WSOU Picks of the Week: Opeth, Brain Tentacles, Ghoul
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:
Opeth – “Sorceress” (Garren L.)
When I think of Opeth, I think of long, mind-altering songs in excess of ten minutes. Their new one, “Sorceress” still delivers Opeth’s trademark, progressive sound but in a more fun-sized length, although the track still clocks in at nearly six minutes. Starting out with a funky organ sound, the song then goes into a slow, driving rhythm that hooks the listener and stays in your mind. At various times, it seems like this song harkens back to some of the classic rock sounds of Deep Purple or The Doors. Opeth’s unorthodox sound on this first track from their upcoming album Sorceress indicates to me that they’re crafting a unique album that everyone should pay attention to.
Brain Tentacles – “The Sadist” (Mike C.)
Whoa this one’s weird, but I’m really digging it. Brain Tentacles are a three piece band featuring members of Municipal Waste, Keelhaul, and Yakuza. Their sound is definitely unique, and difficult to describe; it’s noisy, jazzy, and chaotic with black metal vocals and a baritonme sax that really grooves in the bridge section. I really want to see this band live.
Ghoul – “Shred The Dead” (Dylan G.)
The new single from the “Creepsylvanian” crossover thrashers is nothing short of what you’d expect after their 2011 release Transmission Zero. “Shred the Dead” is off of Ghoul’s fifth album, Dungeon Bastards, and sports some serious old school thrash influences.