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Because I do not want a list of 1,421 albums I will be removing as I add.

Last updated: 12/06/14
Removed:
Morowe
The Sound Of Rescue
Outwailed

Added :
Fen
Downfall Of Gaia
Schematics For Gravity

Created by: tea[m]ster | 08.02.2014



1. Alaskan - Despair, Erosion, Loss
(atmospheric sludge metal) Their best release yet. Notes that create moods of anguish and up lifting, crushing massive walls of sound filled with verve. 4.0 ↓
2. Alcest - Shelter
(post rock/shoegaze metal) Is this even metal? Who cares. Beautiful and transient odes by the indistinguishable mastermind Neige. 4.7 ↑
3. All The Empires Of The World - Sunscraper
(instrumental post metal) I seem to remember not liking their previous stuff but this album is awesome. Light and ethereal on one hand and dense and foreboding in the other. Unique sound too for post metal. 4.1 ↓
4. Allochiria - Omonoia
(post/psychedelic metal) Terrific mixture of post/psychedelic metal and female vox. Obscure Sphinx comparisons are inevitable. Go read R'Vanniths review. 4.9 ↑
5. Around The World In 80 Days - Euphoria
(post-something) Russia, again. A bunch of different sounds and it's refreshing. I hear, post, alternative, electronica, indie, sludge...and it's from song to song, not WITHIN the songs. Experimental to say the least. 4.7 -
6. Coffinworm - IV.I.VIII
(blackened death/doom) A conundrum of chaotic, dark and brutal death metal. Tempo and time changes ensure all these twisted elements compliment and play nice with each other. 4.6 ↑
7. Crib45 - Marching Through The Borderlines
(post/sludge/alt) Very explosive and powerful sludgy/alternative landscapes. Aggressive electronics give off a more industrial feel too. Huge album. 4.5 -
8. Downfall Of Gaia - Aeon Unveils The Thrones Of Decay
No spoilers, yet. Stay tuned...ok, I posted a review, check it out. 4.6 -
9. Echoes(UK) - The Pursuit
(post metal/sludge/post hardcore) Huge debut record from the UK. Think CoL's crushing bass and wall of guitars, Rosetta's down-tuned melodies and DSHS hardcore vocals. 3.8 ↓
10. Eden Circus - Marula
(post/alternative) Reminds so much of Soen, Karnivool and Tool. Great writing and production, a terrific sound. Every song is different and has a memorable theme or landmark. Some record company better sign these guys. You heard it from me first :) 4.8 -
11. Elysion - Someplace Better
(alt rock/gothic metal) Guilty pleasure. Sometimes I need cheesy, radio friendly, over-produced mid-tempo songs. Oh, and her voice is great. 4.3 ↑
12. Falloch - This Island, Our Funeral
(post rock/atmo/folk) I don't wanna give too much away...for REASONS!!! 4.7 ↑
13. Fen - Carrion Skies
(atmospheric black) It's a grower, don't give up on it. A more straight-forward approach, simpler song structures and very 'black". The clean vox and production are nice improvements. This is one of my favorite bands on Earth right now. 4.8 ↑
14. Fjort - D'Accord
(post hardcore/screamo/crustpunk) Something from this genre I can actually stand ; The vocals are usually the turn-off. Not so here. Delectable riffage and cohesive sound production are additives for success from this little German band. 4.0 -
15. Griefrain - Spring Illusion
(post black metal) Cold and isolated atmosphere much like Fen but the production is a bit more detailed. Bodacious and dramatic, the melodies are pretty original for a genre that's fast becoming universalized. 4.5 -
16. Harakiri For The Sky - Aokigahara
(post rock/shoegaze) Austrian 'hipster" black metal. Yes I said it :) This genre is my new fad at the moment and this record is a prime example of the depressing and mournful melancholic compositions these bands are writing . 4.6 ↑
17. Have A Nice Life - The Unnatural World
(avantgarde/noise/experimental) Hazy, metallic and droning. Versatile shoegazing at its rawest. Very different for me...and addicting. 3.8 -
18. I Wish You Were Here - Observers
(post metal/space rock) Russia does it again. Mix post metal with some post hardcore with some spacey elements = a real tripped out experience to some dense guitar riffs. 4.5 ↑
19. Impure Wilhelmina - Black Honey
(post/sludge/alternative) Sludgy post metal with actual melodies. Clean and harsh vox, nice production. Reminds me of Hum and City Of Ships. 4.5 ↑
20. Irreversible - Surface
(post metal) Check out my review, it would make my day. 4.7 -
21. Jakob - Sines
(instrumental post rock/metal) A successful return. Pelican-like prowess and Isis-like mystique rolled into one. They separate themselves in the crowded field because of the production and unique sound structures 4.5 -
22. Kerretta - Pirohia
(instrumental post rock/metal) Much like Jakob but their is some really cool use of different instrumentation. Amazing it all works together. 4.5 -
23. Lacuna Coil - Broken Crown Halo
