30 December 2009

Best of 2009 Part 2: The Compilation

I know i said i was going to do a part 2 of my best of that included best eps, best live show, biggest dissapointments etc, but i think it would be better just to let the music i love speak for itself. i put this together for the fine folks over at Sludgeswamp but it hasn't been posted yet. so here, have this, or something:

Crypticomp - Best of 2009 edition

Disc 1:

1. Suarglider (Torche)
2. Jake Leg (Baroness)
3. The Ripper (Chylde)
4. Toe Cutter (Sweet Cobra)
5. Come Alive (Doomriders)
6. Lightning In His Hand (Black Cobra)
7. How It Is, How It's Going To Be (Gaza)
8. Arcadia (Javelina)
9. Bridge Burners (Magrudergrind)
10. Detached (Brutal Truth)
11. White On White Crime (Agoraphobic Nosebleed)
12. Worms Will Feed/Rats Will Feast (Converge)

Disc 2:

13. Through Sparrows I Rest (Coalesce)
14. Chambered (Narrows)
15. Cities End Times (Shores Of The Tundra)
16. Ghost Key (Isis)
17. The Creeper (Pelican)
18. Resurrected (Hot Stenographer)
19. Doombeast (The Cryptic Yeast)
20. Outsider (Hatred Surge)
21. Frozen (Mammoth Grinder)


23 December 2009

Rob's Top 12 albums of 2009

Much like Jorge I stuck with the heavier side of things this year. It's not that I wanted it to be this way, it just happened. 2008 had a handful of great indie rock records that I couldn't put down but unfortunately this just wasn't the case in 2009. While I liked select tracks off of Veckatimest or Merriweather Post Pavilion, they just didn't live up to the hype that every other music blog in the world gave it. An album isn't good because Pitchfork says it is. I mean hell, Britney Spears albums go #1 on the billboard charts but that doesn't mean it's good. On that note, here's my top 12 Albums of 2009.

12. Saint Deamon - Pandeamonium

11. Municipal Waste - Massive Agressive

10. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

09. Slayer - World Painted Blood

08. Wolf - Ravenous

07. Lamb of God - Wrath

06. Converge - Axe to Fall

05. Baroness - Blue Record

04. Mastodon - Crack the Skye

03. Cannibal Corpse - Evisceration Plague

02. Agathodaimon - Phoenix

01. Megadeth - Endgame

Favorite stuff of the year Part I, by George Moore (The Cryptic Yeast, Full Rabbit Records)

2009 for me was all about the experimental hardcore, stoner metal, powerviolence, and grindcore. If you can't get into those genres, i'm sorry but i have nothing to offer you. Look at Pitchfork or Spin or something because i didn't venture too far outside of those genres, and i don't really regret it either. In all seriousness it was an AMAZING year for heavier music. it seems like every band i'm into, and even some i wasn't a huge fan of before, really stepped up their game and made some killer albums. so check it out, or don't:

20: Every Time I Die - New Junk Aesthetic

19: Kylesa - Static Tensions

18: Psyopus - Odd Senses

17: Napalm Death - Time Waits For No Slave

16: Narrows - New Distances

15: Weekend Nachos - Unforgivable

14: Battletorn - Reflect The Filth

13: Brutal Truth - Evolution Through Revolution

12: Gaza - He is Never Coming Back

11: Mastodon - Crack The Skye

10: Hatred Surge - Deconstruct

9: Isis - Wavering Radiant

8: Magrudergrind - Magrudergrind

7: Black Cobra - Chronomega

6: Coalesce - OX

5: Pelican - What We All Come To Need

4: Doomriders - Darkness Come Alive

3: Agoraphobic Nosebleed - Agorapocalypse

2: Converge - Axe To Fall

1: Baroness - Blue Record

Stay tuned for part 2, my favorite splits, eps, compilations, and shows of the year. thanks for readin.