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This Is Huh, Wow

Albums that blew my mind on first listen
1The Speed of Sound In Seawater
Red Version

Despite the fact it's only been less than a year since I discovered TSOSIS Red Version has easily become one of my all time favorite albums.
2Happy Particles
Under Sleeping Waves

A few weeks ago I was searching for some new slowcore and I came across this little gem from 2011; minimalistic and beautiful, this album is a great combination of slowcore and dream pop.
3Sen Deni
No More

One of my favorite screamo albums, these guys write some really epic stuff with post-rock influences. My favorite thing about the album in particular is the guitar interplay; these guys really know how to work off each other, rarely playing the same thing at once but with one guitar always supplementing the other into absolutely greatness. Seriously their chemistry is amazing.
4The Hope and the Failure
The Lights Are On But This Dance Never Ends

My absolute favorite screamo album ever; vocalist Ina (yes she is female) has some of the gut-wrenching vocals I have ever heard and I feel her pain in every single rasp she lets loose. Musically the album is just as good, featuring an abundance of beautiful clean interludes and really emotional overdriven parts.
5The Offspring
Ixnay on the Hombre

I was so young when I first heard this but it's an album that has stayed with me over the years. The songs hear are the perfect combination of pop and The Offspring's trademark grungy hardcore.
Ghost Reveries

The first Opeth album I heard. That pretty much says it all.
7Breaking Benjamin
We Are Not Alone

I don't care what anyone else thinks, I love Breaking Benjamin and at the time of my hearing this, it was one of first albums I've heard that bridges heaviness with mainstream choruses.
8Violent Dirge

Amazing when I first heard it and still amazing today. Imagine Cynic with a heavier emphasis placed on death metal.

At first just undecipherable noise Swarth has since become a landmark for black/death metal, but insanely technical yet hauntingly atmospheric.
10Morbid Angel

Do I even need an explanation for this?
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