One of the new features this year was my Track of the Week, it's something I’ve wanted to do for a while and I finally found the time in 2019. I’ve had a lot of fun with it, meaning I intend to continue in 2020, but more importantly it helped me discover more bands and music than what I normally would. With this list I’d like to highlight the 10 best tracks I’ve heard in the last 12 months with most of them coming from our Track of the Week series.
Here we go kids, It's my first list of the end of year series and like I normally do, I'm starting with albums and EPs. Since my major musical kick at the moment (and has been for a few years now) is Metalcore, the genre dominates this list, but as you know, I love a good twist and have a few surprises up my sleeve here for ya!
You know a track is good right as it starts sometimes, like it's destiny.
Right from the opening notes I knew I was going to enjoy Bleed from Within's 'Alive', it just has that unexplainable feel to it. The Glasgow 5 piece have mixed Metalcore with Melodic Death Metal elements, while also bringing some Groove Metal to the party and the end result is an amazing assault on the listeners ears.
I’ve been looking forward to this, for quite some time.
‘Masochist’ came out of nowhere and took me completely by surprise, I mean, I had heard nothing from the Sydney based band in ages, then all of the sudden while looking for a video on YouTube for a review, I happened to spot ‘Masochist’ out of the corner of my eye.
Two of my favourite things, Gaming and Metalcore, coming together perfectly!
A friend of mine, who I never would have pegged as a Metalfan, recently ousted herself to me by revealing her love of Sharks In Your Mouth’s last album Sacrilegious, recommended to me the American Metalcore band August Burns Red, a group that I was only familiar of by name.