WSOU Picks of the Week: Fleshgod Apocalypse, Architects, Oceans of Slumber
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:
Fleshgod Apocalypse – “Gravity” (Rohit R.)
It’s a little older at this point, but whenever I think of albums released in the first couple months of the year I keep on going back to this one. I loved their previous effort, Labyrinth, but sometimes it just felt too exhausting to listen to. Fleshgod made King just as heavy as their previous releases but produced it in a way that made it a much easier pill to swallow.
Architects – “A Match Made In Heaven” (Billy G.)
This is the first single released from the upcoming album All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us due out May 27th. The band seems to have perfected the style they captured on 2014’s Lost Forever // Lost Together. Vocalist Sam Carter proves to be one of the most talented and versatile frontmen in the genre, and lyrically the song focuses on political corruption and tyranny in our deteriorating world. It seems like as the world gets worse, Architects get angrier. This is definitely going to be one of the most anticipated albums of the year for many and it will be great to see how the band has progressed since their last release.
Oceans of Slumber – “Devout” (Rohit R.)
I honestly never heard of this band until I got the press release about the new album from Century Media. Their style reminds me a lot of newer Mastodon, with some pretty heavy screams from vocalist Cammie Gilbert. They lean more on the prog rock spectrum — as opposed to prog metal — but it is still something that most metal fans will love.