Sh*t That Comes Out Today: September 11, 2015
Hello MetalSucks reader! Welcome to the new 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 we stick ‘em in a fancy Spotify playlist too (below) — all for your jammage! Now crank this shit up!
Bring Me The Horizon gets flak and hate, but it’s not all warranted: Sempiternal (2013) had okay moments which distanced the band from its ilk. What little magic these kids had, though, is now gone (sad day, right). That’s The Spirit is just scene-alt-core or whatever, ie. the kind of music you listen to for a week before mum takes your portable CD player away and grounds you for back-talking the babysitter.
The article behind the link for “Ghost Dance” puts it correctly: Limb has “cosmic boogie.” You get the all the drugged-out atmosphere of spacey post-metal albums, but tons of classic rock groove. Terminal is an album you zone out to, but it doesn’t put you down or in a contemplative mood. More like a groovy massage for your ear-senses.
Dude, Slayer is/was awesome, but it’s been a long game for these dudes. They’ve written some landmark metal albums. Some definite wins. They’ve also rolled out some stinking turds. Repentless is a huge stinking turd. I think the nü-influence killed ’em, and we’re not talking the God Hates Us All kind. We’re talking the we ran out of ideas kind. Go see ’em live, though. It’s worth it.
An Open Letter
An Open Letter
On a playlist with: Deafheaven, An Autumn For Crippled Children, Ghost Bath
Listen An Open Letter full stream (here)
Inb4 “omg Deafheaven clone!” Okay, the similarities are obvious, but bands like An Open Letter show how decent superpost-black metal can be. The amateur feel, punchy drumming, and big mood swings are all part of the formula. Detractors may note the over-blown buildups, but that’s all part of the experience. Guess everything is part of something, or maybe not.
Nuked Identity (Tankcrimes)
On a playlist with: Andrew W.K. having full sex with Destrage’s weird cousin
Listen “Rebel Is Creation” (here)
Dear MetalSucks readers from Japan: What in the holy fucking hell is going on there? It’s a question which has been asked for years — and Vivisick is yet another answer. And it’s a love/hate answer: you can’t entirely live for this shocktastic dance-punk, but you can’t die for it either. It’s just too catchy! Too hip! Too radical! You just wanna jam jam jam jam jam jam jam jam jam jam kill kill kill!
Howls Of Ebb
The Marrow Veil EP (I, Voidhanger)
On a playlist with: utter chaos and shoddily constructed butt-flaps
Listen The Marrow Viel EP full stream (here)
If you haven’t already swallowed the sonic jizzum from the crusty supernova that is the The Marrow Veil EP, then you’re in for a tasty snack. You get par for the course from their label I, Voidhanger records: disturbing, lengthy, progressive, and atmospheric. But you also get a tribal, untamed feel that the more black-metal focused acts either lack or disregard. Falling into the murky depths of this album is both an experiment and a joy.
Avulsed Altar of Disembowelment EP (Xtreem) listen
Exxasens Back To Earth (Aloud) listen
Grim Van Doom Grim Love (Wooaaargh) listen
Hollywood Vampires Hollywood Vampires (Universal) listen
I Cried Wolf Hollow Heart (Crooked Noise) listen
Kaets Human Machine (Klonosphere) listen listen
Kaiserreich Cuore Nero (De Tenebrarum Principio) listen
Legion Of Andromeda Iron Scorn (Crucial Blast) listen
Luna Soul Blood Moon (Cargo) listen
Nightfell Darkness Evermore (20 Buck Spin) listen
Sardonis III (Consouling Sounds) listen
Sabbath Assembly Sabbath Assembly (Svart) listen
Scorpions Return To Forever (Legacy) listen
Speedtrap Straight Shooter (Svart) listen
Venom Prison “The Primal Chaos” 7″ (Soaked In Torment) listen