Synthentral Top 100 of 2019

There was tons of great music in 2019. I was able to get my hands on 612 albums in 2019, not including EP’s and singles. I had to narrow that down to just 100 and will have to narrow it down to 30 for my Top 30 show (will be posted HERE).

I have several rules I work with when narrowing down the albums to my top list:

  1. In order for an album to qualify, I must own the album, either through purchasing it on my own or it given to me by the band or label. There are 47 albums released in 2019 that I am aware of that I do not own. I’m sure there are more than 47 as no matter how hard I try to stay on top of new releases there’s no way to catch 100% of them.
  2. To qualify it must be an album and not an EP or single. There are plenty of lists out there for “top songs” that cover singles and EPs.
    1. To qualify as an album it must have at least seven original songs. Remixes, new versions, and covers do not count toward the total. Intro and Outro songs as well as brief intermission style songs do not count toward the total of original songs.
  3. All albums are weighted so that an album with 7 songs has the same point system as an album with 12 songs. This prevents a seven song album from losing 14 points/song when a 12 song album only loses 8 points/song. That would obviously be unfair, so I weight songs so every song contributes to a number rating of 1 through 10.
  4. Every qualifying song on an album needs to be listenable. I want to listen to the entire album from start to finish. This rule accounts for most of the initial removals from the 600 plus to 100.
  5. All genres represented in my show can be in both the Top 100 and Top 30 (when it’s released). I try to make sure that all genres are represented, but there are some years where a specific genre just didn’t have any good albums released or the one or two good ones just didn’t stand up to the awesomeness of other genre albums.
  6. I fully recognize that my list is subjective and that others will have different lists or disagree with my choices. Regardless, listen to the music and give it all a chance. I have “LISTEN HERE” links next to each album title, so give each band and album a chance and listen and support the bands you like!

Making this list is actually psychologically painful at times and there are times when removing an album causes psychosomatic physical pain. Getting from 100 to 30 is the worst of it as you know you’re deleting an amazing album from the list but the one above it got a 9.91 and it only got a 9.89. Hitting that delete button hurts. LOL

I don’t rank them from 100 to 1. That’s too much work, honestly, and almost impossible given the scope of genres I work with. This process takes weeks, working hours each day, and ten hours on weekends. After the first rating getting it to just 100 songs, I go through and re-rate the albums with a more brutal rating system, then have to do it again and again until I get down to just 30 for the Top 30 show.

So with all that said, here is my Synthentral Top 100 for 2019 (in alphabetical order):

A Spell Inside - Masterplan (LISTEN HERE)

A Spell Inside – Masterplan (LISTEN HERE)

Accumortis - Deathwave

Accumortis – Deathwave (LISTEN HERE)

Agent Side Grinder - A/X

Agent Side Grinder – A/X (LISTEN HERE)

Alienare - Neverland

Alienare – Neverland (LISTEN HERE)

Am Tierpark - Kings Of Failure

Am Tierpark – Kings Of Failure (LISTEN HERE)

Arctic Sunrise - Across The Ice

Arctic Sunrise – Across The Ice (LISTEN HERE)

Atomzero - Technophilia

Atomzero – Technophilia (LISTEN HERE)

Black Marble - Bigger Than Life

Black Marble – Bigger Than Life (LISTEN HERE)

Blinky Blinky Computerband - Inner Conflict

Blinky Blinky Computerband – Inner Conflict (LISTEN HERE)

Caisaron - Destiny Encounters

Caisaron – Destiny Encounters (LISTEN HERE)

Conmutadores - Tridimensional

Conmutadores – Tridimensional (LISTEN HERE)

Culture Kultür - Humanity

Culture Kultür – Humanity (LISTEN HERE)

Curse Mackey - Instant Exorcism

Curse Mackey – Instant Exorcism (LISTEN HERE)

CygnosiC - Epiphany

CygnosiC – Epiphany (LISTEN HERE)

Dancing Plague - Too Still

Dancing Plague – Too Still (LISTEN HERE)

Dark-O-Matic - New Hope

Dark-O-Matic – New Hope (LISTEN HERE)

Daybehavior - Based On A True Story

Daybehavior – Based On A True Story (LISTEN HERE)

