Track Of The Day - The North Edition
Tell us what track is ticking your boxes today.
Extremely raw & undergroung Colombian first wave black metal.
I'm not in the North, but I miss my earlier epic folk metal taste, when I used to listen to the more epic stuff like this:
Blackened folk metal from Finland.
An essential part of my earlier epic folk metal taste, mainly because my brother, who is usually a rock fan, was listening to this band at the time. Too bad not a lot of us here can get along well with this Celtic melodeath style...
The roots of Norwegian black metal.
Absolutely premium Irish folk metal.
The greatest Viking metal anthem of all time in my opinion. You'll never hear a more graphic depiction of a Viking battle than this.
A pleasant piece of the folk/power metal jigsaw puzzle that I've locked away in my metal storage room (I would say attic but my house doesn't have one) over two years ago:
Panopticon's 20 minute tribute to his young son after he underwent major heart surgery.
Awesome and epic atmospheric black metal from one of the genre's premier exponents.
One of the greatest Norwegian black metal tracks of all time in my opinion.
Nobody embodies black metal better than Fenriz and Nocturno Culto. Even after all this time they don't bow down to anyone and just keep making the music they want, the way they want. Natassja in Eternal Sleep is one of, if not the greatest track in Black Metal. This isn't just track of the day, it is track of any day!
Utterly stunning avant-garde black metal from the French masters of the sound.
This track sounds like Emperor meets Dire Straits.... & in a good way too.
Atmospheric black metal perfection from Switzerland.
This Celtic folk outro piece was the only track from this French outfit's sole album that I actually enjoyed.
Medieval folk metal from Berlin.
It's not available on YouTube as yet but I'm absolutely worshipping the 19 minute epic closer "So hallt es wider" from Paysage d'Hiver's new album "Im Wald" right now.
This track might be the finest moment in Polish black metal. For fans of Uada, Kriegsmaschine & Plaga.
I'm probably not gonna be super into Equilibrium because of their German lyrics and black metal-ish part of their epic viking metal sound, but I'm sure some of you would agree that this is one of the finest, most epic moments in viking metal:
A ripper of a second wave-inspired black metal number from these blackened thrash exponents from Athens, Greece.
Ultra-raw Brazilian black metal from 1987. For fans of Vulcano, early Sodom & the first couple of Sepultura releases.
Ambitious & well-produced depressive black metal from Sweden. For fans of Silencer, Forgotten Tomb & Bethlehem.
Ever since I started listening to post-metallers Solstafir, their black metal debut Í Blóði og Anda gave me a little more leeway to tolerating the other unholy satanic black metal; now it's fine as long as only the first one or a few of a band's albums is traditional black metal and for the rest they head through a different direction while keeping some of their black metal. Here are a couple bands like that; progressive black metallers Enslaved (from this month's Infinite playlist, thanks Daniel!)...
...And doomy black metallers Woods of Ypres. (RIP David Gold)