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Sniftember -17

Sput wyd? Where's the recs? 17 stuff i've been jamming this month.
Mass VI

4.5 [post metal] It's the best band ever.
2Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Luciferian Towers

4.0 [post rock] a bit hesitant to give this a 4 honestly. But it's GY!BE afterall.

4.0 [post metal, sludge] Much like Fe(a)llow countrymen Dirge but with some loose end influences thrown into the mix that really works well.
Mitgefangen Mitgehangen

4.0 [groove rock, post rock, sludge] A new Lvmen equals a new happy day

4.0 [jazz] flee flow between free form improv jazz and tasty melodies. This is rather accessible without losing it's integrity. I recommend it quite a lot frankly.

4.0 [black metalcore] Their best one yet? One would think so.
Larga Sombra

4.0-3.5 [crust] No pasaran!
8Labelle (FR)

4.0-3.5 [downtempo, ambient] tropical breezes ahoy. This is real neat.
9Alder and Ash
Clutched in the Maw of the World

3.5-4.0 [contemporary and forward-thinking cello] With a band name that couldn't be more fitting for a forest worker like myself.
10Snapped Ankles
The Best Light is the Last Light

3.5-4.0 [krautrock] I really recommend this if you are a fan of the genre

3.5-4.0 [powerviolence, grind] much like many of the modern grind bands - but maybe better?
12David Garner
Dark Holler

3.5-4.0 [contemporary classical] excerpt: Swarming, chromatic motives that are initially introduced in a stylistically ambiguous fashion reveal themselves as pent up seeds of full throated hoedowns.
13Irreversible Entanglements
Irreversible Entanglements

3.5 [jazz, poetry] sound an awful lot like Matana Roberts. With a rhythm section with seldom seen drive and Moor Mother as pissed as ever.
Renaissance in Extremis

3.5 [black metal, death metal, avant-garde metal] holds up well in regards to their back catalogue.
15DJ Python
Dulce Compania

3.5 [latino house] A versatile and chill outing that allayall electronic music fans should try.
16Donald Hugh

3.5 [ambient] hits the spot. Field recordings and samples mixed with beautiful ambience.

3.5 [experimental, ambient] Sandwich with the most informative soundoff: Damn commies

3.5 [black metal, death metal] cheesy but done right black metal with deathly influences
Den Umgekehrten Atem

3.5 [EBM, industrial] does go pretty hard tbh in it's voidness of accentuations.

3.5 [post metal, post rock] I have a feeling this might grow on me. But for now I'm contempt with a 3.5 rating.
21The National
Sleep Well Beast

3.5 [hipster pop] Can this band do no wrong or what?

3.5 [psychedelic doom] the fuzz is strong in this one. So strong. Like literally the strongest.

3.5 [math rock] yes this is what math rock is all about.
Brutal Disciplin

3.5 [techno, industrial ish?] Varg back at it with Celldöd. Could this collab be anything but amazing?
25Joseph Shabason

3.5 [jazz, drone] electronic and eclectic mixes of jazz and drone are almost always sweet. And this is no exception
26The Doomed Bird of Providence
Burrowed Into The Soft Sky

3.5 [post rock, drone] a journey that passes a lot of serene landscapes on the way to the market.
27The War on Drugs
A Deeper Understanding

3.5 ["shoegazing"] Is this just Lost in the Dream without hits?

3.5 [ambient] the sister album to the wonderful summer trip ambient album of Labyrinth
Do Not Deviate

3.5 [progressive death metal] in the sense of osdm with a prog twist and modern production ;l
30Sam Amidon
The Following Mountain

3.5 [experimental folk] just what folk needed to keep from getting stale and boring

3.5 [emoviolence] or should I say lime? Thus I have spoken. Freakish synth breaks that don't come of as cheesy in emoviolence is always a reason to like an album.
32Vijay Iyer Sextet
Far from Over

3.5 [jazz] well done my lads. For you connoisseurs out there.
The Tower

3.5 [psych rock] starts of slow but in the end a worthwhile trip.
34death's dynamic shroud.wmv
Heavy Black Heart

