Records of 2009!
I'm not going to go into a massive explanation of all these records, but here are my records of the year in no order..
TRAPPED UNDER ICE - SECRETS OF THE WORLD.
I said there was no order to this, i lie this is my far my favourite record of 2009, everything about this record does it for me. Breaking point are playing their 3 UK dates with Rise and Fall and I couldnt be any happier about this!
NEW FOUND GLORY - NOT WITHOUT A FIGHT
Can this band do any wrong!? (I realise Coming Home wasn't the best thing ever!) Back on top!
SET YOUR GOALS - THIS WILL BE THE DEATH OF US
I wasn't into the Mutiny record they did last, but loved the demos (I'm into hardcore what'd you expect from me...!?) But I got this record after seeing them in the Summer and I love it, loads of energy and some massive tracks!
RISE AND FALL - OUR CIRCLE IS VICIOUS
Another band that can do no wrong, Into Oblivion was always going to be hard to follow, and i'm 110% glad they didn't try and do IO pt2. OCIV is a definate grower of a record and a progression. Check it out and give it time.
LAST WITNESS - AN UNFINISHED LIFE.
Recorded in 2008 and chucked onto a shelf, eventually released for FREE in '09. Straight up UK mosh record, and I love it. Go see them at Royal Rumble, mosh and buy merch. This is being released on 12" at this show. BUY IT!
BLACKLISTED - NO-ONE DESERVES TO BE HERE MORE THAN ME.
As i said in my previous post, a definate grower, on first listen I wasn't bothered by it. I went back and now I'm really feeling it. A massive jump from previous efforts, as blacklisted seem to excel at doing! Heavier than heaven...was in my list last year also.
CONVERGE - AXE TO FALL.
It's converge, theres nothing more to say.
THE HOPE CON - TRUE NIHILIST
I just wish this record was longer, my only complaint! Seeing them again in January, definately won't be a let down!
DEAD SWANS - SLEEPWALKERS
I cant not have this in here, and its not biased! Solid record, and I had an awesome time going to practices/recording/tours with these boys. 2010 next boys!
PULLING TEETH - PARANOID DELUSIONS/PARADISE ILLUSIONS
Another band with a fantasic output, this is way more experimental than pervious efforts without leaving influences. I pre-ordered this through A389 and the packaging was next level, hologram artwork, massive poster and actual copy of CD included. Mint.
BRAND NEW - DAISY
Really like this record, not quite as good as their last record in my opinion but still solid!
POLAR BEAR CLUB - CHASING HAMBURG
Such a step up from their previous record, the songs are great live too, really looking forward to seeing them again in February with Title Fight and the reaction they will get now the records been out a while!
COLD SNAP/CORNERED SPLIT
To be honest I've only bothered to listen to the CS side, and their jams are insanely hard. SRH on top!
Mother of Mercy - III
Really wasn't into this band when i first heard them, but following recommendations from DS coming back from the States I gave it another spin and i'm feeling it!
Bad Seed - -7" and Split
REAL RAIN POURS absolute banger from the split, and the 7" is great too!
Never Again - All
They've banged out about 3/4 releases this year so I'm not going to seperate them, however solid outputs and great live.
I'm sure I've missed out a record here or there...but it's a list on my blog...deal with it!