Gatecreeper - Sonoran Deprivation
The fucking riffs on the track Flamethrower alone make this a must have record for any death metal fan. I have ruined my neck to this whole album though this week. Had it on everywhere, in the office, whilst cooking, cleaning and driving. Don’t know how I missed this when it came out but watching a review of their latest made me go back and pick it up. Superb stuff.
Memoriam - Requiem for Mankind
I can’t get the track The Veteran out of my head. It has a riff in there that hooks in my head better than Hooky McHooks Greatest Hooks compilation. Again, the whole album is top drawer though and testimony to this is it being back in my top 3 so soon after the last time.
Borknagar - The Olden Domain
Seen lots of references to this band on the forum this week which expedited them up my to do list somewhat. This is a tough listen as the vocals switch between clean and then more authentic BM. The music is superb and just as varied. It feels like a record that needs time and the rewards just come with repeated listens, so it is likely this will be on rotation for a number of weeks.