The Metal Scholar's Weekly Listening List (16th March 2021)

Summer Sun Starting To Creep Through The Clouds

I'm currently sat being bedazzled by the sunlight shining through my windows in the midst of a bright, spring day. The lighter and longer days have been incredible for my mental health, seeing winter slowly ebb away and the world beginning to wake for its weary slumber is a much needed boost in this long, laborious lockdown. The melodic birdsong is something that always fills me with happiness but you also wonder whether it is family squabbles about who is cleaning out the nest next. Anyway, before I turn this into some illustrious sample from a Victorian novel, I better crack on with some music. Apologies for going a bit quiet last week, been having some ear trouble making it uncomfortable to wear headphones for long periods of time. I was also busy with RAMzine, making sure all you guys get to read all the great content currently being published over there. Also, Witchwood Wizard & The Psychic Yeti have released our new EP, Enter The Yeti! on the 10th March which I'd love if you guys could check it out! So, I think that's all the major business covered, and without further ado, here are this week's lists.

Singles Of The Week

I. Bewitcher (๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ) - Valley Of The Ravens (Century Media Records), Black/Speed Metal

II. Hideous Divinity (๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น) - Acheron, Stream Of Woe (Century Media Records), Technical/Brutal Death Metal

III. Wormlight (๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช) - Voidspawn (Black Lion Records), Black Metal

IV. Seth (๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท) - La Morsure Du Christ (Season Of Mist), Black Metal

V. Mystic Rites (๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ) - The Trembling Movements Of Time (Dark Terror Temple), Black Metal

VI. Malist (๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ) - Remaining Light (Northern Silence Productions), Black Metal

VII.  Sanguisugabogg (๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ) - Gored In The Chest (Century Media Records), Death Metal

VIII. Stortregn (๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ) - Grand Nexion Abyss (The Artisan Era), Melodic Black/Death Metal

IX. Bound In Fear (๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ) - Cardinal Sin (Unique Leader Records), Deathcore 

X. Helslave (๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น) - Rotting Pile Of Flesh (Pulverised Records), Death Metal


Albums Of The Week

I. Eyehategod (๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ) - A History Of Nomadic Behaviour (Century Media Records), Sludge/Doom Metal

II. Malist (๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ) - Karst Relict (Northern Silence Productions), Black Metal

III. Stortregn (๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ) - Impermanence (The Artisan Era), Melodic Black/Death Metal

IV.  Bound In Fear (๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ) - Eternal (Unique Leader Records), Deathcore 

V. Utbyrd (๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด) - Varskrik (Independent), Symphonic Black Metal


Discovery Of The Week

Having recently been announced for Bloodstock 2021 (Covid permitting!), these Northerners from the UK make Norse shamanic music. Pounding rhythms and traditional instruments all wrapped up with enchanting vocals.

Seidrblot (๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ) - Seidrblot (Independent), Nordic Folk

Throwback Of The Week

This week's throwback is in honour of L.G. Petrov. Entombed have been one of the cornerstones of Swedish death metal for decades wether is be as Entombed or as Entombed A.D.  The signature riffs and guitar sound has been a seminal influence for many bands. Entombed were my gateway into Swedish death metal and it is a great loss for the metal community. Honestly, fuck cancer. Vila i frid L.G. P. 

Entombed (๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช) - Left Hand Path (Earache Records), Death Metal

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