Yep, been lurking for quite a while but I'm gonna share what I've been into the last few months so feel free to pass some recs my way.
|1||Coheed and Cambria|
In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Well first off I'd like to comment on the much improved interface for making lists. Much more encouraging! This album is what I'm listening to at this very moment, but I'm listening to COCA in regular intervals nowadays.
|2||Son of Aurelius|
Under a Western Sun
I was as giddy as a school girl seeing Ryan Gosling when I found these guys. An embodiment of my favorite genre to a tee.
|3||Tides of Man|
Young and Courageous
One of my favorites to spin on a relaxing day. Or as something to fall asleep to.
|4||Between the Buried and Me|
So fresh that I can't even spin it on Spotify (my only outlet without a consistent personal computer/laptop for massive music storage). I'm so happy they nailed this, especially since Pale Communion has turned out to be an album that doesn't sit well with me when I'm shuffling Opeth. The standout factor is that it's the first album I've found in a while worth the inconvenience of not having it on Spotify yet. Here's to hoping they waste no time putting it on Spotify tomorrow.
Written in Blood
Another rendition of my very favorite genre. Not quite as enthralling as Son, but I was very happy to find a band that pleased me the same way Phinehas does.
|6||August Burns Red|
Rescue & Restore
I'd rather not list every album, but I've only recently started to really get into these guys and love each release in different ways. This record piqued my interest just enough and the deed was done when I revisited Thrill Seeker and fell right in love.
Lost Forever // Lost Together
Another that took me some time. I feel like a shame that I found BMTH's third album and thought "why aren't there more bands like this". Now enlightened, I realize that that will never hold a torch to anything Architects will ever do.
|8||Haste the Day|
Old HTD came straight out of my younger years and it fell off soon after Keech took the helm. I eventually came full circle when their reunion was announced and then this album absolutely blew my mind. Currently stands with Coma and a few others as my nominations for AOTY.
Unto the Locust
Really all albums aside from the nu-metal phase, I chose Locust because this was their first new release after I had first really tried em out.
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Always loved Maiden, but this record prompted me to really dig into their discography. Work of art.
Chaos of Forms
This is a group that I want to know more bands around. I only know of a couple others that have a similar sound but none that really get close enough (necessity of not being a clone considered)
Past is Prologue
Awake got me hooked on Tycho but when I heard PBS this one became a favorite. I don't know nearly enough groups that have the same chill vibe as them and the next one on my list.
I didn't like Baths immediately, but when I came around to em it went straight to love.
Contexture: Gods, Men & The Infinite Cosmos
Their previous records don't really intrigue me like this new one does, though it did help me appreciate them more. Very tasty mix of sounds.
It began when my sis got me into Mama, I'm Swollen and once I was enlightened by the almighty Ugly Organ and Domestica there was no turning back. Entire discography is just amazing, I would like to hear more groups in the same genre without lacking the artistic weirdness Kasher and co consistently dole out.
Individual Thought Patterns
I admit to my blasphemous ways of not recognizing Chuck as my lord and savior any sooner than I did. May he have mercy upon me. When I realized how much they and Machine Head among others had such direct on my favorite band (Trivium, in case you don't know/forgot) I righteously felt like a moron.
My dad piqued my interest here, but I had a renaissance once I found out that LaRocque took part in Individual Thought Patterns. But correct me if I'm wrong, I'm pretty sure it was still mostly Chuck if not entirely.
|18||Hail the Sun|
Along with the next two, easily the quickest addition to my very favorite bands. Absolutely mindblowing to me as a drummer.
I had expressed my love for them some time ago but after I found Opeth I was disappointed to realize not many others had the same sort of "it" factor they did until I found NeO.
Lift Your Existence
I honestly prefer most tracks on this record without any vocals, here's another drummer's shoutout to the genius drummer enthroned with a group that he really overshadows but in the best way (not to discredit the amazing writing in any way)
Act of Depression
It took me some time to really appreciate the roots. The Changing of Times was the closest I got, but this opened me up to an important step in the progression of metalcore.