WSOU Picks of the Week: Devin Townsend Project, Anciients
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:
Devin Townsend Project – “Failure” (Nick D.)
This extremely talented man does nothing but put out new music; I don’t know how he does it. This is the 17th album he’s put out and the seventh under the DTP name. Usually he does all of the writing and producing himself but this time he brought in Periphery bassist Adam Getgood to help produce and let the rest of the band have more of a say in the writing. Really good atmospheric, proggy, symphonic metal.
Anciients – “Pentacle” (Mike C.)
Vancouver’s Anciients just released their second album, Voice of the Void, via Season of Mist today. If you miss the Leviathan/Crack The Skye eras of Mastodon, then this album is definitely for you. “Pentacle” is one of the heaviest tracks on the album, but the whole thing is definitely worth listening to; it’s incredibly sonically diverse.