The Metal Scholar's Weekly Listening List (7th July 2020)

Well, That Was Interesting

So, I have completed my first couple of shifts back at work and my legs feel like jelly, going to take some time to get used to it again! Also, it also seemed like absolute lunacy to be back at work. With a strong gut instinct, it just felt like I wasn't meant to be there. Maybe, this is finally the catalyst for change that I needed. I have done just that, I am taking a leap of faith and diving into the world of digital freelance services and YOU can now utilise my mixing skills through Fiverr! As I'm just starting out the price is low, you can view all the details and find any information you need on my gig page here. As many of you know I've mixed all my own music as Vanaheimr and now as Witchwood Wizard & The Psychic Yeti, so now I'm looking for a new challenge! So, if you know anyone that needs any songs mixing, then get them in contact with me. On a more serious not,  I am fully prepared to take a catapult or trebuchet to the cliffs of Dover, and hurl myself across to the continent. British stupidity no longer astounds me, a pint in exchange for the virus sounds like a poor deal. Don't get me wrong, it's not the businesses opening up that's the problem, its the complete incompetence of the British people that will cause a second spike. Even though the confusion caused by our wonderful government and it's fumbling, club footed advice has given these people the green light, I just find the hypocrisy of these very same people saying fighting for basic human rights in the BLM movement during a global pandemic is stupid but crowding Soho with no social distancing or masks for a pint with the lads is perfectly acceptable. End of the day I'd welcome a second lockdown as I can pour all my passion, effort and time into getting the hell out of a pub. Anyway, that's enough of my waffling, time for this week's lists!

Singles Of The Week

I. The Infernal Sea (🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿) - Negotium Crucis (Apocalyptic Witchcraft Recordings), Black Metal 
II. Popioły (🇵🇱) - The Spark (Independent), Atmospheric Black/Pagan Metal
III. Doomcave (🇦🇺) - Solis Mortem (Independent), Black Metal
IV. Imperial Triumphant (🇺🇸) - City Swine (Century Media Records) Avant-garde/Technical Black/Death Metal 
V. Hyperdontia (🇩🇰/🇹🇷) - Disfigured (Dark Descent Records), Death Metal 
VI. Wintaar (🇷🇺) - To The Mountains To the Forrests (Independent), Atmospheric Black Metal
VII. Cultus Profano (🇺🇸) - Cursed in Sin, Op. 25 (Debemur Morti Productions), Black Metal
VIII. Voodus (🇸🇪) - Open The Otherness (Helter Skelter Productions), Black Metal
IX. Necrot (🇺🇸) - Alseep Forever (Tankcrimes), Death Metal
X. Serocs (🇲🇽) - Building a Shrine upon Vanishing Sands (Everlasting Spew Records), Brutal Technical Death Metal

Albums Of The Week

I. Wintaar (🇷🇺) - I Am Ruin, I Am Death (Independent), Atmospheric Black Metal  
II. Fellwarden (🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿) - Wreathed In Mourncloud (Eisenwald), Atmospheric Black Metal
III. Serocs (🇲🇽) - Vore (Everlasting Spew Records), Brutal Technical Death Metal
IV. Thætas (🇺🇸) - Shrines To Absurdity (Maggot Stomp), Technical/Brutal Death Metal
V. Purtenance (🇫🇮) - Buried Incarnation (Xtreem Music), Death Metal

Throwback Of The Week

I've been reading a lot of sagas and historical articles recently about Vikings (shock horror), so much so I've had a massive book spending spree and bought loads of sagas that should keep me entertained for a while. Reading the saga of the Volsungs has been an absolute treat so far, and I love the medieval, straight to the point writing style just making it so easy to remember these stories. So, with that in mind it will come as no surprise that this week's throwback is Amon Amarth;

Amon Amarth (🇸🇪) - With Oden On Our Side (Metal Blade Records), Melodic Death Metal



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