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@@@ Krallice: The Wheel (N/A, 2020) Today we’re listening off Invisible Oranges’ front page. The energy here is high but what’s most notable is the jumping around, it’s got a bit of technical/prog flow. I dig the unpredictability of it, I like to be kept on my toes. As the tune winds on it does get more geeky and circular in its manic shredding
@@@ Dodenbezweerder: Nachtilijke (N/A, 2019) Super ambient shitstorm heavy music also off Invisible Oranges. Big waves of spacious distortion and a bit of recognizable cymbal. It’s really quite fitting for the moment. The singer is something out of the Bible but his orc-estrations (get it, do you get it, the pun that is??) are lost to the giant reverb as well. It’s really quite beautiful in its way. Check that out, it’s give you the feels.
@@@ Aodon: Les Rayons (N/A, 2020) More traditional metal in its aggressive posture. After a big intro it gets into a straight up dome crushing thrash thing. Big guitars, immaculate production and a boatload of anguish. As always I find it a bit odd to be listen to other folks’ suffering presented in such a manicured fashion but that’s the thrill, I didn’t invent it I just peep it.
@@@ Velnias: Aurora Rune (N/A, 2020) Off their new record Scion of Aether (Extremely regal title!) and the tune opens up sludge-y and blunted. As in weed. It then moves into a loping gait with some ascending guitar melodies but not a massive distorted sound, a reasonable sounding guitar. This is a 9 minute biscuit so it’s gonna stomp out of the gate slowly and not light on its feet. When the singer comes in big and church-y you might think this tune could be on Frodo’s iPod and shit. Think epic journey and melodic at that. I like it just fine but I’m not up for the full journey.
@@@ Katatonia: City of Burials (N/A, 2020) Our last listen of the day, sad face! It’s an updated classic metal sound and wow, it’s really classic metal, forged here in 2019/2020. Big drums, big power chords, big vocal melodies and a little boogie thrown in. Massive guitar shred up in there. I don’t really buy this combination of sounds for myself but they’re working it fo sho!
YTD recordings listened to: 207
Good music, not list worthy: 116
Not good music: 91
Honorable Mentions: 0
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