Thaddeus J. Kozinski’s Favorite Albums

Mouth of the Architect--"borrowed" from
Mouth of the Architect–“borrowed” from

Seeing a name like Thaddeus J. Kozinski–who wouldn’t check out this post!?!?  A great note from this professor of philosophy at Wyoming Catholic College.  Tad, I hope you don’t mind me posting it.  It’s too good not to.



If you’re interested, here’s a list of mine:

The masters of this genre–post metal and doom-metal and post-rock, which you will find below, are existentialist, beautiful, brutal, soul-crushing-and-soul-elevating, poetic, suckers of reality to the bone. To me, they’re Plato, and Dostoyevsky and Flannery O’Connor and Nietzsche and Kierkegaard, and Marshall McLuhan and David Hart and Catherine Pickstock and Alasdair MacIntyre and Simone Weil, and E. Michael Jones and Rene Girard and Max Picard and Charles Taylor put to music. This is Arvo Part and Olafur Arnalds and Beethoven and Russian chant, and David Lynch and Michael O’Brien and Louis de Montfort (punching out the drunks interrupting his sermon) and John of the Cross and Socrates and the militant masculinity of St. Michael and the depthless femininity of St. Raphael transmogrified into earth, electricity, mountains, tsunamis, blood, sweat, anger, and the depths of the ocean. It’s not tame–no, it’s completely wild and ferocious–but it’s good.

Mouth of the Architect: The Ties that Bind, Sleepwalk Powder (on Split with Kenoma)

Neurosis: Times of Grace, Given to the Rising, Through Silver in Blood, Sun that Never Sets, The Eye of Every Storm

Isis: Oceanic, Panopticon

Tides: Resurface

Giant: Song

Tides/Giant: Split

Amenra: Mass IV

Tool: Undertow, Aenima

Soundgarden: Badmotorfinger

Minsk: Echoes in the Movement of Stone, Ritual Fires of Abandonment

Yob: Atma, The Great Cessation, The Unreal Never Lived, The Illusion of Motion

Blckwvs: 130,140, 150

Latitudes: Individuation

Failure: Magnified, Fantastic Planet

Indukti: Idmen

Jesu: Conquerer

Meshuggah: Catch 33, Obzen

Mono: Hymn the Immortal Wind, You are There, One More Step and you Die

Pelican: The Fire in our Throats will Beckon the Thaw

Rosetta: A Determinism of Morality

Samothrace: Reverence to Stone

Shora: Malval

Braveyoung: We are Lonely Animals

Mogwai: Young Team (Mogwai Fear Satan)

Russian Circles: Station, Geneva, Empros

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