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Album of the Month

Album of the Month – September, 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 September:

Nathan:

White Ward – Love Exchange Failure

A jazz/black metal album that manages to combine the bleakest and most melancholy aspects of both genres. A huge step up from the band’s previous efforts.



JP:

Cult of Luna – A Dawn to Fear

A Dawn to Fear is one of those records that leaves a mark on your soul. It is a spritual experience that leaves me floored every time I play through it. They have truly mastered their craft in the art of building tension and release, because this record executes that masterfully.



Leon:

White Ward – Love Exchange Failure

Their previous one was pretty good but they managed to outdo themselves on every front. Well composed, detailed and almost proggy, and utterly heart-wrenching.



Matthew M:

Opeth – In Cauda Venenum

Opeth returns with a progressive masterpiece that will likely make my album of the year list. Elements of rock, blues, and classical music are all combined seamlessly to create an impetus that was lacking on Sorceress. With the release of the album in both English and Swedish, In Cauda Venenum marks a high point in Opeth’s career.



Hannes:

As I Lay Dying – Shaped by Fire

They’re back and they show everybody what metalcore can and should be! Energetic riffs, great guitar work paired with the right amount of aggression and speed make this album one of the best metalcore albums of the last couple years.



Rutger:

Korn – The Nothing

After the past few records that, in my personal opinion, weren’t too good, the band has finally released an album that’s as good as some of their older material. They have matured in sound, but they sound is still really Korn. The record is heavy as hell, but it’s also got bone-chilling emotional parts, in which John Davis expresses the loss of his wife, making it really an emotional rollercoaster. This is definitely a contender on my year list.



Darryl:

Blood Red Throne – Fit to Kill

This is Death Metal played to perfection. It’s another great album from one of the most underrated bands in Death Metal.



Shankar:

Vitriol – To Bathe from the Throat of Cowardice

Philosophically and sonically violent, Vitriol has successfully demonstrated the next logical step of death metal from the 90’s. With crisp production, complex instrumentals, and vocals that would make a lion shake with fear, Vitriol has outdone themselves and the rest of the death metal community.



Ethan:


Kostnatění – Hrůza zvítězí

Claustrophobic, anxious Black Metal that channels every primal, negative emotion; they are displayed and then julienned by razor sharp riffing and evil shrieks. Many listens later I still find this as compelling as I did when discovering it. The artist states that recording this album alleviated his anxiety and depression, and in hearing this music, I believe him.



Connor:

Cult of Luna – A Dawn to Fear

The new record is possibly their best yet, full of texture and rich tones that envelop you on every listen.

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