|DDD's 2017 picks|
Relatives In Descent
I'm still to figure if these fellas aknowledge what they did here. A Post Punk cohesive masterpiece with unexpected intensity and "build ups towards beauty" form start to finish.
Recd Tracks - Private Understanding; Windsor Hum; Night-Blooming Cereus
|2||The Ruins Of Beverast|
Atmospheric Black Doom
Once I put this on it looks like there's nothing else. A tribal summoning.
Recd Tracks - Exuvia; Towards Malakia; Takitum Tootem! (Trance)
Renaissance in Extremis
Akercocke's masterfull evilness will riff your brains out. Great comeback.
Recd Track - Disappear; Familiar Ghosts; Inner Sanctum
Don't expect Exoplanet 2 but a personal, emotional and layered piece.
Recd Tracks - Clairvoyant; Return to the Earth.
The Dusk in Us
Hardcore Punk Metalcore
Not their best, but far from their worst. Brilliant and unique band in their most accessible effort.
Recd Tracks - A Single Tear; Arkhipov Calm
Post Metal Sludge
This album climaxes in one of 2017's best moments - An ode to Motherhood.
Recd Track - Solitary Reign
She's came to frighten us all. For real though, this is brilliant.
Recd Tracks - Spun; 16 Psyche; Vex; Static Hum
A Black Mile to the Surface
Indie Alt Rock
Almost fiving this one. A masterpiece from a supposedly "normal" indie band.
Recd Tracks - All of them!
|9||Full of Hell|
Noise Grindcore Sludge
This will rip your face off!
Recd Tracks - The Cosmic Vein; Crawling Back to God; At The Cauldron's Bottom
|10||The Ominous Circle|
Blackened Death Metal
I can't remember of a Portuguese band more evil. Enter this trance.
Recd track - Poison Fumes
Evil Sound Screamers
Hooded Menace members making the perfect Halloween soundtrack.
Recd tracks - Mr. Beistle
Emperor of Sand
Slihgtly better than their last 2 releases, but still don't shade their classics. Band do no wrong.
Recd Tracks - Steambreather; Jaguar God
Proggy Psychedelic Post Metal
Imagine early Mastodon with sludgy Neurosis vibes going further psychedelic. This album has a story to tell.
Howling, For the Nightmare Shall Consume
...and Doom-Sludge, southern...Its practically impossible to tag but all is blended perfectly by reinvented experienced musicians.
Recd tracks - I am the Spell; Unholy Salvation of Sabbatai Zevi; 7 Reece Mews
If not them than who?
Recd track - Swing of the Axe; If Not Us Then Who
Recd Tracks - Microagression; Date with the Devil
Against all Sput...
Recd Tracks - Forever; Bleeding The Blur
|18||Employed to Serve|
The Warmth Of A Dying Sun
Not as strong as the debut imo, but perhaps a more mature and original identity achieved. Frontgirl's vocals remain relentless m/
Hard to come back this way after 15 years. Early 2000's vibe with a bit of reinvention that don't defraud what's done on the 2 previous masterpieces.
Recd Tracks - New White Extremity; Shira
Filled with beauty and improved melodic vocals. Many's 2017 AOTY.
Recd Tracks - I Saw the End; Thorn; Cruel Road.
The Assassination of Julius Caesar
When hate became love. It took its time. A true grower.
Recd Tracks - The Rolling Stone; So Falls the World
Progressive Metal/ Rock
Distinctive sound, almost abandoning metal features, but the ever surprising songwriting keeps us engaged.
Recd Tracks - From The Flame; Captive; Leaches
My favorite from this fellas. Tool&Opeth worship done right.
Recd Tracks - Orison; Opal
V - Oceans
Ascending Into Shimmering Darkness
How not to bland in a bland genre.
Recd Tracks - Involuntary Doppelgänger; Relentless Mutation
Bleak uniqueness with hidden melodies.
Recd Tracks - Estranged from Orbit; Infrared Horizon; Vacant Explorer.
Black Metal/ Gothic
First time they record an album all in Portuguese. The theme is about an earthquake in 1755 that shooked and destroyed pretty much all Lisbon.
Recd Tracks - Abanao; Todos os Santos
Wrong One To Fuck With
Recd Track - T/track
28 minutes of unpleasent "music".
End of Chapter
PostMetal/ Black Metal
Pretty different and, though it goes hard as fuck is less chaotic or insane as Blut Aus Nord or DsO. A 4 experience nontheless X).
Recd tracks - IX; X; XI.
Created In The Image Of Suffering
Good, original and somewhat dark.
Recd Tracks - Worn; Hierophant
|34||King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard|
Psychedelic Prog Rock
With 14 albums in 7 years its almost impossible to keep up. This album is dope though.
Recd Track - Polygondwanaland
|35||The War on Drugs|
A Deeper Understanding
|36||Gang of Youths|
Go Farther in Lightness
When I want to say "yes" to life.
Recd track - do not let your spirit wane; Achilles come down; say yes to life
|37||Siberian Hell Sounds/Convulsing|
BlackDeath HC (Coast Rec)
These 2 tracks of 20 minutes are insane! Hard to tell which is better actualy...both tracks explore new millenium BM dynamics to the edge.
|38||The Body and Full Of Hell|
Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light
Experimental, Electronic NoiseGrind
More than a split, this is a fusion of both bands. To dance and slit your wrists...
Recd Tracks - Earth is a Cage; Didn't the Night End; Master's Story
OSDM Hardcore (Dewinged Rec)
If you like osdm and hardcore jump on this ASAP.
Recd tracks - Survival; Seeding
Full of power, beef and filthiness on this one.
Recd tracks - Merciless Watcher; Clockwise Metamorphosis; Vernal Gracer
Trance of Death
Of Erthe and Axen: Act II
Black Metal Folk
With All Their Might
|46||All Pigs Must Die|
|47||Get The Shot|
Stranger In The Alps
Turn Out The Lights
Me and my girl like this.
Fun practical joke made into 2019 Portuguese Eurovision finalist.
Recd Tracks - Adoro bolos; Celulite
|51||Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds|
Great entry on Nick Cave's massive discog.
The Cosmic Cornucopia
"Comprised of the highly lauded Dim And Slimeridden Kingdoms, Gastronomicon and Born Of Slime as a 3 disc digipack set. Journey through the decrepitude of Slugdge's first three years, translating the terrible portents of the netherslugs who permeate the fabric of our very reality, and spare yourself total metaphysical annihilation at the slimy feelers of our new gastropod overlords. Wrap your dry, desiccated cadavers in slime imbued fineries, and attempt to achieve transcendental levels of repulsiveness, while simultaneously howing your devotion to the lord of all reality. Praise Mollusca."