(Our friend Austin Lunn had a busy 2017, and one of the reasons is likely the recently revealed fact that Panopticon has a new double-album coming our way in March via Bindrune Recordings in the U.S. and Nordvis in Europe, the title of which is the scars of man on the once nameless wilderness. Nevertheless, Austin again graciously agreed to put together a year-end list of favorite records that we could share with you.)
I’m sorry I am a bit behind with this list as my life has been a bit chaotic as of late.
There was so much music to consume in 2017… Here is a list of some of the records I enjoyed in 2017…some are from 2016 and I was just a little late to discover them. I had quite a few more but I just felt as if my list was getting a bit excessive. This list spans a lot of genres and is in no particular order… But I will say that the first 5 on my list were my favorites this year.
Colter Wall – S/T LP
Falls of Rauros – “Vigilance Perennial”
Saiva – “Markerna Bortom”
Chaos Moon – “Eschaton Mémoire”
Richard Inman – S/T
Plus I have an unholy list of vinyl reissues that I will spare you having to read. It was a good year for my record collection and a harsh year for my wallet.
2018 is shaping up to be pretty exciting as well with some demo material from some of my friends’ bands I have gotten to hear. I’m excited about Bhleg’s brilliant new album Sunnanljus and the final Panphage album Jord. Since Summoning’s new record came out this morning I have been listening to that all day, so I reckon it will be on next year’s list.