Best of November 2022

Best of November

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Tuesday, 1 November

🌟 False Figure – Castigations

$10 USD
37:02
post-punk
Oakland, California
Independent

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Friday, 4

🌟 Adapar – Adapar

$8 USD
35:40
jazzcore
Australia
Iluso

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Carvakas, Cleric, Fred Pallem, and Hedvig Mollestad

Carvakas – Casus


So, it’s my first time hearing about this Chilean band, but I must say I’m not disappointed. At first listen, Casus might sound a big rough around the edges, but upon further listening, it starts to be part of Carvakas’s sound and charm. Indeed, Casus sounds like a true old school progressive technical death metal album, and all of these rough edges I mentioned before help to maintain this illusion. I had a great time listening to this album!

Cleric – John Zorn’s Bagatelles, Volume 12 (Tzadik)

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Friday, 18 November

Adhara – The Maze

€8 EUR
34:12
progressive metal
France
Independent

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Arkæon – Parasit

€8 EUR
40:17
black metal
Aarhus, Denmark
I, Voidhanger

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Astrosaur – Portals

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47:30
stoner rock
Oslo, Norway
Pelagic

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Sababa 5, Aaron Myers-Brooks, Valve, and Mr. Fastfinger

Sababa 5 – Sababa 5


Sababa 5—סבבה 5 in their native Hebrew language, basically meaning “The Cool 5″—is a neo-psychedelia band from Israel with a heavy dose of Middle-Eastern music influence laced in their funky grooves. Their self-titled album is instrumental, and while it would have been cool to have some vocals to match their style, there is no time where I thought that it lacked them. The melodies and grooves provide ample entertainment on their own, and that comes with the benefit of instrumental music: it’s easier to play it as background music to whatever else you’re doing. So… Read more

Lunatic Tone Orchestra, Forelunar, Brendan Byrnes, and Spinifex

Lunatic Tone Orchestra – Chronicle of Faith


Take symphonic metal and J-pop, what do you get? If you thought Babymetal, you’re not far off! While the emphasis is less on high-energy rock anthems or mellow ballads, Lunatic Tone Orchestra—狂奏楽団 (Kyō sōgaku-dan) in Japanese—is focused more on the prog aspect of the genre, calling themselves “progressive philosophy metal”, whatever that means. If you have a Coexist sticker on your car, you better start listening to this album right away!

Forelunar – Beloved and a Thousand Seraphim


Iran is undergoing some kind of turmoil these days. Look it up, it’s a revolution!… Read more