Thumbs up: +7
Pretty much every album that's caught my attention over the year, including non-metal. (Variety is a virtue, y'know )

I'll only be commenting on albums that I've given enough time to really form an opinion on. Chances are albums that failed to interest me beyond a first listen will eventually be removed from the list.

Also pay in mind that there won't be many occasions where I talk about an album I didn't enjoy, simply because I only get albums when I'm pretty certain that I will end up enjoying them.

Updates will (hopefully) be constant.

Created by: Lethrokai | 11.04.2014



1. Swans - To Be Kind
Experimental Noise Rock - There are no words. A mastery of sonic-assault. A build-up of sound to epic proportions. 9.7/10
2. Clipping - CLPPNG
Experimental Hip-Hop/Rap - Incredibly original. Beats range from static to alarm clock noises to synth-rhythms that alter every 10 seconds. "Story 2" has potential to be song of the year. 9.1/10
3. St. Vincent - St. Vincent
Art Pop - Great production. Great performance. Incredibly original, and really shows off just how good an art pop release can be. Even the lyricism on this thing is amazing. 8.9/10
4. Cynic - Kindly Bent To Free Us
Progressive Rock - Cynic have moved away from their metal roots, adapting to themes that really fit a spacier, more "indie" vibe. That being said, this is still clearly Cynic, and the brilliant textures that riddle this album help make it a definiteive progressive album, and perhaps even Cynic's best yet. 8.8/10
5. Vampillia - My Beautiful Twisted Nightmares In Aurora Rainbow Darkness
Avant-Garde Metal - Considering this band released two albums in less than a month, this is incredible. Pure Japanese avant-garde goodness which I would recommend for any fan of the genre. Haunting, soothing, beastly but beautiful. The title is the perfect description of the album itself. 8.8/10
6. Gazpacho - Demon
Progressive Art Rock - Atmospheric, solidly written and original all at the same time. What's not to like? 8.7/10
7. Tobacco - Ultima II Massage
Wonky / Indietronica / Hip-Hop - Some of the filthiest electronic stuff you'll find out there. 8.7/10
8. Destrage - Are You Kidding Me? No.
AreYouKiddingMeCore - Incredibly creative and unique, taking on tendencies from ALL OVER the spectrum, this is perhaps the best metalcore-related release I've seen to date. 8.7/10
9. Death Grips - Niggas On The Moon: The Powers That B (Disc 1)
Experimental Hip-Hop - A fantastic 1st parter to Death Grips' final release, with Bjork's vocal samples providing a central beauty to Ride's harsh aggression. 8.6/10
10. Kishi Bashi - Lighght
Indie/Art Pop - An absolutely beautiful album that perfectly portrays a feeling of happiness. Brilliant production also fuses the use of synths and violins to give the album its very own unique soundscape. 8.6/10
11. Sukekiyo - Immortalis
Alternative Metal - Kyo does it once again. Solid, unique alternative metal from start to finish. 8.5/10
12. Vampillia - The Divine Move
Avant-Garde Metal - Brilliant avant-garde stuff that really fuses brutality with a Japanese flair of beauty. 8.5/10
13. Closure In Moscow - Pink Lemonade
Prog-Rock / Post-Hardcore - Is this a Mars Volta rip-off... maybe. But I'll be damned if it doesn't pull off the style in great fashion. 8.4/10
14. Grey Widow - I
Black/Doom/Noise/Sludge - Heavy, heavy stuff. Generally not my usual alley, but this was damn well executed. 8.4/10
15. BADBADNOTGOOD - III
Instrumental Jazz-Fusion/Hip-Hop - While it isn't as good as the masterpiece that was BBNG2, these guys seem unable to release anything substandard. Great stuff. 8.3/10
16. Numbers - Three
Progressive Metalcore - FINALLY we get something actually interesting from that djent-influenced metalcore scene. It's about bloody time. 8.3/10
17. Jack White - Lazaretto
