Albums of the Week 2023: May 1-7

A round-up of the various albums I listened to during the week. Always guaranteed to be a mix of old and new records, spanning most genres.

  • 40 Below Summer, Invitation to the Dance (Spotify)
    As a result of The P.O.D. Kast reviewing a single from this album, I was inspired to dig it out. One of the better, more underrated efforts from the tail-end of the nu metal era.
  • Slowthai, Ugly (Spotify)
    Still enjoying this release; I don’t know if I’ll get around to giving it a full review, but the opener, “Yum,” makes me want to lift heavy weights.
  • Sovereign Council, World on Fire EP (Bandcamp)
    Ontario-based melodic metal band that I’ve seen live a couple times. Nice, tight little collection of tunes.
  • Krallice, Porous Resonance Abyss (Bandcamp)
    It’s been a few months, so of course the Krallice boys have another record filled with aberrant black metal and even deeper explorations of the synth-heavy leanings of the last couple records.
  • VNV Nation, Electric Sun (Spotify)
    Yet another strong collection of tunes from the EDM masters. I’ll need a few more listens to determine which tracks will end up of my ever-growing personal best-of playlist.
  • Meshuggah, Immutable (Spotify)
    One of my favourite albums from last year, and I happened upon a very reasonably priced vinyl copy at a new local record store.

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