Shit That Comes Out Today: December 16, 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 all for your jammage. Now crank this shit up!
De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive live
On a playlist with: Satyricon, Bathory, Anaal Nathrakh
Listen De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive full stream (here)
Most of us comprehend the reason to see a complete album performed in concert, but we all might struggle to pin down the value of a recording of that performance. (If you’re stuck with a recording, wouldn’t you listen to the original album?) In this case, yes there is a point, but it’s meta: The original DMDS album is creepy in a bad way, as it is performed by a murderer and his victim, and was written partly by a guy whose remains were worn by both. But in 2016, Mayhem’s line-up is mellower; now anyone can enjoy black metal’s Reign In Blood guilt-free.
Aristocracy Of Twilight (Iron Bonehead)
On a playlist with: Darkthrone, Profanatica, Craft
Listen Aristocracy Of Twilight full stream (here)
There’s a down side to STCOT. I encountered it the other day at an underground metal CD shop. I’d been pumped to visit an out-of-town retailer of extreme metal, I dragged a friend there on foot on the way to dinner. But it was a bust — this particular store’s stock didn’t come from labels smaller than Relapse and Nuclear Blast, when my naive expectation was Sepulchral, Dark Descent, and deeper. I see now how that’s impossible, but anyway my screwy perspective is STCOT’s “down side”: The shit that our underground shop can’t afford to stock gets the same action as the “big” extreme acts on STCOT, our too-small-to-tour Cyclone Temples get equal attention as our Metallicas — and so STCOT makes you forget the scale of things.
On a playlist with: Demona, The Lurking Corpses, Midnight
Listen Vanik full stream (here)
You read that right: The band is Vanik. Their new album is titled Vanik and arrives on Ván Records. It rips, so for the purpose of hurrying along its follow up, let’s donate some ideas for future album titles: Vanity. Vanguard. If This Vanik’s A-Rockin’. Okay scratch that last one. Crank it up!
2112 – 40th (Universal)
On a playlist with: King Crimson, Led Zeppelin, Heart
Listen 2112 – 40th trailer (here)
You’ve heard fans of Rush declare an allegiance to the band’s first era; many of them feel that Rush’s turn to synths and clarity opposes what connected a fan to this outsider’s band in the first place. Other fans exalt the radio-ready Rush’s volumes of profound rock music. The first type forges an intellectual bond with early Rush’s evasion and technique; the latter is in touch with songs rather than their conveyance and socio-politics. Which are you? A lover of notes and nerd unity, or a devotee to the peak of populist expression?
Hell (Forever Plagued)
On a playlist with: Inquisition, Immortal, Neige Eternelle
Listen Hell full stream (here)
Sorry, can we now resume the story started above about my visit to a particular underground metal shop (see Blood Tyrant above)? I swear there’s a point: At this merely fantastic establishment, I so wanted to spend money. As I looked through every single item in the store, I guiltily explained to my friend that I was determined to support the store — I just had to find the thing that I hardly desired the most. I spotted a fancy Inquisition reissue, but it wasn’t the right one. I considered a Marduk coffee mug, but WWII tank battles bum me out. Looked for Mgla and Oranssi Pazuzu, no dice. Then I nabbed the new Katatonia, which I don’t have for some reason. Winner.
On a playlist with: Marduk, Emperor, Behemoth
Listen “Mästarens resa i mörkret” (here)
In conclusion (see above), the friend and I heard all of South Of Heaven on the overhead speakers, made a purchase, and exited in disappointment. On the stairs she asked, “Forgive me, but what compels you to make a purchase here if they don’t have what you want?” My reply was that I value actual stores, it’s where you find new bands and info about upcoming releases; it’s even slightly social. And so I was putting my money where my mouth is. She of course pointed out that the internet does that now, and oh by the way, it’s my job to do that on the internet. Via STCOT, It’s free to hear whole albums, then buy them; a store only does that last part and, evidently, not as reliably. Further, a store needs a huge market to be able to stock underground (but distributed worldwide) acts like Blood Tyrant (rips), Do Skonu (love the new vocals), and fucking Murg (fuck yes); meanwhile STCOT is where you are with all the legit shit every Friday. Hearing her words, I acknowledged their good sense. I’m ready to say goodbye to brick-and-mortar record stores. STCOT forever. Thanks so much for reading!
OTHER SHIT THAT COMES OUT TODAY
Ache Fade Away (Dead City) listen
Anticlockwise Raise Your Head (Revalve) listen
Blacksmoker Rupture (Voice Of Azram) listen
Call Of The Void AYFKM EP (Translation Loss) listen listen
Daedalean Complex The Rise Of Icarus (PRC) listen
The Funeral Portrait A Moment Of Silence (Revival) listen
Goat Worship Blood And Steel (Xtreem) listen
Grafvitnir Obeisance To A Witch Moon (Carnal/Daemon Worship) listen
Gravebreaker Sacrifice (Gates Of Hell) listen
Heavens Decay The Great Void Of Mystery (Chaos) listen
Kerker Ban All Lights (Nihilistische KlangKunst) listen
Machinae Supremacy Into The Night World (Hubnester) listen
Maligner Demon (Blood Harvest) listen
Mega Colossus Hyperglaive listen
Megosh Apostasy (Outerloop) listen
Naked Star Ancient Rites (The Church Within) listen
Omnizide NekroRegime (Daemon Worship) listen
Rivette In Vertigo EP (Ektro) listen
Rudra Enemy Of Duality (Transcending Obscurity) listen
Sallow I: The Great Work (2015) (Sick Man Getting Sicker) listen
Sandness Higher and Higher (Sleaszy Rider) listen
Sepulchral Curse At The Onset Of Extinction (Transcending Obscurity) listen
Stone Sour Come What(ever) May 10th Anniversary Edition (Roadrunner) listen
Uli Jon Roth Tokyo Tapes Revisited: Live In Japan (UDR) listen
Ur Hail Death EP (Arachnophobia) listen
Varaha Varaha EP listen
Vesen Rorschach (Soulseller) listen
Wulkanaz Paralys (Regain) listen