|Best Of 2009|
I missed a few albums this year that I really need (agoraphobic nosebleed, cobalt, grizzly bear,
etc, etc). OH WELL, they'll come up on someone else's list. I really liked these:
|1||Poison the Well|
The Tropic Rot
YCBY + (Versions - the super dense shit) = The Tropic Rot. Every track is excellent, I'm still not sick of this.
Axe to Fall
Converge discography + album guests = Axe to Fall. Almost better than Jane Doe. That says a lot.
(Red Album - epic heavy parts) + an old school classic rock feel = Blue Record. Simply addicting.
Merriweather Post Pavilion
(AC discography - craziness) + catchy awesomeness = MPP. If you can't get into this, you're favorite band
is probably Psyopus.
One of the most epic metal albums ever. Great vocal performances, sludge working in tandem with horn
sections; what more could you want?
Crack the Skye
2009's best album featuring a bear in the artwork.
Another Day Has Passed
2009's best album combining punk, rock, and sludge.
2009's best album featuring two drummers.
2009's best album featuring a guest appearance by Adam Jones.
...For the Whole World to See
2009's best album that was recorded in '74.
|11||Animals as Leaders|
Animals as Leaders
Scale the wha?
Aren't we in the '00s?
Again, aren't we in the '00s?
The Sleeping Eye
Who knew thrash and doom would blend so good together?
|15|| ||Ha Ha Tonka|
Novel Sounds of the Nouveau South
Walking on the Devil's Backbone.
|17||The Red Chord|
Fed Through the Teeth Machine
Mouthful of Precious Stones
|18||Every Time I Die|
New Junk Aesthetic
Darkness Come Alive
Heavy Lies the Crown.
Bite the Hand.
|21||Between the Buried and Me|
The Great Misdirect
My expectations were way to high for this album. Unfortunately, it's no Colors.
|22||The Number Twelve Looks Like You|
Worse than Alone
Just recently got into this band. Not as good as Nuclear. Sad. Nuclear., but still impressive.
Finally, a new thrash band who doesn't sound like they're stuck in the 80s.
Initially this was a disappointing listen. The first 4 are instantly likable, but the last half takes some time to
They're still pissed, and there's some good hardcore tunes on here. Some of the experimentation on here is
iffy (The Vulture), but still a good album nonetheless.