Sh*t That Comes Out Today: August 14, 2015
Hello MetalSucks reader! Welcome to the new Shit That Comes Out Today, your satanic bible of this week’s heavy new releases. We list ‘em, we spotlight ‘em, we link you to their preview jams and full streams — and we stick ‘em in a fancy Spotify playlist too (below) — all for your jammage! Now crank this shit up!
Archangel (Nuclear Blast)
On a playlist with: Machine Head, DevilDriver, Ill Niño
Listen “Archangel” (here) “Sodomites” (here) “We Sold Our Souls To Metal” (here)
Read Dave Mustein MetalSucks review (here)
Soulfly = one of those bands. Maybe it’s Max Cavalera’s pedigree/fame, or maybe it’s just that simple, cheesy, boring songs can really rile up crowds. A formula has been worked out, and that’s commendable! But formula is formulaic, as Archangel displays. Once you’ve heard one song, you’ve heard them all! But don’t listen to “We Sold Our Souls To Metal” (cheese barf).
Bullet For My Valentine = another one of those bands. Formulaic. Cheese barf (above). We know. BFMV lives in that weird special scene genre that rarely gets tapped into, except maybe by Sergeant D. Orrrrrrr, that 13-year-old kid who lives across the street who recently discovered that he doesn’t need a grown-up to shop at Hot Topic with the Visa prepaid card he got from the older kid smoking menthols.
On a playlist with: Clay Aiken
Listen B.C.G.C. full stream (here)
You know that the distortion or gain is never turned all the way up. Okay, maybe it’s maxed out, but there’s always room for more. Looks like Clay Davis (which is two guys, Thor Buntin and Mike Barth) lined up every gain pedal he/they could find! Most tracks on B.C.G.C. are under a minute, which gives you breaks for a breath. Sheeeeeeeeeeeit.
Stabwound Orgasm reissue (Xtreem)
On a playlist with: being stabbed, getting shot, Rick Perry
Listen Stabwound Orgasm reissue full stream (here)
Reissued or not, nasty grind-death is satisfying. It’s kind of how like sex, booze, and nicotine never get old. Some fun things just wear out. Like once you’ve ridden a roller coaster 400 times you’re just like meh? Either way, any album named Stabwound Orgasm deserves a place on your bookshelf or nightstand or gym locker wherever you keep all those albums with the eyebrow-raising titles.
Bridging Realms (Sailor)
On a playlist with: Wolves In The Throne Room, Burzum, Opeth
Listen Bridging Realms full stream (here)
By far the most involved listen this week is Bridging Realms. Okay, this week isn’t exactly bursting at the seams with folky, progressive jams, and that’s okay. Cause, like, Dreadnought has already stolen the show. An immediate sell happens with the soft bits in “Odyssey”, the second track. The production needs work, but it’s nice to see a lesser-known band reaching wide and far!
Antagonist Zero No Tears EP (Inverse) listen
Antropofago Aera Dementiae (Kaotoxin) listen
Crown Of Thornz Nothing But Tragedy EP (Bridge Nine) listen
Elysian Fields Adelain reissue (Nuclear War Now!) listen
Funerary / Ooze split EP (Midnite Collective) listen
» Funeste Le Triomphe du Charnier EP (Black Element) listen
Hammerhead The Sin Eater (High Roller) listen
Human Desolation Mind Grind Paradigm (Nordavis) listen
Stop Breathing V (Burning Tree/Rotten To The Core) listen
Stories The Youth To Become (Rise) listen
Stray From The Path Subliminal Criminals (Sumerian) listen
» VHS Hi-Fi Horror (Horror Pain Gore Death) listen