Sometimes I like to step away from the genre of metal. Blasphemy ! But no. It’s ok to listen to music that isn’t metal. No one will think any less of you. And if you’re embarrassed to make your internet friends aware that you like other things, just turn off last.fm scrobbling, no one has to know !
I for one, don’t care if it’s not cool to be into other genres. Because there’s some darn good stuff out there if you look for it. And with that in mind, here’s ten albums that have come out this year that are brilliant and worth your time.
You’ll notice some bands are at least loosely associated with metal, but only due to others bands members might be in, or band history. So you can rest easy knowing it’s not just a list of indie rubbish.