Normally I don't get really excited about new releases because most music that comes out sucks, but the last couple weeks were an exception. So, I played 4 cuts from 3 new releases I thought kicked some serious ass.
You can see my review of Electric Wizard's 'Black Masses' in the post previous to this one. Besides that, I played 4 cuts from Atheist's new (released on the 8th) album 'Jupiter,' their first since 93(?)'s 'Elements' (which wasn't all that great.) THIS one, however, finds the return of the Atheist from the classic 'Unquestionable Presence,' with more emphasis on the vocal stylings of Kelly Schafer (who is now just a vocalist, instead of guitarist and vocalist...he's got carpal tunnels.) There aren't any 'new' sounding effects or production techniques (like on the new Cynic album), which I really appreciate because I hate that shit.
Also, I played 4 cuts from Ghost's debut release, 'Opus Eponymous.' This isn't the same Japanese Ghost that plays psychedelic rock, obviously. This is a bunch of mysteriously unknown black metal guys from Scandinavia (maybe the fellas in Repugnance? Who knows...) who play, what sounds to me, like ELO doing the vocals for tunes played by Cathedral that King Diamond wrote. Huh? Odd, melodic, over-the-top satanic, and HEAVY rock music. I like it a lot.
So, that stuff made up the bulk of this week's playlist, and you can download the podcast here.
Black Hole - Demoniac City
Anaal Nathrakh - I am the Wrath of Gods and the Desolation of the Earth Music
from Electric Wizard's 'Black Masses':
Venus in Furs
Turn Off Your Mind
Gomorha - Malefice (In Memory of the Dead)
Cyanide - Haunted
Control Denied - Breaking the Broken (New from Relapse)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Nobody Weird Like Me
Humanfly - Stew for the Murder Minded
from Atheist's 'Jupiter':
Live and Live Again
Tortoise the Titan
Autopsy Torment - Blasphemy Priest
Darkthrone - Skald Av Satans Sol
Cough - Crooked Spine (New from Relapse)
Soil - Broken Wings
Eternal Frost - Awaiting thy Infernal Horde
Death Vomit - Death Vomit
from Ghost's 'Opus Eponymous':
Stand By Him
Con Clavi Con Dio
GWAR - Death Pod
Dataclast - Disgorged
Kinghorse - As I Stand
ISHITROBOTS - THE MARS VOLTA SUCKS
Deceased - A Witness to Suspiria
Banished - Skinned
Ministry - Burning Inside
Skrew - Indestructible
...all sortsa good stuff. I've got downloads coming soon, too.