10 essential death metal albums

Today i wanted to give you a list of ten essential death metal albums. There are obviously more than 100 essential death metal albums but these ten that comprise today’s list are also some of my favourite ones. So here goes. Albums go in no significant order.

Entombed – Left Hand Path

Morbid Angel – Blessed Are The Sick

Atheist – Unquestionable Presence

Autopsy – Severed Survival

At The Gates – The Red In The Sky Is Ours

Dismember – Like An Everflowing Stream

Bolt Thrower – War Master

Six Feet Under – Haunted

Darkthrone – Soulside Journey

Vader – The Ultimate Incantation

 

Entombed’s best songs

Entombed is one of my favorite bands and i’ve been listening to their songs ever since. So today i wanted to give you a list of their ten best songs. Or what i consider to be their ten best songs if you will. So check it out. Songs go in random order. Here goes:

Wolverine Blues

Left Hand Path

Out of Hand

Sinners Bleed

Seeing Red

I For An Eye

Serpent Saints

Hollowman

Stranger Aeons

Wreckage

My 10 favourite one hit wonders

Today i wanted to share with you a list of some of my most favourite one hit wonders. One of these bands actually became known for a cover. So here goes. What are your favourites? Feel free to leave a comment in the comment section. Songs go in no significant order.

House of Pain – Jump Around

Urge Overkill – Girl you’ll be a woman soon

Spin Doctors – Two Princes

The Knack – My sharona

Focus – Hocus Pocus

The Connells – 74 75

Eagles – Hotel California

Lemonheads – Mrs Robinson

Europe – Final Countdown

Boston – More than a feeling

Kaze’s favorite album list for year 2016

Dear readers,
the current article type is one of my favorite; an article that I am working on during the whole year. Every time I am preparing to listen to a new release, I am thinking ‘Let’s see, if this is quite addictive & exceptional!’. If I listen to the album N times in a row (where N >= 30), then it is a potential candidate for my favorite album list! Of course only a few albums are able to make their way in that list. The following albums were released during 2016 except laCasta’s Encyclia which was released in December 2015, and I listened to it for the first time in January 2016. For each album, I provide some information such as a link to a review if there is one, and a link to the bandcamp page of the release, allowing you to easily access the material and check it out for yourself. My favorites for 2016 include 16 releases where only the last 3 are ranked. For me, a favorite album means a 10/10 album and the first 13 albums fall in this category; all of them are quite addictive & extraordinary. But the last 3, they really talked to my soul, that is why I would like to differentiate them from the rest. I hope you enjoy!

16. The Black Furs (Argentina)- Doomed Blues

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Death blues, garage, rock’n’roll

Listen to The Black Furs in Bandcamp


15. Atomikylä (Finland)

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Psychedelic, black metal

Listen to Atomikylä in Bandcamp


14. laCasta (Italy) – Encyclia EP

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Blackened hardcore

Album Review

Listen to laCasta in Bandcamp


13. Baestien (Czech Republic) – Uroboros

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Neocrust

Listen to Baestien in Bandcamp


12. Ancst (Germany) – Moloch

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Blackened crust

Album Review

Listen to Ancst in Bandcamp


11. Eave/Galarre (US) – Split

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Blackgaze, depressive black metal

Listen to Eave/Galarre split in Bandcamp


10. Suuns (Canada) – Hold/Still

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Indie, post-punk

Listen to Suuns in Bandcamp


09. Hemelbestormer (Belgium) – Aether

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Doom, sludge

Listen to Hemelbestormer in Bandcamp


08. Oranssi Pazuzu (Finland) – Värähtelijä

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Psychedelic black metal

Album Review

Listen to Oranssi Pazuzu in Bandcamp


07. Sarabante (Greece) – Poisonous Legacy

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Crust, d-beat

Album Review

Listen to Sarabante in Bandcamp


06. ΚΑΤΑΧΝΙΑ (Greece) – Στη Σκιά Μιας Λαιμητόμου

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Crust punk

Listen to Καταχνιά in bandcamp


05. Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas (Sweden & US)- Mariner

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Post-metal

Album Review

Listen to Mariner in Bandcamp


04. Russian Circles (US) – Guidance

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Instrumental post-metal

Listen to Russian Circles in Bandcamp


03. Teksti-TV 666 (Finland) – 1,2,3

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Garage, rock’n’roll

Listen to Teksti-TV 666 in Bandcamp


02. Martyrdöd (Sweden) – List

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Metal, crust, d-beat

Album Review

Listen to Martyrdöd in Bandcamp


01. Morrow (UK) – Covenant Of Teeth

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Neocrust

Album Review

Listen to Morrow in Bandcamp

10 essential sludge albums

Today i wanted to give you a list of ten essential sludge albums. Well, there are more than 100 essentials but today i’m gonna give you ten of them. Which albums are your essentials? Feel free to leave a comment in the comment section. So, here goes. Albums go in no significant order:

Iron Monkey – Our problem

Isis – Oceanic

Eyehategod – Dopesick

Crowbar – Equilibrium

Neurosis – A sun that never sets

Floor – Dove

Cavity – Supercollider

Uneartly Trance – Season of seance, science of silence

Grief – Dismal

Bongzilla – Amerijuanican

20 best albums of 2016

Yes, it’s this time of the year. Time to choose my twenty favourite albums of 2016. It wasn’t that easy and that’s because this year we were lucky enough to listen to some tremendous music. This was also a fucked up year. Please excuse my language but it was. So many great artists passed away. Back in december we were shocked with the terrible news of Lemmy’s death. I still can’t believe he’s dead. His music though will live forever. And then David Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen died as well. Recently it was Micky Fitz of the Business who passed away. This was a sad year for sure. But life goes on. Anyways, here’s a list i made with my most favourite albums of this year. Count with me from 20 to 1.


20. Ayahuasca – Yin

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album review


19. Unyielding Love – The Sweat of Augury

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album review


18. Worm Ouroboros – What Graceless Dawn

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album review


17. Vermin Womb – Decline

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album review


16. Minerva Superduty – Gorod Zero

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album review


15. Art of Burning Water – Between Life and Nowhere

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album review


14. Cough – Still They Pray

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album review


13. Inter Arma – Paradise Gallows

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album review


12. Sarabante – Poisonous Legacy

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album review


11. Kvelertak – Nattesferd

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album review


10. Plebeian Grandstand – False Highs, True Lows

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album review


9. Ancst – Moloch

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album review


8. Oranssi Pazuzu – Värähtelijä

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album review


7. Nonsun – Black Snow Desert

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album review


6. The Body – No One Deserves Happiness

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album review


5. Oathbreaker – Rheia

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album review


4. Phantom Winter – Sundown Pleasures

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album review


3. Cult of Luna + Julie Christmas – Mariner

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album review


2. Neurosis – Fires Within Fires

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album review


1. Morrow – Covenant of Teeth

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album review

Between Worlds

One of this year’s summer vacation destination was Crete, where i visited Irakleio & Ierapetra. In order to imbue this trip with a more adventurous & colorful essence, i equipped myself with my three cameras, a Panasonic Lumix FT-30 for underwater photography, my typical Sony DSC RX-100 & the recently acquired beast, Canon 7D Mark II. A Canon 50mm f1.8 STM lens was accompanying my 7D Mark II. I got the Lumix just before summer, after realizing that underwater photography could be potentially a new challenge. I’ve never captured something underwater & after checking amazon etc for acquiring an underwater case for 7D Mark II, i realized that the case was more expensive than the camera itself (?!?!). So, i thought “Yes, let’s give it a try!”. And as you will see for yourself, from the photos that follow, yes, underwater photography is a completely different experience! That is due to the rich underwater landscapes,  life & of course the mysterious games of the photons that occur under the surface of the sea.  It is obvious that some images had some features adjusted in order to be the way they are depicted. For the post-processing step, i used Adobe’s Lightroom.

I. Underwater Compact Digital Camera: Lumix FT-30

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Is this on Earth?

 

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A school of fish

 

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German fish

 

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Tonguefish

 

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Camouflaged ninja fish

 

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The Bridge

 

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Waves

 

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Starfish

 

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Has potential to be Isis (the band)’s new album cover (if they ever re-unite)

 

 

II. Compact Digital Camera: Sony DSC RX-100

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Has potential to be Darkthrone’s new album cover

 

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A huge palm tree in Irakleio, in the square near Astoria

 

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The Travelling Lady

 

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Full moon in Ierapetra

 

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The Sea King rises

 

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Ceder tree

 

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How many black metal logos can fit in one image?

 

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Shells

 

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A building in Irakleio

 

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III. DSLR: Canon 7D Mark II & Canon 50mm f1.8 STM

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Shells

 

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The Sunset

 

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Freeze!

 

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Stability & open aperture for more than 1 second

 

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They look like they are dancing, aren’t they?

 

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The Mist

 

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WC

 

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The ferry is way far

 

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Rocks made of fossils & shells

 

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You don’t need more when you are there

 

 

Links

Full albums in Kazeone’s Flickr

 

Music

Isis – Oceanic

Morrow – Covenant of Teeth

Ufomammut – Oro