well...it's been a while since my last '09 Digs' but now I'm well and truly back into listening to music, so i should get another of these up in a few weeks. also, haven't listened to most of the latest albums, i've got about 200 more to listen to...so don't rec me stuff because chances are, it's on my wishlist already.
Anyway, these are the highlights of the last 56 albums i listened to!
4.5 - Black/Sludge Metal from USA. Woah, this album is massive. Significantly underrated, it's the blackest and sludgiest piece of music i've heard in ages. This will well and truly be in my top 10 at the end of the year!!
To Lay Like Old Ashes
4.0 - Depressive Black Metal from Australia. yeah, aussie black metal!! These guys play a very instrumental type of BM, with a tortured scream looped over and over, and hey, it really works. I'm suprised i'm the second to have rated this, because it will surely be a sputnik favourite, if only someone would review it...
4.0 - Melodeath/Symphonic Metal from Canada. Recently signed to Nuclear Blast, these guys play very catchy Folk Metal with comparisons to Equilibrium, Turisas and Ensiferum.
|4||Soap and Skin|
Lovetune for Vacuum
4.0 - Singer/Songwriter from Austria. Spiracle!!!
4.0 - Alternative/Progressive Rock from USA.
Infernal Heights for a Drama
3.5 - Experimental Rock/Ambient/Darkwave from Belgium. I'm first to have rated this, so get on board if you're a fan of Post-Rock/Ambient stuff.
|7||Great Lake Swimmers|
3.5 - Acoustic Rock/Folk from Canada. Terrific, relatively unknown band.
3.5 - Death Doom Metal from Finland. OMG, doom that I actually like alot...
3.5 - Pop from Finland. This is really great music which again, nobody has rated except me!
The Harvest Floor
3.5 - Deathgrind from USA. Br00tul!
|11||Blut Aus Nord|
Memoria Vetusta II: Dialogue with the Stars
3.5 - Atmospheric Black Metal from France.
Zum Tode Hin
3.5 - Folk/Viking/Black Metal from Germany. Yay, new Moonsorrow...uh, wait...
The Malediction Fields
3.5 - Atmospheric Black Metal from England.
3.5 - Death/Thrash Metal from Netherlands.
|15||Scale the Summit|
Carving Desert Canyons
3.5 - Progressive Rock from USA.
Of Winter Born
3.5 - Technical Death Metal from UK. I reviewed this one.
|17||Conducting From the Grave|
when Legends Become Dust
3.5 - Metalcore from USA.
3.5 - Technical Death metal from France. This just snuck in as a low 3.5, but still very solid. It's an underrated and very unique brand of tech death!