Empire

Termina 2019, otro año más, y como siempre llega el momento de las valoraciones, de las listas y los repasos de lo que hemos visto y escuchado.
La cosecha de Metal de 2019 ha sido abundante y de calidad en muchos de sus géneros y con la consagración del vinilo parece que las ventas empiezan a reponerse aunque muchos ya han visto el negocio y los precios empiezan a ser desorbitados en algunos casos y muchos empiezan a replantearse comprar vinilos para cuando los precios sean más reales. La famosa reducción del IVA cultural del año pasado no se ha notado prácticamente nada en el precio de las entradas especialmente de las bandas grandes que han creado un nuevo club, el de los 100… los 100 euros que rondan las entradas de (casi) todos ellos.
Sirva nuestra lista con lo mejor de 2019 para desear a todos nuestros lectores un feliz año 2020 a todos los niveles.
Y ahora, sin más dilación, los ganadores son:

MEJOR DIRECTO: RAMMSTEIN
rammstein

BANDA DEL AÑO: SLAYER
Slayer1

BANDA REVELACIÓN: WILDERUN
Wilderun

DISCO DEL AÑO: OPETH «IN CAUDA VENENUM»
opeth in cauda venenum

Votos – Banda – Título del disco
35 OPETH – IN CAUDA VENENUM

34 Borknagar – True North
34 Swallow the Sun – When a shadow is forced into the light
30 Amon Amarth – Berserker
30 Possessed: Revelations of Oblivion
28 Leprous – Pitfalls
25 Culf of Luna – A Dawn to Fear
24 Soen – Lotus
20 Alcest – Spiritual instinct
19 Numenorean – Adore
19 Overkill – The wings of war
18 Opera Magna – Del amor y otros demonios acto III
17 Prostitute Disfigurement – Prostitute Disfigurement
17 – Devin Townsend – Empath
14 RAM – The throne within
14 Lingua Ignota – Caligula
14 Tool – Fear inoculum
12 Dream Theater – Distance over time
12 Blut Aus Nord: Hallucinogen
12 Rotting Christ – The Heretics
12 Avantasia – Moonglow
11 Mgla – Age of Excuse
11 Blood Incantation: Hidden History Of The Human Race
10 Drastus – La croix de sang
10 Cattle Decapitation: Death Atlas
10 Candlemass – The door of doom
10 Work Of Art – Exhibits
10 Wilderun – Veil of Imagination
10 Heilung – Futha
10 Syu – Vorvados
10 Liv Sin – Burning sermons
10 Deldrac – Against tyranny
10 Misery Loves Co. – Zero
10 Dèhá – Cruel Words
10 Kadavar – For the Dead Travel Fast
10 Implore – Alienated Despair
9 Melangia – Requiem
9 Disentomb – The Decaying Light
9 Visceral Disgorge: Slithering Evisceration
9 Avalanch – El Secreto
9 Death Angel – Humanicide
9 Teitanblood – The Baneful Choir
9 Vulvodynia – Mob justice
9 Slipknot – We are not your Kind
9 Airbourne – Boneshaker
9 PictureBooks – The Hands of Time
9 Stained Blood – Nyctosphere
8 Angel Witch – Angel of light
8 Misþyrming – Algleymi
8 Tedeschi Trucks Band – Signs
8 91 Suite – Starting all over
8 Galneryus – Into the Purgatory
8 Tyr – Hel
8 The Neal Morse Band – The great adventure
8 Krypts – Cadaver Circulation
8 Beheaded – Only death can save you
8 Helloween – United alive in Madrid
8 Soilwork – Verkligheten
8 Evergrey – The Atlantic
7 Marea – El azogue
7 Frenzy – Blind justice
7 Sinmara – Hvísl Stjarnanna
7 Tygers Of Pan Tang – Ritual
7 Black Star Riders – Another State of Grace
7 Kampfar – Ofidians Manifest
7 Legacy of Brutality – Realm of the banished gods
7 Gyze – Asian Chaos
7 The Lord Weird of Slough Feg – New organon
7 Flying Colours – III
7 Azrael – Azrael
7 Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – Watchmen B.S.O.
