2018 Best of Metal: #9 Tomb Mold-Manor of Infinite Forms

Release Date:  June 8, 2018

Personnel:  Payson Power-guitar, Derrick Vella-guitar, Steve Musgrave-bass, and Max Klebanoff-drums/vocals

Origin:  Toronto, Canada

This is damn near a perfect death metal album.  It’s aggressive, but not monotonously so.  So many death metal albums that are on the grittier side such as this one tend to get bogged down by a repetitive formula and it ends up being a little too much grind for the album to fully breathe.  This guys get it.  There are so many creative parts on this thing.  This is one of those albums in which I really had a hard time not listening to over and over.  The true mark of a really amazing album.

4.5 flip flops out of 5

The list so far:

9.  Tomb Mold-Manor of Infinite Forms
10.  Revocation-The Outer Ones
11.  All Them Witches-ATW
12.  Redemption-Long Night’s Journey Into Day
13.  Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats-Wasteland
14.  Panopticon-The Scars of Man Upon the Once Nameless Wilderness
15.  Arkona-Khram
16.  Agrimonia-Awaken
17.  Between the Buried and Me-Automata I & II
18.  Clutch-Book of Bad Decisions
19.  Harakiri For the Sky-Arson
20.  Behemoth-I Loved You At Your Darkest