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Music for Mondays 29

Also heard this week:

Anguish - Magna Est Vis Siugnah
Bear Mace - Charred Fields of Slaughter
Chevelle - This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)
Cursed Mantis - Cursed Mantis
Danzig - Danzig II: Lucifuge
Deep Purple - Purpendicular
The Dukes of Stratosphear - Psurroundabout Ride
Elbow - Giants of All Sizes
Gojira - Terra Incognita
Hanging Fortress - Darkness Devours
Incantation - Onward to Golgotha
Labyrinth - Architecture of a God
Manowar - Fighting the World
Mongrel’s Cross - Psalter of the Royal Dragon Court
My Dying Bride - As the Flower Withers
Mystik - Mystik
Nails - Obscene Humanity
Night Ranger - Don’t Let Up
Professor Black - LVPVS
The Protomen - The Protomen (Act I)
Publicist UK - Forgive Yourself
Royal Hunt - The Mission
Sepultura - Arise
Sevendust - Blood & Stone
Skyclad - Forward into the Past
Spell - Opulent Decay
Stygian Crown - Stygian Crown
Today Is the Day - Animal Mother
War on Women - Wonderful Hell

Backlog: 629 albums | 7,845 songs | 27:12:39:50 running time

Trying a more comprehensive backlog listing to properly sound the depths of the massive musical hole I have dug for myself.

Again, as noted, I had a bunch of orders and things which were arriving and they're almost all arrived.

Rough listening plan for this week: to knock down another giant box set and, perhaps, to cross off at least one album from every letter remaining in the backlog.

Things should go down from here fairly quickly, but I guess we'll find out next week, won't we.

Wild Card of the Week: Cursed Mantis. The band self-describes as "synthgrind" which in this case does basically mean it's shards of death metal and grindcore colliding with brief bursts of synthwave while a beauty-and-the-beast vocal team alternately trills operatically about alien mantises roaming the galaxy in search of cheese and barks out random gurgling thoughts about the mantises. No idea where I read about this band, but it's definitely the sort of singular Dadaism I'm always down to make room for in my musical diet.

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