(FR) Nesseria-Cette érosion de nous​-​mêmes LP (2017)

Country: France
Genre: Post Hardcore, Post Metal, Crust, Screamo
Label:Throatruiner
Tracks: 9
Length: 37.40'

Nesseria is a five piece band from Orleans, France who formed in 2007.  Nesseria play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, post metal, crust, and screamo within their sound.  Musically, Nesseria can be loosely compared to bands such as Comity, As We Were, Death Engine, Death Mercedes, Burning Bright, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2007, Nesseria have released a split with Grizzly Twister in January of 2007, a split with Cyberne Mu Neujohn in January of 2008, a ten song self-titled LP in January of 2010, a split with CTTTOAFF in November of 2011, and a ten song LP titled Fractures in November of 2014.  Cette érosion de nous​-​mêmes is Nesseria's latest full-length LP, which was released via Throatruiner records on October 6th, 2017.  On Cette érosion de nous​-​mêmes, Nesseria offer up nine tracks of brilliantly executed post hardcore, post metal, crust, and screamo.  Overall, Cette érosion de nous​-​mêmes makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Dödsrit-S/T LP (2017)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Black Metal, Doom, Crust
Label: Alerta Antifascista/Bloodsoaked Records
Tracks: 4
Length: 29.0'

Dödsrit is a Swedish based band featuring Christoffer Öster, who played in Sweden based Totem Skin, who sadly called it a day after releasing Weltschmerz back in 2015.  Dödsrit play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of black metal, doom, and crust within their sound.  Musically, Dödsrit can be loosely compared to bands such as Martyrdod, Myteri, Amber, Year Of No Light, Lightbearer, and other like-minded bands.  This is Dödsrit's debut LP, which was released via Alerta Antifascista and Bloodsoaked records on October 13th, 2017.  On their self-titled debut, Dödsrit offer up four tracks of killer black metal, doom, and crust.  Overall, this album makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Permanent Tension-S/T Cassette (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk
Label: Forced Abandonment
Tracks: 2
Length: 3.0'

Permanent Tension is a four piece band from Belvidere, NJ who formed in 2015, from the looks of things.  Permanent Tension play a killer style of metallic hardcore and punk.  Musically, Permanent Tension can be loosely compared to the spazzy/screamy sounds of bands such as Swing Kids, Jerome's Dream, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2015, Permanent Tension have released a four song EP titled Laughing My Face of in February of 2015.  This is the band's latest two song EP, which was released via Forced Abandonment records on April 1st, 2016.  On their latest EP, Permanent Tension offer up two tracks of vicious, volatile, and chaotic sounding hardcore/punk.  Overall, this is a killer EP and definitely should not be missed.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Reconstitute-S/T EP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk

Label: Crass Lips
Tracks: 4
Length: 5.33'

Reconstitute is a two piece band from northern and western New Jersey who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Reconstitute play a dark, metallic, and politically charged style of hardcore/punk.  Musically, Reconstitute can be loosely compared to bands such as American Nightmare, Modern Life Is War, and Birds In Row.  This is the band's debut self-titled EP, which was released on December 5th, 2017.  Song topics on the EP include healthcare, the environment, the president, and his constituency  On their self-titled debut, Reconstitute offer up four tracks of dark and metallic politically charged hardcore/punk.  Overall, this is a solid EP and definitely should not be missed.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Leviathian Cross-Demo (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Doom, Sludge, Stoner Metal

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 4
Length: 12.25'

Leviathan Cross is a four piece band from Tampa, Florida, who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Leviathan Cross play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of doom, sludge, and stoner metal within their sound.  Musically, Leviathan Cross can be loosely compared to bands such as Saviours, Pallbearer, Ancient Sky, Dead Meadow, and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's demo, which was released on August 5th, 2016.  On their self-titled demo, Leviathan Cross offer up four tracks of killer doom, sludge, and stoner metal.  Overall, this is a really solid demo and definitely worth checking out..  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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The Virgin Birth-Collection 3: The Devil's Breath EP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Metal, Grindcore
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 4
Length: 4.93'

The Virgin Birth is a two piece band from Tampa, Florida who formed in the winter of 2016, from the looks of things.  The Virgin Birth play a vicious and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, grindcore, and metal within their sound.  Musically, The Virgin Birth can be loosely compared to bands such as Empty Vessels, SVFFER, Baptists, WVRM, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2016, The Virgin Birth have released a three song EP titled Labor Pains in April of 2015.  Collection 3: The Devil's Breath is the band's latest EP, which was released on August 15th, 2017.  On Collection 3: The Devil's Breath, The Virgin Birth offer up four tracks of brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, crust, and grindcore.  Overall, Collection 3: The Devil's Breath makes for a killer listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Incendiary-Thousand Mile Smile LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk

Label: Closed Casket Activities
Tracks: 10
Length: 26.30'

Incendiary is a five piece band from Troy, New York who formed in 2008.  Incendiary play a killer style of hardcore/punk influenced by 90's metallic hardcore bands such as Unbroken, Killing The Dream, 108, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2011, Incendiary have released a three song 7" titled Amongst The Filth in July of 2011, a ten song LP titled Crusade in May of 2009, a split 7" with Suburban Scum in November of 2010, a split 7" with Unrestrained in March of 2011, a split with Xibalba in February of 2012, and a ten song LP titled Cost Of living in March of 2013.  Thousand Mile Smile is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Closed Casket Activities on May 5th, 2017. On Thousand Mile Smile, Incendiary offer up ten tracks of killer metallic hardcore. Overall, Thousand Mile Smile makes for a great listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Morrow-Fallow LP (2018)

Country: International
Genre: Neocrust
Label: Halo Of Flies/Alerta Antifascista
Tracks: 5
Length: 43.20'

Morrow is an international music collective featuring members of Carnist, Archivist, Anopheli, Wildspeaker, Monachu, The Nepalese Temple Ball, Knifedoutofexistence, and Masakari.  Morrow formed in 2016 and play an intense style of music that can best be described as being a mixture of emotive crust, neocrust, and dark folk music accentuated by cellos.  Since forming in 2016, this six piece collective have released a four song LP titled Covenant Of Teeth in April of 2016.  Fallow is the band's latest full-length LP, which is slated to be released via Halo Of Flies and Alerta Antifascista records on April 1st, 2018.  On Fallow, Morrow offer up five tracks of epic, crushing, and hauntingly atmospheric emotive crust and neocrust accentuated by hauntingly beautiful dark folk music.  Overall, Fallow makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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NECRODANCER - Void (2017)


I mentioned this album in my "Best of 2017" list but wanted to make a specific post about it since I neglected to do that when it originally came out in October. Necrodancer is a really unique sounding band featuring members/ex-members of DAGGERS, DEATH MERCEDES, L'HOMME PUMA & VERDUN. It makes sense that I dig this so much as I fucking LOVE Daggers. This album immediately has that haunting jangle of guitars and the stomping drums that Daggers does, so it gets a thumbs up from me right away. Their Bandcamp tags include "Funeral Grunge" & "Medieval Punk" and I can't think of a better way to describe them. Highly recommended!

TROMBLON // LIKE PIGS ON EMBERS - Split (2017)



Killer split from these Chaotic Hardcore / Crust / Metal / Powerviolence bands

SOTA TERRA - Mals (2017)


CrustPunk / D-Beat / Hardcore from Reus, Spain

HEARTWORM - Distributor Of Pain (2017)


Hardcore / Grind / Metal / Crossover from Columbus, OH

HIRS-You Can't Kill Us EP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Noise Rock

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 5
Length: 5.40'

HIRS is a Philadelphia, PA based band who formed in 2011, from the looks of things.  HIRS play a scrappy, dirty, and frenetic style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and noise rock within their sound.  As far as musical influences go, HIRS can be loosely compared to a mix of bands such as American Nightmare or Swing Kids channeled through the noise rock stylings of Fight Amp or Whores.  You Can't Kill Us is the band's latest EP, which was released on October 10th, 2017.  On You Can't Kill Us, HIRS offer up five tracks of killer hardcore, punk, and noise rock.  Overall, You Can't Kill Us makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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False Flag-S/T EP (2017)

Country: India
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 3
Length: 13.0'

Holy Fuck!  This band is amazing.  False Flag is a five piece band from Pune, India, who formed in 2015.  False Flag play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and crust within their sound.  Musically, False Flag can be loosely compared to bands such as Ruined Families, Jungbluth, Glasses, Tragedy, His Hero Is Gone, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2016, False Flag have released a three song demo in 2015.  This is the band's debut self-titled EP, which is slated for release on December 25th, 2017.  On their self-titled debut, False Flag offer up three tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, and crust.  Overall, this is an amazing EP and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Cable-It Cost Me Everything 1994-1995 LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Noise Rock

Label: Atomic Action
Tracks: 7
Length: 23.0'