7 Destruction – Born to Perish
7 Royal Republic – Club Majesty
7 Whitesnake – Flesh and blood
7 GOLD – Why Aren’t You Laughing?
6 Djevel – Ormer til armer, maane til hode
6 Children of Bodom – Hexed
6 Vukari – Aevum
6 Lisa Lystam Family Band – III
6 Eclipse  – Paradigm
6 Fleshcrawl – Into the catacombs of flesh
6 Elvenking – Readers of the runes
6 Dunedain – Memento mori
6 Bird flesh – Extreme graveyard tornado
6 Frozen Crown – Crowned in Frost
5 Downfall of Gaia – Ethic of Radical Finitude
5 Heavy Feather – Débris & rubble
5 Gathering of kings – First mission
5 Mars Red Sky – The task eternal
5 Rhapsody of Fire – The eigth Mountain
5 Leo Jiménez – Mesías
5 Graveyard – Hold Back the Down
5 Abnormality  – Sociopathic constructs
5 Chelsea Wolfe – Birth of Violence
5 Blind Guardian – Legacy of the dark lands
5 Kamchatka – Hoodoo Lightning
5 Martyrdöd: Hexhammaren
4 Netherbird – Into the vast uncharted
4 SUP – Dyssymmetry
4 Vader – Thy Messenger
4 Obús – Con un par
4 The Holeum – Sublime emptiness
4 Perihelion – Agg
4 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Ghosteen
4 Battle Beast – No more Hollywood ending
4 The New Roses – Nothing but Wild
4 Paco Ventura – Madre Tierra
4 The Young Gods – Data Mirage Tangram
4 Slow – V-Oceans
4 Voyager – Colours in the Sun
3 Burial Remains – Trinity of deception
3 Onirophagus – Endarkenment
3 Yellow Eyes – Rare Field Ceiling
3 Osi and the Jupiter – Nordlige rúnaskog
3 Mileth – Catro pregarias no albor da lúa morta
3 Reveal – Overlord
3 Hexvessel – All Tree
3 Soto – Origami
3 Sabaton – The great war
3 Stormhammer – Seven Seals
3 Beast in Black – From Hell with Love
2 Hammerfall – Dominion
2 Waldgeflüster – Mondscheinsonaten
2 Insomnium – Heart Like a Gra
2 Motorpsycho – The crucible
2 Ered – Evil sorceries
2 Manegarm – Fornaldarsagor
2 Mono – Nowhere Now Here
2 Granada – Hongol
2 The Darkness – Easter is cancelled
2 Phrymerial – Xenomorphic creation
2 Dragonforce – Extreme Power Metal
2 Tungsten – We Will Rise
1 Helevorn – Aamamata
1 Disillusion – The liberation
1 Diamond Head – The coffin’ train
1 Sowulo – Mann
1 Venom Prison – Samsara
1 Killswitch Engage  – Atonement
1 Salduie – Viros Veramos
1 Mind Driller – Involution
1 Baroness – Gold & Grey
1 Michael Monroe – One man gang
1 Turilli / Lione Rhapsody – Zero gravity
1 Bölzer – Lese Majesty
1 BlackRain – Dying Breed

VOTACIONES INDIVIDUALES
En este apartado figuran las valoraciones individuales de parte del equipo que formamos parte de Empire y se dividen en tres bloques: 10 mejores discos, 5 mejores directos, banda del año y banda revelación.

MARC GUTIÉRREZ
Borknagar – True North
Melangia – Requiem
Stained Blood – Nyctosphere
Marea – El azogue
Djevel – Ormer til armer, maane til hode
Blood Incantation – Hidden history of the human race
Netherbird – Into the vast uncharted
Burial Remains – Trinity of deception
Devin Townsend – Empath
Helevorn – Aamamata
 
Marea – diciembre, Barcelona
Liv Kristine – Nagold
Oceans of Slumber – Barcelona
Aeonian Sorrow – Barcelona
Abnormality – Molins de Rei

Banda del año: Slayer
Banda revelación: Wilderun

JERO GARCIA
Swallow the Sun – When a Shadows is Forced
Borknagar -True North
Alcest – Spiritual Instinct
Kampfar – Ofidians Manifest
Culf of Luna – A Dawn to Fear
Mgla – Age of Excuse
Evergrey – The Atlantic
Rotting Christ – The Heretics
The Holeum – Sublime Emptiness
Stained Blood – Nyctosphere