Blues Rock - A brand new take on the genre, with stunning results. 8.2/10
18. Toehider - What Kind Of Creature Am I?
Progressive Rock - The definition of having a good time with rock. Playful, over-the-top, humorous, but most importantly, a damn good/unique release, which makes it even more surprising that it was all written/performed by one man. Oh, and that man has a voice that could put most of the legends to shame. 8.2/10
19. Snarky Puppy - We Like It Here
Jazz-Fusion / Prog Rock - Perhaps the best live album of the year, and maybe even of all time. Absolutely outstanding performance. 8.2/10
20. Liars - Mess
Experimental Electronic Rock - Really unique and creative. I can't exactly elaborate further than that, other than by saying it makes for some great music memes too. FACTS ARE FACTS AND FICTION'S FICTION. 8.2/10
21. The Liturgists - Vapor
Devotional - This EP is the closest anything has ever gotten me to persuading me to start believing in God. Absolutely beautiful music. 8.1/10
22. Neneh Cherry - Blank Project
Art-Pop / Trip-Hop - Hypnotisingly addictive. Can cycle you through the full range of emotions. 8.1/10
23. Serdce - Timelessness
Progressive Metal - A great fusion of many great names in the genre such as Cynic, Dream Theater and Symphony X to create something completely of its own. 8.1/10
24. tUnE-yArDs - Nikki Nack
Art-Pop / Freak-Folk - A strong release with unique composition and a fun Afro-American edge for variety. 8/10
25. Epica - The Quantum Enigma
Symphonic Metal - This should be the bar for how symphonic metal should be done. Everything is done right, but just never steps beyond the boundaries that it sets. 8/10
26. Lethe - When Dreams Become Nightmares
Electronic Trip-Hop / Experimental Rock - Pretty much Manes with a female vocalist, but whoever said that was a bad thing? 8/10
27. White Hinterland - Baby
Art Pop - An incredibly pure-hearted release, where the effort that went into it really shows. 8/10
28. Los Random - Pidanoma
Experimental Prog Metal - Fun and addictive, but with a much darker edge to it this time around. 8/10
29. Fungoid Stream - Prehuman Shapes
Borderline Funeral Doom - Gripping and incredibly unique. One of those weird cases where I end up saying you have to "experience it" instead of just "listening to it". 8/10
30. Words Of Farewell - The Black Wild Yonder
Progressive Melodeath - These guys might be to 2014 what Persefone was to 2013. 7.9/10
31. Odonis Odonis - Hard Boiled Soft Boiled
Noise Rock - It can be hard hitting and softly subtle at times. I now get the title. 7.9/10
32. Lantlôs - Melting Sun
Blackgaze - Definitely a key album to make its way into the rising Blackgaze scene. While I'm still having trouble getting into the sound, this album definitely does nail it. Yet another album where I'd probably say it deserves a score higher than what I give it. 7.9/10
33. Perfect Beings - Perfect Beings
Crossover Prog - Good fun. 7.9/10
34. Murmur - Murmur
Avant-Black - Beautifully constructed. 7.9/10
35. DVA - NIPOMO
Folktronica - Incredibly varied and original take to the sound. Definitely a lot of promise showing through. 7.8/10
36. Benevolent - The Covenant
Extreme Prog Metal - Really driving stuff, with a sound I haven't heard done this well in a LONG time. 7.8/10
37. Anubis Gate - Horizons
Prog-Power - I generally don't enjoy PP releases to often. This is one of the clear exceptions. 7.7/10
38. Juçara Marçal - Encarnado
Vanguarda Paulista - Yeah... I don't know what that genre means either... What I do know is that this album has no bass or drums, yet manages to shine greatly thanks to the amazing latin vocals, guitar lines and other various instruments that are brought into the mix. 7.7/10
39. Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks - Enter The Slasher House