Cable was a CT based quartet who formed in 1994. Cable consisted of Randy Larsen (guitar/vocals), Vic Szalaj (drums), Matt Becker (guitar), and Jeff Caxide (bass) and were players in Connecticut's "noise-core" scene. This line-up recorded a demo and appeared on a split 7" with Malcolm's Lost. Vocalist Aaron Lazauski joined the band briefly and appeared on the "Part Three"/"Feed Me Glass" 7" in 1995. Soon, both Lazauski and Larsen left the band and Bernie Romanowski joined the group as vocalist/guitarist. In the documentary Last Call, Jeff Caxide stated that he was unhappy with Larsen's departure and soon, he parted ways with Cable, only to, ironically, be replaced by a returning Randy Larsen, who picked up the bass upon re-entry into the band. This album combines Cables demo, split 7" and 7" on one LP and was recorded with Keith Souza in lovely Tiverton RI in 1994/1995. (Press Note)

*Amazing re-issue of one of my favorite hardcore/noise bands from the mid to late 90's.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

*Members of Cable are currently playing in Empty Flowers and Slow Death

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World Peace-The Most Noble Impulse Of Man EP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Grindcore, Powerviolence

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 10
Length: 5.10'

World Peace is a San Francisco, CA based band who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  World Peace play a vicious, scathing, and completely unhinged style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, grindcore, and powerviolence within their sound.  Musically, World Peace can be loosely compared to bands such as Water Torture, Fluoride, Total Abuse, and other like-minded bands.  The Most Noble Impulse Of Man is World Peace's debut EP, which was released on December 15th, 2017.  On The Noble Impulse Of Man, World Peace offer up ten tracks of raging and venomous sounding hardcore, punk, grindcore, and powerviolence.  Overall, The Most Noble Impulse Of Man makes for a killer listen and definitely should not be missed.  Seriously, this EP is completely off the hook!  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Minors-Atrophy LP (2017)

Country: Canada
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Metal, Powerviolence
Label: Holy Roar
Tracks: 7
Length: 18.0'

Minors are a four piece band from Windsor, Ontario who formed in December of 20`12.  Minors play a vicious and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, metal, and powerviolence within their sound.  Musically, Minors can be loosely compared to bands such as Cursed, Centuries, Baptists, Moral Void, early Ceremony, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2012, Minors have released a split with Teef in December of 2014 and a three song EP titled Anno Domini in July of 2015.  Atrophy is the band's latest seven song LP, which was released via Holy Roar records on December 15th, 2017.  On Atrophy, Minors offer up seven tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, crust, metal, and powerviolence.  Overall, Atrophy makes for a killer listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Øjne-Prima Che Tutto Bruci LP (2017)

Country: Italy
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Screamo
Label: Through Love Records
Tracks: 8
Length: 35.40'

Øjne is a five piece band from Milan, Italy who formed in 2013, from the looks of things.  Øjne play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, and screamo within their sound.  Musically, Øjne can be loosely compared to bands such as Raein, Suis La Lune, Shizune, Daitro, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2013, Øjne have released a five song EP titled Undici/Dodici in September of 2013, a split 7" with УЛЫБАЙСЯ ВЕТРУ June of 2014, and a split 7" with Rainmaker in March of 2015.  Prima Che Tutto Bruci is the band's debut full-length LP, which is slated for release via Through Love records on December 24th, 2017.  On Prima Che Tutto Bruci, Øjne offer up eight tracks of tense and atmospheric sounding post hardcore, punk, and screamo.  Overall, Prima Che Tutto Bruci makes for a great listen and definitely should not be missed.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Ladder Devils-Teenage Nuance EP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Noise Rock, Grunge, Sludge

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 6
Length: 18.29'


Ladder Devils are a four piece band from Philadelphia, PA who formed in 2009.  Ladder Devils features former members of one of my all time favorite hardcore bands The Minor Times.  Ladder Devils play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, noise rock, grunge, and sludge.  Since their inception in 2009, Ladder Devils have released a five song EP titled Forget English in October 2010, a 3-way split LP with Kowloon City, and Fight Amp in 2010, a 9 song LP (5 songs being remastered from Forget English) titled Nowhere Plans in June of 2012, a split 7" with Helms Alee in 2013, a nine song LP titled Clean Hands in November of 2014, and a two song EP titled erfect Hair in November of 2016.  Teenage Nuance is the band's latest EP, which was released on December 10th, 2017.  On their latest EP, Ladder Devils offer up six new songs of post hardcore, noise rock, grunge, and sludge that somehow mixes the grunge sounds of bands like Nirvana, the experimentation of bands like the Pixies, with the crunch and heft of bands like Engineer.  Overall, Teenage Nuance makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Ladder Devils-Perfect Hair EP (2016)

Chris' Best Of 2017

Hey all.  Sorry for the lack of posts during the last three weeks or so.  I've been on hiatus after being seriously injured.  Seeing that I'm on the mend and starting to feel much better, I figured I'd post my top fifteen albums for 2017.  So, here goes for whatever it's worth.

