Enjoy Hayduke’s Top 50 of 2021 list.
Dynamic pacing, well thought out composition, a strong vocal performance, and earworm riffing all contribute to making this an album well worth hearing.
Through the extra time allowed on a full length, the artist really spreads their wings, taking the time to develop each feeling, each howl, each riff, each drum stroke.
First, the chaos, then the separation, then the rising away from all, from everything…from anything.
Pessimista works first and foremost from a thematic base of DSBM, though stylistically, I find a lot of raw influences present as well (though not Raw, if you understand the difference).
You’ll want to strike that match.
It’s always good to hear a fresh take on some old thrash with modern twists.
Lovers of progressive rock by nature will delight in the sounds of Moog synthesizers, skittering time signatures, churning bass figures, and soaring guitar runs.
If Minsk and Portal had a baby in a swamp that was then raised on a desert in outer space, “Terraforming” would be it in sonic presentation.
Untempered heaviness meets beauty and melody at every turn.