MB on Spotify - November summary
Greetings fellow metalheads!
November is gone and we are left with a lot of new music to listen to and at least our playlists look even more impressive than from October. As usual we've got big names and we've got some new bands, masters and students, class clowns and nerdy weirdos who do not fit into any category (and usually I like them the most).
So, moving on to the main stuff - albums. Full-lengths which made us do double-take on the front cover, browse the Internet for more details about the band, visit their profiles on various websites and maybe even check out the lyrics. But definitely turn the volume up, goes without saying, right? Connoisseurs of the most tasty metal bites recommend at least one portion of Stormkeep, Hypocrisy, Swallow the Sun, Hyperdontia, Darkwoods My Betrothed, Gold Spire, Plebeian Grandstand, Concrete Winds and Exodus. Also Der Weg Einer Freiheit, Unleashed and Dauþuz should help you maintain a healthy balance of metal, I would recommend some Abscession and Cosmophobe (I guess they broke some record - 3 full lengths and 1 EP this year and yes, I like them all) as well. If you prefer to stick to recognisable names, let's not forget that November brought us albums from Aephanemer, Black Label Society, Cynic, In Mourning, Lock Up, The Lurking Fear (probably another record - 3 albums with Tomas Lindberg this year), Møl, Obscura, Omnium Gatherum, Proscriptor McGovern's Apsû, Rhapsody of Fire and Temperance. Whichever you choose, just remember about having your 5-a-day from the list below and that should keep you immune from the mainstream music. Or not:
Now EPs, some of them so good they also made it to the list of our experts' recommendations - Benothing, In Aphelion, Mors Verum and Stillbirth. But you can basically snack on them at any time due to their (metal)bite-size packaging and since as usual there are not that many bands who released EPs in November, here's the full list of other artsists included on the playlist: Aiséirí, The Ansible, Blodtår, Confabulation, Curse of Denial, Depravity, Gaahls Wyrd, Gourmand, Itrilow, Malum Mortuus, Nekrovault, Primordial Serpent, Selvans, Sinister King, Sinnrs, This Ending, Tumultum, Vaticinal Rites, Völur, Vulnificus and WarCall. Your snacklist is below:
If you want to expand your horizons and want a taste of something new and/or different from your usual heavy metal intake, the list of singles is the place to see if one track can convince you to try the whole album. We've got Annihilator, Avatar, Bleed from Within, Brand of Sacrifice with Will Ramos, Dagoba, Hegeroth, Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik, Once Human, Promethee, Sarah Jezebel Deva, Slipknot, Unanimated, Venom Prison and many many more. The full list below:
Unfortunately the only split I came across in November was half of Cadaveric Incubator/Undergang one and it's just one track from the latter:
Some big albums with full live performances came out in November, too. Death Angel "The Bastard Tracks", Epica "Kingdom of Heaven Part 3", Imperial Triumphant "An Evening with...", Megadeth "A Night in Buenos Aires", The Ocean "Phanerozoic Live", Suffocation "Live in North America", Sunn O))) "Metta, Benevolence BBC 6music" and Wharflurch "Transmissions from the Swamp Cosmos" were out. Also some singles from upcoming live albums arrived from Accept, Behemoth, Carnation and Kreator. These mixed sounds of performing artists and reacting audience, recorded at the same time can be found below:
Some of the older music got refreshed and presented to us last month, so if there's a specific metallic aftertaste you're missing, check out reminders of some older stuff from Abiotic, Agalloch, Anthrax, Arde, Borknagar, Cień, Corrosion of Conformity, HammerFall, Harms Way, Judas Priest, Minenwerfer, The Noctambulant, Ozzy Osbourne, Sentinel Beast, Sodom, Theotoxin, Thy Worshipper, Tormentor Bestial, Vildhjarta and Warrior Within:
And to close the list of all things added to Spotify that we managed to catch - one compilation was released: Genocidio "Ancestors". You can see what tracks are considered as the best from São Paulo death metal crew on this playlist:
As usual, remember to show your appreciation for the sounds that you liked the most, practice headbanging and buy a lot of merch.
Mosh responsibly \m/
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