The Hammer Of Retribution Ogg-Cast XL: …And All That Was Left Was Silence

The Hammer Of Retribution Ogg-Cast XL:
…And All That Was Left Was Silence

Original release date: 26th August 2013
Total length: 8:55:27 in 8 parts

Download link:!NbRUDKRL!SXmLNRv6Gwg8ALLLpEXOrcaRb7AnRC5H5qjDqApMKas

This is it, everyone… the end. Well, the end for a while, anyway. And no, your eyes do not deceive you. “XL” may be the Roman numeral for 40, and this is the 40th edition of the Hammer of Retribution Ogg-Cast, but it might also stand for “eXtra Large”, “eXtreme Length”, or other combination of words that don’t start with “X”. It really is as long as you see.

There will be no interior decorating, there will be no proselytising of vegetarianism, there will be no gender politics, there will be no football hooligans, there will be no scientologists, and there will be no hipsters riding fixies. There will be more metal than you thought was possible to handle in one sitting, a lot of it of the Epic And Heathen variety, with the eight-minute barrier being breached fourteen times along the course of the show.

What I have made here is a compilation of everything I’ve come to know and like along the course of making this show regularly over the last two and a half years; as I genuinely have no idea when I will be able to start again, I wanted to finish this run by making a thanks list for all those bands I’ve got to know personally, as well as those who inspired me to take up this podcasting lark in the first place, and I’ve even asked some of my most avid listeners for their contributions, as well as including a whole heap of bands that I’ve discovered, or that the dedicated minions have discovered for me, while I’ve been making the show and who I might not even have noticed had I not been so involved in this for so long.

There was so much to include that I’ve taken up all my available server space, and the show has expanded to an extreme length. Do not be put off by this; you all have media playing machines that are capable of stopping and starting at the same point, don’t you? Even the cheapest heap of junk should be able to do that. Also, you all deserve a full explanation as to why I’m calling a halt to the show, and why I’ve chosen to do it now. That will be in there, I have given my reasons, as well as a few hints as to why I will undoubtedly be tempted to bring the show back again, hopefully in the not too distant future. But I needed a break, and now was the time for it. (NOTE: this lengthy explanation is also available in text form at the hidden section of the Hammer of Retribution website, the Orchard of Lamentations.)

The Flames Of The End gave way to one last fanfare of epic heathen metal, which made the very best possible use of the remaining time available, but even that had to come to a conclusion eventually…

…and all that was left was silence.

PART ONE (1:18:19)
0:03:23 Týr – Hail To The Hammer
0:08:37 Wintersun – Sons Of Winter And Stars
0:22:01 Bathory – Vinland
0:28:05 Twilight Of The Gods – Destiny Forged In Blood
0:36:19 Nokturnal Mortum – Valhalla [Covered]
0:45:26 Vintersorg – Rainbow Demon [Covered]
0:51:29 Twilight’s Embrace – The Dry Land
0:59:46 Ravenage – The Road To Retribution (Northbound Part II)
1:05:23 Old Corpse Road – Glassensikes At Witching Hour

PART TWO (1:11:20)
0:00:30 Oakenshield – Wen Heath
0:07:24 Fyrdsman – Forgotten Beneath The Soil
0:11:55 Winterfylleth – Mam Tor (The Shivering Mountain)
0:18:07 Wodensthrone – The Great Darkness
——- CARL PICKLES’ HAMMER OF WYRD ——————————————————–
0:30:52 Hell – Let Battle Commence
0:36:35 Jettblack – Raining Rock
0:40:16 Jaldaboath – Bash The Bishop
0:44:35 Rob Zombie – Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown
0:49:28 My Wooden Pillow – Vein Of Affliction
0:53:01 Scar Symmetry – Domination Agenda
0:57:01 Amon Amarth – Blood Eagle
1:02:03 Rainbow – Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll

PART THREE (1:01:21)
0:00:31 Asomvel – How The Mighty Fall
0:03:51 MonsterSpank – Demon Dice
0:05:45 I – Mountains
0:11:49 The Crown – Total Satan
0:20:22 Bull-Riff Stampede – Advance And Conquer [Metal Battle – UK]
0:25:41 Mysterious Priestess – Seven Moons [Metal Battle – Japan]
0:33:44 Midnight Scream – War Never Changes [Metal Battle – Slovakia]
0:39:42 Rotten Souls – The Possession [Metal Battle – Costa Rica]
0:49:16 The Nine Treasures (九宝 ) – Nuutshai Chadal (神秘之力 ) [Metal Battle – China]
0:53:52 Crimson Shadows – Beyond The Mountain Wasteland [Metal Battle – Canada]

PART FOUR (1:07:27)
0:00:53 Swordbearer – They Came By Wind And Sail
0:10:25 Myrath – Braving The Seas
0:14:41 Winterstorm – Winterheart
0:19:19 Crow Black Sky – Our Path Disdained
0:33:15 Nordland – Vorscara
0:43:51 Thorr’s Hammer – Norge
0:51:23 Темнозорь – Над струнами вен моих лезвия осени
0:58:40 Dirge In Extremis – Purification Through Fire And Void

PART FIVE (1:00:33)
0:00:31 Arkhamin Kirjasto – The Cult Of No Return
0:05:12 Munruthel – Карпатський Щит
0:11:14 Hiidenhauta – Varjot
0:29:40 Fjoergyn – Betonlethargie
0:37:00 Annwn – Mountain’s Farewell
0:42:54 Mental Home – Winter Art
0:47:22 Merciless – Crionics
0:50:53 Cathedral – Hopkins (The Witchfinder General)

PART SIX (1:06:16)
0:00:36 Bloodshed Walhalla – Son Of The War
0:07:12 Viðr – Grantre og Bark
0:10:52 Ereb Altor – Awakening
0:18:58 Summoning – Farewell
0:31:56 Forefather – The Shield-Wall
0:36:06 Immortal – Battles In The North
0:40:17 The Obsessed – Skybone
0:44:05 Old Man’s Child – The Dream Ghost
0:47:45 Sahg – Black Passage
0:53:58 Borknagar – Oceans Rise
0:59:23 Blood Red Throne – Hate Tank

PART SEVEN (1:03:14)
0:00:39 Menhir – Das Hildebrandslied – Teil I
0:09:37 Skálmöld – Kvaðning
0:17:31 Gallowbraid – Ashen Eidolon
0:35:19 Kvelertak – Mjød
0:37:50 Bolt Thrower – The IVth Crusade
0:42:43 Windir – Resurrection Of The Wild
0:48:34 Primordial – Gods To The Godless
0:56:20 Clutch – The Dragonfly

PART EIGHT (1:06:57)
0:01:26 Paradise Lost – Enchantment
0:07:31 Amorphis – My Kantele
0:12:29 Falkenbach – Heralder
0:20:05 At The Gates – The Flames Of The End
0:37:25 Moonsorrow – Tulimyrsky

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