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Shit That Comes Out Today: January 27, 2017

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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!

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the-ruins-of-beverastThe Ruins Of Beverast
Takitum Tootem! EP digital (Ván)
On a playlist with: Nagelfar, Watain, Secrets Of The Moon
Listen Takitum Tootem! full stream (here)

One of today’s must-hear bands is The Ruins Of Beverast, the author of 2013’s most instantly memorable extreme metal album. This shit is weird and culty, repetitive and dynamic, the soundtrack to blank stares and rows of people seated on a basement floor. If TRoB dude Alexander Von Meilenwald had welcomed me into the studio for an early peak at these two new cuts, I would’ve lovingly shook him by the shoulders while bellowing “You’re so weird, it’s scary!!!” Put it that way. Stay for the Pink Floyd cover.

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kreator-gods-of-violenceKreator
Gods Of Violence (Nuclear Blast)
On a playlist with: Hypocrisy, Lamb Of God, Machine Head
Listen “Gods Of Violence” (here) “Satan Is Real” (here)

You may look on Kreator with love, for they’re one of the most memorable, most extreme thrash bands of the ’80s. Yet it’s also possible that it’s been a while since a Kreator album has connected with you. Their peers have integrated post-2000 metal with their chops and songwriting, growing bigger and badder in the bargain. Meanwhile, Kreator kinda sounds like Avenged Sevenfold.

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kjeldKjeld / Wederganger
split 12″ (Ván)
On a playlist with: Abigail Williams, Kvist, Carach Angren
Listen split 12″ full stream (here)

For all its awesomeness, Kjeld’s 2015 album Skym is a bit cruel. Not in the way that it seems to pulse and heave within its neat confines, not in the way it seems to place a cold hand on your chest from seeming miles away. Nay, the cruelty is that Skym flies by and concludes before you’re ready. Even though it’s an hour long. That’s why we’ve been extra sweaty in our anticipation of an EP, split, or new album for 20 months. Three new songs? That’ll do! For now.

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Stephen PearcyStephen Pearcy
Smash (Frontiers)
On a playlist with: Ratt, Cinderella, Dokken
Listen “Ten Miles Wide” (here) “Rain” (here) “Want Too Much” (here) “Jamie” (here)

The narrative of Ratt is one of hair metal’s most annoying. Just in the past few years, singer Stephen Pearcy quit a couple of weeks before a tour in 2012; in 2013, drummer Bobby Blotzer enlisted some low-priced help and took his “Ratt” on the road to much derision and legal action; 2015 brought a band called Ratt’s Juan Croucier because why not; and here in 2017, the date approaches of the first date by a Ratt staffed by Pearcy, Croucier, and guitarist Warren DeMartini. Croucier had been coaxed back after a two-decade holdout a bit before Pearcy bailed, so high are our hopes now for a rad Juan-powered Ratt album to match 2010’s classic Infestation. Pearcy’s solid new solo album is already a big step toward that!

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malum insane vesperMalum / Insane Vesper
split (Helter Skelter/Regain)
On a playlist with: Mayhem, Mgla, Aosoth
Listen “An Other Dimension” (here) “Blessed By The Devil’s Blood” (here)

Did you hear Insane Vesper’s 2016 album LayiL? I remember listening to half of it thinking that I was listening to a new album by a big hyped underground band — I clicked “play” on the wrong thing, doy — and freaking out that it was so decisive, fluent, and awesome. I thought that the weirdly beloved band totally got their shit together! Then, when the knowledge arrived that its creators were in fact Insane Vesper, my disbelief dissolved, for bands with the profile of tiny Insane Vesper release records that rip that hard on the reg. You read STCOT so you know this. Crank it up!!!

