Going through my notes, I was surprised to find that not too many records caught my attention in April – at least usually not for more than a couple of days. So I revisited some stuff that seemed interesting at first glance, but didn’t get the treatment it deserved from me. Luckily, my eagerness to find more interesting stuff released in April turned out to be very rewarding – and I’m happy to once again share some of April’s best albums with you!
Trust me, you’ve never heard anything like this before. With The Worm, HMLTD from London created not only one of the best prog records of the year, but one of the best conceptual records I’ve heard in quite a while. This shit is wild, and I love every fucking second of it. It even reminds me of the one of a kind masterpiece Interior City by The Gabriel Construct. Shots fired.
Let’s put 28 fantastic musician in a room together and let them go crazy. Echoes is huge and phenomenal – Fire! Orchestra is one of a kind as a project, and I can guarantee you that you never experienced something like this!
Only Bell Witch, arguably the only doom band currently working who really bring the doom in doom, can release an album consisting of an 83-minutes song, announcing it just a few days before playing it live at the legendary Roadburn Festival. Bell Witch are legends themselves by now – and we should be thankful for every piece of art they give us.
Math rock is having a hard time for me – I was really open for the genre a couple years ago, but now, only a few albums grab my attention. Selecta Perspective is definitely one of them. Full of great ideas, Chiyoda Ku channel an aspect of math rock I always admired – being surprising with every new part.
Is The World in Air Quotes the best album of the year so far? I knew that it was an AOTY candidate right from the start – and since I first listened to it, The God In Hackney‘s newest masterpiece only evolved into more: the most impressive and interesting record I’ve heard all year. There is nothing like it out there.
I’m usually not the biggest fan of the new rise of ’90s metalcore – nu-metalcore, so to speak. Sleepsculptor, on the other hand, just fucking nail it. Divine Recalibration never stops, it’s relentless and grinding and punches in all the right direction. An amazing piece of music.
Somewhere between soul and folk, Joy Oladokun is a great storyteller – stories as slices of life, warm and inspiring. Not necessarily her best record yet, but reliable and wonderful.
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