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2018 top however many (I'm too lazy to count)

Postby Mardoch » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:23 pm

Here we go, my top...however many this is. Alphabetical until the EPs, which I separated just because. Youtube links are for my favorite track(s) or the ones I feel give the best overall representation of each album.

Andy Hauck - The Winding Way
This weird djent-tinged Western Rock thing that he's doing continues to tickle my fancy. It's different in a great way.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ69R4NhEyo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dykXBPtocc

Between the Buried and Me - Automata
I'm combining these cause they shouldn't have been split. Taken as one album, it's a friggin monster. A fantastic followup to Coma Ecliptic indeed. I love all the quirky pieces so much.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ja0EWloqsKo

Distorted Harmony - A Way Out
A very solid album through and through. Just good heavy prog.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKrrbwhdEsk

Erra - Neon
I was kind of expecting another more laid-back album like Drift, but that's not what we got, and I'm just as happy for it. I loved Drift but, man, this is a fiery beast. The tapped riffs are still prominent and they've branched out into more variety than ever before, to great effect.
The riff right after the opening just smashes fuckin skulls. C'thulu take me I love that shit so much. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUFlXUg0Zq0
Just...all of this. It's something different from them and it smokes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLhfWPhVtbQ

Haken - Vector
Well, it's Haken. I mean...yeah. It's just really good. My only quibble is the length, which could be a bit more substantial. I wasn't really expecting all this heavy, but I am sure glad to have gotten it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpjzHr27Bjc

Ihsahn - Ámr
I could probably write tomes on what Ihsahn's music does for and to me. He's got an understanding of the dark side of being human that he expresses in a way that no other does. Considering that my mind is perpetually in dark places I really jibe with his lyrics, and they do a lot to help me accept that innate darkness and make it feel less isolating.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYB5YtXQAvE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLgMWPjkRnw

Monuments - Phronesis
As much as I love Monuments I was surprised that I found this album a grower. But grow it did, and the more whole-band writing on this record has revealed itself to be some of my favorites from these madmen.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifo-Fgyqfrw

Polyphia - New Levels New Devils
Most of this album I spend thinking "holy fuck did they really just do that!?" and I wouldn't have it another way. It's more jazzy and more ridiculous and I love the hell out of it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGLG85BfVxw

Sevendust - All I See Is War
Sevendust had a kind of a rough patch after Animosity where they didn't have full creative control and it showed in the product. This album and their last, though, showcase them at their best. I can't get enough of Lajon's vocals and the riffs deliver. This album takes me back 17 years in ways that don't make me hate everything.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8avjkSoRSbk

Shattered Skies - Muted Neon
Many of us that loved the first disc were still not completely sold on the new vocalist coming into this one (though the Auxilium EP helped). All doubts are now removed as to whether or not this band still has it, though, because this album is a monster.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zcg0hvLkig
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIiZ-poSTLw

Sithu Aye - Homebound
Turns out I have some personal/political disagreements with the artist, but the album's so good I won't let that make me push it out of a mention. If you like happy instrumental prog metal don't sleep on Sithu Aye.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgQS-xP4iwA

Skyharbor - Sunshine Dust
I wasn't sure how I'd adjust to the change in vocals, but uh...turns out I didn't need to worry. Eric does a great job taking charge of the new sound, and boy is it great. They do a little bit of all of their influences on this disc, and they do them all very well. The outright nu metal of Dissent still sticks out like a sore thumb, though.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ikq2pQOuyY0

Time, The Valuator - How Fleeting, How Fragile
Damn, these Germans really got it. I may have listened to this album more than any other on this list, just because it's so incredibly listenable. Lots of chops, riffs for days, great vocals, yadda yadda it's all there. I loved it so much I couldn't even just pick two tracks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9fuf1VwWuM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN9QYbks6Sg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THXIclrFAOU

Universe Effects - Desolation
A little more in every direction. Another album of just really good solid prog, and more metal this time than before. And tons of drama on this one!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5ujIyvrdpA

Valis Ablaze - Boundless
The previous material was good, but this is excellent. It's heavy and djenty, but in that sorta smooth ambient space. It evokes a mood not terribly far off from the first VOLA album, and it's damned brilliant from start to stop.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8MoeTIqJkw

Plini - Sunhead
This man can do no wrong, it seems. Just shoot this music into my veins and give me a new album and take this fistful of cash from me, please!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9JMXAYB2q8

Conception - My Dark Symphony
Well it's Conception and it sounds like it came out 2 years after Flow and holy fuck how did they do that!? Gods it's good to have these soundscapes back in my ears. Please give me full length albums now, fellas. My cash awaits.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWLZ9pStIeU

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Postby introclaus » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:22 am

Mardoch wrote:Andy Hauck - The Winding Way
This weird djent-tinged Western Rock thing that he's doing continues to tickle my fancy. It's different in a great way.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ69R4NhEyo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dykXBPtocc


Never heard about this before, but will have to check it out.

