As with every other music blog or publication, we at Svbterranean are obligated to give you our silly opinions on what were the top albums of the year. I could list every single release I enjoyed this year, but I am limited on patience and writing ability. So, I was able to narrow it down to a modest 30. These are records that, not limited to just metal and hardcore either, that stuck with me long after the initial listen. Feel free to peruse the list below and tell me how my opinion is bullshit, because I will probably agree with you.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada-based tech metal outfit Okazaki Fragments‘ short-lived existence was not in vain. The band unleashed a chaotic maelstrom of gruesome instrumentation on their 2015 debut and final LP, Abandoned, which made a bit of an impression among the underground extreme music community. Okazaki Fragments may have been put to rest, but for guitarist Rory Babkirk, the band was only the beginning. Babkirk picks up where Okazaki Fragments left off with his new, diabolical project, Spurn. Babkirk’s penchant for chaotic hardcore assaults, unorthodox construction, suffocating dissonance and just plain aural ugliness can be heard fighting like feral animals with each other on Spurn‘s debut LP, Comfort in Nothing.