2020 Picks

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2019 was meh for me... Almost absent death metal, only borderline decent oldschool heavy.... A few good surprise along the way though, and mainly female fronted doom/noise/rock bands. But overall 2019 wasn't as generous as 2018. What about 2020 now?

Here's my first picks for this year
(yes there's only one album, I've got to begin somewhere ynow)

Created by: Ansercanagicus | 10.01.2020

1. Lotus Thief - Oresteia
☆ experimental rock, with a heavy use of pitch shifted square waves, like in an atmospheric video game soundtrack, which I like a lot. The vocals are female and rather suave midrange, that's also something unusual that I dig. The music is some kind of atmo rock, sometinmes dark stoner or atmospheric black metal but still soft. There are some occasional growls, but the general tone is rock indeed.
2. Thy Catafalque - Naiv
avantgarde. This one has very little to do with black metal, right? it's all groovy folk mixed with metal and synthwave to give it punch. High energy music, very bouncy. The different sounds, being electronics, tradionnal instruments samples, or female vocals are all neat.
3. Grin - Transluscent Blades
stoner/sludge. It's heavy, it's spacy, it's psychedelic, I feel I'm being eaten by a wormhole. Lost in a grooving jam of gritty saturation, echoing reverb and immensely low freqs. How? there's no guitars. Just bass, and a freaking massive bass. And also great cover art.

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12.01.2020 - 00:12
Disagree on 2019 being meh, but top notch pick for 2020 so far
Sometimes you need a little wishful thinking just to keep on living.
13.01.2020 - 00:49
Where's Poppy??
Sometimes you need a little wishful thinking just to keep on living.
13.01.2020 - 14:05
Lol. I really didn't like it. I can acknowledge that it is unique and breaks new boundaries, but I couldn't stand neither the polished sugar pop moments, nor the alt metal/indus Marylin Manson-like moments. The 4 songs I went through were really obnoxious.

If ever I'll come back to it (which is uncertain), and if I enjoy it (which is even more uncertain) I might add it to the list. For now it's a 1-entry list.
13.01.2020 - 14:16
JoHn DoE
2019 meh? I disagree, a lot of great album came out, at least for me (my taste that is).

I might have to listen to that Lotus Thief.

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