Playlist: Diversity

Bassekou Kouyaté and Ngoni Ba in action

It’s Monday! Which means it’s time for another random playlist. These songs I selected today show the diversity of African rock/Metal music and highlight that there is more than one way to go about this African rock music thing…

To the list!

We start with the always excellent CrashCarBurn from South Africa with their recent single Satellite. This song is great and I love the imagery in the video. This is alternative rock done well.

Then we head over to Mali which has a pretty unique style of rock music that integrates their local instrument the ngoni—a paddle-shaped, skin-covered lute that’s almost certainly the oldest living ancestor of the banjo. This song is by Bassekou Kouyaté and Ngoni Ba and that middle solo gives me chills when I listen to it. Epic! Please feel free to keep this on repeat…

Then we head North to Tunisia for some Progressive Death Metal by the excellent Vielikan. This 9-minute masterpiece just keeps getting better every time I listen to it. ROAR!

Let’s return home to Nigeria. Miracle for a Lost City by Threadstone is an amazing song I heard way back in 2011 (Is this really way back?). The video is pretty terrible quality (apparently they didn’t have enough bandwidth to upload a clearer version) but that doesn’t take away from the music itself which is fantastic. Unfortunately, these guys have all but disappeared. 🙁

Finally, we end with Wrust from Botswana. Not much needs to be said about this! >:)

Be sure to stick around AudioInferno for the rest of the week as we have a lot of stuff lined up for you. Enjoy!



Iced O

Editor-In-Chief/Chief Web Officer. Tries to be funny but fails horribly. Geek. #CFC. Gamer. Loves all types of rock & Metal (except for Grindcore. No one likes Grindcore). Has a particular affinity with Melodic Death Metal, Punk & Alternative rock...


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