Pour the sun upon the ground, stand to throw a shadow, watch it grow into the night, fill the spinnin’ skies

Polar vortex, schmolar vortex. Marty’s still running around in shorts and you should be too (after all, it’s 7 whole degrees!) Joining us tonight in our wily wintry wonderment is Austin Lunn of Panopticon/Seidr and Jack Hannert (ex-Seidr), all slinging beers and slandering bands in friendship, so along with our interview with Jarro of Nocturnal Graves, a review of the latest Chicago export Avichi, a dissemination of the new Demilich retrospective, much hullabaloo over Howls of Ebb, and coverage of Swedish raw black metal upstarts Orcultus, we have playlist love from the aforementioned purveyors of persnickety perversity. So post your own playlists in love and anti-poser pomposity!

Austin Lunn Playlist
Forteresse – Par Hauts Bois et Vastes Plaines
Windir – Arntor
Falls of Rauros – Believe In No Coming Shore
Kroda – Schwarzpfad
Diaboli – Anthems of Sorrow
Galdr – Ancient Lights From Stars
Wolves In The Throne Room – Black Cascade
Khors – Wisdom of Centuries
Endlichkeit – I-II
Wedrugacy Wiatr – Tam, gdzie miesiac oplakuje swit
Summoning – Dol Guldur
Waldgeflüster – Meine Fesseln
A Canorous Quintet – Silence of the World Beyond
Emperor – In the Nightside Eclipse
Ulver – Bergtatt
Hypocrisy – End of Disclosure
Merkaba – Bones of the Sacred Forest

Jack Hannert Playlist
Waldgeflüster – Meine Fesseln
Summoning – Minas Morgul
Caladon Brood – Echoes at Battle
Panopticon – Roads to the North
Sepultura – Arise
Graveland – Immortal Pride
Ulver – Bergtatt
Jonas Johannsson – Miners Hymns
Ormgard – Ormblot
Drudkh – Forgotten Legends

Jim Clifton Playlist
Vaura – The Missing
Avichi – Catharsis Absolute
Enslaved – Frost
Altar of Plagues – Mammal
Behemoth – The Apostasy
Emperor – Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
Drudkh – Autumn Aurora
Beherit – Drawing Down the Moon
Burzum – Belus/Det Som Engang Var
Celtic Frost – Morbid Tales

Marty Rytkonen Playlist
Incantation – Diabolical Conquest
Howls of Ebb – Vigils of the 3rd Eye
Over Kill – Feel the Fire
Imperium Dekadenz – Meadows of Nostalgia
Evilfeast – Lost Horizons of Wisdom (such a well executed and well-written album. Classic atmosphere!)
Clandestine Blaze – The Harmony of Struggle
Demilich – 20th Adversary of Emptiness
Belial – Gods of the Pit II (paragon so Below)
The Abyss – The Other Side
Old Wainds – Where the Snows are Never Gone

~ by cliftonium on January 22, 2014.

15 Responses to “Pour the sun upon the ground, stand to throw a shadow, watch it grow into the night, fill the spinnin’ skies”

  1. It is -16F here as I type this. I think the extremes have finally gotten to my shitebox car’s idle control. Not like I care.

    CANDLEMASS — Nightfall
    SLOUGH FEG — Atavism and The Animal Spirits
    BEASTMILK — Climax
    KLAUS SCHULZE — Timewind
    SOLSTICE — The Sentencing
    FORTÉ — Invictus
    BLITZKRIEG — A Time of Changes
    DEATHROW — Deception Ignored
    METAL CHURCH — The Dark
    JAG PANZER — Ample Destruction

    And probably something else. Enjoy the cold!


  2. Corpsessed – Abysmal Thresholds
    Necromantia/Varathron – Black Arts Lead to Everlasting Sins split
    Nightbringer/Acherontas – The Ruins of Edom split
    Acherontas – Amenti
    Dødsengel – Mirium Occultum
    Antediluvian – λόγος
    Antediluvian – Septentrional Theophany EP
    Zemial – Nykta
    Lie In Ruins – Towards Divine Death
    Narcotic Wasteland – S/T
    Lvcifyre – Svn Eater (right now, actually)
    Black Cilice – Summoning The Night
    Drudkh – Eastern Frontier In Flames
    Drudkh/Winterfylleth – Thousands of Moons Ago, The Gates
    Moonblood – From Hell box set
    Murmur – S/T

  3. “KLAUS SCHULZE — Timewind”


  4. Me liSty:

    Zemial – NYKTA/ Dusk ep/ I am the Dark ep/ In Monumentum (NYKTA is the law!)

    Ra Al Dee Experience – Demo 2009 (Necros Chritos frontman ‘Middle Eastern Cult Temple Tunes’ shiz is dynomite!