Neo-Psychedelia - Not quite as interesting or grabbing as his works in Animal Collective, instead going for a more straightforward, poppy sound. However, it's still solidly executed. 7.7/10
40. Sisyphus - Sisyphus
Experimental Hip-Hop - A really nice fusion of hip-hop, electronics and art pop. 7.7/10
41. KOOL A.D. - WORD O.K.
Abstract Hip-Hop - The guy's got a hilariously charming personality that really shines through in his words, and the laid back beats are all that you need for lazing on a Sunday afternoon. 7.6/10
42. Killer Be Killed - Killer Be Killed
Alternative Metal - Solid. 7.6/10
43. The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream
Heartland Folk Rock - These guys really know how to set the mood. Definitely recommended for those long car-drives where you want to get "Lost In The Dream". 7.6/10
44. Mondkopf - Hadès
Dark Ambient Electronic - Forboding in multiple colours. 7.6/10
45. Young Fathers - Dead
Abstract Hip-Hop - A really nice ethnic vibe to add to the relaxed-but-powerful music. 7.6/10
46. Major Parkinson - Twilight Cinema
Cabaret Prog - Unique and fun, but can outstay its welcome sometimes. 7.5/10
47. Babymetal - Babymetal
Idol Metal - Know what? I'll say it. Everyone's going to judge this album for its gimmick, but there's actually some pretty decent stuff underneath the smoke and mirrors. Solidly written. 7.5/10
48. Too Many Zooz - F Note
Brass - Pure, unfiltered fun. The three-piece drumset is perfect for the sound, and gives new meaning to "more cowbell". 7.5/10
49. Fabio Zuffanti - La Quarta Vittima
Progressive Rock - Takes the usual cliches of prog rock (jazz flute, Hammonds etc.) but utilises them in a unique and refreshing manner. 7.5/10
50. Skalpel - Simple
Nu Jazz - A great EP that keeps up with Skalpel's previous works in terms of quality. 7.5/10
51. Cities Aviv - Come To Life
Experimental Hip-Hop - Musically beautiful, but I can't stand the MC's voice. 7.5/10
52. Fire! Orchestra - Enter
Avant-Garde Jazz / Progressive Rock - Has some beautiful songwriting involved, but just too much random chaos going on at certain points.
53. Elbow - The Take Off and Landing of Everything
Indie Rock - Overall, a well done release. Good to see this stuff being recognised by mainstream media too. 7.4/10
54. Pyrapisme - Blastbit Rococollider
8-Bit - A great retro-rendition of their completely wacky release. 7.4/10
55. Fennesz - Bécs
Electroacoustic Glitch / Ambient - A solid and unique execution that I can definitely recognise, but unfortunately can't enjoy too much. This album is better than the rating I give it. 7.3/10
56. Jordan Rudess - Explorations
Modern Classical - A good fusion between Rudess' skill on his Steinway and the colour that the orchestra adds to the mix. 7.3/10
57. Carla Bozulich - Boy
Experimental Rock - Definitely creative and unique, but had its moments where I was just wondering where the heck it was taking me. 7.3/10
58. A.C.T - Circus Pandemonium
Progressive Rock - Some fun, theatrical concept prog with circus themes that Ayreon fans may enjoy. 7.3/10
59. Todd Terje - It's Album Time
Nu Disco - Incredibly catchy. Some songs have potential to be song of the year. Others fall flat though. 7.2/10
60. The Algorithm - Octopus4
Electro-djent - While clearly a niche sound, this is The Algorithm's best work to date by far. Good variety, but I just think the sound's gotten a bit old for these ears. 7.2/10
61. Horseback - Piedmont Apocrypha
Psychedelic Drone - Does what it does, and does it well. Will put you in a good trance. 7.2/10
62. TEEN - The Way And Colour
Psychedelic R&B - Makes you wonder why this combination of genres isn't more commonplace. A solid sound.
63. Benighted - Carnivore Sublime
Brutal Death / Grindcore - Pretty fun, considering I'm not really one for the br00tal side of metal. 7.1/10
64. Periphery - Clear
Djent - Did what it was meant to do, and showed off Periphery's full diversity. 7/10
