WSOU Picks of the Week: Visigoth, Mammoth Grinder, War of Ages
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:
Visigoth – “Warrior Queen” (Katie W.)
A poem about a badass warrior woman is more than enough to develop the perfect battle cry to ride valiantly into 2018. “Warrior Queen” embodies a medley of classic NWOBHM-inspired riffs accompanied by perfectly timed, epic and dominant gang vocals. Other than the empowering and fearless lyrics, the production is impeccable, and the clean precision only adds to the majestic feeling dawning over the entire song. Accompanied by an outstanding video, the only heartbreaking aspect about listening to “Warrior Queen” is having to wait for the rest of the album.
Mammoth Grinder – “Servant of the Most High” (Garren L.)
If you mixed punk and death metal together and then coated it in sludge you would end up with Mammoth Grinder. The band’s new song “Servant of the Most High” follows in that same spirit by being short, aggressive and ghoulish. Equal parts primordial and haunting, this songs makes you want to start a circle pit in a graveyard with the undead. Mammoth Grinder’s new album Cosmic Crypt comes out January 26th.
War Of Ages – “Buried Alive” (Adrianna M.)
The opening track from War of Ages’ new album is a prime example of modern metalcore. The song opens up with some heavy riffs and screams but the chorus transitions into a rad melodic hard rock banger. Whether you are a Jesus freak or not, this Christian band has cranked out some sweet sounds over the years.