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Always on the look out for heavy shoegazing noise - Deftones, Alcest, Nadja, Tombs...any more?
If so there is none finer than The Telescopes first album, "Taste" or Loop "Fade Out".
All of Loop's stuff is on Spotify, though you might need to root around for Taste.
and all old-school shoegazing - Ride, Boo Radleys, Chapterhouse, Lush, Moose, Revolver, Catherine Wheel, My Bloody Valentine, Curve, Swervedriver - love it love it love it!
I listen to a lot of metal too and really like the blend of the two - My Vitriol threatened to do it but apparently recording more than one album was too much to ask
If not, take a does of The Buried Life.
first EP more than owt.
also check out Battle of Mice's first album. obscenely good. maybe not that shoegazy, but still works.
i'd also suggest ISIS-Oceanic, though if yr a Nadja fan mayb you've heard em?
as they're the definitive metal-gaze act, and a lot of Godflesh would probably fit what you're looking for too. Check out the recent Pure re-issue. Justin Broadrick's new project, Greymachine, might be worth checking out.
You also absolutely need The Angelic Processes 'Weighing Souls With Sand'. An incredible, vast sounding album. You've got Alcest up there, but there's a lot of other Black Metal that takes inspiration from shoegaze stuff too. A personal favourite is German one man BM act ColdWorld - his album Melancholie is really great. Wolves In The Throne Room, Blut Aus Nord's Memoria Vestusta II and British act Caina all have some pretty shoegazey moments too. Maybe Krallice's new one as well, but I'm not sure that that's the sort of thing you're looking for.
As is ColdWorld - that album is amazing.
All of the things you've recommended here are great to be fair, especially But Aus Nord - my album of the year, probably.
the guy from Alcest is in them. Have a Nice Life are great too, they have some really shoegazy songs, 'I Don't Love' in particular.
alas the new EP makes up for most of the myspace tracks which are a bit Jesu by numbers but you'll get the idea
The Grasshopper Lies Heavy fit the bill pretty well with a little added stoner rock grit for good measure, check it:
Also although they're largely noise rock Geisha have more than a little shoegaze influence in their aural makeup. Mondo Dell'ore is one of the best records I own.
if you pick the right albums - Hawkwind were doing this very well back in the early 70s
The Telescopes (good god they're brilliant, they're trailblazers, they're groundbreakers, I love them), Loop, Alcest and Amesoeurs and Jesu.
...then check out Amusement Parks On Fire, Ulrich Schnauss (veering towards electronica, but wonderful nonetheless), The Domino State.
Chapterhouse have recently reformed and are definitely worth a listen. Curve were one of my favourite shoegazing bands and Ride's first two albums (Nowhere / Going Blank Again) are tremendous.
Also check out Slowdive, Lush & My Bloody Valentine; they're all well worth a listen too.
I'm smelling a cash-in but that is cool news!
playing at the ICA on Thursday
last year. They were really good, not that i was really with it though. Never heard (of) them before that mind you.
but I wouldn't think of them as 'heavy' shoegaze. Just 'normal' shoegaze, non?
and being an ex-floppy haired teen of the late eighties/early nineties I've got most of it. Bring on the new stuff! Thanks to all of you who said Jesu - they are bang on the money
fucking huge. you NEED this album
Was pretty heavy proggy shoegaze.
Levitation were Terry Bickers post House of Love Band (in case you didn't already know).
The EP compilation Coterie is also good.
that Levitation were not shoegaze. at all.
But I didn't have the rulebook to hand.
Who were basically Levitation minus Terry Bickers. Their album (Twenty Twenty Sound) and the original Graceadelica EP are well worth a listen.
have got a lot of records worth checking out, avoid Sad Day For Puppets as they are a bit too fluffy but have a gander at the rest
though not in the least bit shoegaze.
great alt-rock, shoegaze band from Long Island.
I highly recommend them.
'Hin' by Trist (there are a few bands called Trist - this is the German one). It's a single hour-long track. You will thank me. Seriously, it's AMAZING.
There's a sample of it here: www.myspace.com/tristambient
Rosetta's first album, The Galilean Satellites is essential - the only band that rivals The Angelic Process for sheer massive-soundingness: http://www.myspace.com/rosetta
That new Pyramids with Nadja album isn't that heavy, but great, if you don't already have it.
Altar of Plagues - kind of similar to Wolves in the Throne Room, but great in their own right - www.myspace.com/altarofplagues
Some others will probably come to me in a bit
the new one, 'P aa Opal Poere Pr. 33' is rilly gud - very fuzzy and woozy: http://www.myspace.com/northsuite
Walknut are great, if you don't mind kind of Nazi-ish undertones: http://www.myspace.com/walknutband
I reckon Darkspace probably fit here too: http://www.myspace.com/darkspaceofficial (and if you like them, see also the side-project Sun of the Blind)
Njiqahdda - hard to know where to start with their ever multiplying discography, but tis good stuff: www.myspace.com/njiqahdda
OK I'm going to stop now, I'm getting overexcited. PM me if you want any more, especially in the more blackened, sinister department.
Now on christmas holiday time to check out some serious noise! I have the Rosetta album it is absolute quality
fit your description perfectly.
but if you haven't listened to Burzum, you really should if you're open to the whole black metal/shoegaze thing.
I'm not sure whether Vikernes was directly influenced by more quintessential shoegaze bands, but it seems likely seeing as all his more prominent releases came out around '91-'93. He's totally the daddy of slow, fuzzy black metal.
disk 2 has a remix by jesu on it which is unbelievable, the actual album is pretty shit hot too
but Boris sometimes. Check out the tune "Farewell" off of Pink.
"A Place To Bury Strangers" yet? That's heavy shoegaze to my ears.