Sh*t That Comes Out Today: January 15, 2016
Hello MetalSucks reader! Welcome to 2016’s first Shit That Comes Out Today, your satanic bible of this week’s and next week’s heavy new releases. We list ‘em, we spotlight ‘em, we link you to their preview jams and full streams — and we usually stick ‘em in a fancy Spotify playlist too (below) — all for your jammage! Now crank this shit up.
Humanitas Error Est
Human Pathomorphism (Satanath)
On a playlist with: Rotting Christ, Watain, Mayhem
Listen “Quod Homo Appellatur Morbus Est” (here)
Look to your left: dudes doing windmills. Look to your right: more dudes doing windmills. Glance over your shoulder: even more dudes doing windmills. Why? Because in front of you is the unholy display of furious power a.k.a. Humanitas Error Est! Human Pathomorphism is exactly the album you’d expect to hear from an album titled Human Pathomorphism. Whatever “pathomorphism” is, I want it (probably).
On a playlist with: Russian Circles, Yakuza, Pelican
Listen “He Is Disease” “Suffer” “Mesmerize” (here)
Yes, we know, sometimes Deftones isn’t heavy enough, or proggy enough for that matter. Luckily, wider growing is the circle of bands which seem to gravitate around Russian Circles. Bloodiest is one of those bands, and Bloodiest is that one band’s self-titled album. It’s good — despite the drone and sludge, which is perhaps too much like cold molasses versus room temperature molasses.
Vacuum Of Nihil (Wooaaargh/Skin And Bones)
On a playlist with: Swinelord, Exhaustion, Full Of Hell
Listen Vacuum Of Nihil full stream (here)
Few of the slash-‘n’-burn extreme metal bands take the time to do their hair right in the morning, to take out the trash, to keep a general sense of order and cleanliness. Oddly enough, a band named Razoreater has managed to stay extreeeeeme but within the confines of a polished post-production. The result is something dearly lacking these days: replay value!
Ice Grave (Creator Destructor)
On a playlist with: Shrine Of Insanabilis, Sangus, Misþyrming
Listen “Ice Grave” (here)
With blackened smash riffs and pretty much the most kickass album art ever, Spinebreaker crushes the bloody heap left over from Razoreater — hell, if the two were brothers, they’d be a great serial killer team! The approach here is spot-on, and Ice Grave is another example of “black metal blends” so to speak. Dilute the purity to make new purity!
Das Ende Aller Lügen (Napalm)
On a playlist with: Wintersun, Arkona, Bifröst
Watch “Das Ende Aller Lügen” (here)
Politics/fear, face paint, skulls on sticks, melodeathcore, and the German language. Shit on a stick, smack your mother, do whatever you need to do to affirm that that is a combination! Okay, some of it comes off as silly and passe, but it’s the energy which counts, right? Don’t expect a “full package” from Das Ende Aller Lügen (“the end of all lies”), but do expect great stage value.
On a playlist with: Inquisition, Bell Witch, Primitive Man
Listen “Solar Chamber” (here)
Doom is moody, and you can’t be moody all the time (actually, yes you can) — and so Lycus is that perma-moody friend of yours who is always in some kind of dire, dire drama and whatnot. Though Chasms screams out not as a doom album per se. There is some wicked solid black metal here. The dynamic between doom and blast is taken advantage of, and the results are saucy as fuck. Award: this week’s top pick!
Aborted Termination Redux EP (Century Media) listen
Ancestors Blood Hyperborea (Naturmacht) listen
Augrimmer Moth And The Moon (Northern Silence) listen
Casualties Of Cool Casualties Of Cool (2014) CD (Inside Out) listen
Cendra Metal Punk (Xtreem) listen
El Caco 7 (Indie) listen
Frozen Ocean The Prowess Of Dormition EP (Apocalyptic Witchcraft) listen
Gomorrah The Haruspex (Test Your Metal) listen
Hordak Padre (Casus Belli Musica) listen
Hostium The Bloodwine Of Satan (Iron Bonehead) listen
Kosmokrator To The Svmmit (Vàn) listen
The Lumberjack Feedback Blackened Visions (Kaotoxin) listen
Mothership Live Over Freak Valley live (Ripple) listen
Muckraker Karmageddon (Eternal Sound) listen
Norhod Voices From The Ocean (Wormholedeath) listen
Old Forest Dagian (Avantgarde) listen
Opprobrium Serpent Temptation reissue (Relapse) listen listen
The Shrine Rare Breed (Century Media) listen listen
SOL The Storm Bells Chime (Avantgarde) listen
Third Sovereign Perversion Swallowing Sanity (Transcending Obscurity) listen listen
Utopia (Italy) Mood Changes (Anteo) listen
Walking With Giants Worlds Unknown (Walking With Giants) listen listen
Witchcraft Nucleus (Nuclear Blast) listen listen