Album Of The Day (March 22nd-26th)

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.

This week is a fairly heavy selection, save for the Puny Human album. You can practically smell the cigarette smoke-stained walls of the types of bar this band would fit right in at. Hell, the opening track is about burning down a strip joint because the dancers were ugly.

Vicious Art was a neat project that Jörgen Sandström was somewhat involved in, and was signed to Threeman Recordings during the brief period where it was a full-fledged label. Following that thread, Hatesphere was a band I discovered thanks to the web / art guru Marko, who works with The Project Hate MCMXCIX, and this album is some groovy thrash goodness.

Rounding out the list is the final offering from Old Man's Child, which hews closer to traditional black metal than Galder's main band, Dimmu Borgir, and Ion Dissonance's sophomore full-length. The latter's debut was reminiscent of early Dillinger Escape Plan whereas this record is no less technical, but has strong djent elements.

Next week's selections are going to probably be exclusively hip hop. I need to do some homework, though; it's a weak point in my knowledge of music genres. As always, stay tuned.

—by Derek

Published: March 26th, 2021.