Staff Infections – October 2018

It’s Staff Infections time. You know the drill: We share what we’ve been listening to for the past month, and you gape in wonder at our impeccable taste in music. Speaking of impeccable taste in music, the inimitable Voivod is quite popular around these parts, so it is not the least bit surprising that the masters of progressive, bizzaro-sci-fi thrash top the playlists this month with their recently released album, The Wake. What is surprising, given how beloved Voivod is around here, is that The Wake takes top honors with only three playlist appearances. I guess some of the boys were still waiting for their shipment at press time. In any case, the wise and learned Lone Watie will fill you in on The Wake, with his excellent review, and you can dabble with a sample below.

Second place this month is, as usual, a multi-way tie, so let’s take them alphabetically. First is long-winded Polish black metal outfit Cultes Des Ghoules, with album number four, Sinister, or Treading the Darker Paths. Second is The Field with Infinite Moment, and, dear me, I don’t care for this shit at all.  Sorry, Dan and Cap. Moving on to Outre-Tombe, which is much more in the old wheelhouse. This Quebecois death metal outfit’s second album Necrovortex is due this month, and if a particular individual gets his ass in gear, a review should be forthcoming. Finally, some more death metal, this time from Sweden, in the form of Vanhelgd and its soon-to-be-released fifth album Deimos Sanktuarium. Enjoy some samples below, be sure to share your own playlist in the comments, and, until next month, don’t eat too much candy corn.




    • Captain
      Voivod – The Wake
      Aseptic – Murderous Obsessions
      Brainoil – Singularity to Extinction
      Fifth Angel – The Third Secret
      The Field – Infinite Moment
      Low – Double Negative
    • Andrew Edmunds
      Voivod – The Wake
      The Cure – Disintegration
      Siouxsie & The Banshees – Tinderbox
      Tom Waits – Bone Machine
      Killing Joke – Killing Joke
      Monstrosity – In Dark Purity
    • Manny-O-War
      Cultes Des Ghoules – Sinister
      Colosseum – Chapter II: Numquan
      Outlaw – Marauders
      Ride for Revenge – Sinking the Song
      Vanhelgd – Deimos Sanktuarium
      Talk Talk – The Colour of Spring
    • Ryan Tysinger
      Deathhammer- Chained To Hell
      Rebel Wizard – Voluptuous Worship Of Rapture And Response
      Outre-Tombe – Nécrovortex
      Cultes des Ghoules – Sinister
      Altar Of Perversion – Intra Naos
      Ereb Altor – By Honour
    • Konrad Kantor
      Vomitory – Blood Rapture
      Mithras – Forever Advancing… Legions
      Outre-Tombe – Répurgation
      Emperor – IX Equilibrium
      Insted – Proud Youth: 1986-1991
      A Forest of Stars – Grave Mounds and Grave Mistakes
    • Danhammer Obstkrieg
      The Field – Infinite Moment
      Aphex Twin – Collapse
      Vanhelgd – Deimos Sanktuarium
      Madder Mortem – Discography
      Tim Hecker – Konoyo
      Neurosis – The Eye of Every Storm
    • Zach Duvall
      Convulsing – Grievous
      Rippikoulu – Musta Seremonia
      Outre-Tombe – Nécrovortex
      Cannibal Corpse – The Wretched Spawn
      Voivod – The Wake
      Satan – Cruel Magic
    • Chris Sessions
      Pig Destroyer – Head Cage
      Skeletonwitch – Devouring Radiant Light
      Death Grips – No Love Deep Web
      Abysmal Torment – The Misanthrope
      Failure – The Heart is a Monster
      Death – The Sound of Perseverance
    • Jeremy Morse
      Bolt Thrower – Realm of Chaos
      Bolt Thrower – Those Once Loyal
      Hellwitch – Syzygial Miscreancy
      Celtic Frost – To Mega Therion
      Sepultura – Beneath the Remains
      Black Sabbath – Volume 4
    • Dave Pirtle
      Mudhoney – Digital Garbage
      Cultural Warfare – Warmageddon
      Dragonlord – Dominion
      Onkel Tom – Bier Ernst
      Antti Martikainen – Hymn of the High Seas, Vol. 1 & 2
      Anaal Nathrakh – A New Kind Of Horror

Posted by Jeremy Morse

Riffs or GTFO.

  1. Evilfeast – Ellegies of the Stellar Winds
    Satan – Cruel Magic
    Horrendous – Idol
    Cultes des Ghoules – Sinister
    Riot – Thundersteel
    Nile – Annihilation of the Wicked


  2. Emma Ruth Rundle – “Dark Horses”
    Iron Maiden – “Somewhere In Time”
    Tim Hecker – “Koyono”
    Metallica – “…And Justice for All”
    Helloween – “Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. I”
    Marissa Nadler – “For My Crimes”


  3. Clutch – Book of Bad Decisions
    ScHoolboy Q – Oxymoron
    Pig Destroyer – Head Cage
    Paradise Lost – Icon
    Hasil Adkins – Out to Hunch
    Horrendous – Icon


  4. Paradise Lost – One Second
    Goatwhore – Constricting Rage of The Merciless
    Exist – So True, So Bound
    Orphans of Doom – Strange Worlds/Fierce Gods
    Dyscarnate – With All Their Might
    Evoken’s new song on repeat


  5. Pig Destroyer – Head Cage
    Thou – Magus
    Anaal Nathrakh – A New Kind of Horror
    High on Fire – Electric Messiah
    The Black Queen – Infinite Games
    Monolithe – Nebula Septem


  6. Beheaded Zombie – Happiness For All
    Angelcorpse – The Inexorable
    Sore Plexus – Visual Agnosia
    Kewi University of Swing – Terracotta Me, Baby
    Ulcus – Cherish the Obscure
    Supuration – The Cube


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