Author's Choices

Thomas’ Favorite Releases of 2020

Bohren und der Club of Gore – Patchouli Blue
(Ipecac Recordings)

Bohren & Der Club Of Gore: Patchouli Blue (Kritik & Stream) - Musikexpress

Bohren never cease to amaze with their blend of “Doom-Jazz”, Patchouli Blue is no exception in their great gloomy catalogue.
No bandcamp-player, but you need to check out: “Vergessen und vorbei

Quentin Sauvé – Whatever it Takes
(Deathwish Inc.)

“This record is recommended for anyone who likes to take a break from the aggravating everyday chore and just let somber music sink in.”

[Full Recommendation]

Bolt Gun – Begotten
(Art as Catharsis Records)

“If you are quarantined at the moment and everything looks bleak from your windowstill, this is the perfect soundtrack.”

[Full Review]

Soft Kill – Dead Kids, R.I.P. City
(Cercle Social Records)

“Everything that made me fall in love with band is present here and it is a great example of a band having found their sound, cultivating it and exceeding expectations every time.”

[Full Review]

Primitive Man – Immersion
(Relapse Records)

“This is one dark monolith of an album which is released at the perfect state of time and mustn’t be missed by anyone who likes their music dark, doomy and dreary.”

[Full Review]

Förfallet – S/T

“Don‘t expect them to lift your spirits, Förfallet may be tender at times, but ultimately this music is monochrome and not your summer color scheme.”

[Full Recommendation]

Deftones – Ohms
(Reprise Records)

OHMS - Deftones: Musik

The whole record feels like a warm “Welcome back” and a reminder why Deftones are one of the most revered bands in the Alternative-Metal genre.

No bandcamp-player, but you need to check out: “The Spell of Mathematics

Greg Puciato – Child Souldier: Creator of God
(Federal Prisoner)

“This album sounds like all the ideas Greg seemed to have in his head brought onto record. Anything goes is the motto of this record and that’s an awesome thing.”

[Full Review]

Brian Fallon – Local Honey
(Lesser Known Records)


Just like a sepia-filter, this album feels like a story from a warmer, calmer time in past mixed with the right amount of melancholy.

No bandcamp-player, but you need to check out: “You have stolen my Heart

Envy – The Fallen Crimson
(Pelagic Records)

“Do yourself a favor and enjoy this musical “post-everything“ ride and use it a starting point for discovering this great band.”

[Full Review]

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