Get Every Metal Song Ever on Free Relapse 25th Anniversary Sampler
1990 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Relapse Records, inarguably one of the most revered labels in the history of extreme music — a status the label has more than earned, evidenced by their new, digital anniversary sampler. It may not literally have every metal song ever on it, but it does 184 (!!!) tracks by some of the best metal and hardcore bands of all time.
Seriously: artists who appear on the sample include (deep breath) Death, Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Pig Destroyer, Suffocation, Voivod, Red Fang, Dying Fetus, Neurosis, Torche, Nile, Exhumed, Obscura, Obituary, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, High on Fire, Amorphis, Necrophagist, Baroness, Revocation, Repulsion, Today is the Day, Nasum, Origin, Abysmal Dawn, Godflesh, Cephalic Carnage, Brutal Truth, Incantation, Tombs, Spawn of Possession, Rotten Sound, Cretin, Fuck the Facts, Coalesce, Burnt by the Sun, Disfear, Burst, Toxic Holocaust, Devourment, Uphill Battle… huff, huff… you get the idea. It’s got something for everyone, including some shit you’re not all that familiar with, even if you’re the tr00est, elitiest of the tr00 elite. I dunno how long it would take someone to listen to this whole thing, but, y’know, it should at least keep you busy through at least the weekend.
Stream the entire sampler below, or just download it here for whatever price you choose. As a bonus, check out this column by MetalSucks’ own “Grim” Kim Kelly, in which she looks at Relapse’s twenty-five most important release. YAY! ANOTHER LIST OVER WHICH TO ARGUE!!!