Happy New Year! As we look ahead, lets also reflect back on a great year of metal. Compiled with the assistance of Abyss and Pestilence, this Barking Chicken Production represents some of the best 2009 had to offer.

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2009: Pestilent Famine Abyss
01 Blood Tsunami - Laid To Waste
02 Asphyx - Eisenbahnmörser
03 Converge – Wishing Well
04 Slayer – Beauty Through Order
05 Candlemass – Demon Of The Deep
06 Hypocrisy – Solar Empire
07 Napalm Death - On The Brink Of Extinction
08 Megadeth – 44 Minutes
09 My Dying Bride - Echoes From A Hollow Soul
10 The Chasm – Fiery Rebirth
11 Goatwhore – The All-Destroying
12 Woods of Ypres – Wet Leather
13 Devin Townsend Project – Numbered!
14 Between The Buried And Me – Fossil Genera



I was recently worshipping distortion and feedback at an Eyehategod show when I was reminded of their forerunners, Saint Vitus, a highly influential American doom metal band from Los Angeles. Saint Vitus have been regarded as one of the first bands of the genre, along with Pentagram and Trouble. The band was formed in 1979 under the name Tyrant, with Scott Reagers (vocals), Dave Chandler (guitar), Mark Adams (bass), and Armando Acosta (drums), but soon changed their name to Saint Vitus after the song "St. Vitus' Dance" by Black Sabbath. This Barking Chicken Production focuses exclusively on the material with vocalist Scott Reagers before and after he was replaced by Wino. Many of these tunes date back to the late 1970s, but were not released until 1984 and 1985. This, my friends, is DOOOM.

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Saint Vitus – Dooom
01 Burial At Sea
02 White Magic / Black Magic
03 War Is Our Destiny
04 Mystic Lady
05 White Stallions
06 The Psychopath
07 Prayer For The Masses
08 Darkness
09 The Walking Dead
10 Dark World
11 Let The End Begin