For anyone who’s still curious, here are my listening choices for the last three weeks. This will be the last of these posts. The whole list thing is too strict a format for proper discussion of music, so fuck it. Besides, I’ve got quite a nifty surprise up my sleeve to put the finishing touches to, so all you death metal-loving lurkers, keep an eye out for that.
Apologies for the minimal comment. I’m house-bound with a stupidly high fever and the world’s looking a little peculiar. Those albums that deserve a post of their own will be sure to get one eventually.
All I’ll say is, if you’ve missed either the Craft or the Tenhi albums, both of which came out too late in 2011 to make any decent website’s end-of-year lists, you need to fix that now. The Tenhi is beautiful and terrifying, exactly the kind of music you might imagine from an album with that cover, and the Craft (like the last Taake) is proof that black metal can stay true to its form without any risk of stagnating.
Tenhi – Saivo
Craft – Void
Gigan – Quasi-Hallucinogenic Sonic Landscapes
Bjork – Biophilia
Dark Angel – Darkness Descends
Obituary – Slowly We Rot
Hellveto – Zmierzch
The first of many weeks devoted to catching up on the great finds of my LURKER brethren. I’m pleased to be able to say that every one of these records is fantastic. Follow the links to read the original articles.
Terzij de Horde & Starve – A Chosen Hollow N.B. Both sides of this split are awesome, and complement each other admirably. Ignore Starve at your peril.
I spent most of this week at my parents house, without a working computer or mp3 player, and with only a CD player at my disposal. A delve through my old music collection turned up a few great surprises, though.
Merciless – The Awakening
Day Without Dawn – Understanding Consequences
The Mars Volta – Frances the Mute, Amputechture, The Bedlam in Goliath
Deep Purple – Shades of Deep Purple
King Crimson – In the Court of the Crimson King