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Dante's January

so my resolution this year was to start buying music again. here's rsome new stuff that came rrrout this year that i purchased. what did ryou guys buy? was it worth it?
1Cloud Nothings
Attack On Memory


The first 'official' hyped album that I purchased and didn't even listen to
until the needle dropped. And to be honest, I'm not really understanding
the hype surrounding it. I've read comparisons to Nirvana and garage rock
and the like, but it all sounds like a more weirder version the
Descendants... and the Descendants would have sucked if they weren't the straightforward band that they
are. It's enjoyable, I just don't see myself
returning to it often. 3-3.5/5
2John K. Samson
Provincial


I've been looking forward to this one for quite awhile now. The
Weakerthans was the band that made me start falling in love with the
whole indie scene so news of frontman John K Samson's debut solo album
got my hopes up. And he didn't disappoint. The very same witty lyricism
and delivery that made The Weakerthans such a treat to listen to is all over
Provincial. Ranging from pop/folk to ballads of hockey players, Samson
proved to me that he was worth the hype and not just some self-bloated
singer/songwriter hoping to cash in on the already established fan base of
highly popular band. 4/5
3Loma Prieta
I.V.


Having heard but never actually listen to any of their previous material, the
news of Loma's signing with Deathwish was essentially my catalyst to
check out what these guys are all about. Well IV is basically everything
that I would have expected them to craft: a destructive array of machine-
gun skramz combined with emotive hardcore. So while not too surprising in
its sonic delivery, its nods to its past albums (particularly Last City) and its
slight Converge-esque influence in the latter half of the album is enough for
me to come back to this more than initially planned. 3.5-4/5
4Nails/Skin Like Iron
Split


The album art of this alone was good enough for me to get this. I'm still
hoping that there's some leftovers of the marble blue color left in this after
Nails' assorted shows, because that seemed to be the only way to get a
hold of one of those colorways. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate my
blacks, but I always try to throw in some color in my collection whenever I
get the chance. Anyways, the Skin Like Iron side on this is more or less
straightforward melodic hardcore with dashes of some chaotic flavor. The
Nails side, on the other hand, shows the band taking an interesting turn
into straightforward death 'n roll (ala later Entombed) that, after repeated
listens, is starting to sound more and more appealing to me. They also
threw in a song in the form of twenty seconds of grind pulverization, which
is also cool. 3.5/5
5Drainland/Enabler
Split


The guy over at Halo of Flies got this to me super quick... not even one
weekend before it hit my mailbox. This marks the first material with
Enabler's latest lineup, featuring Andy Hurley (yes, that guy), and good
god, it destroys. Heavy as fuck breakdowns, a stellar vocal performance,
and I guess I should have known Hurley's prowess on the kit, given his
metalcore background. Drainland's side is a single sludge inspired track
about a haunted hospital ward. They utilize a lot of electronic elements to
enhance the atmosphere of the song and it works surprisingly well.
Drainland hasn't really impressed me that much in the past so the fact that
they were able to hold my attention for the the entire length of the single-
sided 7" was a feat in and of itself. I'll see where they go from here. 3-
3.5/5
6Incendiary/Xibalba
Split


Currently in the mail. Red marble colorway. Expecting a shit-ton of satan
breakdowns.
7All Pigs Must Die
Extinction Is Ours/Curse Of Humanity


Currently in the mail. Was extremely lucky enough to grab on the smoke-
grey colorways (limited to like 100 I think, and they sold out in like ten
hours). Band is pretty cool, but I'm mostly looking forward to the
unreleased b-side and the fucking amazing t-shirt that has the album
artwork.
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