Rammstein – RCDE Stadium, Cornellá de Llobregat
Dead Can Dance – Barts, Barcelona
Wardruna – Rock the Coast, Fuengirola
Ghost – Sant Jordi Club, Barcelona
Vidres a la Sang – Bóveda, Barcelona

Banda del año: Ghost
Banda revelación: Idle Hands

IRENE SERRANO
Dèhá – Cruel Words
Cult of Luna – A Dawn to Fear
Swallow the Sun – When a Shadow is Forced
Lingua Ignota – Caligula
Mgla – Age of Excuse
Chelsea Wolfe – Birth of Violence
Slow – V – Oceans
Opeth – In Cauda Venenum
Tool – Fear Inoculum
GOLD – Why Aren´t you Laughing?

Rammstein – RCDE Stadium, Cornellá de Llobregat
Leprous – Sala Apolo – Barcelona
Hamferd – Madrid is the Dark- Madrid
Swallow the Sun – Barcelona
Vidres a la Sang – Barcelona

Banda del año: Vidres a la Sang
Banda revelación: GOLD

MERI GAIG
Wilderun – Veil of Imagination
Leprous – Pitfalls
Soen – Lotus
Alcest – Spiritual Instinct
Cult of Luna – Dawn to Fear
Tool – Fear Inoculum
Blut Aus Nord – Hallucinogen
Devin Townsend – Empath
Insomnium – Heart Like a Grave
Opeth – In Cauda Venenum

King Crimson – Barcelona
Steven Wilson – Barcelona
Leprous – Barcelona

Banda del año: Leprous
Banda revelación: Wilderun

JORDI TÀRREGA
Kadavar – For the Dead Travel Fast
PictureBooks – The Hands of Time
Soilwork – Verkligheten
Royal Republic – Club Majesty
Borknagar – True North
Kamchatka – Hoodoo Lightning
Voyager – Colours in the Sun
Beast in Black – From Hell with Love
Tungsten – We Will Rise
BlackRain – Dying Breed

Rammstein – RCDE Stadium, Cornellá de Llobregat
Audrey Horne – Barcelona 
Testament – Santa Coloma
Amon Amarth – Barcelona
Blackberry Smoke – Vitoria

Banda del año: Rammstein
Banda revelación: Royal Republic

JUAN ESPINOZA
Heilung – Futha
Soen – Lotus
Opeth – In Cauda Venenum
Legacy of Brutality – Realm Of The Banished Gods
Death Angel – Humanicide
Mars Red Sky – The Task Eternal
Possessed – Revelations Of Oblivion
Osi and the Jupiter – Nordlige Rúnaskog
Ered – Evil Sorceries
Tool – Fear Inoculum

King Krimson – Barcelona 
Candlemass – Clisson Francia
Soen – Barcelona
Demons and Wizards – Clisson Francia
Iron Maiden – Clisson Francia

Banda del año: Slayer
Banda revelación: NS / NC

FERNANDO GALICIA POBLET
Dream Theater, Distance over time
Airbourne, Boneshaker
Helloween, United Alive in Madrid
Opeth, In cauda Venenum
Avantasia, Moonglow
Amon Amarth, Berserker
Blind Guardian, Legacy of the Dark Lands
Obús, Con un par
Whitesnake, Flesh & Blood
Avalanch, El Secreto

Alice Cooper – Madrid,
Airbourne – Madrid
Amon Amarth – Madrid
Slash – Madrid
Avantasia – Madrid
Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow – Rock The Coast, Fuengirola

Banda del año: NS / NC
Banda revelación: Jinjer

KIKE MOLLA
Liv Sin – Burning sermons
Amon Amarth – Berserker
Tyr – Hel
The Lord Weird of Slough Feg – New organon
Elvenking – Readers of the runes
Overkill – The wings of war
Ram – The throne within
Reveal – Overlord
Granada Goblin – Hongol
Mind Driller – Involution

Banda del año: Liv Sin
Banda revelación: Mind Driller

JUAN SANZ
Amon Amarth – Berseker
Slipknot – We are not your Kind
Possessed – Revelations of Oblivion
Destruction – Born to Perish
Frozen Crown – Crowned in Frost
Overkill – The Wings of War
Vader – Thy Messenger
Stormhammer – Seven Seals
Dragonforce – Extreme Power Metal
Children of Bodom – Hexed

