Staff Infections – May 2017

Welcome, gentle readers, to a special Mother’s Day edition of Staff Infections. I have to admit tying a Mother’s Day theme into a piece on a heavy metal site is a bit beyond my capability. I love my mom, and she’s awesome in all sorts of ways, but none of them blend particularly well with the heavy metal ethos. To her credit, and perhaps her regret, my mother, despite trying (and failing. Sorry, mom.) to raise me to be a good catholic, never stood in the way of my love of heavy metal. Her and my dad even bought me Slayer’s Decade of Aggression for Christmas one year. So, if your mom is still with you, thank her for not burning your Slayer cassettes.

Now, on to what the staff has been listening to this past month. There are precious few common threads in the playlists this month, with only one appearing on more than once. Although Zach Duvall gave Swans a concerted push, first and only place this month goes to Ingurgitating Oblivion’s recent release, Vision Wallows in Symphonies of Light. Chris Redar cut lose with a rare burst of effusive praise in his review of the album, which you can read right here. If words aren’t enough, you can have a listen below.

Last, but not least, is our discussion topic, brought about by Mr. Duvall’s Swans binge. Swans is a very, very heavy band but, personally, I wouldn’t consider it nor do I think the group considers itself a metal band. There are other bands, Melvins comes to mind that are heavy but don’t necessarily fit squarely in the metal mold. So, in the comments, along with your playlist, share a heavy-but-not-metal band that you appreciate. To all the moms who might be reading, have a wonderful day, and to all, have a good month.


  • Michael Wuensch
    ContaminatedFinal Man
    PhrenelithDesolate Endscape
    SkelethalOf the Depths…
    Ingurgitating OblivionVision Wallows in Symphonies of Light
    ExtremityExtremely Fucking Dead
    GasNarkopop

  • Andrew Edmunds
    Ingurgitating OblivionVision Wallows in Symphonies of Light
    NeuronGleichschritt
    AssückDiscography 1989 – 1998
    King’s XOgre Tones
    HelloweenWalls Of Jericho
    TeslaPsychotic Supper
  • Manny-O-War
    While Heaven WeptVast Oceans Lachrymose
    HelloweenKeeper of the Seven Keys Pt. 2
    She Past AwayBelirdi Gece
    40 Watt SunThe Inside Room
    Reverend Bizarre – In the Rectory of the Bizarre Reverend
    NekromantheonRise, Vulcan Spectre

  • Matthew Cooper
    Metal ChurchClassic Live
    Fates WarningAwaken the Guardian Live
    HellwellBehind the Demon’s Eyes
    Morbid SaintSpectrum of Death
    Arduini / BalichDawn of Ages
    Weeping SoresWeeping Sores
  • Dave Pirtle
    Life of AgonyA Place Where There’s No More Pain
    Astral DoorsBlack Eyed Children
    AyreonThe Source
    Crazy LixxRuff Justice
    God DethronedThe World Ablaze
    SkycladForward Into the Past

  • Chris Redar
    Ingurgitating OblivionVision Wallows in Symphonies of Light
    Guns N’ RosesAppetite for Destruction
    Killer Mike R.A.P. Music
    Benighted – Necrobreed
    Clerks Original Soundtrack
    AntigamaMeteor

  • Zach Duvall
    SwansWhite Light from the Mouth of Infinity
    SwansThe Great Annihilator
    SwansTo Be Kind
    Devin Townsend ProjectTranscendence
    WalpyrgusWalpyrgus Nights
    RaekwonOnly Built 4 Cuban Linx…

  • Evan Thompson
    Andy McKee Art of Motion
    Antoine DufourBack and Forth
    PallbearerHeartless
    GalathilionSolitude
    Mind MoldMind Mold
    The Allman Brothers BandEat a Peach
  • Jeremy Morse
    DarkthroneSoulside Journey
    Hour of 13333
    Destroyer 666  Wildfire
    Necrot Blood Offerings
    ExcommunionThronosis

 

Posted by Jeremy Morse

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