This Week’s Playlist and Reviews

Seven new reviews are up, as well as this week’s playlists (see below). Thanks to all who continue to participate by posting their own lists; it’s been a great way to get a dialogue going and promises to be a reliable way for all to find and/or rediscover worthy music above and beyond the requisite journalistic sound-offs. Please add your playlists to the comments, and enjoy the write-ups!

Jim Clifton:

Abigor – Nachthymnen (From the Twilight Kingdom)
Amon Amarth – Fate Of Norns
Bathory – Under the Sign of the Black Mark
Drowning The Light – An Alignment of Dead Stars
Evoken – Shades of Night Descending
Ulver – Bergtatt
Kult Ofenzivy – Symfonie Oceli
Vader – Litany (kudos to Kevin Gentilcore for putting this one on my radar last week)
Weapon – Embers and Revelations
Wodensthrone – Curse

Marty Rytkonen:

Finsterforst – Rastlos
Iced Earth – Night of the Stormrider
Weapon – Embers and Revelations
Deserted Fear – My Empire
Windir – Arntor
Waldgefluster – Femundsmarka – Eine Resie in drei Kapiteln
Ulver – Bergtatt
Sentenced – Amok
King Diamond – Fatal Portrait
Holy Terror – Mind Wars

~ by cliftonium on October 16, 2012.

16 Responses to “This Week’s Playlist and Reviews”

  1. Sylosis – Monolith
    Wintersun – Time 1
    Xasthur – A Gate Through Bloodstained Mirrors
    Dark Funeral – Diabolis Interium
    Obsequiae – Suspended in the Brume of Eos
    Revocation – Teratogenesis
    Vattnet Viskar – Vattnet Viskar
    Kreator – Hordes of Chaos

  2. Great call on the Obsequiae. A classic for sure….. and yes i am biased 😉

  3. First time I heard it last week and I have listened to it almost everyday since!

  4. How is that Vader ‘Litany’ album. I haven’t been album to like anything but the Morbid Reich demo and the subsequent re-recordings of them. I have always tried hard to like more of their stuff but they suffer from a serious dose of ‘samey’. I am still trying..

  5. Bad grammar above. Need to edit myself. What I meant to say was how is the album and haven’t been able to like anything since Morbid Reich…

  6. My only complaint would be the drum sounds, kicks sound processed to heavily … however, the riffs are ultra-tight and the vocal rhythms are catchy; ‘good times’ death metal, if there is such a thing \m/

  7. One can never have enough Kreator in one’s life! Terrible Certainty is a personal fave –

  8. Playlist this week:

    Binah – Hallucination in Resurrecture
    Weapon – From the Devil’s Tomb
    Monolake – Silence
    Tenhi – Maaaet
    TetianBlood – Seven Chalices
    Uivkra – Bi
    George Carlin – You are all Diseased
    Mayhem – De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
    Mayhem – Out of the Dark rehersals
    Mayhem – Live in Leipzig


  10. Re: EVOKEN ‘Atra Mors’: Someone asked about it since it was on my playlist last week. It’s made a good 1st impression. It reminds me more of ‘Quietus’ and ‘Embrace the Emptiness’ than their more recent output. The songs have more of the subtle, atmospheric touches (as used on Q and EtE) and rely less on the ‘straight death’ sound which was the core of ‘Antithesis of Light’ and ‘A Caress of the Void’. Still very dark and bleak of course.

  11. I think one of the most impactful Doom albums I have heard is Mournful Congregations ‘A Book of Kings’. I was listening to this aside Evoken’s newest one, and ‘The Book of Kings’ just seems a much more stellar piece of art. The nuance is amazing.

  12. Good to hear. It’s the atmospheric aspects of their sound that make them stand out to me. I’ll definitely have to check that one out. -Jim

  13. ‘The Book Of Kings’ is certainly a favorite of mine for modern doom. The lead work on that album is perfectly phrased; not single a note out of place.

  14. Really digging the Binah; first time hearing them \m/

  15. right on. the binah is a ton of fun and the vocals really make it something special.

  16. MC is indeed great, but for moving doom, my money is on older Skepticism. Such a unique atmosphere.

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