WSOU Picks of the Week: Killswitch Engage, Seven Kingdoms, Wolfheart, Bury Tomorrow
Seton Hall University’s WSOU radio is the only all-metal, all-the-time station currently broadcasting in the US, and as been a force in metal for DECADES. It’s also streamable online from anywhere in the world! Each week, the staff of WSOU shares their picks for the heaviest of the heavy, as well as their charts for that week, right here on MetalSucks. Enjoy:
Killswitch Engage – “Strength of the Mind” (Brendan S.)
Whenever Killswitch Engage come out with new music it’s difficult not to get excited. Such was my reaction when I heard that they dropped a new track. You can genuinely feel the energy that Jesse Leach poured into “Strength of the Mind.” If you want a prime example of what perfectly represents the power of Killswitch Engage, then this is one you do not want to miss.
Seven Kingdoms – “Eyes to the North” (Dylan G.)
This band is a new favorite on WSOU’s Black/Power/Folk/Epic Metal specialty show, “Storming the Ramparts.” There hasn’t been a show so far where we haven’t received a call asking “What band is this?” when playing Seven Kingdoms. Their use of power and thrash influences makes a great medium to celebrate their love of everything and anything George R. R. Martin. That’s right, this is a “Song of Ice and Fire”-themed band! They are currently working on a new EP to be released this year and are set to play with Doro in Tampa this February.
Wolfheart – “Storm Centre” (Dylan G.)
“I’ve got a fever and the only prescription is MORE BLAST BEATS!”
Can’t wait for the new Amon Amarth album? This slice of melodeath should hold you over during those long couple of months. Imagine Insomnium or Amorphis and add the crunch of black metal riffing and BAM, Wolfheart. Their sophomore album Shadow World, out now on Spinefarm Records, is truly one of the gems of 2015.
Bury Tomorrow- “Memories” (Holly F.)
For a metalcore band in 2016, Bury Tomorrow know how to throw down. “Memories” is in your face, and starts with an explosive punch. The clean vocals in the chorus could definitely throw some, but end up tying the whole song together. I’m hopeful their upcoming album Earthbound has the same feeling. Metalcore’s become dull, so it’s great to see a new take on it.