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It's a Whimsical Afterlife

Avenade - It's a Whimsical Afterlife
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2019 Ratings: #47
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Made by fellow AOTY user, Hawk_, and following three notable EPs, It's A Whimsical Afterlife in spite of inconsistencies is a wonderful gift. Powerfully displayed emotion, a set of eclectic arrangements for one hell of an emotionally-immersive, noisy yet remarkably beautiful journey.

On the surface level, for those that are unaware of Avenade up to this point, It's A Whimsical Afterlife may seem nothing more than just a passion project made for the fun of it all. After all, just by taking a ... read more
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
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
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
I truly cannot thank you all enough, being part of this community has allowed me to discover and explore so many new territories in music which I would have never known of. I'm glad that I can be a part of this!
To celebrate, I've got a bit of a special review here. I've been waiting to give this album a full listen for a while, ever since I heard the intro track "Skydiving In The City." I was immediately addicted to this song, and for the past few months I've been ... 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