of Horses – Everything All the Time (2006)
130. Rogue Wave – Descended Like Vultures (2005)
131. Friendly Fires – Friendly Fires (2008)
132. Ladytron – The Witching Hour (2005)
133. Air – The Virgin Suicides (2000)
134. Lambchop – Nixon (2000)
135. The Pipettes – We Are the Pipettes (2006)
136. MGMT – Oracular Spectacular (2007)
137. Death Cab For Cutie – The Photo Album (2001)
138. Beirut – The Flying Cup (2007)
139. Wilco – Sky Blue Sky (2007)
140. Morrissey – You Are The Quarry (2004)
141. Doves – Lost Souls (2000)
142. Death cab For Cutie – Plans (2005)
143. Lykke Li – Youth Novels (2008)
144. Devendra Banhart – Rejoicing in the Hands (2004)
145. Grandaddy – Sumday (2003)
146. Dungen – Ta Det Lugnt (2004)
147. Gnarls Barkley – St. Elsewhere (2006)
148. Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago (2007)
149. Kanye West – Late Registration (2005)
150. of Montreal – Skeletal Lamping (2008)
151. Air – 10,ooo Hz Legend (2001)
152. Stephen Malkmus – Stephen Malkmus (2001)
153. The Walkmen – Bows and Arrows (2004)
154. The Shins – Wincing the Night Away (2007)
155. Electrelane – The Power Out (2004)
156. of Montreal – The Sunlandic Twins (2005)
157. Blonde Redhead – Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons (2000)
158. Shout Out Louds – Our III Wills (2007)
159. Gorillaz – Demon Days (2005)
160. Art Brut – Bang Bang Rock & Roll (2005)
161. Broken Social Scene – Broken Social Scene (2005)
162. Joanna Newsom – The Milk-Eyed Mender (2004)
163. The Hold Steady – Boys and Girls in America (2006)
164. Broadcast – The Noise Made By People (2000)
165. The National – Alligator (2005)
166. Calexico – Feast Of Wire (2003)
167. Wolf Parade – Apologies to the Queen Mary (2005)
168. Supergrass – Life on Other Planets (2002)
169. Neko Case – Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (2006)
170. My Morning Jacket – It Still Moves (2003)
171. Tindersticks – Can Our Love… (2001)
172. Rilo Kiley – Take-Offs and Landings (2001)
173. Bloc Party – Silent Alarm (2005)
174. Johnny Cash – American III: Solitary Man (2000)
175. M. Ward – Post-War (2006)
176. TV on the Radio – Return to Cookie Mountain (2006)
177. Lansing-Dreiden – The Dividing Island (2006)
178. The Fiery Furnaces – Blueberry Boat (2004)
179. Daft Punk – Discovery (2001)
180. Modest Mouse – Good News For People Who Love Bad News (2004)
181. The Soundtrack of Our Lives – Behind the Music (2001)
182. Girl Talk – Night Ripper (2006)
183. Taken By Trees – East Of Eden (2009)
184. Camera Obscura – My Maudlin Career (2009)
185. Desaparecidos – Read Music Speak Spanish (2002)
186. St. Vincent – Marry Me (2007)
187. Sufjan Stevens – Greetings from Michigan: The Great Lake State (2003)
188. Liars – They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top (2002)
189. The Cardigans – Super Extra Gravity (2005)
190. The Dears – Gang of Losers (2006)
191. Caribou – Andorra (2007)
192. Sonic Youth – Murray Street (2002)
193. R.E.M. – Accelerate (2008)
194. The Avalanches – Since I Left You (2000)
195. Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (2009)
196. The New Pornographers – Electric Version (2003)
197. Sleater-Kinney – The Woods (2005)
198. Mercury Rev – All Is Dream (2001)
199. LCD Soundsystem – The Sound of Silver (2007)
200. Stars – Set Yourself on Fire (2004)

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