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Spotify Wrapped 2022
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13% of my waking hours were spent listening to music this year, holy shit.

metalcore (also known as metallic hardcore) is a fusion music genre that combines elements of extreme metal and hardcore punk. As with other styles blending metal and hardcore, such as crust punk and grindcore, metalcore is noted for its use of breakdowns, slow, intense passages conducive to moshing. Other defining instrumental qualities include heavy riffs and stop-start rhythm guitar playing, occasional blast beats, and double bass drumming. Vocalists in the genre typically use thrash or scream vocals. Some later metalcore bands combine this with clean singing, often during the chorus. Death growls and gang vocals are common. 1990s metalcore bands were inspired by hardcore while later metalcore bands were inspired by melodic death metal bands like At the Gates and In Flames.

In the mid-2000s, metalcore became one of the most popular heavy metal subgenres with the success of bands like Bleeding Through, Avenged Sevenfold, Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed, Atreyu, Shadows Fall, As I Lay Dying, Unearth, Trivium, Bullet for My Valentine, and All That Remains. Metalcore's popularity continued in the 2010s with the success of bands like Asking Alexandria, August Burns Red, and the Devil Wears Prada.

Top Artists

Sleep Token

Criminally underrated, Alkaline is a total banger and has a great music video to boot. This Place Will Become Your Tomb delivers subversions of metalcore along with an emotional longing that left me stunned.


Anticure, Hickory Creek, A Bloodsoaked Symphony (all three also have amazing music videos)

Porter Robinson

Nurture is a game changer. And Everything Goes On dropping this year? SO FUCKING GOOD.


夜に駆ける is an unreal narrative song. あの夢をなぞって is the most fun I've had dancing all year. There is a ballad version that somehow sounds entirely distinct from the original.

Childish Gambino

Because the Internet is still one of the GOAT albums, imo. Also really digged Atlanta this year, loved watching the final season -- excited to see what he creates next!

Top Songs


残響散歌 -- a picture is worth 1000 words, right?


Just. Holy Fucking Shit. 16 minutes of chaotic bliss. I found this song through Bury the Light, and thank god I did.

Now shed that violence all over!
Let mayhem in the streets!
From mountain top to oceans!
We own your every need!
It's coming down!


The grooviest metal song I heard in 2022, hands down.

Why are we so far apart
Disconnected from reality
This darkness weakening our hearts
An infection with no remedy
We're losing ourselves
But what makes us worth saving
We're slipping away
I'm slipping away from mei

I'm Not A Vampire - Revamped

I'm Not a Vampiregave me vibes of listening to The Highway Man in middle school. An amazing video, and a better vibrato.

I'm insane
Well, I can feel it in my bones
Coursing through my veins
When did I become so cold?
For goodness' sakes
Where is my self control?


Heartbreaking delivery oftwo friends separated by time and space.

Brother, are you there?
Do you see my despair?
My heart won't stop searching
If you're still floating somewhere in the air
And I'll try not to admit that I'm still scared
My heart won't stop searching
If you're still floating somewhere in the air
Will you remember me?
Even if I'm gone
And this was all nothing
If I'm where I belong
Then where are you hiding
I think Im fading out
And you can see me now
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