Mardoch wrote:Between the Buried and Me - Automata
I'm combining these cause they shouldn't have been split. Taken as one album, it's a friggin monster. A fantastic followup to Coma Ecliptic indeed. I love all the quirky pieces so much.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ja0EWloqsKo


I'm still holding out till the day someone decides to put them onto ONE disc :)

Mardoch wrote:Distorted Harmony - A Way Out
A very solid album through and through. Just good heavy prog.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKrrbwhdEsk


Absolutely one of my disappointments of the year. A very interesting prog metal band decided to become a boring second rate djent band.

Mardoch wrote:Erra - Neon
I was kind of expecting another more laid-back album like Drift, but that's not what we got, and I'm just as happy for it. I loved Drift but, man, this is a fiery beast. The tapped riffs are still prominent and they've branched out into more variety than ever before, to great effect.
The riff right after the opening just smashes fuckin skulls. C'thulu take me I love that shit so much. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUFlXUg0Zq0
Just...all of this. It's something different from them and it smokes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLhfWPhVtbQ


So well done, so original, but just too intense for me ... 20 minutes of this and I need a break!

Mardoch wrote:Haken - Vector
Well, it's Haken. I mean...yeah. It's just really good. My only quibble is the length, which could be a bit more substantial. I wasn't really expecting all this heavy, but I am sure glad to have gotten it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpjzHr27Bjc


Get a new singer and I'd be all over this. That said, music was really strong for sure.

Mardoch wrote:Ihsahn - Ámr
I could probably write tomes on what Ihsahn's music does for and to me. He's got an understanding of the dark side of being human that he expresses in a way that no other does. Considering that my mind is perpetually in dark places I really jibe with his lyrics, and they do a lot to help me accept that innate darkness and make it feel less isolating.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYB5YtXQAvE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLgMWPjkRnw


Wonderful disc.

Mardoch wrote:Monuments - Phronesis
As much as I love Monuments I was surprised that I found this album a grower. But grow it did, and the more whole-band writing on this record has revealed itself to be some of my favorites from these madmen.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifo-Fgyqfrw


I might have to give it more time, but at first it was a disappointment and just didn't hold any interest for me.

Mardoch wrote:Polyphia - New Levels New Devils
Most of this album I spend thinking "holy fuck did they really just do that!?" and I wouldn't have it another way. It's more jazzy and more ridiculous and I love the hell out of it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGLG85BfVxw


Amazing disc ... I don't think of this as a metal album, but just really great stuff ... I don't know why I forgot to list it on my list in the "non-metal" part .. either way, this is awesome.

Mardoch wrote:Sevendust - All I See Is War
Sevendust had a kind of a rough patch after Animosity where they didn't have full creative control and it showed in the product. This album and their last, though, showcase them at their best. I can't get enough of Lajon's vocals and the riffs deliver. This album takes me back 17 years in ways that don't make me hate everything.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8avjkSoRSbk


Never cared about Sevendust, so I didn't check this out at all. Should I?

Mardoch wrote:Shattered Skies - Muted Neon
Many of us that loved the first disc were still not completely sold on the new vocalist coming into this one (though the Auxilium EP helped). All doubts are now removed as to whether or not this band still has it, though, because this album is a monster.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zcg0hvLkig
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIiZ-poSTLw


First disc was great - but yeah ... :(

Mardoch wrote:Sithu Aye - Homebound
Turns out I have some personal/political disagreements with the artist, but the album's so good I won't let that make me push it out of a mention. If you like happy instrumental prog metal don't sleep on Sithu Aye.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgQS-xP4iwA


Sounds like there's a fun story there you have to share with us, haha ...

Mardoch wrote:Skyharbor - Sunshine Dust
I wasn't sure how I'd adjust to the change in vocals, but uh...turns out I didn't need to worry. Eric does a great job taking charge of the new sound, and boy is it great. They do a little bit of all of their influences on this disc, and they do them all very well. The outright nu metal of Dissent still sticks out like a sore thumb, though.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ikq2pQOuyY0


Yes, I think they are great at paying tribute" to their inspirations, but not quite as good at blending all of them into one sound ... if that makes sense?

