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Wormrot - Hiss
Wormrot
Hiss
95
Jul 10

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Wormrot - Hiss
Wormrot
Hiss
95
Jul 10

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BUCKSHOT - BURNING BARN
93
PHENOMENAL

Do you wanna guess the last time I wrote a full-length, formatted album review? October 29th, 2021, for the release of Sematary's SCREAMING FOREST mixtape. There are a number of reasons for that, and I think I've already briefly mentioned a few of them somewhere on AOTY, but I'll bring 'em up real quick for full clarity.

First of all, I've reached That Point. That Point is a point I've noticed most people on AOTY or RYM reach after a few years, and as I approach four (4) goddamn ... read more

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Wormrot - Hiss
95
PHENOMENAL

Wormrot are one of my favorite grindcore bands. I haven't done a comprehensive ranking in a long time, but just based on Voices alone, I would've easily slotted them somewhere in my top 10 alongside bands like The Locust, Rotten Sound, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Terrorizer, Pig Destroyer, Cattle Decapitation, and I guess Anaal Nathrakh if you consider them grind but I usually categorize them as primarily black metal despite the notable grind influence. They're simply one of the most ... read more

Municipal Waste - Electrified Brain
65
DECENT

I used to be really into Municipal Waste a few years ago, to the point where I gave my favorite album of theirs (which also happened to be most people's least favorite album of theirs lol) a 10 and called 'em one of my favorite current thrash bands. In fairness, I didn't listen to THAT much modern thrash back then, and I really never have. I've always been more into good ol' classic 20th century thrash metal, with few exceptions venturing into the 2000's and onward. Nowadays I listen to ... read more

Turnabout - CUTTER LANE
90
PHENOMENAL

I'm usually faster to check out new Haunted Mound releases, especially ones I'm this excited for--Turnabout, for a moment, was probably the most intriguing member of the group when his first two singles dropped in late 2021 and early 2022, MY REAPER and BOLOS. They were some of the catchiest Haunted Mound tracks ever, as well as some of my favorites of this current era. It seemed to me like the mysterious melodic man hailing from Utah had the potential to be one of the very best ... read more

Glass Animals - Heat Waves
72
i dont have tiktok and dont listen to pop radio, so i had never heard this song until yesterday when i saw it on the wikipedia page for most played songs on spotify and i said to myself "how interesting! i knew glass animals exploded in the past year or two but i didnt know they hit it this big, i know heat waves was massive so ill check that out" and i checked it out and it was cool. like im sure some of the hate for this song has to come from overexposure cuz honestly its a super ... read more
Turnabout - BOLOS
93
i forgot to rate/review this for a while but dude this song goes so insanely hard. turnabout is one of the most obviously glo-influenced artists of the largely glo gang inspired haunted mound movement which is why i presume his 2 singles have been a little love or hate for many listeners. ive recently notice people get even more on haunted mound's case for just "ripping off" chief keef (the influence is obviously there but if u rlly think ur average keef tape sounds JUST LIKE ur ... read more

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21h
whitest person on this site
2d
You may speak when spoken to
2w
do you feel like you have been mistreated in your life because of your age? if yes, how so? if no, ... $30
1mo
amazing taste
1mo
hey man thanks for the follow u got some really helpful lists and i just wanted to thank you for making them 🙏 good shit
1mo
Hey bro, just dropped my debut solo single, Check It out If u can and give it a rating If possible, I’d appreciate it!

https://linkmix.co/11078322

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/534813-souza-hold-on-its-not-over.php
1mo
that's a good joke ive heard that one before
2mo
Yo Buzz! What's an album you think is better experienced whilst listening to it at nighttime? This is for a list btw, you can pick as many albums as you like. Reasonings are optional :)

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