#139 – Charged – 23.02.24

1. The Bastard Noise – A Culture of Monsters (2010) – A Silent Night in the Horrible Garden – [sonaar_ts post_id="6128" time="00:00"]00:00[/sonaar_ts]

2. meth. – Shame (2024) – Compulsion – [sonaar_ts post_id="6128" time="00:36"]00:36[/sonaar_ts]

3. Full of Hell & Nothing – When No Birds Sang (2023) – Rose Tinted World – [sonaar_ts post_id="6128" time="05:16"]05:16[/sonaar_ts]

4. Conjurer – Mire (2018) – Retch – [sonaar_ts post_id="6128" time="13:19"]13:19[/sonaar_ts]

5. Downfall of Gaia – Silhouettes of Disgust (2023) – The Whir of Flies – [sonaar_ts post_id="6128" time="16:29"]16:29[/sonaar_ts]

6. The Body – Master, We Perish (2013) – The Blessed Lay Down and Writhe in Agony – [sonaar_ts post_id="6128" time="21:54"]21:54[/sonaar_ts]

7. Fawn Limbs – Sleeper Vessels (2020) – Metrae – [sonaar_ts post_id="6128" time="27:23"]27:23[/sonaar_ts]

8. Portrayal of Guilt – Devil Music (2023) – Burning Hand – [sonaar_ts post_id="6128" time="29:32"]29:32[/sonaar_ts]

9. Defacement – Defacement (2021) – Limbo I – [sonaar_ts post_id="6128" time="31:38"]31:38[/sonaar_ts]

10. Sumac – The Deal (2015) – Blight’s End Angel – [sonaar_ts post_id="6128" time="33:34"]33:34[/sonaar_ts]

11. Thrones – Day Late Dollar Short (2005) – The Suckling – [sonaar_ts post_id="6128" time="43:33"]43:33[/sonaar_ts]

12. Bismuth – Unavailing (2015) – Of The Weak Willed – [sonaar_ts post_id="6128" time="46:49"]46:49[/sonaar_ts]

Mix Cover: Fawn Limbs – Sleeper Vessels (2020) released on Dark Trail Records.

#96 – Charged – 15.06.23

1. Keiji Haino & Sumac – Into this Juvenile Apocalypse Our Golden Blood… (2022) – Into this Juvenile Apocalypse… [sonaar_ts post_id="4132" time="00:00"]00:00[/sonaar_ts]

2. Hell – Hell (2017) – Seelenos – [sonaar_ts post_id="4132" time="09:00"]09:00[/sonaar_ts]

3. Obake – Obake (2011) – Ponerology – [sonaar_ts post_id="4132" time="13:08"]13:08[/sonaar_ts]

4. Chaos Echoes & Mats Gustafsson – Sustain (2018) – Spellbound – [sonaar_ts post_id="4132" time="16:55"]16:55[/sonaar_ts]

5. Locrian – The Crystal World (2010) – At Night’s End – [sonaar_ts post_id="4132" time="29:40"]29:40[/sonaar_ts]

6. Aidan Baker & Tim Hecker – Fantasma-Parastasie (2008) – Skeleton Dane – [sonaar_ts post_id="4132" time="33:52"]33:52[/sonaar_ts]

7. Nadja – Radiance of Shadows (2007) – I Have Tasted… – [sonaar_ts post_id="4132" time="36:45"]36:45[/sonaar_ts]

8. The Body – All the Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood (2010) – A Body – [sonaar_ts post_id="4132" time="55:00"]55:00[/sonaar_ts]

Mix Cover: Artwork for Chaos Echoes & Mats Gustafsson’s album ‘Sustain’ released in April 2018 by Utech Records.

#85 – Charged – 20.02.23

1. Red Harvest – A Greater Darkness (2007) – Hole in Me – [sonaar_ts post_id="3182" time="00:00"]00:00[/sonaar_ts]

2. Virus – The Black Flux (2008) – Lost Peacock – [sonaar_ts post_id="3182" time="06:18"]06:18[/sonaar_ts]

3. Terra Tenebrosa – The Tunnels (2011) – Through the Eyes of the Maninkari – [sonaar_ts post_id="3182" time="11:55"]11:55[/sonaar_ts]

4. Celeste – Infidèle(s) (2017) – (I) – [sonaar_ts post_id="3182" time="17:25"]17:25[/sonaar_ts]

5. Bong-Ra – Meditations (2022) – Wisdom – [sonaar_ts post_id="3182" time="23:35"]23:35[/sonaar_ts]

6. Waste of Space Orchestra – Syntheosis (2019) – The Shamanic Vision – [sonaar_ts post_id="3182" time="32:03"]32:03[/sonaar_ts]

7. Katatonia – The Great Cold Distance (2006) – Soil’s Song – [sonaar_ts post_id="3182" time="36:30"]36:30[/sonaar_ts]

8. Opeth – Blackwater Park (2001) – The Drapery Falls – [sonaar_ts post_id="3182" time="40:40"]40:40[/sonaar_ts]

9. Giant – Song (2006) – The Red Opus – [sonaar_ts post_id="3182" time="51:55"]51:55[/sonaar_ts]

Mix Cover: Artwork for Bong-Ra’s ‘Meditations’ released in August 2022.

