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Alt+Lorilla 1k - Aleptoe Group, Inc (2018, Sunset Grid)
Ooh, these are some sax-heavy—and hence classic—chill vapors. Keeping the light pace, sometimes with vocals or snippets of spoken word, sometimes instrumental and mall-y. Light one up, cause smoking kills.
Best of the EPs that I’ve heard so far (and I’m doing them in order whenever I feel like it). Beastmaker’s EP.5 has a high density of classic horror doom riffage for your delectation.
Black Elephant - Cosmic Blues (2018, Small Stone)
Ooo, this is some no-nonsense fuzzy psych metal from Italy. Heavy, and not afraid to stir in a bit of FUNK.
Chemical Hypnotist - Your Local Forecast (2018, DMT Tapes FL)
I’m settling in with some excellent forecasts. Chemical Hypnotist soundtracks the weather (report) for you, and no matter what’s coming, you can handle it!
Some great straight-up furious (post-)hardcore on Don’t Disturb My Circles’ new EP, Lower Canopy. Great balance of heaviness and focused aggression here. Out now on digital and on ltd 7 inch through Ring Leader / Regulator Records.
FM Skyline - Advanced Memory Suite (out now on Business Casual)
Grade-A muzaque right here. Funky and supportive synth tunes for the workday of the future. If we remember that far ahead, that is.
Channeling that new age pop really hard, without compromising on originality one bit. Goamae’s Infinite Lagoon takes me to places where there’s harps, cerulean shores, soft voices, and boppy synths. Much love. (2018, Bogus Collective)
Misty Grey are bringing that über-classic doom and I’m here for it? Real 70s vibe and I don’t normally even go for that all that much. Well, if it rocks, it rocks, that’s the main Hedda motto. And this rocks.
Hedda doesn’t deal in favourites, but if she did, Shnabubula’s Game Genie would be her favourite (non-metal) album of 2018. This tour de force of proggy baroque chiptunes is nothing short of genius, as the title suggests. On this album, Samuel Ascher-Weiss takes the high-intensity composition style and wide-ranging influences of early game soundtracks and channels it in a way that others will be hard put to equal.
(2018, CS/digital, Hausu Mountain)
Hedda likes to rock, and this rocks. Oh, it rocks SO HARD. Voïvod’s Angel Rat (1991, Mechanic / MCA) is a clever infusion of heavy metal with 70s prog influences. Gentler than their earlier thrash works of course, but without losing any of their edge.