2022 and its music

I would like to start with “Long live AMG“. The best music related site in the net 🙂 If it wasn’t for it, and for its amazing authors, I wouldn’t have known for at least one album in my top 3 list, and for probably 5-6 that are now in my top 10 list.

With that said, let’s start with the album that really, really disappointed me in 2022 released music – Megadeth and their “The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead”. Probably it was because their previous album, “Dystopia” was tremendous, I had some expectations for Megadeth’s 2022 release. I was to be disappointed. 2022 album is complete bore of Megadeth’s attempt to create “something cool”. Being Megadeth fan for many years, I really hope the next one will bring them to the right path.

There, I took it off my chest, so let’s move to something more interesting – the top 3 albums that I enjoyed throughout 2022.

Number 3 on my list is Allegaeon – DAMNUM. At first, I didn’t pay much attention to this album. Took it for granted so to speak. But I am a sucker for well played brutal music with the occasional melody, and the more I listed to this one, the more I realized it hits hard. So there, a good, one hour listen

Number 2 is a band I never heard about just couple of months ago. Now that I know about them, I went and listened all of their prior albums. Not really impressed. Actually, less than impressed. However, Disillusion and their “Ayam” is nothing short of brilliant. The sound, the vibe, the music. All comes together and it just leaves you wanting more of it.

And there, we reach my album number 1 for 2022, and it is Aeternam – Heir of the Rising Sun. Aeternam is a band I stumbled upon by accident quite few years back, and have loved their brand of Death Metal with middle eastern motives. But their previous albums, albeit all of them good, didn’t have the “thing” that elevates an album above the usual, good sounding, headbanging type of album. Not with with the “Heir of the Rising Sun”. It is THE THING. For a change to most of the albums that I like, I loved this one at first listen. And I still do, after 100+ listens.

2022 was all-in-all, good year for the music I lite to listen to. Found many new bands to listen to. Bands I like released I albums I liked. Long may it continue now, in 2023

And for wrapping it up – I loved that I managed to go to Grasspop 2022 and bang the old head 🙂 I even took the kids with me, a win!! After so many years marveling to their music, watching Mercyful Fate live for the first time was an experience that I really cherish. And the cherry on the top was, that these guys sounded great live, and King Diamond had his voice cleaner and stronger than 10+ years ago when I watched him in Sofia. Let’s see how Grasspop 2023 will improve on the experience 🙂

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