65. The Lawrence Arms - Metropole
Punk Rock - Fun stuff. Not too original, but still a good listen. 7/10
66. Behemoth - The Satanist
That-One-Album-Every-Metalhead-Is-Climaxing-To - Overrated? Definitely. Bad? Definitely not. 7/10
67. Iisa - Iisa
Indie Pop - Good fun. Nothing special, but entertaining music. 7/10
68. Current 93 - I Am the Last Of All the Field That Fell: A Channel
Avant-Folk - Interesting poetry, but I can't give a score yet... really hard to pin down. 7/10
69. Evian Christ - Waterfall
Instrumental Hip-Hop / Trap - One of the only trap albums I can listen to. 7/10
70. Vanden Plas - Chronicles Of The Immortals: Netherworld (Path 1)
Prog-Power Metal - It's good, but I don't get what the big deal is about these guys. It's above average prog-power. 7/10
71. Phantogram - Voices
Indietronica - Well written, well performed, but just largely uninteresting. 7/10
72. Issues - Issues
Trancecore - Someone actually put effort into the originality of their generic metalcore? Well I'll be damned. 7/10
73. -
Alternative Rock - 'S Alright, I guess. 7/10
74. Sockweb - Werewolf
Grindcore - Brutorable stuff made by a father-daughter duo. Quality is surprisingly good considering that part of the vocal performance and all of the lyrics are on behalf of a child. 6.9/10
75. Big Ups - Eighteen Hours Of Static
Post-Hardcore / Noise Rock - Depending on your listening experience this can be anything from painfully annoying to fist-pumpingly strong. Fortunately for me, I found it to be the latter... most of the time. 6.9/10
76. Sun Kil Moon - Benji
Contemporary Folk - Powerfully blunt lyricism backed up by a decent band. Wears on you after a while though. 6.8/10
77. Animals As Leaders - The Joy Of Motion
Instrumental Prog Metal / Djent - While I can sense the new, creative ways they've utilised it, this is stil the exact same core sound that we've grown to hear from most of these types of bands. 6.8/10
78. Linkin Park - The Hunting Party
Nu-Metal / Alternative Rock - Definitely a step up from their previous releases. A bunch of great tracks on here, but also many that just make you want to listen to Korn or something... I dunno. 6.7/10
79. - No Mythologies To Follow
Electropop - Not one of the best of its genre, but it'll suffice. 6.7/10
80. Whispered - Shogunate Macabre
Melodeath - Fun at first, but the effects wear off quick. 6.6/10
81. Aenaon - Extance
Prog-Black - Has some great ideas thrown in there, but doesn't really bring anything too "new" to the table. 6.4/10
82. Alcest - Shelter
Shoegaze - Great stuff half of the time, but the other half is completely dull 6/10
83. David Crosby - CROZ
Folk Rock - The guy still has it in him... but what he has is rather uninteresting. 6/10
84. Xiu Xiu - Angel Guts: Red Classroom
Experimental Rock / Synth-Punk - BLACK DICK BLACK DICK BLAAAAAAACK DICK! 6/10
85. Transatlantic - Kaleidoscope
Prog Rock - You know the phrase "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Transatlantic pretty much runs by this motto, and now I just get bored with them. 5.8/10
86. Pharrell Williams - G I R L
Contemporary R&B - Has one or two really good songs, but the rest is just fluff. 5.5/10
87. Big Giant Circles - The Glory Days
Chiptune - Presents a rather fresh sound to chiptune, but the trick wears off about 10 songs in... did I mention this album is over 30 songs long? 5.2/10
88. Dream The Electric Sheep - Heretics
Progressive Rock - I can't understand why people are liking this one so much... It's just riddled with cliches and cheese that the prog scene already has too much of. Still has some noteworthy moments though. 5/10
89. Trust - Joyland
Synth Pop - The melodies are good, but the vocals are a huge turn-off. 5/10
90. Mechina - Xenon
Industrial - Loved it on my first listen. Couldn't get through it on my subsequent attempts. Weird... 5/10
