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Kroner's Guide To Post-metal

I know this has been done a couple times in the past but A: it's been a while (I think) and B: some of the better lists wered by their creators coughcough*Wolfe*coughcough
1 Abraham
The Serpent, the Prophet & the Whore


Cult of Luna meets Underoath
2Adai
Felo De Se


this is sludgier than most and it has stellar riffs
3Alaskan
Adversity; Woe


dark, more underproduced stuff
4All the Empires of the World
Return


absolutely spectacular, crushing, Godflesh meets Pelican post-metal
5Amenra
Mass V


dark, apocalyptic, crushing, and bleak
6Ashes and Iron
Silens


typical post-metal done well
7Battle of Mice
A Day of Nights


I didn't dig this as much as others but hey, check it out anyway. I'm pretty sure I'm the odd one out here.
8Battlefields
Agassiz


their earlier stuff is pretty average, snail-paced atmosludge, but on this they speed things up bigtime and add some black metal and crust punk influence. good shit.
9 Baulta
That's My House You're Living In


very pretty instrumental music that is on the verge between post-rock and post-metal.
10Betrayal at Bespin
Rains


very unconventional music that's sometimes post-metal, sometimes indie, and sometimes jazz.
11Black Sheep Wall
I Am God Songs


nihilistic, heavy, and fucking pissed off at everything. the new album pales in comparison to this.
12Blindead
Affliction XXIX II MCMXCVI


kind of psychedelic, totally fucking excellent.
13Bossk
.1


pretty typical but this rules nonetheless. they should be dropping a new album this year and it's gonna rule.
14Breach
Kollapse


a weird, fucked up blend of atmospheric sludge, post-hardcore, and mathcore.
15Buried at Sea
Ghost


typical but awesome
16Buried Inside
Chronoclast


this is my favorite concept album of all time (it's basically one 40-minute song). think Cult of Luna with a Converge fetish.
17Callisto
Noir


Cult of Luna + jazz = Callisto
18Capricorns
Ruder Forms Survive


heavy
19Carontte
As Grey as They Said


typical but awesome
20Cloaca
Lassitude


GY!BE-length songs and sparse black metal vocals. rules.
21Cult of Luna
Somewhere Along the Highway


easily one of the best albums in the genre and one of my all-time favorites.
22Dirge (fra)
Wings of Lead Over Dormant Seas


spacey
23Earthmass
Lunar Dawn (Keep, Relic, and Ritual)


one of the more engaging 20+ minute post-metal tracks i've heard in a long while.
24Earthrise
Eras Lost


heavy, concise, and pissed.
25Fall of Efrafa
Inle


a weird blend of post-metal and crust punk. members went on to form Light Bearer.
26Fields of Locust
Subtopia


leans more to the sludge side of post-metal and has vague stoner influences.
27Fire Walk With Us
Carriers


like a heavier Pelican.
28Forge of Clouds
Forge of Clouds


typical but quite splendid
29From Oceans to Autumn
Oath of Eternals


spacey, instrumental, light, and extremely pretty post-metal
30Ganon
As Above, So Below


basically Isis
31General Lee
Raiders of the Evil Eye


to-the-point, rifftastic, and way better than their debut. not a moment of wasted time here.
32Generation of Vipers
Howl and Filth


kind of like a more distorted Amenra with the tempo jacked up.
33Giant Squid
Cenotes


proggy and awesome
34Hands
Give Me Rest


straddles the border between post-metal and post-hardcore.
35Huldra
Monuments, Monoliths


Isis ripoffs done right.
36Hungry for Hands
I Was Hungry for Hands


heavy instrumental post-metal/post-rock with saxophone. stellar
37Intronaut
Prehistoricisms


it's proggy and jazzy and it has Joe Lester, the best bassist in the genre.
38Irreversible
Ashes


a weird blend of post-metal, stoner metal, and a bit of black metal.
39Isis
Panopticon


another genre classic. if you haven't heard any post-metal then this is by far the best place to start.
40Islands (AUS)
Islands


typical but awesome
41Jakob
Solace


this isn't post-metal in the slightest but you owe it to yourself to pick up one of the most incredible post-rock albums of all time.
42Kehlvin
The Mountain Daylight Time


post-metal + progressive hardcore
43Knut
Challenger


Botch + Isis
44Koloss
End of the Chayot


typical but pretty good
45Latitudes
Individuation


90% instrumental, and the riffs on here are fucking fantastic.
46Lento
Earthen


instrumental and riffy
47Light Bearer
Lapsus


typical but great. formed by members of Fall of Efrafa
48Long Distance Calling
Long Distance Calling


instrumental post-rock/post-metal
49Mahumodo
Waves


post-metal/post-hardcore. the inspiration for bands like *shels, Rinoa, The Elijah, and Devil Sold His Soul
50Mammon
Demiurge


kvlt
51The March
Crawl Space


faster, heavier, and more bass-heavy post-metal. fucking rules.
52Mare
Mare


i don't even know how to describe this but it's weird as hell and it's a damn shame that Mare broke up after this.
53The Matador (AU)
Descent into the Maelstrom


