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The Coathangers Suck My Shirt
All of the fun and garage-punk, indie rock sound of The Coathangers first few releases, now with better production. A stark maturation in both the music, members themselves from the first three releases which at times were both extremely goofy, loose and raw; quite a bit less of that here with a more focused, tight-knit surfy-punk sound. The production accentuates the rock sound of the group while the riffs still remain rather punk in nature; it is not clean as a whistle but definitely polished considering the rest of their discography. Shut Up, Springfield Cannonball and Adderall are a great way to start with this one but the entire record i
Zeal and Ardor Devil is Fine
Devil is Fine is an album that is great to experience completely blind without any knowledge of what you are about to get yourself into. A mixture of Spirituals and Black Metal with some random electronic bits thrown sounds goofy conceptually but Zeal and Ardor pull it off here. The black metal, spiritual combo is the meat of the content and these sounds are beyond complimentary. The combination of these sounds creates a creepy, ritualistic atmosphere that is seemingly unique to this record. The lyrics chosen for the spirituals also compound onto this and somehow become catchy in a strange way. THE RIVER BED WILL RUN RED WITH THE BLOOD OF THE
Municipal Waste Slime and Punishment
Slime and Punishment sees Municipal Waste return after 5 years with a new album that is a bit of a return to form but in the end that form is all too familiar. Much of the album sounds like an homage to their 2005 classic Hazardous Mutation but with less memorable riffs, lyrics and just less mosh/rage inducing power. Comparisons to previous MW albums are fair game because on this record Municipal Waste haven't done much to reinvent their sound and continued with their signature Crossover sound. Municipal Waste are always reliable for a good, fun metal album and this is no exception, solid tracks all around just nothing that will blow anyone a
Endon Through The Mirror
Through The Mirror is an auditory journey that is bound to test the patience of just about any listener much thanks to the effort of the vocalist Naichi Taguro; this is a good thing. Get out the thesaurus and find synonyms of brutal: savage, vicious, barbaric, ruthless, etc. and you will have descriptions of what this person is doing with the microphone. Patience testing? In a good way?... because Naichi seemingly never stops screaming, loudly and furiously, in your ears. This band must have quite the live show. He matches the machine gun pace of the excellent backing band and compliments the great blend of noisecore, mathcore, powerviolence
Slowdive Slowdive
20+ years off would leave most artists rusty or stuck in the past but neither of these are the case with the timeless self-titled release of Slowdive. Atmospheric, dreamy and ambient poppy-gaze sounds bring on sentimental, hypnotic, bittersweet and melancholic feelings in a spot-on 45-minute run time. Every single song, every moment seems to serve a purpose and Slowdive do a fantastic job composing the album's flow. The record is flanked by mellow, slower tracks with songs in the middle made up of a mix of uptempo and quiet, timid sections. The songs really feel like they are in the perfect positions. Both vocalists do amazing work matching w
The Courtneys II
II marks a bit of a shift in The Courtneys' nineties indie rock/pop sound with a more matured, pointed approach which sacrifices some of the charm and natural feeling of what made the self-titled debut great. Much of the dropoff comes in a different vocal approach, increased production efforts and overall composition. The vocals come off as a bit too lax and they do not command as much attention as on the self-titled. The production places the vocals at a distance and adds a fuzziness to the guitars which makes The Courtneys sound a lot more like many of their contemporaries on II. These effects could be strong when used sparingly but they ar
Danzig Black Laden Crown
Black Laden Crown stands in the Danzig area of metal with a blend of Heavy Metal, Hard Blues Rock and some DOom but one word that sums up the entire album, flat. Everything about the album is gloomy, not in a intentional or positive way, and lull from the production to the riffs to Glenn's worn out vocals. At times it is borderline hard to listen to Mr. Danzig struggle to keep up and sing like hid old self, who was once one of the most energetic and talented frontmen in this side of metal. Despite the flatness, this is not the worst metal album of the year because at times some of the tracks are reminiscent of what Danzig was once the king of

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