Sh*t That Comes Out Today: October 23, 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!
Readers of STCOT, we appreciate your politeness last week. Not one of you pointed out that we mistimed our coverage of the fancy new album by Shining. You could’ve embarrassed us in front of everybody, including our bosses, but you didn’t. What a lovely gesture. Love you brahs. And for real this time, the new Shining is out. The hunky Shining, not the gross Shining.
The Rite Of Misanthropism: Psalms V to IX (Hibernacula)
On a playlist with: Gorgoroth, Blut Aus Nord, Marduk
Listen “Psalm V: Accursed Be Thy Kingsmen” (here)
Exquisite Ending sends mixed signals. Via songs titled “Psalms” and their (at least) two-part album, The Rite Of Misanthropism, EE seems dead serious and awesome. But what vibe are fans meant to get from their bandname, Exquisite Ending? Masterpiece Theater? Massage parlor? The title of their jam “Accursed Be Thy Kingsmen” implies the former, dignity demands the latter. Intense black metal. Crank it up!
Know How To Carry A Whip (Neurot)
On a playlist with: Pyramids, Tear Garden, Lord Mantis
Listen Know How To Carry A Whip full stream (here)
Imagine: You’ve mistakenly burst into the room/bar/van where members of Eyehategod and Neurosis are previewing tracks from their weird new wave insanitycore project. Noticing that it’s awesome, you might stop to compliment them. In fact, from the doorway, you’d probably suggest that it’s best that they downplay their connection to those other bands. That way, you continue while backing out into the hall, they can better reach fans who don’t like their big main bands — but would worship this awesome new shit. Then one of them would ask, Wait, you don’t like our other bands? Just slam the door.
On a playlist with: Gang Of Four, Ministry, Fear Factory
Listen “I Am The Virus” and “Euphoria” (here)
Explaining his band’s new double album, Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden said that he detects a crisis of confidence for recording artists in 2015. He states that though money is harder to come by, begging for it can only make it harder. Update your hairstyle but do not change your strut, so to speak. Jaz Coleman and Killing Joke, likewise, don’t “pursue” your business. They aren’t needy. It’s admirable.
Bulldozer (Texas Metal Underground)
On a playlist with: Dangerous Toys, Enforcer, The Answer
Listen Bulldozer full stream (here)
Dude, fans of hair metal love to discuss: “underrated hair metal albums.” I never pass on any opportunity to tip people to the first Badlands album, for example. (Also, these five. Sorry.) But anyway, the world got a little happier last week when Dangerous Toys’ perfect debut album landed on a huge magazine’s fancy list of hair metal classics. At that moment, I cheered a bit and I hope the band guys each pumped a fist. If one percent of that story’s readers gets into Dangerous Toys and probably their singer’s current band Broken Teeth, that’s huge!
“It serves as a key and my own entrance in the true Hell, where everything is clear, where strength prepares you for subsistence, where you dance with the flames that elaborate, where reality is a dream and dreams are reality. This is an object that guides my passage and prepares me to understand the seizing of this earthly existence – an object that represents everything, and that presents itself everywhere.”
Amberian Dawn Innuendo (Napalm) listen
Apparatus Apparatus (Lavadome) listen
Atena Shades Of Black Won’t Bring Her Back (Negative Vibe) listen
Bauda Sporelights (Temple Of Tortuous) listen
Billy Morrison God Shaped Hole (King Mob) listen
Born Of Osiris Soul Sphere (Sumerian) listen listen read
Cane Hill Cane Hill EP (Rise) listen listen
The Crawling In Light Of Dark Days EP (Grindscene) listen
Curse Of The North Curse Of The North: I (Static Tension) listen
Earthside A Dream in Static listen
Enshine Singularity (Naturmacht) listen
Failure Anthem First World Problems (Razor & Tie) listen
Genevieve Escapism (Grimoire) listen
Grave Digger Exhumation: The Early Years (Napalm) listen
Havukruunu Havukruunu (Naturmacht) listen
Like Moths To Flames The Dying Things We Live For (Rise) listen listen
Nervous Duration And Delusion (Twelve Gauge) listen
The Ocean / Mono Transcendental split EP (Metal Blade) listen
The Saddest Landscape Darkness Forgives (Topshelf) listen
Shreddy Krueger Deeper Darker (InVogue) listen
Suicide Silence Sacred Words EP (Nuclear Blast) listen
Terzij de Horde Terzij de Horde (Burning World) listen
Tibosity Bimbocracia (Xtreem) listen
Varathron The Confessional Of The Black Penitents EP (Agonia) listen
Vederkast Northern Gothic (Vederkast) listen
Vehemence (US) Forward Without Motion (Battleground) listen
Vhol Deeper Than Sky (Profound Lore) listen
Vinnie Moore Aerial Visions (Mind’s Eye)