Sh*t That Comes Out Today: November 26, 2013
New releases will never stop. Every Tuesday we bring you excellent shit. God don’t you love it? I do. Check out this week’s gems. Pinkies out!
A Day To Remember
Common Courtesy deluxe (ATDR)
On a playlist with: Killswitch Engage, God Forbid, Protest The Hero
Listen “Leave All The Lights On” (here)
This garbage isn’t metal. But that’s okay because sometimes we appreciate some non-metal things! No, it’s not okay, actually. Because every once in a while (ahem, Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories or Neutral Milk Hotel’s In The Aeroplane Over The Sea) we really get <3 for non-metal. But sometimes things try to be hard and wicked and fast and all those things we love, but they fail miserably. Welcome to the new low bar: Common Courtesy. Wouldn’t even order a beer for this motherfucker.
Auger Nox (Agonia)
On a playlist with: Scar Symmetry, Rammstein, Enslaved
Listen Auger Nox full stream (here)
Want something weird? I mean, Auger Nox isn’t that obtuse, but the vocals kind of make you go like, “wtf mate?” And they’re kind of operatic like Nevermore but then again not really. Are you Australian? And is this djenty at all? I think the fact that I’m having a hard time placing it somewhere means it’s actually pretty decent. But what say you? I think we could spark some interesting discussions about this one! So please don’t flush it right away (I wish you’d do that with most of yer other shit lol), bitch in the comments section. Want theories!
So there’s this obvious invisible fulcrum between bad vocals and good vocals. So first, I can definitely say that Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness is musically wonderful. Dime a dozen though, cause what makes something great is either a) vocals or b) decent drumming. At some points throughout this album I’m like, “ugh, who the fuck speared Alexi Laiho right in the sack?” And at other points I’m like, “omg this sounds fucking wicked.” So I suppose I should give the benefit of the doubt and say that this album rocks hard and takes goddamn names! But only because it replaces the fulcrum altogether.
We’re All Gonna Die (Nuclear Blast)
On a playlist with: Exodus, Hatriot, Bonded By Blood
Listen “Vegas” and “Prophets Of War” (here)
Party music! But it’s a party where limbs are being chopped off and flung around like goddamn nitro balloons. Who the fuck knows? Beats me! But We’re All Gonna Die feels just like it sounds: Goddamn reckless. Ever get those moments where you’re just so pumped you could get ripped in two and wouldn’t give a shit? Yeah, this is what this album is about. Fuck the fact that the riffs are generic and the vocals are, uh, kinda lame. The package works! Fuck the Energizer bunny!
On a playlist with: Caliban, Deadlock, Heaven Shall Burn
Listen Tomorrow full stream (here)
Metalcore lol wtf! Okay, I’m just shitting you: Tomorrow is pretty fucking good. (But what is it with vocals this week? Did everybody record while suffering from a cold?) Stream the second track, “Hungry Again,” and tell me it’s not hard, fast, and sensational. Even if you don’t like the melodeath/core mix they have going on here, you’re gonna get a load of those feels when the climax reaches. I love climax. Just wait for it.
Death Sigils (Primitive Ways)
On a playlist with: Ulcerate, Rotten Sound, Enabler
Listen Death Sigils full stream (here)
So this year, Ulcerate’s Vermis stole my heart — the diseased, sick part of it anyway. Like that album, Occultist’s Death Sigils makes you ill on the inside. It’s not as creamy or hard as Vermis, but just as sharp and uncompromising. It’s schizo as fuck! Can’t really tell what’s going on, and those vocals are hotter than fucking molten lava. Overall, good shit, and you should rock it all day. Fuck the rest!
Ævangelist Omen Ex Simulacra (Debemur Morti) listen
Alestorm Live At The End Of The World CD/DVD (Napalm) watch watch
» Almah Unfold (Scarlet) listen
Angelus Apatrida Evil Unleashed / Give ‘Em War reissue 2CD (Century Media) listen
A Perfect Circle Emotive Live listen
A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms Live
A Perfect Circle Stone And Echo live CD/DVD listen listen
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step Live
Artillery Legions (Metal Blade) listen read
Avatarium Avatarium (Nuclear Blast) listen
Black Sabbath Live…Gathered In Their Masses CD/DVD (Vertigo) watch
» Circle Incarnation (Ektro) listen
Dark Funeral Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus reissue (Century Media) listen
Dark Funeral Attera Totus Sanctus reissue (Century Media) listen
Dark Funeral Diabolis Interium reissue (Century Media) listen
Deicide In The Minds Of Evil (Century Media) listen listen
Epica Retrospect 3CD/2DVD (Nuclear Blast) watch
» Falcon Frontier (Ektro) listen
Feared Vinter listen listen
Hell Curse And Chapter (Nuclear Blast) listen listen
Leaves Eyes Symphonies Of The Night (Napalm) listen
Lumbar The First And Last Days Of Unwelcome (Southern Lord) listen listen
Mad Hatter’s Den Welcome To The Den (Inverse) listen
» Malthusian MMXIII (Invictus) listen listen
Mortal Decay The Blueprint For Blood Spatter (Comatose) listen
Noothgrush/Coffins split (Southern Lord) listen review
The Obsessed The Church Within reissue (Real Gone) listen
Profanatica Thy Kingdom Come (Hells Headbangers) listen listen
Rot In Hell/Psywarfare split (Magic Bullet) listen
Saxon Unplugged And Strung Up () listen
Split Heaven The Devil’s Bandit (Pure Steel) listen
¤ Tidal Arms Tidal Arms (Black Numbers) listen listen
Various Artists Thrashmageddon Volume 1 (Roxx) listen
Wolves In The Throne Room BBC Session 2011 Anno Domini vinyl (Southern Lord) listen
Year Of No Light Tocsin (Debemur Morti) listen