WSOU Picks of the Week: Metallica, Winterfylleth, Against Me!
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:
Metallica – “Moth Into Flame” (Holly F.)
Let’s be real: it’s Metallica! Unless they pull another St. Anger, any new music they release is going to kick ass. “Hardwired” blew my mind, but “Moth into Flame” raised the stakes. It’s as close as we’re going to get to the classic Kill ‘Em All sound in 2016. And on its own it still shows that Metallica still have it. If this single is any indication of the new album, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct will be a force to be reckoned with. With raging drums and soaring guitars, it sounds like good ol’ Metallica.
Winterfylleth – “The Dark Hereafter” (Garren L.)
Sometimes all you need are some blast beats. Although Winterfylleth may not be “trve kvlt” enough for some black metal fans, their new track definitely bares the hallmarks of a great black metal track which includes blast beats, brutal vocals and dark subject matter. This song is a full-on assault which doesn’t let up except for a few seconds around the three-minute mark, but then it’s a nose dive back into the brutality which doesn’t cease until the last moment of the song.
Against Me! – “Dead Rats” (Kelsey F.)
Against Me! just released their new album Shape Shift With Me on September 16th, with one of the stand-out songs on the album being “Dead Rats.” The guitars in the beginning of the song remind me of a more desert rock sound instead of the punk rock music they’re known for. Although it is a departure from the punk scene that they grew up in, fans are going to love this song and album.