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08.14.17 harsh noise/PE/death industrial pt. III08.09.17 harsh noise/PE/death industrial pt. II
08.06.17 harsh noise/PE/death industrial08.02.17 like, some really good stuff guys
06.12.17 2007 vs. 201705.23.17 Songs of 2017
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
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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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