Sh*t That Came Out Yesterday*: December 3, 2013
Welcome to December, ladies and djentlemen. Um, so there’s going to be like snow and shit (unless you’re a southerly reader in which case, eff you). But there’s also gonna be super sexy new jams to keep you warm and dry! Or make you wet.
Climax (Magic Bullet)
On a playlist with: The Doors, The Ocean, The The
Listen Climax full stream (here)
Ever rock those albums which fall in between genres so perfectly that they kind of lose ties to both ends? I can’t tell what kind of post-tomfoolery Climax is, but it’s bringing me to one hell of a climax. There’s something deliciously ambient and upbeat yet still serious about Beastmilk’s sexy little calf. Moo. (Oh and produced by the Converge guitarist, I’m okay with that). Climax even rolls toward sounding like The Doors in some parts, but other parts have definite flavors of The Ocean. But overall I love the sick you’re-not-sober ambiance that Climax emanates at every moment.
Not that being from down under makes any real difference, the fact that From Darkness is sexy gloom and doom should be noted! There’s something both southern and European about the album which pops out immediately. It’s definitely aided by how the low rocky growls turn into legit bar-rock yelling on a whim. Also, the drum break and the little tremolos in “Sorry On Hill 105” are wonderfully simple. So when you’re done having your brain teased left and right by bombshell kamikaze tech-death riffs, mellow out to this shit.
Musta aurinko nousee EP (Svart)
On a playlist with: Candlemass, Krux, Solitude Aeturnus
Listen Musta aurinko nousee full stream (here)
Melodinen doom, sanot? Rakastan sitä ja niin sinun pitäisi. Ja kuuntelet albumin kopioit tämän tekstin kääntäjä ja toivottavasti maksat enemmän huomiota siihen, miten helvetin hyvä se kuulostaa. Tiedäthän sen sijaan, että paska mitä sanon toisella kielellä, että en voi puhua. Get it!
The Saviours Slain (AFM)
On a playlist with: Dew Scented, The Red Chord, Defleshed
Listen “They Are Horror” (here)
Have you ever been in the mod for some straight-up death/thrash that actually slows down at points? Like with long and strung-out harmonized riffs and a little big of slow chugga-chug here and there? The Saviours Slain is exactly that album. You get all those pumped-up feels that only pure speed and blast beats can bring, but also a bit of drama and pantomime from the variation that Truth Corroded so delicately mixed into it all. You get the feeling that The Saviours Slain could easily have been a generic death album, but the little mixers here and there really keep you on your toes and interested in a second listen. Replay value is value, baby!
The Way Is Shut (Tridroid)
On a playlist with: Nox Arcana, Midnight Syndicate
Listen The Way Is Shut full stream (here)
I feel safe in saying that this is the first ambient metal album I’ve heard which sounds like the soundtrack to a soupy, twisted, Lynch-esque expressionist drama. You get the gamut here: Bird noises, ocean waves, and gentle harping guitars. It’s all very relaxing, like those clocks you used to buy in the early 2000’s which had all the sound soothing settings. But this is in no way repetitive, nor is it flat or obviously tracked. It’s a very gorgeous collection of very gorgeous noises which will definitely have you shitting rainbows. Oh, also the way the drums come in on “Where The Sea Meets The Land” gave me goosebumps.
A Hero For The World
Winter Is Coming: A Holiday Rock Opera (Jacob K)
On a playlist with: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Santa’s evil twin Jerome
Listen selections from Winter Is Coming: A Holiday Rock Opera (here)
Well, winter is already here. But that’s no reason that we can’t rock out to winter’s dark and twisted arrival with some operatic and melodic glam/hair metal! Also, there’s this whole holiday theme going on which just makes it so much more fitting. Merry Christmas you sexy people, merry Christmas to all!
OTHER SHIT THAT CAME OUT YESTERDAY
Angelica Thrive (Frontiers) listen
Benedictum Obey (Frontiers) listen
Blood Mortized The Demon, The Angel, The Disease (Chaos) listen listen
Carcass Reek Of Putrefaction deluxe vinyl (Earache/Century Media) view
Cult of Fire मृत्युकावीभत्सनृत्य (Iron Bonehead) listen
Day Of Vengeance Crutchless (Red Cord) listen listen
Dragonhammer The X Experiment (My Kingdom) listen
Eat The Gun Stripped To The Bone (SPV) listen
Eye Of Solitude Canto III (Kaotoxin) listen
J.J. Hrubovcak Death Metal Christmas: Hellish Renditions Of Christmas Classics listen listen
Human Fortress Raided Land (AFM) listen listen
» Immortal Bird Akrasia EP (Closed Casket) listen
Indoctrine Unto The Fall (Inverse) listen
Integrity Systems Overload reissue (Magic Bullet) listen
» Iron Dogs Free And Wild (Iron Bonehead) listen
Lunar Explosion Lunar Explosion (Scarlet) listen
¤ Mutoid Man Helium Head (Magic Bullet) listen
Persekutor “Power Frost” 7″ (Magic Bullet) listen
Remembering Never This Hell Is Home (Dead Truth) listen listen
Rhapsody Of Fire Dark Wings Of Steel (AFM) listen read
Royal Hunt A Life To Die For (Frontiers) listen
Signum Regis Exodus (Ulterium) listen
Silent Voices Reveal The Change (Inner Wound) listen
» Sol Negro Dawn Of A New Sun (Chaos) listen
Starsoup Bazaar Of Wonders (Sublimity) listen