We had Deafheaven, Gorguts, Carcass, Windhand, and Kvelertak on our sitewide top 50. This just gives us an opportunity to talk about a lot more metal deserving of mention.
Comes out next Feb actually. http://youtu.be/Ggsnq-U4OSw
I got an email from a publicist one day with the subject line: “New NEKROFILTH and SHITFUCKER promos available now!” And that Shitfucker record was pretty damn good actually!
Huh. I swear it was originally supposed to be called One/Two. I didn’t just make that up! But maybe that was a working title or something.
LOL @ Computer Satan. If you only saw some of the actual band names that come through my email inbox.
Yeah I mean part of this I sort of allude to in my Cara Neir blurb — black metal lends itself better to hybridization than death metal which is fairly static tonally (with some variance between subgenres). I think there’s a good balance of BM:DM institutionally as Wyatt and I tend toward black metal while you guys tend toward death metal, but I’m really the only one of the four of us who listens to stuff like Torche and Baroness or whatever, while Doug is the only one who listens to Gigan, etc.
Sorry, I wasn’t at all referring to that spoken-word segment in my “he/she?” line above — I just have no idea WHO Burial is, and I don’t want to assume anything.
Darryl, I think that’s a question absolutely warranting a reply, and it frankly deserves more time than I can devote to it right now (though I’d like to come back to it …). I think Reese’s answer covers a lot of it. In the case of the Black Market specifically, I think there’s probably some institutional bias — I’m primarily a “black metal guy,” and have been for five years or so — but the causes for that are worth analyzing. If I don’t get to it in this comments section, I’ll try to do so in the next Black Market.
When I was doing research on the persistent “Is Burial Four Tet?” theory/hoax, I decided that Burial COULD BE Four Tet or pretty much anyone else. It might be a guy named William Bevan, but no one would be surprised if it’s not.
Aw, thanks RJ! I’ll see ‘em again, and next time, I’ll make it to “The Pecan Tree.”
Damn, thank YOU mang!
Windhand and In Solitude are clean vox front to back, same w/ Uncle Acid and Pinkish Black. The new Darkthrone has a lot of clean vox. There’s some clean stuff on the Bolzer, VHOL, Woe, Sadgiqacea, and A Pregnant Light records. Lotsa clean singing! It’s definitely the minority tho.
Yeah not sure how that thing is getting slept on elsewhere. It’s a great record. And thanks for the kind words!
I won’t address all these types of comments individually, but will say this up here in response to the “why wasn’t [x] on the list?” queries: for whatever reason, the album in question didn’t get enough support in our balloting process. Obviously this left a lot of excellent records somewhere outside the top 50. But there were more than 50 excellent records in 2013 — it was a really good year!
Thanks, Broydrick! It really was a great year. There’s a lot to look forward to in 2014 but this is gonna be hard to top, IMO.
Thanks, Jack! We were in limbo for a minute, but we’ll be back next week with our list of the year’s best metal albums, and after that, we’ll return to our regular monthly publishing schedule, starting at the end of this month.
That clip with Timberlake and Adam Driver is one of the best things I’ve seen in ages. It puts the biggest smile on my face.
A lot of my honorable mentions will be included on our metal albums list next week, so here are my non-metal honorable mentions (in alphabetical order):
AFI – Burials
ASG – Blood Drive
Beastmilk – Climax
Biffy Clyro – Opposites
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away
Charli XCX – True Romance
Ducktails – The Flower Lane
Foals – Holy Fire
Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse
The Haxan Cloak – Excavation
Heirlooms Of August – Down At The 5-Star
Jesu – Everyday I Get Closer To The Light
Mark Kozelek & Jimmy Lavalle – Perils Of The Sea
Majical Cloudz – Impersonator
Pissed Jeans – Honeys
Pity Sex – Feast Of Love
The Strokes – Comedown Machine
Swearin’ – Surfing Strange
Vaura – The Missing
Weekend – Jinx
Young Galaxy – Ultramarine
Thanks! I’ve missed it too.
Hardly nitpicking, I appreciate the correction and have amended the text to reflect this, thanks!
We’re doing a metal list next week, Jim (which will mark the return of the Black Market, btw).
Gah! Thanks for the heads up! The correct art (I hope?) has been swapped in.
Gah! Thanks Santiago for this correction — I have amended the text above to reflect the correct information and erase from history Miles’s grievous error.
Yeah, I absolutely love that Woods Of Desolation, too. Incredible record.