03:49 - !J.O.O.E.! Overall I enjoyed it, despite glaring and numerous plot holes and being a too long. But I think it could have been better if it didn't want to be too many things and concentrated on just a few. Joon-ho Bong's The Host was a better
03:47 - Darth Satanious ...out of place on purpose. It is like everything, some may find that something works and some may not. Fucking traffic control in the Shoutbox,
03:45 - !J.O.O.E.! True, but Battle Royale felt clearly rooted in satire, so they got away with it.
03:43 - Darth Satanious I think they wanted to put an interesting character with her, and I believe they succeded. Her place in Snow reminds me of that chick in the instructional video of Battle Royale. A weird, kind of eccentric character that feels...
03:42 - !J.O.O.E.! Which is ironic because she was the best part of the film, but the one element which didn't belong.
03:40 - !J.O.O.E.! [SPOILERS] It's like on one hand, you have the serious and tragic tone of the film where babies were eaten etc, then on the other hand you have the caricatured, designed for humour character of Swinton. Not compatible imo.
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.