Staff Infections – January 2019

Happy new year, friends. Here’s hoping 2019 finds you in good health and spirits. Before we can let 2018 go entirely, we have to look back into what the Last Rites Staff has been listening to for the last month.

Only one album featured in more than one (two to be exact) playlist this time around. Danhammer and Lone Watie have both been spinning some rather nasty death metal from Portland, in the form of Living Tomb, the forthcoming full-length debut from Ossuarium. Have a listen:

As for second place, I guess it’s dealers choice, so we’ll go with something from my playlist. I’m generally late to the party for most metal trends, and I pretty much missed crossover entirely, outside of Agnostic Front’s flirtations and maybe Suicidal Tendencies, if that counts. Thankfully, I have a lot of good friends here at Last Rites to guide me into unexplored musical territories, metal and otherwise, even if I often go kicking and screaming. My pal Konrad Kantor is our resident hardcore expert, and I have him to thank for bringing the unique crossover thrash stylings of Leeway into my life. Leeway was pretty formidable, musically speaking. The group definitely leaned heavily toward the metal end of crossover (early on, anyway; things got a little whacky later), with tight and dexterous playing, but Eddie Sutton’s uniquely maniacal vocals kept the group tied to hardcore. Enjoy a taste of Leeway’s 1989 debut, Born to Expire, and while you’re sharing your playlist in the comments, share your favorite crossover album, if you have one.

  • Zach Duvall
    Nirvana – Bleach
    Veilburner – A Sire to the Ghouls of Lunacy
    Fugazi – Repeater
    Van Halen – II
    Vader – The Ultimate Incantation
    Ulver – War of the Roses
  • Manny-O-War
    Camp Cope – How to Socialise & Make Friends
    Jon Balke – Siwan
    Angel – Helluva Band
    Colter Wall – Songs of the Plains
    Oksennus – Sokea idiootti
    Oingo Boingo – Boi-ngo
  • Andrew Edmunds
    Wishbone Ash – Pilgrimage
    Malice – In The Beginning
    Pentagram – Be Forewarned
    Mott The Hoople – Mott
    Fates Warning – FWX
    Dismember – Dismember
  • Konrad Kantor
    Visigoth – The Revenant King
    A Forest of Stars – Grave Mounds and Grave Mistakes
    Skulmagot – Skulled to Death
    Queen – Sheer Heart Attack
    Autechre – NTS Session 3
    Satanic Warmaster – Carelian Satanist Madness
  • Captain
    Wishbone Ash – Wishbone Ash
    Wishbone Ash – Argus
    Uriah Heep – Demons and Wizards
    Survivor – All Your Pretty Moves
    Atomic Rooster – Death Walks Behind You
    Pernicion – Seek What They Sought
  • Ryan Tysinger
    Death Fortress – Reign Of The Unending
    Running Wild – Death or Glory
    Sulphur Aeon – The Scythe Of Cosmic Chaos
    Weregoat – Pestilential Rites Of Infernal Fornication
    W.A.I.L. – Wisdom Through Agony And Into Illumination And Lunacy, Vol. I
    Goatlord – The Last Sodomy Of Mary
  • Dave Pirtle
    Soilwork – Verkligheten
    In Victory – Uplifting Metal
    John Garcia and the Band of Gold – S/T
    Judas Priest – Firepower
    Mudhoney – Digital Garbage
    Squalus/Shadow Limb – Mass and Power
  • Danhammer Obstkrieg
    Avantasia – Moonglow
    Avantasia – Ghostlights
    Avantasia – The Mystery of Time
    Bergraven – Det Framlidna Minnet
    Hecate Enthroned – Embrace of the Godless Aeon
    Ossuarium – Living Tomb
  • Jeremy Morse
    Immolation – Kingdom of Conspiracy
    Leeway – Born to Expire
    Dream Death – Journey Into Mystery
    Metallica – Ride the Lightning
    Thin Lizzy – Black Rose: A Rock Legend
    Dismember – Indecent & Obscene
  • Lone Watie
    Ossuarium – Living Tomb
    All Traps on Earth – A Drop of Light
    Loudness – Devil Soldier
    Karmic Juggernaut – The Dreams That Stuff Are Made Of
    Lord Divine – Facing Chaos
    Volvox – Universo Expandido

Posted by Jeremy Morse

Riffs or GTFO.

  1. Primordial – “To the Nameless Dead”
    Enslaved – “Madraum – Beyond the Within – ”
    Accept – “Restless and Wild”
    Tomb Mold – “Manor of Infinite Forms”
    Tangerine Dream – “Force Majeure”
    Warlock – “Triumph and Agony”


  2. Helfró – Helfró
    Moonreich – Fugue
    Aorlhac – L’espirt des Vents
    1914 – The Blind Leading the Blind
    Queen – Discography
    Shadow’s Mortuary – Tulen Valtakunta


  3. January is the time to catch up on the great stuff I missed last year (not to mention just what was released in December!). I’ve also been going back through the decade in metal, catching up on a few albums I missed from 2010. (I’ve also made a new year’s resolution to myself to listen to more jazz, so that’s influenced my tastes this month too.)

    Sulphur Aeon – The Scythe of Cosmic Chaos
    Veilburner – A Sire to the Ghouls of Lunacy
    Clavicus Vile – The Nightspirit’s Call
    Stargazer – A Great Work of Ages
    Deathspell Omega – Paracletus
    Hailu Mergia – Lala Belu

    Can’t say I’m a particularly big crossover/thrash fan either, so I guess I’ll go with “Manifest Destination” by Power Trip.


  4. Enslaved – Isa
    Enslaved – Ruun
    Manticora – To Live to Kill to Live
    Voivod – Post Society
    Voivod – The Wake


  5. Not a lot of repeat listens this month.

    Amorphis – Queen of Time
    Slugdge – Esoteric Malacology
    Dream Theater – Metropolis pt2
    Dream Theater – Train of Thought


  6. Golgothan Remains – Perverse offerings to the void
    Necronomicon – Rise of the elder ones
    Death Fortress – Deathless march of the unyielding
    Grave Ritual – Morbid throne
    Obscura – Retribution
    Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire – Songs of ill hope and desperation


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