2020 has been a terrible year for many reasons. So much so that people have forgotten that a lot has happened in the last decade, and not all of it has been bad. That’s why Voices from the Dark is presenting its dear listeners with a reminder of some of the good things that have happened in the past ten years in the form of a special series called—Surface Noise.
Surface Noise is the brain child of music lover and world traveler John Rosario. A long-time friend of the Voices from the Dark podcast, John has compiled a list of the best metal and hard rock albums of the decade, from 2010 to 2019. In each episode of Surface Noise, John presents the best metal album of each year and explains why he chose each album.
We invite you to listen to each episode and decide for yourselves if you agree or disagree with John picks for best albums. Either way, we hope that you discover some music you’ve never heard before or simply enjoy listening to us talk about John’s selections.
Album of the Episode:
Self Preserved While the Bodies Float Up (2010), by Oceansize (oceansize.co.uk)
Oceansize is an eclectic English band from Manchester that serves up deep, dark vibes as a quintet, frequently adding extra parts for violins and other instruments. Their album Self Preserved While the Bodies Float Up has a heavy sound and reflects their ability to push the boundaries of their style. Although they are no longer together, they still have a loyal following. Self Preserved While the Bodies Float Up was their final album.