a little less than 2 years i think on this site and ive made 10000 rcomments. while im not entirely rsure whether i should celebrate or rcry myself to sleep, im commemorating the occasion with a rlist of my rfavorite songs as of this point in time i.e. songs i listen to all the rtime. list is on no rorder really.
Pulse/Surreal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=easr-7k4A88 /
at this point its hard for me to choose which lantlos album i like better, but i can definitively
say this song is my favorite of theis. in a little over a minute neige is a part of a song that is
better than the entire collective alcest catalog and the best album to come out of the
generally really fucking shitty "blackgaze" movement of recent years.
In Death's Embrace: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzarKGb7zSA /
this is my favorite depravity track as well as my favorite finnish death metal
track. everything about it just oozes finnish gloom fuck, and the production
is essentially perfect
Darkness Before Dawn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzvGF-58BiY /
my favorite killing joke track i think, there are other great tracks but this
one has one of the best guitar lines in post-punk.
The Trauma: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8A5Kk8IXk0 /
i know out of body is great, and so is the rest of the album, but this track
has always been my favorite pestilence track.
its kind of difficult to call a portal track "sing along" but every time the
curator hits the "chorus" i cant help but at least attempt to say IMMURE THE
Eutow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coPcRW1Xm2g /
tri repetae was the first electronic album i think i ever really loved, and this
is definitely the standout track. those synth lines are SOO GOOD LISTEN TO
THIS SHIT POTATO
|7||Boards of Canada|
Music Has the Right to Children
Kani Industries / Bocuma: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-
two tracks because i think they flow into each other really well, but the real
stand out is bocuma. its one of the most nostalgic selection of notes i think
ive ever heard, i just wished they'd have fleshed out this idea into a longer
Dead as Dreams
Dead as Dreams: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbvBJMDbyeo /
this song is better than pretty much all of the cascadian scene put
together. wittr probably jack it to this album every night wishing they
would write something as engaging as this album. id probably go as far as
to say this is the best usbm release.
Sandy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q99-JLF6Chc /
of all the throwback shoegaze bands popping up these guys are my
favorites so far. the production on this ep is perfect actually, everything is
in this thick dreamy haze thats so good. my favorite song from the album
Graves of the Archangels
Voices: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI2nMb9YqBE /
Teeth into red has that amazing outro riff, but for pure old school riffs and
everything that makes DC so good, voices is my favorite track from them by
Crystal Logic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-IdBmgLD4Q /
the best heavy metal band ever bad none. Mark chelton is the unsung
guitar hero of our time, god this band is so fucking good
|12||Oneohtrix Point Never|
Sleep Dealer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaxWq5RP2mM /
while returnal is essentially an ambient album with a few of the tendencies
we see on replica, replica is a whole different beast. it sounds like
someone was listening to returnal while watching an 80's soap opera and
the resulting tape then fucked up in the recorder and birthed this fucked up
mutation. sleep dealer is easily the best track on the album.
The Family Ghost: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGC2iP5ss6E /
hail to the real king baby
Pain Divine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smB6TzkJ-X4 /
song is the reason why i think this is the best MA album. so many riffs
Sphere of No-Form: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr2odxE0vGw /
its hard to pick a best song on this album because you really cant listen to
it any other way than all the way through, but this if i had to pick this would
be my favorite i think.
|16||Grouper / Inca Ore|
Poison Tree: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X5stzhyS40 /
as much as i enjoy liz's other albums, poison tree is perfection. its
everything she has done in grouper wraped up into one floating, sublime 3
minutes. when she says "take your flowers deep inside of me" i just die
The Erosion of Sanity
Condemned to Obscurity: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYTpR3VhzUk /
My favorite gorguts track, so many good riffs. they really are the only tech
death band you ever need to hear. the breakdown in the middle is one of
the best break riffs in the history of extreme music fuck it rules,
Those Whose Past is Immortal
The Depths of the Past: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zie3NoD0qr4 /
while there are other better ukrainian bands, this song exemplifies the
whole movement better than any i can think of. the opening seconds you
can just feel the sense of ancestry, pride, and heritage these guys are
trying to convey with their music. so good.
Transcendence into the Peripheral
The Tree of Life and Death: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
There has never been more cavernous, subterranean piece of music
recorded than the material on this album. listening to this track is like being
stuck in a dimly lit cave 5000 feet below the earth being crushed by some
gigantic underworld monstrosity covered in slime and filth.
|20|| ||Stargazer / Sacriphyx|
A.J Shout V.C: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qevWF4gvwYk /
while the stargazer side is rather boring (kind of like everything else they
do) the sacriphyx side is amazing, simply because of this one song. the
intro riff is one of the best things to come out of australia. seriously, just
listen to it. it rules so much.
Nimrodel - The Procession of the White Rider:
It's really hard to pick a best calem track, but i really think this is the best
camel track. its got everything that makes camel the best prog band ever
and its called Nimrodel.
Undo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYVn1HPkmO0 /
Bjork is amazing, and vespertine is her best album (fuck u ire). her
abnormalities and quirks make everything she does just have so much
resonance and power, and this track pretty much exemplifies that better
than any i think.
Starfire Burning Upon the Ice-Veiled Throne
And Lo, When the Imperium Marches Against Gul-Kothoth, Then Dark
Sorceries Shall Enshroud the Citadel of the Obsidian Crown:
It is my goal one day to become a true warrior, and no band on this earth
fills me with the warrior spirit than Bal-Sagoth. no one else loves this band
quite like i do but i dont give a shit because a true warrior rides alone.
Across Great Landscapes to a Legacy of Blood
Part I: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RToGJOW-b0Q /
Torture Chain is fast becoming one of my favorite bands, and this track is
my favorite of theirs. tons of riffs, melodies, raw and punk filled, fuck i love
The Piano Drop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2elidmusTVg /
ambient to fly away
Investigative Reports: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sC52mfsugOc /
best hip hop song ever? i think so
Last CD Before Doomsday
Whispering Gloom: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz4_j86KPOA /
late to the party with this album but fuck it rules so much. the clean
sections are so good.
Assassin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd0MXTm52Uw /
They just dont make riffs like this anymore boys.
Transmogrified: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uRyaYkymJY /
the best death/thrash, so many riffs and angry
|30|| ||Nadja & Vampilla|
The Primitive World
Icelight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KZCe6bYjzI /
theres no video on youtube of this song but its essentially the reason why
this is the best thing so far this year.