|2017 - you may have missed these|
Yeah, we all have heard Kendrick, Alt-J, Tyler, Manchester Orchestra, SikTh, etc.
Here's stuff for you to check out.
Pain & Suffering
Hardcore. I love their albums, but did not at all expect this to be this good. If you like aggressive hardcore and haven't listened to them before, you're doing something wrong.
Punkish Post Hardcore. TREOS + The Wilhelm Scream + I The Mighty. Lots of earworms here.
|3||Arms and Sleepers|
LIFE IS EVERYWHERE
Chill Trip Hop. Mostly instrumental, some with a rapper (Airøspace & Serengeti).
Alternative Rock. Mark Engles (dredg guitarist), Chris Robyn (Far drummer) and Ben Flanagan (The Trophy Fire vocalist/guitarist) live up to their potential. So many hooks, so much of this will stay in your head forever. Catchy, but with an ever brooding atmosphere. Makes me feel as if I'm standing in their rehearsal room with them. Check this out.
Norwegian Post Hardcore in the veins of The Bronx / Refused / JR Ewing / Single Mothers / Gallows, etc. with female vocals. Basically, if you like music, check them out.
Fail You Again
Hardcore Pop-Punk? Throw Hot Water Music, The Menzingers, Trash Boat and a whole lot creativity in a blender and you might get this.
Melodic Hardcore. Sound a lot like Counterparts. A LOT. Maybe with a little Comeback Kid mixed in there. If you like either of those bands, you should like this as well.
All These Countless Nights
Rock. You can tell that it took them four years to write this one. The passion is still there. Though it might not be as good as Old Souls, Deaf Havana still show they're leaps and bounds ahead of all similiar sounding bands.
Herrschaft der Vernunft
German Post Hardcore / Punk. Angriest record of the year, hands down. And I do know that Converge is coming. Listen to Knochenmann or Scheusal von Oldenburg if you doubt me. The drummer is also in Heaven Shall Burn, but this sounds nothing like them. Dry as a bone production, awesome riffs, great lyrics (if you understand German ;) ). Give this a chance, you might be in for a surprise.
To Speak, To Listen
Post Hardcore. Dance Gavin Dance + Artifex Pereo + lots of ADD and creativity. Needs lots of listens to fully sink in.
The Flood Flowers, Vol. 1
Rock. Not as catchy as their EPs, but shows all signs of a band growing. Despite signing with a major they went for a cohesive, melancholic album feeling, instead of a hit song. The Ward is definitely one of the best songs they ever wrote.
^full stream (Spotify, etc.)
If I Don't Make It
Melodic Hardcore. Another band with a huge Counterparts influence. I also hear a lot of The Carrier. If that doesn't get you to check them out they're probably not for you anyways.
(very) Melodic Black Metal. I don't listen to enough Black Metal to be able to compare this to anything without making myself look like a fool. Listen to The White and Fading With The Grey, if you don't like either of those, try listening to the album as a whole. If you still don't like it, go see a doctor, have your ears checked.
The Cold Sun
Post Hardcore / Djent / ??? Like many others, I'm growing more and more weary of Post Hardcore and Djent these days. All bands sound the same. Well, until Loathe came along. This also reminds me a lot of Spitfire's Cult Classic (overall feel and electronics, not as chaotic though).
|15||Nyck @ Knight|
Nyck @ Knight
Hip-Hop. Nyck Knight is one of the most overlooked rappers right now. This is even better than his stellar debut album. Audiopium is up there for Hip-Hop track of the year.
Hip-Hop. It does not beat Never Better as my favorite album of his, but that's the only negative thing I can say about it. This album really shows his fearlessness as a producer. Roddy Piper is one of his best tracks ever if you ask me.
Post Hardcore. Thomas Erak (Fall Of Troy) + Kurt Travis (ex A Lot Like Birds, ex Dance Gavin Dance). Need I say more?
Trip Hop / Dark Pop. If you like Banks and/or Portishead, this is up your alley.
Emo / Indie Rock. This seems to have gotten overlooked somewhat. It rules though. Should have all the hype Charmer had, as well. Check it out.
Die With Your Tongue Out
Post Hardcore / Grunge. Taking that Grunge revival to some other spheres I haven't really heard from another band before, except maybe Safe To Say. Lots of great songs on here, they manage to show their whole spectrum while still achieving a great cohesiveness and longevity.
The Road, Pt. 1
Trip Hop legend James Lavelle is back. This is somewhat of a reinvention for UNKLE as he doesn't have a main collaborators, but instead a lot of different ones. More importantly though, he takes it from a more Rock oriented sound to a much more electronic sound. Back to the roots some might say. Great either way I say.
^there are more songs on youtube