91. Within Temptation - Hydra
Symphonic Metal - ... 5/10
92. Perfect Pussy - Say Yes To Love
Post-Hardcore / Noise Rock - This album has hype... but I just don't get it. The production is either a major turn-on or turn-off, but for me it was the latter. 4.9/10
93. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Wig Out At Jagbags
Indie Rock - Uninteresting. That is all. 4.5/10
94. Lana Del Ray - Ultraviolence
Wannabe Art Pop - Almost insultingly melodramatic, this is an album that has an obsession with being "deep", but has no musical substance with which to actually do so. 3.1/10
95. ALBUMS I NEED MORE LISTENS OF TO RATE - PLEASE SUGGEST WHICH I SHOULD LISTEN TO FIRST
96. Ab-Soul - These Days...
West-Coast Hip-Hop
97. Actress - Ghettoville
Microhouse
98. Agalloch - The Serpent And The Sphere
Atmospheric Black Metal
99. Allegaeon - Elements Of The Infinite
Technical Melodeath
100. Amerigo Gazaway - Yaasin Gaye: The Departure (Part 1)
Mashup/Conscious Hip-Hop
101. Amerigo Gazaway - Yaasin Gaye: The Return (Part 2)
Mashup / Conscious Hip-Hop
102. Anathema - Distant Satellites
Atmospheric Rock
103. Andrew Jackson Jihad - Christmas Island
Anti-Folk
104. Antemasque - Antemasque
Post-Hardcore
105. Atomic Ape - Swarm!
Avant-Prog
106. Auric - Auric
Blackened Sludge Metal
107. Ben Frost - A U R O R A
Industrial / Dark Ambient
108. Boris - Noise
Post-Rock
109. Clouds - Doliu
Atmospheric Doom Metal
110. Destiny Potato - LUN
Djent
111. Devin Townsend - Casualties Of Cool
Country-Rock / Ambient
112. Embrace Of Disharmony - Humananke
Progressive Metal
113. Every Time I Die - From Parts Unknown
Mathcore / Metalcore
114. Eyehategod - Eyehategod
Sludge Metal
115. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Piñata
Gangsta Rap
116. Grey Skies Fallen - The Many Sides Of Truth
Progressive Melodeath
117. Hail Spirit Noir - Oi Magoi
Prog-Black - ...as in it literally alternates between 70s prog rock and black metal.
118. Helms Alee - Sleepwalking Sailors
Atmospheric Sludge
119. Herder - Gods
Stoner Doom
120. Icarus The Owl - Icarus The Owl
Post-Hardcore
121. Idylls - Prayer For Terrene
Hardcore
122. Intervals - A Voice Within
Djent
123. Kangding Ray - Solens Arc
Minimal Techno
124. Keaton Henson - Romantic Works
Modern Classical
125. Lone - Reality Testing
House / Wonky
126. Lux Occulta - Kołysanki
Avant-Garde Metal
127. Lykke Li - I Never Learn
Indie/Art Pop
128. Mantar - Death By Burning
Sludge
129. Mastodon - Once More 'Round The Sun
Progressive Stoner Metal
130. Mayhem - Esoteric Warfare
Black Metal
131. Morbus Chron - Sweven
Prog-Death - A lot of people hype this one. I haven't seen why yet.
132. Nadja - Queller
Ambient Drone
133. Oneohtrix Point Never - Commissions I
Progressive Electronic
134. Open Mike Eagle - Dark Comedy
Abstract Hip-Hop
135. Peculate - In Two (A)
Extreme Progressive Metal
136. Pet Slimmers Of The Year - Fragments Of Uniform
Post-Rock
137. Rival Sons - Great Western Valkyrie
Hard Rock
138. Sadistik - Ultraviolet
Conscious Hip-Hop
139. Septicflesh - Titan
Extreme Symphonic Metal
140. Sharon Jones & The Dap - Kings
Give The People What They Want
141. Synaesthesia - Synaesthesia
Crossover Prog
142. Thantifaxath - Sacred White Noise
Black Metal
143. Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra and Tra-La-La Band - Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light Onto Everything
Post Art Rock
144. Thou - Heathen
Sludge-Doom
145. Triptykon - Melana Chasmata
Doom Metal
146. Vader - Tibi Et Igni
Death Metal
147. Venetian Snares - My Love Is A Bulldozer
Breakcore
148. Voyager - V
Progressive Metal
149. We All Die (Laughing) - Thoughtscanning
Prog Metal
150. White Suns - Totem
Noise
151. WIFE - What's Between
Electronic
152. Woods - With Light And With Love
Psychedelic Folk Rock
153. Wovenhand - Refractory Obdurate
Psychedelic Folk Rock



