• Top Albums 2011

    31 déc. 2011, 22h48m par sataf

    2011 has really been a good year for new music. A handful of new releases (Doomtree, Panopticon, Ash Borer) completely blew me away and made the list without competition. But as I struggled to pare the list down to 20 I realized that this has been an exceptional year across the board. I'm still not entirely happy with some of the albums I had to leave off, but that's what top # lists are all about: sadness and regret. Anyway, like I said everything here comes highly recommended. There's obviously a lot of black metal here; that's just the style I keep up with the most now days.

    Doomtree - No Kings
    *Minnesota hip-hop crew

    Panopticon - Social Disservices
    *anarchist black metal

    Ash Borer - Ash Borer
    *cascadian black metal

    La Plebe - Brazo en Brazo
    *San Francisco-based mexican american punk

    Primordial - Redemption at the Puritan's Hand
    *Irish folk metal

    Welkin Dusk - Born Into a Dying World
    *blackened crust punk

    SiMs - Bad Time Zoo
    *rapper from Doomtree
  • Blackened Crust recs

    20 oct. 2010, 20h04m par heavydiscipline

    is a term describing Crust Punk inspired by Black Metal, or sharing similar aesthetics with Black Metal. Anarchist Black Metal bands have grown exponentially as well, so I might just as well include highlights from that scene as well.

    1. Order of the Vulture: While all of their stuff is excellent and are an outstanding live act, the Christ Killer album is by far one of my favourites and probably the best release of the past decade. Members of Order are also in the Black metal band L'Acephale as well as Hail.

    2. Iskra: From Vancouver, Canada, Iskra spawned from the ashes of the Hardcore Punk band Black Kronstadt. They are an outstanding live performers and are quite active in the Northwest; they are connected with a number of other bands but most notably Leper and Skagos. In Russian, Iskra translates to spark.

    3. Summon the Crows: Summon the Crows hail from Oslo, Norway. So far they only have a single full length and a a couple demo releases.