Kerrang!'s 50 Best Albums of 2019

Kerrang!'s 50 Best Albums of 2019

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50. Torche - Admission

July 12, 2019
Critic Score
75
9 reviews

48. Press Club - Wasted Energy

Press Club - Wasted Energy
August 16, 2019
Critic Score
77
3 reviews

46. Gatecreeper - Deserted

October 4, 2019
Critic Score
78
3 reviews

44. I Prevail - Trauma

March 29, 2019
Critic Score
60
1 review

43. Cult of Luna - A Dawn To Fear

September 20, 2019
Critic Score
77
3 reviews

42. GosT - Valediction

GosT - Valediction
October 4, 2019

41. Killswitch Engage - Atonement

August 16, 2019
Critic Score
77
7 reviews

39. Sunn O))) - Life Metal

April 26, 2019
Critic Score
83
12 reviews

Gloriously triumphant, weirdly exhilarating and entirely engrossing, Sunn O))) have created something genuinely brilliant here.

38. Stray from the Path - Internal Atomics

Stray from the Path - Internal Atomics
November 1, 2019
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

37. American Football - American Football

March 22, 2019
Critic Score
80
16 reviews

American Football have matured, but what remains unchanged is their ability to gently tug the heartstrings.

36. Ceremony - In The Spirit World Now

Ceremony - In The Spirit World Now
August 23, 2019
Critic Score
67
8 reviews

35. Lindemann - F & M

Lindemann - F & M
November 22, 2019
Critic Score
69
4 reviews

34. Spielbergs - This Is Not the End

Spielbergs - This Is Not the End
February 1, 2019
Critic Score
78
11 reviews

33. The Damned Things - High Crimes

The Damned Things - High Crimes
April 26, 2019
Critic Score
77
3 reviews

32. Blink-182 - Nine

September 20, 2019
Critic Score
58
12 reviews

Whether or not this slightly grown-up iteration of blink lasts more than this one record remains to be seen, but on NINE it feels like the band are finding a new lease of life in the dark days of 2019.

31. Sum 41 - Order In Decline

July 19, 2019
Critic Score
70
8 reviews

The edges are softened by those pop-punk melodies that still lurk deep in Sum 41’s DNA, but this is certainly not a pop-punk album. The evolution continues, and it remains an impressive thing indeed.

29. Lingua Ignota - Caligula

July 19, 2019
Critic Score
88
7 reviews

The push-pull between fragile piano and ruptures of psychic static is arresting, but by far Kristin’s most captivating weapon is her voice.

28. BABYMETAL - METAL GALAXY

October 11, 2019
Critic Score
74
15 reviews

On Metal Galaxy, what little caution they had left has been thrown headlong into a hurricane, and they’re only stronger for it.

27. Petrol Girls - Cut & Stitch

Petrol Girls - Cut & Stitch
May 24, 2019
Critic Score
78
4 reviews

26. Dream State - Primrose Path

Dream State - Primrose Path
October 18, 2019
Critic Score
81
3 reviews

25. Refused - War Music

Refused - War Music
October 18, 2019
Critic Score
77
10 reviews

23. While She Sleeps - SO WHAT?

While She Sleeps - SO WHAT?
March 1, 2019
Critic Score
81
6 reviews
It’s While She Sleeps as you’ve never quite heard them before, and the most exciting this band have been since that first encounter with them.

22. PUP - Morbid Stuff

April 5, 2019
Critic Score
83
18 reviews

21. Chelsea Wolfe - Birth of Violence

September 13, 2019
Critic Score
80
15 reviews

What’s come from this period of regrouping is a masterwork of gothic Americana, a record of glass-like fragility and honesty, and wood-hard resolve that’s as beautiful as it is dark and confessional.

20. Titus Andronicus - An Obelisk

Titus Andronicus - An Obelisk
June 21, 2019
Critic Score
70
14 reviews

19. Waterparks - Fandom

October 11, 2019
Critic Score
80
3 reviews

In themselves, these lyrical themes already make Fandom a fascinating listen. But coupled with Waterparks’ perfectly-crafted experimental tendencies, Fandom gives back more and more each time.

17. Alcest - Spiritual Instinct

October 25, 2019
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

14. Korn - The Nothing

September 13, 2019
Critic Score
76
8 reviews

12. SWMRS - Berkeley's On Fire

February 15, 2019
Critic Score
82
5 reviews

11. The Menzingers - Hello Exile

October 4, 2019
Critic Score
74
8 reviews

10. Employed to Serve - Eternal Forward Motion

May 10, 2019
Critic Score
90
6 reviews

While Eternal Forward Motion is most definitely a record that sounds like it would spit in your face before punching you, this isn’t simply moping around.

9. FIDLAR - Almost Free

FIDLAR - Almost Free
January 25, 2019
Critic Score
66
17 reviews

7. Venom Prison - Samsara

March 15, 2019
Critic Score
83
3 reviews

5. Knocked Loose - A Different Shade of Blue

August 23, 2019
Critic Score
78
4 reviews

A Different Shade Of Blue is not only a worthy successor to their debut, it eclipses it across the board, and offers more of everything that made that record so compelling.

4. Baroness - Gold & Grey

June 14, 2019
Critic Score
84
15 reviews

3. Bring Me The Horizon - amo

January 25, 2019
Critic Score
74
17 reviews
David Bowie once said, “Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming.” It’s BMTH’s innate ability to stay one step ahead, like they do here, that means the future remains firmly theirs.

2. Tool - Fear Inoculum

August 30, 2019
Critic Score
78
21 reviews

An album that pushes and challenges its creators and its audience in new ways, the finer details of which will probably take another 13 years to fully unwrap and appreciate.

1. Slipknot - We Are Not Your Kind

August 9, 2019
Critic Score
81
18 reviews

Iowa’s finest, Slipknot, continue to break boundaries on intense, innovative sixth album, We Are Not Your Kind.

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Leprous and Periphery?? lmao
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