The Metal Scholar's Weekly Listening List (1st October 2019)


A Day Late? A Wizard Is Never Late, Nor Is He Early, He Arrives Precisely When He Means Too!

Yes, this week's list is a day late due to me being drunk all weekend in Longleat Forrest Centre Parks for my cousin's stag do! I feel somewhat refreshed from my weekend's excursion and felt tingling of inspiration. However, it is now officially spooky season! With this in mind, new releases from Opeth, Mayhem, and Alcest to name but a few, will adorn the first of the month's spooky list! With the rain hammering down, and the air becoming cold and fresh after a long, sticky and hot summer, as I've mentioned before this is a welcome reprieve. So, without further ado, bring out your ghoulish side and commence your Hallowe'en celebrations with a banging playlist!

Singles Of The Week

I. Obsequiae (🇺🇸) - Ceres In Emerald Streams (20 Buck Spin), Melodic Black Metal 
II. Alcest (🇫🇷) - Sapphire (Nuclear Blast), Blackgaze
III. Mayhem (🇳🇴) - Of Worms & Ruins (Century Media), Black Metal
IV. Schammasch (🇨🇭) - Rays Like Razors (Prosthetic Records), Avant-garde Black Metal
V. Raganrok (🇳🇴) - The Great Destroyer (Agonia Records), Black Metal
VI. LIK (🇸🇪) - Revel In Gore (Metal Blade Records), Death Metal
VII. Blood Red Throne (🇳🇴) - WhoreZone (Mighty Music), Death Metal
VIII. Nyss (🇫🇷) - Bitter Tears & Grave Dirt (Avantgarde Music), Ambient Black Metal
IX. Orcivus (🇸🇪) - Breaking The Seals (W.T.C. Productions), Raw Black Metal
X. Hideous Divinity (🇮🇹) - The Embalmer (Century Media), Brutal Death Metal

Albums Of The Week

I. Opeth (🇸🇪) - In Cauda Venenum (Moderbolaget Records), Prog Metal 
II. Creeping Death (🇺🇸) - Wretched Illusions (eOne), Death Metal
III. Svart (🇮🇹) - Il Sentiero Dimenticato (MASD Records), Symphonic Black Metal
IV. Verheerer (🇩🇪) - Maltrér (Independent), Black Metal
V. Year Of The Goat (🇸🇪) - Novis Obris Terrarum Ordinis (Napalm Records), Occult/Doom Rock

Throwback Of The Week

A classic album that is shrouded in tragedy, and has some absolutely heart wrenching songs which will hit you hard when you know the contexts of the songs. I only came on to this album fairly recently, and it's melancholy and emotion made me fall in love with it. Plus who can forget that awesome shot of an owl on the front cover?

Deftones (🇺🇸) - Diamond Eyes (Reprise Records), Nu-metal


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