WSOU Picks of the Week: Abbath, After the Burial, and Whispered
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 the station’s charts for that week, right here on MetalSucks. Enjoy:
Abbath – “Winter Bane” (Dylan G.)
The former Immortal front man is still at it with his new album, Abbath. And if you couldn’t already tell by the name of the song, Abbath’s solo work is still in the realm of winter and war. Teaming up with King ov Hell (ex-Gogoroth) from Abbath’s other band, I, and Creature (ex-Benighted), the album takes delivers what we expect based on Abbath’s work in Immortal and adds some flavor from I to make a great and relevant black metal album that any fan should try.
Abbath is heading out on the North American Decibel Magazine Tour with High on Fire, Skeletonwitch, and Tribulation this spring. Get dates here.
Whispered – “Sakura Omen” (Dylan G.)
Imagine if Cthonic and Wintersun had a baby, and that then that baby were raised (dropped) by Ensiferum and dressed up in Kabuki-styled corpse paint. You would be imagining Finland’s Whispered. “Sakura Omen” is the newest single from their upcoming album, and it maintains the quality of their first two releases.
After the Burial- “Collapse” (Mike M.)
After the Burial is back with another killer single from their upcoming album, Dig Deep. “Collapse” hits-hard with an undeniable, heavy groove, blended with the intricate riffing we’ve come to expect from After the Burial. This is one of the most triumphant sounding tracks that the band has put out in recent memory, and if it’s any indication of what lies in store for the full album, we’re in for an unrelenting, djenty, ride. Dig Deep is due out February 19.