Metal Academy Radio Playlist Suggestions - The Gateway Edition

July 10, 2021 07:17 AM

One of my recent reviews mentioning Coldrain gave me an idea for a suggestion for the August Gateway playlist, so here it is:

Coldrain - "Revolution" (from The Side Effects, 2019)

July 11, 2021 02:40 PM

August suggestion:

Angela Martyr - On the Edge of Next Time from The November Harvest (2016)

August 02, 2021 06:07 PM


Staind - Something to Remind You from Staind (2011) 

August 04, 2021 11:25 AM

Here's my one submission for September's Gateway playlist:

Dir En Grey - "The Final" (from Withering to Death, 2005)

September 02, 2021 08:36 PM


Living Colour - Information Overload from Time's Up (1990)

September 03, 2021 01:11 AM

Here's my one submission for October's Gateway playlist:

Katatonia - "Behind the Blood" (from City Burials, 2020)

October 04, 2021 12:21 AM

I'm still keeping the amount of Gateway suggestions from me slightly low because while I'm glad to join the Gateway, I'm new to the clan and want my alt-metal taste to build gradually before going all in with my suggestions. My number of Gateway suggestions will increase by 1 until I get to a set maximum of, say, 8. With that, here are what I'm submitting for November's Gateway playlist (I'll make sure any multi-clan suggestions fit well with the playlist I'm submitting to):

Disturbed - "A Reason to Fight" (4:44) from Evolution (2018)

Green Carnation - "The Quiet Offspring" (4:05) from The Quiet Offspring (2005)

Lacuna Coil - "Closer" (3:02) from Karmacode (2006)

Linkin Park - "Pushing Me Away" (3:11) from Hybrid Theory (2000)

While She Sleeps - "Anti-Social" (4:14) from So What? (2019)

Total length: 19:16

November 03, 2021 11:25 AM

Here's my track nomination for the November playlist:

Linkin Park - "Drawbar" (from "The Hunting Party", 2014)

November 04, 2021 07:18 AM

Here are my submissions for the December Gateway playlist (still slowly expanding my number of Gateway suggestions, now at 6 of them):

Breaking Benjamin - "So Cold" (4:33) from We Are Not Alone (2004)

Coldrain - "Die Tomorrow" (3:06) from Nothing Lasts Forever (2010)

Dir En Grey - "Dozing Green" (4:05) from Uroboros (2008)

Katatonia - "Deliberation" (4:00) from The Great Cold Distance (2006)

Lacuna Coil - "Delirium" (3:16) from Delirium (2016)

We Came as Romans - "Who Will Pray?" (3:23) from We Came as Romans (2015)

Total length: 22:23

November 04, 2021 09:07 AM

Saxy has kindly agreed to give the management of the monthly Metal Academy Radio "The Gateway" Spotify playlist a crack on top of his existing engagement with The Infinite playlist. This pleases me greatly as I think Saxy is the most qualified of our contributing members for the task.

November 19, 2021 10:26 PM

I think we might close out the option for non-clan member submissions on The Gateway playlists now that we have two members contributing to the tracklisting.

November 25, 2021 06:03 PM

I'm gonna be honest here: putting the Gateway playlist together is a lot more challenging than the Infinite. With the larger pool of songs to pull from, I found myself pulling more random tracks than I feel comfortable with. And even then, in making the final cuts for the list, I had to cut at least three tunes because of duplicates that are less than six months old. So I am in favour of keeping submissions around for all members. Any extra help I can get will help!

I'll try to include fewer duplicates in subsequent lists, but this months is mostly personal favourites to get them out of the way early.

November 25, 2021 09:36 PM

The clan has spoken! Feel free to carry on taking submissions then. Just an idea but perhaps the guidelines could be that non-clan members can submit multiple tracks as long as they've genuinely listened to those records during the month prior? Otherwise they get just the one.

November 30, 2021 09:10 PM

Spiritbox - "Sun Killer" (from "Eternal Blue", 2021)

December 01, 2021 03:41 PM

My suggestion for January:

Tool - Triad (6:35) from Lateralus

December 01, 2021 03:59 PM


Life of Agony - "This Time" (from River Runs Red, 1993) 

December 02, 2021 01:57 AM

Here are my submissions for the January Gateway playlist (still slowly expanding my number of Gateway suggestions, now at 7 of them (I'd probably have to shorten the track length average when I reach 8 suggestions)):

Avatar - "New Land" (4:31) from Feathers & Flesh (2016)

Bad Wolves - "On the Case" (3:27) from Dear Monsters (2021)

Bullet for My Valentine - "Rainbow Veins" (4:58) from Bullet for My Valentine (2021) (I've already sent the new BFMV album to the Hall to be removed from The Gateway, but this song is one of only very few in the album to have an alt-metal sound, so I'll still submit it)

Dir En Grey - "艶かしき安息、躊躇いに微笑み (NAMAMEKASHIKI ANSOKU, TAMERAI NI HOHOEMI)" (4:38) from The Marrow of a Bone (2007)

Linkin Park - "Faint" (2:42) from Meteora (2003)

Machinae Supremacy - "Sid Icarus" (3:58) from Overworld (2008)

Type O Negative - "I Don't Wanna Be Me" (5:09) from Life is Killing Me (2003)

Total length: 29:23

December 31, 2021 07:32 PM

Here's my submission for the February 2022 playlist Saxy:

Bad Wolves - "Springfield Summer" (from "Dear Monsters", 2021)

January 02, 2022 09:35 PM

Feb 22:

Sevendust - "All I Really Know" (from "Blood & Stone", 2021)

January 03, 2022 02:02 AM

Here are my submissions for the February Gateway playlist (I'm gonna keep it at 7 of them until I can shorten the track length average to 8 suggestions):

Breaking Benjamin - "Torn in Two" (4:17) from Ember (2018)

Bullet for My Valentine - "Piece of Me" (3:26) from Gravity (2018)

Dir En Grey - "輪郭 (Rinkaku)" (5:43) from Arche (2014)

Linkin Park - "Krwlng" (5:40) from Reanimation (2002)

Machinae Supremacy - "A View from the End of the World" (3:52) from A View from the End of the World (2010)

Motionless in White - "Another Life" (3:25) from Disguise (2019)

While She Sleeps - "Division Street" (3:34) from Sleeps Society (2021)

Total length: 29:57