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Uldreth - 11.04.2014 at 20:54  
Does you intro text mean that anything you didn't comment on you didn't like on the first listen and will ignore them from now on?

Or I no understand halp please. At any rate that Cloud Nothings album is way too cool for that to happen to it.
Karlabos - 11.04.2014 at 20:57  
That's a lot of releases. I think I'll have listened to more than 80 2014's releases in the midst of 2018 or so
Lethrokai - 11.04.2014 at 21:18  
Written by Uldreth on 11.04.2014 at 20:54

Does you intro text mean that anything you didn't comment on you didn't like on the first listen and will ignore them from now on?

Or I no understand halp please. At any rate that Cloud Nothings album is way too cool for that to happen to it.

The only stuff I don't comment on is stuff where I haven't formed a solid opinion on it yet.

However, if there is an album where I don't enjoy it much following the first listen, then it'll probably be deleted from the list.

Cloud Nothings is just one that I haven't really made my mind up on yet. It will take a few more listens before I can really talk about it. Hope that clears things up.
Lethrokai - 29.05.2014 at 13:31  
EDIT TIME:

Firstly I've decided to rearrange albums in order of rating, because people seem to like that.
Secondly, I've decided to switch to decimals, simply because it helps me order these albums better.

REMOVED:
Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Audrey Fall - Mitau
The Body - I Shall Die Here
Bohren & Der Club of Gore - Piano Nights
Chiodos - Devil
Cloud Nothings - Here And Nowhere Else
CyHi The Prynce - Black Hystori Project
Damien Jurado - Brothers And Sisters
Hannes Grossmann - The Radial Covenant
La Dispute - The Rooms Of The House
Temples - Sun Structures
Wild Beasts - Present Tense

ADDED:
Animals As Leaders - The Joy Of Motion
Anubis Gate - Horizons
Atomic Ape - Swarm!
Cities Aviv - Come To Life
Destiny Potato - LUN
Destrage - Are You Kidding Me? No.
Gazpacho - Demon
Grey Widow - I
Horseback - Piedmont Apocrypha
Iisa - Iisa
Killer Be Killed - Killer Be Killed
Oneohtrix Point Never - Commissions I
Peculate - In Two (A)
Pyrapisme - Blastbit Rococollider
Sukekiyo - Immortalis
Swans - To Be Kind
Thantifaxath - Sacred White Noise
Tobacco - Ultima II Massage
Too Many Zooz - F Note
Triptykon - Melana Chasmata
Vampillia - Divine Move

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Let me know which of the albums I haven't given enough listens to yet I should check out first!
!J.O.O.E.! - 29.05.2014 at 17:46  
Good to see so many non-MS bands. Too many lists focus on stuff only featured on this site.

You should listen to Grey Widow next. I'l be seeing them in a couple of hours
Lethrokai - 29.05.2014 at 20:56  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 29.05.2014 at 17:46

Good to see so many non-MS bands. Too many lists focus on stuff only featured on this site.

You should listen to Grey Widow next. I'l be seeing them in a couple of hours


Yeah, I like to keep the music I listen to diverse, cos there's just too much great stuff out there, and you're really doing yourself a disservice if you limit yourself to one particular area.

And yeah, I guess Grey Widow is next on my listening list then! I'm still kinda hesitant towards black-ish metal (still haven't found that one good transition album for me) but I liked what I heard in previews. Enjoy your show (you lucky bastard)!
!J.O.O.E.! - 29.05.2014 at 21:00  
Written by Lethrokai on 29.05.2014 at 20:56

Yeah, I like to keep the music I listen to diverse, cos there's just too much great stuff out there, and you're really doing yourself a disservice if you limit yourself to one particular area.

And yeah, I guess Grey Widow is next on my listening list then! I'm still kinda hesitant towards black-ish metal (still haven't found that one good transition album for me) but I liked what I heard in previews. Enjoy your show (you lucky bastard)!

Couldn't agree more, my sentiments exactly.

Well Grey Widow are mostly sludge I'd say, but with a black metal tone and a few elements, but it's quite a dirty and harsh album so might not be your thing.

Cheers
Lethrokai - 30.05.2014 at 18:34  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 29.05.2014 at 21:00

Written by Lethrokai on 29.05.2014 at 20:56

Yeah, I like to keep the music I listen to diverse, cos there's just too much great stuff out there, and you're really doing yourself a disservice if you limit yourself to one particular area.

And yeah, I guess Grey Widow is next on my listening list then! I'm still kinda hesitant towards black-ish metal (still haven't found that one good transition album for me) but I liked what I heard in previews. Enjoy your show (you lucky bastard)!

Couldn't agree more, my sentiments exactly.

Well Grey Widow are mostly sludge I'd say, but with a black metal tone and a few elements, but it's quite a dirty and harsh album so might not be your thing.

Cheers


Well, I managed to get a listen to the first half of the album through, and I'm actually quite enjoying it! Those guitar tones man... and it's also nice to hear a good variety in the vocals too.

How was the show anyway?
!J.O.O.E.! - 30.05.2014 at 18:39  
Written by Lethrokai on 30.05.2014 at 18:34


Well, I managed to get a listen to the first half of the album through, and I'm actually quite enjoying it! Those guitar tones man... and it's also nice to hear a good variety in the vocals too.

How was the show anyway?