(gothic metal) Ever since I heard "Swamped" during the ending credits of "Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines" I have been a huge fan. Not their best release to date maybe their "mystique" is wearing off a bit - it is still solid enough for me. Cristina Scabbia's voice is huge...arena rock huge. Her best performance yet. 4.0 -
24. Lantlôs - Melting Sun
(post rock/atmospheric/shoegaze) I've liked Herbst since Líam and this keeps that sound rolling with added vox. Gorgeous atmosphere from front to back guided by excellent production. 5.0 -
25. Lord Mantis - Death Mask
(sludge/industrial) Loud and heavy but yet precise and a lot of detail. Songs are very memorable and I love the vox. 4.5 -
26. Moanaa - Descent
(post metal) This stuff is so good I wrote a review for it. Check it out. 4.7 ↑
27. Moonlit Sailor - We Come From Exploding Stars
(post rock) Pure, unique sounding post rock ala GIAA and EITS, you can get all their stuff FOR FREE on their BC page. 3.9 -
28. Mortals - Cursed To See The Future
(sludge/doom/drone) All female outfit playing thick, dense music. The production is great and the aura is monolithic. 4.0 ↓
29. Nasheim - Solens Vemod
(atmospheric black metal) One-man band creating mystifying soundscapes making you feel like you are trudging through a dreamlike timberland. For fans of Fen and the like. 4.3 -
30. Nux Vomica - Nux Vomica
(experimental/post black metal) A really incredulous mixture of genres. Three loooong songs displaying an assortment of sludge, post, punk, black and psych ideas. You will need some serious stamina to trudge through them all. 3.8 -
31. Pet Slimmers Of The Year - Fragments Of Uniforms
(post metal) Just dam good instrumental (very sparse vocal content) post metal. Accessible guitar frameworks translate into very notable songs. The layered guitars add some real verve. 4.9 ↑
32. Plebeian Grandstand - Lowgazers
(crust punk/grindcore/sludge) Throw black metal, screamo, hardcore, death metal and whatever else you want into this metal potpourri of diabolical madness. 4.6 -
33. Relic Point - VIXI
(blackened sludge/doom) High quality release from Russia. Song structures are basically all the same but have enough tempo changes to hold your attention. Feel the hatred. 4.2 ↓
34. Rolling Through The Universe - Machines In The Sky
(sludge/doom metal) Loud, drawn out and expansive, this shit from the oaks of the American Northwest is as dreary as their homeland. 4.1 -
35. Schematics For Gravity - Absence Of Weight
(instrumental post rock/metal) Good variety of songs and clean production from this veteran group. Plenty of build ups and atmospheric surprises. 4.5 -
36. Show Me A Dinosaur - Dust
(post rock/metal) Mostly instrumental post rock-ish but it has a few "surprise" moments. Great production on well-written songs. SSDB, but the sound "feels" different. 4.5 ↑
37. Sleepstream - They Flew In Censored Skies
(instrumental post rock) Building on their debut, this post rock band from Greece has all the intangibles to hang with the big boys in the crowded post genre. 4.0 ↓
38. The Mire - Glass Cathedrals
(post/prog) Precise mixture of progressive metal's tight compositions and post metal's lush landscapes and aesthetic appeal. Waited 3 years for this. 3.7 -
39. This Social Coil - After The Day Before
(post rock/alt/indie) Something different, non-metal. I really love this album. Check out my review please. You may be tempted. 4.8 ↑
40. Thou - Heathen
(sludge/doom) Layers of organized guitar fuzz and deep, impenetrable bass and drums lay the ground work for some caustic sludge metal. Beware, it's heavy as fuck. 4.5 ↓
41. Tides Of Man - Young and Courageous
(instrumental post rock) SSDB, but this sticks out in the crammed post-rock crowd, probably because of the shade of prog metal camouflaged in the music. 3.8 -
42. Winds With Hands - Untitled
(instrumental post metal) Nothing ground breaking but I so love that Isis sound. A soothing semblance of dark, sullen atmosphere reverberates through the music. Plug in, sit back and chill. 4.6 -
43. When Icarus Falls - Circles
(post metal/atmospheric sludge metal) Another CoL clone done very well. This EP has a small but impressive array of songs covering everything from astral moments to dark and haunting riffage to thick bass lines and drums. Hopefully this is a prelude to a huge LP. 3.9 -
44. Whirr - Sway
(post rock/shoegaze) These veterans are back with another sad, gazy romp through gloom-ville . Production is a bit "clearer" this time - it may put off fans. 4.5 -
45. Yarn Of Norna - Ronové
(atmospheric sludge metal) Along with Poland I think Russia is right in the midst of a post metal uprising. I like when bands trend back to that old CoL sound. Nothing fancy but powerful waves of layered guitars, deep bass and a man screaming his head off. 4.0 -
46. Yob - Clearing The Path To Ascend
(sludge/stoner metal) Gigantic record. Monolithic sound. They added a bit of progression and melody this time around. A really solid release. 4.5 -



