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106 cool recent finds
1Atrofia Cerebral
Matanza Extrema


noisecore - 4.7/5
Who would've guessed the definitive noisecore band would come from Peru of all places? This is their 1989 debut. The band broke up in the early 90s and then made an unexpected comeback in 2015. This album still holds up as one of the gems of the genre. Raw, loud, dingy, shitty, firing on all cylinders the whole time. A beautiful barrage of pure, pissed-off senselessness, yes, but I think the main reason why these guys are so lauded by fans of the genre is because of their sense... for senselessness. Know what I mean?
2Atrofia Cerebral
Fase Critica


noisecore - 5/5
This is their most recent album, came out in 2021. I like this one even better than that one ^. Despite coming out so recently, it sounds SO OLD. I really don't get how they did it. To me, it's like an alternate-timeline version of Napalm Death's Scum that's actually good. And it's really, really fucking good. I love the sound they got out of each instrument so much, but the aspect that shines the brightest for me is the combination of the ridiculously pingy and resonant drums with the senseless, unhinged vocals. Absolutely harrowing stuff.
3Bluetile Lounge
Lowercase


slowcore - 5/5
This album is so achingly beautiful that sometimes it actually hurts to listen to. Precious. I like it better than the second album for its lack of distortion.
4Coprobaptized Cunthunter
Failure Prosthesis


goregrind - 5/5
Weird ass album, but not immediately noticeable as such. It doesn't actually do much different than your average goregrind album, but it just sounds... different for some reason. The production could be part of it. But I think it's also that these guys just have an especially keen sense of pacing and "songwriting" when it comes to these very short bursts of gory goodness. They'd probably be great at regular grindcore too. A very addicting album once you let it in.
5David Liebe Hart
Astronaut


comedy - 5/5 - You're familiar with this guy if you ever watched Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! on Adult Swim. That show had a lot of recurring guests - Tim and Eric would purposely pick performers/actors that technically aren't very good but were nonetheless confident in their abilities. David Liebe Hart was always my favorite out of all their guests. On the show, he would improvise wholesome songs with messages meant for kids, like "stay in school," "eat your veggies," etc., and he'd mix the songs with ventriloquism, often having his puppets "sing along" with him. The reason I love him so much is because he never came off as overly confident in his abilities. He does have a great singing voice, but he's clearly not very adept when it comes to the technical aspects of songwriting. Despite this though, he still just owns what he does and doesn't try to act like anything he's not. He comes off as incredibly pure in this way. Listen to this album. I promise you'll laugh.
6Effluence
Necrobiology


free death/experimental brutal death metal - 5/5
AOTY for me so far. Matt Stephens's greatest achievement yet. No one has ever done what this guy is doing. It may initially appear as just senseless, unhinged bdm, but it's really more of an avant-garde soundscape. Listen to the track 'Growing' and you'll immediately see what I mean. Also, don't think plants can be brutal? 'Saprophytic Floral Engulfment,' 'Carcass Botanification,' and 'Absorbed by Vegetation' say otherwise.
7Effluence/Blowtorch
Split


free death/experimental brutal death metal
8Francisco Lopez
DSB


field recordings/musique concrete/sound collage - 5/5
One of the most transportive things I've ever heard. Like being inside a breaking-down submarine.
9Francisco Lopez
untitled #284


field recordings/musique concrete/sound collage
10Francisco Lopez
Silent Trains [Korea]


field recordings
This might be a 5 too. Apparently, the etiquette in Korea is to remain quiet when you're riding a train. So you can hear all the sounds of the train and the surrounding environment, but what really stands out is the silence of the passengers. It's so, so tense.
11Last Days of Humanity
Putrefaction in Progress


goregrind - 5/5
These guys might've been the best to ever do it.
12Sissy Spacek / K2
Sissy Spacek / K2


noisecore/harsh noise - 5/5
One incredible 15-minute long noisecore/noisegrind track by Sissy Spacek, then three tracks of the two artists together making some searing harsh noise. Amazing stuff. One of my favorite noise releases.
13Sulfuric Cautery
Chainsaws Clogged With The Underdeveloped Brain...


goregrind - 5/5
More goregrind perfection. Also one of my favorite album titles ever: Chainsaws Clogged with the Underdeveloped Brain Matter of Xenophobes
14Artificial Brain
Labyrinth Constellation


