Angel Olsen, My Woman - A beautiful, haunting album.
Darkthrone, Arctic Thunder - Sometimes, you just need to rock. This is like Motorhead mixed with a little Maiden and Priest with a dash of crusty punk.
Lotus Thief, Gramarye - A beautiful, haunting album.
P.J. Harvey, The Hope Six Demolition Project
Vektor, Terminal Redux - Insanely fast and ambitious scifi thrash.
Mary Lattimore, At the Dam
Against Me! Shape Shift with Me. I’m pretty ignorant about trans issues, and a lot of what I know comes from Against Me!
Inquisition, Bloodshed Across the Empyrean Altar Beyond the Celestial Zenith - Satanism is right up there with fundamentalist Christianity or conservative Islam in terms of religious ideologies that I have huge issues with. And yet I put up with Inquisition’s cosmic satanism because they are so interesting musically. The singer croaks like a robot frog about jibber-jabber while creating walls of noise on his guitar while the drummer bangs away like a madman. The cover art doesn’t do this music justice.
Hammers of Misfortune, Dead Revolution - proggy metal about San Francisco being decimated by wealth.
Subrose, For This We Fought the Battle of Ages - Heavy doom from Salt Lake City.
Inter Arma, Paradise Gallows