@@@ Marduk: World Funeral (Century, 2014). I say Black Friday should be changed to a celebration of heavy metal (black or otherwise) from a mindless orgy of shopping. I got to this record from my heavy metal mail-order email and these gents bring it. A spraying drummer with tasty thrash sensibilities and a power chord monster on the guitar. The singer is suitably pissed and on the opener With Satan and Victorious Weapons these guys are on full tilt smegma right out of the gate. The second tune, Bleached Bones, is more of a mid tempo shot with some big riffage and hard rock drums. And as you would expect from a tune called Cloven Hoof, the Go Satan! tune is full on meth lab thrash/shred business. A solid Black Friday metal choice. The Beats page says this is a 2014 release and the GoogleTube has it at 2003. Who knows?
@@@ Wolfheart: Shadow World (Spine Farm, 2015). Some more metal off this week’s CFUV weekly playlist email. They get a little piano going and then the animals show up. The guitar player is rolling in distortion, the drummer is more of a basher than a sprayer and they got Neanderthal Jim on the microphone. Wow, some really nice frantic guitar treedling on this first tune. These guys can get a good hard rock thrash going, but the epic sections are a bit wanky.
@@@ Danzig: Skeletons (Nuclear Blast, 2015) I’ve never been a huge Danzig kinda guy, but I thought I would finish off this bullshit Black Fucking Friday with another heavy music recording because I’m looking for the people to turn Black Friday into a heavy metal holiday instead of a mindless orgy of shit buying. This first tune is very old school punk so I’ve strayed out of the heavy metal neighborhood, but really who gives a fuck. No Miley muffin today pop people! At least the second tune is called Satan and it’s a white trash hippie blues. Go Satan! Go Danzig, you hardcore/metal Elvis bastard!
YTD recordings listened to: 954
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 541
Not good music: 328
Honorable Mentions: 21
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