I love the best-of lists for my favorite things at the end of the year.
If you’ve got 2022 things that you loved, share them here.
I’ve got my music top 5.
I’d love to see if there were new things from the last year that y’all got into!
(in no particular order)
Astronoid - Radiant Bloom
Blood Command - Praise Armageddonism
Clutch - Sunrise on Slaughter Beach
PUP - The Unraveling of PUP the Band
Rolo Tomassi - Where Myth Becomes Memory
So many other ones I loved, but these might have been the most listened to.
The Good, The Bad and the Zugly album was rad.
Same with Sumerlands.
Also The Beths.
Nemophila keeps breaking rules, a trend I imagine in my list. Besides having babies and touring the US, they found time to drop an album.
Otyken mixes the indigenous music of the Chulym people in Siberia with emo.
Nini Music. Taiwanese Folk Metal
Voice of Baceprot, three young ladies fighting for the right to play music in a Muslim country, which freedom we take for granted.
This song touches me like no other this year. With it’s allusion to Armageddon, the world is so troubled today. When the music falls away and Su sings “we will”, a call for the community to come together, gets me every time. A song of hope for our times.
Like every other Babymetal fan, I can see the whole arena singing this one.
@howard -Very cool record! I had that cross my path and enjoyed it. @Kalin - fun to check in with soilwork - I don’t think I’ve listened since their early early stuff produced by Devin Townsend! Rad. @terb! Always great to hear your deep cut international heavy heavy picks! @Krescht - killer heavy meditation time there. @John_E - hellllllllll yes. @Wombat-metal with the japan-centric metal lady rockers! Rad.
Feel free to post favorite recipes.
I started with music, but that’s because that’s what’s on my mind!
Best of 2022 can be whatever.