2019 Best of Metal: #12 Memoriam-Requiem for Mankind

Release date:  6/21/2019

Origin:  Birmingham, England

Personnel:  Karl Willetts-vox, Scott Fairfax-guitar, Frank Healy-bass, and Andy Whale-drums

Sometimes an album doesn’t need to be groundbreaking or forward thinking for it to be awesome.  This album proves this point.  This is a purely throwback, old school death metal album.  Nothing more, nothing less.  But it is performed in such a perfect manner that I have found myself revisiting it over and over this past year.  The guitar riffs are just so crunchy that I want to wrap them around me like a warm blanket.  Plus, you’ve got the English inflected death growl of Bolt Thrower’s Karl Willetts leading the charge.  Just a great embrace of everything great about death metal

4.5 flip flops out of 5

The list so far:

12.  Memoriam-Requiem for Mankind
13.  Horseburner-The Thief
14.  Cult of Luna-A Dawn to Fear
15.  Bask-III
16.  Cave In-Final Transmission
17.  The Neal Morse Band-The Great Adventure
18.  Borknagar-True North
19.  Herod-Sombre Dessein
20.  Vintersea-Illuminated

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