Elz And The Cult - Psychodrama

Elz And The Cult – Psychodrama (LISTEN HERE)

Empyres - Cruel Bastards

Empyres – Cruel Bastards (LISTEN HERE)

Eric C. Powell - TRUE

Eric C. Powell – TRUE (LISTEN HERE)

Espermachine - Delicate Corruption

Espermachine – Delicate Corruption (LISTEN HERE)

Faderhead - Asteria

Faderhead – Asteria (LISTEN HERE)

Felix Marc - Substance

Felix Marc – Substance (LISTEN HERE)

First Aid 4 Souls - Keep This World Empty

First Aid 4 Souls – Keep This World Empty (LISTEN HERE)

Fractal Age - Modern World

Fractal Age – Modern World (LISTEN HERE)

Front Line Assembly - Wake Up The Coma

Front Line Assembly – Wake Up The Coma (LISTEN HERE)

Glass Apple Bonzai - The All-Nite Starlite Electronic Café

Glass Apple Bonzai – The All-Nite Starlite Electronic Café (LISTEN HERE)

Glitch Black - Age Of Machines

Glitch Black – Age Of Machines (LISTEN HERE)

God Module - The Unsound

God Module – The Unsound (LISTEN HERE)

Grendel - Ascending The Abyss

Grendel – Ascending The Abyss (LISTEN HERE)

Hante. - Fierce

Hante. – Fierce (LISTEN HERE)

Harmjoy - Iron Curtain. Velvet Glove.

Harmjoy – Iron Curtain. Velvet Glove. (LISTEN HERE)

Human Steel - Invaders

Human Steel – Invaders (LISTEN HERE)

Insight - A New Day

Insight – A New Day (LISTEN HERE)

Intent:Outtake - Days Of Doom

Intent:Outtake – Days Of Doom (LISTEN HERE)

Interface - Where All Roads Lead

Interface – Where All Roads Lead (LISTEN HERE)

Iris - Six

Iris – Six (LISTEN HERE)

Kounter Mezhure - Valkyrie

Kounter Mezhure – Valkyrie (LISTEN HERE)

Ladytron - Ladytron

Ladytron – Ladytron (LISTEN HERE)

Lazer Station - Weaponizer

Lazer Station – Weaponizer (LISTEN HERE)

Loewenhertz - Traumfaenger

Loewenhertz – Traumfaenger (LISTEN HERE)

M73 - Tainted

M73 – Tainted (LISTEN HERE)

Machinista - Anthropocene

Machinista – Anthropocene (LISTEN HERE)

Marta Raya - Reflection

Marta Raya – Reflection (LISTEN HERE)

Massive Ego - Church For The Malfunctioned

Massive Ego – Church For The Malfunctioned (LISTEN HERE)

Mavroskeleto - Biomachine

Mavroskeleto – Biomachine (LISTEN HERE)

Mental Exile - Ride The Madness

Mental Exile – Ride The Madness (LISTEN HERE)

Mind Machine - Return To The Machine

Mind Machine – Return To The Machine (LISTEN HERE)

Minuit Machine - Infrarouge

Minuit Machine – Infrarouge (LISTEN HERE)

Miss Ballistic - Blood And Glitter

Miss Ballistic – Blood And Glitter (LISTEN HERE)

Missing Words - Moment To Moment

Missing Words – Moment To Moment (LISTEN HERE)

Mondträume - Lovers, Sinners & Liars

Mondträume – Lovers, Sinners & Liars (LISTEN HERE)

Mr.Kitty - Ephemeral

Mr.Kitty – Ephemeral (LISTEN HERE)

Nature Of Wires - Modus

Nature Of Wires – Modus (LISTEN HERE)

Neuropa - Close To Midnight

Neuropa – Close To Midnight (LISTEN HERE)

NeuroWulf - Endurance

NeuroWulf – Endurance (LISTEN HERE)

Nórdika - Winterheart's

Nórdika – Winterheart’s (LISTEN HERE)

Occams Laser - Occult 89

Occams Laser – Occult 89 (LISTEN HERE)

Orange Sector - Alarm

Orange Sector – Alarm (LISTEN HERE)

