The Hammer Of Retribution Ogg-Cast LXXVII: Taxed And Tested

The Hammer Of Retribution Ogg-Cast LXXVII:
Taxed And Tested

Original release date: 15th January 2019
Total length: 4:31:04 in 4 parts

Download link:
https://mega.nz/#!BHhjCCIa!xJfg9KZzcb6prb0e-5rgCjr6rRzYTLlVBv-fY5Bxm50

Another month, another Ogg-Cast – 77 down, three to go. As it’s January, I’ve done what I always do in January and rounded up the best – and some of the odd bits – of years ending in the same digit. This being near the end of the decade, there’s an extra dip into the pre-metal swamps of 1969 as well as the beginnings of the NWOBHM in 1979, thrash still being alive in 1989, and some choice cuts from all that is epic and/or heathen in 1999 and 2009.

The title of the show is… bizarre, I know, but it’s all I could come up with. The fact that I can remember the vast majority of my family’s cars, the make, the model, the colour and the numberplate, including a fair few from before I was born, provides an excellent hint as to why I’m being “taxed and tested” myself… a project which is almost a year long now, and the end is still not in sight.

It’s quite long, this one, but I’d always planned that to be the case, seeing as all the Ogg-Casts between the triumphant return in August and this one were supposed to have been only two parts. That went well…

In Part One, we look at the ancient days of 1969 (with more than one track!), the best bits of 1979 plus a bonus, and an all-too-short look at the 2015 Ogg-Cast reissues. For Part Two, the year that other thrash bands showed up the Big Four, is given its dues – that’s 1989, and the first half of 1999 in review visits Scandinavia. The review of 1999 is completed in Part Three with no baggy trousers in sight, there’s also a spot of Finnish weirdness, and Lennard throws five extra contributions into the ring. And after an initial salute to the best year of my life starts Part Four, it’s the highlights of 2009 all the way, with a suitable ending.

PART ONE (1:06:19)
0:02:06 Draugnim – The Last of Kin
0:16:05 Led Zeppelin – Good Times Bad Times [Spotlight: 1969]
0:18:49 King Crimson – 21st Century Schizoid Man [Spotlight: 1969]
0:28:14 Judas Priest – Killing Machine
0:32:45 Saxon – Stallions of the Highway [Spotlight: 1979]
0:35:35 AC/DC – If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It) [Spotlight: 1979]
0:40:07 Accept – Helldriver [Spotlight: 1979]
0:42:47 Motörhead – Stone Dead Forever [Spotlight: 1979]
0:53:00 The Commentators – N-N-Nineteen Not Out [Ogg-Casts Of The Past / Covered]
0:58:53 Iron Maiden – Infinite Dreams (live) [Ogg-Casts Of The Past]

PART TWO (1:03:55)
0:02:25 Sabbat – The Clerical Conspiracy [Spotlight: 1989]
0:08:03 Testament – Practice What You Preach [Spotlight: 1989]
0:12:57 Kreator – Bringer of Torture [Spotlight: 1989]
0:17:93 Sodom – Tired and Red [Spotlight: 1989]
0:22:28 Sepultura – Inner Self [Spotlight: 1989]
0:27:35 Morbid Angel – Chapel of Ghouls [Spotlight: 1989]
0:37:53 Obituary – Body Bag
0:44:58 Emperor – Curse You All Men! [Spotlight: 1999]
0:49:38 Amon Amarth – The Last With Pagan Blood [Spotlight: 1999]
0:55:11 Immortal – Solarfall [Spotlight: 1999]

PART THREE (1:11:18)
0:01:59 Suidakra – A Darksome Path [Spotlight: 1999]
0:06:32 Vintersorg – Svältvinter [Spotlight: 1999]
0:11:05 Thyrfing – From Wilderness Came Death [Spotlight: 1999]
0:17:29 Akercocke – Nadja [Spotlight: 1999]
0:20:24 Agalloch – As Embers Dress the Sky [Spotlight: 1999]
0:31:42 Finntroll – Asfågelns Död
0:37:49 Titan Force – Blaze of Glory [Tunes of Yore: 1989]
0:44:35 Summoning – Long Lost To Where No Pathway Goes [Tunes of Yore: 1999]
0:52:58 Forefather – Ancient Voice [Tunes of Yore: 1999]
0:58:31 Rome – The Secret Sons of Europe [Tunes of Yore: 2009]
1:02:44 Wodensthrone – Heófungtid [Tunes of Yore: 2009]

PART FOUR (1:09:32)
0:02:05 Ensiferum – Victory Song
0:13:37 Finsterforst – Urquell [Spotlight: 2009]
0:25:18 Old Corpse Road – The Old Corpse Road [Spotlight: 2009]
0:33:17 Hollenthon – Tyrants and Wraiths [Spotlight: 2009]
0:38:41 Аркона – Невидаль [Spotlight: 2009]
0:43:14 Månegarm – Nattsjäl, Drömsjäl [Spotlight: 2009]
0:49:03 Amorphis – Course of Fate [Spotlight: 2009]
0:59:01 Nokturnal Mortum – Валькирия [Spotlight: 2009]

Visit the website at thorcast.co.uk.

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