I don't know how to start this.
10. Western Skies Mottel - Settlers
Genre: Instrumental Folk, Acoustic
A new discovery for me, I haven't heard anything else by this band. Calm, peaceful and euphoric. I'm sick as I'm writing this and the record feels as good as medicine.
9. Our Burgundy - Quills
Genre: Rock'n'roll, Blues, Grunge
Very nice blend of rock elements by this band and their grungy touches are really nice.
8. MONO - Requiem for Hell
They are among the best of the genre for a reason. I can't say it's my favorite Mono record but it's really beautiful nonetheless.
7. Forndom - Dauðra Dura
Genre: Ambient Folk
I used to follow this guy for his forest / nature art and then I realize he had announced a music project as well. The result turned out to be as haunting and amazing.
6. 1000mods - Repeated Exposure To...
Genre: Stoner Rock
Many people are getting mad over this, I find it really pleasing.
5. Russian Circles - Guidance
Genre: Post-Rock, Post-Metal
Another band difficult to dislike. Guidance is amazing.
4. Mike & The Melvins - Three Men and a Baby
Genre: Stoner Rock, Sludge, Noise Rock
Nice collaboration between Mike Kunka and the gods. This album was a possible #1 for this list but hey...
3. Wardruna - Runaljod – Ragnarok
Genre: Dark Folk, Ambient
The masters? Yes. This can travel you to places...
2. Red Fang - Ghosts
Genre: Hard Rock
1. If These Trees Could Talk - The Bones of a Dying World
It is breathtaking, I can't write much more I'm fainting.
Heavier lists will come the next few days.