Mardoch wrote:Time, The Valuator - How Fleeting, How Fragile
Damn, these Germans really got it. I may have listened to this album more than any other on this list, just because it's so incredibly listenable. Lots of chops, riffs for days, great vocals, yadda yadda it's all there. I loved it so much I couldn't even just pick two tracks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9fuf1VwWuM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN9QYbks6Sg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THXIclrFAOU


Great stuff!

Mardoch wrote:Universe Effects - Desolation
A little more in every direction. Another album of just really good solid prog, and more metal this time than before. And tons of drama on this one!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5ujIyvrdpA


Don't like the singer.

Mardoch wrote:Valis Ablaze - Boundless
The previous material was good, but this is excellent. It's heavy and djenty, but in that sorta smooth ambient space. It evokes a mood not terribly far off from the first VOLA album, and it's damned brilliant from start to stop.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8MoeTIqJkw


This one bored me really quickly.

Mardoch wrote:Plini - Sunhead
This man can do no wrong, it seems. Just shoot this music into my veins and give me a new album and take this fistful of cash from me, please!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9JMXAYB2q8


It's a bit too "introverted" for me ... almost sounds like the guy is making music just for himself, and not with any intention of us getting any enjoyment out of it ... which obviously isn't true, since you love it and I see he has +250.000 views on YouTube :)

Mardoch wrote:Conception - My Dark Symphony
Well it's Conception and it sounds like it came out 2 years after Flow and holy fuck how did they do that!? Gods it's good to have these soundscapes back in my ears. Please give me full length albums now, fellas. My cash awaits.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWLZ9pStIeU


I will pay them WHEN the album is out. I'm done paying for anything up front.
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Re: 2018 top however many (I'm too lazy to count)

Postby Hearing Aid Man » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:32 pm

Between the Buried and Me - Automata A fantastic followup to Coma Ecliptic indeed. I love all the quirky pieces so much.
Haken - Vector My only quibble is the length, which could be a bit more substantial.


My thoughts exactly on these two.

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Postby Mardoch » Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:15 pm

introclaus wrote:
Mardoch wrote:Distorted Harmony - A Way Out
A very solid album through and through. Just good heavy prog.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKrrbwhdEsk


Absolutely one of my disappointments of the year. A very interesting prog metal band decided to become a boring second rate djent band.

I can definitely appreciate this take. Since I like djent I like the album fine, but if you think djent's oversaturated it's easy to discard this album as a bad pivot.

introclaus wrote:
Mardoch wrote:Erra - Neon
I was kind of expecting another more laid-back album like Drift, but that's not what we got, and I'm just as happy for it. I loved Drift but, man, this is a fiery beast. The tapped riffs are still prominent and they've branched out into more variety than ever before, to great effect.
The riff right after the opening just smashes fuckin skulls. C'thulu take me I love that shit so much. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUFlXUg0Zq0
Just...all of this. It's something different from them and it smokes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLhfWPhVtbQ


So well done, so original, but just too intense for me ... 20 minutes of this and I need a break!

Hah! It can be a pretty exhausting listen for sure. There is just so much happening with so much enthusiasm at quite a fast pace.

introclaus wrote:
Mardoch wrote:Monuments - Phronesis
As much as I love Monuments I was surprised that I found this album a grower. But grow it did, and the more whole-band writing on this record has revealed itself to be some of my favorites from these madmen.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifo-Fgyqfrw


I might have to give it more time, but at first it was a disappointment and just didn't hold any interest for me.

I was the same, but I figured due to my love of their previous output, especially The Amanuensis, that it was probably me just not clicking immediately. That's why I stuck with it, but I can just as easily appreciate anyone not doing that.

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Mardoch wrote:Polyphia - New Levels New Devils
Most of this album I spend thinking "holy fuck did they really just do that!?" and I wouldn't have it another way. It's more jazzy and more ridiculous and I love the hell out of it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGLG85BfVxw


Amazing disc ... I don't think of this as a metal album, but just really great stuff ... I don't know why I forgot to list it on my list in the "non-metal" part .. either way, this is awesome.

I definitely had some trepidation going into this one due to the Most Hated EP. I was afraid that the singles might be hiding more of that crap. I am so glad to have been wrong.

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Mardoch wrote:Sevendust - All I See Is War
Sevendust had a kind of a rough patch after Animosity where they didn't have full creative control and it showed in the product. This album and their last, though, showcase them at their best. I can't get enough of Lajon's vocals and the riffs deliver. This album takes me back 17 years in ways that don't make me hate everything.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8avjkSoRSbk


Never cared about Sevendust, so I didn't check this out at all. Should I?

