The Metal Scholar's Weekly Listening List (21st July 2020)

The Wheels Of The Machine Are Slowly Starting To Gain Momentum Again

Two and a half weeks back at work and I feel overwhelmingly fatigued. It is safe to say that I had definitely forgotten how easy it is to corrupt your sleep cycle again as soon as you get back into the work routine. I'm more frustrated that it has had an impact on my motivation and slowed my work rate down. Not to worry though, my weeks are still filled with awesome music and albums from across the world. As the world begins to slowly open up again, I'm looking forward to the live industry returning (even if it is compulsory for me to wear a mask). I don't know about you, but I am desperately in need of a gig! The anticipation that builds in the queue, the ticket scan, you're in. The smell of beer, sweat and new merchandise all mingling into one distinctive scent, in a dingy dark room, and the loudest band ever. I deeply miss all that, and with yet another tour postponement, this time by Black Stone Cherry, I'm really starting to hate this virus. It's screwed everything up this year! On the plus side it has highlighted the need for many reforms and the generosity of the people to help keep our beloved  venues and pubs going. Even though COVID has absolutely savaged 2020 like a mad beast, it hasn't stopped some awesome music coming out and bands capitalising on people staying at home and having more time to listen. So, without further ado, here's this week's lists!

Singles Of The Week

I. Finntroll (🇫🇮) - Ormfolk (Century Media Records), Blackened Folk Metal 
II. Necrophobic (🇸🇪) - Mirror Black (Century Media Records), Death/Black Metal
III. Hiidenhauta (🇫🇮) - Riidenlieko (Inverse Records), Melodic Black Metal
IV. Draconian (🇸🇪) - Sorrow Of Sophia (Napalm Records), Gothic/Doom/Death Metal
V. Primitive Man (🇺🇸) - Menacing (Relapse Records), Noise/Sludge/Doom Metal
VI. Pig Destroyer (🇺🇸) - The Cavalry (Relapse Records), Grindcore
VII. Havukruunu (🇫🇮) - Pohjolan Tytär (Naturmacht Productions), Pagan Black Metal
VIII. Taake (🇳🇴) - Ravnajuv (Dark Essence Records), Black Metal
IX. Fjøsnisse (🇳🇴) - Within Fire (Soria Moria Records), Black Metal
X. Deathcult (🇳🇴) - Der Würger (Edged Circle Productions), Black Metal

Albums Of The Week
I. Havukruunu (🇫🇮) - Uinuos Syömein Sota (Naturmacht Productions), Pagan Black Metal 
II. Korgonthurus (🇫🇮) - Kuolleestasyntynyt (Woodcut Records), Black Metal
III. Barghest (🇺🇸) - Altars Of Rot (Independent), Black Metal
IV. Nebula Mori (🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿) - A Ghost Amongst the Stars (Independent), Atmospheric Black Metal
V. Bulletbelt (🇳🇿) - Warlords (Impaler Records), Black/Thrash Metal

Throwback Of The Week

This weeks throwback is a death metal classic! Running with this weeks seemingly extreme theme, I thought it was only right that one of this band's albums made the throwback section this week. Death metal giants Cannibal Corpse have released so many brutal and amazing albums over the years, but this one will always be one of my favourites;

Cannibal Corpse (🇺🇸) - Eaten Back To Life (Metal Blade Records), Death Metal

Weekly Listening Playlist 


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