Editor’s Playlist: 06 July 2015

Happy Monday! Here’s this week’s playlist featuring what we’ve been listening to over the past seven days. Check out the songs below or listen over on our last.fm page!

Powerwolf – Army Of The Night
We were suitably impressed by Blessed And Possessed, the new album from Powerwolf, and if our 10/10 review isn’t quite enough to make up your mind, then make sure you check out their video for their track Army Of The Night, which has been taken from the aforementioned album. If you don’t find yourself singing along by the second chorus, then something is very wrong!!!

Straight Line Stitch – Human Bondage
I first came across Straight Line Stitch when they supported Lacuna Coil a few years ago and I was suitably impressed by both the level of their music and their fiery frontwoman. The band is now back with a great new EP Transparency and the band have even treated us to a brand new video of their song Human Bondage, so make sure you give it a watch and a listen – you won’t be disappointed.

Nic Nassuet – When It Falls
Another artist that has been on my radar this week is Nic Nassuet, a Gothic/folk solo artist who has mastered the art of less being more with his latest offering Eleutherios, which is an all-round emotive and sublime release. One of the strongest tracks of the album is When It Falls – it’s one of those songs that will stuck in your head and it really leaves an impression on you.

No Devotion – Death Rattle
Last week, No Devotion announced the release of their debut album Permanence on September 25 and are currently streaming their track Death Rattle from it. I caught them live in Manchester on their first ever UK tour and Death Rattle was by far the track that impressed me most – being someone who is a big fan of dark and heavy stuff, the instrumental track’s leanings towards the doom/sludge genre immediately piqued my interest and I’ve been waiting with bated breath to hear the studio version. Needless to say, it didn’t disappoint.

HIM – Killing Loneliness
Another band I’ve been listening to a lot this week has been HIM. Originally only planning to listen to one album, upon hitting play I was hit with a stark reminder of just how good this band is, and immediately went on a bit of a binge listen. Killing Loneliness is one of the band’s best songs in my opinion, featuring some lush instrumentation and memorable vocal lines – what more could you want?

About Natalie Humphries 1821 Articles
Soundscape's editor, who is particularly fond of doom, black metal and folk (but will give anything a chance). Likes to travel to see bands abroad when she can. Contact: nathumphries@soundscapemagazine.com or @acidnat on twitter.

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