WSOU Picks of the Week: Exhumed, Eluveitie, The Unguided
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:
Exhumed – “Defenders Of The Grave” (Garren L.)
Exhumed’s new track “Defenders of the Grave” is a prime of example of death metal’s most fundamental roots. It’s got a catchy riff, pounding drums, brutal vocals and horrific lyrical themes; this song is death metal at its core, the sort of track you can practice your death growls and mosh about your house to. Fans of raw death metal will find that it’s just what the doctor ordered.
Eluveitie – “Rebirth” – (Dylan G.)
Eluveitie’s new single sounds like they had a lot of “metal” material left over from their last folk album. Nicole Ansperger’s flute-backed vocals evoke the same catchiness that has sustained former tracks where she has led the band. “Rebirth” really shines during the breakdown, with Chrigel Glanzmann’s growls to bring us all home. I’m excited to hear another heavy record from these guys, especially with their new lineup.
The Unguided – “Heartbleed Bug” (Adara G.)
The Unguided’s new track “Heartbleed Plug” not only provides true and heartbreaking lyrics that anyone who’s had to put more than there their fare share into a relationship can relate to, but Richard’s clean vocal allows for the true heartbreak to seep through the music. And with the amazing guitar solo, this song has easily become a new favorite for me.