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Album Of The Day (March 8th-12th)

Each week day (holidays excluded), I post an album to my Twitter feed. There is usually some sort of vague theme to the chosen titles, although not always. The only requirement for selections is that they have to be at least 10 years old.

I ended off last week's list of albums with a promise that I would be posting a more mellow and reserved list. That all went out the window when I woke up on Monday morning to learn that Entombed's LG Petrov has passed away at the age of 49 (story). I didn't feel compelled to do a full-blown theme week, but giving a shout out to a pair of stellar records from Entombed was mandatory.

The rest of the selections were pretty varied. I was going through a list of bands I remembered from back in the early 2000s, and that's why Boyhitscar is on this list. I enjoyed that self-titled record, and it's still a fun listen — if you want a heavier version of Moist for some reason.

Soilwork have way too many good albums, so I just picked one — Figure Number Five and its predecessor, Natural Born Chaos, both occupy the same place in my heart. No band has leveled-up more than these guys did after working with Devin Townsend for those two records.

And lastly, we have some Nile, because they're fucking awesome. Since I have no idea when I will be able to make good on my plans to see them live, I will be spinning their albums with extreme regularity. "Unas, Slayer Of The Gods" is an incredible piece of death metal songwriting.

Now, next week I am hoping to make good on my promise of a non-metal playlist. Hopefully no more metal legends pass away between now and Monday!

—by Derek

Published: March 12th, 2021.