(revisiting)
tech/prog death
I heard this when it came out, probably once or twice, slapped a 4 on it and never came back to it. That was back when I was way too generous with my 4s. Upon revisiting, this thing is a ahrd 4.5. It's got so many layers to it and such a unique atmosphere. I've only heard a few other dm bands mix distorted and clean tones this way, and I absolutely love the way these guys do it.
15Cuntshredder
Vomit into Bitch's Ass


slam
Some of the worst production I've ever heard. Awesome.
16Collider
-><-


noise pop/alt rock/shoegaze
One of my favorite albums of the 2010s. Never heard another band that sounds quite like this.
17Deep Jew
Ugliest Man / Dog Blood


noisecore
Awesome noisecore that's very heavy on the noise.
18Diphenylchloroarsine
Subterranean Existential Warfare


slam/bdm - a ahrd 4.5/5
Both of these albums absolutely destroy. Probably my favorite slam/slamming bdm after Devouring Humanity.
19Diphenylchloroarsine
Post Apocalyptic Human Annihilation


slam/bdm - 4.1/5
20Farben
Textstar


microhouse/glitch
21Graham Lambkin
No Better No Worse (Vol. 1)


sound collage/musique concrete/field recordings
22Ground Zero
Revolutionary Pekinese Opera, Ver. 1.28


sound collage/turntable music/plunderphonics
23Ground Zero
Plays Standards


experimental rock/sound collage/turntable music
24Ground Zero
Consume Red


experimental rock/drone/noise/turntable music
25Herbie Hancock
Sextant


jazz fusion/jazz-funk/avant-garde jazz
26Herbie Hancock
Crossings


jazz fusion
27Jenovavirus
Demo 1


slam/bdm
28John Coltrane
The John Coltrane Quartet Plays


post-bop/avant-garde jazz
29Lil Ugly Mane
Volcanic Bird Enemy and the Voiced Concern


(revisiting)
trip-hop/plunderphonics/alt rock/idk
First time I heard this, I gave it a 3. But it eventually worked its way up to a 4.5. Really gets under your skin after a while.
30Marco Zenker
Channel Balance


breakbeat/ambient techno/ambient dub
31Patricia Taxxon
Bicycle


idm/progressive house
Can't believe she already has a new album out after the 7-album series she put out last year. That, and it's really, really good.
32Putridity
Degenerating Anthropophagical Euphoria


bdm
33Shed Theory
Lurch Theory


plugg/cloud rap/experimental hip-hop
Bumped this from a 4 to a 4.5 recently. Very unique stuff. But it also seems like the logical progression from where cloud rap/trap finds itself these days.
34Marlon DuBois
Less Than What Is Supposed to Be More Than Enough


plugg/cloud rap/experimental hip-hop
This is the main guy from Shed Theory, so same type of thing basically.
35Skin Tension
Skin Tension Fucking Dies


idk, jazzy psychedelic free metal or something
36Talons'
Rustic Bullshit


indie folk/slowcore/field recordings
Never heard anything quite like this either. Love the way they work field recordings into these short, touching, and incredibly natural-sounding indie folk pieces. Love the lyrics too.
37Tantric Bile
Cursed Conception


free improv/gorenoise/European free jazz/sound collage
Another project of Effluence's Matt Stephens. Absolutely bonkers.
38Tantric Bile
Amidst The Manifolds Of Adraa


[2]
39The Gerogerigegege
Instruments Disorder


noisecore/harsh noise
Why is this thing so satisfying? I don't know, it just is.
40Utarm
Apocryphal Stories


black noise - 4.6/5
By far the best black noise I've come across so far.
41Agonal Breathing
Pure Agony


bdm/slam
42Barkly Street Goat Squad
Barkly Street Goat Squad


harsh noise
Delicious harsh noise. Crusty, dingy, and chock-full of unexpected sounds.
43Bby Goyard
The Secret Lies With Charlotte


trap/plugg/pop rap
44Blank Banshee
Blank Banshee 1


vaportrap/wonky/"utopian virtual"
It's too bad vaportrap didn't take off a bit more, but I do understand why. Most releases of the style are half-baked Bandcamp fodder that sound like they were made in 20 minutes. To my knowledge, Blank Banshee was the only one that took an approach to the style this professional and technically advanced. Just check out 'Cyber Slums' or 'LSD Polyphony,' this stuff is amazing.
45Boxhead Ensemble
Two Brothers


post-rock/chamber music/ambient americana
46Brutalism (USA)
Solace in Absurdity


bdm
47Commuter (USA-OR)
Inner SE Industrial


harsh noise/field recordings
Blasts of malevolent harsh noise mixed with field recordings made in the Southeast Industrial District of Portland, Oregon. The field recordings are meant to depict the sordidness of this area: homelessness, drug abuse, decaying infrastructure, etc. And the atmosphere of the recordings matches the surrounding harsh noise perfectly. Harrowing.
48Dave Holland
Conference of the Birds


avant-garde jazz
49Dead Congregation
Graves of the Archangels


death/doom
50Deepthroat Records
Death to the World Vol. 1 (Various Artists)


noisecore/harsh noise/gorenoise
51Disgorge
Consume the Forsaken


bdm
52Felicia Atkinson and Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
Limpid as the Solitudes