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Diverge - 12.02.2014 at 01:53  
Now these are the kind of releases I'm looking for. I'll check them out at the end of the week.

Nice start to the list, mate.
R'Vannith - 12.02.2014 at 14:05  
Some of these sound promising, judging from your words (an added bonus to your yearly list for sure!). I'll try Elysion first.
Pazdzioch - 12.02.2014 at 18:33  
Nothing "post" when it comes to WoD imo, simply atmo black.
Neiluria - 19.02.2014 at 17:03  
There are a lot of bands do not know That I in your list.
I'm curious, I'll pick a few
Rodney - 19.02.2014 at 23:31  
Nice to see so many off-site bands featured. I'll have to try and keep up with your list this year some good picks so far.
Monolithic - 26.02.2014 at 11:33  
Mourning Dawn, Jay. Mourning Dawn is missing.
Diverge - 06.03.2014 at 04:52  
Hmm nice choice for AOTY so far...I must admit that Dirge's newest didn't quite capture me entirely. I'd give it a solid 8 out of 10, but I thought the last half of it was awesome.
tea[m]ster - 07.03.2014 at 01:53  
Written by Diverge on 06.03.2014 at 04:52

Hmm nice choice for AOTY so far...I must admit that Dirge's newest didn't quite capture me entirely. I'd give it a solid 8 out of 10, but I thought the last half of it was awesome.


It lives up to my high expectations. I won't say too much more about it because I am working on a review for it
R'Vannith - 21.04.2014 at 10:21  
I've never heard Greek post-metal and all of sudden I'm treated to two great releases, Allochiria's Omonoia and Sleepstream's They Flew In Censored Skies. Nice stuff.

A Russian rise in the genre sounds interesting, will definitely be having a listen to Yarn of Norna. The new Crib45 album might be of interest to you, has a fair bit of that early CoL sound as well, I'd say.
Uldreth - 21.04.2014 at 14:12  


Check this out man, not metal but I'd say you'd dig this.
tea[m]ster - 21.04.2014 at 17:12  
Written by R'Vannith on 21.04.2014 at 10:21

The new Crib45 album might be of interest to you


Thanks for the rec, I will check it out. There are a lot of Russian suggestions on my list, it's quite amazing!
tea[m]ster - 21.04.2014 at 17:15  
Written by Uldreth on 21.04.2014 at 14:12

Check this out man, not metal but I'd say you'd dig this.


