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Twisted_Psychology
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:47 pm 
 

I'm not very familiar with Weyes Blood but her new album is absolutely fantastic.
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PvtNinjer
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:51 pm 
 

Yeah, I just checked it out today, it's really great. Definitely the best singer songwriter type stuff I've heard this year. Except maybe the Better Oblivion Community Centre album.

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Byrain
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Joined: Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:45 pm
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:23 pm 
 

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Altar de Fey - The Insatiable Desire​.​.​. For More

For those who miss that 80s classic west coast deathrock sound, but this sounds more malevolent than lot of what was made back then. It does help they originally formed in the 80s despite not really recording much back then.

https://altar-de-fey.bandcamp.com/album ... e-for-more

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MARSDUDE
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Joined: Fri Apr 29, 2005 8:17 pm
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Location: Canada
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:00 am 
 

The new Cage the Elephant album—Social Cues—is pretty damn good as long as you remove the Beck track. Sounds more post-punk revival with synths, like newer Franz Ferdinand. Overall I like it much better than Tell Me I'm Pretty.

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Morrigan
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:06 am 
 

There is a new Ice Ages out and that makes me happy.

https://iceages.bandcamp.com/

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Napalm_Satan
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Joined: Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:27 pm
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:46 pm 
 

https://adarook.bandcamp.com/album/crisis-sigil

Crisis Sigil is a one-woman project from Canada. This self-titled debut EP shows off a noisy strain of hardcore. It's no frills and vicious, just how it should be - and a damn short release, too. Not reinventing the wheel but still killer.

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deopisi
Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:14 pm
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 6:38 am 
 

Some interesting comments in this topic, I'll give a listen sooner or later.
I'm enjoying these albums:

Nivhek - After its own death / walking in a spiral towards the house. Side project of Liz Harris (Grouper), I feel like I'm suspended out of my body.

Brutus - Nest. Emerging band at their second full-length, raw and very emotional, as good as the acclaimed self-titled album, maybe even better.
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jimbies
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Joined: Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:52 pm
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Location: Ontario, Canada
PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 8:39 am 
 

Here are some things released in April I really dug:

Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising
Sprawling and theatrical. I love her lyrics. Everything about this is powerful.

Thayer Sarrano - Wings Alleluia
Lana Del Rey and Marissa Nadler have a child, but it's in a swamp.

Quelle Chris - Guns
Lyric heavy off-the-wall hip-hop. For fans of Danny Brown (sometimes he jacks his style a little too much)

Dave Hause - Kick
Anyone that's into Brian Fallon or Gaslight Anthem might like this. Although, some of it sounds closer to mid 90's radio-friendly alternative rock. A lot of hooks.

The Tallest Man On Earth - I Love You. It's A Fever Dream
This folk record is so beautiful. Well worth a long wait since his last record in 2015.

Craig Finn - I Need A New War
Anyone who has listened to Craig's solo records of The Hold Steady knows what to expect. Lyrically, he is one of the best to ever do it. Every single song could and should be blown into a full-blown movie script. The instrumentation on this is very good, sometimes jazzy, sometimes big-band/swing in a way.

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tomcat_ha
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 3:41 pm 
 

i guess my so far favourites are:

New Rome which already has been name dropped
Gets Worse - Snubbed is some top tier powerviolence
Torso - build and break is top tier d-beat
The Budos Band - V is some good afrobeat but the new record got more rock in it
Mdou Moctar - Ilana might be this years best desert blues record. We've been swamped kinda with p decent stuff from west africa in the last couple years and this new album breaks the mold a bit.

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LycanthropeMoon
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Joined: Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:53 pm
Posts: 194
Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 4:54 pm 
 

I'm really digging the new Get Up Kids album "Problems", which I wasn't expecting since I was not at all fond of the last one. It's definitely a return to form, but not a forced and awkward sounding one. Grade A angst right here tbh.

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Z0MBIE
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 12:29 am 
 

jimbies wrote:
Craig Finn - I Need A New War
Anyone who has listened to Craig's solo records of The Hold Steady knows what to expect. Lyrically, he is one of the best to ever do it. Every single song could and should be blown into a full-blown movie script. The instrumentation on this is very good, sometimes jazzy, sometimes big-band/swing in a way.


