Sunday Sesh: Seasons In The Abyss (Spring)

Shit! Is that the time already?

Ok, so now that the season is nearly over has well and truly begun, the time has arrived for us to continue your number 1 all-time favourite seasonally-based quarterly series that occurs exclusively on Sundays.

So it has come to pass that Winter has wuntered and soon Summer will simmer, but for now you must deal with the Spring that has sprung. Whatever the fuck that is supposed to mean. Sometime last year I posited the notion that the seasons have an effect on my listening habits. This elicited a torrent of responses from you all. Some of you even agreed with me! Today we’re covering Spring.

The sun reaches higher in the sky. The birds chirp. The snow (I’m led to believe that’s an actual thing that can happen…but I have my doubts) you spent all winter perilously salting like an errant slug thaws and follows its gentle course back downstream toward the ocean, swelling the rivers with hypersaline water until they become so turgid with inorganic material they make even the most negligent of plastic surgeons cringe. People pretend to clean stuff. The time to covertly remove the Winter’s cadaver collection from your chest freezer has arrived, disguising their pungent smell under the stench of your neighbour’s ceaseless Springtime application of livestock faeces to ensure his lawn remains a “luscious green.”

For me, as things start to warm up, black metal takes a back seat and the dependable beatings of ye olde faithful death metal start to become welcome once again. As everything is upside-down here, the month I was born in (September) is in Spring and I have a strong affinity for the season. Which is kinda stupid really. All it means is that my parents fucked around new years. Still, I really enjoy that time of year. Spring here tends to be a great time to get outside and get stuff done before the relentless oppression of Summer hits and the very ground beneath your feet turns into a seething blister of scorched Earth. For most of you in the North, I’m sure it’s the other way around and a great number of you yearn to emerge from the thermal cocoon of yet another cruel Winter and venture outside into the somewhat average great outdoors.

So, tell us, what do you enjoy listening to during Spring? Any tried and true favourites? Perfect OSDM time? The combined bleating of several newborn calves? Bambi soundtrack on repeat?

And yes, Stan is away currently, so I’ll add his obligatory response here – “Black Fucking Metal.”


Previous Seasons In The Abyss:

Autumn

Winter


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Published on: May 8, 2016

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  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    CLUTCH! CLUTCH!CLUTCH!CLUTCH! CLUTCH! CLUTCH! CLUTCH! CLUTCH! CLUTCH! CLUTCH! CLUTCH! CLUTCH! CLUTCH! CLUTCH! CLUTCH! CLUTCH! CLUTCH! CLUTCH! CLUTCH! CLUTCH! CLUTCH! CLUTCH! CLUTCH! CLUTCH! CLUTCH! CLUTCH! And Fu Manchu, lots of Fu Manchu for the spring time. But right now I’m on a dungeon synth kick.

    • what dungeon synth you getting into?

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        Sequestered Keep, Summoning(not quite just dungeon synth, but fits), Arath, Swords of Numenor, Balrog and few more on bandcamp.

        • and of course Mortiis’ first couple records are fairly gold standard dungeon synth

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Yes, I forgot to mention Mortiis as well. Listened to them just last night in fact.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            As his side project, Vond.

        • tertius_decimus

          Summoning is all-season runner. In springtime Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame goes well.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            I will not argue that sir!

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        Any suggestions for me?

  • black fucking metal

    • Maik Beninton™

      Trees’n shit all seasons.

  • Dave Vincent’s Perm
  • Dave Vincent’s Perm

    You should all check out me and my friend’s historical themed death metal shit when it eventually gets put out.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Let us know when it does!

      • Dave Vincent’s Perm

        I’ve just been recording riffs into my phone so I don’t have to write them down. come up with two song skeletons and at least one of them has lyrics.

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          Siqqqqqqqq

  • CyberneticOrganism

    With the amount of shit happening this Spring I’ve found myself sinking back into the Cryo Chamber catalogue to numb my mind of to-dos & tasks by blasting it with imposing atmospheric noise.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL3osHj-Myc

  • Dave Vincent’s Perm
  • Dave Vincent’s Perm

    On an unrelated note, I saw tyree’s comment lamenting the drugs sex and rock n roll lifestyle, but how else are sweaty, skinny socially awkward guys with long hair and £300 jacksons supposed to get laid?

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Haha!
      when was this comment?

      • Dave Vincent’s Perm

        On the Hatchet interview.

    • I have nothing against it. I used to do it for 6 years straight. It just caught up with me is all..

      • Dave Vincent’s Perm

        On another unrelated note, how’s the vest coming along, I’ve been thinking about doing a battle jacket with leather sleeves.

        • i am still considering beginning my own as well

        • It’s on hold as of now, I’m still waiting on the goddamn patches to arrive. Hopefully tomorrow they get here so I can get everything sewn on Then I can start spiking the jacket again. Here’s an updated pic with some spikes.

          • Ooops, forgot attachment.
            http://i.imgur.com/zU5AtNZ.jpg

          • Dave Vincent’s Perm

            Damn, that looks sick.

          • Dave Vincent’s Perm

            Been looking at getting one of those spiked straps from Metal Devastation. Impractical, but fucking awesome.

