Shit That Comes Out Today

Sh*t That Comes Out Today: July 30, 2013

  • David Lee Rothmund

Dehuman Reign Destructive Intent

Hey readers! This is Shit That Comes Today, MetalSucks’ round-up of each week’s good, bad, and fugly new releases in loud music! And you can listen to all of them. Oh wait hang on — let’s return to to that word “all,” cuz there are rare exceptions: One, if a new record is too cool to release advance music (great plan pfft); or two, if a record sneaks under our radar (booo). But to each the solution is easy! In the latter, we beg all publicists and band dudes to email release info to Anso at MetalSucks dot net; in the former case, it’s like, snap out of it lamewads — this is 2013. And now today’s new shit!  


Crown Of Phantoms (eOne)
On a playlist with: DevilDriver, Soulfly, Ektomorf
Listen “No Mercy” (here) “All That’s Left Is Blood” (here)

Imma be upfront here. When I first heard Chimaira’s The Impossibility Of Reason (2003), I thought it sucked harder than the intake on a nuclear-powered leaf blower. I thought, Here’s one of those run-o’-the-mill metalcore/smash bands with generic vocals and cliché fallbacks. Then in 2007, I discovered Resurrection — namely, the first riff from the first song. Now if you sit there with your arms crossed and tell me that riff isn’t 1000% sex, well … I’ll have to politely disagree. It’s that kind of shit which makes Crown Of Phantoms a great record. The same shit which made me <3 Chimaira: Their focus on stellar, wicked-heavy riffage — simple and powerful, hard and fast, just how I like it.


Elitist Between The BalanceElitist
Between The Balance
On a playlist with: Volumes, Erra, Northlane
Listen “Echo In The Room” (here)

I always liked Elitist cause they gave a slightly djenty feel to metalcore. Not too much, but just the right amount. They harvested wicked bass-thump breakdowns from pretty solid core origins. (If you got subs, this shit sounds spectacular!) And hey, if that’s not your cup of tea, then bugger off, ’cause Between The Balance is the cream of the crop when it comes to this genre. It’s smooth and gentle and subtly aware of itself. Not overpowered or so breakdown-centric that you wanna switch over to U2 or shitty Rob Lowe movies.


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Resurrection (Scarlet)
On a playlist with: Killer Klowns From Outer Space, Troll 2, Monsturd
Listen “Ogre’s Lullaby” (here) “The Darkest Night” (here)

I mean, you might like neither of the two songs linked above. I certainly don’t. But you should like the videos! Remember, Death SS goes back to 1977, which was literally a hundred years ago. You can find Resurrection in the horror section of your local metal store. I’d liken it to the ridiculous claymation deals from when the world was black and white and everyone wore funny hats. Although in the Death SS world, chicks have their tatas out and men chase them around in ominous forests while wearing freaky masks. See for yourself.


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Twenty-First Century (Scarlet)
On a playlist with: Death, Sun Descends, Excruciator
Listen “Monitored Procreation” (here)

Goddamn. I love nasty, fast, European thrash. Twenty-First Century does not stop. It’s a fucking freight train of skulls. Oh, and you’ll most definitely appreciate the Schuldiner-style vocals, they’re caustic. “Monitored Procreation” is a sexy opening to the album, too — it pretty much covers all the bases within the first minute: Silly ambient opening, explosive riff, and then dose wicked screams.


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Woke (eOne)
On a playlist with: The Acacia Strain, Oceano
Listen Woke full stream (here)

There’s a fine line between being heavy and sounding heavy. Being heavy requires talent and finesse, sounding heavy requires just textbook breakdowns and copycat riffage/vocals. Woke is kind of right between the two — there are some truly awesome moments, but then there are others that are borrowed from The Acacia Strain. And I suppose that’s not too hateful, first because The Acacia Strain is fucking awesome, and because Woke was recorded with TAS guitarist Daniel Laskiewicz. Either way, Woke is way above the shit that floats in the depths of this genre’s pond. A sexellent freshman release.


Five Finger Death Punch Wrong SideFive Finger Death Punch
The Wrong Side of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1 (Prospect Park)
On a playlist with: Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, Disturbed
Listen “You” (here)

You know, I’m glad that FFDP still makes music. Being sucky musicians is relatively harmless; imagine if they sucked this bad as police officers, or as sushi chefs. Still, the worst I could subject you to is 35 seconds of “You.” It’s abysmally bad — a heretofore impossible experiment in dung production — more deadly than the Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique, which I hear kills you right fast. But we can use these horrible sound waves to bind us together stronger as a metal community! Think positive! Do this by bitching in the comments below about how badly you want FFDP to go away (or stay?) and how fucking hard Death Mechanism rules.



wound inhale the voidAutumnblaze Every Sun Is Fragile (Pulverised) listen
¤ Dehuman Reign Destructive Intent (FDA Rekotz) listen listen
Honduran Street Eagles (Eolian) listen listen
Lawless Rock Savage (Escape) listen
Mercenary Through Our Darkest Days (Prosthetic) listen listen read
Outer Gods Light Dims Eternal (Domestic Genocide) listen
Pillars Of The Enlightened (Blast Head) listen
Purify The Horror Purify The Horror EP (Sociopathic) listen
Steve Stevens Atomic Playboys reissue (Rock Candy) listen
Twins Crew
The Northern Crusade (Scarlet) listen
Venrez American Illusion (Monarch) listen
» Wound Inhale The Void (FDA Rekotz) listen

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