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|Mark's Q1 2015 List|
Here are some albums that I've really enjoyed in 2015 thus far, in no particular order.
|1||Lucian the Wolfbearer|
(Funeral doom) A nice concoction of funeral doom and ambient; the ambient parts are gorgeous. Even if you're not into funeral doom, you'd do well to check out the two "Paradise" tracks.
Fashion Week (Instrumentals)
(Hip-hop, experimental) I enjoyed this one more than most; while it's a little longer than it needs to be, the instrumentals stand on their own very well.
Churnmilk Peg!!/Hypatian Codex: Compendium Dub
(Experimental, house, downtempo) Experimental house with tribal beats; has a very hip-hop inspired take on things, which appeals to me. This is one of the more inventive releases I've heard this year.
|4||Dead in the Manger|
(Black metal) One of my favorites of the year. It boasts varied and inventive songwriting, and the replay value has been great.
They Became the Falling Ash
(Black metal, funeral doom) Dense and foreboding, the atmosphere is impenetrable on this one. The songwriting is powerful and moving.
Of Great Sorrow
(Post metal, hardcore) Always the overlooked band, Of Great Sorrow is vast and expansive. John Pettibone (ex-Himsa) offers up one of his best vocal perfomances.
Hauntpop Vol. 2
(Ambient, experimental) A very interesting project that mashes pop songs with ambient brilliance. Basically, where pop songs go to die; haunting but still fun as fuck. (Still need to write a review for this one, sorry AnimalsAsSummit).
(Folk, psych/indie rock) Some great atmospheric tunes on this one; it can get a little samey but it doesn't take away from the highlights being some of the best tracks I've heard all year.
Out of the Garden
(Traditional doom) Dirty-sounding doom metal with ripping guitar solos. Overall a very fun listen.
(Ambient, experimental) Beautiful wordless female vocals mix with atmospheric hip-hop beats. Highly recommended.
(Dark ambient) Vast and expansive, this album mixes field recordings with icy soundscapes perfectly. It's slow going at times, but a massive and immersive experience.
Setter of Unseen Snares
(Black metal) One man black metal that incorporates just enough outside influences to stand out amongst his peers.
(Doom metal, sludge) Songwriting is killer on this one, very epic in scope and worthy of more attention.
|Lucky thirteen, give me recs and check some of this stuff out. |
|Will check when I get off work tonight, Snox. |
|Looks like good stuff here, haven't heard any of these tho tbh lol. And i appreciate just being put on the list! no rush man, pumped 4 the rev when it comes |
|Dude, check 1-13 lol. It will happen soon man. Definitely check 10, I think you'd love.|
|Damn, I never saw your review on 1. Sounds like something I'd dig, same with 11, I'll give them a spin.|
|@CtD, definitely let me know what you think of both. Those are coincidentally the two from here that I would have rec'd you lol. |
@Arcade, thanks buddy. Never heard of Father John Misty, but I will check all three.