This blog is more into instruments and music making software. I think I can hype some of my favourite albums of this year in one post. These are not in any order.
Band is sometimes known as Ghost B.C. This is their highly anticipated second album. To be honest I was little disappointed when I heard it first time. But I have learned to like it more since. I might have expected more than is possible to deliver and different kind of album. Ghost is interesting mix of 60′s and 70′s music with occult lyrics and evil cult appearance. concept works on stage too.
Jex Thoth: Blood Moon Rise
Blood Moon Rise is second full length album of Jex Thoth. Some call her Queen of doom metal. After seeing her few times live, they are not that of the mark. This song is one of the easy ones on album. Album has much heavier stuff too and these easier moments balance album and give time to breath.
Blood Ceremony: The Eldritch Dark
Blood Ceremony’s first album was heavily influenced by Black Sabbath. Second one tried something different. The Eldritch Dark is their third album where they found their own sound. At least until they release their next album which may be something different.
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats: Mind Control
Fourth album heavily influenced by 70′s music. I don’t know much about this band. Danko Jones has dropped band’s name couple times in his podcast and Spotify told me I might like this. I liked it and I am going to see them live next year.
CMX is my all time favourite band. They literally do what ever they want. This year they wanted to do edgier rock album. The official video was made for more radio friendly song. This is their 14th album. There is only one album I don’t like that much. That was when they wanted to do double album of progressive rock. This is not band, whose first albums are best ones. Their 12th is my favourite album. This one is also among their best albums.
The Ocean: Pelagial
Before this album The Ocean felt like good band that could make great album. This is that great album. I have version which have instrumental versions of all the songs as bonus tracks. Song work as instrumentals too. It is sad that their guitarists are leaving after they made this masterpiece.
Altar of Plagues: Teethed Glory and Injury
Before this album Altar of Plagues played black metal with post metal influences. On this album they went experimental.
How to Destroy Angels: Welcome Oblivion
If you want to nitpick, that song and video were released last year but song was on the album. Welcome Oblivion is best album Trent Reznor released this year. Nine Inch Nails album Hesitation Marks was bit disappointing. It is not bad, but I expected more.
Daft Punk: Random Access Memories
There is a thing called loudness war. Daft Punk showed with their Random Access Memories, that you don’t have to kill dynamic range to make great record. That is not reason why this is on my list. It is on the list because it is great record.