30 Dic 2014, 14:32 de nassuttaja2It is once again time to list some stuff. It is also once again time for me to wonder why the hell I always leave making this list to the last couple of weeks before the year ends. One would think that I'd learn something from a mistake I have now made for five years in a row... oh well. I recently went through my lists from 2012 and 2013, and I am surprised by how well they still hold up in 2014 (in the lists from 2009 to 2011 things start to get a bit funky). I guess my taste hasn't changed that radically over the last three or so years in terms of disliking things I have liked in the past, but the scale of my listening habits has definitely grown in terms of new interests. As always, this year's list is very much all over the place, but that is how I like it. This is a true representation of the type of stuff that I enjoy listening to on a daily basis. None of the albums listed made it because I thought they deserved to be included, but because I wanted them to be included.
30 May 2014, 1:02 de KhanatistOk then, let's not blow this further up.
You may have noticed how my participation on this site has gotten less and less over the years (although I have the feeling last.fm is on a hiatus altogether; correct me if I'm wrong). What you did not know, though, is that I never stopped collecting these fabulous Top 50 lists by the end of each year. Lists, guys! Everybody loves them!
Now you may think: Whoah, this dude had all the time of the world to research underground's finest tunes, so if that won't make for THE ultimate best-of list, what would?
Don't expect too much for a few reasons. First, I haven't invested too much time in music - especially new music - past 2009; secondly, those .txt files dwelled on my computer for years without a direct purpose of publishing; lastly, and this is something I emphasize before posting these lists, because each list represents a preserved look back on my personal year in music without much revision. …
2 Abr 2014, 11:53 de Coffinwood_Millhttp://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d61/Coffinwood_Mill/skull2_zpse351f805.jpg
The years have come and gone, and yet for some odd reason I still receive requests for my 'Best Of' journal entries in Heavy Metal, as well as several other genres. Why I still receive these requests I have no idea, but I've relented on being an e-seclusionist curmudgeon and eternally lazy long enough to post my Best in Heavy Metal of 2012 list. I hope whatever poor soul or bored last.fm troll that reads this dated meandering of metal finds something that they haven't otherwise heard or thought to listen to since '12. Unlike the previous journal entry, many if not most of the reviews here are sourced from other writers, webzines, and various publications as noted at the bottom of the review. Also, I encourage any suggestions for albums released in 2012 that I've omitted as it's painfully obvious from my list that I can't possibly listen to everything out there.
2 Abr 2014, 7:08 de Coffinwood_Millhttp://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d61/Coffinwood_Mill/skull2_zpse351f805.jpg
The years have come and gone, and yet for some odd reason I still receive requests for my 'Best Of' journal entries in Heavy Metal, as well as several other genres. Why I still receive these requests I have no idea, but I've relented on being an e-seclusionist curmudgeon and eternally lazy long enough to post my Best in Heavy Metal of 2011 list. I hope whatever poor soul or bored last.fm troll that reads this dated meandering of metal finds something that they haven't otherwise heard or thought to listen to since '11. Also, I encourage any suggestions for albums released in 2011 that I've omitted as it's painfully obvious from my list that I can't possibly listen to everything out there.
Journal entries for 2012 and 2013 are forthcoming. No, for real this time.
