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Ballads of the Research Department
Digging this so hard at the moment. Bark Psychosis-style post-rock from last year without the slightly trippier edge but still done extremely well. Really worth checking out.
Thank Menawati for this one. Amazing little jazz fusion album and possibly one of the best in the genre.
While two members of Maeror Tri went onto to form Troum, the third member went onto form this little project. A far more abrasive listen than his previous work, it stands in the lines of Jefre Cantu-Ledesma than Maeror Tri but still contains that monolithic beauty that dominated his previous works. This is his best release.
Another alias of Herbst9, deals with more industrial and urban themes than the ancient Egyption themes that tower over their main body of work. Still just as moody and scary as hell though.
|16|| ||Blood Box|
A World of Hurt
Side project of one of the dudes from Yen Pox. 'Mother of Dust' competes for the title of scariest dark ambient track ever.
Twisted, dissonant and bloody evil stoner rock. An uneasy but rewarding listen experience
|14||Samsara Blues Experiment|
Long Distance Trip
The far-eastern elements of the sound really make this album stand out from the stoner rock scene. Fantastic album and well worth a look.
|13|| ||Smoking Spore|
Conversations in D Minor
Stoner, jam band with a huge amount of catchiness. Great album.
All Glory to John Baltor
Actually properly sounds like post-metal in the fact that it incorporates certain aspects of metal without resorting to the sludgy heaviness and keeping the post-rock elements intact while still sounding heavy as hell (in a different way).
Modern crust with a female vocalist screaming her head off.
|10|| ||Miroslav Vitous|
Probably one of my favourite bass players produces easily one of the best early jazz fusion albums. 'Epilogue' rules so hard and the lineup on this album is spectacular with John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson and Joe Chambers on the same disc.
|9|| ||Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette|
Tales of Another
Beautiful jazz release. Sees more restraint from DeJohnette and Jarret that usual but it works to perfection here.
What is it with Japanese crust punk bands? Twenty years on and they end up producing the best work of their entire career.
One of those rare jazz fusion guitarists who didn't try to copy Holdsworth but actually made that style his own. Album is fantastic display of not just Holdsworthian style playing but also influences from outside the genre such as Cocteau Twins. Definitely one for those looking for something more than the atypical Holdsworth bullshit that seems to get pumped out every five minutes.
Like the two previous off of the CrimethInc label. Thrashcore with a hint of melody, a fucking awesome drummer and a huge amount of rock n'roll. A must check.
Brian Dingledine strikes again this time with a more crust-orientated sound with post-rock tinges to it. Don't think Fall of Efrafa though, this is far more intense. Almost as good as Passion.
Brian Dingledine has the midas touch when it comes to hardcore bands, everyone he's been in has at least produced something halfway decent. This though remains his best work. An electic and staggering piece of metalcore/crust.
Garbarek's best work.
Noisy, destructive and awesome.
Trip, Trance and Travelling
Pink Floyd meets GISM. As mad and as brilliant as that sounds. Probably the best Japanese Hardcore album ever.