Next up on Audioeclectica.com’s 2021 End Of The Year Lists, the Top 10 Vocalists. The stipulation is that, an album/EP had to have been released this year.
Vote for your favorite in the comments section. At the end of the month, I will release the results of the readers poll.
This list is also in NO PARTICULAR ORDER!!!
01) Walter Schreifels- Quicksand: Distant Population 02) Jacob Bannon, Cheslea Wolfe & Stephen Brodsky- Converge: Bloodmoon I 03) Ken Andrews- Failure: Wild Type Droid 04) Emma Ruth Rundle- Emma Ruth Rundle: Engine Of Hell 05) Courtney LaPlante- Spiritbox: Eternal Blue 06) Keith Buckley- Every Time I Die: Radical 07) Dustin Kensrue- Thrice: Horizons/East 08) Tony Wolski- Genghis Tron: Dream Weapon 09) Taylor Momsen- The Pretty Reckless: Death By Rock N’ Roll 10) Lisa Mungo- Filth Is Eternal
I can’t wait for the new Emma Ruth Rundle album, Engine Of Hell. I can already tell it’s unapologetically personal and honest. The way Emma’s voice shares her vulnerability as well as fragility is deeply moving. When you listen to the new songs from Engine Of Hell, there is a sense of urgency but also a vibrancy that allows the truth of her words to shine. If you aren’t familiar with Emma Ruth Rundle, you need to wake up from the rock you are living under and experience what she brings to the table.
I’ve been contemplating on what to do with certain things as of late in regards to Audioeclectica. I have a giant list of things I want to do and bunch of new topics on the way. The radio show will be making a return soon. I finally found the right person to do the show with. It’s going to be awesome and the playlist for the show is superb. In the meantime before all that happens, I thought it would be quite fun to start putting out playlists for you all to enjoy! So, what you have below is a link to the first Audioeclectica Playlist. On it you’ll find new music by artists/bands you know of and some you might not. If you’ve been keeping up with the articles on Audioeclectica, you will probably recognize a good amount of the bands. So, without anymore delay, here it is!!!
Emma Ruth Rundle is an absolute revelation. For quite some time now, I’ve been absolutely enthralled with her and the music. Her album, On Dark Horses is a true masterpiece without a doubt. So much so, even my daughter loves that album and knows the majority of the lyrics. And now, a new album is upon us. On November 5, 2021 (via Sargent House), Emma Ruth Rundle unleashes, Engine Of Hell. The first single “Return” is deeply haunting and reflective. The beauty of the song and how it’s so vulnerable really strikes a chord. Engine Of Hell is a new chapter for Emma and it truly shows.
On Thrice’s 2018 album Palms, there is a song called “Just Breathe” that is an absolute stand out. The first time I heard the song, I was hooked. It’s a very Thrice song and then with the addition of guest vocals by Emma Ruth Rundle, it takes it to a whole other level. Her delicate vocals add a very soothing vibe and gives you the good kind of chills. One day, when live music is able to happen again, it would be a dream to get to see Emma join Thrice on stage to perform this song. It would be EPIC!!
Since the whole pandemic began, I’ve been going back to albums I haven’t really delved deep into. One of those albums is Emma Ruth Rundle’s fantastic 2018 album, On Dark Horses. While listening and getting more and more engrained into the album. I developed a keen fascination with the song “Darkhorse.” This song is hauntingly beautiful and poetic. Every time I go back to this album, I’m compelled to listen to this song at least 5 times. It’s a very powerful and hypnotic song. One of those that will have you coming back more and more. The entire album, On Dark Horses is one of those albums that needs to heard and talked about. I could go on and on about it but it’s much better if you just listen for yourself.
So, 2021 is musically starting off in a very awesome way. Today, Chelsea Wolfe released a new song entitled “Anhedonia” with a very awesome guest on it, Emma Ruth Rundle. This song is soaking with all the right amount of moodiness you enjoy from both singers and their music. Having both Chelsea and Emma on a track together is a dream collaboration. When you hear their voices together, it’s totally meant to be. Now, we just need touring to happen again so they can go on the road together and perform this song!