Thanksgiving Playlist

Today is Thanksgiving Day and I’d like to say thanks to all the readers of this site, bands in the area and the fans who come out to see them. All the work I put into this is totally worth it because of you. Since I love making playlists for pretty much any reason, I’ve made another metal one for Thanksgiving. Just like the playlist I made for Election Day this one was posted to the DCHM Facebook page (here) first however this time I’ve included the commentary for each track as well. Also, if you’re interested in buying a DCHM shirt for either yourself or someone else this holiday season, I’ll be taking orders for about a week starting tomorrow (Black Friday the 23rd of November 2012). All those details will be posted tomorrow. Until then, enjoy this metal mix and try not to start a mosh pit in the kitchen!

OK since I’ve gotta work today I’m going to post a Thxgivin metal mix (stream the entire playlist on YouTube here if you’d like). It’ll give ya something to listen to while ya cook or maybe just help you drown out your relatives. First up is Carved Up by the old school Swedish death metal band Hypocrisy.

Hypocrisy – Carved Up – 1996 Abducted

The Colorado based black metal band Cobalt (who will be performing on the first day of Maryland Deathfest in May) has a sick tune called Eater Of Birds.

Cobalt – Eater Of Birds – 2007 Eater Of Birds

What’s Thanksgiving without the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? Here’s an Exodus song that’s the closest thing I could think of to the big parade in NYC today.

Exodus – Lunatic Parade – 1990 Impact In Imminent

The Danish band Daemon put out an album in 1996 with each song based off of one of the seven deadly sins. Their killer song for Gluttony certainly fits today’s theme!

Daemon – Gluttony – 1996 Seven Deadly Sins

DT is probably my favorite of the Gothenburg melo-death metal bands and this song’s title reminds me of having to sit through a stressful yet large meal with arguing relatives.

Dark Tranquillity – Feast Of Burden – 2000 Haven

Back before Arch Enemy gained fame for having a woman, Angela Gossow, singing with growling vocals, they put out three pretty kick ass albums. Pilgrim was later re-recorded with her on vocals but the original is by far the better version. You can also substitute this song with the Iron Maiden song of the same name.

Arch Enemy – Pilgrim – 1999 Burning Bridges

And of course you can’t have the pilgrims and not the Indians (HTTR btw!) So here’s the Anthrax classic Indians. You can also substitute an Iron Maiden song for this one if you want, namely Run To The Hills of course.

Anthrax – Indians – 1987 Among The Living

Most of us probably aren’t from the mountains of Romania, but that doesn’t mean that today we don’t have the kind of hunger that Darkthrone wrote about. Gotta love some classic 2nd wave black metal from Norway.

Darkthrone – Transilvanian Hunger – 1994 Transilvanian Hunger

So many Cannibal Corpse songs could fit today’s theme, but I settled on Carnivorous Swarm. Sorta makes you think of that rush to the table when the announcement has been made that the food is ready to be eaten.

Cannibal Corpse – Carnivorous Swarm – 2009 Evisceration Plague

After you’ve gorged yourself you can sit back, turn on some football and slip into a food coma listening to this Apocalyptica song.

Apocalyptica – Coma – 2000 Cult

Here’s the last song of today’s Thanksgiving playlist, and like the Election Day playlist I posted earlier this month it also ends with a Megadeth song. If you’re getting up early tomorrow for extra $avings then this song is definitely for you.

Megadeth – Good Mourning/Black Friday – 1986 Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving everyone! I really hope RG3 and the ‘Skins beat the Dallas Crygirls today. Oh and if you can think of any songs I should have put on this playlist, feel free to post them in the comment section below.

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