    Alastis – The Just Law
    Vex/Divine Eve Split EP
    Gigan – Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery…(awesome!!)
    Ruins of Beverast – Rain Upon the Impure (a Classic now in my book!!)
    Arhturian Shield – Age ov Avalon
    Teitanblood – Seven Chalices
    Cro-Mags – Age of Quarrel
    Cryptic Slaughter – Convicted
    Verdi – Requiem
    Judas Priest – Painkiller (thanks for reminding how awesome this album is Jim!)
    Manilla Road – Crystal Logic

    Back to the Vinyl/CD/Mp3 issue and attaching it to the new Demilich release. I have this badboy on order and on vinyl for a specific reason, well 2 actually. 1, the new artwork, but 2, and most importantly, this was all mastered from the original tapes to and for vinyl. Its gonna fucking be sweet! Can’t wait.

  5. Your welcome, man! Likewise thanks for reminding me about ‘Age of Quarrel’ – gotta listen to that one today \m/

  6. Nightfall and The Dark – two of the greatest metal albums ever. Excellent selections \m/

  7. Oh, another oldie but goodie HC/Punk record I have been playing lately: Poison idea – Feel the Darkness!

  8. Deep Purple – In Rock (my fav DP)
    Voivod – Dimension Hatross
    Morbid Angel – FFTTF
    Deicide – Legion
    Black Sabbath – Born Again
    Genesis – A Trick of the Tail
    Father Murphy – Any Way Your Children Will Deny It
    Immortal – Pure Holocaust
    Biosexual – The Window Wants the Bedroom
    Crisis – Holocaust Hymns
    Dinosaur Jr – You’re Living All Over Me
    Jeff Walker & Die Fluffers – Welcome to Carcass Cuntry (ridiculous fun!)
    Cea Serin – Where Memories Combine
    Gory Blister – Earth-Sick
    Die Antwoord – Ten$ion
    Have A Nice Life – The Unnatural World
    Strangulated Beatoffs – Beating Off All Over the World

  9. Joe, In Rock is my favorite DP album as well.

    Thunderwar – The Birth of Thunder
    TrenchRot – Necronomic Warfare
    Waldgeflüster – Meine Fesseln
    Fates Warning – Night on Brocken
    Fates Warning – The Spectre Within
    Savatage – Dungeons Are Calling
    Savatage – Hall of the Mountain King
    Unleashed – Where No Life Dwells

  10. Nice to see Hall of the Mountain King get a mention here —- that thing is a superb hall of fame lp, ‘tage’s best album by far, and 300% classic heavy metal. Dungeons is good too (as are Where No Life Dwells & Trenchrot). Nice list.

    I’m really enjoying the primitive drum machine thrash fun of Demon Throne (or Demonthrone, depending on where it’s written). Not the most creative riffs, but a great simple approach to vocals like vintage Venom meets Mille & Tankard. And not all fast stuff either— a fair amount of midpaced tunes, more Venom like, where they really shine. Recommended.

  11. and marty— thanks for evilfeast. i checked that out and purchased the album i could find— wintermoon enchantment. i’m not sure how well this can sustain 70 minutes—which is my issue with midnight odyssey, who i like but need to like a LOT to choose an album of that duration—- but it sounds promising. overall it sounds like what graveland might sound like if they were to be injected with melody and competency.

    and atlantean kodex & while heaven wept & (grey islands-era) candlemass fans should seek out:
    band: scald
    albums: will of gods is a great power

  12. Zahler, my favorite metalheads to talk to are those that are into current underground black and death metal but still recognize that albums like Hall of the Mountain King rule. Cheers for that man! Also been enjoying the TrenchRot. Thanks for letting me know that one was available to buy!

  13. S… Glad you checked out the Evilfeast. Wintermoon is definitely good as is all of Evilfeast’s material, but Lost Horizon’s of Wisdom is exceptional. A special atmosphere and great material resides on that one. He uses keyboards perfectly IMO.

    I’m with you on Midnight Odyssey… some truly great black metal, but it’s often hard to invest the time in such a long release. His doom project Tempestuous Fall is also really powerful/great.

  14. @Zahler
    I’d agree with Marty in saying that Lost Horizons of Wisdom is probably his best. Mysteries of the Nocturnal Forest is a lo-fi gem with a slightly less ambitious but more focused approached to songwriting (Immerse Into Cold Mist is a fucking great track, I’d recommend checking it out in particular); I like it almost as much as Lost Horizons. Funeral Sorcery always feels a little too scattered for me to get into; the way the riffs are organized just feels illogical and confused. That’s a problem that all of his stuff suffers from at times, but it’s a lot more prevalent on Funeral Sorcery. Wintermoon Enchantment isn’t his best, and I feel some of the songs drag on a little too much, but it’s amazing at it’s best moments (the opening of Fullmoon Over The Eastern Woods or all of Wolves of Hyperborean Frost for instance), and the production feels nearly perfect to me on it.

  15. And Midnight Odyssey is almost always a long car drive band for me. Though listening to all of Funerals From The Astral Sphere in one sitting would be pretty ridiculous in almost any circumstance.

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