Some surprises, some shocks, some “that’s shit mate, why’s that there?” are all present, probably. Or not. Enjoy, my top 10 albums of 2018.
France’s Perturbator is a tricky customer. In a world that now seems dominated by night-driving, synthwave soundtracks, it’s refreshing when that genre is altered somewhat. Like smearing perfectly applied make-up – it turns from something pristine and elegant to a distorted and chaotic smear. Oh, it can still look good, but the alteration will leave a lasting impression.
New feature alert! Want to know what you’ve been missing? Eager to hear something that sounds like a crust-punk version of Sabbath? Want some unholy hardcore destruction? Do you crave fathoms of synths? You’ve come to the right place. Eight new-ish tracks from a load of bands, including (but not all) of the following: USA Nails, Shitwife, PIGS, California Goodbye, Loma Prieta Jotnarr, Bare Bones, All Tvvins and Mr Velocity Hopkins. Enjoy.