Honourable Mentions of 2016

The best of the rest, in alphabetical order: Aluk Todolo, Voix (Ajna Ofensive) The French band always crafts and molds their music into an amorphous yet shockingly solid whole that is fascinating to hear. Drones soar and weave amidst a hypnotic, kraut-inspired rhythm section, atonal cacophony slowly metamorphoses into a coherent and alluring melody. (Spotify) […]

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The Best Albums of 2013, #11

Oranssi Pazuzu, Velonielu Not long after I started listening to Can nearly a decade ago, I started wondering why, for all the hybridization in metal music, nobody had combined heavy, extreme sounds with the krautrock sounds of the 1970s. After all, there are aspects of metal that make fitting bedfellows for krautrock, namely black metal, […]

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