WSOU Picks of the Week: Of Mice and Men, Cynic, Genus Ordinis Dei
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:
Of Mice & Men – “Money” (Joey R.)
Of Mice and Men’s cover of Pink Floyd’s “Money” is a modern twist on an old classic. While singer Austin Carlile adds his own flare to the vocals, the instrumental part stays true to the original and sounds amazing. It seems Pink Floyd covers have been “in” lately and this cover gives Avenged Sevenfold’s version of “Wish You Were Here” a run for their “Money.”
Cynic – “Humanoid” (Garren L.)
After four long years we finally have new music from Cynic. The band’s new track “Humanoid” is a welcomed homecoming for these prog metal legends. Although the band’s lineup has changed, the core essence of Cynic still remains. “Humanoid” bares of the hallmarks of the band’s previous efforts including jazz influenced guitar riffs, smooth bass lines and vocals that are robotic but also soothing. Let’s hope this song is a sign of good things to come.
Genus Ordinis Dei – “Salem” (Dylan G.)
Have you ever stumbled on that underground band that you just have to share with all of your friends? You can bet your ass I’ve been shoving these guys down the throats of my peers. “Salem” features Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil; it’s astounding that a band so small can pull a name like that for a feature. Also, those screams sound so much like Randy Blythe!