Robert Garland

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09.22.16 Album Of The Year Contenders?02.27.15 Nocte's 2/12 of 2015 Report
10.10.14 Nocte's 2014 So Far08.18.14 Funeral Obsession
07.25.14 What Would You Ask Seether?06.14.14 Robert's Mid-year Report
03.05.14 Sydney Soundwave '14 Report02.04.14 Nocte's January 2014
12.03.13 Nocte's Best Albums Of 2013 05.27.13 2013 Check Outs
04.04.13 Ipod's First Quarter, 2013 11.29.12 A Very Ipod 2012
01.18.12 Doom Me?01.17.12 Ipod's 2011 One Year I'll Get It Right.
07.27.11 Itunes On Shuffle #205.21.11 Slow Night On Sputnik
03.27.11 Of Pots And Pans #2

Ipod's First Quarter, 2013

Feel free to throw on any I've missed, Here's my first quater (of mainly metal) of 2013.
1 The Devil
Gather The Sinners

When everybody was toting Ghost's debut in 2011, these guys found themselves somewhat under the radar and Just like Ghost, they're back in 2013. Traditional Doom Landscapes with a modern take. - 3.6/5
Savage Masters

Only fifteen minutes in length, this is a short burst of sludge that keep on giving. - 3.8/5
3 Rorcal

A sludge, doom, death hybrid. Quite intense for an album with numbers. The vocals are a definite high point. - 4/5
4Rotting Christ
Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy

I wasn't expecting this one to have the impact that it did. - 4.1/5
5Inter Arma
Sky Burial

Sludgy doomy posty, Incredibly steady for these newcomers to the scene - 3.4/5
6High Priest of Saturn
High Priest of Saturn

Doom with female vocals, the vocals don't overpower the music just adding when it's needed. - 4.5/5
7The Flight Of Sleipnir

Blackened folk, Building on the band's past works - 3.8/5

Folkened Black/Post metal, Same as above - 3.6/5
9Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt

Remeber this name, this Australian Punk/Grind out fit play furiously albeit shortly. - 3.4/5
Death By Fire

Relive the old days, 3.7/5
11 Eight Bells
The Captain's Daughter

The Captain's Daughter is a weird one, chances are if you have heard this album, it's because someone told you about it. So this is me, telling you about it. - 4/5
The Nexus

Corsette metal, Female led pop/symphonic almost melodic death metal - 4/5
13Appalachian Winter
Ghosts of the Mountains

Atmospheric Pagan metal, free to download as per the artist's wishes. Album art is a bit shoddy but thankfully the music holds it's own. - 4/5
The Mystery Of Time

Your Power metal AOTY thus far, Features a roster of 16 artists from various bands including ex.Kiss and Helloween. - 4.2/5
15Blut der Nacht

Black metal, hard hitting and raw. - 3.7/5
16 Boris

I hope you guys have all heard this, I'm pretty sure most of you have. - 3.8/5
IV: Mandragora

Eco-terrorist-black-metal, do I need to say any more? - 4/5
18Brown Mountain
Brown Mountain

Sludge filled post metal, largely instrumental. - 3.5/5
19 Cnoc An Tursa
The Giants of Auld

If you didn't guess from the titles, it's a lot folky : ] - 3.8/5
The Underground Resistance

These titans are back with an album to kick your face in. - 5/5
The Gift Of Life

Good metalcore, It doesn't exactly do anything out of the ordinary but it's surprisingly solid. - 3.5/5
22 Graveyard
The Sea Grave

Death metal, it had to get a mention somewhere right?. -3.6/5
23 Krypts
Unending Degredation

A titan of a record, primal, angry ready to blast your socks off. - 3.9/5
The Divinity Of Purpose

Metallic hardcore kings, The Divinity of Purpose provided everything it needed to while conforming to what made this band popular. - 3.8/5
Part One

Part Two

The Double album of doomster's Kagrenak was a short but pleasurable journey through doom's droney depths. - 4/5
Sole Creation

Ritualistic Sludge, complete with a gorilla on the album art. 3.7/5
28On Wings Of Wax
The Empty Bed

Instrumental, beautiful and thouroghly captivating. - 4/5
29October Falls
The Plague Of A Coming Age

A plague you want - 4/5
30October Tide
Tunnel Of No Light

Not as great as the other 'October' but great none-the-less. - 3.5/5
31Path to Ixtab
Black Sky

Semi raw, death metal with the occasional black metal influence. - 3.3./5

Yes, it murks. - 4/5

Context focusing on the ancient Mayan civilisation, This one-manned black/experimental/stoner project is quite the listen. - 4/5
34 Reflection Nebula

Ambient droning funeral doom. - 4/5
Shrine Of New Generation Slaves

Prog rock, doesn't have the same punch that ADHD had but it's moved outwards focusing on smooth bouncy tones. - 4.5/5
Black Out The Sun

The band is now a few albums in, this is as solid as the group's best. - 3.7/5
37 Stone Sour
House Of Gold and Bones Part 2

Who would've thought that the second chapter in this series would be the best release Stone Sour have made. - 4/5
Black Horse Plague

Massive record, built from the ground up by Sputnik's resident death metaling CaptainDooRight. - 4.6/5

Female led doom metal, it's some seriously powerful stuff. - 3.8/5
40Void Of Sleep
Tales Between Reality and Madness

Stoner/doom anthems, you know the stuff Paperback, Greg, Vovoid would all dig. - 3.9/5
41When Woods Make Graves
Consuming Darkness

Bend over and show us your dark side. This is vile, angry black metal. - 4.2/5
42Coheed and Cambria
The Afterman: Descension

While this seemed to split people right down the middle, I personally liked it. - 3.9/5
43Killswitch Engage
Disarm The Descent

It wasn't the game changer everybody was hyping for, but as far as mainstream metalcore goes, it manages to hold it's own. - 3.3/5
44 Horna
Askel L?hemp?n? Saatanaa

Some more black metal, Horna proves again and again that they know how to do it right. - 4.4/5
45 Paysage d'Hiver
Das Tor

This album is the sound of winter, contining in the same manner from previous releases Paysage make it clear which direction they are going. - 4.1/5
46 Steven Wilson
The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)

Highly anticipated, held up to all most of its promises. - 3.6/5
47Cult Of Luna

An extremely solid record in the world of post metal. - 4/5
48Mutiny Within

Although at the start of the year it's good to see these guys putting out more material, especially with Chris Clancy's powerful vocals. 4.3/5
49Of Solitude and Solemn
Of Solitude and Solemn

Noctus' foray into the world of ambient post doom metal. Has cleans screams etc. All from the work of multi-instrumentalist Joe Hawker. - 4/5
Broken Cross

More female fronted stoner doom psychedelic metal. This is a genre on the rise, - 4.1/5
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