Angry Metal Primer – King Crimson

Over 40 years of metal’s biological urge (and a hefty lack of restraint) has resulted in some incomprehensibly large catalogs. No one should have to listen to anywhere from 13 to 15 [Luca Turilli’s] Rhapsody [of Fire] albums just to get caught up for a new release. So each week (as required and/or able), we’re offering a selection of prime(r)(er) cuts to get you up to speed. Without further ado, welcome to…

“After Angry Metal Guy Himself dropped a list of Iron Maiden deep cuts on you—a list I myself should have done, if I’d just had the cajones to stand up for myself—I had to find an even older act to curate. Enter King Crimson. These venerable Brits (and at times other nationalities) were one of the most important bands in the birth and evolution of progressive rock. I’ve pulled my favorite song off each album (except In the Court…, as that album is streaming in its entirety in my imminent Yer Prog Is Olde article), as well as a little suite at the end. You might have different top picks, but I don’t care. Yes, I’m talking to you, El Cuervo, go listen to ‘Starless’ on your own time.”

Huck N Roll

  • In the Wake of Poseidon, 1970
    – “Pictures of a City”
  • Lizard, 1970
    – “Cirkus”
  • Islands, 1971
    – “Ladies of the Road”
  • Larks’ Tongues in Aspic, 1973
    – “Easy Money”
  • Starless and Bible Black, 1974
    – “Starless and Bible Black”
  • Red, 1974
    – “One More Red Nightmare”
  • Discipline, 1981
    – “Thela Hun Ginjeet”
  • Beat, 1982
    – “Neal and Jack and Me”
  • Three of a Perfect Pair, 1984
    – “Sleepless”
  • THRAK, 1995
    – “One Time”
  • The Construkction of Light, 2000
    – “The Construkction of Light”
  • The Power to Believe, 2003
    – “Dangerous Curves”
  • Larks’ Tongues in Aspic, 1973
    – “Larks’ Tongues in Aspic Parts I”
    – “Larks’ Tongues in Aspic Parts II”
    – “Larks’ Tongues in Aspic Parts III”
    – “Larks’ Tongues in Aspic Parts IV”

We’re all about equality at AMG Inc. Our legal department says we have to be, and it keeps the bowels of this place running smoothly. One person gets a playlist, then everyone wants a one, and soon there’s blood in the water cooler. So have it your way, animals. Everyone gets a playlist. An oh so brief playlist. Trust me, it’s for the best.


  • Angry Metal Guy
    The Black Dahlia Murder – “Miasma”
    Rhapsody – “Dawn of Victory”
    Anthrax – “Belly of the Beast”
    Dialith – “Catalyst” (forthcoming from the album Extinction Six)
  • Steel Druhm
    Suicidal Tendencies – “You Can’t Bring Me Down”
    Fear Factory – “New Breed”
    Thor – “Let the Blood Run Red”
  • Madam X
    Master Boot Record – “FDD Controller (DMA 2)”
    Master Boot Record – “LPT1 ECP Mode (DMA 3)”
  • Dr. Wvrm
    Vader – “Xeper”
    Cannibal Corpse – “Hammer Smashed Face”
  • Dr. Fisting
    Sammy Hagar – “Winner Takes It All”
    Pantera – “Yesterday Don’t Mean Shit”
  • Grymm
    Allfather – “Citadels”
    Cattle Decapitation – “Manufactured Extinct”
  • Kronos
    Frontierer – “Bleak”
    Abominable Putridity – “A Massacre in the North”
  • El Cuervo
    Power Trip – “The Executioner’s Tax”
    Deströyer 666– “Hounds at Ya Back”
  • Mark Z.
    Harm’s Whey – “Become a Machine”
    Kronos – “Aeternum Pharaos Curse”
  • Diabolus in Muzaka
    Carnifex – “Dark Heart Ceremony”
    Crepitation – “Gelatinous Interdimensional Spunk Trumpet”
  • L. Saunders
    Dawn of Demise – “Collapse”
    Bloodbath – “Eaten”
  • Huck N Roll
    Black N Blue – “I’m the King”
    Adam Bomb – “I Want My Heavy Metal”
  • Eldritch Elitist
    Lik – “Celebration of the Twisted”
    Amon Amarth – “Gods of War Arise”
  • Ferrous Beuller
    Stampin’ Ground – “Officer Down”
    Bolt Thrower – “World Eater”
  • GardensTale
    Hollow Leg – “Mountains of Stone”
    Grand Magus – “Kingslayer”
  • Master of Muppets
    Chimaira – “Down Again”
    Story of the Year – “Meathead”
  • TheKenWord
    Dyscarnate – “Iron Strengthens Iron”
    Cannibal Corpse – “Shatter Their Bones”
  • Cherd
    Gojira – “L’Enfant Sauvage”
    Amon Amarth – “Twilight of the Thunder God”
  • Holdeneye
    Asphyx – “Deathhammer”
    Anaal Nathrakh – “Forward!”
  • Carcharodon
    Charger – “Violent Summer”
    Converge – “Broken by Light”
  • Emya
    Battle Beast – “Beyond the Burning Skies”
    Vangelis – “Blade Runner – End Titles”

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