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Portal - Hagbulbia
Portal. Australians' dark magic is irrational and inexplicable - just like their grandiose and terrifying Lovecraftian music. Queensland anons, who gave birth to the horror metal genre and still remain – maybe not the best – but certainly its extremely representative manifestation, over the course of more than 20 years have become a real underground cultural phenomenon. It is, perhaps, best described by a RateYourMusic review – 'now any DM I hear falls under the category of ... read more
Iceage - Seek Shelter
The phenomenon of increasing claustrophobia and anxiety in the music released (or recorded) during the pandemic became commonplace and ceased to be perceived as something new: a number of post-punk bands of 'new wave of the post-punk revival', made such changes central to their work – fortunately or not, even before the COVID times, the general state of the world gave many reasons for this. It's a wonder that in this environment, one of the mastodons of this newly formed scene, called one ... read more
Gojira - Fortitude
Primal, dissonant riffs. Evil, cold gutturalus. Dry, crushing percussion. 'Terra Incognita', which was born in 2001, immediately attracted metal community's attention: the formula "simplistic = goes very hard", deduced by Meshuggah, who have not yet given birth to a genre they will disown shortly afterwards,, found another implementer. The subsequent five chapters of the history of one of the main modern collectives of the genre only consolidated it, each time adding more and more ... read more
Porter Robinson - Nurture
«Bringing Nurture to live meant overcoming creative drought, depression and family illness... it is made up of songs he found on other side: adventurous, uplifting diaries of his own path back to happiness, each one imploring listeners suffering their own periods of hardship to hold on,» – Spotify's About on Porter Robinson latest LP.

Albums created in spite of something, charging with positiveness albums, motivating albums, are not a new thing. Half of the 00s indie ... read more

Death metal, the most cruel in its original nature metal's offspring by the end of the second decade of 21st century reached its critical point. With a significant supportive fanbase gained over the years, it has consistently followed the principles laid down by the pioneers in Death, Obituary, Deicide, Morbid Angel and many, many others; its sound almost never got 'modernized'. 35 years after the release of Screamy Bloody Gore, the themes of the songs are still (pun intended) bloody gore, the ... read more


Hey Alexey, I just dropped my first project (25 min mixtape) would love your feedback as part of the AOTY community. Have a listen and all rating/reviews are welcomed <3 ty

Apple Music:
Hey Mate,
I am currently making a list compacted with AOTY user' top 10 worst albums and would love for you to contribute to that. The information if you decide to share will be used to create "The Average AOTY Users worst album" consisting of 50 albums. If you feel comfortable contributing please mention your top 10 worst albums in order from 1 being the worst and 10 being the 10th worst. It would also be highly appreciated if you are ok to give a few words why as well :)

Thank You So Much Have A Good Day!
I'm bored and so decided to make another community list; this time,

what is a record you believe has defined its genre albeit through exemplifying its sound, shaping said genre, or has established said genre in popularity and/or existence, and why?
Seems like every album I plan on adding to AOTY has been added by you good sir. Thanks a lot for all the work you're doing !
Hey!!!! So today I had an idea to make a very fun list on this amazing website that I'm addicted to. So... my goal is to make a huge RAINBOW🌈list, so you get to choose an album that you like that has an specific color, it can be literally any album but the majority of the cover has to be of the chosen color. So I'm gonna start by choosing one of my fav albums which has the color: RED 🔴

Send me a color and an album that you like, If you want to write something you like album this album feel free to do it!
Or you can just send the name and the color.

check the live update here all the time:
Как дела? Что делаешь? Не представляю что в сайте есть русские обзорщики на альбомы)
Thanks for the follow! You reviews are so good, great stuff!
Хей! Я тоже из России)
What's your favorite Swans record and song? (list)


Hi! I'm Alexey. Moved to RYM, but appear here occasionally from time to time.

RYM: thefoghorn

Rating scale:
несравненно / unreachable - 100
поворотно / revolutionary - 90 - 99
прекрасно / exceptional - 80 - 89
отменно / remarkable - 70-79
похвально / praiseworthy - 60-69
недурно / pretty - 50-59
неровно / sloppy - 40-49
утомительно / tedious - 30-39
неприятно / unpleasant - 20-29
кошмарно / atrocious - 0-19

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