Sh*t That Comes Out Today: January 29, 2016
Hello MetalSucks reader! Welcome to 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 usually stick ‘em in a fancy Spotify playlist too (below) — all for your jammage! Now crank this shit up.
The Art To Disappear (Agonia)
On a playlist with: Awe, Crown, Sigh
Listen The Art To Disappear full stream (here)
Technically speaking, all music is different — even slamcore bands exhibit some variety under the microscope. Don’t worry, Spektr is not a slamcore band, and really, they’re a whatever-comes-to-mind band. We hear (and toss around) the word “experimental” a lot. Here’s the one-line editorial: you’re not experimental until you create something so obnoxiously left-field that only a mindful few are bound to enjoy it. So are you one of those folk?
Le Dernier Crépuscule (Profound Lore)
On a playlist with: Crematory, Ripping Corpse, Pestilence
Listen Le Dernier Crépuscule full stream (here)
Five years from demo to debut, this yet-another-band-with-an-unpronounceable-name band plays the long game. What does that say about said band? First, that they have patience, that almighty virtue demanded by many and practiced by few. Also passion, because stickin’ with it sometimes proves difficult (life lesson). Patience and passion ain’t going to win death metal awards, though — luckily Clee’tus is as raunchy and debauched as they should be.
Dauðra Dura (Nordvis)
On a playlist with: Kauan, Opeth (quiet), Celeste (quiet)
Listen Dauðra Dura full stream (here)
Do you do anything in excess? Of course not, but you’ve read about how tolerance works. Same goes for heavy music — no matter how much you think you can tolerate, there’s a point when your brain vomits and you’re left there, a helpless burbling mass of flesh and fat. Okay! This is why there is quiet music for metalheads, normally it involves some kind of reflection on death. Luckily, Dauðra Dura is some kind of reflection on death.
Legion Of The Night (High Roller)
On a playlist with: post-Maiden, Honda Civic
Listen “Sirius” (here)
Lethal. STEEL. Just let the words slip out of your mouth, but be sure to e-n-u-n-c-i-a-t-e . This steel, it’s lethal. That’s some — *squints eyes doggedly* — lethal steel. This pointless fucking analysis begs the question: can’t lethal steel can be just about anything from a Hattori Hanzō sword to a fast-moving Honda Civic? This is not to insinuate that a Honda Civic is more interesting than a brand-new album by a band named Lethal Steel.
You can’t exactly mud-wrestle with Cult Of Luna. Even with their surge in popularity they have not strayed from the true progressive’s path. As for The Old Wind (grandpa fart jokes aside), they have members of The Ocean on roster. Now, how can you mud-wrestle with both COL and TOW? You can’t, all you can do is listen to Råångest, it’s already won.
Toothgrinder plays live like people who stabbed their way out of the womb, horns-out. Few bands can even respond to their intensity — actually, speaking of this new album, few bands who are so inclined toward “nu-metal-ness” can maintain face when subject to unfair comparison. Nocturnal Masquerade is arguably not the most “energized” thing Toothgrinder has written, but two things on this point: 1) They’re saving the energy for the show, 2) Who gives a shit, this shit rocks, plus it came out today!
Abysmal Grief Strange Rites Of Evil CD (Horror) listen
Avantasia Ghostlights (Nuclear Blast) listen
Axed Crown Amnesty (Asunder) listen listen
Basement Promise Everything (Run For Cover) listen
Black Tusk Pillars Of Ash (Relapse) listen listen
Bombs Of Hades Death Mask Replica (War Anthem) listen
Bury Tomorrow Earthbound (Nuclear Blast) listen listen listen
Conan Revengeance (Napalm) listen
Deathraid Submit To The Will Of Chaos demos EP (Iron Tyrant) listen
Demon Taking The World By Storm reissue (Spaced Out) listen
Digitalife Uroboros (Imminence) listen listen
Disquiet The Condemnation (Soulseller) listen
Dream Theater The Astonishing (Roadrunner) listen listen
Eternal (Swe) Heaven’s Gate (Black Lodge) listen
Exumer The Raging Tides (Metal Blade) listen listen
Friedemann Wer Hören Will Muss Schweigen (Exile On Mainstream) listen
Hollow Earth Parting Remains EP (Good Fight) listen
Iron Jawed Guru Mata Hari (Grimoire) listen
Ketzer Starless (Metal Blade) listen
Mörk Gryning Tusen år Har Gått reissue (Eisenwald) listen
Motus Tenebrae Deathrising (My Kingdom) listen
Nordic Union Nordic Union (Frontiers) listen listen
Nordjevel Nordjevel (Osmose) listen
Ovtrenoir Eroded (Consouling Sounds) listen
Primal Fear Rulebreaker (Frontiers) listen listen
Proll Guns Horseflesh BBQ (Nrt) listen
Prong X (No Absolutes) (SPV) listen
Resurrection Kings Resurrection Kings (Frontiers) listen listen
Serenity Codex Atlanticus (Napalm) listen
Serpents Lair Circumambulating The Stillborn (Hellthrasher) listen
Titaan Kadingir (ATMF) listen
The Veer Union Decade (Pavement) listen
Vorkreist Sacrifice EP vinyl (Agonia) listen
Wildernessking Mystical Future (Sick Man Getting Sick) listen