The Metal Scholar's Weekly Listening List (23rd September 2019)

The Reign Of Darkness Begins!

Another week and another selection of hard hitting metal from around the world to feed your insatiable appetite for darkness and riffs! I'm always finding gems in unexpected places now I've started doing these weekly lists, it has opened me up to some great underground music from awesome bands in the far corners of the world. From the tip of Chile to the farthest parts of Russia, my music taste has become truly international as well as expanding itself at home in the UK. This week's lists will a bit of  a multicultural homage to metal, and how such powerful music can unite us. 

Singles Of The Week
I. Mord'a'Stigmata (🇵🇱) - Between Walls Of Glass (Pagan Records), Black Metal 
II. Arthedain (🇨🇿) - A Testament To Failure (Naturmacht Productions), Black Metal
III. Ordoxe (🇨🇦) - Tie It Around My Neck (Galy Records), Black Metal
IV. Sarke (🇳🇴) - Ties Of Blood (Indie Recordings), Black Metal
V. Insomnium (🇫🇮) - Heart Like A Grave (Century Media Records), Melodic Death metal
VI. Novembers Doom (🇺🇸) - Nephilim Grove (Prophecy Productions), Death/Doom Metal
VII. Foscor (🇪🇸) - L'Esglai (Season Of Mist), Progressive Metal
VIII. Belphegor (🇦🇹) - Conjuring The Dead (Nuclear Blast), Black Metal
IX. Heretoir (🇩🇪) - Golden Dust (Northern Silence Productions), Blackgaze
X. Luciferian Rites (🇲🇽) - Eternal Misanthropy Of The Black Cosmos (Moribund Records), Raw Black Metal

Albums Of The Week
I. Slaughtbbath (🇨🇱) - Alchemical Warfare (Independent), Black Metal 
II. Domination Inc. (🇬🇷) - Memoir 414 (Steamhammer), Thrash Metal
III. Ereb Altor (🇸🇪) - Järtecken (Hammerhart Records), Epic Viking Doom
IV.  Nyss (🇫🇷) - Depayser (Avantgarde Music), Experimental Black Metal
V. Wolf King (🇺🇸) - Loyal To The Soil (Prosthetic Records), Blackened Hardcore

Throwback Of The Week

An absolute winter classic from back in the school days (2012 to be precise). With songs like Knight Life and Lionheart this album was all killer and no filler. With  memorable lyrics and catchy riffs, this album had me hooked from my first listen. I spent many evenings after school blaring out this album and I still go back to it now and it sounds just as good as it did back then, if not better, not many albums can say that they've aged this well. This week's throwback is;

Bury Tomorrow (🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿) - The Union Of Crowns (Nuclear Blast), Metalcore 


Popular This Week

Fjordhammer Is Taking A Break

Antrisch - Expedition I: Dissonanzgrat

Bathory - Blood Fire Death

Batushka - Litourgiya

Northlane - Bloodline