|Top Demek 2022|
Folk/Americana. Saw this one a few months back, a fold record with pink cover, had to hit the play button. Not an expert of the genre but really enjoyed the directness and humour of these lyrics.
Post-Hardcore. Don't know where this came from, but got hooked from first listen.
Spirit of Ecstasy
Avant-Garde Black Metal with Jazz elements. Their most complicated and 'difficult' release to date. Requires many listens.
|37||Come to Grief|
When the World Dies
Sludge Metal from the titans (with different name).
Survival of the Sickest
Groovy Death Metal. Simple and to the point.
|35||Stick to Your Guns|
Pop-Hardcore. A mixture of hardcore with poppy hooks. Enjoyed that one.
Pop-Core. Catchy EP with songs to sing along to.
Bob Vylan Presents The Price Of Life
Punk/Grime. Modern and relevant to 'what's happening now' stuff.
Alt. Rock that takes you back to the 90's. If the second songs was missing (with the sweet home Alabama riff) WTF!) it would be much more consistent.
Obituary worship Death Metal. Groovy and to the point. Very enjoyable.
Chewing Gum For The Ears
Violent and genuine Hardcore from Leeds, UK. Angry AF.
|29||The Bobby Lees|
Garage Rock/Post-Punk. Great release in a very crowded and repetitive genre.
Psychedelic/Noise Rock. Music to suck you in, from the masters.
|27||The Callous Daoboys|
Mathcore. If you miss ''Dillinger...'', listen to this one.
Consecration of the Spiritus Flesh
French Black Metal. His best release of the year. Furious and chaotic. No breaks on this one. Relentless from start to finish.
Simplistic Slayer riffing with Hardcore style vocals. How this can go wrong when you have these 2 elements!?
Furious Hardcore Punk. Really surprised with this one.
|23||The Temple (GR)|
Of Solitude Triumphant
Traditional Doom Metal with good pace (not too slow), and great riffs.
Heaven Is Here
Progressive and violent forward thinking Hardcore with electronic elements. Cool stuff.
Post-Hardcore. Never really got into their previous release ''CHEER'', but the opener on ''Hygiene'' got me from the first seconds and this album stuck in the player for long time.
The Art of Fatigue
Sludgy Noise Rock. On their third album Krause found their voice with a good balance between their influences and originality. Enjoyed this one (maybe too much!).
Technical Death Metal by the most underrated band of the genre.
Of Kingdom and Crown
Heavy Metal with Chugs! Gave it a listen with ''Catharsis'' in mind and I was pleasantly surprised. Vogg made the difference. Killer groovy riffs. Maybe Machine Head's best album after ''Unto The Locust''.
Progressive Metal by OG's. They really can't release anything bad.
The Great Anguish of Rapture
Claustrophobic and haunting Black Metal. Scary stuff!
Killers Like Us
Post-Hardcore/Noise Rock from Oxbow's Eugene Robinson's other band. You cant go wrong with this one.
Sludge/Noise/Post-Hardcore. First listen on this one will remind you of Daughter's ''You Won't Get What You Want'', especially the vocal style. However, the lyrics and whole atmosphere is exceptional on this one.
tálcunnana dëhajma tun dejl bënatsë abcul’han dlhenisë ëlh inagat..
Ambient/Dungeon Synth Black Metal. His best effort this year. One long track, with haunting melodies and screeching vocals.
We're Not Here To Be Loved
Alt. Metal. 90's feeling all over the place with a bit of Deftones worship. Really enjoyable album that takes you down to memory lane (if you're old!).
Metalcore/Deathcore for people that they don't listen to core. The classical elements are nice on this one, vocals are the highlight, different from other release of the genre.
There's Always Blood at the End of the Road
Progressive Black Metal. Love this bands releases, but with this one they took it a step forward. Very forward thinking and modern black metal.
Drone/Black/Death Metal. Found this album by accident and stuck in my player with me throughout the year. Super massive and dense sound that sucks you in.
I can't categorise Cave In's music. Heavy rock with progressive and sludge elements maybe is a good description. My favourite of them after they debut album, with awesome production (Kurt Balloo).
Energetic up to date Hardcore. Bad Brains vibes all over the place on this one. Great album, looking forward to what they will offer next, cause the bar is set too high with this one.
|6||Author and Punisher|
Industrial/Drone. This should have been the original soundtrack to Dune. Amazing original material with a great Portishead cover.
|5||Birds in Row|
French Post-Hardcore. Emotional AF. Their best release so far and in a new label (Red Creek) run by the Cult of Luna guys.
How can a band from Singapore reinvent Grindcore?! Well, Hiss is the answer to that question.
Drone from the Japanese gods. Their best effort of the year in my opinion.
All That Has Never Been True
High quality dense Black Metal with massive atmosphere, and some groove! Cover is a bit meh, but the music material is gold.
|1||The Halo Effect|
Days of the Lost
Proper 90's style Swedish Melodic Death Metal. Way better in comparison to the material that the big 3 (In Flames, Dark Tranquillity & At The Gates) have released in years.