WSOU Picks of the Week: Power Trip, Iron Reagan, Knocked Loose
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:
Power Trip – “Firing Squad” (Garren L.)
Power Trip’s new song “Firing Squad” is a lesson in what thrash metal is all about. The track starts out with a pummeling guitar attack reminiscent of Nasty Savage or Sepultura’s Arise. At about a minute and forty seconds in, the song shifts from full-on thrash attack to a sound that is classic Power Trip, perfect for a circle pit. Then at about two minutes and forty seconds, the “eye” of the song passes and the listener is thrust back into chaos until the close of the track. For the last few years, Power Trip have been thrashing and burning their way through the metal and hardcore scene, and their upcoming album Nightmare Logic seems poised to continue this trend. February 24th can’t get here soon enough.
Iron Reagan – “A Dying World” (Mike C.)
Loving all the crossover this week. Iron Reagan are back and as pissed off as ever with “A Dying World,” the first track off their upcoming album Crossover Ministry. Their last one, The Tyranny Of Will, was one of my favorites of 2014, and if this song is any indication, Crossover Ministry is not going to disappoint. The album comes out February 3rd on Relapse Records. So stoked to see them at the Stone Pony in December!
Knocked Loose – “Deadringer” (Nick D.)
These guys are the new talk of the town in the hardcore community because of their extreme aggressiveness. Knocked Loose deliver a groovy, brutal, chaotic brew of beatdown with very emotional, take-no-prisoners screams. If you don’t want to get hurt I’d suggest you stay far away from the pit because it won’t end well for you. Their latest album Laugh Tracks is out now on Pure Noise Records.