Some garage rock, nice. I'd say there is some punk influence as well.
Uldreth - 21.04.2014 at 18:03  
Written by tea[m]ster on 21.04.2014 at 17:15

Written by Uldreth on 21.04.2014 at 14:12

Check this out man, not metal but I'd say you'd dig this.


Some garage rock, nice. I'd say there is some punk influence as well.

Yeah there is defo some punk here, I'd say this is lo-fi noise punk/pop with some post-hardcore influences.

Also Chino getting blasted for Crosses?
Weird cause on most forums/sites I've been at, Crosses was really praised.
!J.O.O.E.! - 21.04.2014 at 18:04  
Why are you surprised at a grind album having minute long songs? That's a standard characteristic of grindcore. For example.
Mr. Doctor - 21.04.2014 at 19:55  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 21.04.2014 at 18:04

Why are you surprised at a grind album having minute long songs? That's a standard characteristic of grindcore. For example.


Woah really? NO WAY!!!

Nah but seriously. Rule #1 for grindcore listening: Listening to songs is stupid. You listen to albums.
It's the whole that is much greater than the sum of the parts. I actually don't care about songs in general, no matter the genre... I care more about the overall feeling of the album.
!J.O.O.E.! - 21.04.2014 at 20:02  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 21.04.2014 at 19:55


Woah really? NO WAY!!!

Nah but seriously. Rule #1 for grindcore listening: Listening to songs is stupid. You listen to albums.
It's the whole that is much greater than the sum of the parts. I actually don't care about songs in general, no matter the genre... I care more about the overall feeling of the album.

Pretty much. Occasionally there'll be a particularly standout track but on the whole albums should be viewed as albums, and not as a collection of songs. That's called a compilation.
R'Vannith - 22.04.2014 at 12:46  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 21.04.2014 at 18:04

Why are you surprised at a grind album having minute long songs? That's a standard characteristic of grindcore. For example.


Perhaps the sound of that one isn't predominantly grindcore, which might make the short track lengths a bit surprising if it has more to do with death or sludge.

That Bestial Machinery album, 136 tracks!? Surely that's a record or something?!
!J.O.O.E.! - 22.04.2014 at 12:57  
Written by R'Vannith on 22.04.2014 at 12:46


Perhaps the sound of that one isn't predominantly grindcore, which might make the short track lengths a bit surprising if it has more to do with death or sludge.

That Bestial Machinery album, 136 tracks!? Surely that's a record or something?!

I had a listen, it sounded like pretty standard grind to me more or less haha. Quite good though.

I think that record is technically a compilation so probably doesn't count. Actually Nasum has a compilation with 150 tracks on so they have Agoraphobic Nosebleed beat.
tea[m]ster - 23.04.2014 at 18:58  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 21.04.2014 at 18:04

Why are you surprised at a grind album having minute long songs? That's a standard characteristic of grindcore.


A bit of shock for me you know JOOE. I am used to those 10 minute marathon songs. That release is certainly different for me, surprising I like it
tea[m]ster - 23.04.2014 at 18:59  
Written by R'Vannith on 22.04.2014 at 12:46

Perhaps the sound of that one isn't predominantly grindcore, which might make the short track lengths a bit surprising if it has more to do with death or sludge.


You sir, are my fucking hero...couldn't have said it better myself.
Monolithic - 01.06.2014 at 20:22  
I suggest the Crib45 album as well. :] Those Finns are wonderful.
tea[m]ster - 04.06.2014 at 02:45  
Written by Monolithic on 01.06.2014 at 20:22

I suggest the Crib45 album as well. :] Those Finns are wonderful.