This has become probably my most listened album this year, so far. Thank you so much for sharing!
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jimbies
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Joined: Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:52 pm
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 8:52 am 
 

Z0MBIE wrote:
jimbies wrote:
Craig Finn - I Need A New War
Anyone who has listened to Craig's solo records of The Hold Steady knows what to expect. Lyrically, he is one of the best to ever do it. Every single song could and should be blown into a full-blown movie script. The instrumentation on this is very good, sometimes jazzy, sometimes big-band/swing in a way.


This has become probably my most listened album this year, so far. Thank you so much for sharing!


Nice! His other solo work and The Hold Steady's discography is absolutely worth checking out, although with the amount of music they have put out, it can become a rabbit hole. Enjoy!

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wraithlike
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:23 am 
 

Igor is fucking incredible. This is some real good modern soul.

ZUU is a fun album also.

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jimbies
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:14 am 
 

Some records from May:

Vampire Weekend - Father Of The Bride
Vampire Weekend finally returns with their first record since 2014. It's exactly what you would expect. It might have a few filler tracks on it (it's quite long) but the first half of the record is phenomenal

Alex Lahey - The Best Of Luck Club
Great no frills rock record with huge hooks and great production. I had never heard of her before this record. I checked it out blindly and wasn't disappointed.

Alanna Eileen - Artifice
Quiet singer-songwriter, kind of whimsical at times. For fans of old Tori Amos

Frankie Lee - Stillwater
Americana singer-songwriter. For fans of Bob Dylan / Neil Young. This record is even better than his last one, and he branches out a bit (Is that a waltz?!) The ballads are fantastic. Great lyrics.

Justin Rutledge - Passages
My favourite Canadian singer-songwriter. One of the smoothest voices around. This isn't his absolutely best effort (That would be Valleyheart), but it's still really good. Although, I think the timing of the release is off-season. These songs all sound very autumn/wintery. I bet I will get more into it during those seasons.

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CHAIRTHROWER
Methed-burnt rogue babelfish

Joined: Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:10 pm
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Location: Canada
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:24 pm 
 

Allow me to encroach:

I hereby recommend, with all the knurled, albeit centurian and patient, enthusiasm of a hoary willow oak, the following for stoner metal/rock phans who will soak up these hard-driving and chillaxing, liberating and winsome vybes faster than you can caw "Pshaw!":

1) Valley of the Sun_Old Gods

https://valleyofthesun.bandcamp.com/

This one sounds like a cathartically killer, grungy albeit astrally melodic criss-cross betwixt Soundgarden, AIC, COC and a tad of Kyuss thrown in the brew...utterly recommended to the nth power!


2) The Riven_The Riven

https://theriven.bandcamp.com/

Holy Roly! Killer femme fronted stoner rock bordering on the "heavy" s(l)ide - in both musical, as well as 60s lingo, terms, mind...Fans of Night Viper need this in their cakeholes asap,
as the singer sounds like a real live-ringer for Sophie-Lee Johanssen...No fooling, it's simply awesome, stuff, dudes...


3) The Lucid Furs_No God?...No Problem!*

https://thelucidfurs.bandcamp.com/

Slick. I mean, Grace Slick of Jefferson A. would have a fit (of celeritously rampant adulation, what else?!) upon gleaning these wanging D-Troyt fandanglers...Discard the turgid band name, as well as creepily suggestive album cover(s), and what you've got is a slambashing amalgam, or melange, rather of Coven (from Jinx-y daze of yore) and Psychedelic Witchcraft, yet another oh-so-turgid, if not awkwardly bromidic and trite, band moniker notwithstanding...

*(This last, swampy outfit which subtly/slightly borders on the metal side of the spectrum (ho-hum), could possibly pass the mods' super (a)stringent requirements for band submission approval; however, I won't be the one to take the risk as the last thing this chair-burt needs is yet another mordantly searing castigation by Midnight Ryder in that oh-so-ambiguous regards.

p.s. The sardonic as fuck emoj can be slipped in right here, btw.)


