WSOU Picks of the Week: Accept, Orden Ogan, Oceano
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:
Accept – “The Rise of Chaos” (Katie W.)
I don’t recall being alive during a time in which Accept produced anything less than outrageous or spectacular music. As for when that time should come, I say definitely not today or any day for as long as the hard-rocking German horde is coming out with bone-crushing songs such as “The Rise of Chaos.” From the screeching vocals and shredding guitar to the perfectly in-tune chorus, “The Rise of Chaos” delivers any and every metal head’s ideal song.
Orden Ogan – “Fields Of Sorrow” (Dylan G.)
I know the term “power metal” is considered a dirty one in mainstream metal circles. Even Dragonforce’s Herman Li even thinks so. But Orden Ogan is one of those bands that, I believe, can break the genre’s stereotype of being considered corny. They maintain the epic choruses and fast melodic guitar work of the genre, but there is a certain element of crunch to their riffs that screams “bang your head.”
Oceano – “The Great Tribulation” (Garren L.)
There are a great many bands keeping deathcore alive, and one of those is Oceano. Although they are not newcomers to the genre, the band just released a new album called Revelation. The new track “The Great Tribulation” off that album is fine example of deathcore done right. The drumming is precise and pounding, while the vocals possess a primordial aggression that compliments the heavy yet precise guitar work. With this new track, Oceano has created a fine example of what deathcore should be.