Yea, I've listened to it a few times now. It's pretty good. I need a few more spins to grasp wth they are doing
tea[m]ster - 22.06.2014 at 19:24  
Written by Monolithic on 01.06.2014 at 20:22

I suggest the Crib45 album as well. :] Those Finns are wonderful.


Been digging this. Very powerful sound.
Monolithic - 27.06.2014 at 21:53  
And here's another suggestion I'd drop here. Pretty much what I ask for from post-metal. lol

http://vindensang.bandcamp.com/
tea[m]ster - 03.07.2014 at 04:26  
Written by Monolithic on 27.06.2014 at 21:53

And here's another suggestion I'd drop here. Pretty much what I ask for from post-metal. lol

http://vindensang.bandcamp.com/


I promise I will check this out over the weekend. Just reading the comments on the BC page has got me fired up. Can't wait to listen.
Monolithic - 06.08.2014 at 23:52  
Well I've come back with another suggestion and this time, something with a tones of ethereal melancholy.

Transients from Foreverinmotion
Diverge - 08.08.2014 at 06:07  
Written by Monolithic on 06.08.2014 at 23:52

Well I've come back with another suggestion and this time, something with a tones of ethereal melancholy.

Transients from Foreverinmotion

This is pretty sweet, dude. Thanks for the inadvertent rec!
Monolithic - 08.08.2014 at 15:42  
Written by Diverge on 08.08.2014 at 06:07

This is pretty sweet, dude. Thanks for the inadvertent rec!

My pleasure.
tea[m]ster - 10.08.2014 at 18:35  
Written by Monolithic on 06.08.2014 at 23:52

Well I've come back with another suggestion and this time, something with a tones of ethereal melancholy.

Transients from Foreverinmotion


Didn't like the Vindersang album, but thanks anyways. I will check the latest rec from you...keep 'em coming!
Góral - 12.09.2014 at 13:37  
I just realised ION debut isn't here. I'm sure you will enjoy it: link
tea[m]ster - 13.09.2014 at 00:47  
Written by Góral on 12.09.2014 at 13:37

I just realised ION debut isn't here. I'm sure you will enjoy it: link


I will check it. Thanks for the rec!
Coolingsrock - 09.10.2014 at 01:15  
I only have one album from this whole list lol. That means I'll be back to check some of this stuff out.
tea[m]ster - 30.10.2014 at 10:44  
Written by Coolingsrock on 09.10.2014 at 01:15

I only have one album from this whole list lol. That means I'll be back to check some of this stuff out.


Added some more stuff....keep at it!
Ilham - 30.10.2014 at 17:02  
I really have to thank you for that Fjort album. I am in serious need of good post-hardcore/screamo/emo like that. If you know another band that does exactly the same thing, you're more than welcome to share.
tea[m]ster - 31.10.2014 at 03:02  
Written by Ilham on 30.10.2014 at 17:02

I really have to thank you for that Fjort album. I am in serious need of good post-hardcore/screamo/emo like that. If you know another band that does exactly the same thing, you're more than welcome to share.


As a matter of fact, I am listening to this right now...has a bit more "post" than "hardcore" but it may suit you...

http://thisiserrata.bandcamp.com/album/lautre-hemisphere
Ilham - 06.11.2014 at 01:19  
Sorry Jay I haven't listened to Errata yet, but you should know about this, if you liked Fjort I can see you liking this :


Yes Joe I love this cover

LISTEN LISTEN LISTEN

Edit: Also, there are parts that could be described as post-metal, not just post-hardcore. I'm sure I just sold it to you.
Darkside Momo - 06.11.2014 at 01:35  
You should check that latest Nojia EP, which should be right up your alley

Also, if you haven't already, give a listen to Nero Di Marte. While using different elements (but with a same post-stuff root), they have quite a similar soundscaping approach to Eryn Non Dae. (no wonder the two bands are friends and like each other's stuff, really )
Ilham - 06.11.2014 at 01:43  
If it's similar to Eryn Non Dae, I might get on the same boat as Jay and listen to Nojia. That Meliora album just blew me away. Thanks Seb.
Darkside Momo - 06.11.2014 at 02:07  
Written by Ilham on 06.11.2014 at 01:43

If it's similar to Eryn Non Dae, I might get on the same boat as Jay and listen to Nojia. That Meliora album just blew me away. Thanks Seb.

