Through the Fog

Moscow, Russian Federation

Best of 2021

Xiu Xiu - Oh No
Xiu Xiu
Oh No
Mar 27

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FoxInTheCity -
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
FoxInTheCity -
«I’m not saying every Soundcloud rapper is a beautiful visionary artist, but there are people who are doing interesting, risky things there. I think that novelty is an important part of quality art. You need to put forward some sort of new thought, and I think that’s where our focus is. In all guitar-based music, especially the heavier you get, you get into this fetishization of sub-genre and subculture. Grindcore started in the late eighties, so why are there 500,000 bands ... read more
FoxInTheCity -
Post-apocalypse. In the last 20 years, this concept has become deeply associated with modern society and has finally taken deep roots in our minds. When asked: 'What is the post-apocalypse?' different things will come to mind – a scorched wasteland on the site of the United States, inhabited by the deathclaws; a lone officer cutting through the unfriendly Australian desert; a father and son wandering along a road leading from nowhere to nowhere; and, finally, a virus that turned the ... read more
FoxInTheCity -
«We grew the strands of sound from a very black color, and then we wove it into whole compositions. ‘Dark Energy’ is a term we didn't invent, but it somehow sums up our music.»

Such words, perhaps, can be heard in pre-album interviews from any modern team that knows what the metal underground has become focused on in the last 10 years more than ever – emotions, and mostly negative. However, it is on the French stage, which is located on the sidelines of the larger ... read more
FoxInTheCity -
What's with all these British post-punk acts lately, almost all of them heavily relying on the sound developed long ago by their widely acclaimed predecessors (hello, David and Tina) and producing much more lifeless replicas instead of following the winding yet rewarding trail laying ahead of them, map of which they've already clearly got?

Favourite tracks: 'Snow Day', 'Water in the Well', 'Born in Luton'
Worst track: 'Alphabet'


Apr 18, 2021
Thanks for the follow! You reviews are so good, great stuff!
Apr 17, 2021
Хей! Я тоже из России)
Apr 17, 2021
What's your favorite Swans record and song? (list)
Apr 8, 2021
just stopped having fun writing them, so i stopped, nothing too deep. i really appreciate you checking in though
Apr 6, 2021
Jan 30, 2021
I appreciate the kind words, Its good to hear people are getting inspiration out of my ratings/system!
Jan 25, 2021
I just mostly use RYM for finding new classical records, that's a good website to find classical recordings and stuff like that
Jan 19, 2021
thank you so much!!
Jan 19, 2021
Hey I just wanted to let you know that my list aggregating AOTY's favorite albums of the year 1970 is finally live, and that you are included in it!

This was a very big project that would not have been able to be completed without your ratings and I hope to continue this series with future installments!

If you would be so kind as to check the list out and even possibly give me any feedback at all it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!
Jan 17, 2021
Really beautiful how you said it. One of my favorite things about the 100 score is that the albums people usually give such a score have such a connection in the personal level that leaves even the most professional in awe. Anyways, thank you for participating, and here's the link for this list, feel free to check it out!


Hi! I'm Alexey, 20 y.o. specimen from Russia

95-100: Matchless
90-94: Special ones
80-89: Favourites
70-79: Highly enjoyable
60-69: Satisfying
50-59: Tolerable
40-49: Stuttering
30-39: Mildly bad
20-29: Off-putting
10-19: Despicable
0-9: Abomination

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