Wormwitch’s Colby Hink: 5 Surprising Albums I Love

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Canadian black-metal trio Wormwitch recently dropped its epic, frostbitten new album, Heaven That Dwells Within, via Prosthetic Records. Shortly before its release, we caught up with the band’s Colby Hink (guitars, auxiliary instruments) to find out what albums he loves that might surprise fans of his band. He had some great picks — check them out below

ENTOMBED – WOLVERINE BLUES

It would be no surprise to anyone who knows me that I’m a big Entombed fan, but the fact that Wolverine Blues is my favorite album of theirs might be unexpected. I tend to be a sucker for a band’s first foray into rock & roll territory.

N.W.A – STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON

I’m honestly not the biggest hip-hop guy, but N.W.A hits the spot whenever that itch needs scratching. It harkens back to a time when rap music was still dangerous and punk as fuck.

IN FLAMES – A SENSE OF PURPOSE

Most people would consider A Sense of Purpose to be well past the glory days of In Flames. I’m a huge fan of the early records, but I’ll maintain that they evolved into a really interesting and original brand of alternative metal/hard rock, a sound that I feel reached its zenith on A Sense of Purpose.

CHRIS STAPLETON – SONGS FROM A ROOM: VOLUME 1

My first introduction to Chris Stapleton was probably the same as many other people’s: the local country radio station. This record strikes a great balance between being gritty and soulful, but at the same time being full of great hooks.

VENETIAN SNARES – ROSSZ CSILLAG ALATT SZULETETT

Again, I’m not much of an electronic music listener, but this album blows me away. A very strange concoction of classical strings and brass, accompanied by a relentless storm of odd-time amen breaks.