6. Jupiterian – Terraforming
São Paulo’s Jupiterian returned with their second full-length release of ugly, industrial doom. Indeed, the title Terraforming was a strong fit, as the album clearly carried with it a feeling of harsh transformation throughout its six monolithic tracks.
With brief instances of calm humanity revealing themselves amidst a raging storm of harsh sounds, cascading abrasive chords and driving bass lines, Terraforming struck a delicate balance of both the abrasive and the comfortable; bleak, it’s ugly but it offering brief moments of beauty.
At just under forty minutes, Terraforming was a controlled shock and one that altered the landscape of doom metal indefinitely.