IN ROTATION: Our most played albums in June 2019

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Half year into the time…Somewhere in time? Time, what is time…Getting older, marching ahead to the end. With all the musical obsessions in your heart and head.

June wasn’t that impressive as expected in terms of new releases, and I easily compiled my monthly top list and had a time to go back a bit and listen to some older classic stuff too. As usual I don’t include in my In Rotation list the records I listened for my reviews or interviews for the zine. Lots of omy monthly top 15’s doesn’t fall either here. I hope you will like my tiny selection.

IDLE HANDS – “Mana” (2019)

Another month this was my most played record and it is unbeatable. It was on constant repeat and definitely “Mana” is my choice for album of the first half of 2019. Tracks like “Give me to the night”, “Blade and the will”, “Don’t waste your time”, “Nightfall”, “Dragon, why do you cry”…gave so much emotions and burst to my everyday life.

SABIRE – “Gates Ajar” 2018/19

Originally released digitally on 18 December 2018 and with different cover art, this glorious EP was issued on physical in the spring of 2019. This is the absolute 80’s spirit HM album.

RIOT CITY – “Burn The Night” 2019

Another great heavy metal album, which immediately fell into my May top list and it is among the very best HM releases so far in 2019.

MEMORIAM – “Requiem For Mankind” 2019

Released on 21 June 2019, the album quickly became among the best albums released in the first half of 2019. The band obviously took notes on the flops they had musically, production wise and *caught, ideologically with their previous album “The Silent Vigil”. “Requiem For Mankind” for sure will be spin a lot in the future months!

ENTOMBED – “Clandestine” (1991)

It’s a classic, you all know. My favourite Entombed album. I actually listened to lots of classic DM records in June – Carnage, Cannibal Corpse (saw them live), Dismember, Grave, Obituary etc. Decided to put this one here, just because it is strong part of my early metal journey.

Count Vlad