05. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Amazing and legendary post rock band making a huge and surprising
come back in a big way. The two actual (not the drone ones) near 20 minute tracks see them in extremely fine form. Veering from the heaviest they've ever been to more quiet yet transcendental and dynamic moments. Way better than their last one and my third favorite overall release from Them.
04. Atriarch - Ritual of Passing
(Profound Lore Records)
Atriarch is defiantly a band to watch out for they are one the rise. Their debut which came out last year was a near blackened doom (with Gothic death-rock influences) masterpiece. Their electric follow up is more varied and unique. Bringing the death-rock influences to the forefront and placing the doom in the back helped them in turn forge their own sound. Sounding like if Bauhaus, Darkthrone, and Candlemass collided. Each of the six tracks are complete showstoppers.