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Exclusive Track Debut: Shai Hulud’s “Monumental Graves”

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Poor Shai Hulud fanatics have had to wait almost five years for the band’s new album, Reach Beyond the Sun — but the wait was 100% worth it. No other hardcore band on Earth sounds quite like Shai Hulud, a fact which Sun hammers home. Guitarist Matt Fox and company retain many of the basic tropes that the genre requires — punkish chord progressions, tenaciously barked vocals, lyrics that mix rage with resolution, etc. — with dreamier, more melodious elements (peep Fox’s guitar parts) that set them apart from the pack. Consequently, Reach Beyond the Sun isn’t just catchy — it also rewards multiple listens.

Like we said, it was worth the way.

MetalSucks is proud to debut “Monumental Graves,” a new track from Reach Beyond the Sun, below. We feel confident you’re gonna be just as sweet on it as we are.

At last!, Reach Beyond the Sun comes out next Tuesday, February 19, on Metal Blade. There’s still time to pre-order it here! The band will celebrate its release starting this week with a string of sure-to-be-insane shows; you can get dates here.

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