If you like music that makes you feel happy, with obvious structure and strong sense of melody, steer clear. This Heat’s bold and defiant debut album is an experimental masterwork whose atmosphere is utterly foreboding.
Before Rage Against the Machine, Zack de la Rocha was raging in a legitimate metallic hardcore band Inside Out. One of the progenitors of this mixture of genres, in fact.
The United States of America: the most experimental of the 60's psychedelic rock movement.
Small Faces' Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake is one of the most far-out and under-appreciated psychedelic releases of the 1960's.
Japan’s Sigh are truly in a league of their own. Sigh’s In Somniphobia is one of the wildest metal albums in existence, possibly only topped by Sigh's own Imaginary Sonicscape.
Chicago Art Rock band Ideamen's debut 2007 EP Progress, is a wondrous blend of genre's, variety of moods, and oh-so-glorious vocal harmonies.
Asschapel were an American band from Nashville, Tennessee – an aberrant, unholy mix between hardcore punk and black metal, with a level of heaviness atypical to both.
So Embarrassing by disbanded Philly group Capillary Action, is nothing short of brilliant. It is by turns loud, aggressive, dynamic, dissonant, and melodic. No doubt, this is musician's music, but what makes this album especially impressive is that they actually wound up writing good songs. There's no mindless noodling. The album is filled with well-written songs featuring thoughtful instrumentation and orchestrations.