Staff Infections

November 2016

posted on 11/2016   By: Jeremy Morse

Alright friends, it’s time for November’s Staff Infections, wherein the Last Rites staff shares what they’ve been listening to for the past month. If you’re a regular reader of this feature, you probably know that the staff’s listening habits rarely synchronize enough to yield an overwhelming favorite for our album of the month, but this month is different: Appearing on over half of the staff’s playlists, Darkthrone’s  Arctic Thunder takes the blue ribbon in a relative landslide. After the internecine feud that was our Maiden vs. Priest Battle Royal, it is of some comfort that most of us can agree on something. Let’s all hold hands and listen to some new Darkthrone.

The party doesn’t stop with Darkthrone, however, Anaal Nathrak’s forthcoming LP, The Whole of the Law, made quite a strong showing as well, and our own Danhammer Obstkrieg will tell you all about it right here. Third place goes Ravencult, who finally got off their lazy asses and issued a follow-up to the thoroughly face-stomping Morbid Blood. Without giving too much of a forthcoming review away, it was worth the fucking wait. Honorable mentions to recent releases form several veteran acts including Mithras (On Strange Loops), Meshuggah (The Violent Sleep of Reason), Asphyx (Incoming Death) and Deathspell Omega (The Synarchy of Molten Bones). Aw heck, let’s get crazy: Everybody gets a track.

Be sure and share your playlist in the comments while you  listen to these tunes and munch on leftover Halloween candy. One last thing: List season is fast appproaching so, If you have a mind to, give us one album from 2016 that you think hasn't gotten its due. See you next month.

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Mithras - On Strange Loops
Darkthrone - Arctic Thunder
Dismember - Like an Everflowing Stream
The Chameleons - What Does Anything Mean? Basically
Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time
Morbid Angel - Gateways to Annihilation

Michael Wuensch

DarkthroneArctic Thunder
Lucifer's FallFuck You, We're Lucifer's Fall
Quicksand Dream Beheading Tyrants
KryptsRemnants of Expansion
CathedralForest of Equilibrium

Evan Thompson

40 Watt Sun - Wider than the Sky
Darkthrone - Arctic Thunder
Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep of Reason
Mare Cognitum - Luminiferous Aether
GosT - Non Paradisi
A.M.S.G. - Hostis Universi Generis

Andrew Edmunds

Testament - The New Order
Overkill - Ironbound
Anaal Nathrakh - The Whole Of The Law
Opeth - Sorceress
AC/DC - Back In Black
Homewrecker - Worms And Dirt

Danhammer Obstkrieg

Darkthrone - Arctic Thunder
Lady Gaga - Joanne
Ravencult - Force of Profanation
Madder Mortem - Red in Tooth and Claw
Josef Leimberg - Astral Progressions
Battle Dagorath - I - Dark Dragons of the Cosmos

Christopher Sessions

Mithras - On Strange Loops
Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep Of Reason
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
Patton Oswalt - Feelin Kinda Patton
Aerosmith - Rocks

Konrad Kantor

Anaal Nathrakh - The Whole of the Law
Judas Priest - Sad Wings of Destiny
Bold - Looking Back
Miles Davis - Steamin'
Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
Anaal Nathrakh - Constellation of the Black Widow

Zach Duvall

Anaal Nathrakh - The Whole of the Law
Ravencult - Force of Profanation
Darkthrone - Arctic Thunder
Wormed - Krighsu
Abigor - Leytmotif Luzifer
Deathspell Omega - The Synarchy of Molten Bones

Dave Schalek

DarkthroneArctic Thunder
Anaal NathrakhThe Whole Of The Law
Asphyx Incoming Death
Spiritus MortisThe Year Is One
Demilich20th Anniversary Of Emptiness

Dave Pirtle

HammerFall - Built to Last
Witchery - In His Infernal Majesty's Service
Crowbar - The Serpent Only Lies
Dark Tranquility - Atoma
Testament - Brotherhood of the Snake
Carnal Forge - Please...Die!

Keith Ross

Anaal Nathrakh - The Whole of the Law
Agalloch - Ashes Against the Grain
Deathspell Omega - The Synarchy of Molten Bones
Ulcerate - Shrines of Paralysis
Herbie Hancock - The New Standard
Tove Lo - Lady Wood

Jeremy Morse

Darkthrone - Arctic Thunder
Ravencult - Force of Profanation
Asphyx - Incoming Death
Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
Solstice - Death's Crown is Victory

Mirela  Travar

Hexvessel - When We Are Death
Espers - III
Amorphis - Tales From the Thousand Lakes
Deep Purple - Deep Purple
Battle Dagorath - I - Dark Dragons Of The Cosmos
Borknagar - The Olden Domain

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