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Let's Eat Grandma I, Gemini
A nice start. Considering this is a collection of songs from the band written when they were pre-teens and teenagers it shows a nice evolution of music all on one record. Some of the tracks sound incredibly juvenile, they literally are, yet the more developed songs like Deep Six Textbook, Shiitake Mushroom and Sax in the City really display the duos' songwriting talents and foreshadows what they would become on their followup. This record is all over the place and more of a collection than a carefully woven full-length but in the end there is a lot of variation in the content, a few really great tracks and a unique artsy ambient experimental
Sophie Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides
Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides is an adventure in a surreal, futuristic landscape that feels like a reflection of Sophie's soul. Sophie absolutely excels at creating an invigorating experience from beginning to end where every turn feels like it has purpose in creating a stunning overall album; there is no time wasted. Sophie takes us from the emotional, quiet opener to more rhythmic beat-driven bangers and then to ambient tracks with sounds that are open to interpretation and back again. The flow of the album is just perfect. The record is so diverse and has just enough of both the poppy and experimental approaches, at different times separ
The Armed Only Love
Hyper and chaotic yet surprisingly melodic noise rock/hardcore/mathcore/punk from the purposefully mysteriously Detroit musicians. Very few really know who The Armed are but Only Love shows us a band that is pushing the boundaries of hardcore with a very electronic, melodic approach replacing what usually is a traditional guitar driven genre approach with a wall of sound made up of guitars and electronic instruments. While the electronics are extremely refreshing and key to the success of the album, the very noisy production and utter amount of layered sounds can be a hindrance at times obfuscating what is going on just a bit too much. It lea
mol JORD
Nothing particularly out of the ordinary but a really nice example of the use of heavy melody in blackgaze and how fairly short songs can still bring huge emotions when songwriting chops are up to par. JORD has seven tracks that are intense, angry blackgaze with one shoegaze instrumental, Lambda, that breaks up the barrage and will remind listeners of Slowdive and the like. The vocals are intense and mostly ghastly shrieks but the band does make good use of some cleans especially in the title track ender. All in all, mol showcase strength in songwriting to create drama without needing 10+ minute tracks and they take advantage of bright and me
Messa Feast for Water
Doom metal that takes influences from jazz and relies on a cold atmosphere and a very powerful performance by vocalist 'Sara'. For the most part the music is driven by standard doom metal guitar rhythms and at times features saxophones and backings that may dredge up memories of Pink Floyd and the like. For only 50 minutes long the album feels kind of long and the true standout tracks are back to back early in the running with 'Leah' and 'The Seer' showing what Messa is capable of. Unfortunately after that the album feels samey and Feast for Water does not reach the emotional highs in the latter half besides in 'Tulsi' which features a great
Ails The Unraveling
Very crunchy and crusty black metal with two distinct vocalists sharing the spotlight. At it's best The Unraveling has a fairly upbeatsound that shows the intense painful shrieks and doomy cleans of Christy Cather and Laurie Shanaman pitted in front of consistent black metal riffs that have folk, doom and death influence. The energetic opener Echoes Waned and later Mare Weighs Down are the high points of the album as the vocalists seem to find the best balance in these tracks. The production is OK as it leaves the vocals somewhat in the backdrop lending some dread and atmosphere to the consistent howls but it gets tiresome as the guitar is so
Thy Catafalque Geometria
Geometria is a triumph immediately because it so effortlessly combines a whole host of influences and styles while still being incredibly approachable by any music fan. The album consists of 11 songs which are on the shorter side for this artist but as a whole the record feels like one journey with each track being a distinct chapter in what feels like a cinematic experience to the ears. Tamas Katai does a great job pitting the upbeat against the folksy tracks and the metal against electronic tracks. The opening track covers so much ground beginning with a jazzy rhythm accompanied by an organ and ending with bright, luscious folk vocals befor

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