Re: PM:X2 Thorsday Soundoff - 21 May

Date:2020-05-21 16:37:39
In Reply To:PM:X2 Thorsday Soundoff - 21 May by Brian Taylor
ABBA - Super Trouper
ABBA - Voulez-Vous
Never a bad time for ABBA!
Nightwish - Angels Fall First
Still excellent (even though Oceanborn will always be my favorite).

Heavy rotation:

- Anciients / Voice of the Void (2016)

- Thy Catafalque / Naiv (2020)
Too bad the second half is not as compelling as the first one... still, what a fun listen!

Checked out:

- Exgenesis / Solve et coagula (2020)
Jari Lindholm-project. Once again, we're in doom-death territory, but, unlike Slumber or Enshine, guitars are the sole responsible for building the harmonies here.
It's a pretty samey affair, and the atonal growls are particularly monodimensional. The interest of the album all lies in Jari's gorgeous guitar melodies. I'm trying to decide if that's enough.

- Mars Red Sky / The Task Eternal (2019)
Psych-tinged stoner from France, topped by peculiar melodic vocals.

Others from the collection:

- Arkona / Ot serdca k nebu (2007)
(Probably inspired by the Slavonic folk touches in Thy Catafalque's album...).
I could never quite get into their other albums I've heard, but this one is a magnificent example of pagan metal.

- Your Tomorrow Alone / Ordinary Lives (2012)
Hidden gem of proggy goth/doom from Italy.
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