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Year End 2019

Music: 2019: A Year In Review

The best EP's and splits of 2019 according to Dennis

1

Sacrifizer

La Mort Triomphante (Big Bad Wolf Records)

Is it because I have seen this band live that I like this EP so much? I do not know. What I do know is that particular EP has been on heavy rotation. So much that it really deserves the title: best EP of 2019! What you get here is nothing more than a blast from the past. There is nothing innovative or new about the furious speed metal Sacrifizer is playing. It is really, really addictive though.

2

Loud Love

Loud Love (White Russian Records)

I really enjoy this type of emotional and melodic hardcore. What it needs to really shine is a singer with a voice that can drag you into the music. Loud Love has exactly that. This EP really is too short. Gimme more!

3

Moloch / Groak

Split EP (Dry Cough)

In my review I predicted that this would be a split that I would come back to occasionally. That is a prediction that came true. I still prefer the Moloch side of the split. Both bands have released monstruos tracks. Great and dark stuff!

4

Makthaverskan

Demands / Onkel (Through Love Records, Luxury, Run For Cover Records)

January 2019 this Swedish band released an EP (or should I call this a single?) that impressed me so much I bought their last to full lengths together with this 7”. Their post-punk sound is really direct, catchy and dark. Check it out if post-punk is or could be your thing.

5

Agent Blå

Morning Thoughts (Luxury, Through Love Records)

Discogs labels this as a full length album. I don’t. So sue me! Ha! This Swedish bands first album was a bit rougher than this (but still very polished). I would say they shifted from post-punk with dream-pop influences to a band playing dream-pop with post-punk influences. I really need to be in the right mood to be able to listen to this EP, but that’s me. Great stuff again!

- Dennis

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