Staff Infections – May 2019

It’s May, friends—well into spring and nudging on summer. And yet, the weather still sucks. The rain is seemingly incessant, the sun barely glimpsed, my summer clothes still packed away, and my motorcycle still un-ridden. Frankly, it’s wearing me down. Spring is supposed to be a hopeful time, full of new life and the loosening of winter’s icy grip. Instead, this spring has been an only slightly warmer extension of winter. It is appropriate then, that the album topping the staff playlists this month is Winter Ethereal, the long-awaited second album from Arch / Matheos. Winter Eternal might have been more appropriate, but close enough. John Arch doesn’t often grace us with music, but when he does, it’s magical—almost magical enough to kick my seasonal affective disorder. If you missed Zach Duvall’s excellent review of this excellent album, follow this link with all haste.

Second place this month is a tie between two forthcoming death metal albums, the exceedingly brutal Existential Disconnect from Organectomy, and the bizzarro-sci-fi odyssey Entity from Nucleus. Enjoy a sample from each below, and be sure to share your playlist in the comments. Have a great month. And get some sun, if you can find any.

    • Zach Duvall
      The Dillinger Escape Plan – Calculating Infinity
      Carcass – Symphonies of Sickness
      Autechre – Tri Repetae
      W.A.S.P. – Unholy Terror
      Rammstein – Mutter
      Blue Öyster Cult – Imaginos
    • Andrew Edmunds
      Queensrÿche – The Verdict
      Cannibal Corpse – Vile
      Ripcord – Hardcore
      Hard To Swallow – Hard To Swallow
      Hatred Surge – Human Overdose
      Scorpions – Fly To The Rainbow
    • Danhammer Obstkrieg
      Arch/Matheos – Winter Ethereal
      The Lord Weird Slough Feg – New Organon
      Paul Oakenfold – GU007: New York City
      Bvdub – At the Alter
      Organectomy – Domain of the Wretched
      Deeds of Flesh – Inbreeding the Anthropophagi
    • Dave Pirtle
      Amon Amarth – Berzerker
      Blazon Stone – Hymns of Triumph and Death
      Sworn Enemy – Game Changer
      Arch Matheos – Winter Ethereal
      Avantasia – Moonglow
      Eluveitie – Ategnatos
    • Ryan Tysinger
      Mortician – Chainsaw Dismemberment
      Hellripper – Black Arts And Alchemy
      Leather Glove – Perpetual Animation
      Blind Guardian – Follow The Blind
      Nucleus – Entity
      Suspiral – Chasm
    • Konrad Kantor
      Oranssi Pazuzu – Värähtelijä
      Incantation – Diabolical Conquest
      Nimbifer – Demo I
      Kaevum – Natur
      Flotsam & Jetsam – The End of Chaos
      Arch/Matheos – Winter Ethereal
    • Captain
      Mystik – Mystik
      Organectomy – Existential Disconnect
      Defeated Sanity – Chapters of Repugnance
      Defeated Sanity – Psalms of the Moribund
      Defeated Sanity – Prelude to the Tragedy
      Beorn’s Hall – In His Granite Realm
    • LoneWatie
      Arch/Matheos – Winter Ethereal
      Organectomy – Existential Disconnect
      Frequency Eater – The Fine Game of Nil
      Anata – Dreams of Death and Dismay
      Breidablik – Nhoohr
      Yes – Drama
    • Manny-O-War
      Tanagra – Meridiem
      Arch / Matheos – Winter Ethereal
      Hot Water Music – No Division
      Aethyrick – Praxis
      Mortal Wound – Forms of Unreasoning Fear
      Nucleus – Entity
    • Jeremy Morse
      Scorpions – Love at First Sting
      Scorpions – Taken by Force
      Scorpions – Lovedrive
      Arch/Matheos – Winter Ethereal
      Nocturnus A.D. – Paradox
    • Craig Hayes
      Filth of Mankind – The Final Chapter
      Depressor – Hell Storms Over Earth
      Agnosy – When Daylight Reveals the Torture
      Judas Priest – Priest In The East (Live In Japan)
      Grave Infestion – Infesticide (Demo)
      Swamp Witch – Dead Rituals
    • Chris Sessions
      Failure – In the Future Your Body Will Be the Furthest Thing From Your Mind
      Nile – Discography
      Warrel Dane – Shadow Work
      Dan Fogelberg – Phoenix
      David Hasselhoff – Looking for Freedom
      Bread – Baby I’m-a Want You

Posted by Jeremy Morse

Riffs or GTFO.

  1. Possessed- Revelations Of Oblivion
    Allagash- Cryptic Visions
    Sinner- Turbo City
    High Spirits- Self Titled
    Stellar Master Elite- Hologram Temple
    Norsemen- Bloodlust

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  2. Inter Arma – Sulphur English
    Appearance of Nothing – In Times of Darkness
    Amenra – Mass VI
    The Cure – Disintegration
    Waldgeflüster – Mondscheinsonaten
    Devin Townsend – Empath

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  3. Sermon – Birth of the Marvellous
    Ceremony of Silence – Outis
    Denzel Curry – TA13OO
    Necropanther – Eyes of Blue Light
    Black Sites – Exile
    Unleash the Archers – Apex

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  4. Pectora – Untaken
    Black Sites – Exile
    Inter Arma – Sulphur English
    Tanagra – Meridiem
    Idle Hands – Mana
    Orphaned Land – Unsung Prophets and Dead Messiahs

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