|Really Late 2010 List|
Best of 2010, and I'm still tracking down some goodies. Honorable rmentions: Bison BC, Sigh, rrhaarp, Wolves in the Throne Room, Shining, rCeleste, etc....
Definitely could've been a 5. Probably should be a 5. This is about as close to being perfect as any album
yet this decade. The attitude, energy, and atmosphere mold it into a modern day anthem.
Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. 2
The vibe of this record is untouchable. Darker, bleaker, and more sinister than it's traditional black metal
counterparts; Addicts builds upon Assassins' seedy foundation with even more ear-opening experimentation.
|3||The Dillinger Escape Plan|
Following up three near-masterpieces can't be easy, but they made it seem effortless. More natural than its
predecessors, Option Paralysis sounds like the band working their way into their comfort zone. Who doesn't love
something simultaneously complex, unapproachable, and catchy?
Instead of serving as the intended companion piece to Heliocentric, Anthropocentric really rights every wrong from the
earlier release. Vocals are no longer forced or awkward, song structures no longer dawdles between outright
aggressive or emotive/spacey, and the sequencing is spot-on.
The Deftones are somehow immune to releasing a sub-par record. They always find a way to tap into some unexplored sound
that is simultaneously Deftones-esque and fresh, bringing brand new versions of "heavy" and "atmospheric." Chino's vocals
really soar on this record, definitely his best performance of their entire discography.
Raunchy, poppy, & in your face.
Dense, complex, & rewarding.
Fuzzy, hazy, & heaaaaaavvvvvy.
Ghostly, tribal, & Torche-y.
It's Girl Talk. What else is there to say?
2010's best album with artwork that looks like space-butt shooting out a turd.
2010's best album whose name I still can't pronounce. "Kuh-vel-er-tack?"
2010's best album I waited too long on.
2010's best album I almost never gave a chance.
Destroyer of the Void
2010's best folk album with a metal title.
|16||Hank Williams III|
Dude's still got it.
|17||East of the Wall|
This band has filled my Poison the Well void.
Full of Hell
What's taking these guys so long for a follow-up?
|19||Son of Aurelius|
The Farthest Reaches
This album has actually aged pretty gracefully...
Not quite angL, but solid nonetheless.
"The Nephew" (get the album free @ http://poney.bandcamp.com/album/seamyth)
The Invisible Mountain
Thresholds of Imbalance
A Determinism of Morality
Misled by Certainty
"Dimensional Modulation Transmography"