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  1. A lot of her work delivers power through volume, but this new Lingua Ignota single knocked my socks off with clean singing. You still know the next song in the album's going to be a barely controlled explosion. 😄
  2. Best listened to in a crowd who know to drunkenly scream the lines, but as we're still in a lockdown here..
  3. And I don't think there are many metal fans in here, but just in case - this was on before the Aphex Twin. It's a 83 minute long song, so maybe get a snack and some coffee. It was mostly written by the band after the loss of their drummer to alcoholism, and it really captures some of the raw feelings of that even without the lyrics being intelligible for the first bit. Really moving live - lucky enough to have seen it twice.
  4. This might be a bit more Sunday-friendly! Gorgeous ambient synth soundtrack written for a trip to the supermarket (literally). I have to say, the En-Trance song is a bit grand for walking into my local corner store.
  5. I suppose Dutch black metal is an acquired taste, but on the plus side this song gives you almost 14 minutes to acquire it.
  6. Having just said that not all women's singing is soothing in another thread, I'm now listening to one of the most soothing albums I know, and it's almost entirely layers of the lead singer's voice.
  7. Wow! Definitely the most underground thing I'm going to hear today. I'll offer up Lingua Ignota as competition - most of her singing is actually clean, but she has her moments of raw rage as well. This song is off Caligula, which she wrote as an exercise in self-therapy when recovering from an abusive relationship. Women definitely aren't stuck in soothing all the time. In terms of male vs female voices I'm pretty sure I don't really have a preference, but your options are pretty limited in the more extreme genres, which tend to be pretty male-dominated. (If anyone listens to this b
  8. If you like very minimalist electronic music and watching a city drift by on a train ride, I have just the thing!
  9. I think maybe it's that and the fact that when we're teens, we've got this chaotic pile of emotions running through us that make some things like music hit us even harder than normal. You might hit on other music you like now, but you've got a million other things going; music from your teens is a bit like your first love, maybe? Also yes to there being so many options now! Anyway, some mellow Sunday afternoon listening:
  10. In the soundtrack for Friday night brooding after a long week.
  11. Two things I've learned from this song - firstly, when you're in the office it's a good idea to make sure your laptop is paired to your headphones and not the office speakers before you press play and crank the volume, and secondly my co-workers don't like Abyssal. 😅
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