New Particles hand-snatched from the tube of the Large Genre Collider for the week ending 2015-12-11. This is what I am listening to in the universe where I have time to listen to all of this and still everything else.
||Flextime (Bnlx EP #9)
||This was the week I suddenly and way-belatedly discovered that Ed Ackerson of Polara has been in a new band called BNLX for years.|
||"Mystery of a Blood Red Rose"
||Avantasia is what it's like to eat a giant slice of meat loaf without taking the aluminum foil off first.|
||A Sunny Day In Glasgow
||"Shut Your Mouth, It's Christmas"
||New Christmas Classics 5
||If Low's Christmas EP was too earnest for you, A Sunny Day In Glasgow have an alterative.|
||"Gangster No. 1"
||Give me a few more bands like White Sea and I will declare Astral Soul's independence from Indie R&B.|
||Dry the River
||Hooves of Doubt 5
||Dry the River could be part of it, too.|
||"Destroying the Seeds of Karma"
||Dark Substance of Dharma
||Raventale make gothic symphonic black metal.|
||This is the part of the year when people indignantly demand to know what the hell "metropopolis" is, and this song by Cappa is some of it.|
||"Better With Time"
||Better With Time
||Grabbitz is kind of metrostep.|
||If Black Sabbath started over today, they might sound like Bloodiest.|
||Vessels do deep indietronic post-focus music.|
||The American Dollar
||Across the Oceans
||The American Dollar do it more post-, less -tronic.|
||Farewell Dear Ghost
||"We Were Wild Once"
||Farewell Dear Ghost make soft-spoken, soft-shoed stomp-and-holler.|
||"Tearing Back the Veil"
||Tearing Back the Veil I: Ascension
||Of course there is progressive djentcore, what else would a band called Lithium Dawn be?|
||In Estonia, even a "pop-rock" band like HND sounds a little folk-metal.|
||Epicore is movie music that dispenses with the constraint of having a movie attached, although if Michael Maas makes a movie to go with this new album, I'd watch it.|
||There are too many artists called Said, but one of them is a great J-rock band, and I don't know anything else about them because you their EP is just called "Blue" and you try googling that .|
||Dark Lights / Panzer 2
||Dimension could use a better name for their dark uplifting trancestep, too.|
||"Tyhmä pieni elämä"
||Tyhmä pieni elämä +3
||Finnish electro-rock band Sara have been recording since 1999, so I guess I should stop complaining about names.|
||Chelsea Grin do brutal symphonic technical headcrushcore.|
||Graveshadow do beauty-and-the-beast mixed-vocal gothic symphonic metal.|
||"Waiting for the Sun"
||The Days of Decay
||Escalane swap the symphonic middle of gothic symphonic metal out for some pop-punk surge.|
||And Camaron Marvel Ochs is a perfectly tremendous name for what happened when a freak nuclear accident during the recording sessions for the Jewel/Dolly Parton duet resulted in them fusing into one, so if we all pretend she didn't decide to go by just Cam, maybe she won't.|