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* Alestorm? Battlelore? Why don’t I just join a LARP and get it over with?
* Before Hammers of Misfortune, there was John Cobbett’s equally epic Unholy Cadaver, and now there’s a definitive release.
* More flutes and organ in metal, please. Or at least more Blood Ceremony albums.
* Plus music from Witch Mountain, Circle Takes the Square, Obscura and more. See full playlist below.
ALESTORM “Shipwrecked,” Back Through Time [Napalm]
WIZARD RIFLE “Leathery Gentlemen,” Speak Loud Say Nothing [self-released]
WITCH MOUNTAIN “Wing of the Lord,” South of Salem [Mountastic]
NETHER REGIONS “Spanish Werewolves,” Into the Breach [self-released]
SEABROOK POWER PLANT “I’m Too Good for You,” II [Loyal Label]
PSUDOKU “worMHOLz,” Space Grind [self-released]
INDIAN “Guiltless,” Guiltless [Relapse]
CIRCLE TAKES THE SQUARE “Kill the Switch,” As the Roots Undo [Robotic Empire]
BATTLELORE “Olden Gods,” Doombound [Napalm]
UNHOLY CADAVER “On this Final Night,” Unholy Cadaver [Shadow Kingdom]
OBSCURA “Prismal Dawn,” Omnivium [Relapse]
MÖRK GRYNING “Journey,” Tusen Ar Har Gatt [No Fashion]
UNANIMATED “Ruins,” Ancient God of Evil [No Fashion]
BLOOD CEREMONY “Daughter of the Sun,” Living with the Ancients [Rise Above]
METALLICA “The Four Horsemen,” Kill ‘Em All [Elektra]
STARS OF THE LID, And Their Refinement of the Decline [Kranky]
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