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Album of the Month

Album of the Month – July, 2019

Every month we collect our favorite albums of the month. Here’s the playlist with our favorite songs:

And here are our favorite albums of July:

Shankar:

Tomb Mold – Planetary Clairvoyance

In the span of only a year, Tomb Mold returns and blesses the metal community with another 90’s sounding riff-tastic album dedicated to the innumerable horrors that exist at the edge of space. This is a must listen, as it cements Tomb Mold in the upper echelons of metal.



Leon:

Flesh of the Stars – Mercy

Flesh of the Stars are something special. Their brand of doom can truly be called Floydian, combining slow, heavy riffage with cathartic highs of albums like Dark Side of The Moon. Combined with their skill in prog-esque long form composition, you get music that instantly grips and doesn’t let go from start to finish.



Rutger:

Sabaton – The Great War

This long-awaited new record was more than worth the wait. It’s typical Sabaton, with new stories, this time about WWI. Already put it on a ton of times, and I’m still not tired of it!



JP:

Valis Ablaze – Render

Render is the follow up to 2018’s Boundless, and does not suffer in terms of quality being only one year since the previous record. There is just so much texture always present. Check this out if you enjoyed Time, The Valuator!



Matthew:

Tomb Mold – Planetary Clairvoyance

Tomb Mold releases their best effort yet with Planetary Clairvoyance, an old-school death metal album that is equal parts science-fiction and horror. I’m impressed by the album’s mixing (the drums and vocals are just right) and the band’s intelligent songwriting in-between the bone-crushing heaviness (for example, providing dissonant and melodic passages to build atmosphere). It will have to sink in a bit more, but this could be an album of the year contender for me.



Spenser:

Falls of Rauros – Patterns in Mythology

These guys return with another exceptional piece of atmospheric black metal. Achingly beautiful and wonderfully hypnotic.



Darryl:

Turilli/Lione Rhapsody – Zero Gravity (Rebirth And Evolution)

Since the odd Luca Turilli split from Rhapsody of Fire that turned ROF into two Rhapsody groups, I’ve been waiting for Luca Turilli and Fabio Lione to come together for an album. It has finally happened, and the result is incredible. It’s one epic song after another and a joy to listen to from beginning to end.



Hannes:

Falls of Rauros – Patterns in Mythology

Didn’t know this band before. Great atmospheric black metal with Post-Rock and Folk influences. These guys really know what they’re doing. Great production, beautiful atmosphere.



Ethan:

Tomb Mold – Planetary Clairvoyance

Everything about this release is Tomb Mold at their peek. The blending of cavernous vocals with the technical and weird riffing, and the pummeling low-end is the best they’ve achieved so far. They are incredible live, and this album manages to capture that energy perfectly.

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