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Emma Ruth Rundle and Thou May Our Chambers Be Full
This album is an emotional dirge ranging from despair, to failure and anger, finally ending on notes of desperate frustration but somehow at the same time, hope? The fact that all of these feelings are expertly conveyed in just a 38 minute runtime makes the album endlessly listenable. The creative dynamic of Emma and Thou paired with exciting song writing and the perfect amount of grungy 90s influence makes this my most listened to album of 2020 and the perfect emotive embodiment to all the emotions found within this year
5.0
01.08.21
Crippled Black Phoenix Ellengaest
Road hymns for the end of the world is immediately what comes to mind when I think of this release. In the year of 2020, nothing could be better; Ellengaest has served as the perfect backdrop for the stress, difficult situations, and heartbreak that has abounded this year. Their no genre rules approach to making music serves the thematic ideas of hardship and loss perfectly.
5.0
01.08.21
The Reticent The Oubliette
Probably one of the most emotional albums of the year for (with the exception of the top 2). The concept of the album almost overshadows the music and truly is the highlight of the whole release. The music itself is the perfect brooding mishmash of Opeth, Queensryche, and Tool influence which for the most part lends itself perfectly to the overall concept. Best Song: The Oublietter
4.5
01.06.21
Drown (US) Subaqueous
An absolute monolith of melancholia, the funeral doom found within this album does not feel sparse like on other releases but instead is drenched in reverb. This creates almost a suffocatingly lush environment. Drown easily live up to their namesake. Best Song: Mother Cetacean
4.0
01.06.21
Thaetas Shrines to Absurdity
An amalgamation of all things modern death metal. Shrines to Absurdity is..absurd: odd skronky riffs barrage over a grindlike intensity. There is definitely just the right amount of hardcore influence as well to make this album ridiculously fun. Best Song: Blood Distilleryr
4.0
01.05.21
Undeath Lesions of a Different Kind
This is a death metal tour de force of old school influence seen through a modern lens. It?s chunky groove laden riffage doesn?t take away from the gore soaked atmosphere. Some of the best death metal songs of the year are found on this release. Best Song: Kicked in the Protruding Guts
4.0
01.05.21
Afterbirth Four Dimensional Flesh
An eclectic unique album that is not quite the sum of its parts. Individual moments are top tier but added together the flow of the release feels uneven.
3.5
01.04.21

shoutbox » all posts 
  • JasonHellhound YOU SUCK!
    March 20 12:16 AM
  • loneNLwolf Hey there, fellow Facelift song.
    November 6 05:31 PM
  • slipnslide every song is classic!
    May 7 05:33 PM
  • DirtyDan Yeah there really isn't such thing as a bad Amon Amarth song. They are probably the most consistently awesome band out there.
    April 22 05:46 PM
  • NodScene23 You got solid taste man!
    May 10 05:43 AM

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