Ryan Kroner

Reviews 29
Approval 95%

Soundoffs 190
News Articles 82
Band Edits + Tags 159
Album Edits 216

Album Ratings 1789
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Last Active 10-28-13 1:08 am
Joined 09-16-11

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09.29.14 I'm Going To New Zealand!09.18.14 Geology
08.28.14 Malazan Book Of The Fallen?07.23.14 In This Moment, I Am Euphoric
07.01.14 Geophysics Jams06.27.14 Ignimbrite's 2014.5: Now and Later
06.09.14 Jams That Y'all Should Jam09.15.13 Ozymandias (BB SPOILERS)
08.25.13 College Road Trip Jams06.16.13 ABR ranked
02.25.13 New Paysage D'hiver Rules02.12.13 Kroner Gets Swole.
02.07.13 2013 Dig Sauce01.25.13 Kroner's Guide To Post-metal
01.07.13 Vertikal is the best thing ever12.13.12 A Very Ignimbrite 2012: EPs
12.03.12 A Very Ignimbrite 2012: Splits10.22.12 Italian Scientists Imprisoned...
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I'm Going To New Zealand!

I got into a study abroad program where you do geology for 6 straight months (spring semester) in fucking Middle Earth. Holy shit, I'm excited about this. January can't come soon enough.
1Process of Guilt

Really solid post-metal with a touch of death/doom. The title track is fantastic.
2Sufjan Stevens

I can't believe I hadn't heard this already. Casimir Pulaski Day is legitimately the saddest song I have ever heard.

Post-metal with a touch of stoner sludge. I wasn't a huge fan of their past efforts, but they've stepped up the production and fixed a lot of the songwriting issues present on Ashes.

I have no idea what all the whining is about. This album is just as solid as anything else I've heard from these guys. The vocal performance here is his best yet by far.
5Manchester Orchestra

I actually liked Cope, but this is just as good, if not better. Some tracks, I think, work better with the heavier style, but some absolutely soar with this more stripped-down approach.
6Thou / The Body
Released from Love

Thou's style of sludge definitely takes precedence over The Body's here, which I'm honestly okay with: while I love The Body, Thou are a lot more consistently awesome. For those of y'all who don't know, they'll actually be releasing a second collaborative effort later this year, titled 'You, Whom I Have Always Hated.' If there's a title more fitting for a collaboration between these two bands, I can't think of it.
7The Body
I Shall Die Here

This collaboration between The Body and dark ambient act The Haxan Cloak is, imo, one of the most overlooked releases of the year. This is some straight fucked up stuff. On a slightly related note, the 2011 collaboration between The Body and Braveyoung (titled 'Nothing Passes') is an easy 4.5/5 and only has four fucking votes. Get both.

This, an unholy mix of black metal, sludge, and crust punk, is the single heaviest, most evil thing to be released this year. Get on it.

Black/folk metal. Just reminding y'all that this is still the best thing that's been released so far this year. However, Jakob's new album drops in a month or so, so I expect this to drop to second.
10Hans Zimmer
The Last Samurai

Nothing much to say here besides that this movie fucking rules, and the score is even better. Red Warrior... Hnnnggggg.
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