Sh*t That Came Out Yesterday: December 3, 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!
Free From The Clutches Of Gods (Tenacity)
On a playlist with: Beneath The Massacre, Fit For An Autopsy, Benighted
Listen Free From The Clutches Of Gods full stream (here)
If anyone can ride as close to the deathcore line without going over, it’d be the French. Free From The Clutches Of Gods doesn’t have the madhouse technicality it takes to be a full-on analogue to its playlist buddies, but it does have the songwriting and specialization to warrant the comparison. It at least gives you the “ah that’s fresh” feeling, similar to what lemon in water does, or these.
A Treatise On Resurrection And The Afterlife (Svart)
On a playlist with: Hellhammer, Kyuss, Tool
Listen “A Sea Without Shore” (here)
To judge Bog Oak’s newest album by its title is a mistake — yes, A Treatise On Resurrection And The Afterlife sounds pretentious, but the album is true-to-heart. It’s actually difficult for a fuzz/doom band to rid itself of pretense, which requires steering away from overplayed post-y influences. And while progressive in scope, Treatise is just a gentle beast, soothing our ears with slow catchiness and big balls and warm (yet paradoxically saddened) feels.
Draumr Àst (Nordvis)
On a playlist with: Krallice, Castevet, Woe
Listen Draumr Àst full stream (here)
Right away, you’ll notice Draumr Àst‘s awful production (holy vocals, batman) — but this shouldn’t divert your attention from Bhleg’s big goal or the album’s impressive scope. Plenty of unknown black metal bands can impress with their ability to draw out your attention with massive walls of discordance and sick/mad mood shifts. But on Draumr Àst it just seems so easy and methodical.
On a playlist with: Iron Mask, Mystic Prophecy, Stormwarrior
Listen “Iron Throne” (here)
First thing first: Whoever drew that devil on the cover for Stormborn deserves a fucking beer. Preferably this one. Bloodbound writes Iron Maiden songs at 400%, plus a shot of vodka — so you get throwback vocals, nutty solos, and enough good feelings to give even the Grinch a boner. It’s not often that we run across a classic metal album which can really entertain without boring us to death, but Stormborn seems like an exception!
Eye Of Solitude
Dear Insanity EP (Kaotoxin)
On a playlist with: Kauan, Ulver, Tenhi
Listen Dear Insanity EP full stream (here)
Any funeral doomsters out there? It’s your lucky day! This Dear Insanity EP is one single song that is set to be a full-on experience, especially its 50-minute runtime. Any band with the balls/skills to write at length with such depth deserves mention, and this EP should be on your to-listen list.
Riff, riff, riff. Every fuckin’ second of Dawn Of The 5th Era screams speed, accuracy, and groove. If you grew up with Lamb Of God and later got into Soilwork, then Mors Principium Est will be right up your alley. If you previously gave no shits about melodeath, then it’d behoove the metal gods if you’d give it a chance with Dawn. Any day that STCOT can broaden metal horizons is a good day!
AC/DC Rock Or Bust (Colombia) listen
The Amsterdam Red Light District Gone For A While (Red-Light) listen
Axenstar Where Dreams Are Forgotten (Inner Wound) listen
Black Fate Between Visions & Lies (Ulterium) listen
Bombnation Night Invasion (PRC) listen
Cadaveric Fumes/Demonic Oath Entwined In Sepulchral Darkness split EP (Iron Bonehead) listen listen
» Clorange Instinct (PRC) listen
Famishgod Devourers Of Light (Xtreem) listen
Fortress Unto The Nothing (Unholy Anarchy) listen
Harmony Theatre Of Redemption (Ulterium) listen
Ice Dragon Dream Dragon (PRC) listen
Johnny Wore Black Walking Underwater Pt. 2 (Dead Cherry) listen
Lotus Thief Rervm (Svart) listen
Mothra Desecrated Thoughts (From Insane Minds) collection (Vic) listen
» My Shameful Hollow (Moscow Funeral League) listen
Neonfly Strangers In Paradise (Inner Wound) listen
Nightglow Orpheus (Bakerteam) listen
Obscurity Vintar (Trollzorn) listen
Osada Vida The After Effect (Metal Mind) listen
Reasons Behind The Alpha Memory (Maple Metal) listen
Resumed Alinations (Bakerteam) listen
Samael Solar Soul reissue (Metal Mind) listen
Scapes One:Unseen:One (Nihil Ultra) listen
Sinister Afterburner reissue (Metal Mind) listen
Sinister Aggressive Measures reissue (Metal Mind) listen
» Skelethal Interstellar Knowledge Of The Purple Entity EP (Iron Bonehead) listen listen
Starbynary Dark Passenger (Bakerteam) listen
Striver Apocalypse Nightmare (PRC) listen
Triosphere The Heart of the Matter (AFM) listen
Voivod Infini reissue (Metal Mind) listen
Voivod Katorz reissue (Metal Mind) listen
» White Arms Of Athena White Arms Of Athena (Prosthetic) listen listen