Sh*t That Comes Out Today: November 20, 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!
Riff-heavy technical death metal with some neu-blackened influences. This sounds super-genericore nowadays — however, do not be fearful of the formulaic! Don’t be! Actually, while Abhorrent has marked commonalities with its playlist buds, Intransigence is a distinctive album. This band has taken all the non-abhorrent bits from other bands and blended them into a fucking diesel-powered milkshake named Bruce… so, this is not a bad fact to swallow.
On a playlist with: the fuck-child of Rings of Saturn and Mastodon
Listen “Polemic” (here)
With the dude from Nile behind the kit — he is George Kollias and he drums faster than fuck — you’d expect some seriously hard and fast shit. Actually, Contrarian is progressive and spacey, as that wacky album art would suggest. Anywho, the music contained in Polemic, it’s not actually polemic: It would rater give into your opinions against it and stand alone. And strong opinions they may be! As this album is for a very niche crowd of dorks.
Circular Time (Crucial Blast)
On a playlist with: dirty Earth, Guardian Alien, heavy Maserati
Listen Circular Time full stream (here)
Jesus, I can’t get enough of these hyperbolic band descriptions: “Still forged from a simple but savage combination of pummeling mogodon drumming, monstrously overloaded synthesizers and elliptical, sludge-encrusted bass riffs that anchor the squalls of brutal, electrified guitar noise that crash across these thirteen tracks, Ramleh’s sound remains hypnotically crushing.” Yeah, they’re right, but they’re not that right, i.e. this baby needs more goddamn metal.
Journey Blind (20 Buck Spin)
On a playlist with: riding in your red convertible with a babe while doing coke
Listen Journey Blind full stream (here)
“Never forget the past! Never!” Okay, that shit gets screamed all the time, whether at political events or family gatherings, grandma’s funeral, whathaveyou. Magic Circle is a throwback band, but not in the honor-your-gods sense. Also, not in a sense of simply recreating from the ashes what was written back then. As far as reinterpretations go, Journey Blind is a pretty transparent and honest one, despite the king-hipster pretenses and obnoxiously dark feel-good attitude.
Destination Nowhere (Selfmadegod)
On a playlist with: Disfear, Kvelertak, The Crown
Listen Destination Nowhere full stream (here)
Bands like Sturmovik and albums like Destination Nowhere are a dime-a-dozen sorta deal. Blah, blah, blah, album is boring, rote, repetitive, unoriginal, yada, yada, yada. Reality is bigger than that! These albums actually rule, you just need a pile of them! These are playlist albums: just line them up one after another! The juicy reward is hours and hours of hair-raising pump music, it increases productivity and metabolization, etc.
Wastes Of Life (Moribund)
On a playlist with: Horna, Baptism, Satanic Warmaster
Listen Wastes Of Life full stream (here)
The joy is strong with this one. Song titles such as “Sterile Death, Without Mourning” and “To The Fall Of Man” really exhibit Dodsferd’s sunny nature. Yeah, Wastes Of Life is a pretty harrowing album, though not the most harrowing. Interpolated throughout are smooth bits which ease you into a state of okay-being with all the horrors/sufferings of being alive. But then you’re thrown back into a shit-storm! Oh, woe.
Anomalie Refugium (Art Of Propaganda) listen
Anthrax Spreading The Disses 30th Anniversary 2CD (Universal) listen
Benefactor Decease Anatomy Of An Angel (Xtreem) listen
Bloody Invasion Bloody Invasion EP (Aural) listen
The Carburetors Laughing In The Face Of Death (SPV) listen
Diatonic Hidden Pieces (Into The Night) listen
Diviner Fallen Empires (Ulterium) listen
Ektomorf Aggressor (AFM) listen
Escarnium Godless Shrine Of Decay (Redefining Darkness) listen
Hiems Cold Void Journey reissue (Moribund) listen
Honeymoon Disease The Transcendence (Napalm) listen
Jonbar Hinge Jonbar Hinge (Division) listen
Malfunction Fear Of Failure (Bridge Nine) listen listen
Manegarm Manegarm (Napalm) listen
Paradise Lost Symphony For The Lost DVD/CD (Century Media) trailer
Phantasma The Deviant Hearts (Napalm) listen
Punching Moses Humanity Pandemic (Seeing Red Records) listen
Rex Shachath Revocation Of The Blood Elect EP (Great Dane) listen
Signum Regis Chapter IV: The Reckoning (Ulterium) listen
Solution .45 Nightmares In The Waking State: Part 1 (AFM) listen listen
Sublime Eyes Sermons & Blindfolds (Aural) listen
Them Stones Them Stones (Division) listen
Threshold European Journey live (Metalville) listen
Total Abuse Excluded (Deranged) listen
Tower Of Flies Death Approaches (Black Cave) listen
Turbid North Eyes Alive (The Pyramid) listen listen listen
Violation Wound Broken Idol/Elimination Time (HPGD) listen listen
Wailin Storms One Foot In The Flesh Grave (Magic Bullet) listen