Saturday Slaylist 05/11/2016: Trivium

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Trivium circa 2016

Its been very busy in the Trivium camp as of late. Following the release of Silence In The Snow in 2015, the band have spent the better part of this year touring in support of said album as well as promoting the rerelease of their debut opus Ember To Inferno. Seeing as the band have chosen to revisit their back catalogue, I thought it would be appropriate to do the same for this week’s Saturday Slaylist. Continue reading

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Saturday Slaylist 29/10/2016: Suicide Silence

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Suicide Silence circa 2016

With plenty of talk surrounding the band’s upcoming record- especially as they’ve just completed the “Straight Outta Hell” Tour with Whitechapel, Despised Icon, Carnifex and Oceano- deathcore fans are eager to hear how the band is progressing with vocalist Eddie Hermida. Recent interviews with guitarist Mark Heylmun have indicated that the band will be switching up their approach and are open to “try everything”, which can only ever be an interesting thing. So in anticipation for that impending release there’s no better way to get acquainted with the band by delving into their four existing albums- all of which are such a good standard that I can’t recommend any specific album. Continue reading

Saturday Slaylist 22/10/2016: TRC

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TRC circa 2015

Having featured their most recent album in my list of 10 Underrated British Metal Albums, I thought I’d shed a little bit more light on my favourite London lads: TRC. Their unique take on hardcore is imbued with a distinct sense of swagger and style that is hard not to dislike, especially when their tongue-in-cheek humour comes to the fore. What has really set the band apart from their peers is their use of two vocalists; Anthony Carroll provides your typically scathing hardcore shouts whilst Chris Robson has an approach that’s half rapping, half spoken word, and all attitude. Continue reading

Saturday Slaylist 15/10/2016: Death Metal 101

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Along with grindcore and black metal, death metal sought to push the boundaries and extremities of metal into nastier territories. Utilising grunted vocals, down-tuned thrash riffs and a flurry of drum-work, bands challenged themselves to create some of the heaviest albums that still stand the test of time. This month, as a brief introduction to the genre, I’ll select twenty tracks from some of the biggest names in death metal: from early progenitors such as Death and Morbid Angel, to lo-fi sludgsters like Obituary and Autopsy, melodic meddlers like Carcass and At The Gates, specialists in brutality such as Cannibal Corpse and Suffocation, all the way through to contemporary acts including The Black Dahlia Murder, Aborted and Job For A Cowboy. Continue reading

Saturday Slaylist 01/10/2016: The Devil Wears Prada

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The Devil Wears Prada circa 2016

There’s no better way to kick off the month with everyone’s favourite Christian metalcore band: The Devil Wears Prada. In fact, their new album Transit Blues will be arriving on the 7th, so dive into this playlist to get yourself more acquainted with the band. Continue reading

Saturday Slaylist 24/09/16: Darkthrone

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Darkthrone circa 2015

If you’ve kept your eyes and ears peeled for all the latest news in metal, I’m sure you will have undoubtedly heard about Darkthrone this past week. Although the news that their drummer Fenriz was elected to his local town council under ironic circumstances is humorous, the real news that should be grabbing the headlines is the impending release of their latest opus: Arctic Thunder. So in preparation, I’ve compiled this weeks Slaylist to focus solely on the bands back catalogue. Continue reading

Saturday Slaylist 17/09/16: Unearth

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Unearth circa 2015

For this week’s Saturday Slaylist I thought I’d shine the spotlight on one of my favourite bands: Unearth. Although the band are often labelled as metalcore, there is far more to them than your standard genre tropes. For nearly twenty years the band have blended their beefed-up breakdowns with neo-classical tinged shredding and more hooks than a fisherman’s convention. Continue reading

Saturday Slaylist 10/09/16: Best Of British

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Still hungry for a selection of sweet new tunes having checked out my list of 10 Underrated British Metal Albums? Well, not to worry as I’ve trawled through a selection of tracks from some of the best bands the UK has to offer, whether its underground acts such as Alone With Wolves, Continents or Incinery, or big names such as Architects, While She Sleeps or Bury Tomorrow. I’ve got your back, homie! Continue reading

Saturday Slaylist 03/09/16: New Noise

For this inaugural addition to the Saturday Slaylist series I’ve looked to a selection of awesome tunes from the last two months or so. From new tunes such as the latest Metallica, Allegaeon and Crowbar tunes all the way through to some relatively older songs brought to you by heavyweights such as Carnifex, Gojira and Despised Icon. Enjoy! Continue reading