Sh*t That Comes Out Today: September 9, 2014
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Siren Charms (Sony/RED)
On a playlist with: Dark Tranquility, Sonic Syndicate, Scar Symmetry
Listen Siren Charms full stream (here)
Hm, when fruit goes rotten. It’s hard to watch the downfall of a bigger name in metal, and In Flames has gone down, uh, in flames. Siren Charms is at best difficult to listen to, and it has some of the most cringeworthy vocals in recent memory. In fact, it’s really the vocals which drag the entire album to the grave, as they range from “omg am I Marilyn Manson?” to “oh, this is what melodeath might sound like if performed by early Manowar.”
Splits are awesome. Two bands can create flying colors when their songs are back-to-back on one album! Secrets Of The Sky’s undertoned and understated blackened doom is the perfect chill-out companion to the more spastic grind of Godhunter. Despite their differences, both bands capitalize off of huge, thumping verses and choruses. The collective mood is brooding, dark, and sexy. What more could you want from the underground?
HOD has written a solid album, but it’s only so much to really just throwback to “old school” and not variate. I love the “of yore” riffage and simple song construction and gutty vocals, but I have nothing new to chew on! It’s like going back to your childhood foods to realize that they weren’t that great in the first place. Needs a bit of garnish! That said, if you’re looking just for steak and potatoes, then you’re all set. If your childhood was full of steak and potatoes, then I’m jealous, cause my ass was on the grilled cheese and tomato soup diet.
Ritual Rites (Svart)
On a playlist with: Ghost, Mercyful Fate, The Devil’s Blood
Listen “Nightshade Eternal” (here)
Are you tired of Ghost? I’m not. But it’s nice to have something a bit less polished on the side to really dig out those gritty British roots. Ritual Rites is of a slower and more methodological pace, making it trance-inducing and overall more psychedelic. And while I don’t look for the trip-out quality in this style of music, it’s a refreshing feeling, especially when tripping (chilling) out.
Slab City (Napalm)
On a playlist with: Stubb, Palm Desert, Sungrazer
Listen/Watch “Rising” (here)
I like steak, and I like Steak. If all metal albums were suddenly transformed into steaks, Slab City would be on the menu at Waffle House. Plain, simple, kind of chewy, and damn delicious at 3 a.m. “Rising” is definitely a standout/stand-up song, but trigger warning: chick gets suffocated with a plastic bag! I remember once somebody tried to get me to wear a “new hat” which turned out to be Walgreens bag.
Grindcore EP (Deep Six)
On a playlist with: Wormrot, Insect Warfare, Nasum
Listen Grindcore full stream (here)
If you’re going to write a straight-up grindcore album, you might as well call it Grindcore. No pretensions, no fluff, no humor. “Path To Destruction” might actually be the best 60 seconds you spend listening to music all day. The riffs are full-on shred. I only wish it (and the album) lasted longer, kind of like my orgasms.
Autumn’s Dawn Gone (Eisenwald) listen
Cries Of The Captive Imperialist (2013) (Imminence) listen
Crimson Shadows Kings Among Men (Napalm) listen
Crucified Dead of Sleep 7″ (Get This Right) listen
Digitalife Nemesis (2012) (Imminence) listen
Emarosa Versus (Rise) listen
Funereus Return Of The Old Goat (Forever Plagued) listen
Lonely Kamel Shit City (Napalm) listen
Megaton Leviathan Past 21: Beyond The Arctic Cell (Seventh Rule) listen
» The Order of Israfel Wisdom (Napalm) listen
» Pord Wild (Solar Flare) listen
Project Arcadia A Time Of Changes (Nightmare) listen
A Sound Of Thunder The Lesser Key Of Solomon (Mad Neptune) listen
Striker City Of Gold (Napalm) listen