The metal machine grinds away as I await a truckload of new releases set to drop in the near future. The only new release I got my mitts on this weeks was the new Morbus Chron album Sweven. More on that below. The rest of the week was spent going through some recommendations and listening to older stuff and some nostalgic favorites. Again I discover amazing gems of music almost daily and I continue to be surprised just how much amazing music is out there, if you look for it. Every time I hear somebody say that music is in a downward spiral or just not as good as it used to be I just shake my head in amazement. You just need to try a little harder and a whole world of amazing music, music that will blow all those dusty “classics” you so desperately cling to right out of the water. On to the list!
I love this album. Blazing blackened thrash metal in the name of the almighty Satan. 32 minutes of just unrelenting speed, riffs and solos. Thrash should always be this good.
Along with Caladan Brood and Gallowbraid, Ered Wethrin play a similar sort of Summoning, epic, fantastical black metal. They are also from Salt Lake City like Brood and Gallowbraid. I dig that this is a style of black metal that is so in vogue right now, and it’s a decent listen but it kind of makes me long to just listen to Caladan Brood or Gallowbraid.
These early Marduk albums are like a nice warm blanket for me. I can go back to them again and again and not get sick of them. Between this, Opus Nocturne and Those of the Unlight, these are go to albums when I can’t decide what to listen to.
There has been a lot of buzz around the new Morbus Chron and I can’t see it isn’t without reason. Taking a cue from Tribulation and taking their grinding death metal in a more experimental direction, the new album is an interesting ride. It goes on a bit to long in places but overall a pretty darn good album.
mmortal – Sons of Northern Darkness
Graveborne – Through the Window of Night
Kriegsmaschine – Enemy of Man
Horde – Hellig Usvart
Obsidian Kingdom – Mantiis
Thundarwar – The Birth of Thunder
Lake of Blood – Omnipotens Tyrannus
Marblebog – Forestheart
Kreator – Terrible Certainty
Murmur – Murmur
Ulver – Nattens Madrigal
Cloud Rat – Blind River
Jumalhämärä – Resignaatio
Emyn Muil – Túrin Turambar Dagnir Glaurunga
Heretoir – Substanz
Dawn – Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)
The Descendents – Everything Sucks
Red City Radio – Titles
In The Woods – Heart of the Ages
Panopticon – Kentucky
Nefarious – The Universal Wrath