How deep you long for death, now as your kingdom fades away …

As Marty’s head swirls in packing and pre-orders for his label’s latest releases, still the Finnish Metal warrior within himself has squeezed out the seconds necessary to find and dissect extremity for our bleary-eyed readers across the inter-globe.  And I, the trusty O’Donnell Robin to his nippled-Clooney Batman, have also risen from my domesticity to bring you sounds both heavy and uh, not-so-much.  To whit: the dark folk of Deutschland’s Nebelung, the grave-robbing greatness of Indonesia’s Exhumation, the ‘jazz-whatever-metal’ of new Cynic, and the New Mexico doomy black metal of Lamentations of the Ashen.  And for those of you looking for a US distro carrying the recently-reviewed awesome release by Thunderwar, looky here.  Post those pugnacious playlists and comment to your caulk’s content!

Marty Rytkonen Playlist
Rush – Hemispheres
Rotting Christ – The Official Tribute to Rotting Christ
Brimstone Coven – S/T 12”
Falls of Rauros/Panopticon – Split 12”
Cynic – Kindly Bent to Free Us
Stilla – Ensamhetens Andar
Entombed – Left Hand Path
Dismember – Like and Everflowing Stream
Infirmary/Aetherium Mors – Split CD (master)
Waldgefluster – Meine Fesseln

Jim Clifton
Infirmary/Aetherium Mors – Split CD (master)
Thunderwar – The Birth of Thunder
Led Zeppelin – Celebration Day
Graveland – Immortal Pride
Trenchrot – Necronomic Warfare
Immortal – Blizzard Beasts / Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism
Summoning – Lost Tales / Nightshade Forests
Imperium Dekadenz – Meadows of Nostalgia
Perished – Seid
Burzum – Aske / Det Som Engang Var
Bolt Thrower – Realm of Chaos

~ by cliftonium on February 12, 2014.

12 Responses to “How deep you long for death, now as your kingdom fades away …”

  1. Nice! I’ll be placing an order soon for the Thunderwar and the Falls of Rauros/Panopticon split. When will the new Falls of Rauros full length be released?

    Grave – Into the Grave
    Grave – You’ll Never See (lots of fucking Grave)
    Corpsessed – Abysmal Thresholds
    Altar of Betelgeuze – Darkness Sustains the Silence
    Debauchery – Dead Scream Symphony
    Iced Earth – Burnt Offerings
    Black Sabbath – Headless Cross
    Beyond – Fatal Power of Death
    Trenchrot – Necronomic Warfare
    Faith No More – Introduce Yourself
    Samael – Ceremony of Opposites

  2. Chryst – Phantasmachronica
    Windham Hell – South Facing Epitaph
    Guardian Alien – Spiritual Emergency
    D/A/D – The Construct
    Behemoth – The Satanist
    Neneh Cherry – Raw Sushi!!!
    Coven 13 – Destiny of the Gods
    The Krixhjälters – Evilution
    Mekong Delta – Mekong Delta
    Discharge – Why?
    Gloria Mundi – The Word is Over
    Hannes Grossmann – The Radial Covenant
    Jesters of Destiny – Fun at the Funeral/In a Nostalgic Mood
    Pat Metheny United Group – Kin ()
    Seth – L’excellence
    Warhead – Raping of Angels
    Paul Chain Violet Theatre – Detaching From Satan
    Holocaust – The Nightcomers/Hypnosis of Birds

  3. Death SS – Evil Metal & …In Death of Steve Sylvester
    Absymal Grief – Exsequia Occulta / Foetor Funereus Moruorum / Feretri
    Realmbulder – Blue Flame Cavalry
    Fuoco Fatuo – The Viper Slithers in teh Ashes of What Remains
    Bulldozer – IX
    Rotting Christ – The Triarchy of Lost Lovers
    Yngwie Malmsteen – Marching Out/Rising Force
    Rhapsody of Fire- Symphony of Enchanted Lands
    Mortuary Drape – Tolling 13 Kneell
    Altars – Paramnesia
    Sol Negro – Dawn of the REd Sun
    Neige et Noirceur – Solstice Hivernal
    Ceremonial -Ars Magicka (now this is good BLack Thrash)
    Astral Silence – Open Cold Dark Matter
    Murmur – S/T

  4. Joe Samson – Paul Chain Violet Theatre ‘Detaching From Satan’ – I just listened to that 2 days ago. What are the odds huh? hehe.

