Sh*t That Comes Out Today: November 6, 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!
Feldpost: not boring, not particularly innovative. But that’s okay, because easy-to-digest black metal albums are becoming scarce. It’s an album that begs your secondary attention, asking whether what you’re currently doing could be done better, um, with a little black metal in the background. As far as the mystery, mood, and atmosphere boxes go, consider them all checked, but not double or triple-checked, as you would do on a questionnaire or another form to express an “above and beyond” type of interest.
A band not known for their lullabies, Extreme Noise Terror makes extreme noise and causes terror. Okay, not the extremest noise or the most terrible terror, but pretty extreme and pretty terrible, respectively. The point is that if you like being yelled at by wild apes or barked at by foaming dogs, Extreme Noise Terror is the noise for you!
No Image (Profound Lore)
On a playlist with: Lucifer, Ghost, other bullshit
Listen No Image full stream (here)
Along with other trendy bands who get flak (cough, Ghost), Gold focuses on writing cool, jammy music with metal pretenses. Whether this is an affront or innovation is a question asked many times already — really, it doesn’t matter, because No Image is simple, easy listening and doesn’t hump your leg for judgment. And so none it shall receive: mouths shut, opinions withheld, just enjoy the noise if it pleases you, which it likely won’t.
Hole Below (20 Buck Spin)
On a playlist with: Cannibal Corpse, Acephalix, Mournful Congregation
Listen Hole Below full stream (here)
Darkening old-school thrash and death metal, an easy moneymaker — to wit, the atmosphere of Hole Below is dense and dark (kind of like a really good fudge brownie), but the music behind it is rightfully schizo and explosive. The combination wins your heart (thump, thump, thump) as well as your mind (these are actually some pretty well-written songs despite their simplicity). Hot tip: 20 Buck Spin is a label to follow.
Monster Man (Klonosphere)
On a playlist with: Destrage, Andrew WK, other partycore
Listen Monster Man full stream (here)
Think of Flayed like the lamer Destrage. Monster Man relies on all the party rock/metal tropes: upbeat guitar riffs, overly dramatic buildups to choruses, generic solos. Despite the blandness, there is a bit of fun to be had, especially with the cover art: that shit is freaky, get it framed. I guess without the mouth, the baby is much less annoying, so props to Flayed for putting that across.
Gods Of War (Razar Ice)
On a playlist with: other serious artists
Listen “Until My Dying Breath” (here)
Some artists just “get it”. Citing this new smash-hit “Until My Dying Breath,” it is plain to see that Reverence “gets it”. The fury, the passion, the honesty, the brutality, it’s all there in black and white. The drums: smashed. The guitars: shredded. The vocals: beasted. The dancing: totally nailed. There’s little else to say except that Gods Of War is the most painfully honest album of 2015, exposing the true nature of our inner selves as fans of heavy music and therefore trendsetters in the varieties of the postmodern experience.
Aftermath Eyes Of Tomorrow (Shadow Kingdom) listen
Black Grail Misticismo Regrisivo (Tyrannus) listen
Bodyfarm Battle Breed (Cyclone Empire) listen listen
Chastain We Bleed Metal (Leviathan) listen
Cross Vault The All Consuming (Northern Silence) listen
Dark Moor Project X (Scarlet) listen
Desecresy Stoic Death (Xtreem) listen
Devil You Know They Bleed Red (Nuclear Blast) listen
Eldritch Underlying Issues (Scarlet) listen
Enemo J Miley Virus (Digital Media) listen
Eye Of Nix Moros (Belief Mower) listen
The Fifth Alliance Dead Poems (Consouling Sounds) listen
Floral The Second Floral EP (Esque) listen
Go Deep Influence (6131) listen listen
Good Tiger A Head Full Of Moonlight listen
Hautajaisyö Hautajaisyö (Inverse) listen
Helmsplitter / The Communion Great Violence And Hidden Depths split (HPGD) listen
Khors The Flame Of Eternity’s Decline reissue (Svarga) listen
Mad Architect Hang High (Wunderwurld) listen
Magnus Karlsson’s Free Fall Kingdom Of Rock (Frontiers) listen
Mammoth Storm Fornjot (Napalm) listen listen
Mestis Polysemy (Sumerian) listen listen
Novelists Souvenir (Metalville) listen listen
O.S.I.R.I.S. The Conquest Of Planet Death: Vol 2 (Tyrannus) listen
Pathologic Noise Gore Aberration (Greyhaze) listen
Pessimist Slaughtering The Faithful reissue (Obscure) listen
Police State Mind Collapse (Grimoire) listen
*Queen Elephantine Omen (Atypeek) listen
Seal 7 (Warner Bros.) listen listen
Sig:Ar:Tyr Beyond The North Wind reissue (Hammerheart) listen
Sig:Ar:Tyr Godsaga reissue (Hammerheart) listen
Sig:Ar:Tyr Sailing The Seas Of Fate reissue (Hammerheart) listen
Tusen Ar Under Jord Sorgsendömet Fobos (2013) (Pale Moon) listen
Vanden Plas Chronicles Of The Immortals: Netherworld II (Frontiers) listen
Vatican Drowning The Apathy Inside (Blasphemour) listen