WSOU Picks of the Week: Candiria, Destrage, Oni
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:
Candiria – “The Whole World Will Burn” (Nick D.)
One of my personal album of the year candidates, the Brooklyn squad’s new album While They Were Sleeping crushes. Grooves that’ll make you want to move, heaviness that will make you want to punch someone, random jazz parts that will make you want to snap your fingers, and whatever else they feel like throwing into each song. The chorus on this track is beautiful as well. These guys are extremely versatile musicians. Listen to the whole album; it’s a concept record.
Destrage – “Don’t Stare At The Edge” (Mike C.)
Italy’s Destrage certainly have their own unique sound; I don’t really know how to categorize them, but that doesn’t matter, since their new album is fun and just plain catchy! A Means To No End is out now on Metal Blade. Check out “Don’t Stare At The Edge” below. If you dig it, the rest of album is definitely worth a listen or ten.
Oni – “Barn Burner” (Garren L.)
Although Oni don’t have much music to their name, they are without a doubt crafting a unique sound with their new song “Barn Burner.” The track is fast, unrelenting, and brutal in its sound, and one might not even realize there’s unique instrument that Oni are using: a xylosynth. I feel pretty safe in saying that there aren’t many metal bands that make use of a xylosnyth, and its use is quite subtle, yet distinct. Although Oni haven’t crafted a completely new sound for progressive, technical death metal, I do believe that they are poising themselves to do innovative things in the future. If you’re interested in Oni, then you should check them out on their tour with Children of Bodom, Abbath and Exmortus.