Tuonela Magazine’s Annual Staff Picks 2022: Alexandra Aim’s Edition

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Now that 2022 is coming to a close, we at Tuonela Magazine want to share the releases we enjoyed the most. Each of our staff members will share their own lists, so here is the list of Alexandra Aim

The year 2022 was full of unexpected and heavy releases. I can even say it was the year of melodic death metal, with so many releases that will make your head spin at 1200 rpm. A lot of veterans of the industry returned with some fresh from-the-oven material for us to enjoy. Here’s my selection and I wish all of you music enjoyers happy holidays!

Top 10 International albums

10. DECAPITATED – Cancer Culture

9.  SAKIS TOLIS – Among the Fires of Hell

8. SYLVAINE – Nova

7. LILI REFRAIN– Mana

6. WATAIN – The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain 

5. BEHEMOTH – Opvus Contra Natvram

4. ARCH ENEMY – Deceivers

3. DARK FUNERAL – We Are The Apocalypse

2. HEILUNG – Drif

1. MESHUGGAH – Immutable 

Top 3 EPs

3. ELAINE – Acoustic In Hell

2. SPIRITBOX – Rotoscope

1. VILDHJARTA – Thousands of Evils (forte)

Most promising act

The Halo Effect

Top 5 music videos

5. DISTURBED – Bad Man

4. LORNA SHORE – Pain Remains I

3. BORIS – 序章 三叉路 prologue sansaro

2. AVATAR – Dance Devil Dance

1. HEILUNG – Anoana

Top 5 international songs

5. LORNA SHORE – To the Hellfire

4. EPICA ft. CHARLOTTE WESSELS & MYRKUR – Sirens Of Blood And Water

3. AVATAR – Dance Devil Dance

2. SYLVAINE – Mono No Aware

1. MESHUGGAH – They Move Below

Top 5 Finnish songs

5. SONATA ARCTICA – For The Sake Of Revenge (acoustic)

4. Autumn’s Grief – Dead by the Dawn

3. TARJA – Eye Of The Storm

2. AMORPHIS – On The Dark Waters

1. BRYMIR – Herald of Aegir

Top 5 cover art

5. Venom Prison – Errebros

4. CELESTE – Assassine 

3. SOILWOK – Övergivenheten

2. IMMOLATION – Acts of God

1. RUSSIAN CIRCLES –  Gnosis 

Best Collaboration

HEALTH x Lamb of God – Coldblood

Best concert

13.11.2022 – HEILUNG with EIVØR & LILI REFRAIN at Tempodrom Berlin

Top 5 most anticipated releases of 2023

5. INSOMNIUM – ANNO 1696

4. ENSLAVED – Heimdal

3. TURMION KÄTILÖT – Omen X

2. IN FLAMES – Foregone

1. AVATAR – Dance Devil Dance

Want to share your lists with us? Comment below with your lists.

The whole Tuonela Magazine team wishes you an inspirational 2023 filled with a lot of new music to discover. We hope to see you back next year!