Staff Infections – August 2017

Here we are: the first installment of Staff Infections in the newly-remodeled Last Rites. It’s an easy job of picking the album of the month this time around, as the staff’s playlists converged on precisely one album, that being the forthcoming and final album from NWOBHM/Doom legends Pagan Altar, The Room of Shadows. Unfortunately the band and/or its label are keeping a tight leash on sample tracks, so I have none to share with you, but given how many on the staff are listening to the promo, I expect Last Rites will have a review for you in the very near future.

Since we have no sample track from this months champion, and there are no runners-up, I will have to improvise. Two bands show up multiple times on playlists, albeit with different albums. First is Incantation (courtesy of my own playlist, I must admit), which is timely because the groups latest album,  Profane Nexus, was released this past week. In case you missed it, Mr. Obstkrieg’s review can be found right here. Secondly, we have cult favorite Seance, who are perhaps the most American-sounding of the early nineties Swedish death metal bands. Enjoy a taste of Incantation and Seance, while you share your playlist in the comments. For group discussion this month, if you care to participate, share your top three Incantation albums. Enjoy the rest of the summer (or winter for you southern hemisphere folks), and see you next month.

 

 

  • Zach Duvall
    Cradle of Filth – V Empire
    Hell – Hell
    Seance – Foenever Laid to Rest
    Gigan – Undulating Waves of Rainbiotic Iridescence
    Duke Ellington – Ellington Uptown
    The Sisters of Mercy – Floodland
  • Manny-O-War
    Pagan Altar – The Room of Shadows
    Talk Talk – Spirit of Eden
    Beneath – Ephemeris
    Seance – Saltrubbed Eyes
    Tchornobog – Tchornobog
    Witch Vomit – Poisoned Blood
  • Andrew Edmunds
    Dismember – Like An Ever-Flowing Stream
    Expulsion – Nightmare Future
    Phobia – Lifeless God
    Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – The Nashville Sound
    Pagan Altar – The Room Of Shadows
    Roger Waters – Is This The Life We Wanted?
  • Michael Wuensch
    Corrupted – Noothgrush Split
    Rope Sect – Personae Ingratae
    Krolok – Flying Above Ancient Ruins
    Boris – Dear
    Tyranonaut – Tyranonaut
    Pagan Altar – The Room of Shadows
  • Danhammer Obstkrieg
    Nine Inch Nails – Add Violence
    Leprous – Malina
    Urarv – Aurum
    Skyclad – Forward Into the Past
    Pagan Altar – The Room of Shadows
    Boards of Canada – The Campfire Headphase
  • Evan Thompson
    Wintersun – The Forest Seasons
    Broken Social Scene – Hug of Thunder
    Flatt & Scruggs – Foggy Mountain Jamboree
    Maglor – Asunder
    Imogen Heap – Speak for Yourself
    Antoine Dufour – Back & Forth
  • Dave Pirtle
    Perkulatory – Chronic Caffeine Dependence
    Prong – Zero Days
    Steven Wilson – To The Bone
    Succumb – Succumb
    Tehom – The Merciless Light
    Rex Brown – Smoke on This
  • Jeremy Morse
    Khazaddum – Plagues Upon Arda
    Incantation – Vanquish in Vengeance
    Incantation – Dirges of Elysium
    Dyscarnate – With All Their Might
    Crescent Shield – The Last of My Kind
    Morbid Angel – Abominations of Desolation

Posted by Jeremy Morse

Riffs or GTFO.

  1. Hell – Hell
    Demon Eye – Prophecies and Lies
    Lisa Cuthbert – Hextapes
    Impure Wilhelmina – Radiation
    Paradise Lost – Medusa
    Converge – “I Can Tell You About Pain”/”Eve” split EP

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    1. Ooooh! How’s Medusa? Or do I have to wait for your AMG review? Either way, as a PL fanboy, I’m stoked for it. Sample tracks have been awesome.

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      1. Not bad so far. Gotta give it some more listens, but I’m glad they went with the direction laid out by “Beneath Broken Earth” from The Plague Within.

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  2. Balzac – Beyond the Darkness
    Balzac – The Birth of Hatred
    Balzac – Deep Blue
    Danzig – III: How the Gods Kill
    Misfits – Collection I
    Alice Cooper Paranormal

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  3. Trivium – Shogun
    Bathory – Under the Sign of the Black Mark
    Bathory – Hammerheart
    Mother Love Bone – S/T
    Beneath – The Barren Throne
    Pallbearer – Heartless

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    1. Nice! Always been a huge fan of MLB.

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  4. Elder – Reflections of a floating world
    Marty Friedman – Wall of Sound
    Centuries of Decay – S/T
    Droid – Terrestrial Mutations
    Accept – The Rise of Chaos
    Enslaved – Storm Son (single)

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  5. Gorephilia – Space Lightning guy
    Howls of Ebb/Khthoniik Cerviiks split
    Pyrrhon new one
    Grave Miasma – Odori Sepulcrum
    Latest Death Fortress
    Sisters of Mercy – Floodland

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    1. For half a second, as I’m not familiar with Gorephilia’s catalog, I was hoping Space Lightning Guy was the actual name of the album. Needless to say I was mildly disappointed.

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    2. The Ebb/Cerviiks split is KILLAR.

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  6. Ne Obliviscaris – Urn
    Pink Floyd – The Division Bell
    Pyrrhon – What Passes for Survival
    Steven Wilson – To the Bone
    The Midnight – Days of Thunder
    Death – Symbolic

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  7. Ezerath – Overture: The Heir Apparent
    Xanthochroid – Of Erthe and Axen Act I
    Steven Wilson – To the Bone
    Khemmis – Hunted
    Thundercat – Drunk

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  8. Byzantine – The Cicada Tree
    Carcass – Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious
    Decaying Purity – Malignant Resurrection of the Fallen Souls
    Hammers of Misfortune – Dead Revolution
    Madder Mortem – All Flesh is Grass

    Top Three Incantation albums:
    1. Diabolical Conquest
    2. Diabolical Conquest
    3. Diabolical Conquest

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    1. Well, I’d have made room for a couple more, but that one is making my top three for sure.

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      1. Incantation is the NY death metal band that I’ve been able to fully get into. I’ve tried a good few times, but apart from DC (and I think that Corchado’s vocals are a big factor here) I tend to bounce off other albums.

        What would you recommend I try? Onward to Golgotha and The Infernal Storm have been recommended to me in the past, so perhaps I just need to give them another go. It did take me about 20 years to appreciate Voivod after all.

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        1. Any chance of using Disqus for comments instead? Not being able to edit mistakes is mildly annoying. 😛

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  9. Begotten soundtrack
    Phazm – Scornful of Icons
    I Shalt Become – Wanderings
    Ides of Gemini – Women
    Benighted – Necrobreed
    Anthony and the Johnsons – s/t

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