|Most played in 2018|
Best of? Not really, that generally takes me a year or so to sort out fully. These are just some things released in '18 that I found myself listening to a lot. The order is somewhat arbitrary.
|1|| ||Violet Cold|
Sommermorgen (Pt. II) Joy
I listened to Mr. Guliyev's entire work at least 20 times since it was released, but I enjoyed the middle section the best.
The Bleakness Of Our Constant
Post/atmo-black metal caught and held my attention last year. The guy's music is just incredible.
Still digesting this album. I've been a huge fan since Killing Technology was their current record...I'm really liking what Mr. Mongrain has done.
Never blew me away, but kept calling me back.
Queen of Time
Always liked Amorphis' music, apart from the odd lame album here and there. This record easily stands with my favorites (Elegy and Skyforger, to be specific).
The Scars of Man on the Once Nameless Wilderness
How Mr. Lunn keeps upping the bar is astounding.
The Shadowed Road
Another album that didn't blow me away, but kept inviting me to listen again. Serious, lovely, engaging, classy.
Gorod never disappoints.
First heard them on their Depression Cherry album a few years ago. Liked it right away.
Riveting melodies, powerful vocals.
Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone
Not just a female-fronted band. Katherine Shepard writes, sings and plays everything. Beautifully. (Yeah, session drummers on this album, I know.)
Yeah, another post-whatever outfit. And a highly talented one at that.