These are some of the albums we’ve been listening to in the past month!
Here’s the playlist with our favorite songs:
Rick has been listening to Turisas’ Stand Up And Fight:
It’s really a shame Turisas have basically stopped releasing new music. The songs on this album put a theatrical twist on the classic folk metal sound, culminating in a song that wouldn’t be out of place in a musical film.
Rutger has been listening to Summoning’s Oath Bound:
Despite Summoning’s legendary status in the genre, I had never actually listened to them. Recently I decided to put them on, and I haven’t turned them off since. They create such an atmosphere and their music is so compelling, I want to join the Fellowship on their way to Mordor.
Spenser has been listening to Kreator’s Phantom Antichrist:
Gods of Violence was my gateway into this band, and instead of doing the natural thing and checking out the rest of their discography, I simply put GOV on repeat. In anticipation for the new release, I decided I should at least give it a go, and was blown away once again. I’m kicking myself for not getting to it sooner, but between this and their new one, I’m back in a thrash phase for a long while.
Nathan has been listening to Encenathrakh’s Ithate Thngth Oceate:
A death metal album (I guess) that rides the line between complete mayhem and sounds you might hear in a car crash. I’m not sure how much staying power this band has, but their other records are just as uniquely unapproachable.
Matthew has been listening to Agalloch’s Marrow of the Spirit:
I’ve been listening to a lot of Agalloch lately while I write. The music presents an otherwordly atmosphere that at once crushes and uplifts the spirit. It envelops you in the misty tendrils of quiet lakes and soars to the peaks of frost-capped mountains. It’s an experience as much as it is music.
“The demo was better.”