Life Metal is Sunn O)))'s best sounding album to date, though not their most adventurous.
Among Tim Hecker's least direct efforts, Konoyo at its best is sonically and conceptually rich thanks to contributions from gagaku ensemble Tokyo Gakuso. Unfortunately, the sound-play is lacking on a few of the pieces.
The level of artistic freedom Trent and Atticus give themselves on the somewhat uneven Bad Witch is more exciting than just about any Nine Inch Nails release since 2008.
Dead Magic is Swedish singer-songwriter and organist Anna von Hausswolff's best work to date.
"Luciferian Towers" is the first Godspeed album we didn't need.
Susanne Sundfør teams up with former Czars frontman John Grant on "Mountaineers," probably her spaciest track to date - with an amazing ending to boot. It's the second single from the Norwegian singer-songwriter's upcoming album Music for People in Trouble, which will be released August 25 via Bella Union.
Blanck Mass makes a grand, industrial-flavored return with World Eater.
William Basinski returns with one of his most accessible and compositionally satisfying sets of drones yet.