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Album Of The Day (March 29th-April 1st)

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.

It's a shortened week, due to the Easter long weekend, so we only have 4 selections on hand.

November's Doom released this album back near the tail end of my second stint as a music reviewer. I really liked this melodic death metal album, even if it did strongly remind me of Opeth. (Since when is that a bad thing?)

Next is Arch Enemy, a band I really need to give another look. I was never a huge fan, although there was nothing that sticks in my mind as outright bad; I remember a lot of quality riffs but no specific albums stick out in my mind. Wages Of Sin was a promo copy I received, and I recall giving it a favourable review. It also holds up very well after two decades.

The last pair of selections are records I picked up this week on vinyl. As I continue to amass vinyl copies of my absolute favourites, I could not pass up a great deal on these two LPs. I need to review both of these albums in detail, suffice it to say Metallica and System Of A Down produced a couple of timeless classics.

Next week is back to normal, although I may be doing a DMX spotlight, depending on how his current health situation plays out.

—by Derek

Published: April 1st, 2021.