Well, no. Nojia isn't similar to END., (it's instrumental prog/post rock/metal), however it features one END. member. Nero Di Marte is. Well, sort of. I still can't pinpoint exactly WHERE, apart from their soundscaping approach. It's really weird, I kinda want to say they have the same way of using volumes of sound and shaping them, with sometines similar, sometimes different, elements. It's actually frustrating not to be able to describe it better than that
Ilham - 06.11.2014 at 02:11  
Written by Darkside Momo on 06.11.2014 at 02:07

Well, no. Nojia isn't similar to END., (it's instrumental prog/post rock/metal), however it features one END. member. Nero Di Marte is. Well, sort of. I still can't pinpoint exactly WHERE, apart from their soundscaping approach. It's really weird, I kinda want to say they have the same way of using volumes of sound and shaping them, with sometines similar, sometimes different, elements. It's actually frustrating not to be able to describe it better than that

Haha I'm so sorry, I mixed Nojia with Nero Di Marte, it's my bad. Your description is fine, I can totally picture why you recommended it to Jay.
Darkside Momo - 06.11.2014 at 02:17  
Written by Ilham on 06.11.2014 at 02:11

Written by Darkside Momo on 06.11.2014 at 02:07

Well, no. Nojia isn't similar to END., (it's instrumental prog/post rock/metal), however it features one END. member. Nero Di Marte is. Well, sort of. I still can't pinpoint exactly WHERE, apart from their soundscaping approach. It's really weird, I kinda want to say they have the same way of using volumes of sound and shaping them, with sometines similar, sometimes different, elements. It's actually frustrating not to be able to describe it better than that

Haha I'm so sorry, I mixed Nojia with Nero Di Marte, it's my bad. Your description is fine, I can totally picture why you recommended it to Jay.

Nojia was an easy pick indeed Saw and discovered them recently (report incoming), and I was really pleasantly surprised
tea[m]ster - 07.11.2014 at 03:00  
Written by Ilham on 06.11.2014 at 01:19

LISTEN LISTEN LISTEN


I just listened to the first song - boy that was fast - and it definitely sounds like something I'd enjoy. I will get around to a more thorough listen of the album this weekend. Thanks for the rec.
Oh and props to you for remembering Eryn Non Dae. I recall you liking it. It really is a nice hidden gem.
tea[m]ster - 07.11.2014 at 03:03  
Written by Darkside Momo on 06.11.2014 at 01:35

You should check that latest Nojia EP, which should be right up your alley

Also, if you haven't already, give a listen to Nero Di Marte.


Thanks for the recs DM. I will listen to the Nojia release this weekend. As far as NdM, I have heard great things about it. The album is in my music folder, just haven't gotten around to it yet. Stay tuned.
Darkside Momo - 07.11.2014 at 03:04  
Written by tea[m]ster on 07.11.2014 at 03:03

Written by Darkside Momo on 06.11.2014 at 01:35

You should check that latest Nojia EP, which should be right up your alley

Also, if you haven't already, give a listen to Nero Di Marte.


Thanks for the recs DM. I will listen to the Nojia release this weekend. As far as NdM, I have heard great things about it. The album is in my music folder, just haven't gotten around to it yet. Stay tuned.

Ilham - 24.11.2014 at 02:47  
Written by tea[m]ster on 31.10.2014 at 03:02

As a matter of fact, I am listening to this right now...has a bit more "post" than "hardcore" but it may suit you...

http://thisiserrata.bandcamp.com/album/lautre-hemisphere

I'm a bit on the fence with this one. I found it a little too long, and the vocals became too much for me after a certain point. Otherwise, very nice find it. Thanks Jay .
Diverge - 19.12.2014 at 01:34  
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