A delightfully mixed selection for this week’s Album of the Day recap, taking in indigenous black metal; blackgaze; old-school crust punk; powerviolence-infused anti-fascist hardcore; and mind-expanding psychedelic black metal. It’s possibly the most varied selection yet, which, considering the way that Album of the Day gleeful hops between genres, is quite something. Enjoy!
Chosen to help support Indigenous People’s Day; and also because it’s a bloody good album. The Black Twilight Circle have some great albums amongst their ranks, and this is up there with the best of them.
Blissful, beautiful post-black metal/blackgaze, this is one of the best things Holy Roar has put out this year; which is saying quite something.
Picked on world mental health day, Mental Health is an album of snarling, defiant crust punk that’s not afraid to show a human side. Sadly not on Bandcamp, but at least there’s a Youtube upload of this brilliant album.
The name should say it all; powerviolence-infused hardcore from England, this is over in a flash. The name alone surely ensures we’ll hear a lot about this band.
And finally, Friday’s pick is the psychedelic black metal of Grave Mounds and Grave Mistakes; an album that helps to underline just how creatively tame most metal is these days, and that A Forest of Stars are one of the best English bands around right now.