Tripping on Tryptophan/Triptykon (not truly)

More reviews this week, with add’l excellent pieces brought to you courtesy guest contributor S. Craig Zahler (formerly of Metal Maniacs). Thanks to all who continue to support Worm Gear by liking, tweeting, and reading and posting below in WG’s Comments sections; we’ve enjoyed hearing from everyone and look forward to checking out your Playlists and thoughts this week as we Geezers take pains to pass out on wild turkey and Wild Turkey (heh). So get stuffed on Metal knowledge before you stuff your face on the morrow. And be sure to give a Satanic scowl to that one relative you loath for us. -Jim

S. Craig Zahler (Guest Contributor):

Hellwell – Beyond the Boundaries of Sin (One of Mark ‘The Shark’ Shelton’s finest releases ever. Essential epic metal. Every song is good.)

Wrathblade – Into the Netherworld’s Realm (This is my favorite Brocas Helm album, though it’s not by Brocas Helm. Quirky and fun. Starts and ends well, but has a couple of duds in the middle.)

Sabaton – Carolus Rex (Easily their best album. Here they finally prove: Sabaton = Unrivaled Modern Chorus Masters. For fans of Pretty Maids and Running Wild.)

Infested Blood – Interplanar Decimation (Maybe the most brutal death metal album ever made— played by crazy guys who said, “Fuck time signatures!” An unrelenting assault that has no discernible meter and attacks wherever and whenever it wants to. Really, really bonkers.)

Dysentery – Internal Devastation

Kraanium – Post Mortal Coital Fixation (A recommended slamming death metal album, though most of the best tracks are at the beginning.)

Putrid Pile – Collection of Butchery

Infernal War – Terrorfront (This is my favorite Marduk album, though it’s not by Marduk.)

Reverend Bizarre – So Long…Suckers

Triarii – every single album, especially Muse in Arms and Exile (Martial Industrial music that will appeal to fans of Summoning. Grand, classy stuff.)

Jim Clifton:
Burzum – Hliðskjálf
Father Befouled – Revulsion of Seraphic Grace
Ov Hollowness – Drawn to Descend
King Diamond – Them
Liberteer – Better to Die on Your Feet than Live on Your Knees
Bathory – Nordland, Vol I & II
Exhumed – Gore Metal
Crimson Relic – Purgatory’s Reign
Christian Mistress – Possession
Desolate Shrine – The Sanctum of Human Darkness

Marty Rytkonen:
Helloween – S/T/Judas/Walls of Jehrico
Gorgoroth – Antichrist
Rotting Christ – Theogonia
Binah – Hallucinating in Resurrecture
Nomeansno – Wrong
Voivod – Dimension Hatross
Omen – The Curse
Finsterforst – Rastlos
Deicide – S/T
Deathrow – Deception Ignored

~ by cliftonium on November 21, 2012.

8 Responses to “Tripping on Tryptophan/Triptykon (not truly)”

  1. We really do need a new Triptykon album.

    Marty: I bought Courts of Chaos, Spiral Castle, Deluge on vinyl and a t-shirt from Manilla guys this week. NIce little early present coming my way! Merry Manilla Christmas.

    So instead of listing my playlist, I want to ask again:

    Do you or anyone reading this post have the R.U. Dead Promotape or anything from the on digital format? I lost my tapes and really really really need to get a hold of these again.

    I would love to get in contact with someone that would be willing to share the digital files.!

  2. Sorry Patrick, I do not … -Jim

  3. Sorry Patrick, but don’t have the ru dead tape or material either. Courts of Chaos has some on it for.sure, but it strikes me as more of a transitional album. The drummer sampled his kit and programmed the drums using the samples for some reason. Kinda weird. Anyway… enjoy you MR journey!

  4. Black Sabbath – Masters of Reality, Vol. 4, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
    The Obsessed – Lunar Womb
    Today Is The Day – Temple of the Morning Star

  5. My listening habits lately seem divided in three categories:

    The Filthy and Rotten:
    Autopsy/Abscess – everything (“…I humiliate your coooooorrrpsssse!!!”, aaah the verbal lunacy of Chris Reifert, lovely!)
    Cianide – Gods Of Death (indeed!)
    Coffins – March Of Despair

    The Grim and Hateful:
    Burzum – Belus/Fallen/Umskiptar (defies the term black metal. Hell, is it even metal? It is brilliant though)
    Drudkh – Handful Of Stars
    Watain – everything (I wouldn’t call myself a satanist, but these guys make me really feel what they’re saying. The dark side calls, I shan’t resist…)

    The Epic:
    Manilla Road – everything (good to see they’re highly endorsed here!)
    Hammers of Misfortune – Fields/Church Of Broken Glass
    Dream Theater – Train Of Thought

    Craig> good to read your opinion on Hellwell, just ordered the album today.

    Jim> King Diamond’s “Them”!!! Thanks for reminding me, need to play that twisted classic soon! Speaking of epic, leave it to King the mad storyteller…

    Marty> Gorgoroth and Nomeansno on the same playlist! I salute you sir!

  6. My listening was a little light with the holidays and family. Finally checkout out some Manilla Road after all the talk on here. Awesome.

    The Crown – Deathrace King
    Manilla Road – Crystal Logic
    Ofermod – Thaumiel
    Bathory – Twilight of the Gods
    Oak Pantheon – From a Whisper
    Devin Townsend Project – Epicloud
    Thorns – Thorns

  7. Taking a break from my Sigh-Chasm-MDB discog survey this week:
    Hibria- Blinded by Tokyo Live
    Kamelot- Silverthorn
    Seven Kingdoms- The Fire is Mine
    Saint Vitus- Lillie F-65
    Witchcraft- Legend

  8. @Freek… Yes! Gotta keep the listening habits interesting and diverse or burnout could claim my soul!

    @everyone… glad to see some of you taking the time to investigate Manilla Road… and such a vast catalog to explore. Not all of it is golden, but all of it is at least good!

    And random… having seen Freeks Autopsy/Abcess addition to his playlist, I gotta say I’m there with Autopsy as well. I just picked up the Born Undead DVD and it’s amazing. Have watched the lengthy documentary and and the Maryland Deathfest concert…. such an amazing and influential band. Their sound is so unique! Anyway…. this DVD has over 5 hours of Autopsy love! YOU supply your own condom of course.

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