WSOU Picks of the Week: Kreator, Machine Head, Morbid Angel
Seton Hall University’s WSOU radio is the only all-metal, all-the-time station currently broadcasting in the US, and has 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:
Kreator – “Hail To The Hordes” (Dylan G.)
The Germans do three things right: beer, sounding angry and thrash. Considering the timing of its release, I can only assume that Kreator’s Black Friday exclusive is an ode to our yearly bargain bloodbath. Catch these guys with Sabaton on their Spring North American tour!
Machine Head – “Beyond the Pale” (Parker J.)
I’ve heard that this song’s main riff resembles Strapping Young Lad’s song “Love?” After listening to both, I can confirm the two do in fact sound very similar. Imitation is the highest form of flattery, or something like that. Coming off their new album Catharsis, I’d still say it sounds appropriately Machine Head, a combination of classic metal drum beats and guitar riffs, clear lyrics, and some lighter breaks for the chorus. It reminds me heavily of “Imperium”. All in all – a solid addition to Machine Head’s track record.
Morbid Angel – Piles Of Little Arms (Garren L.)
Even though 2017 is winding down, it still seems like the year is producing some surprises where new music is concerned. Perhaps my biggest surprise has been Morbid Angel’s new song “Piles of Little Arms” off their upcoming album Kingdoms Disdained. With Steve Tucker’s return to the band and this new track, Morbid Angel are once again reminding us why they are death metal kings and why 2017 is the year of death metal.