My work, for now, is complete. Enjoy!

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Red_Death
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:47 am 
 

Heard a couple of songs off Trust in the Lifeforce of Deep Mystery by The Comet Is Coming and was totally blown away; thing is I really have almost no listening experience with jazz and its many forms, so yeah it just might be that I'm easy to impress as an enthusiastic first-time listener (thank fuck I can still muster enthusiasm for new things). But this just sounds so damn vibrant and alive, groovy and incredibly catchy, and on occasion brooding ("Blood of the Past"), just great. Seems the combo of electronics - seems spacey synths mostly here - and jazz is my thing (first more extensive experience was so called dark jazz there's some amazing works in the style), something I'd never guess say 10 years ago. Gonna get myself the album but yeah, I'm pretty sure it's definitely a worthwhile one in 2019.
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Dustroy_Troly
Metal newbie

Joined: Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:29 pm
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:03 pm 
 

Red_Death wrote:
Heard a couple of songs off Trust in the Lifeforce of Deep Mystery by The Comet Is Coming and was totally blown away; thing is I really have almost no listening experience with jazz and its many forms, so yeah it just might be that I'm easy to impress as an enthusiastic first-time listener (thank fuck I can still muster enthusiasm for new things). But this just sounds so damn vibrant and alive, groovy and incredibly catchy, and on occasion brooding ("Blood of the Past"), just great. Seems the combo of electronics - seems spacey synths mostly here - and jazz is my thing (first more extensive experience was so called dark jazz there's some amazing works in the style), something I'd never guess say 10 years ago. Gonna get myself the album but yeah, I'm pretty sure it's definitely a worthwhile one in 2019.

I was impressed by that one as well. I've only given it one listen but I'm planning on giving it more. Really catchy stuff like you said.

Other stuff I've liked:

The Claypool Lennon Delirium's South of Reality - Reminds me of the first Pink Floyd album at places. Which I'm not even a big fan of, but this is cool.
Youtube: show


The Devil and the Almighty Blues' Tre - I guess this is more rock than metal. It's pretty heavy tho and the vocals are nice and riffs catchy.
Youtube: show


Helium Horse Fly's Hollowed - This is really ominous and fucked-up sounding stuff. Some metal moments but mostly experimental rock with creepy female vocals.
Youtube: show


Amon Tobin's Fear in a Handful of Dust - Seems like it didn't get a great reception in general but I enjoy it quite a bit. Nothing spectacular but pretty good nonetheless.
Youtube: show

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tomcat_ha
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Location: Netherlands
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:52 am 
 

i listened to the new crypt trip album for the first time since i saw em live and i realized that its a serious candidate for best hard rock album of the year.
its just such a fun blend of psychedelic, country and plain hard rock. Sort of an american take on classic UFO yet for some reason nothing else really sounds like it. https://crypttrip.bandcamp.com/

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dystopia4
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Joined: Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:47 pm
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Location: Canada
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:50 pm 
 

Billy Woods - Hiding Places
Quite possibly my album of the year so far. It's very gritty and has an experimental edge - especially where the beats are concerned. There's a lot of clever and hard-hitting lyricism, too. That line "no man of the people, wouldn't be caught dead with most of y'all" makes me smile every time.

Bill Callahan - Shepard in a Sheepskin Vest
Easily one of my most anticipated albums for this year. It's really good and he handles having 20 songs on one album like a champ. His lyrics are as insightful and intriguing as ever (and he still can be quite funny at times). Only downside is it doesn't seem to have standout songs quite as jaw-dropping as the highlights of Eagle and Apocalypse.

Defeater - s/t
Thought they were going to further pursue the post-hardcore sound after Abandoned, but they dial it down a bit here. Flawlessly executed hardcore with killer drumming and magnificent production.

Shin Guard - 2020
Very good skramz/hardcore stuff. The poetry reading type thing in that one song is a bit much, but on the whole it's a real scorcher.
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