By now you've either heard that Fiona Apple has the best record of the year so far, or you've heard The Idler Wheel... and know that it's true. But with Fiona already riding a 90 on Metacritic, she doesn't need my endorsement. Instead, may I suggest you support the five best metal records for the first half of the year, in alphabetical order.
|Cattle Decapitation, Monolith of Inhumanity |
San Diego's favorite misanthropes reinvent jazz as grindcore.
|Goatwhore, Blood for the Master|
You see us coming and you all-to-geth-er-run-for-cover--we're taking over death metal.
|Gojira, L'enfant Sauvage|
Ishirō Honda, meet François Truffaut. Discuss.
High on Fire, De Vermis Mysteriis
Pike's Peak. Again.
The Black Dahlia Murder's arms are too short to box.
Happy listening! See you in December with the top ten.