Oh how thee acolytes hath longed for this moment! Thee coming ov yuletide, thee crisp winter nights ov eve, and ov course thee Wizard's end ov year list!

Comprised in 5 parts representing the 5 magi who reside in our Crypt, our lists included records new and old, whether freshly sprung or rightly reissued and offer of course only a slither of what has been wonderful in heavy music over the past three hundreth and sixthy five day'ze.

It goes without saying that our very own releases are our favourites:

Woe - Czernobog
Pussies - Pussies
Vacuous & Mortuary Spawn - Split 7"
Accelerated Decay - Nocturnal Divination
Coedwig - Dwindling Spirit Crusher
Hail Conjurer - Ouroboros Lust
Peace Vaults - I & II

Eternal gratitude to all those who entrusted us with precious labours.

There are two clear favourites on our end ov year list

Gabestok – Med Freden Kommer Hadet (Strange Aeons Records)

Broder - Skarpretterfossilet (Extremely Rotten Productions)

Both incredible records, both from the city of Copenhagen.
If you are not yet familiar we strongly implore you to check them out!
Available now on thee webbedsite!

Our most nominated label this year was IXIOL PRODUCTIONS who have been a reliable resource for incredible releases ever since their re-emergence in 2020. Look out for more good stuff coming from them in 2024.


1) Stygian Ruin - Stygia I: Slumrende i hjertets mørke (Ixiol)

2) Kringa - All Stillborn Fires, Lick My Heart (Terratur Possessions)

3) Gabestok – Med Freden Kommer Hadet (Strange Aeons Records)

4) Nuit Noire - Fäerie Über Alles (Croux)

5) Tyrann - Besatt (Electric Assualt)

6) Nox Morbum - |​-​-​-​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​-​-​-​-​-​-​- (Goatowarex)

7) Tanith - Voyage (Metal Blade)

8) Caixão – Knaga (Nuclear War Now!)

9) Gates Of Dawn - The Gates Of Dawn II (Death Hymns)

10) Baazlvaat – Incredible World (Self-released tape)

11) Spectre - Lonesome Gambler EP (Dying Victims)

12) Shit & Shine - 2222 And AIRPORT (The state51 Conspiracy)

13) Broder - Skarpretterfossilet (Extremely Rotten Productions)

14) Midoran - Midöran'Döhla (Ixiol)

15) Wizards - Тайный Мрак Грядущих Дней / The Secret Gloom of Days to Come (Jawbreaker Records)

16) Malokarpatan - Vertumnus Caesar (Invictus/ Ajna)

17) Wagner Ödegård – Panvatn (​Goatowarex)

18) Dëhks...Ëspërance - Tragedy in the eternal empire of M​ä​l​ë​fice​.​.​. (Ixiol)

19) Urfaust – Untergang (Van)

20) Dipygus - Wet Market (Expansion Abyss)

21) Kali Malone - Does Spring Hide Its Joy (Ideologic Organ)

22) Dagger Culture - Enlightened Age Where Death Slows (Steel Martyr) 


1) Holedweller - With Dreams of Hereafter (Dungeons Deep Records)

2) Coldfall - Coldfall (Mercenary Press)

3) Razorvoid - Terror In Time (Mercenary Press/Jawbreaker Records)

4) Swordwielder - Wielding Metal Massacre (Wielding Metal Massacre Recordings)

5) WOVENTONGVE - MMXXIII (Self-released tape)

6) Green Lung - This Heathen Land (Nuclear Blast Records)

7) Feth - Numerus Bestiae (Steel Martyr)

8) Blood Star - First Sighting (Shadow Kingdom Records)

9) Dungeon - Into The Ruins (Dying Victims Productions)

10) Tyrann - Besatt (Electric Assualt)

11) Broder - Skarpretterfossilet (Extremely Rotten Productions)

12) The Rare Blood Group - S/T (Self-released tape)



1) Spirito Di Lupo - Vedo La Tua Faccia Nei Giorni Di Pioggia (La Vida Es Un Mus / Iron Lung)

2) Abism - Abism (Toxic State Records) 

3) Nartvind - Breath Of Night (Medieval Prophecy Records)

4) Heresy - Never Healed EP (reissue) (Shortfuse Records)

5) Eternal Tyrant - Born From The Imperial Dragon (Shadows Linger)

6) Secretors - Comparing Missile Size Vol. 1 (Roachleg Records)

7) Sale Freux - No Man’s Land (France D'Oïl Productions / Ruralia Records)

8) Killing Frost s/t EP (United Forces)

9) Koro s/t EP (reissue) (Sorry State)

10) Muro - Imperio Es Ascenso (Autsajder Produkcija)



(Metal 18. In no particular order except for number 1!)

1) Fourth Dimension – Non-Physical Reality (Night Rhythms Recordings)

2) Broder – Skarpretterfossilet LP  (Extremely Rotten Productions)

3) Reverence of Paroxysm – Lux Morte (Me Saco Un Ojo Records)

4) Midöran - Midöran’Döhla LP (Ixiol)

5) Purulent Remains – Worm Eaten Corpse LP (Bringer of Gore)

6) Frog Concert – Slumbering Sounds of the Frog Fellowship LP (Phantom Lure)

7) Gabestok – Med Freden Kommer Hadet LP (Strange Aeons Records)

8) Nuclear Remains – Dawn of Eternal Suffering LP (Maggot Stomp) 

9) Vomi Noir – L'Innommable Remugle et la Mélopée Cavernuleuse des Râles Agoniques (Bringer of Gore)

10) Dëhks... Ëspërance - Tragedy in the eternal empire of Mälëfice... (Ixiol)

11) Nox Morbum - – |​-​-​-​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​-​-​-​-​-​-​- (Goatowarex)

12) Syndexioi - Sol Begravd LP (Ixiol)

13) Deiquisitor – Apotheosis LP (Extremely Rotten Productions)

14) Festerdecay – Reality Rotten to the Core LP (Everlasting Spew Records)

15) Wagner Ödegård – Panvatn (​Goatowarex)

16) Stygian Ruin - Stygia I: Slumrende i hjertets mørke (Ixiol)

17) Peace Vaults - I &II (Crypt of the Wizard)

18) Desecresy - Deserted Realms (Xtreem Music)



- Bahratal - Kladivo Intolerance (Into Endless Chaos)

- Apraxic - Edge of Human (released originally in 2020 but vinyl release in 2023!) (Night Rhythms Recordings)

- Peace Vaults - I & II (Crypt of the Wizard)

- Amethyst - Rock Knights (Jawbreaker Records)

- Coffin Mulch - Spectral Intercession (At War With False Noise)

- Dungeon - Into The Ruins (Dying Victims Productions)

- Accelerated Decay - Nocturnal Divination (Crypt of the Wizard)

- Firmament - We Don’t Rise, We Just Fall (Dying Victims Productions)

- Blast - Damned Flame (recorded 1972 - released 2023 by Ancient Grease)

- Gabestok - Med Freden Kommer Hadet (Strange Aeons Records)

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