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Sh*t That Comes Out Today: June 24, 2014

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Mournful Congregation Concrescence Of The Sophia EP

Hey MetalSucks reader! This is Shit That Comes Out Today, the planet’s greatest resource for heavy and hard new releases. Thanks so much for coming! Stay a while, have a listen, find your new jam — it’s all here and it’s all free. And though we could keep thanking and thanking you all day — serious, MS readers rule! — for a moment we’d like to address our beloved shitters. That is, those responsible for the creation, promotion, and distribution of the new shit that comes out today and on 49 more Tuesdays each year. To these awesome folks we say, Hey thank you too! Keep emailing your timely info about releases, keep circulating advance music from them, and keep hassling us whenever your special new release somehow fails to appear on our list! Thanks!  

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Axegressor
Axegressor Last Last (Listenable)
On a playlist with: Rytmihäiriö, Deathchain, Stone
Listen Last full stream (here)

I fucking hope this isn’t Axegressor’s “last” album, because just listen to all that Euro-thrash goodness! Last combines the rip-roaring ethos of ’80s and ’90s ‘Merican thrash with the grass-and-roots complexity and peculiarity of the Finns. This results in a really juicy, dynamic album whose nine tracks do not sound the same, *cough, uh, like some other thrash bands, cough*. Excuse me.

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Godflesh - Decline & FallGodflesh
Decline And Fall EP (Avalanche)
On a playlist with: Jesu, Scorn, Final
Listen Decline And Fall EP full stream (here)

Two interesting things: First, this is the first new material from Godflesh since 2001. Second, it’s one of few post-industrial releases these days. But Decline And Fall sounds like a Pantera greatest hits album slowed down 35% with Fear Factory-style production. It’s an album you don’t immediately hate, but you question why exactly you’re not loathing every second of it. To each their own, but at least it’s interesting!

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SlavesSlaves
Through Art We Are All Equals (Artery)
On a playlist with: Casey Sabol, Betraying The Martyrs
Listen Through Art We Are All Equals full stream (here)

I have nothing against damn good singers in metal. Ex-Dance Gavin Dance frontman Jonny Craig certainly makes use of Slaves to forefront his vocals, but the expense is charged to the rest of the music. So Through Art We Are All Equals is about as flat and uninspired as metal comes — the drums sound programmed and the guitars are all filler. And while Craig has a decent set of pipes, it’s nowhere near enough. And after all, an ace must be integrated into a talented band, whereas Craig more or less spreads margarine over shitty toast.

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Inanimate ExistenceInanimate Existence
A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement (Unique Leader)
On a playlist with: Archspire, Rivers Of Nihil, early Fleshgod Apocalypse
Listen “Staring Through Fire” (here) “Omen” (here)
Read Dave Mustein MetalSucks Review (here)

Let’s call 2014 the year of tech-death: Soreption’s Engineering The Void is a well-oiled machine gun, a wasteless mechanical masterpiece, with each part honed to excruciating precision. Archspire’s The Lucid Collective is the rapid-shot hellfire missile minigun, with a Norris-esque focus on all-out assault and campy insanity. Inanimate Existence’s A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement is one of those awful torture machines you read about online, one that slowly rips out your eyelashes and then drops lit matches onto your bare, red ass. Lol.

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Allegaeon - Elements of the InfiniteAllegaeon
Elements Of The Infinite (Metal Blade)
On a playlist with: The Absence, Arsis, Fallujah
Listen “Threshold Of Perception” (here) “Our Comic Casket” (here) “1.618” (here)

Elements Of The Infinite is one of the best all-rounders you’ll hear this year, the band behind it has a goddamn sense of humor. And it’s about time. Metal people are inundated by genre-this and style-that that we might forget, you know, what the music is all about. It should be technical without being geeky, dorky without being snobby, and party-tastic without biting Andrew W.K. Check out the video for “1.618” and you’ll see. Allegaeon makes it rain!

