Good afternoon to you all. Todayâ€™s playlist was a little delayed. Hopefully the sheer brutality of it will distract you from the fact that Iâ€™m not going to apologise for the late update.
Todayâ€™s playlist is a metal collaboration between regulars Paul â€œFozzâ€ Foster and James TAE and you can hear it right here, whenever you wish.
Playlist Title: MetalAffliction
- Planetary Duality I: Hideous Revelation – Faceless
- The Naked And The Dead – Mnemic
- Light – Periphery
- Toxicity – System of A Down
- 5 Minutes Alone – Pantera
- God Send Death – Slayer
- Demanufacture – Fear Factory
- Duality – Slipknot
- Pollution – Limp Bizkit
- Did My Time – Korn
- Battle Ready – Otep
- Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse – Dimmu Borgir
- Minerva – Deftones
- Pet – A Perfect Circle
- Weight – ISIS
- The Drapery Falls – Opeth
- Flying Whales – Gojira
- Pineal Gland Optics – Meshuggah
- CAFO – Animals As Leaders
- Inferno (Unleash The Fire) – Symphony X
- Laid To Rest – Lamb Of God
- Mid-death Crisis – Stampinâ€™ Ground
- Sabbra Cadabra – Black Sabbath
Collaboration by Paul â€œFozzâ€ Foster (Contributor) and James Cook (Curator)
Both Fozz and JC had begun independently working on a Metal playlist, and discovered their simultaneity (boom) just before submitting to Spotisfaction. We decided to merge the two lists together in as fluid a fashion as possible, creating one list that retained the character of both originals. We hope you like it.
Periphery, the brainchild of Misha Mansoor, is a shining example of how far you can get through the online community. He built his name by showing his own tracks on music forums, Soundclick, YouTube and various other social media. Gaining a name for himself, he eventually formed a band, got a label and after 5 years releases the eponymous debut Periphery.
Animals As Leaders is another 1-man brainstorm. Tosin Abasi is perhaps one of the most talented guitarists alive at the moment. Mixing metal chops, jazz sensibility and Stanley Jordan inspired tapping techniques, he has created one of the most exciting prog releases of last year.
The playlist is a bit longer than I usually do, but I felt that was necessary to get across the character of a dual-mix, and also because there hasnâ€™t been much metal on Spotisfaction up to now. Iâ€™ve tried my best to keep similar styles together where possible – there are notable nu-, thrash- and prog-metal sections for instance. Hopefully it works as a mix!
Most of the tracks I chose for the playlist are bands I used to listen to about 10 years ago during my mid teens when I went through a bit of a metal phase. The most notable tracks for me are the Pantera and Slayer tracks, both of whom are powerful and dominating forces of the genre, and it couldnâ€™t really be called a metal playlist without them.
Iâ€™m not really a massive fan of some of the more well known prog metal bands (Iron Maiden, Dream Theater and such like) but fortunately there are quite a few exceptions to the rule. Opeth and Isis are prime examples of this, with their blissful mix of soaring riffs and floaty vocals.
Stampinâ€™ Ground are a hardcore metal band from Cheltenham who I saw play at the Guildhall when I was in sixth form, and it was probably one of the most ferocious and insane gigs Iâ€™ve ever been to.