                                                        

                                                          
                                                         

                                                        
                                                        
                                                        
                                                         
                                                                   
                                                         
                                                         
                                                          
                                                         
                                                         

LAPSARIA - Nothing To Atone EP (2017)


So many ways to describe these 4 amazing songs...
Blackened Crust / Dank Doom / Metallic Hardcore & D-Beat to name a few...

TRESPASSER [AU] - Suffer Alone, Suffer Together EP (2017)


Debut EP of perfectly executed Sludge / Hardcore / Post-Metal  from this Australian band

TERRIBLE AS THE DAWN - A Shadow Circuit (2017)


Two-piece Emo / Grind / Post-Hardcore & Metal from Ann Arbor, Michigan

UNCLE RAY - Downer (2017)


PowerViolence / Noise / Grind from Windsor, Ontario

SIBERIAN HELL SOUNDS // CONVULSING - Split LP (2017)


This split LP will melt your brain.

I've been a huge fan of Siberian Hell Sounds since their inception in 2013. I feel like they are cosmically connected to this blog as their debut EP was one of the first things I posted here and it seems they release something amazing every year for me to talk about. It's also worth mentioning that they are super cool dudes as well. That being said, it's fitting that they, along with Convulsing, close out this shit & garbage filled year with a 2 track LP that sounds like it is ushering in the dawn of the apocalypse. Siberian Hell Sounds have been evolving and mutating over the years into what you hear now on Side A. I can't say it better than the Art As Catharsis label did:
"The Breath Of The Beast marks the moment when Siberian Hell Sounds transcended the sum of its parts, and emerged as a hypnotically heavy drone machine - more a cataclysmic force majeure than music. Siberian Hell Sounds draw influence from clandestine corners of extreme music while never adhering to the tropes of any particular subgenre."
Convulsing's Side B is just as haunting and damaging, made all the more impressive by the fact that this is a band consisting solely of one Brendan Sloan of Dumbsaint. I am forever jealous of people that are able to put all of this together by themselves, and the oppressive atmosphere he is able to create here is mind boggling. Here are some more words that describe this madness far better than I could:
"Convulsing’s Engraved On Bleached Bone exists as a bridge between two selves: between despondency and turmoil of the past, and the uncertainty of the present. It is a knife at the throat of a now-defeated enemy. A bloodied howl of contempt."
"Cathartic excess" is a brilliant way to describe this release and it's two, 20-minute tracks. Do yourself a favor and find a dark room, turn this all the way up. Lie down. Try not to cry. Cry a lot. Because you deserve it.

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INSECT - I Ett Bottenlöst Mörker (2017)


DOWNLOAD THIS IMMEDIATELY BECAUSE IT'S FUCKING GREAT
Killer Blackened/Crust/Punk/Metal from Stockholm, Sweden

ANTIKLESIS - Self Titled (2017)


Highly energetic and spastic emoviolence, hardcore and black metal DIY from Buenos Aires, Argentina

DÖDSRIT - Self Titled (2017)


Dödsrit is a 1-man Atmospheric Black Metal/Crust project created by Christoffer Öster from Totem Skin

MUNT - Cage (2017)


Black grind from the depths of Melbourne, Australia

MURDER STROKE - Self Titled (2017)


Fast, heavy, and brutal Deathgrind 2-piece from Portland, Oregon

ACTA DE TORMENTO - Black Sails (2017)


Some Punk/Death Metal from this Moscow, Russia band who have been around since 2006

RATFEAST -Demotape (2017)


3 Metalheads from Bielefeld, Germany trying to play Crust

ADAM'S BEST OF 2017

Hey gang, I feel like a total piece of human garbage for not properly posting anything in ages, so I felt the absolute least I could do was to copy Jerm and give you my list of favorites from this year. I really appreciated Chris' almost daily posts this year, keeping the site relevant once again. And I love how active the chat has been lately, with special thanks going out to the chat MVP, GodsColdHands, who has some magic ability to literally fill any request, seemingly. But anyway, thanks again to everyone for visiting, I promise I will try to post more in 2018. 

