WSOU Picks of the Week: Car Bomb, Khemmis, Code Orange
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:
Car Bomb – “Gratitude” (Nick D.)
Extremely bouncy, time signature-bending, brutal, yet melodic, Car Bomb sound like Meshuggah and Deftones went out on the town together for a one night stand. The vocals transition from reverby, pleasing singing to bloodcurdling growls and screams in a snap. Gojira frontman Joe Duplantier produced their new album, out at the end of the month, and lent guest vocals to one of its track, and I think fans of Gojira will hear that influence throughout. Check out the rest of their new album Meta!
Khemmis – “Candlelight” (Mike C.)
Denver’s Khemmis just dropped their second album Hunted a couple weeks ago, and damn, is it good. “Candlelight” is catchy, classic sounding doom metal at its best. Check out the rest of the record if you haven’t already! Definitely an album of the year contender for me.
Code Orange – “Forever” (Megan S.)
Code Orange do not hold back on their title track for their upcoming album, Forever. The song features an industrial influence in addition to Code Orange’s usual heavy, hardcore sound. Forever will be Code Orange’s upcoming third studio album and will be released on January 13, 2017.