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the-ominous-circleThe Ominous Circle
Appalling Ascension (20 Buck Spin)
On a playlist with: Morbid Angel, Immolation, Slayer
Listen Appalling Ascension full stream (here)

If you’ve attended any of the first few shows on the Mayhem/Inquisition/Black Anvil tour, then perhaps you spent a few minutes after the show muttering to yourself that extreme metal is the spine of all time and space in 2017. Its best bands masterfully vibrate a roomful of random people onto the same wavelength, the same brooding, beautiful chord, the same thought in a few hundred heads. It’s a look into the darkness, the ideas that our minds have yet to grasp, the contours we can’t detect — by a few hundred pairs of eyes for a few hours. It’s sharing something more than a drink or a laugh, it’s a wave of unseen heat, and a reminder that we’ll find contentment in total suffering.

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OTHER SHIT THAT COMES OUT TODAY

arcaniusAborym Shifting.Negative (Agonia) listen
Acranius Reign Of Terror (Rising Nemesis) listen
Annihilator Triple Threat acoustic/live 2CD/DVD (UDR) listen
Árstíðir Lífsins Heljarkviða EP (Ván) listen
Au Champ Des Morts Dans La Joie (Debemur Morti) listen
Beheaded Beast Incarnate (Unique Leader) listen listen
Belial Nihil Est EP (Siege) listen
au-champs-des-mortsBetraying The Martyrs The Resilient (Sumerian) listen
Borealis World Of Silence MMXVII (AFM) listen
Boris The Blade Warpath (Siege) listen
Code Lost Signal EP (Agonia) listen listen
Curses Chapter I: Introspect (Imminence) listen
Dangerkids Blackist (Paid Vacation) listen
Dead Limbs Spiritus/Sulfur (Northern Silence) listen
cursesDeathless Legacy Dance With Devils (Scarlet) listen
Derek Davis Revolutionary Soul (Apocalypse) listen
Deserted Fear Dead Shores Rising (Century Media) listen listen
Diablerie The Catalyst Vol. 1: Control (Primitive Reaction) listen listen
Ekpyrosis Asphyxiating Devotion (Memento Mori) listen
deathless-legacyEmpyrean Throne Chaosborne listen
Evil Priest Evil Priest EP (Caverna Abismal) listen
Fall Of Carthage The Longed-For Reckoning (MDD) listen
Freedom Hawk Sunlight remaster vinyl (Ripple) listen
Ghost Season Like Stars In A Neon Sky (Pavement) listen
Greywind Afterthought (Spinefarm) listen
Heavy Baby Sea Slugs Teenage Graveyard Party (Heavy Baby) listen
hour-of-penanceHeavy Temple Chassit EP (Tridroid/Van) listen
Horn Turm am Hang (Iron Bonehead/Northern Silence) listen
Hour Of Penance Cast The First Stone (Prosthetic) listen
Hybrid Sheep Hail To The Beast (Tenacity) listen
Infamovs Under The Seals Of Death (Memento Mori) listen
Jack Russell’s Great White He Saw It Comin’ (Frontiers) listen
John Garcia The Coyote Who Spoke In Tongues (Napalm) listen
Magnet Feel Your Fire (Soulseller) listen
sacrificial-slaughter-enfunerationThe Murder Of My Sweet Echoes Of The Aftermath (Frontiers) listen
Mustan Kuun Lapset Saatto (Inverse) listen
Nick Oliveri N.O. Hits At All: Vol. 1 (Heavy Psych Sounds) listen
The Northern Solstice (Tragic Hero) listen
Ordos House Of The Dead (Moving Air) listen
Pimeä Metsä No Blood, No Glory (Wormholedeath) listen
Psychedelic WitchcraftPsychedelic Witchcraft Magick Rites And Spells (Soulseller) listen
Sacrificial Slaughter / Enfuneration American Death Thrash split reissue (HPGD) listen
Sepultura The Roadrunner Albums 1985-1996 box (Rhino) listen
Set And Setting Reflectionless listen
Tenebrae In Perpetuum La Genesi: 2001-2002 (Ordo MCM) listen
Undrask Battle Through Time listen
wolvennest-wolvennestVanishing Point Tangled In Dream reissue (AFM) listen
Vitriol Vitriol EP (Hellthrasher) listen
Wars We Are Islands, After All (Spinefarm) listen
Wolvennest Wolvennest (Ván) listen
Xandria Theater Of Dimensions (Napalm) listen

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