3.5 [glitchy] I 3.5 everything. This comes closest to Clarency Clarity of anything I've heard. Chopped out old pop songs gets justified.
35Iona Fortune
Tao of I

3.5 [experimental, hard to pin down, downtempo] neat little sound collage almost.
Clear Language

3.5 [post rock] really mellow post rock like labradford and grails to some extent. Checklycheck!
Tanzaro House

3.5 [post metal] live studio recording - check it out if you dig the EP cos this is just as good with some interesting takes on post metal.
38Strange Broue

3.5-3.0 [psych rock] how'd yall like some satanism in your rock?
39Tera Melos
Trash Generator

3.0-3.5 [math rock] none of them twinkles, lots of them odd ball curve balls. A lot to discover in this but I don't really know if im up for it.
40Lower Slaughter
What Big Eyes

3.0-3.5 [punk, kraut rock] for all of you lacking energy when fall arrives, check this!
41Philippe Hallais
An American Hero

3.0-3.5 [experimental, electronic] feels like an improvised session. Rather noisy and glitchy.
42Hexer (GER)
Cosmic Doom Ritual

3.0-3.5 [progressive doom] has some nice parts scattered throughout but it gets a bit too experminetal for me.
43Guillermo Pizarro
Harmonic Poems

3.0 [noise, field recordings, drone] this is quite good actually but it never reaches those desirable heights.
44The Flashbulb
Piety of Ashes

3.0 [downtempo, ambient, idm] a hella lot of genres done well. Not very engaging tho.
45Kedr Livanskiy

3.0 [80's techno, dream pop] Is this Bonnie Tyler? Cos she's my new favorite artist!

3.0 [post punk, drone] almost like a Swans lite. Angular and unsettling.
Joy in the End

3.0 [techno, downtempo] chill them waves for me. It's okay I guess but not the best in the genre.
48Pessimist (UK)

3.0 [drum and bass] picks up speed about halfway through after a meh start. Motivates a good rating at least.

3.0 [electronic, indie pop] hard to pin down but some nice mellow tracks and some tracks that don't really do much for me
50Ghost Toast
Out of This World

3.0 [progressive rock, post rock] too much prog influences to be reaching any real heights
51Chelsea Wolfe
Hiss Spun

3.0 [gothic] Rather jam Wovenhand tbh.
52John Luther Adams
Canticles of the Holy Wind

3.0 [classical] choral arrangements are beaut but ultimately rather uninteresting and overlong
Undulating Waves of Rainbiotic Iridescence

3.0-2.5 [dissonant prog death] overlong and tedious but with some cool features.
54Big Brave

3.0-2.5 [drone, sludge, post rock] singer sounds like Emma Ruth Rundle, music is basic and not very engaging. Still +0.5 for cool effort
Cold Dark Place

3.0-2.5 [psych/prog rock] band has lost its bearings but still they make good stuff I think but to be fair this is rather bland.

2.5-3.0 [prog metal, heavy metal] ultra gay tryna be Rosetta and So Hideous + slowed down Maiden metal. Gotta give it to them they write catchy choruses tho.
Endless Computer

2.5 [progpunk, thrash, spacejam] with a dance band sounding name and riffs for days this still turns out rather middle o the road.
58Manchester Orchestra
A Black Mile to the Surface

2.5 [pitchfork pop] More like Manchester Borechestra amirite?
59Comeback Kid

2.5 ["hardcore"] more like Outblander amirite? No wait that didn't work out the way I wanted it to.
60Monarch (FRA)
Never Forever

2.5 [doom, drone, goth] like it goes on FOREVER and like it NEVER ends. See what I did there? Also this is boring ass doom metal.
61Fatuous Rump
Propagation Of The Foul

2.0-2.5 [goregrind] the most uninspired piece in the genre probably so Sach will dig most likely. Caustic Anatomized Stench is a highlight.
62Barcelona (ESP)
Un Último Ultrasonido Nació Y Murió En Barcelona

2.0 [noise punk] this just isn't good. Even if I get what's behind it.
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