Staff Infections – February 2019

Welcome, dear readers, to the February 2019 edition of Staff Infections. Here’s hoping you weathered the polar vortex without incident. Personally, I find winter’s lack of sunlight provides enough of a mental struggle. Throw in dangerous driving, shoveling snow and potentially lethal cold and, well, seasonal affective disorder doesn’t sound quite strong enough to describe how a feel. I prefer fuck this season disorder. And really, is it a disorder? I think loathing darkness and cold is pretty natural. After all, it’s only been a blip in evolutionary time since the whole of human endeavor was spent preparing to stave off the potential doom that every winter presented. Those who lived in warmer climates were perhaps spared, but many of them had to deal with an equally hellish dry season, not to mention crocodiles, lions, and all manner of biting insects. I guess it all evens out. Hell, if you are homeless, poor, infirm, or you live some sort of subsistence lifestyle in the far north, winter is still a very real threat to your existence. Fuck winter, is what I’m getting at, I guess.

So, friends, how do you combat the winter blues? Do you embrace the season with the icy sounds of Immortal, or do you combat it with the warm haze of Kyuss? Let us know in the comments, whilst sharing your playlist.

There weren’t too many common threads in the staff playlists this month. First place is a tie, and there is no second place. The new portion of first place is Chambers of Deprivation, from Huntington Beach, California death/grind duo Encoffinized, which is due out this week. Perhaps a review is in the offing, you’ll have to check back. The other half of first place is Age of Quarrel, from legendary New York hardcore/crossover band Cro-Mags. Enjoy a sample from each below, and until next month, stay warm.

 

  • Zach Duvall
    Sentenced – Down
    Deicide – Legion
    Human Remains – Using Sickness As A Hero
    Alice In Chains – Dirt
    Neil Young – Le Noise
    Funkadelic – Let’s Take It To The Stage
  • Manny-O-War
    Gutless – Mass Extinction [demo]
    War//Plague – Into the Depths
    Encoffinized – Chambers of Deprivation
    Sentenced – Amok
    Twisted Tower Dire – Wars in the Unknown
    Cro-Mags – Age of Quarrel
  • Captain
    Eternity’s End – Unyielding
    David Bowie – Let’s Dance
    Tears For Fears – The Hurting
    Embrional – Evil Dead
    Wishbone Ash – There’s the Rub
    Eric Dolphy – Musical Prophet
  • Danhammer Obstkrieg
    Funereal Presence – Achatius
    Hecate Enthroned – Embrace of the Godless Aeon
    cv313 – Glass City Sessions
    Jeff Ballard – Fairgrounds
    Mono – Nowhere Now Here
    Bill Evans – Turn Out the Stars: The Final Village Vanguard Recordings
  • Ryan Tysinger
    Traveler – Traveler
    Sabïre – Gates Ajar
    Metal Inquisitor – Panopticon
    Vomitory – Raped In Their Own Blood
    Encoffinized – Chambers Of Deprivation
    Thin Lizzy – Fighting
  • Andrew Edmunds
    Hatred Surge – Human Overdose
    Autopsy – Mental Funeral
    Bang – Bang
    Dismember – Dismember
    Candlemass – Candlemass
    Solitude Aeturnus – Alone
  • Konrad Kantor
    Solstice – White Horse Hill
    Clandestine Blaze – Fist of the Northern Destroyer
    Scorpions – Blackout
    Insted – Proud Youth: 1986-1991
    Mansion – First Death of the Lutheran
    Slayer – Hell Awaits
  • Chris Sessions
    Faith No More –  Discography
    Harry Nilsson – The Point
    Failure – Discography
    Sick Of It All – 88-96 stuff
  • LoneWatie
    Symphony X – Discography
    Thought Industry – Mods Carve the Pig: Assassins, Toads and God’s Flesh
    Cro-Mags – Age of Quarrel
    Steve Hackett – At the Edge of Light
    Robert Rich – Tactile Ground
    Jill Scott – By Popular Demand
  • Jeremy Morse
    StarGazer – A Merging to the Boundless
    Gary Moore – Victims of the Future
    Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli – Quintessential
    Morbid Angel – Blessed Are the Sick
    Ritual Necromancy – Disintered Horror
    Judas Priest – Sad Wings of Destiny

Posted by Jeremy Morse

Riffs or GTFO.

  1. Destroyer 666: Wildfire
    Blind Guardian: Live Beyond The Spheres
    Absu: Abzu
    Wolves in The Throne Room: Celestial Lineage
    King Diamond: Songs For The Dead- Live at Graspop
    Accept: Symphonic Terror- Live at Wacken 2017

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  2. Therapy – Troublegum
    Butcher ABC – North of Hell
    Minor Threat – Complete Discography
    Merzbow – various
    Black Flag – My War
    The Stooges – Funhouse

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  3. Pink Floyd – The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
    Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
    Morbus Chron – Sweven
    Ihsahn – Arktis
    Deftones – Koi No Yokan
    Katatonia – The Fall of Hearts

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  4. Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats – “Wasteland”
    Pestilence – “Consvming Impvlse”
    Enslaved – “Frost”
    Morbid Angel – “Altars of Madness”
    Entombed – “Left Hand Path”
    Emperor – “In the Nightside Eclipse”

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  5. Fief – IV
    Sargeist – Unbound
    Mgla – Exercises in Futility
    Cryo Chamber – Azathoth
    Thin Lizzy – Live and Dangerous
    Traveler – Demo
    The Cure – Disintegration

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  6. Refused – The Shape of Punk to Come
    Fair to Midland – Arrows & Anchors
    Soen – Lotus
    Blade of Horus – Obliteration
    Misery Index – Rituals of Power
    Angel Splitter – Descension to Demonic Paraphilia

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  7. The Ocean – Precambrian
    Cog – The New Normal
    Anaal Nathrakh – In the Constellation of the Black Widow
    Realm of Wolves – Oblivion
    Amorphis – Queen of Time

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  8. Bison B.C. – Quite Earth
    David Bowie – Space Oddity
    Dissection – Storm the Light’s Bane
    Magister Templi – Into Duat
    Enslaved – Below the Lights
    Ossuarium – Living Tomb
    Street Force – Infinite Battles

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