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Welcome to the all new To The Teeth newsletter! Your weekly update of new heavy music. You can listen to almost everything in the playlist on Spotify. If you like what you read and want help keep this in the air: please head over to Patreon or to my compilation: The Taste of Teeth (also for some merch). Peppers are hot 🌶️!
Did you see The List of Lists 2022, the aggregated calculation of the newspapero- magazineo- and blogosphere? Big win for Chat Pile, Undeath and Wormrot!
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🌶️ Oozing Wound (thrash/crossover from the USA. FFO: KEN Mode, Helms Alee, Voivod, Nirvana?)
Yeah those FFO’s are hard to give for Oozing Wound. Deep down there’s a thrash metal band, but with a grunge/punk/diy attitude and a strong experimental understream. Yeah, hard to pin down, but much fun!
🌶️ …And Oceans (symphonic black from Finland. FFO: Samael, Dimmu Borgir, Old Man’s Child)
Everybody loves a good comeback (cue Chris Pratt’s Kardashian-joke), and …And Oceans made a good comeback. After returning from their two decade slumber in 2020, they’ve made another blast of an album. High energy, big moods, great riffs. I don’t think this will end up on my year end list, but it’s a great ride.
🌶️ Trastorned (blackened thrash from Chile. FFO: old Sepultura, Exodus, Critical Defiance)
Do you like riffs? Do you like speed? Do you want your face melted off?
There’s more: Ashen Horde (🌶️ prog black from the USA), Schavot (🌶️ black from The Netherlands - w/ member of Meslamtaea), Sequestrum (death from Denmark), Ominous Scriptures (death from Belarus), Conjureth (death from the USA), Bizarrekult (black from Russia/Norway), Malleus (black/speed from the USA), Anachronism (🌶️ tech death from Switzerland), Freeroad (heavy/hardrock from Mexico), Nephilim’s Noose (death/doom from Canada) and two albums I missed last week: Arnaut Pavle (🌶️ black/punk from Finland) and Negative Vortex (death from the USA). The rest is in the playlist!
Speaking of missing stuff, did you hear the latest Arizmenda (🌶️ black from the USA) album? I didn’t (not really my fault because it’s only on very limited vinyl and you could only get it by sending a message to his girlfriend and jesus christ just put it out man). Now it’s already 3 months old and I usually wouldn’t mention it anymore, but I love this act and this album really is great. It would probably have made my ‘22 list if I knew earlier!
There are new songs out from: Motörhead (motör/head from the UK - previously unreleased song), Enslaved (🌶️ prog black/viking from Norway), Tribulation (🌶️ death/gothic from Sweden), Enforced (thrash/crossover from the USA), Ne Obliviscaris (extreme prog from Australia), Mudhoney (🌶️ punkrock from the USA), Unearth (metalcore from the USA), Aara (atmoblack from Switzerland), Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs (doom/stoner from the UK), Overkill (thrash/groove from the USA), Majesties (🌶️ melodeath from the USA - w/ members of Inexorum, Obsequiae), Qwälen (🌶️ black from Finland), Rotten Sound (grind from Finland) and Wampyric Rites (raw black from Ecuador). The rest is in the playlist!
Non-metal & next week
Non-metal album of the week: Oceanic (ambient electronic from The Netherlands)
I’m looking forward to next week because of: Fvnerals, Memoriam, Palace of Worms, Soulmass & Sanguisugabogg.
Not entirely done with 2022 yet? Listen to the 101 best heavy songs from last year in this playlist.
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