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

Ancient Trolltaar
This album dedicated to all trolls who shed a tear. Unsung heroes! #MTGA (make trolls great
again!) BLACK METAL. Last track has cool groovy darkthronian punk riffs but otherwise this is
just basic olde school lo-fi melodic-ish black metal.
Archspire Relentless Mutation
tech death purple haze shreds my way to heaven. Polymetric binomial riffs [ e x p a n s e ] trigger locked engage target destroyed.
Yndi Halda Enjoy Eternal Bliss
Yndi Halda's oft-beloved debut may be an incredibly pretty example of string-filled crescendo-y post-rock, but it just feels homogeneous to me. It's like they took a half dozen different stereotypical post-rock-isms and stretched them all out into a sixty-minute record without deviating from the central style, adding new ideas, or experimenting at all. While some of the melodies are great, it all feels very "safe" and predictable. It's pretty, sure, but on repeated listens it just kind of sounds... dull. Which is weird given I love post-rock like this and apparently gave their second record ("Under Summer") a 7/10. Screw me, right?
Bang On A Can All-Stars In C
Bang on a Can try out Terry Riley's classic minimalist piece. It's an unsurprisingly skillful
reinterpretation using the 'Bang format.
Internazionale The Pale and the Colourful
Spooky ambient background beep boop synth hssshh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [OUTER SPACE!]
Wolves in the Throne Room Thrice Woven
The tinny guitar tone doesn't fit the music and the production is really questionable in parts. There are times where riffs fall flat because they simply lack the oomph that a more natural sound would've given them, or the rhythm guitar is turned down low in the mix for no reason. While previous albums had really organic sound and full atmosphere, "Thrice Woven" just lacks that kind of depth. The album does help WitTR expand their sound a little bit (there are a few second wave-y/punk riffs, and spoken word sections by Steve Von Till), but its sound presentation unfortunately doesn't do it any favors.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Luciferian Towers
More solid post-rock interspersed with that noisey drone chamber classical ambient that I love. Godspeed have opened up their style a little bit on Luciferian Towers, opting for some actual instrumental harmonies and arguably more coherent drone sections. It's a little bit different, but nothing really unexpected.

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  • Evokaphile Hey man, I been meaning to ask what your favorite bm albums of the year are :]
    September 23 12:21 PM
  • Wizard New WITTR production is fine, just really boring faster Burzum-esque stuff mixed with boring doomier passages. IMO they mastered it on Two Hunters and couldn't recapture the magic.
    September 21 09:48 AM
  • Xenophanes Hmm okay that's interesting. The art looked like a joke at first lol
    September 19 08:56 PM
  • Evokaphile bro sir dude friend man, Ultha is non-stop hard hitting. I wasn't thrilled first time I heard it but it grew on me HARD
    September 14 07:26 PM
  • mryrtmrnfoxxxy dam haha that's so cool lol
    September 11 09:59 PM

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