|2019 Halfway house|
2019 Faves so far. Relative order. Not going into depth save that till the end of the year innit. Forget that stress You. Recs welcome Sputters. Turing into an incredible year.
|1||The Haxan Cloak|
Midsommar (Original Score)
So this only just dropped but holy shit. Haxan cloak is a genius. Beautiful yet Harrowing. A rival to Stetsons 'Hereditary' score last year.
Rare Field Ceiling
Their best. Phenomenal.
The Furnaces of Palingenesia
No explanations necessary. Maybe.
|4||Waste of Space Orchestra|
Worth the wait/Hype. Two of my favourite bands combined who both put their stamp on this Psyched, Trippy adventure. Wonderful.
|5||Billy Woods, Kenny Segal|
The God Billy. Been a Kenny fan since his Teamsupreme appearances and the stuff with Self Jupiter. Good to see him on here doing the business.
Bittersweet beauty X
Free D/L Kind of Atmospheric black metal tinged, Shoegaze, Emo-ey I dunno. Fretless guitar and bass. Parts sound like Alice in Chains! I should hate it. I love it. You need to sit out the whole thing. Influences everywhere.
Fear In A Handful Of Dust
The man himself creating wistful dreamworlds to explore but with no percussion. His best album for me and thats saying something but a departure from previous.
Consistently awesome Norwegian Prog/Psych legends.
|10||Mach-Hommy & DJ Muggs|
Muggs is still fire when he's on. Great record. Grimy.
|11||The Body and Thou|
Everyday Things Are Getting Worse
Live albums are always hit or miss. THIS is absolutely phenomenal. As if it is possible they could sound any bigger than they do on record. A Shellac cover and a Born against cover but 'Beyond the realms...' especially incredible.
|12||Skaphe and Wormlust|
Iceland black metal is the heart right now. An absolute trip.
DROWN THE TRAITOR WITHIN
Return of the Master. He can do no wrong. Kind of miss the full song Lorn but hey...
Another grower with every listen. Such a talented band. I'm a sucker for those Traditional Korean instruments.
A Beacon In The Husk
They back with that madness. Still mentally unpacking this. Fantastic as ever though and their best production to date.
A Gaze Among Them
Soothing, trance inducing, Mighty drone rock.
Verge Of Collapse
Dope, Fierce, Crusty Black Metal EP
Took a while. The more drawn out melodic parts and the different Vocal style wasn't expected. Its great though.
Not as mighty as previous albums but a slow burner. Loving it more with time.
Percussion heavy dark ambient. Saw this guy in Germany he was great with a superb Visual set up.
Superb off kilter weirdness from Chris again.
|22||This Gift Is A Curse|
A Throne of Ash
Relentless. Blackened sludge/core/metal ish....
|23||Your Old Droog|
New York Hip Hop. Much better than his other release this year.
UK Post metal goodness.
A great return to my youth. A solid come back for the legendary Sci-fi death metal band despite it only including one of the originals. They kept that Nocturnus sound.
|26||Claw the thin ice|
Im adding this as an extra because its a genre I generally cannot stand. Poppy, Catchy, Indie rock but man I really like this record. The tracks make me from going 'Urgg not for me' to being won over by the end. The second track a perfect example. Jog along indie rock and into a draw out beautiful post rock song. Really good.
My Favorite Day Parade
Ok Throwing this up too. Teddy Faley is an old affiliate of the Reservoir Sound crew (Billy Woods) and dropped a great little unknown record called 'Apple Juice' in '08. This is his first since then I believe.
Mfer gonna have to round it to 30 now cos I'm weird like that. Second release featuring the gagaku ensemble but more minimal than last years Stellar 'Konoyo' I think It was the review on here that called it a 'reflection' Perfect.
|29||Primitive Man / Hell (USA)|
Two of the absolute filthiest, World ending sludge/doom bands. Best Tag team ever. Like the Natural Disasters. FAT.
You Will Know The Fear You Forced Upon Us
Another solid and abrasively punishing release from the Cleveland 3 piece. Probably my favorite by them up to now.