#82 – Charged – 10.01.23

1. Tongues – Formløse Stjerner (2023) – Elder Fire – [sonaar_ts post_id="3930" time="00:00"]00:00[/sonaar_ts]

2. Uranium – An Exacting Punishment (2023) – Trinity – [sonaar_ts post_id="3930" time="07:33"]07:33[/sonaar_ts]

3. Indian – Guiltless (2011) – Banality – [sonaar_ts post_id="3930" time="13:39"]13:39[/sonaar_ts]

4. Downfall Of Gaia – Silhouettes of Disgust (2023) – The Whir of Flies – [sonaar_ts post_id="3930" time="22:48"]22:48[/sonaar_ts]

5. Light Bearer – Lapsus (2011) – Beyond The Infinite – [sonaar_ts post_id="3930" time="28:17"]28:17[/sonaar_ts]

6. Ggu:ll – Ex Est (2022) – Enkel Achterland – [sonaar_ts post_id="3930" time="31:50"]31:50[/sonaar_ts]

7. Aseethe – Throes (2019) – Throes – [sonaar_ts post_id="3930" time="38:56"]38:56[/sonaar_ts]

8. Gaza – No Absolutes in Human Suffering (2012) – Routine and then Death – [sonaar_ts post_id="3930" time="48:19"]48:19[/sonaar_ts]

9. Bastard Noise – Skulldozer (2011) – Skulldozer – [sonaar_ts post_id="3930" time="54:05"]54:05[/sonaar_ts]

Mix Cover: Artwork for Aseethe’s album ‘Throes’ released in May 2019 by Thrill Jockey.

#75 – Charged – 25.09.22

1. NYOS – Nature (2016) – Kestrel – [sonaar_ts post_id="3158" time="00:00"]00:00[/sonaar_ts]

2. Capricorns – River, Bear Your Bones (2008) – November Suicides – [sonaar_ts post_id="3158" time="04:38"]04:38[/sonaar_ts]

3. Jerome’s Dream – LP (2019) – Half-in a Bantam Canopy – [sonaar_ts post_id="3158" time="10:14"]10:14[/sonaar_ts]

4. Tunic – Quitter (2021) – Apprehension – [sonaar_ts post_id="3158" time="15:05"]15:05[/sonaar_ts]

5. Wildildlife – Six (2007) – Feed – [sonaar_ts post_id="3158" time="17:05"]17:05[/sonaar_ts]

6. Qui – Love’s Miracle (2007) – Belt – [sonaar_ts post_id="3158" time="24:08"]24:08[/sonaar_ts]

7. Harvey Milk – Harvey Milk (2009) – Merlin is Magic – [sonaar_ts post_id="3158" time="28:53"]28:53[/sonaar_ts]

8. Brothers of the Sonic Cloth – S/T (2015) – Lava – [sonaar_ts post_id="3158" time="31:48"]31:48[/sonaar_ts]

9. Årabrot – Solar Anus (2011) – Valkyrie – [sonaar_ts post_id="3158" time="34:40"]34:40[/sonaar_ts]

10. Ultraphallus – Sowberry Hagan (2011) – Indians Love Rain – [sonaar_ts post_id="3158" time="39:20"]39:20[/sonaar_ts]

11. Old Man Gloom – Seminar IX: Darkness of Being (2020) – Procession of Wounded – [sonaar_ts post_id="3158" time="46:00"]46:00[/sonaar_ts]

12. Real Reggae – Rigg (2016) – 全ては此処に – [sonaar_ts post_id="3158" time="50:04"]50:04[/sonaar_ts]

13. Part Chimp – I Am Come (2005) – 30,00000000000000 People – [sonaar_ts post_id="3158" time="52:15"]52:15[/sonaar_ts]

14. Bruxa Maria – Human Condition (2016) – Drunken Arab – [sonaar_ts post_id="3158" time="58:20"]58:20[/sonaar_ts]

Mix Cover: Cover photography by Esa Ylijaasko for NYOS’ Nature lp released in September 2016. Also main image by Esa from the same series ‘Frozen Warriors’.

