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 ever 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…

“Writing a recap of The Lord Weird Slough Feg‘s entire discography is no easy task. From their RPG-influenced early days to the somewhat earthier tones of their recent material, Slough Feg has a three-decade career arc so consistent it’s almost boring. While the band arguably plateaued with 2005’s Atavism, subsequent releases have still been pretty damn fun, leading up to the impending release of New Organon.”

Dr. Fisting

  • Twilight of the Idols, 1998
    – “Highlander”
  • Down Among the Deadmen, 2000
    – “Sky Chariots”
    – “Traders and Gunboats”
  • Traveller, 2003
    – “High Passage/Low Passage”
    – “The Final Gambit”
  • Atavism, 2005
    – “I Will Kill You/You Will Die”
    – “Hiberno-Latin Invasion”
  • Hardworlder, 2007
    – “Tiger! Tiger!”
  • Ape Uprising, 2009
    – “Shakedown at the Six”
  • Digital Resistance, 2014
    – “Digital Resistance”
    – “Laser Enforcer”

The Lord Weird Slough Feg‘s 10th album New Organon will be released June 14th worldwide via Cruz del Sur Music.


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.12

  • Steel Druhm
    Gloryhammer – “Gloryhammer”
    Motörhead – “Dancing on Your Grave”
  • Madam X
    Rhapsody of Fire – “Warrior Heart”
    Combichrist – “Bottle of Pain”
  • Dr. Wvrm
    The Ogre Packet Slammer – “Giant Green Destruction”
    UVERworld – “Touch Off”
  • Sentynel
    Mass Effect OST – “Spectre Introduction”
    First Aid Kit – “The Lion’s Roar”
  • Dr. Fisting
    ZZ Top – “Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings”
    The Wildhearts – “Let ‘Em Go”
  • Grymm
    Slugdge – “Killing Fields”
    Anaal Nathrakh – “On Being a Slave”
  • Kronos
    Organectomy – “Intracranial Incubation”
    See You Space Cowboy – “‘911 Call: ‘Help I’ve Overdosed on Philosophy!'”
  • El Cuervo
    Firelink – “The First Sin”
    Idle Hands – “A Single Solemn Rose”
  • Mark Z.
    Hexen – “Blast Radius”
    Nocturnal – “Atomic Warfare”
  • Diabolus in Muzaka
    Sanctity – “Beneath the Machine”
    Carly Rae Jepsen – “Store”
  • L. Saunders
    Benighted – “Prey”
    Deströyer 666 – “Hounds at Ya Back”
  • Huck N Roll
    The Odious – “Last Night a Forest Grew Pt. 1”
    The Odious – “Last Night a Forest Grew Pt. 2”
  • Eldritch Elitist
    Gloryhammer – “The Fires of Ancient Cosmic Destiny”
    The Occult – “Вечный град”
  • Ferrous Beuller
    Immolation – “Rival the Eminent”
    Lazarus Blackstar – “The Self-Inflicted Wound”
  • GardensTale
    Idle Hands – “Give Me to the Night”
    Riot City – “In the Dark”
  • Master of Muppets
    Katatonia – “Dissolving Bonds”
    Halsey – “Without Me”
  • TheKenWord
    Epica – “Chasing the Dragon”
    Myrath – “Sour Sigh”
  • Cherd
    – Thou – “Here I Stand, Head in Hand”
    Panopticon – “Autumn Eternal”
  • Holdeneye
    Ashen Horde – “Face of the Enmity”
    Wachenfeldt – “The Interpreter”
  • Carcharodon
    Cult of Luna – “The Silent Man”
    Russian Circles – “Arluck”

Show 2 footnotes

  1. I was against this once it became clear Muppet would be getting a playlist. – Steel
  2. H/T Sentynel for the the superlative banner.