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01.29.19 Album of the Year 2017/201801.08.18 Bands I saw live in 2017
01.07.18 Vinyl I picked up in 201706.17.17 Got a 1 year scholarship to Japan
05.13.17 Album of the Year 201601.02.17 Vinyl I picked up in 2016
12.31.16 Bands I saw live in 201605.09.16 Album of the Year 2015
01.03.16 Bands I saw live in 201501.03.16 2015 - The year I started collecting vi
04.24.15 Writing my thesis03.14.15 Album Of The Year 2014
02.02.15 Bands I saw live in 201402.02.15 Album Of The Year 2013

Album of the Year 2017/2018

I spent my last year (2017-2018 semesters) with a scholarship in Saitama, Japan. I was kinda busy with studying an enjoying my travels, and 2017 was such a strong year tbh, that I have kept going over and over again through my list - so much so that I have never managed to publish. I have tried challenging myself with creating a list of 10-10 albums and 1-1 EPs from the last two years including a few releases from my home country. Also rec metal/shoegaze from last year that I might have missed (feels like I have missed out on 2018).
You Won't Get What You Want

21Rolo Tomassi
Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It

2018 - This should be higher on the list
20Bell Witch
Mirror Reaper

2017 - Check out their visual album
19Thy Catafalque

2018 - Favourite avant-garde (one man black metal) band, which just happens to be Hungarian.

17An Autumn For Crippled Children
The Light of September

2018 - These guys never disappoint.
Further Still

2018 - Blackgaze release of the year.
The Sciences

2018 - First time listening the band, only heard Om earlier. Marijuanaut's Theme is huge.
Mass VI

2017 - Didn't hit me that hard as many of the users here on sputnik, but still love it. Vinyl.

2018 - Surprise Hungarian release of the year, (atmo) black metal, getting international recognition too. Their new, 2019 split with the Russian Moondweller is gives an extra layer of darkness.
12Anchorless Bodies
Testet Olt

2017 - The labyrinth of disillusion. Very strong, poetry level Hungarian lyrics, decent songs, good atmosphere. Mixing their earlier melodic hardcore style with screamo and black metal, giving an interesting and rather depressing mix. FFO: Modern Life Is War, Oathbreaker, Birds in Row.
11END (NJ)
From the Unforgiving Arms of God

2017 - EP - I still have the injury mark on my right upper palm from windmilling the lamp above me while listening Necessary Death first the first time on release. Usurper is my favourite.
10Tiny Moving Parts

2018 - So much love for these guys.

2017 - A Northlane release. Their live album, Analogue Future is fantastic too, enjoyed it a lot.

2017 - Didn't particularly like their earlier melodic hardcore style (poor man's Counterparts), but their shoegaze effort got me into the genre. Love how the drums have retained their earlier hardcore feel. Some of their songs could have been written better, but even the songs I didn't like first that much grew so much on me. The remix album is superb as well. Vinyl. If you guys have anything that's similar in the shoegaze genre to this please rec.

2017 - Can't decide if I liked this better than 6


2018 - EP - Wow, these guys will be the future of metalcore, everything is perfect about this band - soaring cleans which are not gay, best type of agressive screams, the harmonizing guitars, very well built song structures. Solid.
Ordinary Corrupt Human Love

2018 - Travelled to Vienna to see them live, definetely among the top 3 live concerts that I have ever attended. Huge catharsis. Bought it on vinyl at the gig.
You're Not You Anymore

2017 - Saw the band two times on their Japan tour, the addition of the new drummer is the best part, everything else is the same quality. Have the vinyl, visited the public toilette on the album cover in Tokyo.
As You Please

2017 - Got it on vinyl
1Pianos Become the Teeth
Wait For Love

2018 - Will get it on vinyl. I'll always treasure the memories of listening and crying while travelling on Japanese trains.
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