Crisix – Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel
Legacy of Brutality – Oviedo
annihilator – Bilbao
Airbourne – Bilbao
Our Hate – Santander

Banda Revelación: Frozen Crown
Banda de año: Slipknot

JOAQUIM VALLS
Candlemass – The door of doom
Possessed – Revelations of oblivion
Tedeschi Trucks Band – Signs
Tygers Of Pan Tang – Ritual
Lisa Lystam Family Band – III
Heavy Feather – Débris & rubble
SUP – Dyssymmetry
Death Angel – Humanicide
Motorpsycho – The crucible
Diamond Head – The coffin’ train

Slayer – Sweden Rock Festival, Sölvesborg
Lisa Lystam Family Band – Sweden Rock Festival, Sölvesborg
1914 – Eindhoven Metal Meeting, Eindhoven
Elles Bailey – Torredembarra
Gatillazo – Kalikenyo Rock festival, Juneda

Banda del año: Slayer
Banda revelación: King Sapo

GERARD BRULL
Drastus – La Croix de Sang
Numenorean – Adore
Misþyrming – Algleymi
Sinmara – Hvísl Stjarnanna
Vukari – Aevum
Downfall of Gaia – Ethic of Radical Finitude
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Ghosteen
Yellow Eyes – Rare Field Ceiling
Waldgeflüster – Mondscheinsonaten
Sowulo – Mann

1349 – Oslo
Misþyrming – Oslo
Kvelertak – Barcelona
Darvaza – Barcelona
Furia – Barcelona

Banda del año: Misþyrming
Banda revelación: Drastus

XÈNIA SENSERRICH
Numenorean – Adore
Leprous – Pitfalls
Swallow the Sun – When a Shadow Is Forced
Lingua Ignota – Caligula
Devin Townsend – Empath
Borknagar – True North
Perihelion – Agg 
Onirophagus – Endarkenment
The Holeum – Sublime Emptiness
Disillusion – The Liberation

Hamferd – Madrid
Aeonian Sorrow – Barcelona
Imperial Triumphant – Barcelona
Siroll – Barcelona
Vidres a la Sang – Terrassa

Banda del año: Lingua Ignota
Banda revelación: Hex

EDUARD TUSET
Misery Loves Co. – Zero
Teitanblood – The Baneful Choir
Krypts – Cadaver Circulation
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – Watchmen B.S.O.
GOLD – Why Aren’t You Laughing?
Graveyard – Hold Back the Down
The Young Gods – Data Mirage Tangram
Possessed – Revelations of Oblivion
Blood Incantation – Hidden Story of the Human Race
Bölzer – Lese Majesty (EP)

Hellhammer- Black Winter Fest, Parma, Italia
Krypts – Netherlands Deathfest, Tilburg, Holanda
The Young gods – Barcelona
Kaelan Mikla – Barcelona
Sacred Reich – Hospitalet

Banda del año: Misery Loves Co.
Banda revelación: Krypts

YMIR PEIRÓ
Work Of Art – Exhibits
Avalanch – El Secreto
91 Suite – Starting all over
Black Star Riders – Another State of Grace
Eclipse  – Paradigm
Gathering of kings – First mission
The New Roses – Nothing but Wild
Evergrey – The Atlantic
Tool – Fear inoculum
Killswitch Engage  – Atonement

Parkway Drive – Viveiro
Audrey Horne – Barcelona
Thundermother – Barcelona
Hamlet – Lleida
FM – Barcelona

Banda del año: Slipknot
Banda revelación: Hällas

ENRIQUE SOBRINO
Deldrac “Against tyranny
Opera Magna “del amor y otros demonios (3 acto)
Amon Amarth “berserker
Azrael “ azrael
Dunedain “memento mori
Leo jimenez “mesias
Borknagar “true north
Sabaton “the great war, history edition
Dream theater “distance over time
Turilli / Lione Rhapsody “zero gravity

Demons & wizards – Rock Fest, Barcelona
Amon Amarth – Barcelona
Moonspell – Hospitalet de Llobregat
Hamlet – Barcelona
Metallica – Barcelona

