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That new Burial tune is incredible.
Yeah, I can't decide if I love it as much as Burial Shrouds, and yet it still ended up being my metal album of the year. Sivyj Yar just has probably my favorite bass playing in all of metal, which is not something I tend to expect from black metal. (And I tend to forget all about that intro track when I'm thinking about the album.)
Hell yeah, I was just reading the blurbs you wrote above, and I particularly loved what you said about Grief. You put into words what I love about that album better than I could! Surprised it's not showing up on more lists, but that probably just owes to the sheer shit-ton of great metal that came out this year.
Quite a few albums I haven't heard yet in that top 10, including the number one album. Looking forward to diving into those. It's been a rough year, but there was a lot of great metal to help us through. Here are my favorites: Sivyj Yar - Grief Cult of Fire - Nirvana Oranssi Pazuzu - Mestarin Kynsi Spectral Lore / Mare Cognitum - Wanderers: Astrology Of The Nine Sadness - Atna Unreqvited - Empathica Violet Cold - Noir Kid Vuur & Zijde / Impavida Olhava - Ladoga Dolorangst - Катастрофа Внутри Paysage d'Hiver - Im Wald Esoctrilihum - Eternity of Shaog Svrm - Занепад Al-Namrood - Wala'at Hiraeth Autumn's Dawn - Dying Ember Drown - Subaqueous Turia - Degen van Licht Karg - Traktat Fluisteraars - Bloem
1. Charli XCX - forever 2. Sadness - hope you never forget 3. Grimes - Delete Forever 4. Yves Tumor - Kerosene! 5. Ellis - Saturn Return 6. SAULT - Monsters 7. The Weeknd - Blinding Lights 8. Terrace Martin & Denzel Curry - Pig Feet 9. Moses Sumney - Polly 10. Unreqvited - Meadows of Elysium
Which is to say Spotify probably labels atmospheric black metal as voidgaze.
I would imagine that Mare Cognitum / Spectral Lore split helped get us there. And in my case, Sadness, Violet Cold, and Unreqvited probably helped push it to #1.
Oh shit, I missed this comment before I posted mine below. Voidgaze buddies!
My top song was "forever" by Charli XCX (who was also my most played artist). I was in the top 0.1% for her, which is also not very surprising for me. My top genre was something called "voidgaze", which is a word I've never seen before but also makes a lot of sense.
Always nice to have some Sadness in one's life! I went with Atna, even though it's an EP, but Alluring would have made my list otherwise.
Fuck yeah, Deep Sea Diver!
Always nice to see some Ellis love!
1. Charli XCX - how i'm feeling now 2. Sivyj Yar - Grief 3. Yves Tumor - Heaven to a Tortured Mind 4. Grimes - Miss Anthropocene 5. Cult of Fire - Nirvana 6. Deep Sea Diver - Impossible Weight 7. Ellis - born again 8. Oranssi Pazuzu - Mestarin Kynsi 9. Spectral Lore / Mare Cognitum - Wanderers: Astrology of the Nine 10. Sadness - Atna 11. Rina Sawayama - SAWAYAMA 12. JFDR - New Dreams 13. The Weeknd - After Hours 14. Moses Sumney - græ 15. Unreqvited - Empathica 16. Violet Cold - Noir Kid 17. Waxahatchee - Saint Cloud 18. Vuur & Zijde / Impavida 19. Ela Minus - acts of rebellion 20. After Dark 3 how i'm feeling now is the main album that I constantly came back to this year, and the only one I could listen to two or three times in a row on any given night. So that was an easy top pick for me. That album just made a lot of sense this year. Probably my new favorite Charli album.
I'm sorry for your loss. I'm glad you have music to console you and help you remember all the good times you shared together.
I like this! (And mobile log-in is working now!) :)
Sure! My playlists are there to be stalked, or I wouldn't make 'em public.
"TOY" was remixed perfectly for this After Dark comp. So that might be my favorite, but Farah's "Boyz R Bad" and JOON's "Worse Things Than Feeling Lonely" also stood out to me. That last one in particular has such a great beat.
Holy shit. This thing really takes off at "Boyz R Bad" into the "TOY" remix.