If you never liked them I don't imagine this one will change your mind. But it can't hurt to give a few tunes a try. There are quite a few singles from the album on YT and they're all good choices, in my opinion.

introclaus wrote:
Mardoch wrote:Sithu Aye - Homebound
Turns out I have some personal/political disagreements with the artist, but the album's so good I won't let that make me push it out of a mention. If you like happy instrumental prog metal don't sleep on Sithu Aye.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgQS-xP4iwA


Sounds like there's a fun story there you have to share with us, haha ...

Sadly, it's not very entertaining. If you know who PewDiePie is then it might make sense, but if not then just skip it. But on his Discord server he's pushing the "SubscribeToPewDiePie" hashtag and I think the guy's a living sack of vomit, so I called him out for it, we had a back and forth on twitter, and the guy who actually mods the discord channel banned me for calling him out, lol. Sithu did tell the guy to unban me and welcomed me back if I wanted to come back, but uh...I am rethinking my support of someone who'll promote a racist bigot like that.

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Mardoch wrote:Skyharbor - Sunshine Dust
I wasn't sure how I'd adjust to the change in vocals, but uh...turns out I didn't need to worry. Eric does a great job taking charge of the new sound, and boy is it great. They do a little bit of all of their influences on this disc, and they do them all very well. The outright nu metal of Dissent still sticks out like a sore thumb, though.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ikq2pQOuyY0


Yes, I think they are great at paying tribute" to their inspirations, but not quite as good at blending all of them into one sound ... if that makes sense?

Absolutely. I think another round of writing with Eric in the mix will produce something really special. Though it does seem they've lost their drummer, so hopefully that doesn't impact things too much.

introclaus wrote:
Mardoch wrote:Valis Ablaze - Boundless
The previous material was good, but this is excellent. It's heavy and djenty, but in that sorta smooth ambient space. It evokes a mood not terribly far off from the first VOLA album, and it's damned brilliant from start to stop.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8MoeTIqJkw


This one bored me really quickly.

Bummer! I was hoping this one be one that would catch on with you. Different strokes, though.

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Mardoch wrote:Plini - Sunhead
This man can do no wrong, it seems. Just shoot this music into my veins and give me a new album and take this fistful of cash from me, please!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9JMXAYB2q8


It's a bit too "introverted" for me ... almost sounds like the guy is making music just for himself, and not with any intention of us getting any enjoyment out of it ... which obviously isn't true, since you love it and I see he has +250.000 views on YouTube :)

Jazz inspired anything can take on this feeling, imo. There's something that often feels cold and wanky if it doesn't click with you. So...I can appreciate this, too.

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Re: 2018 top however many (I'm too lazy to count)

Postby Mardoch » Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:16 pm

Hearing Aid Man wrote:
Between the Buried and Me - Automata A fantastic followup to Coma Ecliptic indeed. I love all the quirky pieces so much.
Haken - Vector My only quibble is the length, which could be a bit more substantial.


My thoughts exactly on these two.

I'm really excited to hear what both do next.

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Re: 2018 top however many (I'm too lazy to count)

Postby ToddS » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:52 pm

Much here I'm not very familiar with. Listening as I write.

Mardoch wrote:Here we go, my top...however many this is. Alphabetical until the EPs, which I separated just because. Youtube links are for my favorite track(s) or the ones I feel
give the best overall representation of each album.

Andy Hauck - The Winding Way
This weird djent-tinged Western Rock thing that he's doing continues to tickle my fancy. It's different in a great way.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ69R4NhEyo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dykXBPtocc

You are a djent machine! :lol: That video cracked me up. Good song. I didn't care for the 2nd one as much.


Between the Buried and Me - Automata
I'm combining these cause they shouldn't have been split. Taken as one album, it's a friggin monster. A fantastic followup to Coma Ecliptic indeed. I love all the quirky pieces so much.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ja0EWloqsKo

Indeed!

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Distorted Harmony - A Way Out
A very solid album through and through. Just good heavy prog.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKrrbwhdEsk

I dig this band, but for some reason didn't get into this one as much, I need to go back to it.


Erra - Neon
I was kind of expecting another more laid-back album like Drift, but that's not what we got, and I'm just as happy for it. I loved Drift but, man, this is a fiery beast. The tapped riffs are still prominent and they've branched out into more variety than ever before, to great effect.
The riff right after the opening just smashes fuckin skulls. C'thulu take me I love that shit so much. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUFlXUg0Zq0
Just...all of this. It's something different from them and it smokes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLhfWPhVtbQ

Those harsh vocals are not my thing. Its good though. Who knows, if the mood strikes I'll give this another go.


Haken - Vector
Well, it's Haken. I mean...yeah. It's just really good. My only quibble is the length, which could be a bit more substantial. I wasn't really expecting all this heavy, but I am sure glad to have gotten it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpjzHr27Bjc

Love this to death! Would have loved another song too.


