12 Feb 2013, 22:23 de kadusei
31 Ene 2013, 3:31 de KMFCMThe top 40 rekkids of 2012 (the worst fucking year ever)
I told you this year would suck.
I told you everyone would be hoping the world would in fact end.
It didn’t though (but My Bloody Valentine might still bring about the end of the world next year, ha ha ha)
….not only that, very few bands really delivered albums that captured the general feeling of wanting the world to end this year. You’ll see which. I’m a little surprised I ended up having more than 40 albums to put together. You had quite a few huge disappointments. . . . .you also had a couple of bands suddenly deciding to really try this year.
Here they are. . .
Here goes the list
40. Noisear – Turbulent Resrgence
It getting on this list has nothing to do with whether or not they ended the album with a long ass noise track or not. It's just that good.
39. Malignancy – Eugenics
it's rare that a tech death band can write shit so creazy, and still not just be an in-one-ear-out-the-other band. It sticks.
3 Ene 2013, 19:15 de Mrozikos667So, yet another issue of the Year End Summary is about to amuse and bewilder you. It was an awesome year for music, and it was also a totally magnificent year for my other passion, cinema, but that's not the place to speak about it. Anyway, for quite some time I've had this thought that this summary business is kinda stupid – suddenly in December you realise how many potentially awesome albums you've missed and then you desperately try to make up for it by listening as much as you can, neglecting your work, studies, family, girlfriend, cat or whatever you've got to care for. Not that I intend to drop doing this or something, I guess I just like doing pointless stuff nobody cares about. Oh well, I start to blabber here. So, let's get ready to rumble!
This or the Apocalypse – Dead Years (The Worst Album of the Year and The Disappointment of the Year; it's actually really, really sad how this band managed to stoop so low after two great releases...)
29 Dic 2012, 15:54 de nassuttaja2I tried my best to add some commentary this year. It's not much, but at least there's something about every release. Writing an in-depth analysis on 95, or even 30, releases is not my idea of a good time.
Some of the releases can be downloaded legally for free from Bandcamp. I will not check which ones specifically, but thedowngoing, USKO and Dark Cloak should be there. Some others, like FALSE LIGHT, Syntax and Water Torture, can be downloaded for free from Grindcore Karaoke. I just revealed 1/3 of my EP list... oh well.
Honorable mentions: A Place to Bury Strangers, Alcest, Alkerdeel, Arkhamin Kirjasto, Baroness, Bastard Deceiver, Bosse-de-Nage, Cattle Decapitation, Coffins, Deftones, Desecresy, Dysrhythmia, Flourishing, Flying Lotus, Four Tet, Goatwhore, Horrendous, Kendrick Lamar, Meshuggah, Necro Deathmort, Nihill, Nile, Noisear, Pharaoh Overlord, Plague Widow, Protestant, Tame Impala, Torch Runner, Tragedy, War from a Harlots Mouth, Wrathprayer
Top 5 splits
24 Dic 2012, 11:15 de ravensparkBEST ALBUMS OF 2012
#1 Aluk Todolo - Occult Rock
#2 Grimes - Visions
#3 Blut aus Nord - Cosmosophy
#4 Amenra - Mass V
#5 Enslaved - RIITIIR
#6 Dead Can Dance - Anastasis
#7 Krallice - Years Past Matter
#8 Vaura - Selenelion
#9 Menace Ruine - Alight in Ashes
1 Oct 2012, 1:49 de theFurnacedoor1. Scorpion Wind - Message... (1:01)
2. Backworld - The Flowers Of Deceit (2:40)
3. Triore - The Missing Hour (3:02)
4. IANVA - Fuoco a Fiume (6:20)
5. Sieben - Mogat (3:16)
6. Sol Invictus - Summer Ends (3:09)
7. Varunna - Graziani (2:45)
8. Steve Von Till - Remember (4:14)
9. The Angels Of Light - Not Alone (4:32)
10. Michael Gira - I'm An Infant, I Worship Him (22:58)
11. Majdanek Waltz - Track 8 off the Hund Fuchs Feld album (6:24)
12. Division S - Op-Pop-A-Da (0:32)
13. Stone Breath - ???? (0:08)
14. Martyn Bates - Migraine Inducers 6 (4:49)
15. Lydia Lunch - Wet Me On A Dead Night (13:55)
16. Swans - Stay Here (5:37)
17. Boyd Rice and Friends - 05 - Disney Land Can Wait (3:26)
18. H.E.R.R. - Zachte Heelmeesters (4:28)
19. Naevus - Mother, I'm Texture (4:56)
20. Harvest Rain - Wotan Wears This Winter (2:35)
21. Osewoudt - Geheimnis (3:54)
22. Ostara - Beauty To Burn (4:10)
23. Mack Murphy & The Inmates - Marie (3:38)
25 Abr 2012, 6:46 de missmetal86Personal Memo and list of Albums I've heard and rated so far in the year
(To be updated until the year is over)
Top Albums of 2012 so far..
Agalloch - Faustian Echoes EP (10/10)
Anathema - Weather Systems (10/10)
Pallbearer - Sorrow and Extinction (10/10)
Arctic Plateau - The Enemy Inside (10/10)
Swallow the Sun - Emerald Forest and the Blackbird(10/10)
Lethian Dreams - Season of Raven Words (10/10)
Woods of Ypres - Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light (10/10)
Borknagar - Urd (10/10)
Líam - MMIX (10/10)
Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light Pt 2 (9.6/10)
Alcest - Les Voyages De L'Âme (9.6/10)
Drudkh - Eternal Turn Of The Wheel (9/10)
A Cloud Forest - October's Overture (9/10)
Al-Namrood - Kitab Al-Awthan (7.9/10)
Azaghal - Nemesis (9.8/10)
Burzum - Umskiptar (4.5/10)
Candlemass - Psalms for the Dead (7/10)
Cannibal Corpse - Torture (7/10)
Carach Angren - Where the Corpses Sink Forever (8.9/10)
26 Mar 2012, 2:10 de KMFCMit's almost spring and no verdicts?!?!?
yeah, as you can imagine, things are a bit slow getting to hear the new shit. . .and I'm waiting a LOT longer to review things, so I don't get incidents like when I gave Axe to Fall an 8.5 and then proceeded to like the album less and less every time i listen to it. . . or when I gave GONER a 10, when it was actually quite a step down from "We, the Guillotine"
Love Sex Machine - Love Sex Machine
so, to tide us all over until Black Sheep Wall, Noriega, Armed for Apocalypse and whatever new project the remaining members of Admiral Angry start release new music, here are Love Sex Machine. Slow, Violent, Crushing, Droning, OUCH music. They get a lot of milage out of that open downtuned E string. They don't give a fuck. Some men just want to watch the world burn. It's slow, but violent (just like the first album by Black Sheep Wall . . . . except while there was depression mixed with the rage, this is just pure rage). …
16 Mar 2012, 18:32 de michael_jackassCows - contamination
Daughters - the hit
Jawbox - cooling card
Nails - annihilation
Skin Like Iron - disappear
Other Ghost - the pliant pilot
Christian Mistress - Haunted Hunted
Office of Future Plans - dumb it down
All Pigs Must Die - extinction is ours
Tiger Shower Caps - red letter shoe
Lord Mantis - at the mouth
Knapsack - cellophane
Nigh - authoir of strife
Juno - help is on the way
Witchaven - black thrash assault
Desert Hearts - dsr
Memory Map - prophet's mouth
Om - at giza
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