          • brokensnow

            I had a Mayhem Fest banner as a cape once.

  • Super Nintendo Chalmers

    I listen to this album a lot more in the spring. Going to lose kvlt points, but whatever, KEGSTAND BROS!

    https://youtu.be/f2S8kswtoOc

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Uhhh, Municipal Waste is bad ass. No loss of points in my book.

    • Elegant Gazing Globe

      High five broski

    • Óðinn

      I fucking love that album.

  • EsusMoose

    Prog stuff, some punk, brighter, more energetic stuff has been heavily played. This album has definitely become my favorite of 2014 and has fit the spring well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q6dQW-HHjo

    • Lacertilian

      I’ve never checked this band.
      Their name makes me think of indie radio rock or something.

      • EsusMoose

        Their debut was prog rock in the vein of late 00’s early 10’s new prog like stuff, this one is a mix of stuff but definitely a fun listen

      • Ted Nü-Djent ™

        They’re not bad, I listened to them once before off a rec from the moose but I never really felt like going back. They’re Australian too if memory serves

        • Lacertilian

          Architecture In Helsinki
          Closure In Moscow
          Jeez, I dunno anymore..

          • Ted Nü-Djent ™

            It’s a brand new world we’re living in

          • Malandros In Caracas.

    • tertius_decimus

      Kinda like that early 70-vibe. Sweet.

  • What you said Stan said.

  • brokensnow
  • ME GORAK B.C.™
  • Möthër Shäbübü

    Spring has yet to befall my miserable place of dwelling. It’s fucking May and I still need long pants and a jacket. It was warmer in March.

    • Elegant Gazing Globe

      Lies

    • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

      Sounds like Chicago.

  • tertius_decimus

    Spring is at full throttle in Ukraine. Today.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Beautiful!

    • Óðinn

      On an unrelated note, I heard that somebody has been chopping down the forests around Chernobyl.

      • tertius_decimus

        Someone is chopping metal scrap all the time there since the date of the catastrophe, so, that’s not even news.

        • Óðinn

          I guess if there’s money to be made, somebody will do it, even in spite of the dangers.

  • In all seriousness Spring/Summer puts me in the mood for some very un-black sugary overproduced rock. Such as:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YmGgdI1DrY

    • JWEG

      I will probably start digging deep into my Canadian 90’s alternative rock collection in late Spring. I do every year, and not just because I spend most of June planning the perfect not-just-metal Canada Day playlist.

      • Any Matthew Good in that collection?

        • JWEG

          Everything MGB including the EPs (even the super rare one).

          All solo stuff up to the last album, which I forgot to buy (having borrowed instead).

    • brokensnow

      Far is fantastic. Tin cans and strings to you is a must have for Fans of Hum or Deftones.

      • Tin Cans is indeed their finest hour. This album is half garbage, but it still scratches a necessary itch.

  • JWEG

    Still thinking about this question in relation to my usual listening, but I just wanted to mention I was just followed on Twitter by this “latin punk” band (from Vancouver). It’s kind of lolbuttz, but I dig its strong points anyway:

    https://caracas.bandcamp.com/

    It has more of a summertime vibe, for sure. But considering that the weather this month in Victoria feels like late Summer despite barely being mid-Spring I think an exception should be made.

  • Sir Tapir The Based

    I like to listen to recordings of me screaming in agony as pollen destroys me.

  • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

    I forget who recommended these guys to me on here (most likely Randall), but kudos whoever you are! Epic as balls power/death metal. Riffs start at……… oh, fuck it, you could swing a fruit fly’s dick over your head and still hit a riff with this one.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnC-NkKSjU8

  • Max

    I”m usually too busy noticing that the chicks are more scantily-dressed for the first time since last summer.

    • more beer

      Same here.

      • im just surprised i dont crash my car every day

        • more beer

          No shit!

        • Take that problem and compound it by driving a Semi all day…

          • i drive in the order of ~60k miles a year in the mountains (roads too dangerous for your semi)

          • I’m not trying to start a pissing contest, I’m just saying trying to ogle scantily-clad women while hauling 37 ft. of truck behind you is . . . precarious.

          • im sure what you lack in arms you make up for in penis size, or whatever.

            i was just saying i understood. i respect anyone who drives for a living. the hash gummies got me all laid back. dreading work tmrw

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            I’ve never driven in my life. :-p

          • Ted Nü-Djent ™

            Driving a semi with a semi

          • Óðinn

            It helps to steer if you want multi-task or have a snack.

    • Óðinn

      That’s a special time of year, Max.

      • Max

        It is. Especially when you work on a university campus a few blocks away from a CBD shopping precinct, as I do.

  • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls
  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    The rain went away and the sun came out

  • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls
    • tertius_decimus

      Human centipede?

  • Hans Müller

    The new Sun Worship of course. Duh.
    https://sunworship.bandcamp.com/album/pale-dawn

    And I followed that up with Rotting Sky this morning and found neither to be at odds with the lovely weather.
    Thrash and Grind seem to be extra fun this time of year though. Especially stuff like Population Reduction, Siberian Meat Grinder, and Rehashed:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy9HJ5XeW9U