Sh*t That Comes Out Today: February 5, 2016
Hello MetalSucks reader! Welcome to 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 usually stick ‘em in a fancy Spotify playlist too (below) — all for your jammage! Now crank this shit up.
On a playlist with: Soar, Paysage d’Hiver, Panopticon
Listen I full stream (here)
These days, one-man/woman bands’ albums are nearly indistinguishable from their cooperative peers. “Nearly” being the key word: it’s that 1% difference which makes all the, uh, difference. The dude behind Fuath is the dude behind Saor, and what a dude indeed: he’s reigned in excess spaciness for a truly drum-tight release. I feels like it was founded upon a focused/unified vision rather than a logic of all-inclusiveness for his own ideas. Good on him!
Crime Traveler (Vitriol)
On a playlist with: Comadre, Iron Lung, Weekend Nachos
Listen “Difficult Decisions in the Yutani Mess Hall” (here) “A Decent Proposal In A Shitty Alley” (here) “600,000 Tons Of Explosive Ordinance” (here)
Everyone from here to the moon is going to have a fucking neck-ache. Not because of the headbanging — no, that’s the neck-break. It’s gonna ache first from all the nodding in agreement you’re going to be doing. Agreeing with what? Who knows, but it sounds fucking right, just like a song (seriously) titled “600,000 Tons Of Explosive Ordinance.” Crime Traveler sounds fucking right. It hits hard and fast, it is unconventional, and was it mentioned that it sounds fucking right?
“Zomg! New Textures album!” We know: one of the few djenty bands to truly a) not suck, b) not blindly rip off Meshuggah, and c) not have weaksauce clean vocals. Textures comes off as authentic and decent, like they could open for Meshuggah instead of… sucking. They age well too, just like the old(er) Swedes have! Phenotype has all the freakishly gorgeous off-time nonsense you want, but a newfound veracity and aggressiveness. If any complaints could be lodged against old Textures, it’s that they needed one more notch on the knob.
If marijuana is legal where you live, then consider Voix your sonic Doritos. Get the hint? Hint: Voix is a trance with a steep entrance and a deep exit. As good trance-y stuff should achieve, it constantly shifts while also preserving a bee-line to your motor cortex. It is also decisively metal, while strangely avoiding too many postmodern pretenses. Perhaps then this album is truly a listenable metal-trance album, meaning it might actually work outside of your usual settings, e.g. bed, couch, floor, etc.
Pangaea (I, Voidhanger)
On a playlist with: Mare Cognitum, Krallice, Akhlys
Listen Pangaea full stream (here)
“Hailing from Indiana” is not a great introduction for an atmospheric black metal band. Oh, how times are changing — now such lurid tunes can come from the self-proclaimed Crossroads of America, i.e. the state people only visit while driving through. Jeez, how bad can Indiana be? How about Ecferus? Furiously good, like, really good.
Being the only metal band with a branded line of pastas (no fucking joke), Fleshgod Apocalypse clearly do not fear stark outwardness + general silliness. As if nothing shouted excellent technical death metal like a steaming bowl of fusilli, King responds with two grandma-servings of the heartiest meat sauce imaginable. To that end, Fleshgod has always been Fleshgod. They’ve been good (Oracles) and they’ve been bad (Labyrinth). But they’ve been them, unabashedly, and King is their purest and arguably best expression to date.
Arrayan Path Chronicles Of Light (Pitch Black) listen
Billion Dollar Babies Chemical God (Metalville) listen
Bosque Beyond (Dunkelheit) listen
Brainstorm Scary Creatures (AFM) listen
The Cult Hidden City (Cooking Vinyl) listen listen
Deformatory Malediction (CDN) listen listen
Degradead Degradead (Metalville) listen
Drowning Pool Hellelujah (eOne) listen
Emil Bulls XX (AFM) listen listen
Eucharist Endarkenment EP vinyl (Iron Bonehead) listen
Frostbite Etching Obscurity (Timina) listen
Ghostlimb Difficult Loves (Vitriol) listen
God’s Hate Mass Murder (Closed Casket) listen
High Hopes Sights & Sounds (Victory) listen
Hybernoid The Last Day Begins? reissue (Xtreem) listen
Kaross Two (2013) (Kramada) listen
Iron Mask Shadow Of The Red Baron reissue (AFM) listen
Khthoniik Cerviiks SeroLogikal Scars (Vertex of Dementiia) (Iron Bonehead) listen listen
Mons Veneris Sibilando com o Mestre Negro (Altare/Frost and Fire) listen
Moon Tooth Chromaparagon listen listen
Obscura Akroasis (Relapse) listen review
Ocerco A Desolação EP (Signal Rex) listen
Ostots Hil Argi (Altare/Darker Than Black) listen
Percussor Disturbing Reality (HPGD) listen
Power From Hell Devil’s Whorehouse (Hells Headbangers) listen
Primitiv Immortal And Vile (Transcending Obscurity) listen
Product Of Hate Buried In Violence (Napalm) listen
Prong X – No Absolutes (SPV) listen listen
Rhapsody Of Fire Into The Legend (AFM) listen listen
Reencarnacion 888 Metal/Acompáñame a la tumba deluxe reissue (Nuclear War Now!) listen
Rival Choir (fka Mouth Of The South) I Believe, Help My Unbelief (Facedown) listen
Sealclubber Stoical (Medusa Crush) listen
Seven Sisters Of Sleep Ezekiel’s Hags (Relapse) listen
Shakra High Noon (AFM) listen
Silver Snakes Saboteur (Evil Ink) listen
Spylacopa Demon John (Rising Pulse) listen
Striker Stand In The Fire (Record Breaking) listen listen
Tiny Knives Black Haze (Eolian Empire) listen
Voidcraeft Ἕβελ (I, Voidhanger) listen
The Wakedead Gathering Fuscus: Strings Of The Black Lyre (I, Voidhanger) listen
Wishing Well Chasing Rainbows (Inverse) listen
World Be Free The Anti-Circle (Revelation) listen