Though The Number of the Blog went to blog Valhalla long ago, I still stay in touch with its founder, Professor D. Grover the XIIIth. Recently he suggested that NCS might consider reviving the idea behind an old TNOTB series called “Morning Wood“. I thought it was a good suggestion, and so here we are… with the inaugural post of what I hope will become a weekly Sunday series, borrowing the “Morning Wood” idea but under a new name.
With very few exceptions, the music we write about at this site consists of recent, new, or forthcoming releases. In The Synn Report, Andy does provide monthly retrospectives about entire discographies of selected bands, and we’ve had a few other retrospective-style series in the past as well, but we mainly focus on the here and now. But the focus of this new Rearview Mirror series will be metal songs from the past. And I do mean individual songs — these posts are going to be short, but hopefully sweet.
Most weeks we may feature only one song. Sometimes we might have a small group of songs from different points in a band’s career. And maybe sometimes we’ll collect a few songs from different bands with some kind of common theme. But the main point is to feature songs from yesteryear, and keep our own verbiage to a bare minimum (or maybe no words at all). I’m hoping other writers for the site will contribute to this as well, so you’re not hostage to my own tastes.
To kick this off, I decided to look back at the 10 songs I picked as the “most infectious” that were released in 2009, our first year of existence. And from those I chose this one, which appeared on Asphyx‘ comeback album, Death… The Brutal Way.