22:59 - !J.O.O.E.! Interesting. BTC draws a lot of influence from Mexican culture (might be some bands from there too). Will have to look into that movement / scene.
22:58 - 3rdWorld @Red Maybe the ones who can write a solid record I guess instead of writing a good opener and then stuffing the rest of the album with fillers.
22:57 - moonflash Apparently this underground black metal circle buisness is a thing, I discovered a similar label from Mexico, need to look into it further though. [link]
22:53 - Redn1ght How does anyone dare to release an album with shitty songs at the start staring at your face? :p
22:52 - !J.O.O.E.! Btw, I usually update this thread whenever something new from the group pops up [link]
22:49 - !J.O.O.E.! Yeah as comps go it's one of the best I've heard. The first 3 tracks aren't great but the rest are gold.
22:49 - 3rdWorld @Joe That seems to be a really interesting comp from Crepusculo negro. Of course I should've seen it coming, its the label that Arizmenda is on. Browsing music through labels is really fun.
Faal - The Clouds Are Burning 2012 9.99 Greatest mix of black,post and funeral doom ever made. It never gets boring and always surprises with something. Fast (blackened vocals and distorted guitars) sections are perfectly mixed with slower ones.
Krallice - Years Past Matter 2012 9.98 As times goes this album travels higher and higher. Classic of the post-avantgarde metal. Travel to another dimensions, it s so fucking complex that it took 2 years to get done with it. Track IIIIIIIIIIII (last one) is just grandiose and extremely powerful passage.
Bong - Mana-Yood-Sushai 2012 9.97 Bong paints very slow tracks performed in the best drone/doom metal tradition but with a oriental flavour and melody. The unusual thing about this is that drone metal may have perfect melody that keeps sounding in mind for hours after the record has been played. Sitar & Shahi Baaja of course is the epicenter of this album.
Process Of Guilt - Fæmin 2012 9.8 Angriest and darkest album of this year. Too much repetition (that usually is noticed as a weakness of this album) is actually it's strenght for true post/sludge lovers. It takes a lot more time to get in than it was with Erosion. Hugo has delivered again \m/
The Great Old Ones - Al Azif 2012 9.7 TGOO are the first french (quantitatively they outperform every country) in my list. Sound post-black performed with 3 guitars each of them evolving in different way and creating atmosphere, melody and rhythm.
Ahab - The Giant 2012 9.6. I was so surprised when I heard it first time. Is it really AHAB ? Ocean-doom-metal at it's best. As long as the bands like AHAB exist, metal will prosper.