Radu's Batch Of Worthwhile 2020 Stuff







About time I started doing year progress lists, and about time I stopped calling myself a noob. Let's see how far into the year I get before I get too lazy to update this. Probably farther than Mercurial.

Will include some non-metal stuff and some stuff that isn't on Bandcamp, so don't limit yourself to the cool Bandcamp embeds from above.

Created by: RaduP | 11.01.2020



1. Victory Over The Sun - A Tessitura Of Transfiguration
3rd Jan ~ Avant Black Metal ~ Oregon, USA ~ Unsigned ~ One (wo)man band with a very messy take on black metal, but it's a beautiful and cathartic mess
2. Vengeful Spectre - Vengeful Spectre
7th Jan ~ Black / Folk Metal ~ China ~ Pest Productions ~ Chinese black metal where the folk part are clearly Chinese, and hopefully not another case of Ghost Bath
3. Kassad - London Orbital
10th Jan ~ Post-Black Metal ~ UK ~ Hypnotic Dirge Records ~ Not a better fitting label name for this Kassad release, and also the London reference in the title makes me feel like this is atmo black metal's answer to Burial's Untrue
4. Vvilderness - Dark Waters
10th Jan ~ Post-Black Metal ~ Hungary ~ Unsigned ~ Another one of those post-bm one-man bands, black metal sections have some actual meat to them and the folk in it makes the atmosphere even more endearing
5. Kawir - Adrasteia
10th Jan ~ Black Metal ~ Greece ~ Iron Bonehead Productions ~ Part folky part traditional black metal take on Greek mythology tales of the vengeance of women
6. Lotus Thief - Oresteia
10th Jan ~ Post ~ New York, USA ~ Prophecy Productions ~ A less violent take that the previous entry on Greek tragedy, lush, suave and very focused on the balance between beautiful atmospheres and heaviness, with obvious emphasis on the former
7. Dragged Into Sunlight - Terminal Aggressor II
10th Jan ~ Atmo / Blackened Sludge ~ UK ~ Prosthetic Records ~ Apparently released by the label without the band's consent, so make sure not to pay one dime for it, but the one 28-minutes-long track absolutely leveled me
8. Poppy - I Disagree
10th Jan ~ Electropop / Alt Metal ~ California, USA ~ Sumerian Records ~ I am so happy we live in a world where Poppy released a pop metal mashup on Sumerian Records and it fucking slaps



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12.01.2020 - 16:14
ZafÞ
Phlegmish
Kawir is such a good band but I always forget to listen to them until they release something new. Something about them just isn't that memorable.
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12.01.2020 - 16:16
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by ZafÞ on 12.01.2020 at 16:14

Kawir is such a good band but I always forget to listen to them until they release something new. Something about them just isn't that memorable.

Shhh, don't let nik hear you.
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16.01.2020 - 22:13
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by ZafÞ on 12.01.2020 at 16:14

Kawir is such a good band but I always forget to listen to them until they release something new. Something about them just isn't that memorable.

Bitch please, you must be smokin rocks
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18.01.2020 - 10:16
LuciferOfGayness
Pain in the ass
The bad thing with doing year lists imo is that you end up listening to so much average and bad stuff. I will just sit back this year and be served, how do I know whats good here?
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"Every night, full of drugs and liquor, I see, floating above my bed, the Devil.
This woman in white dress, Satan Herself.
She's beautiful. She's there for me. Translucent.
I'm in love with her."
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18.01.2020 - 11:03
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by LuciferOfGayness on 18.01.2020 at 10:16

The bad thing with doing year lists imo is that you end up listening to so much average and bad stuff. I will just sit back this year and be served, how do I know whats good here?

This is generally stuff I found worthwhile from the year. Some of it might be taken off the list, some more might get added, as I'm processing every new big release day. Obviously you might think some of the stuff here is not worth your time, but I can't model my list for everybody's taste.

Knowing you, I'd say that out of the ones so far you'll like Victory Over The Sun and that think I sent you in a PM but you didn't reply.
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Sometimes you need a little wishful thinking just to keep on living.
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18.01.2020 - 11:27
LuciferOfGayness
Pain in the ass
Written by RaduP on 18.01.2020 at 11:03

Written by LuciferOfGayness on 18.01.2020 at 10:16

The bad thing with doing year lists imo is that you end up listening to so much average and bad stuff. I will just sit back this year and be served, how do I know whats good here?

This is generally stuff I found worthwhile from the year. Some of it might be taken off the list, some more might get added, as I'm processing every new big release day. Obviously you might think some of the stuff here is not worth your time, but I can't model my list for everybody's taste.

Knowing you, I'd say that out of the ones so far you'll like Victory Over The Sun and that think I sent you in a PM but you didn't reply.

When I think of it, I am a bit tired of my own taste and how it selects what I should liten to, its quite unsurprising. I will try to listen to everything you add here.

Victory Over The Sun sounds decent, stays a bit too safe though.
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"Every night, full of drugs and liquor, I see, floating above my bed, the Devil.
This woman in white dress, Satan Herself.
She's beautiful. She's there for me. Translucent.
I'm in love with her."
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18.01.2020 - 12:05
nikarg
Old Nick
Great photo. I'll be visiting this often because you clearly know better what I like than I do myself.
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18.01.2020 - 13:34
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by nikarg on 18.01.2020 at 12:05

Great photo. I'll be visiting this often because you clearly know better what I like than I do myself.

Listen to Kawir
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Sometimes you need a little wishful thinking just to keep on living.
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