WSOU Picks of the Week: Nails, Sabaton, A Day to Remember
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:
Nails – “Life is a Death Sentence” (Steve V.)
Not many bands can release three full-length albums, an EP, and a two-song flexi disc and still create only about an hour of music. You Will Never Be One of Us showcases everything Nails has been hammering into our skulls since 2007… yet, somehow, it’s even angrier. The record is filled with more hardcore oriented riffs and chord progressions when compared to the band’s previous, Abandon All Life, but still grinds harder than most. The latest single, “Life is a Death Sentence” features possibly the catchiest two step riff ever at the end. Do not miss them on tour this summer.
A Day to Remember – “Bad Vibrations” (Nick D.)
After keeping quiet for quite some time, A Day to Remember have returned with the unexpected announcement that their new album, Bad Vibrations, will be released August 19th. To spice up the announcement, the band dropped the title track, which is one of the heaviest songs ADTR has released to date. Vocalist Jeremy McKinnon barks over guitar feedback, which sets the tone for the brutality that follows for the next three-and-a-half minutes. Known for their combination of heavy screams and breakdowns, along with pop punk choruses, ADTR continue to evolve and redefine the meaning of easycore. Just like previous single “Paranoia,” “Bad Vibrations” has a very pitworthy breakdown that builds up into an epic climax. If these two tracks are any indication of what’s to come on this new album, then look forward to some of ADTR’s heaviest and catchiest songs yet.
Sabaton – “The Lost Battalion” (Garren L.)
After Sabaton’s last release in 2014, Heroes, I’ve been excitedly awaiting their next offering. With the release of their newest song, “The Lost Battalion,” I find myself even more eager to hear their upcoming album The Last Stand. Although not a radical departure for Sabaton, one has to appreciate the song’s storytelling, and how fun it is to sing along to it. Not only has this song has gotten me hyped for The Last Stand, it also has me pumped for Sabaton’s next North American tour, when I can sing along to this new song in person.