Real talk. You know what? I dropped the ball several times on some absolutely outstanding releases in 2017 and I just couldn’t find my chill after doing the normal Top 10 list until I’d made some sort of penance. So below is a handful of the best stuff I DIDNT get around to penning reflections on. And I feel bad. Continue reading The Other List. (aka amazing releases I didn’t write up > but should have.)
Black metal and post rock…not the most likely of bedfellows but the wizards in WA’s Dead Space have managed a coupling of unequalled clarity and smoothness. Not words you might expect to hear used in describing a band in this genre.
Don’t come expecting another ‘Deafheaven’ either. This is its own beast entirely. Continue reading Dead Space – The Liquid Sky (2017)
Debut full length from indie rock outfit that owes a lot to the Cure and Balance and Composure..but seriously..how could that ever be a bad thing? Continue reading Love Games – Nothing Ever Moves You (2017)
This band kills it. Continue reading Balloons Kill Babies – Prodromal (2017)
This is a contender for the math/prog release of the year. Maybe just release of the year. Continue reading SEIMS – 3
The highly anticipated follow up to the ‘Iridescent’ EP does not disappoint. Continue reading Majora – Aphotic (EP) 2017 – Birds Robe Records
It’s been a while since we last heard from Majora with the previous track ‘Tidal’ and the newest offering form the Newcastle outfit has upped the game even further with release of ‘Aphotic’. In short…its fantastic! Continue reading Majora – Aphotic (single) 2017
No way I’m going to do this justice with my limited vocabulary and mere words. Suffice to say it was incredible.
Somnium Nox come from Sydney and this black metal group have just dropped Terra Inanis, the bands first full length anf the follow up to last years ‘Apocrypha’ EP. Google translates Terra Inanis as ‘the empty’ and whilst I can’t speak latin, the implied meaning isn’t lost on me because this is as dark, atmospheric and brutal as you could expect. Continue reading Somnium Nox – Terra Inanis (2017)
Dark. Brooding. Unpleasant. Heavy. Depressing. Not metal. Impressive. Continue reading Adrift For Days – A Sleepless Grey (2017)