SH*T THAT CAME OUT YESTERDAY – THE JULY 12, 2011 EDITION
MS staffers have lives too, and as such we can’t always get to the record store the very day new releases come out. We’re guessing it’s the same for you guys, too, but that doesn’t mean you’re not interested in the week’s new releases, right? With that in mind, here’s Vic Vaughn on all the shit that came out yesterday including new records from Decapitated and Suicide Silence.
Angel Eyes/Beneath Oblivion – split (The Mylene Sheath)
Beneath Oblivion, a dissonant drony/black metaly band, and Angel Eyes, who are more of a dark ambient post-rock band, release their split today. The EP features an alternate take of BO’s ”Be My Destroyer” from their upcoming record From Man To Dust, as well as one of the final tracks from Angel Eyes, who announced their impending breakup earlier this year.
Beware Of Safety – Leaves/Scars (The Mylene Sheath)
BoS play a form of melodic post-rock with a heavy emphasis on their lighter sections. The extended passages are ambient and minimal, but are used to maximum effect along with heavier instrumental parts occasionally appearing in the songs.
Coliseum/Burning Love – Live At The Atlantic split (Tee Pee)
Recorded live last summer at the Atlantic in Gainesville, Florida, Coliseum and Burning Love provide the fourth edition to the Live At The Atlantic series. The vinyl already came out in May (oops), but today sees the CD release, courtesy of Tee Pee Records.
Decapitated – Carnival Is Forever (Nuclear Blast)
Legendary Polish death metal band suffered a serious setback when they were involved in a bus accident in 2007. The accident killed the band’s drummer and seriously injured their singer, and the band was put on hiatus. In 2009, Decapitated founder Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka reformed the band with a new lineup, and Carnival Forever is the first record by the new band. The players may be different, but the vision remains the same: dark, evil death metal with the technical stylings we’ve come to expect.
Earth Crisis – Neutralize The Threat (Century Media)
The second record from Earth Crisis since their 2007 reformation. The record continues on with EC’s blend of hardcore and metal, although this time around they have legendary producer Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Terror, Hatebreed) going over the tracks. Stream the entire thing right here at MS.
Lock Up – Necropolis Transparent (Nuclear Blast)
Featuring former members of Napalm Death, At The Gates and Cradle Of Filth, Lock Up are now unleashing their third album of brutal death metal. The record features guest appearances by Hypocrisy’s Peter Tägtgren and Carcass’s Jeff Walker.
Sepultura – Kairos (Nuclear Blast)
Sepultura’s twelfth album is also their first for new label Nuclear Blast. The album features a cover of “Just One Fix” by Ministry, as well as “Firestarter” by The Prodigy on the deluxe edition. The album was produced by Roy Z, best known for his production work with Bruce Dickinson, Rob Halford and Glenn Hughes. Stream “Mask” right here on MS.
Suicide Silence – The Black Crown (Century Media)
Ugh… another Suicide Silence record. The band’s bland melting pot of hardcore, metalcore, death metal and other styles has never been something worth listening to for me. After listening to some sample tracks, I still have the same opinion. The band’s last release was 2009’s Wake Up EP.
Sleeping Giant – Kingdom Days In An Evil Age (Ain’t No Grave)
I had never heard of this band before writing this, and I’m glad I found them. Sleeping Giant play a polished form of metalcore, balancing the aggression of the style with just enough melody to make the songs striking and dynamic. The band has released two records before, their last one being 2009’s Sons Of Thunder.
Soul Control – Get Out Now (Bridge Nine)
A hardcore band with an obvious fixation on sludge and rock and roll is always something good to see. The songs Soul Control play would sound the same as a million other bands if these guys didn’t make it dirtier, more rocking and just generally awesome. Soul Control formed in 2006 in Providence, Rhode Island.
SSS – Problems To The Answer (Earache)
British band SSS blend different styles of hardcore and thrash over this 25-song record, but it doesn’t really stand out in the field of all the other bands doing the same thing. For all the time spent making that amount of individual tracks, perhaps they should have spent more time making sure their output was good in the first place. Barney Greenway of Napalm Death makes a guest appearance on three of these tracks.
The Great Commission – Heavy Worship (Ain’t No Grave)
And here we have a random assortment of people playing the chunkiest, most generic hardcore possible, and mixing in annoying overmelodic vocals to the mix. I listened to a few tracks and just gave up; this is just too much for me.