CANTO: Equilibrium, Possessed, Exumer, and More

equilibrium 2019If I don’t get in at least two Cantos per week, am I even responsible for Cantos at all? Yes. The answer is yes.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Initial Descent: August 12, 2016

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Ahead of a live debut at Migration Fest, Oregon’s Mizmor releases its new full-length, “Yodh,” on August 12.

Hey kids. I’m technically late with this because I’m at Migration Fest, but you know what? As I’m writing this, it’s only 9:45 AM out here in Olympia, Washington, so you can suck it. We’ll keep it quick because I’ve got a lot more to get to today — namely, exploring, festival stuff, beer drinking, etc. What’s coming out this week? Well, the highlight is Mizmor, whose new full-length, Yodh, finally drops today. There’s also stuff from Equilibrium (who I definitely didn’t realize were still a band), Vader, and all manner of other things. Marsh Dweller also technically drops on Monday, but I’m gonna cover it this week, because it’s pretty cool. So take a little look below and see for yourself — here’s what we’ve got on tap:
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The Nine Circles ov…Equilibrium

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So not that long ago, during a Retrospective piece on their second album, Sagas, I mentioned that I’d been listening to a lot of German folk metal vets Equilibrium while re-reading George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. Well, those books being the lengthy bastards that they are, I’m still re-reading them. And thus, I’m still listening to these guys, whom I’ll defend to the death as the ideal companion music for fantasy-based reading.

With four full-lengths to their name so far, Equilibrium’s got plenty of material to choose from in compiling these kinds of lists. Hell, you could pick nine from Sagas alone and it’d be a pretty damn good list. Ultimately, I culled from all four in creating my playlist, so here it is: the Nine Circles ov Equilibrium.  Continue reading

Retrospective: Equilibrium – “Sagas”

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Having recently jumped into a massive, all-five-book re-read of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series, I’ve been listening to a whole hell of a lot of Equilibrium lately. It’s been scientifically proven that the German symphonic folk metal quintet is the perfect soundtrack for these kinds of epic, fantasy-based reads. Oh, you want the data to prove that, do you? Well, it just so happens that- WHOA, LOOK OVER THERE! (*turns and runs*)

At any rate, the biggest highlight of my Equilibrium collection is easily 2008’s sophomore effort, Sagas. It was my first exposure to the band, and I still hold the fondest of memories of my first few listens to the record. So let’s jump in, shall we?  Continue reading

The Dump: Episode 13

Happy Sunday, all. While we’ll have a brand-new Sunday Side-Splitter coming your way later today, we also need to catch up and give you a new Dump for Episode 13. Because, oh hey, it’s been a little while since we had one of these. Here’s all the stuff we couldn’t physically show you in this past week’s episode:



In Flames – “Rusted Nail” music video (Click HERE to watch)

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Eluveitie – “King” music video

The Bridge – Season 2 Teaser


Nachtmystium – The World We Left Behind album artwork



Equilibrium – Sagas

Rush – Hold Your Fire

(For all new-release playlists, check out this week’s edition of Just the Tip!)

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.