23 Feb 2014, 0:55 de nassuttaja2A list of all the shows that I have ever attended and all the artist that I have seen.
AP-Fest Vol. 3
Aurinkotehtaan musiikkijuhlat '15
Hammer Open Air '10
Hammer Open Air '12
Hammer Open Air '13
Indie iltamat '12
Indie iltamat '13
Kuudes Aisti '13
Turku Saatanalle II
Unholy Alliance III
Åbo Massaker III
Epäkristus+Vomiting Skulls+Minoria @ Tillintupa, Paimio ?.?.2008
The Ocean+EF @ Klubi, Turku 27.05.2010
Rotten Sound+Trap Them+Gaza+Haust+The Kandidate @ Klubi, Turku 22.4.2011
Godflesh+Pedigree @ Tavastia, Helsinki 24.9.2011
Swallow the Sun+Oddland @ Klubi, Turku 3.2.2012
Sólstafir+Hexvessel @ Klubi, Turku 23.4.2012
Moonsorrow+Ghoul Patrol @ Virgin Oil, Helsinki 29.6.2012
Barathrum @ Darkside Club, Helsinki 30.6.2012
1 Ene 2014, 15:42 de Melonenmann
30 Dic 2013, 19:11 de eroenegativoWindhandSoma
Cult of Luna-Vertikal
The Ocean- Pelagial
The Old Wind-Feast On Your Gone
The Great Old Ones-Al Azif
Terra Tenebrosa-The Purging
Nero Di Marte-Nero Di Marte
Locrian- Return To Annhilation
Intronaut- [album artist=intronaut]Habitual Levitations/album]
Inter Arma- [album artist=inter arma]Sky Burial[/album]
God Is An Astronaut- [album artist=God is an astronaut]Origins[/album]
Skagos- [album artist=skagos]Anarchic[/album]
Deafheaven- [album artist=deafheaven]Sunbather[/album]
AUN-[album artist=aun]Alpha Heaven[/album]
Chelsea Wolfe-[album artist=chelsea wolfe]Pain is Beauty[/album]
Agrypnie-[album artist=agrypnie]aetas cineris[/album]
Thisquietarmy-[album artist=Thisquietarmy]Hex Montains[/album]
Hammock-[album artist=Hammockl]Oblivion hymns[/album]
SubRosa-[album artist=subrosa]More constant than the Gods[/album]
Ash Borer-[album artist=ash borer]Bloodland[/album]
3 May 2013, 20:03 de _kam1kaze_Mie 24 Abr – Cryptopsy, Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, The Way of Purity, The Last Shot of War
Crónica disponoble en filotecnologa.wordpress.com:
Esto va de música ligera…Yo iba a ver a los Cryptopsy…y me encontré con los Cattle Decapitation, que me gustaron más. Además tocaban Decrepit Birth y dos bandas invitadas, pero a la primera no la vimos, y la segunda no nos convencieron. Lo único destacable era la increible cantante, al más puro estilo Sabina Classen, menuda voz.
Hace ya unos diez años, puede que algunos más, dejé de seguir de cerca la escena del metal extremo. Mi mundo musical estaba en plena expansión conquistadora y el jazz se estaba abriendo camino a bocaos. Sin embargo, no la perdí de vista, la seguía en la distancia. Ahora es la realidad la que da bocaos, y me lleva por derroteros en los que no puedo encontrar mejor acompañante que el metal extremo.
Y heme aquí, recién aterrizá del Roadburn, que todavía no he asimilao, y me voy a ver a los Cryptopsy…
26 Mar 2013, 13:53 de wrathchild88Well here it is, the top 50 that no-one gives a crap about. Mine. Despite the numberings, it's designed as more of a general upward trend, rather then being 'set in stone' or something because the places will probably change slightly with every listen. Scores range from about 75/100 to 100/100, with a very steep curve up through the 70s up to the mid 80 scores if they were given marks out of 100. I really enjoyed all the albums that made this top 50.
But first, here are some albums that didn't quite make it, along with some EPs, compilations and a live album that I also enjoyed:
Hypnosia rereleased some of their earlier demos under the title “Horror Infernal”. Full of dirty thrashy goodness. There are some different songs to those released on the EP and LP, but also quite a few different versions of songs. If you want to bang your head, this is what you need.
Mekong Delta rerecorded a lot of old songs with the current (seemingly stable!) lineup and released them as “Intersections”. …
9 Mar 2013, 0:52 de baueran1. Fell Voices (USA) - Regnum Saturni
2. Ash Borer (USA) - Bloodlands (EP)
3. Rusting Sun (GER) - Far From All Light
4. Lantern (FIN) - Below
5. Encircling Sea (AUS) - A forgotten land
6. Pest (SWE) - The Crowning Horror + Black Oath (7")
7. Ekpyrosis (GER) - Weisse Nacht
8. Bölzer (CH) - Aura (EP)
9. Owl (GER) - You are the Moon, I am the Night
10. UNRU (GER) - MMXIII (Demo)
Agrypnie (GER) - Aetas Cineris
Brown Mountain (USA) - s/t (Demo)
Echtra (USA) - Sky Burial
Nocte Obducta (GER) - Umbriel (Das Schweigen zwischen den Sternen)
Shallow Grave (NZ) - Shallow Grave (Demo)
Sinistrous Diabolus (NZ) - Total Doom//Desecration
The Flight of Sleipnir (USA) - Saga
Thränenkind (GER) - The Elk