|January 2014 Digs|
Handful of albums I'm liking from 2014 so far, year is looking pretty good
So good it should be illegal, opaque, crushing death metal.
Not the most interesting album musically but it's super pleasant and that's all I
really expected so yay.
|3||Woods of Desolation|
As The Stars
Dunno why everyone is bitching about the production, but oh well. Has a similar
effect on me as Shelter even if it's a lot gruffer aesthetically.
Old school death metal with awesome production and a really odd but cool guitar
tone. Criminally overlooked, everyone should listen immediately.
|5||Have a Nice Life|
The Unnatural World
Don't quite understand the level of praise this thing is getting but it's pretty cool.
Kindly Bent to Free Us
Even at their most pedestrian, Cynic still produce an album that impresses in more
ways than one. Apart from some mediocre singles and annoying vocoder effects
this is pretty awesome.
|7||Thee Silver Mount Zion|
Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything
Vocals took some getting used to but I enjoy the mish-mash of styles here.
Some some sweet Agalloch worship.
|9||The Kennedy Veil|
Trinity of Falsehood
Solid modern brutal/tech death, won't please purists though.
Probably the best full length Behemoth have ever made, varied, nuanced,
surprisingly dynamic and chock full of Satan m/m/m/m/
Instrumental post-metal that doesn't meander and drag like most of the genre.
Surprising number of engaging riffs and sweet atmosphere.
|12||Of Solitude and Solemn|
Noctus metal, really well produced, spacey stuff.
|13||Sunn O))) and Ulver|
Gotten a pretty mixed reception but I find this to be pretty interesting, almost
Pretty by-the-numbers but nonetheless very pretty melodeath from Australia.
Gonna take a while to flesh out but I'm digging this pretty hard, interesting mix of
styles, liking the darker, industrial sounding tracks the most.