AOTY 2019

It's a Whimsical Afterlife

Avenade - It's a Whimsical Afterlife
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2019 Ratings: #14
November 8, 2019 / Release Date
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Inglume
89
So according to AOTY logic, it's perfectly fine to bomb a small indie artist/AOTY user's album dealing with sensitive topics like suicide with 0/100s, but not fine when done to a larger well-established artist like Nick Cave? Cause at the time of me writing this, it has more 0/100s than Ghosteen, and originally placed at #1 with a score of 91!

And this isn't an instance of stans flooding the page to artificially bump the score. No, this album is truly something special. Made by fellow AOTY ... read more
CLJesse
94
Holy fuck I'm not even being biased; this is good as hell. It's a cohesive, well structured and unique noise rock album. Not to mention the catchy as hell melodies and on point vocals. Genuinely loved this thing.

Favorites: Smile & Wave, Boys | Closed Fists and Battle Antics | Have It Your Way |Trainwreck | Obsession

Least Favorites (still fire): Watch You Suffer As I Did | September Secrets

EDIT: Goddamn this has gotten so much exposure. Makes me happy to see. Thanks to y'all for ... read more
JoaoSantos
88
Avenade is back, with their long awaited debut LP "It's A Whimsical Afterlife", a fusion of post-hardcore, noise rock, garage punk, whatever you wanna call it. It's a raw, noisy album, full of headbanging moments and catchy melodies that will certainly get you hyped up. The nihilistic concepts match perfectly the chaotic sound, both reflecting the inner messiness of an individual's mind. I have some minor problems with the lo-fi production, specially in the chorus of Painfully Please ... read more
WhatTheFunk
81
Stan Avenade, it's our duty.

So. Like every Friday, I was looking at the new albums that AOTY was offering me. And then I come across "It's a Whimsical Afterlife" by Avenade, an album that was placed number one for 2019 with a score above 90. It attracted my curiosity, so I listened to it.... and HOOOOLY FUUUUUCK! IT'S ONE OF THE NOISIEST, MOST ABRASIVE, BRUTAL, HEAVY AND DISSONANT ALBUMS OF 2019, IT'S CRAZY!!!!!

What a fucking slap in my face! After several listenings, I learned ... read more
Gyro64
80
Hmm, so like alot of the other people who are gonna review it I decided to give it a shot after its sudden #1 for 2019 spot. I'm sure this position will fall soon due to this being a smaller release that is far from the likes of Titanic Rising or IGOR, but nonetheless, do I think it currently deserves it's spot? Absolutely, it does. I'm so happy my attention was brought to this because I genuinely think this is one and if not the best album of 2019 so far.

It's a Whimsical Afterlife is able to ... read more
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Track List

  1. Skydiving in the City
  2. Just Smile and Wave, Boys
  3. Closed Fists and Battle Antics
  4. Painfully Please
  5. Obsession
  6. Dear Misery
  7. Trainwreck
  8. Have It Your Way
  9. Watch You Suffer As I Did
  10. Over the Windbreak / Bloom
  11. September Secrets
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Added on: November 1, 2019