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|Overlooked 2016 Gems|
pls listen to these
Conductor of Storms
A darky, thrashy traditional metal record with "Fear of the Dark"-era Bruce Dickinson on vocals. Best debut album of the year; "An Empty Glass and "The Angel of Rain" are highlights.
It's Immortal worship, but it's Immortal worship done just about perfectly.
Night Hides the World
Sick traditional/power metal with tight basslines. The bookends, "Aria" and "Prophecy," are fanatstic.
Groovy, immediate melodeath. The first track in particular is superb.
Probably my second favorite debut album of the year; an eclectic doom-ish sound with a unique vocalist and excellent songwriting.
Fragments of Creation
Catchy, aggressive power metal with some awesome choruses and melodies.
|7||Cybernetic Witch Cult|
This one is really weird, but it's a hell of a good time. Surprisingly solid songwriting, instrumentation, and vocals. Stoner rock fans will find a lot to like here.
2016 has been a superb year for post-hardcore, but one of the year's very best didn't garner much attention at all. There are some killer melodies on this thing, most notably on "Violet Skies" and Sacred Fire, some of my favorite songs of the year. Sounds a lot like a heavier Coheed, mainly due to the vocalist.
This one is just some badass, accesible foreign hardcore. Good gym music, good ass-kicking music.
|If you're going to listen to just one of these, make it Medevil; everyone I've recommended it to has been impressed.|
|is 9 gonna wanna make me spin kick a cunt in the head?|
|nwobh damn haven't heard that since middle school lol. but i would rec show me a dinosaur- show me a dinosaur. you would like it|
|@grindcorecore Yes, 100%|
@Futures I think most people just call it "heavy metal" or "traditional metal," but for whatever reason I've gotten into the habit of referring to it as NWOBHM. And thanks for the rec, will check ASAP