Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 26/11/21

Album of the Week – 26/11/21

It’s the end of the year, Adele has released her latest effort and really, from here on out you can expect it to be a bit quiet for new albums!

There are a few nuggets to sit up and take notice of though, including A Place To Bury Strangers (Hologram: Destroyed & Disassembled) and Manchester post-punk band IST IST (The Art of Lying). There are a couple of live albums with the most unusual couple of Helmet (Live and Rare) and Rufus Wainwright (Rufus Wainwright and Amsterdam Sinfonietta Live). Bryce Dessner and Aaron Dessner (of The National) never seem to rest particularly long, and they’re back with a soundtrack to a new film (Cyrano – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).

Richard Dawson has been getting rave reviews for his live performances for many years, but it’s possible the first time he’s featured on this site? This album sees him working with ‘pioneers of The New Wave of Finnish Heavy Metal’ that could only be Circle. It’s a lot of fun, and you can check it out below.

Album of the Week – Richard Dawson & Circle – Henki

Henki is the epic joint record from Richard Dawson, the diminutive Geordie troubadour, and Circle, the genre-straddling pioneers of The New Wave Of Finnish Heavy Metal. Unlike any metal album you have heard before, Henki’s seven tracks deal with special plants throughout history, making it the greatest flora-themed hypno-folk-metal record you’ll hear this year.

Albums of Note: 

—  IST IST – The Art of Lying

A Place To Bury Strangers – Hologram: Destroyed & Disassembled

— Bryce Dessner and Aaron Dessner (of The National) – Cyrano (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

— Helmet – Live and Rare

— Rufus Wainwright – Rufus Wainwright and Amsterdam Sinfonietta Live

— Soda Blonde – I Still Have Feelings For You EP

November 26th:

— A Place To Bury Strangers – Hologram: Destroyed & Disassembled

— Aerosmith – Aerosmith – 1971: The Road Stars Hear

— Alera – Beware the Snake EP

— All Are to Return – All Are to Return II

— Anarcheon – Scary Tale EP

— ARCHGOAT – Worship the Eternal Darkness

— ASIA – The Official Live Bootlegs Volume 1

— Bitumen – Cleareye Shining

— Black Label Society – Doom Crew Inc.

— Blind Summit – Hell and Heresy EP

— Blodtår – Blodtår

— Bright World – Cloud Parade

— Bryce Dessner and Aaron Dessner (of The National) – Cyrano (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

— Bryson Tiller – A Very Different Christmas

— ChillinIt – Family Ties

— Chris Kelly – Your Day Begins Again

— Coilguns – Shunners/Burrows

— Color Dolor – Blurry Things

— Cousin Kula – Double Dinners

— CYNIC – Ascension Codes

— Daedelus and Joshua Idehen – Holy Water Over Sons

— Dan Sartain – Arise, Dan Sartain, Arise

— David Bowie – Brilliant Adventure (1992 – 2001)

— Deep Purple – Turning to Crime

— Deine Lakaien – Dual +

— DISHELL – Teutonic Beat

— DJ CAM & Frédéric Beneix – Wine4Melomanes

— DJ Neptune – Greatness 2.0

— Drop on Glass – Light as a Feather

— Emét – Carlin’s Farm

— Eternal Evil – The Warriors Awakening Brings The Unholy Slaughter

— Eternity’s End – Embers of War

— Fawns of Love – Innocence of Protection

— Fortress – Don’t Spare The Wicked

— G. Love – Coming Back Home For Christmas!

— Gerry Mulligan – Night Lights (Vinyl Reissue)

— Godhead Machinery – Monotheistic Enslavement

— Hasse Fröberg & Musical Companion – We Are the Truth

— Helmet – Live and Rare

— High Fighter – High Fighter Live at WDR Rockpalast

— Hugh Reid and The Velvet Underpants – I’d Rather Have A Bottle In Front Of Me Than A Full Frontal Lobotomy

— i Helvete – Sinisten Puiden Nitty

— Imminence – Heaven In Hiding

— Imperial Triumphant – An Evening With Imperial Triumphant

— In Mourning – The Bleeding Veil

— JASSS – A World of Service

— Joey Landreth – All That You Dream

— Jonas Lindberg – Miles From Nowhere

— Joseph Izaeya – Harder Truths EP

— Julie Doiron – I Thought Of You

— The KCBCs – Color Box

— Kid Bookie – Cheaper Than Therapy

— killthelogo – Reset

— Kobi Onyame – Don’t Drink the Poison

— The KVB – Unity

— Lil Yee – Unbreakable

— Lindy-Fay Hella & Dei Farne – Hildring

— Lock Up – The Dregs Of Hades

— Mach-Hommy – Notorious Dump Legend

— The Mars Volta – Noctourniquet (Vinyl Reissue)

— Negurā Bunget – Zău

— Nell and The Flaming Lips – Where the Viaduct Looms

— Nic Chester – The Skipping Girl – The Soundtrack

— Nina June – Meet Me on the Edge of Our Ruin EP

— NOËP – No Man Is An Island

— The Ocean – Phanerozoic Live

— Omar Khorshid – Giant + Guitar (Vinyl Reissue)

— Opera Diabolicus – Death on a Pale Horse

— Oscar Peterson Quartet – A Time For Love: The Oscar Peterson Quartet – Live in Helsinki, 1987

— Paisley Parc – Long Time Coming EP

— Pave the Jungle – Waiting for Nothing EP

— Popol Vuh – Vol. 2 – Acoustic & Ambient Spheres

— Prehistoric Pigs – The Fourth Moon

— Proscriptor McGovern’s Apsû – Proscriptor McGovern’s Apsû

— R.A.P. Ferreira – The Light-Emitting Diamond Cutter Scriptures

— Remedy – Remedy Meets Wu-Tang

— Repentance – Volume 1 – Reborn EP

— Resolve – Between Me and the Machines

— Richard Dawson & Circle – Henki

— RIKI – Gold

— Rhapsody Of Fire – Glory For Salvation

— Robert Görl and DAF – Nur noch Einer

— Rufus Wainwright – Rufus Wainwright and Amsterdam Sinfonietta Live

— Ryan Hamilton – 1221

— Scalping – Flood Remixed EP

— Scars of Solitude – If These Walls Could Talk EP

— Serpent Cobra – Helter Skelter EP

— Servant – Blessed By The Light Of A Thousand Stars

— Shida Shahabi – Alvaret (Original Soundtrack) EP

— SHUN – Songs from the Centrifuge

— Sigur Rós – Með suð i eyrum við spilum endalaust (Vinyl Reissue)

— Slace – SSD EP

— Smith / Kotzen (Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen) – Better Days EP

— Soda Blonde – I Still Have Feelings For You EP

— Stellar Void – Chrysalis EP

— Sun O))) – Metta, Benevolence BBC6 Live: on the invitation of Mary Anne Hobbs

— TDW – Fountains

— TEETH – Finite

— Thanatos – Covered Country

— Thundercat – The Golden Age of Apocalypse (Vinyl Reissue)

— Two Headed Emperor – Deracination

— µ-Ziq & Mrs Jynx – Secret Garden

— Vardis – Guaranteed No Overdubs: 100 MPH @ 100 Club

— Various Artists – Licorice Pizza (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

— Victory – Gods of Tomorrow

— Wars – A Hundred Shivers

— When The Deadbolt Breaks – As Hope Valley Burns

— zebrahead – III EP

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