It is the end of the year and I want to use this time to look back at cool new music that came out and cool music that is maybe not so new, but I discovered new. It is kind of hard to tell what was the best new stuff, so I decided to make this list. Here we go:
The first band is Five Finger Death Punch. I knew their name, but did never listen to them. During the year I discovered them and since I got a weak spot for hard/heavy music that is just without a lot of thinking straight into the face, I began to like them.
Long distance calling: Their new album Stummfilm is just great, I also got more into instrumental metal/post-metal this year. This is one of the bands I can highly recommend in this genre.
If you put mongolian folk music and rock together, nothing can go wrong. Just check out The Hu:
The Gardener & The Tree: Their latest album came out 2018, but nevertheless worth noticing: Indie-Folk from Switzerland:
The Pineapple Thief: These guys are – as you might indicate by the appreviation PT a progressive rock band from England, their style is close to porcupine Tree. This is not the worst combination and also the drummer of Porcupine Tree joined them for their concerts this year, which I also attended.
Atmosphere: They are a HipHop band from Minnepolis, making more underground-consciuos rap:
Amon Amarth: I have to admit, I never got into their music and thought that this viking stuff is a little bit childish. But “Twilight of the thunder god” is simply a great song:
Another band I just discovered thanks to a great recommendation of a friend is The National. Indie/progressive? Rock from the US, again a really great concert this year, with maybe the best and clearest sound I have ever heard. Officially they call it Indie Rock, but I am not a big fan of Indie Rock and for me it is way more. Better just listen:
Jinjer play metalcore/progressive metal and have maybe the best female singer in metal right now:
Alcest: The last band is if you need some black metal for dark winter nights or black winter days?? here is it. enjoy 🙂