It’s often the way that you hear the best stuff after the fact – what’s everybody else’s fave discoveries from last year that they only made this year?
Amebix – Sonic Mass
I must admit that I’d never heard of these crust punk legends until this album (their first in 24 years!), but blimey, this is just fantastic – heavy mystical/martial goth/prog/punk/rock, it’s one of the most exciting and cohesive albums I’ve heard in ages. Would have been my fave from last year, beating even the mighty Crumbling Ghost album, with which it shares a similar dark, pagan, and very English vibe… http://www.amebix.net/archive/videos/50-video-knights-of-the-black-sun
Zombi – Escape Velocity
Not sure how I missed this, what with Zombi being one of my fave bands of recent years! More peerless John Carpenter/TD-esque synthscapes from a place where it’s always 1982 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc00hVomuIw