Shit That Comes Out Today

Sh*t That Comes Out Today: May 13, 2014

  • David Lee Rothmund

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So now summer has skipped right over spring, we’re all sweltering in heat and soupy underpants, and what recourse do we have? The release of, like, forty new albums, that’s what! And thanks to stellar range in genres, STCOT this week is like a fucking street vendor for excellent new jams! You say what you want, we say what you need. We’ll even sell you. I say good riddance. Good day sir!


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Life Through A Window (Sumerian)
On a playlist with: Stray From The Path, Volumes, Elitist
Listen “The Worst Of Both Worlds (Ft. Drew York)” (here) “Extinction” (here) “Followers (Ft. Adrian Fitipaldes)” (here)

Hey guys, Structures ain’t half bad. I say this with 2011’s Divided By in mind. Structures has since retooled and reorganized to be extra crispy and fresh, and just a bit frantic. It’s a nice step beyond the dull, off-center post-djent they came from. What really tickles me, though, are the guest vocalists — more bands should utilize the talents of their brethren! It adds a nice varied dynamic to the whole package and gives us more to listen to. On the wholeLife Through A Window feels pretty good.


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Melting Sun (Prophecy)
On a playlist with: Alcest, Deafheaven, Have A Nice Life
Listen “Melting Sun I: Azure Chimes” (here) “Melting Sun II: Cherry Quartz” (here)

Think of Lantlos as the Ihsahn of shoegazing, all big and emotive and dramatic and distorted — all from one guy. He’s even got a decent voice — kind of the all-rounder one-man-band talent that makes for a singular message. Melting Sun doesn’t replace Deafheaven’s Sunbather at the pinnacle of what can be achieved in this vein, it comes pretty close.


Cursed Redeemer (Century Media)
On a playlist with: Grave, Goatwhore, The Crown
Listen Cursed Redeemer full stream (here)

Came for the old school DM, stayed for the thrash. Do me a favor and stream “Call Of The Revenant” (here) and tell me the little taco Slayer-thrash moment isn’t killer“Until The Last” (here) is more nuanced and stylish, but decisively old school. And while the death-growl vocals might not be your jam per se, they fit here perfectly to contrast the modernness of the riffage.


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split (Seventh Rule)
On a playlist with: Sleep, Om, Electric Wizard
Listen Graves At Sea/Sourvein split full stream (here)

I love splits — two bands can compliment/contrast each other so much better when they share a record. Graves At Sea is that kind of forward-pushing early Mastodon-esque post-grind shizzle you’d expect to see at your dingy local metal joint. Sourvein is a much softer, vocalized approach to doomy rock, mellowing you out after Graves chimes you in. They really do go together like ketchup and mustard.


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Committed To The Ground reissue (Southern Lord)
On a playlist with: Young And In The Way, Dead In The Dirt, Homewrecker
Listen Committed To The Ground full stream (here)

Short-form grindcore at its finest. I suppose most of us would use the word “crusty” to describe Committed To The Ground; let’s also use the word “crotchety.” Something about Committed seems well-worn, like an old soul, but still immensely pissed off. It’s primitive but inherently timeless — so it’s best to imagine it like an old man, all fucking wise but still fist-shaking at those damn meddling kids in bands like Structures (no hate lol).


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Killer Be Killed (Nuclear Blast)
On a playlist with: DEP, Mastodon, Soulfly
Listen Killer Be Killed full stream (here)
Read Alkahest MetalSucks review (here)

Killer Be Killed is Max Cavalera (Soulfly) + Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan) + Troy Sanders (Mastodon) + Dave Elitch (ex-The Mars Volta). If I were to come up to you randomly and say “omg these dudes are forming a supergroup,” you’d probably shit a brick right in front of me. But me, meh. I think the talents here — as exceptional as they are — do not result in anything cohesive. Instead, this feels disjointed and wanton, and too short of memorable moments. Maybe the trick is to try and not listen for each individual’s particular influence?



¤ Abre Ojos Gates (Secrets Of Giza) listen listen
Agalloch The Serpent & The Sphere (Profound Lore) listen read
» Avatar Hail The Apocalypse (eOne) listen
» Bane Don’t Wait Up (Equal Vision) listen
Boris The Blade The Human Hive (Siege Of Amida) listen

Boysetsfire / Funeral For A Friend split covers 7″ (No Sleep) listen listen
Cursed Sails Rotten Society (Velocity/Rise) listen

baneDecembre Noir A Discouraged Believer (FDA Rekotz) listen listen
Dornenreich Freiheit (Prophecy) listen listen
Dio Live In London: Hammersmith Apollo 1993 DVD/CD (Eagle Rock) listen watch
Down Down IV: Part Two EP (ADA) listen
Dominium War Ritual (Horror Pain Gore Death) listen
Forgotten Tomb Darkness In Stereo: Eine Symphonie Des Todes — Live in Germany DVD (Agonia)  listen watch watch
Furtherial Destroying Atropolis (The Orchard) listen
GreenleafGlamour Of The Kill Savages (eOne) listen
The Golden Grass The Golden Grass (Svart) listen
» Greenleaf Trails And Passes (Small Stone) listen
Gun Barrel Damage Dancer (Massacre) listen listen
High Spirits You Are Here (Hells Headbangers) listen listen listen
Holy Shire Midgard (Bakerteam) listen
» Horrid Sacrilegious Fornication (Dunkelheit) listen
Hour Of Penance Regicide (Prosthetic) listen read
Horrid Sacrilegious FornicationKadavar Abra Kadavar deluxe (Nuclear Blast) listen
Metal Inquisitor Ultima Ratio Regis (Massacre) listen
Mushroomhead The Righteous And The Butterfly (Megaforce) listen
Nightfell The Living Ever Mourn (Southern Lord) listen
Nightsatan Nightsatan And The Loops Of Doom soundtrack (Svart) listen

Of Spire & Throne Toll Of The Wound EP (Broken Limb) listen
Only Crime Pursuance (Rise) listen
Process Pain Outcast Of Society (Inverse) listen
Somnambulist RedProng Ruining Lives (SPV) listen
Retribution Corpus Antichristi Y3K (Pitch Black) listen
» Somnambulist Red “Birth Throes, Shadows And Serpentine Curves” single (Wraith) listen
Strafk Phaseshifting (Wraith) listen
Sworn Enemy Living On Borrowed Time (Rock Ridge) listen read
Sylar To Whom It May Concern (Razor & Tie) listen
» Teitanblood Death (The Ajna Offensive) listen
Thine The Dead City Blueprint (Peaceville) listen
teitanblood deathVallenfyre Splinters (Century Media) listen listen
Various Sumerian Ceremonials: Florence + The Machine (Sumerian) listen listen listen
WAMI Kill The King (Metal Mind) listen listen
Wings Denied Mirrors for a Prince (self-released) listen


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