2017 has been a great year for me. I got the opportunity to combine my two main passions – music and writing -, I got to publish my writings and meet a few of my favorite artists for interviews. But mostly talking about the newest releases this year has brought, although most of the people I know disagree with me, I think it has been a fantastic year for alternative music.
1. Elder – Reflections of a Floating World
The band is mostly known in the stoner scene for their masterpiece called Dead Roots Stirring. But when Staving off Truth was released as a single, I was completely sold already. Songs like Sanctuary and Thousand Hands are certainly not inferior. The complicated rhythms and structures make the album so innovative, refreshing, and just something you can listen to over and over again. And then I haven’t said anything about the breathtaking artwork. Elder never ceases to amaze me, and Reflections of a Floating world is the one of the most innovative, psychedelic 64 minutes trips I’ve ever heard, that you should listen to from start to finish. And repeat.
2018 is going to start off ridiculously well with a brand new Corrosion of Conformity album! No Cross No Crown will be released on January 12th and the singles Cast the First Stone and Wolf Named Crow sound very promising! After many years, they will finally be touring Europe again this summer! One of my all time favorite bands, Alice In Chains, are also back on tour this summer. With the new artwork of their tour poster and the rumors that I have heard, it looks like they might be working on a new album too! I also hope to catch Body Count on tour this year, and of course the resurrection of the almighty Carnivore A.D. What are you looking forward to the most? Let us know! Cheers everyone, to a new year filled with new music!