(We started this year with a review of Prosthetic Records’ re-release of an album called Hatred For Mankind by an ominously mysterious UK band called Dragged Into Sunlight. It remains a particularly harrowing but remarkable listening experience. We followed that in September by hosting the band’s horrific music video for the song “Buried With Leeches”, which YouTube had removed months earlier. Naturally, I was curious about what kind of year-end album list might come from this band, so I invited “T” from DIS to give us his list — and he did. This is it, with T’s brief notes about each album.)
Fuck man, so many good records. I just finished listening to every band listed below beginning to end. It is now dark.
1. Rwake – Rest
Crushing, riff worship. Genius.
2. Autopsy – Macabre Eternal
Miserable, reptilian. Soul crushing cymbal hits.
3. Black Cobra – Invernal
Heavy, massive kick drum, riding into hell.
4. Craft – Void
Evil anti-everything. I want to commit murder.
5. Leviathan – True Traitor, True Whore
Totally fucked, swallowing razorblades.
6. Dead Existence – Born into the Planet’s Scars
Filthy fucking groove. Devastating. EyehateJake.
7. Ancient VVisdom – A Godlike Inferno
Manson forever. Meandering ambience.
8. Lifelover – Sjukdom
Skullfucking. Rest in Peace, B.
9. 40 Watt Sun – The Inside Room
10. Astrohenge – II
A volatile hurling of carefully selected bricks.
Conan – downtune.
Eddie Falco – happy to be happy.
Slabdragger – high on belief.
Magpyes – – grind bastards.