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Mastodon - Once More Round the SunMastodon
Once More ‘Round The Sun (Reprise)
On a playlist with: Baroness, later The Ocean, Red Chord
Listen Once More ‘Round The Sun full stream (here)

Welcome, everyone, to Mastodon’s most rockable album to date. Compare Once More ‘Round The Sun to 2002’s Remission and you’d think they were written by an entirely different set of dudes. But pay attention to each album in between, i.e. each far-reaching but organic change, and then you’ll grasp the true genius of one of our greatest bands. OMRTS is psychedelic, moody, and blissfully messy. My favorite track is “The Motherload” cause the chorus gives me goosebumps every time. What’s yours?

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Abaddon Incarnate pesimistOTHER SHIT THAT COMES OUT TODAY

» Abaddon Incarnate Pessimist (Candlelight) listen
ACxDC Antichrist Demoncore (Melotov) listen listen listen listen
Alraune The Process Of Self-Immolation (Profound Lore) listen read
Auroch Taman Shud (Profound Lore) listen
» Beige Eagle Boys You’re Gonna Get Yours (Reptilian) listen
» Black Sachbak No Pay No Gain (Stormspell) listen
» Blut Aus Nord / P.H.O.B.O.S. Triunity split (Debemur Morti) listen
beigeeagleboys-youregonnagetyours-e1401896111422Cannabis Corpse From Wisdom To Baked (Season Of Mist) listen listen listen listen
Cemetery Lust Orgies Of Abomination (Hells Headbangers) listen listen
Channel Zero Kill All Kings (Metal Blade) listen listen
Confession Life And Death (Mediaskare) listen listen
Corrosion Of Conformity IX (Candlelight) listen listen listen
Dead By Wednesday Death Of The Rockstar EP (Ear One)
Death Of An Era Black Bagged (Razor & Tie) listen
Deathkings Destroyer vinyl reissue (Midnite Collective) listen
Black Sachbak No Pay No GainDecieverion Deceiverion EP reissue (HPGD) listen
Devangelic Resurrection Denied (Comatose) listen listen
Emperor In The Nightside Eclipse 20th Anniversary Edition (Candlelight) listen
Ending Quest The Summoning (FDA Rekotz) listen
Fair Warning The Box box set (SPV) listen
Flesh Born Han EP (Skeletal Lightning) listen
For All Those Sleeping Incomplete Me (Fearless) listen
Gloom Gloom EP listen
Hrizg Individualism (Moribund) listen
HUSH. Unexist listen
Blut Aus Nord P.H.O.B.O.S.Incantation Dirges Of Elysium (Listenable) listen
» Kobra And The Lotus High Priestess (Titan) listen listen
Marduk La Grande Danse Macabre reissue (Century Media) listen
Marduk World Funeral reissue (Century Media) listen
Mortualia Blood Of The Hermit (2010) (Moribund) listen
¤ Mournful Congregation Concrescence Of The Sophia EP (20 Buck Spin) listen
Nunslaughter Angelic Dread (Hells Headbangers) listen
October Falls Kaarna collection (Debemur Morti) listen
Kobra and the LotusOutline In Color Masks (Standby) listen
Powerwolf The History of Heresy I (2004-2008) CD/DVD (Metal Blade) listen
Redemptor The Jugglernaut (Guitarmanic) listen
» The Relapse Symphony Shadows (Standby) listen
Rog & Pip Our Revolution reissue (Rise Above) listen
Ronny Munroe Electric Wake (Rat Pak) listen
Septicflesh Titan (Prosthetic) listen listen read
Stigmhate Zodacare Od Zodameranu (Bakerteam) listen
the-relapse-symphonyTamerlan Ain (Debemur Morti) listen
Tankard R.I.B. (Nuclear Blast) listen
Vicious Rumors Live You To Death 2: American Punishment live (SPV) listen
Virgin Steele Invictus reissue (SPV) listen
Virgin Steele The Marriage Of Heaven & Hell I + II reissue (SPV) listen
Zgard Contemplation (Svarga) listen

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