WSOU Picks of the Week: Meshuggah, Norma Jean, While She Sleeps
Seton Hall University’s WSOU radio is the only all-metal, all-the-time station currently broadcasting in the US, and as been a force in metal for DECADES. It’s also streamable online from anywhere in the world! Each week, the staff of WSOU shares their picks for the heaviest of the heavy, as well as the station’s charts for that week, right here on MetalSucks. Enjoy:
Meshuggah – “Born In Dissonance” (Garren L)
Do you even djent? If you do, then look no further than the new Meshuggah song, “Born in Dissonance.” “Born in Dissonance” once again follows the familiar Meshuggah mold of pairing a progressive metal with death metal vocals, and mixing it with that familiar djent sound we all love. This new track makes it quite evident that Meshuggah can still churn out awesome music, and I can only wait with great anticipation for their new album The Violent Sleep of Reason to be released on October 7 (and for their subsequent North American tour with High on Fire).
Norma Jean – “Death Is A Living Partner” (Mike C)
It took me way too long to realize those were rats on the album cover and not feathers. Regardless, Polar Similar rips. Quick and chaotic, “Death Is A Living Partner” doesn’t let up at all throughout its two minute runtime making it a standout track on the album. Be sure to check out the rest of Polar Similar, out today on Solid State Records!
While She Sleeps – “Civil Isolation” (Billy G)
While She Sleeps are back with new music already following their 2015 album Brainwashed. “Civil Isolation” is the perfect evolution for this band; they continue to blend melody with hardcore as they have become known for. The lyrics deal with societal issues. The song features both heavier and softer sections with clean singing and remains interesting throughout every progression. While She Sleeps have been on the rise and this may be the album that truly takes their popularity to a new level.