The Metal Scholar's Weekly Listening List (11th November 2019)

Lest We Forget.

A poignant day here in the UK as we remember those who have served and sacrificed themselves for our freedom. A tradition that started after World War One (a.k. The Great War, The War To End All Wars) and has been celebrated annually since its first inaugural event in 1919 in which was led by King George V.  So, before we get on with today's list I'd like you all to take a moment to remember them, as many of us may not have been able to do what we have wanted to at this moment in tie without them. 

The winter is now in full flow. Jumpers and hoodies are donned and days of doing absolutely nothing and drinking copious amounts of tea and coffee are becoming more regular. The bombardment of Christmas starts to ramp up as we get closer to December. So, for those of you like myself that detest this super early celebration of Christmas, check out this weeks lists to drown out all the Mariah Carey's of the world!

Singles Of The Week

I. Ozzy Osbourne (๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ) - Under The Graveyard (Epic Records), Heavy Metal 
II. Obsequiae (๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ) - The Palms Of Sorrowed Kings (20 Buck Spin), Folk Black Metal
III. Lordi (๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ) - Shake The Baby Silent (AFM Records), Shock Rock
IV. Sodom (๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช) - Out Of The Frontline Trench (Steamhammer), Thrash Metal
V. Svarttjern (๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด) - Prince Of Disgust (Soulseller Records), Black Metal
VI. Zeolite (๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ) - Weeping Veins (Independent), Death Metal
VII. Acid Witch (๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ) - It's Halloween Night (The Witches' Jack​-​O​-​Lantern) (Hells Headbangers Records), Psychedelic Doom/Death Metal
VIII. Paganizer (๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช) - Cannibal Remains (Transcending Obscurity Records), Swedish Death Metal
IX. Sun Worship (๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช) - Void Conquerer (Vendetta Records), Black Metal
X. Vananidr (๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช) - Damaged Ones (Purity Through Fire), Black Metal

Albums Of The Week

I. Schammasch (๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ) - Hearts Of No Light (Prosthetic Records), Avant-garde Black Metal 
II. Swallow The Sun (๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ) - When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light (Century Media Records), Melodic Doom/Death Metal
III. Cult of Luna (๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช) - A Dawn To Fear (Metal Blade Records), Progressive Metal
IV. Benighted (๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท) - Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master (Season Of Mist), Brutal Death Metal
V. Signs Of The Swarm (๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ) - Vital Deprivation (Unique Leader Records), Deathcore

Throwback Of The Week

This album opened me up to the more melodic and progressive side of the djent scene (I hate using that word but it's the best way to describe them). This album was a revelation for me as it was from that point my brain started beavering away at working out how to play things like this. The ambient layers constantly guiding this ever evolving music was magical to me, not to mention the killer Saxophone track! This week's throwback is;

TesseracT (๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ) - Altered State (Century Media Records), Progressive Metal

The Metal Scholar's Weekly Listening Playlist

There is now a playlist that all of you wonderful people can follow that contains every Single Of The Week that has been featured on Fjordhammer Music! Follow it below as it is updated weekly;


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