Sorry for not posting a play list last week. It was Thanksgiving over here in the states and even the wicked need to rest. That means that this weeks playlist is two weeks worth of pulse pounding, ear cracking metal! The “Best of 2013” lists are starting to come out and there have been some great albums I’ve missed this year. They are piling up and I’m trying to get through them all because I’ve started the epic task of trying to put together my best of list for the year. It’s a huge task but a welcomed one. This year there’ll be four lists. Best of Metal, Best of Non Metal, Best Comics and Best Movies. The music and comics ones are always the hardest.
Speaking of music, the new releases have sort of come to end for me for the rest of the year. Nothing coming out in December is really interesting to me. The last album I was waiting for was the new Artillery album Legion. Pretty solid thrash album though they are leaning a bit more towards power metal with this one. The big one I was waiting on in November was the new Germ album Grief. I wish I could report it lived up to the amazing potential their previous EP had but alas, I cannot. It’s still decent but I was expecting something way more. Anyways, on to the playlist.
Crushing depressive black metal. This album is epic in length and scope and is probably one of the better black metal releases of the year.
This is a power metal album of epic proportions. I know a lot of power metal is labeled as epic but not many get close to what is happening on this album. Actually it’s a double album of crazy songs that reach as high as the sun and make you feel like you are soaring along with them. Crazy.
I recently watched a 5 hour documentary on Cannibal Corpse so I thought I would check out some of their more popular albums I hadn’t heard before. I’m a casual fan of Cannibal Corpse. Sometimes the mood strikes me to listen to them. The documentary on youtube was pretty fascinating. It’s hard to keep a band together as long as Cannibal Corpse has been around and this documentary shines some light on that. Plus there is a lot of talk with the artist behind all of their famous artwork, Vince Locke.
Some pretty excellent blackened thrash. A late year find for me. This is why I love all these year end best of lists.
Germ – Grief
Sombres Forêts – La Mort du Soleil
Ævangelist – Omen Ex Simulacra
Kawir – Isotheos
Deicide – In the Minds of Evil
Craven Idol – Towards Eschaton
Orator – Kapalegnosis
Glorior Belli – Gators Rumble, Chaos Unfurls
Artillery – Legions
Tyrants Blood – Into the Kingdom of Graves
Occultist – Death Sigils
Ghost – If You Have
Stratovarius – Nemesis
Hammerforce – Access Denied
Agrimonia – Rites of Separation
Atlantean Kodex – The White Goddess
Goreguts – Colored Sand
Vhol – Vhol
Inquisition – Obscure Verses for the Multiverse
Tribulation – Formulas of Death
Djevel – Besatt av Maane Og Natt
Witherscape – The Inheritance
Twilight of the Gods – Fire on the Mountain
Progenie Terrestre Pura – U.M.A.
Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer Different Park
Voices – From Human Forest Create a Fuge of Imaginary Rain
Saor – Roots
Battlesoul – Tir Na Nog
Caladan Brood – Echoes of Battle
Cult of Fire – मृत्यु का तापसी अनुध्यान
Seidr – Ginnugagap
Ulcerate – Vermis
Amiensus – Restoration
Horn – Konflikt
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