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04.12.17 Cross's Q1 201712.29.16 Big Ups On a Bad Day
12.18.16 2016 Masterlist (Part II)12.18.16 2016 Masterlist (Part I)
12.08.16 Top 10, 201611.14.16 Rec Me OSDM/Similar Stuff
10.12.16 2016 Besties09.11.16 September why you so long
04.22.16 Birthday Digs03.28.16 2016 Thus Far
10.07.15 Rec Me Similar05.16.15 Probably Should've Waited
03.14.15 So Did You Hear About the Thing?12.24.14 2014 Masterlist
11.29.14 Ya Know, 2014 And Stuff07.24.14 2014 Definitive
08.25.13 Just Bought08.13.13 Copying Trebor [3]
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Cross's Q1 2017

Some stuff. Some stuff about the stuff.
1Bestia Arcana
Holokauston


Some people from Nightbringer. better than Nightbringer. [[cavernous cultish black metal]]

4.1
2Blanck Mass
World Eater


not as harsh as his latest, which is a bad thing, but the album is no worse off for it surprisingly. [[idm/electronic/noise]]

3.9
3Darkest Hour
Godless Prophets and The Migrant Flora


so good to see a band come off an arc of bad albums [[still best death-leaning metalcore band]]

3.7
4Demon Hunter
Outlive


their third straight album of weak singles and bland melodicism, still some good moments when it gets heavier. [[mehcore]]

2.9
5Dodecahedron
Kwintessens


always looking for music that's supposed to be challenging rather than traditionalist, and I'm still not sure whether this is a success story or not. [[off-kilter experimental black metal]]

3.3
6Emptiness
Not For Music


it certainly isn't, I'm not sure what's going on with this or why [[eerie synth-goth with death metal as only a garnish]]

2.6
7Endon
Through The Mirror


if Discordance Axis and Dir en grey had a mutant, coked-out baby [[noise-choked longform deathgrind]]

4.1
8Falls of Rauros
Vigilance Perennial


manage to be post- without just sounding like Deafheaven, but their VERY lightly distorted guitars under that shitcan production makes an uncomfortable listen every time (on every album) [[post-black metal/folk bits]]

3.4
9Fange
Pourrissoir


sludge that can drag its knuckles as well as swing them wildly. French, have a song called "Ultra France". [[bludgeon sludgin']]

3.8
10Fen
Winter


double albums, maaaaan, especially of rock-ish black metal w/ some clean vocals that's not so stagnant [[post-rock/black metal]]

3.8
11Gorephilia
Severed Monolith


by the book but strictly unmemorable brutal tech death, a placeholder for better DM to come [[brutal tech death, not as gory as the band name implies]]

2.7
12Grails
Chalice Hymnal


dips into loungey 60s soundtrack, garage, bass-heavy post-rock, and a myriad of organic electro-ambient (an oxymoron?) [[post-rock/maximal ambient]]

3.7
13The Great Old Ones
EOD: A Tale of Dark Legacy


making Lovecraft metal acceptable in 2017 [[deathened black metal i suppose?]]

3.4
14Heretoir
The Circle


still kinda dig these leftovers from the wave of "post-black metal" a few years back, way lighter than Woods of Desolation went [[post-hardcore/blackgaze]]

3.1
15IDLES
Brutalism


Pissed, infectious and woke af Brits make angry sing-alongs [[noise punk]]

4.0
16Immolation
Atonement


better than Kingdom of Conspiracy, not as good as Majesty & Decay, everything's worse than CTAWB [[Immolation-style death metal]]

3.0
17L'Effondras
Les Flavescences


surprising amount of country twang and blues groove in this French heavy jam [[noise rock/blues jam]]

3.4
18Mastodon
Emperor of Sand


an improvement on the last two records, still too mild for my tastes, still criminally under-using Brent Hinds' vocals, but the best blend of their heavier and more lite-prog leanings [[sludge 4 kidz]]

3.2
19Mount Eerie
A Crow Looked At Me


I still haven't listened to this. I don't know if I ever will. [[death]]

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20Offerbeest
Black Teeth


Mories (Gnaw Their Tongues) just does. not. STOP. apparently this is all analog synths and pedals, some good destructive sound [[analog noise that sounds like dubstep dying from a horrible disfiguring disease]]

3.3
21Pharmakon
Contact


a brief and bland collection of her worst works, "Transmission" is the only passable track. hopefully she'll work her way around to making decent music again [[power electronics/disappointment]]

2.6
22Planning for Burial
Below the House


the Pepsi I drink when I can't have my Nadja-Coke fix. sadder and more post-rock influenced than doom-soaked. [[post-punk/heavy shoegaze]]

3.2
23Super Snake
Leap of Love


Trophy Scars dude time-travels to the 80s on an acid trip and brings back sleaze, beer and cock-riffs [[hawrd rawk]]

3.1
24Ulver
The Assassination of Julius Caesar


MY favorite Ulver was when they made black metal but hell if I won't take them doing ridiculously good bubblegum goth [[dark pop]]

4.0
25Ungfell
Tôtbringære


think demo-era Peste Noire, then make it German and you're about there [[lo-fi black metal]]

3.5
26Venenum
Trance of Death


death metal that pushes the envelope without being blindingly technical or watering down to a shitty Floyd clone, fantastic in its own right [[goooooooooood shit]]

4.2
27Xiu Xiu
Forget


you think "ok he's definitely going to cry this time" and then the bass drops [[sadboy fuckdub]]

4.1
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