#69 – Charged – 10.08.22

1. Minus – Jesus Christ Bobby (2001) – Liquid Courage – [sonaar_ts post_id="3835" time="00:00"]00:00[/sonaar_ts]

2. The Bastard Noise – A Culture of Monsters (2010) – Lumberton – [sonaar_ts post_id="3835" time="03:50"]03:50[/sonaar_ts]

3. Chat Pile – Slaughterhouse (2022) – Slaughterhouse – [sonaar_ts post_id="3835" time="08:44"]08:44[/sonaar_ts]

4. Today is The Day – Temple of The Morning Star (1997) – Hermaphrodite – [sonaar_ts post_id="3835" time="12:56"]12:56[/sonaar_ts]

5. Ministry – Filth Pig (1996) – Filth Pig – [sonaar_ts post_id="3835" time="21:06"]21:06[/sonaar_ts]

6. Glice – Cielo (2017) – Jackdaw – [sonaar_ts post_id="3835" time="27:27"]27:27[/sonaar_ts]

7. Zeni Geva – Freedom Bondage (1995) – Shi No Umi – [sonaar_ts post_id="3835" time="36:47"]36:47[/sonaar_ts]

8. The Canyon Observer – Figura (2023) – Kri – [sonaar_ts post_id="3835" time="40:52"]40:52[/sonaar_ts]

9. The Body – I’ve Seen All I need To See (2021) – The Handle/The Blade – [sonaar_ts post_id="3835" time="48:40"]48:40[/sonaar_ts]

10. Wreck And Reference – No Youth (2012) – Nausea – [sonaar_ts post_id="3835" time="52:07"]52:07[/sonaar_ts]

11. Obake – Obake (2011) – Grandmother Spider – [sonaar_ts post_id="3835" time="55:00"]55:00[/sonaar_ts]

Cover: Alternative cover for Ministry’s album ‘Filth Pig’ released in 1996 by Warner. It fits the bill.

#52 – Charged – 28.03.22

1. Palehorse – Looking Wet in Public (2016) – The Shower – [sonaar_ts post_id="3793" time="00:00"]00:00[/sonaar_ts]

2. Kowloon Walled City – Gievances (2015) – Grievances – [sonaar_ts post_id="3793" time="08:06"]08:06[/sonaar_ts]

3. Abraham – Débris de Mondes Perdus (2022) – Maudissements – [sonaar_ts post_id="3793" time="14:43"]14:43[/sonaar_ts]

4. A Storm Of Light – Forgive Us For Our Trespasses (2009) – Amber Waves of Grey – [sonaar_ts post_id="3793" time="19:54"]19:54[/sonaar_ts]

5. Old Man Gloom – Seminar II: The Holy Rites of Primitivism Regressionism (2001) – Hot Salvation – [sonaar_ts post_id="3793" time="27:32"]27:32[/sonaar_ts]

6. Tombs – Winter Hours (2009) – Gossamer – [sonaar_ts post_id="3793" time="30:38"]30:38[/sonaar_ts]

7. Valborg – Endstrand (2017) – Orbitalwaffe – [sonaar_ts post_id="3793" time="35:30"]35:30[/sonaar_ts]

8. Russian Circles – Gnosis (2022) – Vlastimil – [sonaar_ts post_id="3793" time="39:29"]39:29[/sonaar_ts]

9. Adai – Felo De Se (2010) – Ammunition – [sonaar_ts post_id="3793" time="45:50"]45:50[/sonaar_ts]

10. Oranssi Pazuzu – Kosmonument (2011) – Andromeda – [sonaar_ts post_id="3793" time="49:31"]49:31[/sonaar_ts]

11. Pelican – Australasia (2003) – Australasia – [sonaar_ts post_id="3793" time="58:20"]58:20[/sonaar_ts]

Mix Cover: Artwork for the debut studio album by American post-metal band Pelican, Australasia, released nearly 20 years ago on November 4, 2003 on Hydra Head Records.

When Capricorns folded, I placed my hopes in fellow countryman Latitudes, who put out a very promising debut in 2009 but their sound became too progressive and that just didn’t work for me. Enter Palehorse the flag bearers for inventive (2 basses), modern noise tainted post-metal with their blend of Isis meets Old man Gloom (!). it didn’t last and that is a shame because post-metal needs a fair share of interesting bands.

