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Album Of The Day (March 15th-19th)

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.

Hey, so I managed to keep my promise and deliver a mellow list of albums for this week! (To be honest, I am more relieved that this means another metal legend didn't pass away.)

I'm a complete mark for everything Ulver have done, and War Of The Roses is among their most subdued work. It's the last album I bought in physical copy until I got my Flowers Of Evil LP for this past Christmas. The mix of ambient sound and spoken word make the back half of the album very interesting.

I don't have a lot to say about Porcupine Tree, Deadwing is a great hard rock album. A Silver Mount Zion's mouthful of a record title is one I always struggle to remember, it's a classic post-rock album I go back to very often. The same goes for Sailors With Wax Wings, they're just a more recent addition to my collection.

Lastly, we have Opeth's fully acoustic project, Deliverance. That was the album that really put the band on my radar, and helped me ease into their back catalogue and the whole concept of melodic death metal.

Next week, we're going with some much more violent tunes!

—by Derek

Published: March 19th, 2021.