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Old 09-08-2012, 09:28 PM
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28. Battles - Gloss Drop

...and now for what might be the most non-metal entry on my list this year - Battles. Holy shit, though - metal or not - this album is simply fucking phenomenal. I mean, the musicianship on this thing is simply off the charts. I've been a fan of these guys for several years now, but this is definitely their magnus opus thus far. I mean, seriously. This is just so good. For those not familiar, this band is an experimental rock three-piece from New York City who have been wowing audiences with their unique blend of rock, electronics and jazz for over a decade now. The thing about this band is, that it's one thing to be experimental, it's another thing to be talented, and it's still another thing entirely to be interesting. These guys hit the nail square on the head on all three accounts, and as I said, they've never done a better job of it than they've done here. Prepare to have your bottom jaw hit the floor.
9/2 Chelsea Wolfe
10/16 Kylesa / Inter Arma / Indian Handcrafts / Irata
11/13 Windhand / Monolord
12/30 Clutch
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