Diario

  • 2011 Best of

    Dic 12 2011, 12:51 di infernale_cp

    1 DeafheavenRoads to Judah
    I guess the choices I tend to make in my top list this year, and the trend more generally within my metal tastes at least, has been towards the style of music Deafheaven play. Passionate, not afraid to mix in outright post-rock, hardcore, punk, lo-fi and folk influences, but still unquestionably brutal at times. Deafheaven are a fairly new bunch of kids on the block (they are very young, so kids is apt), but the sound they make sounds supremely accomplished and mature. Effortlessly mixing styles and creating a strong atmosphere not of dread, as much blackmetal music tends to, but of something vaguely otherworldly. They sound fresh and unbound by the framework of the genres that they straddle. Don’t get me wrong, this is still an album that sits within all that is “black”, but it has noticeable shades of colour and flair littered throughout, and feels truly dynamic in its approach.
    The music itself is dense and the vocals sit well behind the music in the mix. …
  • Best of 2011

    Dic 12 2011, 12:50 di infernale_cp

    1 DeafheavenRoads to Judah
    I guess the choices I tend to make in my top list this year, and the trend more generally within my metal tastes at least, has been towards the style of music Deafheaven play. Passionate, not afraid to mix in outright post-rock, hardcore, punk, lo-fi and folk influences, but still unquestionably brutal at times. Deafheaven are a fairly new bunch of kids on the block (they are very young, so kids is apt), but the sound they make sounds supremely accomplished and mature. Effortlessly mixing styles and creating a strong atmosphere not of dread, as much blackmetal music tends to, but of something vaguely otherworldly. They sound fresh and unbound by the framework of the genres that they straddle. Don’t get me wrong, this is still an album that sits within all that is “black”, but it has noticeable shades of colour and flair littered throughout, and feels truly dynamic in its approach.
    The music itself is dense and the vocals sit well behind the music in the mix. …
  • A Running Tally, Phaze III - 2010

    Dic 7 2009, 14:37 di Bromadrosis

    Didn't do one of these for 2009 on last.fm... That was a mistake. Time to get back to work.
    Principle is the same. All new releases I hear will receive a score out of 100. Updates will happen periodically. Scores may evolve slightly over time, though there won't be any big jumps.

    Scoring table:

    [100] = If it comes to a choice between buying a pill that'll cure your child's cancer or this, buy this.
    [90-99] = Essential. Create an unholy army of flying zombie monkeys to help you obtain this!
    [80-89] = Excellent shizzle, recommended to all. Unless, of course, you're a poothead with vile taste in music stuff.
    [70-79] = Still pretty good, if somewhat unremarkable. Mostly only for fans of the band/genre.
    [60-69] = Maybe you'll like it, maybe you won't. Approach with caution and keep your finger hovering over the button that releases the hounds.
    [50-59] = Mediocre. Only for the true collector with more money than good taste.
    [40-49] = Horse manure by any other name... But hey, at least you got a spare jewel case now.