Frail Body Pick Favorite Albums of 2019

Rockford, Illinois, screamo band Frail Body are a rising force in heavy music. They’ve made their name over the last few years two EPs, a single, and a four-way split with Infant Island, Massa Nera and dianacrawls. But the trio took things next level in 2019, signing with hardcore/punk stronghold Deathwish Inc., — the record label co-founded by Tre McCarthy and Converge’s Jacob Bannon — and released their debut full-length, A Brief Memoriam, one of the finest albums of the year. With that in mind, we reached out to the band members to find out their picks for 2019’s best records — see what music they loved, and check out the video for Frail Body’s “Pastel,” below.

Lowell:
Telefon Tel Aviv – Dreams Are Not Enough
State Faults – Clairvoyant
Full of Hell – Weeping Choir
Madeon – Good Faith
No Rome – Crying in the Prettiest Places
Drab Majesty – Modern Mirror
Hundreds of AU – Mission Priorities on Launch
Kublai Khan TX – Absolute
Knocked Loose – A Different Shade of Blue
Portrayal of Guilt – Suffering is a Gift

Nicholas:
Mutilatred – Ingested Filth
Metz – Automat
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Infest the Rats’ Nest
Cattle Decapitation – Death Atlas
Kublia Khan TX – Absolute
Left Behind – No One Goes to Heaven
Abigail Williams – Walk Beyond the Dark
Portrayal of Guilt – Suffering Is a Gift
meth. – Mother of Red Light
Sangiusugabogg – Pornographic Seizures

Nic:
Cursive – Get Fixed
Blood Incantation – Hidden History of the Human Race
Lightning Bolt – Sonic Citadel
Cynic – Traced in Air Remixed
Pyramid Scheme – Everything but Rap and Country
Serpent of Gnosis – As I Drink From the Infinite Well of Inebriation
Abigail Williams – Walk Beyond the Dark
meth. – Mother of Red Light
State Faults – Clairvoyant
The National – I Am Easy to Find