Shit That Comes Out Today: September 8, 2017
Remember when all the sports analysts said the Patriots would go 16-0? Pepperidge Farm remembers. It’s never been a more exciting time to be a Chiefs fan. That’s all I have to say this week. That and 42-27. Let’s get to some music.
Will To Power (Century Media)
On a playlist with The Agonist, Carcass and In Flames
Listen: “The World is Yours”
For some reason it seems that people were much more interested in what parts of this album Jeff Loomis wrote more than the actual music on the album itself. According to our own Excretakano, this release is something that you can listen to when you need to get super pumped up for something or need motivation to stand up to your enemies, so long as you’re under the age of twenty. Honestly, I would have to agree with that statement. Although even Nathan Explosion loves being motivated, it just feels as if Arch Enemy could have picked, I don’t know, literally any other theme to write an album around.
On a playlist with Bad Brains, Fishbone and Faith No More
Living Colour are one of many bands that I was turned onto by the almighty Guitar Hero III. “Cult of Personality” blew me away the first time I heard it, and I can still feel my fingers cramp from trying to play that damn solo. Regardless, the pioneers of funk metal return to strike again with their sixth studio album, and as Axl put it, even at their worst, these dudes are still one of the best bands out there. Fortunately, Shade is nowhere near their worst. “Program” is an unbelievably catchy song, which is just what you should expect from Living Colour. But really, why are you still reading this? Listen to the damn song and go buy this album.
Stray from the Path
Only Death Is Real (Sumerian)
On a playlist with Stick To your Guns, Northlane and The Ghost Inside
Listen: “Goodnight Alt-right”
When I was in college, my roommate used to love playing Stray from the Path on our drunken Taco Bell runs because I was often so hammered that I thought Stray from the Path were Rage Against the Machine. Thus, they became referred to as Rage Against The Path and Stray From The Machine. Shit like that is how I got the name Boozeman, in case anyone was wondering. The title of this song also means that this is a good time to remind everyone that Axl’s Shift-Left is still recruiting members. As for the music itself? It’s a blend between nu-metal and hardcore. I don’t care for it too much myself, but I know lots of people like these guys so whatever. Covering them gave me an excuse to tell a story about how my ears don’t work when I drink.
Monocle (Dark Essence)
On a playlist with Stone Sour, The 3rd and the Mortal and Manes
When I saw the band name Atrox, the first thing I thought of was the League of Legends champion Aatrox. The second thing I thought about was how much I fucking hate League of Legends. I was worried that hatred would carry over to my opinion of this band, but unlike League of Legends, Atrox are pretty decent! Although the vocals dangerously border radio rock territory, the rest of the music does enough to keep it away from all the negative connotations of that. My first impression of this track is that they sound like another Corey Taylor project with more chugs than Stone Sour, but not as heavy as Slipknot.
Left Hand Pass
On a playlist with Cannibal Corpse,Municipal Waste and Iron Reagan
Listen: Full album stream
Ah, Cannabis Corpse. If there is one king of stoner death metal, then it is without question these dudes, because the idea of pot death metal is still just as good today as it was when Cannabis Corpse first came to fruition. And to top it off, we even get the Cannabis Corpse version of Nile’s “Papyrus Containing the Spell to Preserve its Possessor Against Attacks from He Who is in the Water” called “Papyrus Containing the Spell to Protect its Possessor Against Attacks from He Who is in the Bong Water.” How could you not be excited for something like that? I also think that a bong water monster would make for a good Stephen King book, too, so if you’re listening, Stevey boy, this idea is on the house.
OTHER SHIT THAT COMES OUT TODAY
Alter Bridge Live At The O2 Arena + Rarities (Napalm Records) listen
Argus From Fields Of Fire (Cruz Del Sur) listen
Autopsy Fiend For Blood (12″ Vinyl) (Peaceville) listen
Backtrack Bad To My World (Bridge Nine) listen
Burn Do Or Die (Deathwish) listen
Comeback Kid Outsider (Nuclear Blast/New Damage) listen
Crematory Live Insurrection (CD/DVD) (SPV) listen
Demon Eye Prophecies And Lies (Soulseller) listen
End From The Unforgiving Arms Of God (Good Fight Music) listen
Four Year Strong Some Of You Will Like This, Some Of You Won’t (Pure Noise Records) listen
Gravdal Kadaverin (Soulseller) listen
Hands Of Orlac/The Wandering Midget Split (Cruz Del Sur Music) listen
Helpless Debt (Holy Roar) listen
Limp Bizkit Significant Other (Vinyl) (Interscope) listen
Lionize Nuclear Soul (The End Records) listen
Lynch Mob The Brotherhood (Rat Pak) listen
Morta Skuld For All Eternity (Peaceville) listen
Novelists Noir (Nuclear Blast) listen
Papa Roach Infest (Vinyl) (Geffen) listen
Papa Roach Lovehatetragedy (Vinyl) (Geffen) listen
Riot Army Of One (Reissue) (Metal Blade) listen
Riot Through The Storm (Reissue) (Metal Blade) listen
The Ditch And The Delta Hives In Decline (Prosthetic) listen
The Great Discord The Rabbit Hole (The Sign Records) listen
The One Hundred Chaos & Bliss (Spinefarm) listen
Threshold Legends Of The Shires (Nuclear Blast/Metalville) listen
Usnea Portals Into Futility (Relapse) listen
Zao Xenophobe/Fear Itself (7″) (Observed/Observer) listen