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favorite bands, mostly black metal, post rock, modern classical, melodeath, Storm In A Teacup's pie chart list, ,

Torche Harmonicraft
The first half of this album is fantastic but then it kinda peters out. Happy sludge metal?
Entombed Stranger Aeons
I've never been one for crunchy peanut butter, but this makes me queasy in a good way.
Death metal. 3.2/5.
Waxahatchee Out in the Storm
Grouper Water People
The first track features a larger influence on allowing the guitar to create the atmosphere and draw the attention as its reverby notes boom around the space and Liz's voice sort of slides through the fog. The second track essentially the opposite, turning down the guitar to allow her voice to take center stage. I think her voice works better in this style when it's downplayed more in the mix, making "Water People" the better track. While neither are bad, "Moving Machine" leaves me a little bit underwhelmed. 3.3/5?
Grouper Hold / Sick
Sad, slow, reverby guitar-led emptiness. This is particularly dreary for Liz Harris and that makes it all the better.
Seefeel Quique
Seefeel's "Quique" uses really repetitive ambient bits and slowly builds on them over the course each song by adding and removing little nuances. Each song is repetitive but you can feel the changes as they happen, which makes them feel more hypnotic than tiring. It sort of blends into the background, but that's kind of the point. Eat your heart out, William Basinski.
Bark Psychosis All Different Things
"All Different Things" is a real honest-to-goodness post-rock piece, using a pretty basic quiet/loud/quiet/loud dynamic and basically just repeating two different ideas over and over. It's relatively lush, reverby post-rock. It doesn't do much but it's still a pretty track. "By-Blow" plays with the quiet/loud as well, but gets a bit meaner and a lot louder. Pretty OK EP.

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  • Astral Abortis Yeah man I saw the minute it went up, I've been waiting for that s*** forever. Gonna snag a CD when I get paid, defs gonna be one of the best of the year
    July 21 11:54 PM
  • GhandhiLion How are you finding that post-rock book?
    July 10 12:58 PM
  • kingdedethefifth I read it as Inquisition lol
    June 6 08:15 AM
  • Mystletainn Agreed :)
    May 12 10:33 PM
  • Frippertronics as long as it has a higher rating than those metallica albums, you won't get stomped
    April 30 06:04 PM

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