Ihsahn - Ámr
I could probably write tomes on what Ihsahn's music does for and to me. He's got an understanding of the dark side of being human that he expresses in a way that no other does. Considering that my mind is perpetually in dark places I really jibe with his lyrics, and they do a lot to help me accept that innate darkness and make it feel less isolating.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYB5YtXQAvE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLgMWPjkRnw

Dude is super talented, but not my thing.


Monuments - Phronesis
As much as I love Monuments I was surprised that I found this album a grower. But grow it did, and the more whole-band writing on this record has revealed itself to be some of my favorites from these madmen.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifo-Fgyqfrw

I can see you digging this. Too modern, and the harsh vox appear to be a deal breaker for me.


Polyphia - New Levels New Devils
Most of this album I spend thinking "holy fuck did they really just do that!?" and I wouldn't have it another way. It's more jazzy and more ridiculous and I love the hell out of it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGLG85BfVxw

Totally agree. Sick playing. Cool stuff!


Sevendust - All I See Is War
Sevendust had a kind of a rough patch after Animosity where they didn't have full creative control and it showed in the product. This album and their last, though, showcase them at their best. I can't get enough of Lajon's vocals and the riffs deliver. This album takes me back 17 years in ways that don't make me hate everything.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8avjkSoRSbk

I don't follow this band, but when I hear them on XM radio or whatever I listen. Vocals are awesome indeed!


Shattered Skies - Muted Neon
Many of us that loved the first disc were still not completely sold on the new vocalist coming into this one (though the Auxilium EP helped). All doubts are now removed as to whether or not this band still has it, though, because this album is a monster.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zcg0hvLkig
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIiZ-poSTLw

No let down on this one. Prefer the previous vocalist, but nothing wrong here.


Sithu Aye - Homebound
Turns out I have some personal/political disagreements with the artist, but the album's so good I won't let that make me push it out of a mention. If you like happy instrumental prog metal don't sleep on Sithu Aye.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgQS-xP4iwA

I didn't look into the political side of this, but sometimes it is better not to know shit about the artist personal life. This is quite good. So much of this style coming out lately, I can't keep up. Will investigate further.


Skyharbor - Sunshine Dust
I wasn't sure how I'd adjust to the change in vocals, but uh...turns out I didn't need to worry. Eric does a great job taking charge of the new sound, and boy is it great. They do a little bit of all of their influences on this disc, and they do them all very well. The outright nu metal of Dissent still sticks out like a sore thumb, though.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ikq2pQOuyY0

This is pretty good. Singer sounds very much like the Thank You Scientist, or Coheed vocalist. Will check out some other songs.


Time, The Valuator - How Fleeting, How Fragile
Damn, these Germans really got it. I may have listened to this album more than any other on this list, just because it's so incredibly listenable. Lots of chops, riffs for days, great vocals, yadda yadda it's all there. I loved it so much I couldn't even just pick two tracks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9fuf1VwWuM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN9QYbks6Sg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THXIclrFAOU

Gave the first link a shot, but the vocals are just too poppy for me.


Universe Effects - Desolation
A little more in every direction. Another album of just really good solid prog, and more metal this time than before. And tons of drama on this one!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5ujIyvrdpA

Good solid prog indeed. Guitarist is fantastic!


Valis Ablaze - Boundless
The previous material was good, but this is excellent. It's heavy and djenty, but in that sorta smooth ambient space. It evokes a mood not terribly far off from the first VOLA album, and it's damned brilliant from start to stop.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8MoeTIqJkw

You are all over this style bro!


Plini - Sunhead
This man can do no wrong, it seems. Just shoot this music into my veins and give me a new album and take this fistful of cash from me, please!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9JMXAYB2q8

He can do no wrong indeed!


Conception - My Dark Symphony
Well it's Conception and it sounds like it came out 2 years after Flow and holy fuck how did they do that!? Gods it's good to have these soundscapes back in my ears. Please give me full length albums now, fellas. My cash awaits.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWLZ9pStIeU


I just love this more and more with every listen. It's like seeing an old dear friend that has been away for far too long.


Awesome list bro!
"My songs become my freedom, and my freedom turns to gold"

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Re: 2018 top however many (I'm too lazy to count)

Postby Mardoch » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:06 pm

It's true, I'm guilty of loving djent quite a lot. There's something about the combination of heavy and wonky that it comes with that just tickles my brain to pieces. Give me all the skull-crushing polyrhythms, please!

Hopefully you find something new you find worth buying! Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.


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