Sh*t That Comes Out Today: January 1-8, 2016
Hello MetalSucks reader! Welcome to 2016’s first Shit That Comes Out Today, your satanic bible of this week’s and next week’s heavy new releases. We list ‘em, we spotlight ‘em, we link you to their preview jams and full streams — and we usually stick ‘em in a fancy Spotify playlist too (below) — all for your jammage! Now crank this shit up.
It Lies Within
On a playlist with: don’t even get me started
Listen Paramount full stream (here)
Welcome to 2016. This year we have the Olympics, and probably some other stuff too, like deft metal albums and shitty writing. Browsing this week’s list prior to pen on paper, I saw It Lies Within and stupidly mistook it for It Dies Today. That 37 seconds of rushed excitement then wilted and died like a boner at a baseball game when I realized the error. No, no follow-up to the manically brilliant Lividity (2009); instead, an album called Within Paramount which, in all human reason and certitude, must be a big fucking joke.
Sins Remain (Transcending Obscurity)
On a playlist with: Iron Maiden, Sentenced, having wild hair
Listen Sins Remain full stream (here)
You definitely don’t see many metal bands from Pakistan — but let’s not dwell on who’s from where, and whence, and whathaveyou. Firm assurances that Sins Remain holds its own as “non-annoying radio metal,” with classic twists of course. This flaming locomotive of an honest throwback album takes its shortcomings in stride. Interesting thought: will the true back-to-basics albums now come from places where metal isn’t as rampant?
On a playlist with: Cannibal-Behemoth-Bath
Listen “Judaswieg” (here)
Brutus has not written music for things like frolicking in the sunshine and buying ice cream for kittens. Brutus instead has written brutal music for the brutal appreciation of brutality itself. The number of brutal double-bass hits in this 16-track, 54-minute warhammer of brutal brutality can only be described as brutal. Brutus grunt. Brutus brutal. Brutus fuck you up.
Ride Forth (Prosthetic)
On a playlist with: early Children Of Bodom, Dissection, Death
Listen “Relentless” (here) and “For The Horde” (here)
Watch youngster totally fucking destroys shit in anticipation of the new Exmortus album titled Ride Forth (here)
When it comes to riffage, nothing seems to excite anymore. After Rings Of Saturn, Soreption, Irreversible Mechanism, etc. etc., everything else just sounds flat. Well, that’s because those bands are bludgeoning you to death, not necessarily a bad thing — but neither is hydrogen. Exmortus takes the old-school route: laying it plain and simple, in quantities which won’t kill ya. So good even fucking babies dig that shit.
The Lion’s Daughter
Existence Is Horror (Season Of Mist)
On a playlist with: some crazy combination of Gojira, Batillus, and Krallice
Listen “Mass Green Extinctus” (here)
Definitely black metal, definitely excellent black metal, but just a bit alt. And that’s what sets Existence Is Horror apart — it’s a toned assault rather than an all-out one. Tr00ists will complaint that concessions were made for jammability. Well duh, The Lion’s Daughter has done that on purpose: do we hear just the faintest influence from Gojira? This week’s best.
The Quest For A Morning Star (Avantgarde) · out January 1
On a playlist with: solidarity and expression and heart
Listen The Quest For A Morning Star full stream (here)
Here’s an interesting one, with some context: About 1,700 Euro-dollars made from this album were donated to some of the victims of that absolutely horrific show fire in Bucharest back in October. It’s nice to see the community coming together to maintain support, especially using the musical art itself. And indeed, The Quest For A Morning Star is a purely artistic expression: a wonderfully dense collection of noises, sense-feelings, and intensities.
MORE SHIT THAT COMES OUT TODAY
Affliction Gate Dying Alone (Transcending Obscurity) listen
Amoretta Seventeen Seventy EP (Royal Thunder) listen
Autopsy After The Cutting box (Peaceville) preview
Bode Preto Mystic Massacre (Iron Tyrant) listen
Cauldron In Ruin (The End) listen listen
Crippled Black Phoenix New Dark Age (Season Of Mist) listen
Hag Fear Of Man (Dnawot) listen
Ignite A War Against You (Century Media) listen
The Order Of Elijah War At Heart (Luxor) listen
Venomous Concept Kick Me Silly (Season Of Mist) listen