WSOU Picks of the Week: Kvelertak, Black Honey, Dynazty
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:
Kvelertak – “Berserkr” (Grant P.)
Kvelertak’s new album Nattesferd just dropped a few weeks ago and it’s a new spin on the greatness that is this band. The song “Berserkr” is exactly what fans of the Norwegian black ‘n’ roll band expect; it’s an exciting track that adds a lot of rock and metal sounds together, exactly what I’m look for in my music. I’m a huge fan of this track, as well as the whole album!
Thrice – “Black Honey” (Alicia C.)
“Black Honey” drew me in with the intensity of the instrumentals, the meaning behind the lyrics, and the journey it takes the listener through. The first few times I heard it I had to kick back and appreciate the song until I understood what it was saying, offering their thoughts of foreign policy (with black honey standing in for oil). The instruments themselves cause a serendipitous haze amongst the havoc, and Dustin Krensue’s rock voice makes it their top song at the moment.
Dynazty – “The Human Paradox” (Dylan G.)
Dynazty boarder on the line between hard rock and heavy metal but in the best way possible; their image and sound is an homage to ’80s heavy metal with a modern power metal twist. Their newest album, Titanic Mass, follows through with the heavier sounding trend seen on Renatus, their 2014 release, but refines their balance of melody and heavy riffing.