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Terra Relicta Top 20 Of 2018

01. Aeon Sable
- Aether
02. Amorphis
- Queen Of Time
03. Atrium Carceri
- Codex
04. Dimmu Borgir
- Eonian
05. Behemoth
- I Loved You At Your Darkest
06. The Eternal
- Waiting For The Endless Dawn
07. MGT
- Gemini Nyte
08. Primordial
- Exile Amongst The Ruins
09. Khôrada
- Salt
10. Immortal
- Northern Chaos Gods


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Paulo J. Mendes
Musician at: Caedeous

1. Cradle Of Filth - Dusk And Her Embrace
2. Dimmu Borgir - Enthrone Darkness Triumphant
3. Tvangeste - Damnation Of Regiomontum
4. Moonspell - Wolfheart
5. Fleshgod Apocalypse - King

"Hard task to narrow down tons of albums that I love so much into a list of TOP 5, I mean how it is possible with so many good artists and bands that have influenced me so much... quickly shuffling into my head I managed to get this five albums which absolulety are a must have on my playlists which are still fresh since I first listened to them."


Fabio Arcangeli
Musician at: Deadly Carnage, Omega

1. Drudkh - Blood In Our Wells
2. Alcest - Les Voyages de l’Ame
3. Wolves In The Throne Room – Celestial Lineage
4. If These Trees Could Talk - Above The Earth Below The Sky
5. Spite Extreme Wing - Vltra

"It's really hard to choose only five albums from my large collection, but I have always loved atmospheric music that transports me to another dimension and these albums are perfect for this purpose and I could never do without them."


Emilio Crespo
Musician at: Sojourner

1. Draconian - Arcane Rain Fell
"This album is the epitome of doom in my eyes. It is perfect in every aspect. Entrancing, heavy, melancholic, aggressive and beautiful. This is without a doubt my favourite band of all time and the best album to ever grace music."

2. Caladan Brood - Echoes Of Battle
"As a huge Summoning fan I have to say that Caladan Brood bested the fathers of the genre. This album is simply sublime. The best album not made by Summoning."

3. Doom:VS - Dead Words Speak
"Another doomy trip through despair and anguish created by the mastermind behind Draconian, Johan Ericson. This album will have you longing for a light at the end of the tunnel, yet there none is to be found."

4. Epica - Design Your Universe
"The best symphonic metal album ever. What separates Epica from all the generic symphonic "female" bands out there is their identity. They actually have one. They are an actual symphonic metal band.

5. Wolves In The Throne Room - Two Hunters
"Cascadian, atmospheric (hipster) or whatever else you want to call it, this album encompasses all that I look for in my black metal. It fucking kills."

"This list was definitely not an easy task. Whenever you are asked to do these you feel as if you are not valuing all the other hundreds of albums you love. For the sake of keeping it in metal I have only listed albums of the genre. I want also thank Terra Relicta for having me on this article. For those who may be interested, check out Sojourner. We just released our second album, The Shadowed Road, via Avantgarde Music. There is also a cassette release available through Folkvangr Records."


Musician at: Mortiis, ex-Emperor, ex-Vond, ex-Fata Morgana, ex-Cintecele Diavolui

1. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
2. Ministry - The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste
3. W.A.S.P. - W.A.S.P.
4. Venom - Welcome To Hell
5. David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars

"This are the albums that somehow meant the most to me during various stages of my life. Well, Nine Inch Nails and Ministry were hugely important to me in the second half on the 90s and early 2000s when I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my music, and it was inspiring to see that other people were ventilating their anger and frustration over life, the world, etc into their music.
W.A.S.P. was the biggest thing for me as a kid, after KISS, especially as I was growing up, and looking for something that was perhaps a bit less "cartoonish" than KISS, but still larger than life stylistically/visually, and W.A.S.P. just filled that niche perfectly for me.
Venom were obviously extremely important for the eary Norwegian black metal evolution, and I was a fan of them back in the 80s too, way before that stuff ever happened. Their first album, Welcome To Hell, has this fantastic combination of sounding like a sloppy Motorhead and pure evil, which is never wrong.
The David Bowie album always blew me away simply on account of the great songs and melodies. I played it non stop towards the end of my time in Sweden, around 1998 and 1999. That record, and Iggy And The Stooges - Raw Power were on the turntable pretty much non-stop during my many after parties in those days."


Tom Simonsen
Musician at: Omit, Havnatt, Dævvskævv, Skumring, Vagrant God, It’s The End

1. Behold... The Arctopus - Skullgrid
2. Frank Zappa - Studio Tan
3. Mr. Bungle - Disco Volante
4. Magma - Slag Tanz
5. Igor Stravinsky - The Rite Of Spring

"It’s an almost impossible task to put together a list of just five albums or works that I love. There are so many to choose from. I ended up with these five - not listed in any particular order - because hearing this music moved, changed, or influenced me - each piece of music in its own ways, at different points in my life. Well written, well arranged, truly beautiful and great creative inspirations."


S. Sairanen
Musician at: Kuilu, Fallen Icons

1. Rome - Flowers From Exile
"There's a certain sense of warm romanticism and noble grace but still with a down-to-earth style presentation. Not every song is hit-material but the whole is great. One of the best memories from our tour with Asphodelus in Eastern Europe was drinking whiskey in a warm bath and listening to this album."
2. Genocide Organ - Leichenlinie
"Violent, ugly, addictive and intoxicating industrial noise. Often rhytmic in an oppressive and hostile way. I love this album."
3. Oksennus - Kolme Toista
"Weird, original death metal. Each of the three songs is 13 minutes long but the oppressive and intriguing swarming of the instruments and great vocals never gets dull."
4. Revenge - Behold.Total.Rejection
"Insane.Relentless.Masterpiece Ourgh.Ourgh.Ourgh"
5. Deep Purple - InFinite
"Not a perfect album or 5/5 star material, but damn good still. To me, Deep Purple is very important, and now they're playing their farewell gigs in Finland, so I've been listening to this all the time. Deep Purple is a relevant and great band from start to finish."

"This list is in no particular order. This list is composed of recent favorites, not all time favorites."


Jan Johansson
Musician at: Vanha, Frostvang, JJ Musicworks

1. Sentenced - The Cold White Light
2. Dissection - Reinkaos
3. Vivaldi - The Four Seasons (Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante)
4. Amorphis - Eclipse
5. Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance

"If I ever need a surefire card for great music, this is it."


Ruby Bouzioti
Musician at: Ruby Bouzioti (solo artist)

1. Draconian - Arcane Rain Fell
"I stumbled upon this masterpiece a lot of years back and I find it unique in every way until today."
2. SepticFlesh - The Great Mass
"I don't know if there are any words that could ever describe this album. It became one of my favorites from the very first moment I listened to it. The music of it is just brilliant."
3. Black Sun Aeon - Darkness Walks Beside Me
"I am a fan of Tuomas Saukkonen since Before The Dawn. The "Song For My Funeral" is in my Top 3 favourite songs ever!"
4. Nightwish - Century Child
"I absolutely love Nightwish from Angels Fall First to Once. I just had to pick one for this Top 5!"
5. SepticFlesh - Communion
"Oh, did I mention that I love SepticFlesh? Haha!"