Sh*t That Comes Out Today: January 20, 2015
Hi MetalSucks reader! Welcome back to Shit That Comes Out Today, your satanic bible this 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!
Say, do you like throwback riffage, big solos, and mind-bending triplets? Does the 2:00-mark in “Captivity & Devourment” (above) make you want to headbutt a goat? If so, you’re probably already a fan of Armageddon mastermind Christopher Armott (ex-Arch Enemy). Captivity & Devourment might not have the zing of Gossow-era Arch Enemy, but it sure as hell has the bite!
Lose My Face (Inverse)
On a playlist with: clogging the toilet on the first date
Listen “Lose My Face” (here)
So the awards for Suckiest Song Of The Week and Suckiest Music Video Of The Week both go to Midnight Bullet. If you’ve ever wanted to watch a bunch of dudes play poker, smoke cigarettes, and dance around in a warehouse for four minutes, here ya go.
From The North (Epitaph)
On a playlist with:
Listen From The North full stream (here)
Some hardcore bands really get it — and thank Jesus in the manger for Raised Fist who’ve proven that you can be 100% metal while losing none of the hardcore. From The North is sweet, simple, straightforward, and headstrong (just like any decent hardcore), but actually keeps you interested all the way through (little repetition). Mosh/rock on!
On a plalist with: Sybreed, Mnemic, Threat Signal
Listen “Truth Taker” (here)
The metalcore bubble has popped! We were (and still are) swimming in poor-/mediocre-core, but core-heads like Raunchy are a sign that we may have a resurgence nigh. Vices.Virtues.Visions attempts to break metalcore stereotypes without completely jumping ship. And while all the traditional core elements are there, the album is fresh and snappy.
Nachtreich / Spectral Lore
The Quivering Lights split EP (Bindrune)
On a playlist with: Kauan, Alcest, Burzum
Listen The Quivering Lights split EP full stream (here)
It’s a harrowing experience listening to two masterminds of black metal trade off on one album: Nachtreich of woodsy, neoclassical overtones and Spectral Lore with incomparable depth and darkness. The Quivering Lights EP is a showstopper which must be experienced again and again before coming alive, just like Spectral Lore’s III (which topped the Best of 2014 list of Sammy O’Hagar and made me crap my pants).
Setter of Unseen Snares (Broken Limbs/Skin & Bones/Church Of Fuck)
On a playlist with: Krallice, Spectral Lore, Castevet
Listen/Watch “Vowbound” (here)
Caïna lacks darkness in the wide gamut of black metal, but they easily make amends with distilled anger. Their last two albums, Temporary Antennae (2008) and Hands That Pluck (2011) are horrific noise and hate! This bit of Setter of Unseen Snares shows Caïna’s progression toward something a bit less outrageous, but still completely mad.
Alpha Tiger Identity (SPV) listen listen listen
Angra Secret Garden (Ear Music) listen
Arcane Known/Learned (Sensory) listen
» Biotoxic Warfare Lobotomized (Slaney) listen listen
» Breathless Return To Pangea (Xtreem) listen
Bullet Storm Of Blades (Metalville) listen
» Chapel Of Disease The Mysterious Ways Of Repetitive Art (FDA Rekotz) listen
Crack House The Hits Just Keep On Coming EP (Horror Pain Gore Death) listen
Dead City Ruins Dead City Ruins (Metalville) listen
Dragonhammer The Blood Of The Dragon reissue (My Kingdom) listen
Dragonhammer Time For Expiation reissue (My Kingdom) listen
¤ Enter Shikari The Mindsweep (Hopeless) listen
Garotting Deep / For Void Asceticism split (Iron Bonehead) listen listen
Gnosis The Third-Eye Gate (Nuclear War Now!) listen
Gurd Fake (Czar of Crickets) listen
Kruger Adam And Steve (Listenable) listen
Lectern Fratricidal Concelebration (Sliptrick) listen
Lonewolf Cult Of Steel (Massacre) listen
Marilyn Manson Pale Emperor (Loma Vista) listen
Mellowtoy Lies (Scarlet) listen
Messiah’s Kiss Get Your Bulls Out! (Massacre) listen
Motorhead Stage Fright (2005) blu-ray (SPV) listen
Obscure Infinity Perpetual Descending Into Nothingness (FDA Rekotz) listen
Project 86 Knives To The Future (Team Black) listen
Satan’s Host Pre-Dating God Parts 1 & 2 (Moribund) listen
Serious Black As Daylight Breaks (AFM) listen
Simus Vox Vult (Bakerteam) listen
UFO Showtime (2005) blu-ray (SPV) watch
» Vardan Verses From Ancient Times (Moribund) listen
Voices Of Destiny Crisis Cult (Massacre) listen