eai/ambient/musique concrete/field recordings
53Kikagaku Moyo
Mammatus Clouds


psych rock/psych folk
54Meat Beat Manifesto
Subliminal Sandwich


illbient/trip-hop/ambient dub
55Miasmatic Necrosis
Apex Profane


goregrind
56Mnemonic Wetbrain Syndrome
Mnemonic Wetbrain Syndrome


slam/bdm
57Neoandertals
Neanderthals Were Master Butchers


caveman dm
Death metal with no guitars. Just bass, drums, and vocals. Sick stuff.
58Nojsbojs / Yesmeansyes
Split


noisecore
The Yesmeansyes side is laughable, but the Nojsbojs side rules.
59Philip Samartzis and Eric La Casa
Captured Space


field recordings
60Postcoital Ulceration
Continuation of Defective Existence After Multiple


bdm/slam
61Teratology
The Lingering Stench of Anatomopathological Scum


bdm/slam
62The Fun Years
Baby, It's Cold Inside


ambient/drone/post-rock
Super, super underrated band. All their albums are great but these two are my faves.
63The Fun Years
God Was Like, No


[2]
64Tropical Interface
OM1


deconstructed club/epic collage/UK bass
65Xeno and Oaklander
Sentinelle


coldwave
Another super underrated band.
66Zammuto
Veryone


folktronica/indietronica/plunderphonics
Go listen to 'It Can Feel So Good' right now. One of the most delightful works of "plunder" I've ever heard.
67Anomalistic
Human Decimation


slam
68Blastocystia
Upper Triassic Slamcataclysm


slam
This album is literally about a bunch of pissed-off dinosaurs fighting to the death downtown and crushing all in their path and if you don’t think that’s the brootalest shit ever then fuck out my face
69Cardiomyopathy
Promo 2018


goregrind
70Chloroma
Chloroma


experimental bdm
71Coprocephalic
Gluttonous Chunks


bdm/slam
72Deep Fried Embryo
Fun with Fecal Matter


noisecore
73Deep Fried Embryo
Decaying Dinner


noisecore
74Deflowered Cunt / Deche-Charge
Split


noisecore
75Disavowed
Perceptive Deception


bdm
76Disentomb
The Decaying Light


bdm
Production on this is a bit too clean for me, but man, does it riff, and it's got a really sweet, demonic atmosphere too.
77Dysmorfectomy
Disembodied Anomalies


bdm/slam
78Figure Study
Figure Study


coldwave
79Five Pebbles
forgetmenot


noise pop/shoegaze
80Giraffage
Needs


vaportrap/wonky/future bass
The second best vaportrap after Blank Banshee. Not quite on Banshee's level, but getting there. Apparently this guy used to make more chiptune-type stuff, and switched styles to the chagrin of some fans. This was the first thing I heard by him tho, and I love it, sooo... yeah.
81Golden Living Room
Post-Internet


vaporwave/"utopian virtual"
82GONOCOCCUS
sessions #1-6


gorenoise
This one's better...
83GONOCOCCUS
sessions #10-15


gorenoise
...but this one's weirder. It's like... ambient gorenoise. It's not an assault on the ears, it's just really creepy. Some of the most inhuman vocalizations I've ever heard.
84Henry Threadgill's Ensemble Double Up
Old Locks and Irregular Verbs


avant-garde jazz/modern creative
85ICYTWAT
Cyber Palace


vaportrap/cloud rap/instrumental hip-hop
86Lymphatic Phlegm / Neuro-Visceral Exhumation
Wide Opened Thoraco​-​Abdominal Tract / Bathed In


goregrind
87Magik Markers
BOSS


noise rock/indie rock/shoegaze
88Mothersuperior
Demo 2016


noisecore/black noise/war metal
89Mothersuperior
Infernal Honor


[2]
90Neural Indent
Brainless Infant


free death/experimental bdm
Another project of Effluence's Matt Stephens. Dude is a machine
91Neural Indent
Diprosopus


[2]
92Neuropsychosis
Indulging the Depraved


bdm
93Organectomy
Domain of the Wretched


bdm/slam
94Party Cannon
Injuries Are Inevitable


slam
95PeelingFlesh
Slamaholics, Vol. 2


slam/beatdown
96Regurgitated Entrails
Demo 2022


bdm/slam
97Scab Addict/Fuckworld
Split C7 Tape


noisecore
98Septage
Septic Decadence


goregrind
99Septage
Septic Worship


goregrind
100Sir E.U and Tony Kill
African-American Psycho


experimental hip-hop/industrial hip-hop/sound collage/noise
101The Intelligence
Icky Baby


shitgaze/garage punk
102The Lounge Lizards
The Lounge Lizards


no wave
103Vektroid
Seed & Synthetic Earth


progressive electronic/digital fusion/'utopian virtual"/idm
104Zenker Brothers
Cosmic Transmission


breakbeat/ambient techno/dub techno
105Zyanose
Why There Grieve?


noisecore
106Baalsebub
The Sickness of the Holy Inquisition


bdm - a ahrd 4.5/5
holy FUCK does this thing go.
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