#48 – Charged – 25.02.22

1. Portrayal Of Guilt – We Are Always Alone (2021) – Garden of Despair – [sonaar_ts post_id="3425" time="00:00"]00:00[/sonaar_ts]

2. Indian – From All Purity (2013) – The Impetus Bleeds – [sonaar_ts post_id="3425" time="03:55"]03:55[/sonaar_ts]

3. Old Man Gloom – Christmas Proper (2004) – Sleeping With Snakes – [sonaar_ts post_id="3425" time="10:23"]10:23[/sonaar_ts]

4. Full Of Hell – Rudiments of Mutilation (2013) – In Contempt of Life – [sonaar_ts post_id="3425" time="12:58"]12:58[/sonaar_ts]

5. Fister – No Spirit Within (2018) – Disgraced Possession – [sonaar_ts post_id="3425" time="15:20"]15:20[/sonaar_ts]

6. Maudlin Of The Well – Bath (2001) – They Aren’t All Beautiful – [sonaar_ts post_id="3425" time="25:14"]25:14[/sonaar_ts]

7. Today Is The Day – Temple of The Morning Star (1999) – Rabid Lassie – [sonaar_ts post_id="3425" time="30:31"]30:31[/sonaar_ts]

8. Great Falls – A Sense of Rest (2018) – We Speak in Lowercase – [sonaar_ts post_id="3425" time="33:45"]33:45[/sonaar_ts]

9. Meshuggah – Nothing (2002) – Spasm – [sonaar_ts post_id="3425" time="47:35"]47:35[/sonaar_ts]

10. Sumac – Two Beasts (2020) – Two Beasts – [sonaar_ts post_id="3425" time="51:57"]51:57[/sonaar_ts]

11. Bal-Sagoth – Starfire Burning Upon… (1996) – Journey to The Isle of Mists – [sonaar_ts post_id="3425" time="59:33"]59:33[/sonaar_ts]

Cover: Artwork for Sumac 2020 release Two Beasts on LP.

#29 – Charged – 02.01.21

1. Curl Up and Die – Unfortunately We’re Not robots (2002) – You’d be Cuter if I Shot You in the Face – [sonaar_ts post_id="3141" time="00:00"]00:00[/sonaar_ts]

2. Inter Arma – Paradise Gallows (2016) – Transfiguration – [sonaar_ts post_id="3141" time="08:10"]08:10[/sonaar_ts]

3. Mastodon – Crack The Skye (2009) – Oblivion – [sonaar_ts post_id="3141" time="17:18"]17:18[/sonaar_ts]

4. Cult Of Luna – The Beyond (2003) – Deliverance – [sonaar_ts post_id="3141" time="23:03"]23:03[/sonaar_ts]

5. LLNN – Deads (2018) – Armada – [sonaar_ts post_id="3141" time="31:40"]31:40[/sonaar_ts]

6. Converge – Axe To Fall (2009) – Damages – [sonaar_ts post_id="3141" time="39:20"]39:20[/sonaar_ts]

7. Intronaut – Prehistoricisms (2008) – Sundial – [sonaar_ts post_id="3141" time="43:47"]43:47[/sonaar_ts]

8. Meshuggah – Catch Thirty Three (2005) – Entrapment – [sonaar_ts post_id="3141" time="51:13"]51:13[/sonaar_ts]

9. Old Man Gloom – Seminar VIII: Light of Meaning (2020) – Final Defeat – [sonaar_ts post_id="3141" time="57:52"]57:52[/sonaar_ts]

Mix Cover: An image of Old Man Gloom live.

Main Image: Jacob Bannon (Converge) Illustration.

#18 – Charged – 15.09.20

1. Mouth of the Architect – Quietly (2008) – Guilt and The Like – [sonaar_ts post_id="3060" time="00:00"]00:00[/sonaar_ts]

2. Latitudes – Latitudes (2009) – Fluxes of The Woumb – [sonaar_ts post_id="3060" time="07:42"]07:42[/sonaar_ts]

3. A Storm of Light – And We Wept The Black Ocean Within (2008) – Vast & Endless – [sonaar_ts post_id="3060" time="12:31"]12:31[/sonaar_ts]

4. The Ocean – Precambrian (2008) – Hadean – [sonaar_ts post_id="3060" time="19:55"]19:55[/sonaar_ts]

5. Mindrot – Dawning (1995) – Anguish – [sonaar_ts post_id="3060" time="23:37"]23:37[/sonaar_ts]

6. Intronaut – Prehistoricism (2008) – The Literal Black Cloud – [sonaar_ts post_id="3060" time="35:08"]35:08[/sonaar_ts]

7. Converge – Jane Doe (2001) – Hell to Pay – [sonaar_ts post_id="3060" time="40:32"]40:32[/sonaar_ts]

8. Isis – Panopticon (2004) – Altered Course – [sonaar_ts post_id="3060" time="45:16"]45:16[/sonaar_ts]

9. Mastodon – Leviathan (2004) – Hearts Alive – [sonaar_ts post_id="3060" time="55:00"]55:00[/sonaar_ts]

Cover: Artwork for A Storm of Light’s debut album ‘And We Wept The Black Ocean Within’, released in 2008.