WSOU Picks of the Week: Fit For An Autopsy, Within the Ruins, Evocation
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:
Fit For An Autopsy – “Heads Will Hang” (Bobby B.)
Fit For An Autopsy’s last album placed high expectations on their next release, and it seems like the band may have even topped their last effort. “Heads Will Hang” contains much of the moodier, bleak and dynamic new elements that FFAA are bringing to their music now. With quiet moments transitioning into swirling, Gojira-esque riffs, this song’s progressions and transitions keep it fresh from start to finish. FFAA are taking a political approach to their songwriting and have done a tremendous job to separate themselves from “cookie-cutter” deathcore. “Heads Will Hang” is a fantastic track with strong songwriting that will leave you asking for more, and their natural progression in sound sets them apart from the rest of the bands in the genre.
Within The Ruins – “Objective Reality” (Doug W.)
With the release of Halfway Human, Within The Ruins join an ever-increasing number of deathcore bands opting to bring in clean vocals. Bassist and new addition to the group Paolo Galang introduces his talent to a number of songs on the album, but it’s during the earworm of a chorus in “Objective Reality” where his half-clean sound shines. All things considered, it’s a solid mid-tempo track with a haunting melodic intro that’s sure to please.
Evocation – “Children of Stone” (Garren L.)
For many, when they think of melodic death metal they think of famed Swedish bands like At the Gates, Dark Tranquility or In Flames. One band that has kept carrying the torch for the genre is Evocation, and their new track, “Children of Stone” is a pummeling exercise in the melodic death metal’s more brutal side. “Children of Stone” has the vibe of an At the Gates’ song mixed with vocals that could sound at home on an early Amon Amarth album, a musical expression of pure rage. Both Evocation and their new album, The Shadow Archetype are raw expressions of what Swedish melodic death metal is all about.