  5. Pre-ordered the Falls/Panopticon split. Can’t wait to get my hands on it. Thunderwar sounds awesome. May have to order that as well.

    Wuthering Heights – Salt
    Wuthering Heights – To Travel for Evermore
    Wuthering Heights – Far From the Madding Crowd
    Barbarian Riot Squad – EP
    Blut Aus Nord – Debemur MoRTi
    Woods of Desolation – As The Stars
    Cult of Fire – मृत्यु का तापसी अनुध्यान
    Darkthrone – Sardonic Wrath
    Emperor – IX Equilibrium
    Watain – Lawless Darkness
    Obsidian Tongue – A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time
    Mgla – With Hearts Toward None
    Carpe Noctem – In Terra Profugus
    Falls of Rauros – The Light That Dwells in Rotten Wood
    Panopticon – Collapse
    Panopticon/Vestiges – Split
    Annorkoth – The Last Days
    Labyrinth – Return to Heaven Denied
    Jason Isbell – Southeastern
    Doug Paisley – Strong Feelings
    Gloryhammer – Tales from the Kingdom of Fife
    Sarke – Aruagint
    Marduk – Serpent Sermon
    Root – Black Seal
    Wodensthrone – Curse

  6. Ahoy!

    SLOUGH FEG — Digital Resistance, Atavism
    HELSTAR — Nosferatu, A Distant Thunder
    JUDAS PRIEST — Defenders of the Faith
    DOMAINS — Sinister Ceremonies
    ATROCITY — Todessehnsucht
    SATAN — Court in the Act
    BEASTMILK — Climax
    METAL CHURCH — The Dark

    It’s always tempting to throw in some quirky thing for hipster irony cred but I can’t even think of anything. It’s been a steady stream of getting my ass kicked eight ways from the 80s. Even that BEASTMILK is only listened to by metalheads to my knowledge. METAL!

  7. Thunderwar, hell yes. Ordered. Spun these this past week:
    Bauhaus – The Skies Gone Out
    Crows – The Dying Race
    Eternal Champion – The Last King of Pictdom
    Christicide – Upheaval of the Soul
    Enfeus Lodge … really dig Hunferd’s vocals
    Wolfhetan – Entruckung
    Vokodlok – Unchain the Wolf
    Protector – Urm the Mad
    Benestrophe – Sensory Deprivation
    Grotesque … did, does, and always will rule … ripped from the cross!

  8. Scarlet P,

    I relish Marching Out, but man…I wish the guitars were stacked and on the sides—I know he wants people to hear every nuance, but the production choice of one guitar in the middle for most of the album diminishes some power. Still, the best metal album to have this amount of neo-classical stuff, and just loaded with great riffs and catching singing.

    I have Abysmal Grief’s Misfortune, and think it’s decent, but that it runs out of ideas after about 25 minutes and then just coasts through filler until the end. Are the others more thoroughly composed?


    Evilfeast. Wintermoon Enchantment. So this suffers from levianthanism, a problem the “band” Levianthan had among others— very long songs with a bunch of good ideas, but little clue how to arrange them into meaningful journeys. The mood here—especially the new age keyboards—is good, but do the other albums cohere a little more? Or is it always this random?

    Jackie McLean A Fickle Sonance
    Jackie McLean Let Freedom RIng
    Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers Moanin’
    Jazztet Meet the Jazztet
    Charles Mingus Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
    Goblin Back to the Goblin
    Skrillex both EPs and in concert
    Thin Lizzy Thunder and Lightning
    Manowar Lords of Steel

  9. Zahler – ‘Feretri’ is their last LP, and I think is their best work. I love the entire album and don’t feel that it runs dry of ideas. It also sounds the best production wise.

  10. Scarlet P,

    Thanks— I ordered it.

  11. Scarlet P, yes love Detaching From Satan! Such glorious riffing on that one, and the atmosphere cannot be beat!

  12. Zahler. I love a few Abysmal Grief EPs and a particular 7″ too. They are glorious in all ways. But I know what you mean by the first two albums. Concept is THERE, but 100% execution

    1. Exsequia Occulta
    2.Foetor Funereus Moruorum
    3. Abysmal Grief / Tony Tears split. The Tony Tears song is amazing. I think maybe the only really awesome song he did solo.

    Svart is issuing Death SS 7″ re-releases now. Those are really cool. Long live ‘The Death of Steven Sylvester…!”

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