Sh*t That Comes Out Today: August 28, 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!
On a playlist with: Tempel, Russian Circles, Earth
Listen Outsiders full stream (here)
Sometimes there’s not really much to say about instrumental metal — and that’s quite alright. But as Ms. Chapstick wrote: “Take away the focal point of someone screaming/wailing/singing/vomiting entrails, and notoriously capricious metal audiences tend to get distracted.” That distraction is the key to Outsiders. Without any vocals to grasp to, you easily drift out: that cool-but-not-druggy atmospheric kind of way.
What Should Not Be Unearthed (Nuclear Blast)
On a playlist with: Behemoth, Suffocation, Dying Fetus
Listen “Call To Destruction” (here) “Evil To Cast Out Evil” (here)
Watch Crash Thompson MetalSucks review (here)
Nile is known for two things: writing fucking intense death metal and drummer George Kollias. Obviously this style of metal requires drumming to the max, and Nile has had that covered in spades. Anyway, What Should Not Be Unearthed is pretty good, but it’s not great. Ithyphallic was great. But Nile is still great. Weird how that works?
Natural Causes (Napalm)
On a playlist with: Mudvayne, Hellyeah, sadness
Listen “Headshot” (here)
UPDATE: This album’s release was moved back to October 2nd! Sorry.
Metal can have radio sensibilities without sucking. But expect extreme suck when the arteries of Mudvayne and Hellyeah are cut and bled into it. Natural Causes is nu-rock/fake-metal with a dorky name and completely pre-packaged songs. They go a “step too far” by not taking any steps at all and recycling the same songs that play on FM. You’ve heard these descriptions before, and you’ve heard this music before.
Soilwork has always injected the right amount of core into melodeath. Enter fair argument: a lot of Soilwork is formulaic. But when it’s catchy, you don’t ever tire of it. The meat-hooks always snag ya! Like orgasms and Stephen Colbert, experiencing Soilwork never gets old — even though they’re not really new. And that’s okay, ’cause The Ride Majestic is just what we expected and wanted.
The Boats Of The Glen Carrig (Napalm)
On a playlist with: Drudkh, Evoken, Deathspell Omega
Litsen The Boats Of The Glen Carrig full stream (here)
Super-trippy album cover and a really cool band name. Big, mean, progressive (funeral) doom songs with a dollop of whipped cream. Awesome album art. What more could you want? Not much, really, The Boats Of The Glen Carrig is one’o’them “full package” albums that gives you so much Ahab that you don’t really want more Ahab! But maybe you will…
Black .44 No Blanks (Inverse) listen
Blood Divisions Blood Divisions EP (Metal Blade)
Bridge To Grace Origins (Run) listen
Carousel 2113 (Tee Pee) listen
Creeping Revenant (Iron Bonehead) listen
Deep Black Nails (Ván) listen
Defeater Abandoned (Epitaph) listen
Die Krupps V: Metal Machine Music (SPV) listen
Embassy Of Silence Verisimilitude (Inverse) listen
Fuck The Facts Desire Will Rot (Noise Salvation) listen listen listen listen
Graben Graben (Wooaaargh) listen
Grim Vision War Agony EP (Bastardized) listen
Kalmen Course Hex (Ván) listen
King Dude Songs Of Flesh & Blood – In The Key Of Light (Ván) listen
Kobra And The Lotus Words Of The Prophets covers EP (Titan) listen
Motörhead Bad Magic (UDR) listen listen listen
Never To Arise Gore Whores On The Killing Floor (Cimmerian Shade) listen
Path Of Samsara The Fiery Hand (Ván) listen
Plaguewielder Chambers Of Death (HPGD) listen
Putridity Ignominious Atonement (Willowtip) listen
Rifftera Pitch Black (Inverse) listen
Root Zjeveni reissue (I Hate) listen
Simulacrum Sky Divided (Inverse) listen
Sparrows Dragging Hell EP (New Damage) listen
The Spirit Cabinet Hystero Epileptic Possessed (Váan) listen
Tad Morose St. Demonius (Despotz) listen
Theologian A Means By Which To Break The Surface Of The Real (Red Scroll) listen listen
Urn Epiphany (Dark Moon) listen
Wederganger Halfvergaan Ontwaakt (Ván) listen