Sunn o))) - oh god I love this band. So impenetrable. Did anyone listen to their album with Scott Walker? Utterly bizarre, but completely compelling. Couldn’t stop listening to it. I see them in three weeks time for the first time. So excited.
@Jason - XV is my favourite album too. The lyrics. The bass. So good. (random but - from reading something else of yours here, I think we might have been in Kyoto at the same time last year! I was on my honeymoon, such an amazing place).
@acharis - I can already tell you have amazing taste. Boris I fricking love. Saw them when I was in Japan, in a dingy metal bar in Osaka. They were amazing. Godflesh I just love. I thought they were done, and their last album was a total bolt from the blue, loved it. Saw Jesu last year, at an amazing festival curated (and closed by) Cult of Luna, and was really disappointed. I don’t know if it was sound issues or whatever, but they really lacked drive and energy (all two of them!). Didn’t help that they came on after Amenra who just blew everyone away (also saw then in Brussels. Angry, angry young men).
Incidentally, the keyboard I’m writing on hasn’t quite recovered from the glass of wine I spilt on it. Despite leaving it in a bag of rice for four days.
@Martus - yes definitely. Bandcamp is this sprawling, amazing, independent (in the true sense of the word) library of amazing music. I have discovered most of my favourite new bands there. Spotify is an attempt (and I do mean ‘attempt’) to cut out the 3 or 4 terrible albums I buy each month. Wife and I have a baby on the way, and I need to be more frugal! Love Mastodon. I was at the Live in Brixton gig you can get on iTunes and it was amazing. Elder are a bit more chilled. Their albums are just these mad riff trips that perfectly flow - 15 minute songs where you don’t get bored? Yes please. If you dig them you should also check out The Sword (who weirdly aren’t on bandcamp, but are really interesting and totally independent). Deafheaven take a while to click, but they are totally worth sticking with. I, on the advice of a friend, pulled out the lyric book while I was listening and it just changed everything. Even though you cannot for the life of you hear them, George Clarke is a very very fine lyricist, and they are well worth another go. I bloody love em.
@Gorath44000 - Mew!!! After the Ocean, you sir, have excellent taste.
First World Problem/Mope of the day - my old band is playing at a festival featuring Dillinger, Cult of Luna, Deafheaven, Sixty Five Days of Static, Vessels, Helms Alee. I got old. I got an important and time consuming job. But I’m really, really gutted.