Sh*t That Comes Out Today: April 9, 2013
MetalSucks party people! What’s up it’s me Anso DF, MS senior editor :)) Sorry to delay your weekly Shit That Comes Out Today jam party — when u jam rad jamz from all the week’s heavy new releases — but our entire crew must use this moment to shout three million cheers to MS super-contributor Shanbomb, the author of like 37 (!) freaking STCOTs and a dashing mega-hunk. While we’re at it, hey how about some big cheers for MS readers for your snuggly thanks and huggy farewells to our STCOT ace! We were touched xoxo
Look for more Shanbomb soon on MetalSucks, and now please roll those awesome hug vibes to our new STCOT maestro, David Lee Rothmund! We love him and u will too! U jam!!
Shift Of Redemption EP (Think Fast)
On a playlist with: Converge, Entombed, The Dillinger Escape Plan
Listen Shift Of Redemption full stream (here)
I have no qualms with saying straight-up that I love Enabler. They’re pure to the point of being a top-shelf earwax removal product. Take last year’s All Hail the Void: its 35 minutes of incredible ass-kickery made it one of 2012’s most esteemed albums. But Void can be topped: Shift Of Redemption‘s more focused, dynamic, and fuck-you orientated hardcoreism is more orchestrated than hammered-out. Plus, the mini-album is sparkling-new with crystal production, and any loss of grittiness is mostly recaptured by ripe riffing. But Redemption‘s songs total only four, which makes me wish for 40 more. Can’t get enough. You know the drill: tune in, rock out!
War Of Ages (Napalm)
On a playlist with: Lacuna Coil, Nevermore, Dimmu Borgir
Listen “Wings of Madness” (here)
Ominous, bloody snow. A woman in white lingerie undulating on fine linens. A freakin’ snake all slithering up in her business like “aww hey there I’m a damn snake.” The forest and then a sword! Then the guitars and that synth kick in; oh, and a hooter (read: owl), a guy in a hood, and some candles. When suddenly, erhmahgerd don’t stab her, Random Other Lady, no no no! My narration aside, “Wings of Madness” is heavily melodic and plenty mystical, and therewith you get multiple vocalists (male and female), skyscraper-huge choruses, major-chord noodling interludes, and a bathtub full of blood. Not my jam per se, but I can dig. So should you!
House Of Gold & Bones Part 2 (Roadrunner)
On a playlist with: newer Slipknot, Audioslave, Deftones
Listen House Of Gold & Bones Part 2 full stream (here)
Read Vince Neilstein MetalSucks review (here)
I’ve always always always wanted to be a fan of Stone Sour, but I could never do it — despite being kind-of actually somewhat okay with a few later Slipknot songs, the ones where vocalist Corey Taylor makes use of his rawring g-damn sexellent voice. Anyway, Stone Sour was too vanilla on their first albums, even for listeners seeking a hard-rock escape from a routine of heavier jamz. But to fresh ears here in 2013, House of Gold & Bones Part 2 feels like a horn-worthy hard-rock album and delivers without any noticeable pastiche or depthlessness.
On a playlist with: Abiotic, DevilDriver, Maroon
Listen Furor full stream (here)
Writing about System Annihilated’s Furor while trying to sit still is neigh impossible; it’s Swedish shark soup — which doesn’t exist as far as I know, but hey — condensed into sound. So both the grooooooove and bollocks of these Scandinavian ear-punchers are something to cherish. If it pranced by you on the street, you’d be like, “damn, get a load of dat riffage.” And this swing-and-a-punch knee-boppery has two lusty bedfellows: plenty of oh-yeah-harder-please-harder choruses and occasional breakdowns. Most will find that a huge highlight is Furor‘s finale, “We Stand Alone,” but only after the build-up of the entire album straight though! Consider me a new fan. This is great, great shit that came out today.
On a playlist with: Devin Townsend’s Band’s “Vampolka” and “Vampira,” Louis C.K., We Butter The Bread With Butter
Listen “Energia” (here)
Okay, srsly guise, when there’s an Austrian band with animated lul-tastic videos of their Russian ska/polka tomfoolery, I can’t help but say a few words. I ain’t gonna be rocking this stuff in the car, or in the shower, or while goose hunting, but if I’m in need of a chortle, a chuckle, or a tee-hee, then Russkaja is the provider. It’s lovable, self-aware, comedic “why-so-serious?” music. Plus hell yeah, Energia!‘s title track employs three languages; apparently one alone can’t capture their upbeat silliness. Take four minutes to jam! It’s worth it!
The Long Lost Future (Autoproduction)
On a playlist with: Destrage, The Haunted, Nightrage
Listen The Long Lost Future full stream (here)
Sure, its vocals may verge on annoying and amateurish, but Facedown’s newest offers up some simpletastic fist-pumping soundwaves. Check out “Only Human” for sure, it’s got a solid swing with a motorcycle-thundering-down-the-highway intro, and it might be better while smoking a cigarette or whatever, or whatever, especially at the 2:45 mark. Upbeat, caffeinated, and cohesive, The Long Lost Future is solid, and even if it’s not 100% up your alley, you appreciate the palatable energy which probably won’t give you heart palpitations (good, right?) but might make your neck throb just a wee little bit!
Antropofago Beyond Phobia reissue (Kaotoxin) listen
» Birth A.D. I Blame You (Unspeakable Axe) listen listen
Blaak Heat Shujaa The Edge Of An Era (Tee Pee) listen
Blowsight Life & Death (Eclipse) listen
Code Of Silence Dark Skies Over Babylon (Mausoleum) listen
Deathchain Ritual Death Metal (Svart) listen listen
Device Device (Warner Brothers) listen read
Devil To Pay Fate Is Your Muse (Ripple) listen
Drowning Pool Resilience (Eleven Seven) listen
Encorion Our Pagan Hearts Reborn (Sleaszy Rider) listen
¤ Exeloume Return Of The Nephilim (ViciSolum) listen
» Gloryhammer Tales From The Kingdom Of Fife (Napalm) listen
Greeley Estates Devil Son EP listen
Hesitation Wounds Hesitation Wounds (Deathwish Inc.) listen
Krzak Experience Krzak Experience (Metal Mind) listen
» No Omega Shame (Throatruiner) listen
The Omega Experiment The Omega Experiment (Listenable) listen
Osada Vida Particle (Metal Mind) listen
Pasadena Napalm Division Pasadena Napalm Division (Minus Head) listen
Panzerfaust Jehovah-Jireh: The Divine Anti-Logos (Boonsdale) listen
Supuration Cube 3 (Listenable) listen
Taunted 9 Sins (Mausoleum) listen
Terror Live By The Code (Victory) listen listen
Thy Symphony A New Beginning (Sleaszy Rider) listen
Trinakrius Seven Songs Of Seven Sins (End of the Light) listen
U.D.O. Best Of – Anniversary Edition (AFM) listen
U.D.O. Live From Russia reissue (AFM) listen
» Visions Of Atlantis Ethera (Napalm) listen
Volbeat Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies (Republic) listen