IN ROTATION: Our most played albums in August 2019


There has been an absolute mammoth wave of wicked metal releases over the past few weeks. I’ve had a lot of new material to listen to in the dying days of summer with Witch Vomit, Sorcery, Devourment, and Entombed AD catching a fair bit of of my attention. I spent some days in the Canadian north and had lots of time to unwind with the demons of the underground as well as some old favourites. Here are some of the bands I’ve been listening to in my rotation of madness. Metal Yeti

Witch Vomit – Buried Deep in a Bottomless Grave
20 Buck Spin – August 30, 2019

Splendid death metal has been in no shortage this year and Witch Vomit are fit to join filthy ranks of brutality. With some breakneak riffs and unrelenting ferocity, tracks like “Buried Deep in a Bottomless Grave” and “Dripping Tombs” will rip your face off!

Shadow of Intent – Melancholy
Independent – August 16, 2019

This one took me by surprise. I never fully explored this band but really dove into this album after its release mid august. The speedy technical riffs and fulfilling synths give their tunes some deep intensity that I was not expecting. Give them a rip if your a fan of Fleshgod Apocalypse, The Faceless, or Ex Deo.

Between The Buried and Me – The Hypersleep Dialogues
Metal Blade Records – March 31, 2011

I’ve spent a fair bit of time trying to complete my Between the Buried and Me LP collection. I finally got a the Hypersleep Dialogs EP clear variant and a few of the others I’ve been missing along the way. Enjoy this delicious proggy voyage!

Bruce Dickinson – The Chemical Wedding
Sanctuary Records – September 15, 1998

I am still high off the Legacy of the Beast tour a few weeks back. No matter your opinion of the band, no one can deny Bruce has some incredible pipes and writes fantastic tunes! After listening to the Maiden albums, I revisited the solo material. It’s time you revisited them as well!

Cryptopsy – Blasphemy Made Flesh
Invasion Records – November 25, 1994

Every few weeks I find myself going back to the death metal classics, usually landing back in the first few albums from Cryptopsy. They carved the path for brutally crushing and technical metal of the years to come, and did so in dramatic fashion. I officially nominate “Defenestration” for the new Canadian national anthem!


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