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Enslaved, Full of Hell & Primitive Man, Majesties, Necropanther, Haken, Enforced, Cradle of Filth & much more!
Welcome to the 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 Bandcamp: The Taste of Teeth (also for some merch). Peppers are hot 🌶️!
I’m thinking of changing the playlist a little bit, by just keeping the most recent 30-50 songs on it, and put the rest in an archive playlist. That way you can more easily play the most recent tracks. Bad idea / good idea? Let me know!
🌶️ Enslaved (progressive black/viking from Norway. FFO: Borknagar, Opeth, Ihsahn)
There’s something silky about Enslaved. You know, lustrous, the music flowing like icy water. They bite, no mistake, but they’re good huggers too. It’s that kind of dynamic I look for in a band and Enslaved are one of the best. It’s hard to imagine they’re on album number sixteen and still sound so adventurous and sharp-set to move forward. I’d say they haven’t been this adventurous in a long time. I mean, the intro to The Eternal Sea sounds like f’in Krallice, and the title song is channeling Oranssi Pazuzu.
🌶️ Majesties (melodeath from the USA. FFO: everything out of Gothenburg in 1994)
Majesties do everything I loved so much in the nineties. Yes it’s nostalgic but goddamnit if metal isn’t the perfect place for well done nostalgia I don’t know what is. Heavy yet romantic, straight to the point yet melodic, blostered yet so compelling and seemingly effortless well done. It’s very high quality stuff I’ll be listening to a lot the rest of the year. No surprise: the good people from Obsequiae and Inexorum are behind this.
🌶️ Full Of Hell & Primitive Man (powerviolence/grind/death from the USA & sludge/doom/noise from the USA)
Speaking of adventure. These two bands have never looked back. I absolutely loved Primitive Man’s last ep (after I saw them live which was abnormally intense, what a band) and although I’m less of a Full of Hell fan, I’ve always thought they were unique and interesting. They’ve teamed up and just look at the collection of genres, this is completely crushing. We’re not prepared nor equipped for this.
🌶️ Necropanther (melodic death/thrash from the USA. FFO: Hellripper
This gets my blood running. Fast, aggressive, melodic. Bring in the panther!
There’s more: Haken (🌶️ prog from the UK), At The Altar Of The Horned God (atmoblack/ritual ambient from Spain), Entheos (progressive death/metalcore from the USA), Yaaroth (doom/prog from the USA), Sortilège (heavy from France), Stoned Jesus (stoner/doom from Ukraine 🌻), Heaven’s Damnation (black from Denmark), Skrying Mirror (🌶️ industrial black/death from Finland - w/ members of Ævangelist) and, fittingly: Ævangelist (black/death from Finland) and a live album from Ultha (black from Germany).
There are new songs out from: Cradle of Filth (symphonic black/gothic from the UK), Metallica (thrash from the USA), Liturgy (🌶️ experimental black from the USA), Enforced (🌶️ thrash/crossover from the USA), Kostnatění (🌶️ black from the USA), Spirit Possession (🌶️ black/speed from the USA), Dawn Ray’d (black from the UK), Omnium Gatherum (melodeath from Finland), Svalbard (🌶️ black/post-hardcore from the UK), John Coffey (🌶️ punkrock from The Netherlands), Smoulder (🌶️ epic heavy from Canada), Kalmah (melodic death/power from Finland), Aara (atmoblack from Switzerland), Argenthorns (🌶️ symphonic black from Finland), Cloak (gothic/black from the USA), Keep of Kalessin (black/death from Norway), Tribulation (gothic/death from Sweden) did a Blue Öyster Cult cover and Ihsahn & Jonas Renkse (extreme prog from Norway) did a Kent cover. The rest is in the playlist!
Non-metal & next week
Non-metal album of the week: Carminho (fado from Portugal)
I’m looking forward to next week because of: Fluisteraars, Qwälen, and Minenwerfer.
What was your favourite? Do you like the new newsletter? Should I change anything? What did I miss? Let me know!
Similar to previous comment, I also sort the playlist by date added, so listening to the most recent ones is not an issue. That said, I'd follow both the archieve and the recents playlists regardless!
I usually am only focused on albums instead of singles, so I never visit the playlist, but thank you for separating them clearly in the write up! If spotify added album/single/ep grouping/filters to playlists, then I would probably use the playlist more.