Albums of the year 2019 – Lizi Birt

Deputy editor Lizi here! I had a dig through my brain for my favourite albums released in 2019. Most of these are still on heavy rotation on my constantly expanding playlist. These are in no particular order and some won’t be a surprise to anyone who knows me.

Issues – Beautiful Oblivion

Beautiful Oblivion by Issues is one of the albums that would be first in mind if I was doing an album of the decade list.

Hearing the soaring R&B vocals of Tyler Carter over the metalcore instrumentation combines the best of both worlds. It’s the first album without scream vocalist Michael Bohn and you can tell it is the direction that the quartet prefer. Each song is perfectly crafted with a catchy hook.

MSRY – Loss

Oxford ‘s MSRY have quickly gained a strong fanbase on the metal scene and Loss easily showed why. It is full of catchy metal tracks that work as well live as they do on record.

Counterparts – Nothing Left To Love

Counterparts are one of my favourite bands and Nothing Left To Love shows why. The aggressive tracks are in your face and exactly what you would expect from Counterparts.

Wednesday 13 – Necrophaze

Another Wednesday 13 album, and another that does not disappoint. Based on real-life nightmares and horror movies, it is right up my street and gives a spooky addition to my playlist. Plus, it has Alice Cooper on the title track!

Fever 333 – Strength In Numb333rs

My album of the year (and decade) by a mile is Fever 333’s debut record Strength In Numb333rs. The punk activists have really made a mark on the industry with their protest songs, never shying away from hitting out at those in power and doing their best to help people know their worth.

Frank Iero – Barriers

I’m taking away from the MCR reunion to include Frank Iero’s latest record. I just have an obsession with his unique vocal delivery and his sound. Barriers shows how each record he writes completely blows its predecessor out of the water.

Elizabeth Birt

December 27, 2019

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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