Wivenhand seems more “metal adjacent” then actually metal. Almost like Swans.
I listened to metal all wrong this year. I let albums just kind of float over me, without actually giving them my full attention. I was a total asshole to metal in 2014. That said, another amazing list by Michael Wuensch over at Last Rites made me re-visit that Blut Aus Nord album and, yes, it’s incredibly good. Also, I’m really digging that A Pregnant Light album, one of the few metal albums that got me on the very first listen.
This. Now this is a list.
OK indie kids, why is no one talking about Tony Molina? All these other albums should be standing around and wondering “Where’s Tony Molina?” OK, so Dissed & Dismissed was a 2013 cassette release, but for the rest of us who aren’t nerds, it was a 2014 proper release and it was the best 12-song, 11-minute guitar masterpiece released this year. Absolute ear candy.
Also, metalheads, where does everyone stand on Anaal Nathrakh? I honestly can’t get enough of them – the metal Run The Jewels, but it seems in the indie rock/metal nether region that Pitchfork and Stereogum dwells (no offense to the Black Market, they do essential work and cover a lot of ground) they don’t get much if any play. Their new album is just wild and so much crazy, evil fun and people should be all over them if they like extreme music.
Also, Dawnbringer and Weezer and Steve Gunn all released albums that are so legit. Yeah, Weezer. It’s so good.
I like Lost In The Dream a lot – it’s like a really, incredibly good version of a kind of indie rock that I despise, ie. vibes over songs, warmed-over 80s bullshit. It’s a good “company’s coming over for dinner” record and I really do appreciate it’s quality, but “Benji” is an entirely different experience all together. I’ve never heard anything as harrowing and singular as “Benji.” LITD is very good, high quality 2010′s-era indie near-rock and I will happily rep its quality, but Benji is on another level.
Whatever, y’all should be listening to Tony Molina instead of caring about this dumb beef.
That last post reads like Tonto, Tarzan and Frankenstein.
Yeah, Meth’s not greatest rapper, but man, when he raps you can just tell that the guy’s a star.
Talk about a punchable face.
Redemption At The Puritan’s Hands is a beast as well. Hell, these guys have been damn solid for nearly their whole run.