Sh*t That Comes Out Today: May 26, 2015
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: The Prestige, Solefald, Dendritic Arbor
Listen “The Arcturian Sign” (here)
A band whose name stems from a star should turn out to be spacey and trippy. And yes, Arcturian is spacey and trippy, but it’s contained in a very technical framework. Imagine Devin Townsend-style vocals and builds but with blackened pretensions and random explosions. But for as distinctive as Arcturian is, it’s not too outrageous.
Pulsazioni … Conversione (Club Inferno)
On a playlist with: Trudger + The Ocean
Listen Pulsazioni … Conversione full stream (here)
Consider this progressive sludge band from Italy — in a subgenre underrepresented by this country, what distinctive elements can we expect? Well, lots of Italian vocals, but also big mood shifts in a softer, more progressive cadence as opposed to a black metal-like assault. Hell, it’s pretty much rock ‘n’ roll, and as a result you’ll end up headbanging with your lighter out.
Tea Time For Punks (Free Electric Sound)
On a playlist with: Steve Vai, Mr. Fastfinger, Ron Thal
Listen “God Shaved The Queen” (here)
If you’re in the mood for a carnival of jazzy beats, virtuoso solos, and swag bass lines, then yes, Tea Time For Punks is for you. Even the most die-hard prog haters will be able to find enjoyment in this album, it’s innocently silly. But underneath the funky colors is a dead-serious musician’s wet dream.
There was no issue with WBTBWB’s first two albums — their sillycore was never going to be taken seriously anyway, and at least it was catchy and inventive! But their subsequent album, Goldkinder, raised some eyebrows and questions and guillotine blades. With Wieder Geil!, there’s no telling what the hell is going on. Check it out if you woke up craving some German scene-heavy electronic slamcore.
Perpetual Consciousness Nightmare (Into The Night)
On a playlist with: Dendridic Arbor, Grč, Dead In The Manger
Listen “Existence Makes Me Sick” and “Hopelessly Optemistic” (here)
Judging on the album title, there’s something already a bit off about Perpetual Consciousness Nightmare. Maybe it’s the creepy vocals on “Existence Makes Me Sick” or maybe the very fact that existence seems to make this guy sick. But the music is sick. And weird. For when you’re in one of those moods.
The Chosen Few (M24)
On a playlist with: The child of Jesse James, Lars Ulrich, and Steven Seagal
Listen “Illusions Of Love” (here)
“Illusions Of Love” is the worst song so far this year, but the video is so goddamn hilarious it’s worth putting this to you all: a Photoshop battle! Get some snaps from the music video and comment with funny shops for our collective pleasure. Upvote your favorites, downvote everyone else. Thanks for feeding the trolling comment machine!
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