The time has come to summon the year 2023 while the new year’s still fresh. For me, all I need is two words: Orbit Culture!
I discovered Orbit Culture, well almost exactly 2 years ago with the EP Shaman, and from that day I was hooked and I have spent two years discovering their back catalog ever since. Last year they had two releases, the album “Decent” and the mini-EP “The Forgotten”. The Forgotten contains last year’s absolut best song “While We Serve” – what a banger! Six minutes of pure anger and frustration about the state of the world.
I have to say that I found most other music rather dull and bland. Very few bands that really caught my attention. Although when I read all these best-of-lists that are out there, I have to say that there are many albums that I haven’t listened to, so I’ve probably missed some stuff.
But what I really can not understand are the praises and the hype about Metallica’s new album “72 Seasons”. Lux Aeterna is the only song from that album that I can listen to. I must say that I liked “Hardwired” better!
However, I managed to find some other interesting albums, although not that many. But enough with the complaints, here is the rest of my list:
The Baboon Show: God Bless You All
A Swedish punk rock band that started as an only live band in 2003:
Avatar: Dance Devil Dance
Well, Avatar is Avatar, melodic death from Sweden:
New Swedish band, with songs in Swedish:
Sleep Token: Take Me Back To Eden
No introduction needed I guess…
U.D.O. – Touchdown
Legendary Udo Dirkschneider sounded young again I think:
And also an non-metal album:
Armadillo King: Forever With Me
From my home state, a very emotional album: