My first taste of the Belgium 'Core scene.
I had promised myself to try and limit the amount of Metalcore I review this year, you know, give the other genres a chance to impress me. I had even planned on doing something different this week, but then I heard 'Nemesis' from the Belgium band Moments and all that went out the window, for now at least.
The best advert YouTube could have showed me.
I listen to a lot of music, "obviously!" I hear you all screaming into your screens at once, but I really do. I have whatever I am reviewing at the time on constant loop, and when I'm working on other things, I've got either Spotify or YouTube on random trying to discover something new, which is what happened the other day when I first heard the German band Half Me and their second single 'Livebait'.
It's been ages since a song worked its way into my brain and refused to leave.
Despite the fact that The Amity Affliction is a huge name in the Metalcore world, I've never really listened to their music before. Sure, I've obviously heard the odd occasional track here and there, but I doubt I knew who they were at the time.
Well, that didn't take long...
We reported in the 'Albums Dan is looking forward to in 2020' list that Crossfaith was up to something, well it turns out we didn't have long to wait as they dropped the track 'Endorphin' on the 6th of February to their fanbase's delight.
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.