15. Every Time I Die – Low Teens
I’d never listened to this band because of their name. I thought they were some God-awful emo band. I’m very sorry, this album is ‘riffz for daiz’.
14. Fall of Troy – OK
They released it for free? How awesome is that? It’s worth more than that though, pay for it for God’s sake. Really clever, exciting, just yes.
13. Départe – Failure, Subside
I tend to like it when I listen to a band on a whim and it makes my face
I tend to like it when I listen to a band on a whim and it makes my face gurn so hard it looks like I’m eating sour sweets whilst watching Meshuggah and Behemoth have a fight. This is that band for me. This album is extraordinary, and it’s great to see something come out of Australia that isn’t trying to mimic Karnivool or AC/DC. Seriously, just listen to it. It’s rank … yes!
12. Thrice – To be Everywhere is to be Nowhere
Marginally different to the previous release. This has the post-rock vibes that I enjoy, but is also catchy and features actual songs. Really great album from these guys.
11. Deftones – Gore
Deftones are great aren’t they. This album took a while to sink in probably because it’s a bit more “post” than normal. But once it drops, boy is it a journey. I wish I was a flamingo.