In April we announced our partnership with f.y.e for the Decibel Meter, a monthly collection of titles featured both online and in store to up the decibels on your metal collection. This month’s picks are for our Koloss-al Meshuggah issue, to violently awaken any headbanger from his/her sleep (of unreason, as clearly no one should be dozing off when it’s time to listen to metal). Said list, pertaining to the November 2016 issue with Meshuggah on the cover, can be found here.
The Violent Sleep of Reason, the ninth full-length by the Swedish mathematicians, would serve as suitably violent shock to get any slumbering metalhead out of boring reverie. Follow with The Locust’s bizarre Plague Soundscapes to add confusion as to the state of waking or dreaming, further the fright with Ghoul’s nightmarishly fun Dungeon Bastards, and introduce a baffling phantasm with Brain Tentacles self-titled debut of jazz/metal/noise. The latest from top-tier heavy-hitters like Inquisition, Brujeria, Oathbreaker and Trap Them will allow no respite, leading only to lasting Insomnium (with their latest Winter’s Gate). Allow no light with Winterfylleth’s darkness-entrenching atmospheric black metal on The Dark Hereafter, and make sure Light Falls forever with the drone-driven Wrekmeister Harmonies. Maybe some daydreaming (of exclusive vinyl) would be allowed with colored versions of Lamb of God’s VII: Sturm Und Drang, Death Angel’s The Evil Divide, and Obscura’s Akróasis.
Hence, for any headbanger on a mission to make sure he/she never sleeps again (at least until the big sleep, forecasted on Asphyx's Incoming Death), head straight to the nearest f.y.e location to grab these titles in person, or over to the Decibel Meter page at f.y.e.'s website, to stockpile immediately.