Parralox - Genesis

Parralox – Genesis (LISTEN HERE)

Poizon Party IV - Hell Dial

Poizon Party IV – Hell Dial (LISTEN HERE)

Prometheus Flame - Karma Reloaded

Prometheus Flame – Karma Reloaded (LISTEN HERE)

Psy'Aviah - Soul Searching

Psy’Aviah – Soul Searching (LISTEN HERE)

The Purge - Honesty

The Purge – Honesty (LISTEN HERE)

Reality's Despair - Human Transitions

Reality’s Despair – Human Transitions (LISTEN HERE)

Red Flag - Endless

Red Flag – Endless (LISTEN HERE)

Reflection - Umbra

Reflection – Umbra (LISTEN HERE)

Reliant - Songs From The Heart Of Solitude

Reliant – Songs From The Heart Of Solitude (LISTEN HERE)

Romy - Celluloid Self

Romy – Celluloid Self (LISTEN HERE)

RROYCE - Patience

RROYCE – Patience (LISTEN HERE)

Ruined Conflict - Valediction

Ruined Conflict – Valediction (LISTEN HERE)

S Y Z Y G Y X - Is That All There Is

S Y Z Y G Y X – Is That All There Is (LISTEN HERE)

Saft - Allting Har Ett Slut

Saft – Allting Har Ett Slut (LISTEN HERE)

Sea Of Sin - Unbroken

Sea Of Sin – Unbroken (LISTEN HERE)

She Past Away - Disko Anksiyete

She Past Away – Disko Anksiyete (LISTEN HERE)

Signal Aout 42 - Insurrection

Signal Aout 42 – Insurrection (LISTEN HERE)

[:SITD:] - Stunde X

[:SITD:] – Stunde X (LISTEN HERE)

Silent EM - The Absence

Silent EM – The Absence (LISTEN HERE)

Soft Riot - When Push Comes To Shove

Soft Riot – When Push Comes To Shove (LISTEN HERE)

SoftWave - GAME ON

SoftWave – GAME ON (LISTEN HERE)

Spark! - Chaos

Spark! – Chaos (LISTEN HERE)

Spray - Failure Is Inevitable

Spray – Failure Is Inevitable (LISTEN HERE)

Stahlgeist - Escape Reality

Stahlgeist – Escape Reality (LISTEN HERE)

Synthax Xtructure - Don't Look Back

Synthax Xtructure – Don’t Look Back (LISTEN HERE)

Tamaryn - Dreaming The Dark

Tamaryn – Dreaming The Dark (LISTEN HERE)

Terminal Danger - Looking For Strange

Terminal Danger – Looking For Strange (LISTEN HERE)

Third Realm - The Art Of Despair

Third Realm – The Art Of Despair (LISTEN HERE)

Torul - Hikikomori

Torul – Hikikomori (LISTEN HERE)

TR/ST - The Destroyer – 1

TR/ST – The Destroyer – 1 (LISTEN HERE)

Tragic Impulse - Echoes Of The Unseen

Tragic Impulse – Echoes Of The Unseen (LISTEN HERE)

Uncreated - Eternal

Uncreated – Eternal (LISTEN HERE)

unitcode:machine - Tyranny

unitcode:machine – Tyranny (LISTEN HERE)

Vanguard - Manifest

Vanguard – Manifest (LISTEN HERE)

Vestron Vulture - Unscarred

Vestron Vulture – Unscarred (LISTEN HERE)

Watch Clark - Couch

Watch Clark – Couch (LISTEN HERE)

We Are Magonia - The Living Will Envy The Dead

We Are Magonia – The Living Will Envy The Dead (LISTEN HERE)

Wingtips - Exposure Therapy

Wingtips – Exposure Therapy (LISTEN HERE)

Wolf Club - Frontiers

Wolf Club – Frontiers (LISTEN HERE)

Xarah Dion - Plein Nord

Xarah Dion – Plein Nord (LISTEN HERE)

 

This entry was posted in Music.

One comment on “Synthentral Top 100 of 2019

  1. […] task of narrowing those 600+ albums down to just 30. I released a Top 100 first (you can find that HERE) and now it’s the Top […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s