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|20 Most Insane Hard/metal/death/crust Core Albums Of 2010|
My personal list of the heaviest, most original and talented bands making heavy music. 2010 was an incredible year for music, these are the standouts.
The Fear of Forever
Relentless screaming and a penetrating double-kick are the dominant forces on this album, with atmospherics and a vocalist with excellent range.
Heavy and no-nonsense deathcore done right, Defiler down tune and crush you with pummeling waves of distortion.
Desolate and dark, Thou take you out of comfort to a cold, evil place, and smother you with black ash.
Seven tracks of energy-infused metal, with a unique sound that separates them from similar acts.
|16||Shadow Of The Colossus|
Shadow of the Colossus
Crushing and technical deathcore backed with fierce percussion, SOTC demonstrate finely tuned brutality.
|15||Year of No Light|
Vast and ever-expanding, YONL build a world, then drape it in fog and foliage. Visions of cathedrals overgrown with vines and old gigantic machines making heavy low noises permeate this album.
|14||The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza|
Danza III: The Series of Unfortunate Events
Tech grind done with a flair of experimentalist overtures, and this release showcases how much you can deviate from core music with segments of soaring expanse mired in the chaos of insanity.
|13|| ||Bring Me The Horizon|
There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It.
Much hated and loved, BMTH divides fans of heavy music, but I have to say this one surprised me, and was not a disappointment. Killer breakdowns, excellent riffing, and the production could not have been better. Turn it on, throw yourself at the walls.
If Tomorrow The War
Thick and laden with noise, the beauty of this album lies in its inner-work, and through the pounding percussion and choir singing, this is sludge-rock done well.
Valley of Smoke
Expertly crafted, sublime in its complexity, yet very listenable; Valley of Smoke is a journey fraught with danger and discovery.
|10||As We Draw|
Lines Breaking Circles
After a few listens, this album really comes to life. Under the excellent drum vocal work, there is a thin, and gorgeous unwavering line of beauty and calmness apparent in all tracks. This is the new standard of post-metal, layered and more rewarding with each listen.
Incredible expanses are described to your ears through the tumultuous and constantly shifting rhythms, and indeed this album hits its strides easily and takes you with it to muted and calm lows with dizzying and spiraling heights.
This album marks the arrival of "cosmic metal", which hearkens to visions of planets collapsing, suns colliding and the creation of black holes via stars going supernova. While based on traditional metal songwriting, this album has many gigantic and spacious moments.
A Determinism of Morality
Abandoned toxic wastelands, towering and ruined buildings, mankind in decline; Rosetta describe this to you with a jarring yet soothing soundtrack of soaring and somber melodies and crushing percussion.
Following Static Tensions with a more interesting album was difficult to imagine, but Kylesa deftly performs this task, using incredible transitions, dark and brooding segments, and if course the combination of sludge metal with Laura Pleasants beautiful singing.
I am a late-comer to "The Ocean", yet this album completely grabbed me. Anthropocentric kept my interest with stellar songwriting, heavy and adept instrumentation, and above all, distaste for a cold and unfeeling universe.
In my mind, Journal is the forefront of musical talent, in creating some of the most unique and insane arrangements, and songs so complex they require a map and a degree in advanced mathematics to decipher.
What else can you say about this album? I had to re-write my whole list to encompass this brilliant demonstration of metal, which is a near-perfect execution.
|2||After The Burial|
Most awaited metal album of the year for many, and for a reason. Literally perfect instrumentation, screaming, song structure, and just the cohesion of everything flowing together, these guys have become the new standard for progressive metal.
|1||Amia Venera Landscape|
The Long Procession
What else could it be? After hearing the EP these talented Italians made, I was anxious for the full length. Dense as a 30 million ton avalanche, and as gorgeous as the sun shining between the snow drifts, this album is a culmination of how heavy yet well written and original hardcore music can be. Punishing and insane waves of brutality, piano interludes, beautiful and harsh vocals trading off and an instrumental track that lends itself to classical music mixed with post-rock, this album is the high point of music in 2010.To convert someone to this band, play Glances II at a very high volume, and watch as they are changed.
|good list. 2010 was a great year for music.|
|Too much use of the adjective "perfect". Dismissed. |
|Fuck yes 16.|
|"To convert someone to this band, play Glances II at a very high volume, and watch as they are changed" ..........Haha love this line bro.. sooo true|
|Sexy list...1 definitely owns..|
|pretty great list..3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, and 18 kick so much ass|
|crust core awww|
|What else could it be? After hearing the EP these talented Italians made, I was anxious for the full length. Dense as a 30 million ton avalanche, and as gorgeous as the sun shining between the snow drifts, this album is a culmination of how heavy yet well written and original hardcore music can be. Punishing and insane waves of brutality, piano interludes, beautiful and harsh vocals trading off and an instrumental track that lends itself to classical music mixed with post-rock, this album is the high point of music in 2010.To convert someone to this band, play Glances II at a very high volume, and watch as they are changed.|
|punishing and insane waves of piano interludes|
|beautiful harsh instrumentals|
|as dense as a 30 MILLION TON AVALANCHE|
|and equally gorgeous :S|