Our good friend Sot Van Quang plays in Vietnamese crossover thrash (we’ve been calling them Pikachucore on the site for years and have noticed a lot of media around Asia have adopted that name as well! hahaha) band Cut Lon. The band has been killing it since they began releasing music quickly, putting stuff out on cassette format, and even hitting the road outside of Vietnam most recently playing in Thailand and the Philippines.
He most recently shared his favorite Vietnamese releases of 2020 and it was great to see a local perspective and thus asked him if we could share it and add a few thoughts about each release.
If you haven’t heard Cut Lon – further below get ready to have your mind blow.
But first, enjoy this list of Vietnamese releases…
“Its been a busy month for our music scene here in Vietnam. Here are some cool releases that you should be checking out. Although 2/5 bands are still studio projects, hopefully, they’ll play live soon. Right on!!!”
GAI – The Void [Deathcore]
“Love this dark and heavy shit from Hanoi. I do enjoy this new sound compared to their previous releases.”
Elcrost – Benighted and Unrequired [Black Metal]
“Amazing debut album from Hanoi young metalheads. Well-thought riffs, lyrics, and good production. Good job!”
Zerf – 4 song EP [Punk Rock]
“A new vibe of Punk Rock from 4 foreigner friends (Hanoi). Tasty licks & fierce vocal!”
Timekiller – Fatal Wave [Crust/Noise]
“One of my favorite crust band. Catch them live to be blown away! (Saigon based)”
[EDITOR’S NOTE: HOLY FUCK!!!!!!]
Raw Diamonds – We don’t play for free [Hard Rock]
“It’s not common to see new bands playing classic rock nowadays. Yet Raw Diamonds did it spectacularly. Let’s rock!”