|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
Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It
2018 - This should be higher on the list
2017 - Check out their visual album https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzB-cuxBqdk
2018 - Favourite avant-garde (one man black metal) band, which just happens to be Hungarian.
|17||An Autumn For Crippled Children|
The Light of September
2018 - These guys never disappoint.
2018 - Blackgaze release of the year.
2018 - First time listening the band, only heard Om earlier. Marijuanaut's Theme is huge.
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. https://haenesy.bandcamp.com/
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.
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.
|10||Tiny 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
|1||Pianos 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.