Banda del año: Deldrac
Banda revelación: Lyra Mortem

MAESE LEIVA
OPETH – In Cauda Venenum
VOLBEAT – Rewind, Replay, Rebound
THE NEAL MORSE BAND – The Great Adventure
FLYING COLORS – III
DEVIN TOWNSEND – Empath
WHITESNAKE – Flesh And Blood
TOOL – Fear Inoculum
SOTO – Origami
THE DARKNESS – Easter Is Cancelled
MICHAEL MONROE – One Man Gang

Steven Wilson – Barcelona
Alice Cooper – Barcelona
Ghost – Barcelona
Greta Van Fleet – Barcelona
The Neal Morse Band – Barcelona

Banda del Año: Volbeat
Banda revelación: Greta Van Fleet

DANI RUIZ
Syu – Vorvados
Opera Magna – Del amor y otros demonios acto III
Galneryus – Into the Purgatory
Gyze – Asian Chaos
Fleshcrawl – Into the catacombs of flesh
Rhapsody of Fire – The eigth Mountain
Paco Ventura – Madre Tierra
Mileth – Catro pregarias no albor da lúa morta
Manegarm – Fornaldarsagor
Salduie – Viros Veramos – Salduie

Vidres a la Sang – Barcelona
Rhapsody of Fire – Barcelona
Airbourne – Barcelona
Coreleoni – Barcelona
Amadeüs – Barcelona

Banda del año: Rhapsody of Fire
Banda revelación: Mileth

MAGDA LÁZARO
RAM – The Throne Within
Overkill – The Wings Of War
Angel witch – Angel Of Light
Frenzy – Blind Justice
Avantasia – Moonglow
Children of boodom – Hexed
Batle Beast – No More Hollywood Ending
Amon Amarth – Berserker
Hammerfall – Dominion
Obus – Con un Par

Rainbow – Rock The Coast Fest, Fuengirola
Zarpa – Jaén
Omission – Jaén
Carcass – Rock The Coast Fest, Fuengirola
Angelus Apatrida – La Gineta

Banda del año: Rainbow
Grupo revelacion: HelterSkelter

SORAYA MUÑOZ
Prostitute Disfigurement – Prostitute Disfigurement
Vulvodynia – mob justice
Beheaded – only death can save you
Implore – alienated despair
Bird flesh – extreme graveyard tornado
Abnormality  – Sociopathic Constructs
Visceral disgorge – Slithering Evisceration
Martyrdöd – Hexhammaren
Phrymerial – xenomorphic creation
Evergrey – The atlàntic
 
Gutalax – Brutal Assault, Jaromer, Rep. Checa
Gut – Xxxapada Na Tromba, Lisboa
General Surgery – Scandinavian Death Fest, Estocolmo
Teething – Move Your Fucking Brain, Molins de Rei
Purulent Spermcanal – Barcelona
 
– Banda del año The Wizards
– Banda revelación: xavlegbmaofffassssitimiwoamndutroabcwapwaeiippohfffx

MARKUS LAPLANA 
Leprous – Pitfall
Rotting Christ – The Heretics
Swallow The Sun – When a Shadow is Forced into the Light
Soen – Lotus
Opeth – In Cauda Venenum
Alcest – Spiritual Instinct
Cult of Luna – A Dawn to Fear
Hexvessel – All Tree
Mono – Nowhere Now Here
Baroness – Gold & Grey

Leprous – Madrid
Amon Amarth – Madrid
God Save the Queen – Barcelona
Moonspell – Barcelona
Swallow the Sun – Barcelona

Banda del año:Leprous
Banda revelación: Hamferð

CARLES OLIVER
Cattle Decapitation: Death Atlas
Disentomb – The Decaying Light
Blut Aus Nord – Hallucinogen
Prostitute Disfigurement – Prostitute Disfigurement
Possessed: Revelations of Oblivion
Visceral Disgorge – Slithering Evisceration
Blood Incantation – Hidden History Of The Human Race
Implore – Alienated Despair
Martyrdöd – Hexhammaren
Venom Prison – Samsara

Rammstein – Barcelona
Toundra – Barcelona
Benediction – Estocolmo
Hellhammer – Jaromêr
Gorgasm – Molins de Rei
 
Banda del año: Slayer
Banda revelación: Gatecreeper