1 Jan 2015, 12:09 by loldongs34
2 Apr 2014, 11:53 by 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 May 2012, 22:13 by digestionGilead Media Music Festival
April 28th and 29th, 2012
Electric Lounge & Lanes, Oshkosh WI
Saturday, April 28th
Darger + Plague Mother
I’m not generally a noise enthusiast, but this 15-minute collaborative set was closer to drone than harsh noise and it started the day off on a surprisingly pretty note. I enjoyed this set more than I anticipated, despite the phalanx of photographers standing between the crowd and the performers, taking close-up pictures of their shoes and shit. I’m sure everyone will be very excited to revisit those photos of Darger’s shoes.
This melodic punk band was definitely an oddball on a bill packed with experimental metal. They reminded me of Hot Water Music or something and they had great energy and helped set the eclectic tone for the weekend.
I have weirdly picky taste when it comes to doom metal, and this Iowa trio didn’t really do it for me. They were naturally quite loud and slow but there was nary a melody to be…
2 May 2012, 15:27 by kxwSat 28 Apr – Gilead Media Music Festival
Showed up when Hell was finishing their set. Wished I showed up sooner, since the last two songs they played were amazing. Fell Voices laid everything to waste. Vocals weren't mic'd, but you could hear them clearly. After a brief respite, Ash Borer took the stage. There aren't words to say how awesome their set was. All I could do was listen to the music and let my mind drift into chaos.
The next day, all I had a chance to see was Mania. Not being up in front, and being short, I could really only see the drummer. It wasn't until after the set did I realize that the guitars were being pumped in through computers. I was impressed.
Had to leave after that, since it was a 5hr30m drive back home. Wish I could have stayed to see False, Barghest, and Thou. It's a shame because I heard they all put on a great show.
Many thanks to everyone who put this all together, it was extremely enjoyable. …
21 Dec 2011, 00:47 by P_cell(As seen on Equivoke)
2011 was another great year for music, there was so much great shit released by hard working groups and labels that again it was a tough year to make a list. I always feel as though I should wait like a month or two after the new year to make a list like this since I do usually miss an amazing record and regret not putting it on the list. Going from #20 to #1 this time.
Enjoy and GFYS.
#20. SubRosa - No Help For The Mighty Ones
Label: Profound Lore Records
Beneath the Crown
I still can’t get over how those violins sound like trumpets, and its just so cool. What a great sludge/doom release that I was very surprised by. Majority females in this band with a semi-Neurosis/A Storm of Light aesthetic and sound floating about it, melancholic with a psychedelic flavor sprinkled throughout. …
27 Sep 2010, 23:39 by P_cellhttp://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u111/pathological_frolic/Comic%20Art/59933_496445265760_511910760_7223168_1727093_n.jpg
Yeah it's something everyone on this site does I guess, so it's my turn. While I'm in Toronto I see as many bands/artists/shows as I possibly can without interfering with my studies.
Here's the list (which will be updated frequently I think) without any particular order:
Wolves in the Throne Room (x2)
A Storm of Light
Abigail Williams (x2)
High on Fire
Decrepit Birth (x2)
The Faceless (x2)
6 Sep 2010, 20:57 by nutriotThis week’s Mary Anne Hobbs show featured a guestmix by legedary dubstep pioneers Digital Mystikz (Mala & Coki). I’m quite amazed the tracklists includes only one track from the Return II Space LP, this is supposedly unreleased music.
01. Martyn Vs. Mike Castle – All Night
Digital Mystikz Mix
02. Grace Jones – Love You This Life (Digital Mystikz Remix)
03. Digital Mystikz – Education
04. Digital Mystikz – Marduk
05. Digital Mystikz – Eyez
06. Digital Mystikz – Emergency
07. Digital Mystikz – 2 Much Chat
08. Digital Mystikz – Runway
09. Andreya Triana – Town Called Ob (Digital Mystikz Remix)
10. Digital Mystikz – Enter
11. Digital Mystikz – Animal
12. Digital Mystikz – Enter Dimensions
13. Digital Mystikz – Horrid Henry
14. False – Disease/George Washington
15. Ben Frost – Theory Of Machines
16. Vaccine feat. Riya – Like A Dream
20 Mar 2010, 08:56 by P_cellhttp://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u111/pathological_frolic/berserk%20banners/428196_10150694459960761_511910760_11535662_1605055371_n.jpg
This is my collection of records so far, always growing. I have quite a few CDs as well but I'm just doing records.
Any questions or corrections leave a comment.
Absu - Azathoth Composing Session (Pre-ABSU) Rehearsal 12" double red/black marble vinyl (limited to 300).
Absu - Return Of The Ancients demo 12" gatefold single red/black marble (limited to 300).
24 Apr 2009, 17:08 by HeliosphanerNumber in the brackets stands for number of weeks on the top.
JUNO RECORDS TOP 10
01.04.03.01 Tony Lionni / Radio Slave - Berghain 03 Part 1 (1)
02.01.03.01 False - Love Letters (1)
03.06.04.03 Andy Stott - Brief Encounter
04.02.10.01 Minilogue - My Teenager Gang (5)
05.03.08.01 Grit / Sen - Satellite Religion (1)
06.12.04.06 Mick Rubin - Fernweh EP
07.15.05.07 2020 Soundsystem - Sliding Away (Johnny D Remixes)
08.08.09.03 Dplay - Huub Sand
09.07.08.04 dOP - The Genius Of The Crowd
10.05.09.03 Thriller - Swarm/Hubble
11.17.03.11 Radio Slave - No Sleep Part Six
12.21.02.12 Seldom Felt - Seldom Felt 5
13.10.06.10 Grit / H. Schacht - Infinite / The Samuvar
14.11.11.01 DJ Sprinkles - Brenda's $20 Dilemma (2)
15.16.04.15 tobias. / Efdemin - Phantasma Vol. 1
16.09.07.08 STP - The Fall (T++ & Peverlist Remixes)
17.13.05.07 Dosem - Silent Drop
18.34.03.18 Quantec - Subliminal State EP
10 Apr 2009, 19:12 by HeliosphanerNumber in the brackets stands for number of weeks on the top.
JUNO RECORDS TOP 10
01.01.08.01 Minilogue - My Teenager Gang (5)
02.02.06.01 Grit / Sen - Satellite Religion (1)
03.03.07.03 Thriller - Swarm/Hubble
04.05.06.04 dOP - The Genius Of The Crowd
05.04.07.03 Dplay - Huub Sand
06.34.02.06 Andy Stott - Brief Encounter
07.08.09.01 DJ Sprinkles - Brenda's $20 Dilemma (2)
08.12.05.08 STP - The Fall (T++ & Peverlist Remixes)
09.07.03.07 Dosem - Silent Drop
10.06.06.03 Tolga Fidan & Anthony Collins - Violente / La Cedence
11.18.04.11 Grit / H. Schacht - Infinite / The Samuvar
12.13.06.03 Nhar / Timid Boy / Darkmaze - Split France
13.10.06.05 Alex Moments & Matt Brown - Yakamoz EP
14.09.09.06 Intrusion feat. Paul St. Hilaire - Little Angel / A Night To Remember
15.11.10.04 Mathias Schaffhäuser & Friends - Unequal Equality Part 1