typical but awesome
54Minsk
The Ritual Fires of Abandonment


post-metal/psychedelic
55The Mire/Chronos
Split


The Mire are the catchiest post-metal band every to exist, and Chronos are sort of a halfway point between Amenra and Cult of Luna. both bands' best material is on this split.
56Mouth of the Architect
Quietly


typical, but this as close to a genre classic as a Cult of NeurIsis knockoff can get. highly recommended. new album this Summer
57Musth
Padjelanta


ignore the abysmal album art: this rules.
58Neurosis
Through Silver in Blood


if you don't have this already then just stop reading this list and get it.
59Obscure Sphinx
Anaesthetic Inhalation Ritual


post-metal with 8-string guitars and a female vocalist who can scream like a madwoman. Isis meets Meshuggah.
60Ocoai
The Electric Hand


instrumental, strings-heavy, epic.
61Old Man Gloom
Seminar III: Zozobra


undoubtedly post-metal's best supergroup.
62Omega Massif
Karpatia


like Pelican but ten times as heavy, a thousand times as dark, and with an awesome drummer. seriously, this fucking rules.
63Overmars
Born Again


i'd always thought the French were the least frightening people on Earth until I found Overmars.
64Pelican
Australasia


genre classic get this now etc etc
65Planks
Funeral Mouth


post-metal meets crust punk meets atmospheric black metal. if you've heard this year's Downfall of Gaia then you'll have a decent idea of what to expect here.
66Planning for Burial
Leaving


weird and awesome
67Process of Guilt
Faemin


...in which a death/doom band creates an atmospheric sludge metal album. the title track is fantastic.
68Radare
Infinite Regress


typical post-metal but with trombone. new album this year.
69Reka
I


a blend of post-metal, post-rock, and screamo that *kind of* brings to mind Amenra at points. rules
70Rituals
Rituals


dark, doomy, and bleak.
71Rorcal
Heliogabalus


darker, doomier, and bleaker. this album is fucking terrifying. they also have a new album this year that will absolutely slay.
72Rosetta
A Determinism of Morality


a very spacey blend of post-metal and post-hardcore. not *quite* a genre classic, but these guys have the potential to make one (their debut is argued by some to be one)
73Russian Circles
Empros


instrumental post-metal that fucking jams. the drummer and the bassist are especially talented.
74Selenites
Animaltar


kind of like 51 and just as awesome
75Sinistro
Sinistro


instrumental, cinematic post-rock/post-metal that takes cues from Godflesh.
76Solstafir
Svartir Sandar


maybe you can't call this post-metal, but it absolutely rules. post-metal + psychedelic + black metal + post-rock + progressive = Solstafir
77Spook the Horses
Brighter


typical but ridiculously good.
78Sun of Nothing
The Guilt of Feeling Alive


if an album ever were to be called "blackened post-metal", then this would be it.
79Supercontinent
Vaalbara


the riffs on this one are God-tier.
80Swallow the Ocean
Swallow the Ocean


typical but good
81Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster
Exegesis


a 70% instrumental, Isis gets raped by Tool deal. very talented musicians.
82 Taste the Void
Sun's Heat


Amenra meets Converge
83Tempest (can)
Solace


this EP is only 10 minutes long but I'll be damned if this blend of crust punk, screamo, and sludge metal isn't absolutely spectacular.
84Temple (USA)
On the Steps of the Temple


instrumental blend of post-metal, black metal, and death metal.
85Terra Tenebrosa
The Tunnels


this is the single most fucked up thing on this list and as such i won't eve try to describe it. new album this year.
86Three Steps to the Ocean
Scents


mostly instrumental post-metal/post-hardcore
87Tides
Resurface


Pelican but heavier
88Time to Burn
Is.Land


really bleak post-metal/screamo blend. Nayeli is a genre classic.
89Timer
Yet Here We Stand


basically a more psychedelic Isis. these guys are now called "Grown Below".
90tomydeepestego
Nero


dark, instrumental post-metal/post-hardcore.
91Transmission0
Memory of a Dream


typical but really damn good.
92Trenches
The Tide Will Swallow Us Whole


Isis meets Zao meets Deftones.
93Unfold
Cosmogon


post-metal/post-hardcore
94VYGR
Hypersleep


sludgier post-metal
95The Waters Deep Here
Sunden


long-winded and quite wonderful instrumental jams.
96We Lost the Sea
The Quietest Place on Earth


typical, but it's one of the genre's best for 2012.
97When Icarus Falls
Aegean


typical, but a bit darker and more heavy-hitting than most. rules.
98Year of no Light
Ausserwelt


very shoegazey, instrumental French post-metal. Persephone is one of the best songs in the genre.
99Zodiak
Sermons


post-metal + blues + psychedelic + Aaron Turner = Zodiak
100Amber
Amber


post-metal/screamo
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