Hi MetalSucks reader! Welcome to another really special Shit That Comes Out Today, your satanic bible of this week’s heavy new releases. We list ‘em, we spotlight ‘em, we link you to their preview jams and full streams — and now, we stick ‘em in a fancy Spotify playlist too (below) — all for your jammage! Now crank this shit up!
On a playlist with: Born Of Osiris, After The Burial, Periphery
Listen Matriarch full stream (here)
Some post-post-Meshuggah djent is worthy — and Veil Of Maya with earlier releases like [id] really took some cakes. But little changed on subsequent albums, and Matriarch is by that account totally formulaic, rote, and predictable. Shame! The ruse-inciting clean vocals are actually the least concerning bit of this album (maybe even an high point), as they are unabashedly and perhaps unsurprisingly Periphery-esque.
False Prophecies (Listenable)
On a playlist with: Obituary, Morbid Angel, Obsessed
Listen False Prophecies full stream (here)
If pounding djent-jams and other hyper-modern jams have you thirsting for more tr00th, check out False Prophecies. Undead risked barking up the Very Generic Death Metal tree, but holy shit, they riff their way to success! Despite being classic and simplistic at heart, False Prophecies rings brightly with newer death metal bands but retains those all important classy/classic feels (you know, like cigarettes and leather jackets and flip phones).
Wicked Inquisition (Tridroid)
On a playlist with: Church Of Void, Weedpecker, Spirit Caravan
Listen Wicked Inquisition full stream (here)
Nothing is more refreshing than throwing shit back to basics. To wit, Wicked Inquisition is totally without frill. At all points where try-harder bands would “spice things up,” Wicked Inquisition turns honorably to the baseline tenants of rock ‘n’ roll. As a result, you get a clean, head-bobbing listen without any surprise corners or questionable ideas, but somehow your interest is retained from start to finish!
On a playlist with: Obelyskkh, Conan, Lumbar
Listen Domovoyd full stream (here)
When your opening track drones for nearly 17 minutes, you’re really asking listeners to tune in and tune out. Domovoyd relies heavily on this Learyean philosophy: mind-numbing guitar solos, endless jam sessions, eerie atmospheric breaks, and schizophrenic drum tendencies. Bottom line: it works. Also three cheers for the class-A album art, which accurately represents the weird mood you’ll be in after an hour’s worth of cognitive disassociation!
Wolf’s Cry (Pitch Black)
On a playlist with: Metalium, Native Construct, Epysode
Listen Wolf’s Cry full stream (here)
Right out of left field, Wolf’s Cry shakes things up with non-metal elements in a BTBAM-style framework. There’s a lot of prog happening here, but most of it is vocal-based, both male and female. Be prepared for liberal a cappella, all charged up ‘n’ shit with echo effects and accompanying major chords. But despite all the flair and pantomime, Wolf’s Cry rocks like a simpler, easier-to-digest album.
De Doden Hebben Het Goed (Consouling Sounds)
On a playlist with: Krallice, Bosse-de-Nage, Vukari
Listen “Svanesang” (here)
De Doden Hebben Het Goed is fun to say (even if ya don’t speak Dutch), and it means “the dead do it well,” which is also cool. This is definitely black metal, just a bit fuzzier and more abstract. And for those qualities we can set it apart from all the other black metal bands popping up these days. Which, semi-unfortunately, are many. Wiegedood is one you should actually be following: raw, pure, unearthly, and dramatic. Love it!
Amputory Ode To Gore (Xtreem) listen
Angra Secret Garden (EarMusic) listen listen listen
Antigama The Insolent (Selfmadegod) listen
BabyMetal BabyMetal digital (RAL/Sony) listen
Broken Cross Through Light To Night (Apocalyptic Visions) listen
Civil War Gods And Generals (Napalm) listen
Dark Sarah Behind The Black Veil (Inner Wound) listen
Deep Purple Long Beach 1971 live (EarMusic) listen
Demon Eye Tempora Infernalia (Soulseller) listen
God Damn Vultures (One Little Indian) listen listen
» Grotesque Deity Bloodream (Infernal Devastation) listen
Gyre Moirai (self-released) listen
Holocaustum In The Fields They Bled (HPGD) listen
Holy Serpent Holy Serpent (Riding Easy) listen
Luciferian Rites When The Light Dies (Moribund) listen
Lunar Electric Lunar Electric EP (Electric Maiden) listen
The Magik Way Curve Sternum (Sad Sun) listen
Mist Inan EP (Soulseller) listen
My Grimace Grim Serenades (Inverse) listen
» Nashville Pussy Ten Years Of Pussy (SPV) listen
» Obsequiae Aria Of Vernal Tombs (20 Buck Spin) listen listen
Prurient Frozen Niagara Falls (Profound Lore) listen
Revealing The Conscience Time Will Reveal (Aural) listen
» Seremonia Kristalliarkki (Svart) listen
Sirenia The Seventh Life Path (Napalm) listen
Sisters Of… The Serpent, The Angel, The Adversary (Crowquill) listen
Soto Inside The Vertigo (EarMusic) listen
Steve’n’Seagulls Farm Machine (Spinefarm) listen
Steve Von Till A Life Unto Itself (Neurot) listen
Sun & Sail Club The Great White Dope (Satin) listen
Within Silence Gallery Of Life (Ulterium) listen