Converge frontman J Bannon has had a busy year with his Wear Your Wounds project in 2019, releasing Rust on the Gates of Heaven, the follow-up to their 2017 debut WYW, in July, and touring with Uniform, Xasthur, and Author & Punisher. Converge, who released their first album in five years, The Dusk In Us, in 2017, are also teasing "a monster of a year for the Converge universe" in 2020, so stay tuned for more on that.

Meanwhile, Jacob shared "a list of music that made an impact on me in 2019," including albums from Cave In, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Chromatics, Swans, Kate Tempest, Lana Del Rey, Blood Incantation, Chelsea Wolfe, Purple Mountains, Spirit Adrift, Mizmor, Better Oblivion Community Center, Greet Death, Dead To A Dying World, Frozen Soul, and more. You can see the full list, and stream playlists on Spotify and Apple Music, below.

J Bannon's "Best of 2019
Cave In "Final Transmission"⠀
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds "Ghosteen"⠀
Chromatics "Closer to Grey"⠀
Chromatics "The Sound of Silence"⠀
Swans "Leaving Meaning"⠀
Kate Tempest "The Book of Traps and Lessons"⠀
Lana Del Ray "Norman Fucking Rockwell!"⠀
Blood Incantation "Hidden History of the Human Race"⠀
Darkthrone "Old Star"⠀

Chelsea Wolfe "Birth of Violence"⠀
Purple Mountains "Self Titled"⠀
Greet Death "New Hell"⠀
Blut Aus Nord "Hallucinogen"⠀
Black Mountain "Destroyer"⠀
Candlemass "The Door to Doom"⠀
Idle Hands "Mana"⠀
Spirit Adrift "Divided By Darkness"⠀
Dead To A Dying World "Elegy"⠀

Mizmor "Cairn"⠀
Waste of Space Orchestra "Syntheosis"⠀
Sanguisugabogg "Pornographic Seizures" ⠀
Better Oblivion Community Center "Self Titled"⠀
False "Portent"⠀
Bull of Apis Bull of Bronze "Offerings of Flesh and Gold"⠀
Frozen Soul "Encased In Ice"⠀
Leviathan "Verrater" Reissue⠀
Angel Witch "Angel Witch"⠀