The Metal Scholar's Weekly Listening List (3rd December 2019)

A Voyage Through The Ages Aboard A Drakkar

This week's lists are a day late for a very good reason, check out The Miscellaneous Goings On Of Tom for more info on that. However, I had the absolutely awesome opportunity to check out a plethora of amazing bands over the weekend and the will no doubt be scattered through this list as well as my usual discoveries from the depth of the metal world. As the days get even shorter and the Winter Solstice (Yule), there is an air of festivity now casting it's way into the Fjordhammer camp, even Vanaheimr is feeling festive!  Even so, there will be no Christmas songs of the mainstream, I'd rather celebrate Yule with some rip roaring drinking songs and songs of adventures to distant lands as we remember those who we lost in battle that didn't make it home to enjoy Christmas/Yule this year. Anyway, without anymore delay to proceedings, this week's lists;

Singles Of The Week

I. The Infernal Sea (🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿) - Plague Herald (Cacophonous Music), Black Metal
II. Fen (🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿) - The Dead Light, Part 1 (Prophecy Productions), Atmospheric Black Metal
III. Lordi (🇫🇮) - I Dug A Hole In The Yard For You (AFM Records), Heavy Metal
IV. Avslut (🇸🇪) - Likvidering (Osmose Productions), Black Metal
V. Svart Crown (🇫🇷) - Thermageddon (Century Media), Blackened Death Metal
VI. Sentient Horror (🇺🇸) - Loss Of Existence (Testimony Records), Death Metal
VII. Scour (🇺🇸) - Massacre (Universal), Black Metal
VIII. Deivos (🇵🇱) - Parrallel Gods (Selfmadegod Records), Technical Death Metal
IX. Blaze Of Perdition (🇵🇱) - Transmutation Of Sins (Metal Blade Records), Black Metal
X. Heidevolk (🇳🇱) - Ostara (Napalm Records), Folk/Viking Metal

Albums Of The Week

I. Cattle Decapitation (🇺🇸) - Death Atlas (Metal Blade Records), Progressive Death Metal
II. Hela (🇪🇸) - Vegvisir (Independent), Doom Metal
III. Strigoi (🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿) - Abandon All Faith (Nuclear Blast), Crust/Death Metal
IV. Osi & The Jupiter (🇺🇸) - Nordlige Rúnaskog (Eisenwald), Pagan Folk
V. Skálmöld (🇮🇸) - Sorgir (Napalm Records), Viking/Folk Metal

Throwback Of The Week

This week's throwback is the album that got me into viking themed metal in the first place. Singing about the glory of the gods to the bloody torture of the blood eagle, this band along with the Vikings TV show and Wardruna, got me into reading up on Viking myths and history. So, I now bask in the like of Odin, Thor and Tyr. This week's throwback is;

Amon Amarth (🇸🇪) - Twilight Of The Thunder God (Metal Blade Records), Melodic Death Metal



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