What Are You Listening To Now - The Fallen Edition
Neurosis - "Times Of Grace" (1999)
Stunningly heavy post-metal from California. This one is my go-to Neurosis album these days.
Candlemass - "Nightfall" (1987)
My favourite Candlemass album these days.
Sleep - "Dopesmoker" (2003)
A total stoner/doom drone-fest featuring a 63 minute epic.
Thorr’s Hammer - DOMMEDAGSNATT (1996)
Members of Sunn O))) and Burning Witch. HEAVY!!!
Sunn O))) - "Black One" (2005)
This post is a prime example of why the "Metal Academy" website is a superior tool for finding new music that fits your unique personal tastes than our competition can boast of. I've always been a fan of the Sunn O))) material I've encountered but I doubt that I would ever have checked this album out if not for the high regard its held in by our own Revolution666 & Jon who both awarded it the full five stars. "Black One" doesn't receive anything like that sort of rating on the less targeted rating & review sites that allow their scoring to be diluted by less devoted listeners. This is one of the best albums I've ever heard in my life to be perfectly honest. Our clan system works like a muthafucka!
Boris - "Pink" (2005)
A classic noise rock record with a strong stoner component from a Japanese band who continue to reinvent themselves.
Weeping Sores - False Confession (2019)
As the year winds down this album came out of nowhere and blew me away with its varying and complex death-doom metal riffs contrasted by a sweetly evil sounding violin. Easily one of my favorite Death-Doom albums I've heard. Incredible atmosphere and work by the lead singer of Pyrrhon, I'm extremely glad he decided to create such an awesome side project considering I really disliked Pyrrhon's style of Death Metal.
Neurosis - "Souls At Zero" (1992)
An unmitigated classic & one of my all-time favourite records. Fuck I love this band.
Valkyrie - "Sunlight Shines" 2004: Love the trad metal leanings and weeping willow guitars. Jake and Pete Adams are underrated doom icons.
Neurosis - "A Sun That Never Sets" (2001)
An album that saw Neurosis heading further away from their classic sludge metal sound towards a much more introspective post-metal one with drawn out arrangements & a stronger focus on atmospherics. It's still fucking brilliant though. Particularly Scott Kelly's emotional vocal performance. He's comfortably one of my top five vocalists of all time to be honest. The highlights are nothing short of stupendous but the quality does drop a touch over the last few tracks which prevents any chance of a perfect score.