Shit That Comes Out Today: November 17, 2017
In case anyone was wondering, my surgery was successful and I didn’t need to have my arm amputated. I know that’s going to disappoint a lot of you, but Boozeman is back again, and absolutely worse than ever. If any of you want to see a bunch of pictures of my torn labrum from inside my body (literally), you can check those out here. So, seeing as I feel well enough to type with both hands again, let’s resume my regularly scheduled shitposting and listen to some new metal, shall we?
The End (Eagle Rock Entertainment)
On a playlist with literally any metal band. Come on, now.
Listen: “War Pigs”
Although I wouldn’t normally cover a live album, this one is an exception because it’s the live album from not only Black Sabbath’s final tour, but also their final show ever. With that being said, there are plenty of Sabbath fans out there who are going to want to have this in their collection to pay tribute to the swan song of the band that started heavy metal. There really isn’t much else to say about this one. Turn it on and listen to the final show Black Sabbath will ever play. Or just go buy the DVD.
Wizard Bloody Wizard (Spinefarm)
On a playlist with Candlemass, Sleep and Cathedral
Listen: “See You In Hell”
I’d like to thank Electric Wizard for boldly trolling Axl while he covered for me last week. Although Wizard Bloody Wizard was supposed to come out last Friday, they pushed the release date back to this Friday. But regardless, Electric Wizard are the doom monsters they’ve always been and I wouldn’t expect that to change any time soon. As an added bonus, there are blood AND boobs on the album cover so there’s something here for everyone. For a more in-depth review, check out Kelsey’s review because we all know that none of you listen to my opinion anyway.
Psychosis (Napalm Records)
On a playlist with Sepultura, Soulfly and Killer Be Killed
Do you miss old schools Sepultura? Don’t be ridiculous, of course you do. Metalheads everywhere should be delighted to know that this Psychosis is as close to the old school Sepultura sound as we have right now, with the unfortunate fate of being peppered with bits of nu-metal here and there. It’s not a ton of nu-metal, but the Cavalera brothers could’ve had not just a good album, but an incredible album without it. For a more in-depth review, consult Axl’s review.
Relics (Lifeforce Records)
On a playlist with August Burns Red, Trivium and Killswitch Engage
Listen: “Absent Foundation”
I would very much like to congratulate and applaud Despite Exile for showing that metalcore doesn’t have to be generic, whiny bullshit. I’m serious, even saying the word metalcore makes my stomach churn a bit, but then Despite Exile showed up and said, “here, Boozeman. Have some Tums.” Despite Exile are metalcore that has actual riffs, melodies, blast beats and wait for it… NO FUCKING CLEAN SINGING. I’m serious. If metalcore would’ve evolved to sound like this then us here at MetalSucks would take it seriously as a genre.
Crystal Death (eOne/Lifeblood)
On a playlist with The Ghost Inside, Deez Nuts and Hundredth
At this point in my metal career, all the fucking core genres blend together. You could call Earth Caller melodic hardcore or you could call them metalcore, or you could even call them corecore. I don’t fucking know. But I know that I do like these guys as they have a good balance of anger and ambience that reminds me a lot of Reflections. If you want something a little more on the lighter side (but not too light), then I would highly recommend Earth Caller.
OTHER SHIT THAT COMES OUT TODAY
Actor / Observer One Another (7″) (Party Smasher Inc.) listen
Backtrack Bad To My World (Bridge 9) listen
Chaos Moon Eschaton Memoire (Blood Music) listen
Conan Man Is Myth – Early Demos (Napalm Records) listen
Cryptodira The Devil’s Despair (Good Fight Music) listen
Death Toll 80K Step Down (Svart) listen
Fieldy Bassically (N/A) listen
Galactic Cowboys Long Way Back To The Moon (Music Theories) listen
Game Over Claiming Supremacy (Scarlet) listen
Ghost Atlas All Is In Sync, And There’s Nothing Left To Sing About (N/A) listen
Godflesh Post Self (Shellshock) listen read our review
Iron Maiden The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter (BMG) listen
Kissing Candice Safe Word (Stay Sick Recordings) listen
Lady Beast Vicious Breed (Cruz Del Sur) listen
Nullingroots Into The Grey (Prosthetic Records) listen
Oblivion The Path Towards… (Unique Leader) listen
Phinehas Dark Flag (Solid State) listen
Polkadot Cadaver Get Possessed (Razor To Wrist) listen
Skarlett Riot Regenerate (Despotz Records) listen
Stälker Shadow Of The Sword (Napalm Records) listen
Tarja From Spirits And Ghosts (Score For A Dark Christmas) (earMUSIC) listen
The Body & Full Of Hell Ascending A Mountain Of Heavy Light (Thrill Jockey) listen
Tyfon’s Doom Emperor’s Path (Gates Of Hell) listen
Various Artists Spawn (Again): A Tribute To Silverchair (UNFD/Rise) listen
SHIT THAT COMES OUT AGAIN TODAY
Asphyx The Rack (Reissue) (Century Media) listen
Axegrinder Rise Of The Serpent Men (Vinyl) (Peaceville) listen
Baphomet The Dead Shall Inherit (Vinyl) (Peaceville) listen
Black Death Black Death (Reissue) (Hells Headbangers) listen
Ensiferum Ensiferum (Vinyl) (Blood Music) listen
Ensiferum Iron (Vinyl) (Blood Music) listen
Moonsorrow V: Havitetty (Vinyl) (Blood Music) listen
Moonsorrow Verisakeet (Vinyl) (Blood Music) listen
Nine Inch Nails Add Violence (Vinyl) (The Null Corporation) listen
Poison Open Up And Say Ahh (Vinyl) (Friday Music) listen
The Obsessed The Obsessed (Reissue) (Relapse) listen
Therion Of Darkness (Vinyl) (Peaceville) listen