Shit That Comes Out Today

SH*T THAT COMES OUT TODAY: MAY 8, 2012

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Hey metalheads! Your summer playlist is about to get bigger, better, and sweatier. Yep, the hot season grows ever-nearer in this week’s Shit That Comes Out Today, which recaps, recommends, and replays pool-flip worthy new rippers from Storm Corrosion, Cattle Decapitation, Moonspell, and lots more. Shit’s getting hotter every week, so just grab a sixer, crank that stereo, and strip down to near-nothing! Hey look Jill Janus from Huntress has a head start!

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Bible Of The Devil
For The Love Of Thugs And Fools (Cruz Del Sur)
On a playlist with: Armored Saint, Fireball Ministry, Molly Hatchet
Listen “Sexual Overture/While You Were Away” and “The Parcher” (here)

Chicago’s Bible of the Devil delivers rocking jams with great riffage and tasty solos. Like ZZ Top mixed with High On Fire, the band’s sixth record sits comfortably among their others – not better, not worse – and that is just fine. 2008’s Freedom Metal (their last record) brought the band to a larger platform, including this release, which is released on Italian label Cruz Del Sur. That’s just fine too!

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Cattle Decapitation
Monolith Of Inhumanity (Metal Blade)
On a playlist with: Skinless, Anata, Napalm Death
Listen MetalSucks Exclusive Monolith Of Inhumanity full stream (here)

What do you expect from a band called Cattle Decapitation? A no-frills death metal attack. And everything on Monolith Of Inhumanity — beats, solos, bass riffs, literally everything — travels at 100 miles per hour and only breaks for an instant before launching into the next section. Cattle Decap always rips, and Monolith is another solid release.

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Horseback
Half Blood (Relapse)
On a playlist with: The Devil’s Blood, Neurosis, Tia Carrera
Listen “Ahriman” (here)

In metal, subgenres abound to the point that it’s (near) impossible for a band to not touch on several different ones on any given album. No surprise there. But Horseback thrills via classic-rock boogie riffs and organs beneath black metal vocals. The combination first seems scattered and awkward, but Horseback wins in a big way.

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Hung (ReThink/The End)
On a playlist with: Opeth, Agalloch, Katatonia
Listen MetalSucks Exclusive Hung full stream (here)

MetalSucks is pro-Hung: The progressive death metallers appeared on our NYC Sucks compilation last year and yep we’re the exclusive home of this very album’s stream. Probably because Hung is an awesome band that mixes death metal growls, riffs, and pounding grooves with unusual but metal-friendly violins and whistles. The result: a powerful, brutal and beautiful collection.

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Moonspell
Alpha Noir/Omega White (Napalm)
On a playlist with: At The Gates, 69 Eyes, Tiamat
Listen “Lickanthrope” (here)

Portugal’s Moonspell has refined their style several times, but Alpha Noir may be some of their best work. Melodic death metal with symphonics, keyboards, and serene choruses, Alpha Noir also dares to be paired with Omega White, a bonus CD with eight tracks rooted in gothic and symphonic metal. Ready to argue about which Moonspell mode is superior?

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Storm Corrosion
Storm Corrosion (Roadrunner)
On a playlist with: Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Astra
Listen “Drag Ropes” (here)

Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt and Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson first worked together when Wilson produced Opeth’s Blackwater Park. Perhaps that record served as only a hint of what this pair could conjure, and Storm Corrosion is the full reveal. Lead track “Drag Ropes” is an exercise in futility, as it spends ten minutes crescendoing to nowhere. But duh we expect the unexpected from these brainiacs.

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MORE SHIT THAT COMES OUT TODAY

Adaliah Broken Families (Mediaskare)
Allegaeon Formshifter (Metal Blade)
Angelus Apatrida The Call (Century Media)
Anvil Absolutely No Alternative reissue (The End)
Anvil Plenty Of Power reissue (The End)
Anvil Plugged In Permanent reissue (The End)
Anvil Speed Of Sound reissue (The End)
At The Skyline The Secrets To Life (Roadrunner)
Bermuda The Wandering (Mediaskare)
Confessor Uncontrolled reissue (Divebomb)
Crack Up Heads Will Roll reissue (Metal Mind)
Crematory Infinity (Goomba)
Criminal Akelarre (top, Goomba)
Cyclone Temple My Friend Lonely/Building Errors In The Machine EP reissue (MetalSucks Exclusive interview here, Divebomb)
Daytrader Twelve Years (Rise)
Deathwish Demon Preacher reissue (Divebomb)
Paul Dianno Wrathchild: The Anthology (Cleopatra)
Dr. Living Dead Dr. Living Dead (Tribunal/Divebomb)
F5 A Drug For All Seasons (Cleopatra)
Fire & Ice Not Of This Earth (Reaper)
Fly Machine Come Metamorphis (Divebomb)
Gorod Perfect Absolution (Unique Leader)
Huntress Spell Eater (MetalSucks Exclusive premiere here, Napalm)
Impiety Ravage And Conquer (Pulverised)
Ironchrist Getting The Most Out Of Your Extinction reissue (Divebomb)
John 5 God Told Me To (above left, Rocket Science)
Kontrust Second Hand Wonderland (above right, Napalm)
Lacrimosa Lichtjahre (End Of The Light)
Last Kingdom Chronicles Of The North (Limb)
Legion Of The Damned Descent Into Chaos (Goomba)
Lionheart Undisputed (right, Mediaskare)
Literature Words Like Daggers (Indianola)
Arjen Lucassen Lost In The New Real (Inside Out)
Moss Icon Complete Discography (Temporary Residence Ltd.)
Negator Old Black reissue (Cleopatra)
Oddland The Treachery Of Senses (Century Media)
Sleep Dopesmoker reissue (Southern Lord)
Dee Snider Dee Does Broadway (Razor & Tie)
Temple Of Baal Lightslaying Rituals (Megaforce)
Tenafly Viper The Queen, The Night, and The Liars (Megaforce)
Trioscapes Separate Realities (MetalSucks Exclusive interview here, Metal Blade)
US Christmas Bad Heart Bull reissue (Play The Assassin)
Way Of Purity Equate (Prosthetic)
West Of Hell Spiral Empire (Reversed)
Words Of Farewell Immersion (AFM)

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To hear more awesome metal, tune in to Heresy with STCOT’s Vic Vaughn (aka Duff). Heresy airs every Tuesday at 9PM CT on Lincoln’s 90.3 KRNU. Stream online here.

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