Here's my list of Top 10 (and more) releases (in alphabetical order)...        *♫*
ALL PIGS MUST DIE - Hostage Animal (October)

BELLE HAVEN - You, Me and Everything In Between (June)

CORRUPT MORAL ALTAR - Eunoia (August)

DARK HABITS - Cave Paintings (May)

END IT - Self Titled (June)

GEIST - Disrepair (September)

MORAL VOID - Deprive (August)

SECT - No Cure For Death (November)

SUNLIGHT'S BANE - The Blackest Volume (February)

WVRM - Can You Hear The Wind Howl (September)
Honorable mentions...
FANGE - Pourrissoir (March)

GOD MOTHER - Vilseledd (October)

LEECHED - Nothing Will Grow From The Rotten Ground (October)

NECRODANCER - Void (October)

RITUAL BLADE - Hidden Pain (October) & Hollow Gods (March)

JERM'S BEST OF 2017

Well it's that time again. I tried to come up with a "20 best of" like last year but honestly there was so much good shit released this year that trying to carve that list down to just 20 was impossible. So i'm doing it a bit different. The first list is my top 10. these are ones there was no doubt about. then a second list of albums that were all really good and it was just too hard to rank them. anyway, on to the list...


1. DEAD CROSS "DEAD CROSS"
its extremely rare that an album surrounded by this much hype lives up to it. dead cross far exceeded that hype as far as I'm concerned.

2. MORAL VOID "DEPRIVE"
id started to give up hope that this was ever coming out. well worth the wait though.

3. EXPANDER "ENDLESS COMPUTER"
"timezapped neuropunks". no idea what that means. but ill go with it.

4. GRINNING DEATHS HEAD "BLOOD WAR"
earlier demos and albums were good, but this....well damn...

5. WAILIN STORMS "SICK CITY"
comparisons can be made. all are inaccurate.

6. PLAGUES "THE GREAT DARK DEVOTION"
1st full length from these guys. I expect great things.

7. CONVERGE "THE DUSK IN US"
youd think that a band 25 years into their career would be out of surprises. converge says youre wrong.

8. ZAO "PYRRHIC VICTORY"
I think its perfectly clear now that the hiatus did wonders for zao. the last couple years have seen them drop their best material since the self titled album.

9. EMPTINESS "NOT FOR MUSIC"
pretty much all resemblance to black/death metal is gone at this point. emptiness are better for it.

10. WORMWITCH "STRIKE MORTAL SOIL"
I was really excited to see these guys get picked up by prosthetic records. their debut did not disappoint.



CALLIGRAM "ASKESIS"
NECROT "BLOOD OFFERINGS"
CRYSTAL FAIRY "CRYSTAL FAIRY"
HERESIARCH "DEATH ORDINANCE"
CELESTE "INFIDELE(S)"
ACEPHALIX "DECREATION"
ALTARAGE "ENDINGHINT"
SUNLIGHT'S BANE "THE BLACKEST VOLUME"
ALL HELL "THE GRAVE ALCHEMIST"
SCHAMMASCH "THE MALDOROR CHANTS:HERMAPHRODITE"
DAWN RAY'D "THE UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLY"
DANZIG "BLACK LADEN CROWN"
MELVINS "A WALK WITH LOVE AND DEATH"
REBEL WIZARD "TRIUMPH OF GLOOM"
FULL OF HELL "TRUMPETING ECSTACY"
'68 "TWO PARTS VIPER"
MUTOID MAN "WAR MOANS"
PRONG "ZERO DAYS"
OVERKILL "THE GRINDING WHEEL"
POWER TRIP "NIGHTMARE LOGIC"
SECT "NO CURE FOR DEATH"
AKATHARSIA "NO GENERATION WITHOUT CORRUPTION"
RIVER BLACK "RIVER BLACK"
GODFLESH "POST SELF"
ME AND THAT MAN "SONGS OF LOVE AND DEATH"
EARTHLING "SPINNING IN THE VOID"
WILDSPEAKER "SPREADING ADDER"
HEXIS "TANDO ASHANTI/XII"
UNEARTHLY TRANCE "STALKING THE GHOST"
CORRUPT MORAL ALTAR "EUNOIA"
MEMORIAM "FOR THE FALLEN"
MARK LANEGAN "GARGOYLE"
ALL OUT WAR "GIVE US EXTINCTION"
ALL PIGS MUST DIE "HOSTAGE ANIMAL"
INTEGRITY "HOWLING, FOR THE NIGHTMARE SHALL CONSUME"
LANTERN "II-MORPHOSIS"
HAVUKRUUNU "KELLE SURUT SOI"
DRAUGSOL "Volaða Land"
ACRIMONIOUS "ELEVEN DRAGONS"
ALMYRKVI "UMBRA"
KHMER "LARGA SOMBRA"
MEATWOUND "LARGO"
GRAVE PLEASURES "MOTHERBLOOD"

like I said, no real order to that secondary list. just a lot of albums that had a significant impact on me this year. probably forgot some but what the hell. thanks again to all readers that show up here and to adam for keeping it alive.

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