BUCKSHOT FACELIFT (NY)
What Does Fergus Dream Of?
— Buckshot Facelift has members of Artificial Brain. The lead singer is the best. Just an incredibly medley of genres in this huge album.
— A carnival of weirdo French brains created this true avant-garde album.
THE SUMMONED (MA)
— Futuristic unexpected angular prog breaks into crushing.
CLAN OF XYMOX (Netherlands)
Set You Free
— Legendary synthwave Clan of Xymox releases a stunningly nostalgic goth album.
Amorous and Subdued
— Barbaric black metal with drum machines and suffocating vocals immersed in noise.
DROUGHT YEAR (NC)
— Sludge, atmospheric, industrial and deathrock mixed deliciously. This is their sophomore album; their first album made it to my “Best Of” list.
The Divine Paradox
— I love bands that are anonymous, I don’t know why. And I’m not talking about Ghost, who I think suck.
MAGGOT HEART (Sweden)
— Gorgeous Linnea Olsson used to be in Beastmilk/Grave Pleasures!! So you know she’s fucking awesome. She now fronts her own alternative band. And it rules.
Sun of Ending
— Spinoff of Fen has that lush post-metal Fen sound with cold vocals.
Defenders Of The Realm
— German thrash for a drunk summer night.
— Sonic doom from a band that loves YOB.
Behind My Vocals:
Circuit 7; Libido Blume; Pale TV; Second Glance; Aroma di Amore; Motorama; Ding An Sich; 2 Seconds Late; She Past Away; Scoria