Black Is the Night, Metal We Fight

Drew Daniel from Matmos is about to release a metal cover album with his side project The Soft Pink Truth. The album reimagines metal songs as rave and house tracks and, as Stereogum puts it, “comes together as a fascinating glimpse into the mind of Daniel processing being a gay fan of black metal." 

The first track of the project, a cover of Venom’s seminal song, will probably annoy the hell out of your trve metal friends (and most other friends) but I think it is weird and awesome. Like most Matmos stuff.

Favorite Songs of the Year: Powel – 160 Sonnenkinder (The Goodbye Song)

This must be the very first time an instrumental techno/electro piece made it onto my Top 10 list. But I love this track. The catchy melody, the smooth groove – and it was the soundtrack to many wonderful hours spent reading on the balcony this summer.