Sh*t That Comes Out Today: November 25, 2014
Hi MetalSucks reader! Welcome back to Shit That Comes Out Today, your satanic bible of each week’s heavy new releases. We list ‘em, we spotlight ‘em, we link you to their preview jams and full streams — and everybody wins. And if we missed any legit new shit, we beg you to email us! Thanks! Now crank it up!
There’s this small category of non-metal solo albums by metal-as-fuck dudes, and Thomas Giles has been its king since Pulse in 2011. Modern Noise is much more, uh, modern and less experimental, but still rocks all the proggy, creamy goodness expected from a BTBAM frontman. My full review of Modern Noise coming your way soon!
The Last Walk EP (Zeitgeister)
On a playlist with: Inter Arma, Batillus, Woe
Listen The Last Walk EP full stream (here)
The less runtime you have to work with, the more difficult it can be to really set an atmosphere. The Last Walk EP’s one song nudges 26 minutes, and it’s an impressive feat that such depth can be extrapolated from such little time, relatively speaking (Reign In Blood is just under 30 minutes). I imagine that some bigger-named acts spend months in collaboration, while some individuals with Mr. Owl just have it at heart: those skills to variate, innovate, and thrill as if he were four or five minds together.
Live With Intronaut (Century Media)
On a playlist with: Chimp Spanner, Scale The Summit, Animals As Leaders
Listen Live With Intronaut full stream (here)
I don’t dive and die for live albums, but this new Cloudkicker album is the tits. (Oh yeah, and look forward to a studio release next week). It is recorded perfectly, and captures the essence of soft, sexy, one-man instrumental progressive metal. If you’re a Cloudkicker fanboy/girl, now you’ll instantly recognize your favorites! It’s pretty awesome that one dude can Bandcamp his way to playing with fuckin’ Intronaut. In fact, these first three albums in today’s STCOT are by one-man acts.
On a playlist with: shit
Listen “Ape’s Legacy” (here)
It’s not too often I encounter something so meh that it must be mentioned. My concern is that stiff non-metal folk look on us thinking “omg what a bunch of scum” as we party, mosh, and generally kick ass. Their prejudice against us is almost certainly supported by albums like ANR, which on the surface sound kinda metal but deep down are just alt-rock albums cranked to 11. “Wow, see, metal does suck!”
Cripper will bring to mind the punch of Arch Enemy and the thrash of Sodom, but there’s so much more: modern, razor-cut core riffage, throwback song structures, and vocals to die for. What I love most is the German precision: Hyena is so well constructed that you almost begin to tune out the incredible performance of the lead lady!
Wayfarer needs to be on everyone’s radar from now on. Earlier this year they released Children Of The Iron Age, but now it’s re-released on Prosthetic, their new label. Now we can re-enjoy the fruits of their labor: a frankly massive yet delicately structured post-metal album for the ages, running high and strong with the big boys. Horns to Wayfarer and their success!
Air Raid Point Of Impact (High Roller) listen listen
Attila Guilty Pleasure (Razor & Tie) listen
Avatarium All I Want EP (Nuclear Blast) listen
Aversions Crown Tyrant (Nuclear Blast) listen
Baring Teeth Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins (Willowtip) listen
Buffalo Killers Fireball of Sulk (Sun Pedal) listen
Child Bite Strange Waste EP (Housecore) listen listen
Circa Survive Descensus (Sumerian) listen
» Desecravity Orphic Signs (Willowtip) listen
Dirty Mike & the Boys/Violation Wound/First Class Elite Grime! Greed! Gore! split (HPGD) listen
Entrench Violent Procreation (War Anthem) listen
Eternal Sex And War Negative Monoliths (Quality Steel) listen
» The Flight of Sleipnir V (Napalm) listen listen
Full Of Hell/Merzbow Full Of Hell & Merzbow (Profound Lore) listen
Hoods Gato Negro (Artery) listen
Inquisitor Walpurgis: Sabbath Of Lust reissue (Hammerheart) listen
Karne Faith In Flesh (Quality Steel) listen
» Lae Break The Clasp (The Compound) listen
Last Leaf Down Fake Lights (Lifeforce) listen
Morodh The World Of Retribution (Witching Hour) listen
Nubian Rose Mental Revolution (Cargo) listen
» Panikk Unbearable Conditions (Xtreem) listen
Pentacle The Fifth Moon … Beyond And Back collection (Vic) listen
Postmortem The Bowls Of Wrath (War Anthem) listen listen
Primordial Where Greater Men Have Fallen (Metal Blade) listen
Schysma Idiosyncrasy (Revalve) listen
Skalmold Meo Vaettum (Napalm) listen listen
United Progressive Fraternity Fall In Love With The World (Inside Out) listen
Within Temptation Let Us Burn – Elements & Hydra Live In Concert DVD/CD (Nuclear Blast) listen
Wounds Die Young (Razor & Tie) listen
*Zom Flesh Assimilation (Dark Descent) listen listen