WSOU Picks of the Week: Despised Icon, Moonsorrow, Binary Code
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:
Despised Icon – “Beast” (Holly F.)
For anyone that even remotely likes extreme metal, Despised Icon are legends. It’s been seven years since Day of Mourning was released and I couldn’t be happier to see these guys back at it again. The title track single, “Beast,” is an absolute monster. It’s brutal with growling vocals and excruciating breakdowns and it’s a great return to their classic sound that old and new fans alike will enjoy. If this is even an inkling of what the album will sound like, we’re not prepared for how powerful it’ll be.
Moonsorrow – “Suden Tunti” (Dylan G.)
One of the more prominent releases in folk metal this year, Moonsorrow’s new album Jumalten Aika kicks some serious ass. With the absence of a tour like Paganfest coming through the States this year, hopefully they’ll follow up the new album with a North American run in the coming months.
Binary Code – “Moonsblood” (Mike C.)
New Jersey’s progressive metal outfit Binary Code just released their first full-length album since 2009’s Suspension of Disbelief. Moonsblood is an album that should be listened to to in its entirety because of how much the band’s sound varies from song to song, drawing from so many different influences while still remaining unique and cohesive throughout. Just a killer album overall. Watch out for these guys on tour in the near future!