Sweet, glad you aren't hating it

Actually it was one the heaviest gigs I think I've ever been to. One of the few times I think I should probably wear ear plugs. The sound was spot on too, so pretty happy about that.
Lethrokai - 30.05.2014 at 22:09  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 30.05.2014 at 18:39


Sweet, glad you aren't hating it

Actually it was one the heaviest gigs I think I've ever been to. One of the few times I think I should probably wear ear plugs. The sound was spot on too, so pretty happy about that.


Speaking of "loud-as-fuck" bands, have you listened to the new Swans album? That stuff's beautiful! (at least, to me it is, as you can probably tell from this list)
!J.O.O.E.! - 31.05.2014 at 04:29  
Written by Lethrokai on 30.05.2014 at 22:09


Speaking of "loud-as-fuck" bands, have you listened to the new Swans album? That stuff's beautiful! (at least, to me it is, as you can probably tell from this list)

I haven't got round to it yet. I went to listen to it on Spotify and saw how long the album was and realised I wasn't prepared for something like that quite yet. I'll get on it soon, when I've psyched myself up enough...
Lethrokai - 31.05.2014 at 09:42  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 31.05.2014 at 04:29


I haven't got round to it yet. I went to listen to it on Spotify and saw how long the album was and realised I wasn't prepared for something like that quite yet. I'll get on it soon, when I've psyched myself up enough...


Heheh, yeah... It's definitely one of the most demanding listens I've heard in a LONG time.
Lethrokai - 20.07.2014 at 19:12  
UPDATE:

RATED:
Elbow - The Take Off and Landing of Everything
Grey Widow - I
Sukekiyo - Immortalis
Tobacco - Ultima II Massage
Vampillia - The Divine Move

ADDED:
Ab-Soul - These Days...
Actress - Ghettoville
Agalloch - The Serpent And The Sphere
The Algorithm - Octopus4
Allegaeon - Elements Of The Infinite
Amerigo Gazaway - Yaasin Gaye: The Departure (Part 1)
Amerigo Gazaway - Yaasin Gaye: The Return (Part 2)
Anathema - Distant Satellites
Andrew Jackson Jihad - Christmas Island
Antemasque - Antemasque
Auric - Auric
Ben Frost - A U R O R A
Boris - Noise
Closure In Moscow - Pink Lemonade
Clouds - Doliu
Devin Townsend - Casualties Of Cool
Death Grips - Niggas On The Moon: The Powers That B (Disc 1)
Embrace Of Disharmony - Humananke
Epica - The Quantum Enigma
Every Time I Die - From Parts Unknown
Eyehategod - Eyehategod
Fennesz - Bécs
Fire! Orchestra - Enter
Grey Skies Fallen - The Many Sides Of Truth
Herder - Gods
Icarus The Owl - Icarus The Owl
Idylls - Prayer For Terrene
Intervals - A Voice Within
Jack White - Lazaretto
Keaton Henson - Romantic Works
Kishi Bashi - Lighght
Lana Del Ray - Ultraviolence
Lantlôs - Melting Sun
Linkin Park - The Hunting Party
Lone - Reality Testing
Lux Occulta - Kołysanki
Lykke Li - I Never Learn
Mastodon - Once More 'Round The Sun
Mayhem - Esoteric Warfare
Numbers - Three
Open Mike Eagle - Dark Comedy
Pet Slimmers Of The Year - Fragments Of Uniform
Rival Sons - Great Western Valkyrie
Sadistik - Ultraviolet
Septicflesh - Titan
Serdce - Timelessness
Skalpel - Simple
Sockweb - Werewolf
Synaesthesia - Synaesthesia
TEEN - The Way And Colour
Toehider - What Kind Of Creature Am I?
tUnE-yArDs - Nikki Nack
Vader - Tibi Et Igni
Vampillia - My Beautiful Twisted Nightmares In Aurora Rainbow Darkness
Venetian Snares - My Love Is A Bulldozer
Voyager - V
WIFE - What's Between
Woods - With Light And With Love
Wovenhand - Refractory Obdurate

REMOVED:
Ava Luna - Electric Balloon
Cibo Matto - Hotel Valentine
Dubmood - Machine
Ilham - 20.07.2014 at 20:31  
You wanted opinions on what to listen to first. I advise you to listen to Idyllis as soon as possible.
!J.O.O.E.! - 21.07.2014 at 01:44  
I need to check out those hippity-hop albums.

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