Shit That Comes Out Today: March 31, 2017
Howdy howdy, MetalSucksers. Anso DF is currently on sabbatical from the MetalSucks mansion so until he returns, I’ll be writing your Satanic bible of all the week’s notable releases. Now I don’t ever remember agreeing to do this — it’s surely the result of some Neilstein black magic fuckery — but nonetheless, he has a signed contract and if I want my Jack Daniel’s privileges in the MS Mansion back, then it looks like I have to do this. So here’s some shit that comes out this week.
I’ll admit that I’ve never been a raging Mastodon fan, but every album they put out always has at least a few songs on it that I can jam to. For example, “Blood and Thunder” will always have a special place in my heart because of the clown pit in the music video (and because I murdered gnomes to it back in my World of Warcraft days), and “Divinations” is a killer song too. This time around, Mastodon slightly broke away from their normal mold of music and the results are something that should please any fan of the band new or old, even if the record itself isn’t quite perfect.
If political hardcore music isn’t your thing, then you should stay far, far away from this album. However, if you’re not a sheltered fuckhead who can handle a message about the shitty state of our country, then this album will be quite the fun listen. Ice-T’s lyrics here center around the themes of racism, police brutality, class warfare and the like as the always have. Although it’s shitty that he’s been making music about these things for more than twenty years, this album is easily the band’s best in quite some time.
The fifth album from the Los Angeles thrash outfit is much more refined than their previous effort, IV: Empires Collapse. This album cuts out all the bullshit and gets straight to the point, which is to whip your ears into a maniacal frenzy of double kicks, fast riffs and shouted vocals. As our very own Maximus put it, “in an era of overly-serious and excessively-performed metal music, Warbringer are one of the most refreshing bands we have.”
Outlive (Solid State)
On a playlist with: Killswitch Engage, Trivium, All That Remains
Listen “Cold Winter Sun” (here)
Everyone needs a little bit of metalcore in their life, right? Now if you’re one of the few people who didn’t just skip to the next album after reading the word metalcore, then props to you for being a trooper. Although I wouldn’t really call myself a Demon Hunter fan, they’ve never really put out a bad album and considering this one is their eighth, that’s quite the achievement. I do have to say though, I’m not really sure what was going through their heads when the line “We are come undone” was written.
Weapons Against the Sacred (Dark Descent)
On a playlist with: Death, Behemoth, Belphegor
Listen “Unmerciful Campaign of Hate” (here)
How great is that album artwork? Nothing says Satan quite like rampaging demons murdering angels with huge tits. On the likely chance that you’ve never heard of Diabolical Messiah, they’re a Chilean blackened death metal act who last released an album in 2010 called Satan Tottendemon Victory!!! (yes, with three exclamation points). Weapons Against the Sacred has the recording quality that black metal elitists will love and the death metal heaviness to bury the weak-minded who stumble upon it.
OTHER SHIT THAT COMES OUT TODAY
The Elysian Fields Adelain (Vinyl) (Nuclear War Now) listen
Agatus The Eternalist (Hell’s Headbangers) listen
Autopsy Severed Survival (Picture Disc) (Peaceville) listen
Astral Doors Black Eyed Children (Metalville) listen
BackWordz Veracity (Stay Sick Recordings) listen
Bereft Lands (Prosthetic) listen
Bestial Warlust Blood & Valour (Hell’s Headbangers) listen
Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos (Full Dynamic Range) (Vinyl) (Earache Records) listen
Chevelle Wonder What’s Next (Vinyl) (srcvinyl) listen
Darkthrone A Blaze In The Northern Sky (Picture Disc) (Peaceville) listen
Darkthrone Dark Thrones And Black Flags (Peaceville) listen
Darkthrone The Underground Resistance (Peaceville) listen
Death Human (Remastered Reissue) (Vinyl) (Relapse) listen
Falls Of Rauros Vigilance Perennial (Bindrune/Nordvis) listen
Gruesome Fragments Of Psyche (Relapse) listen
Imminence This Is Goodbye (SharpTone Records) listen
Invidia As The Sun Sleeps (SPV) listen
Nightrage The Venomous (Despotz Records) listen
One Last Shot The Death Of A Poet & All Of His Friends (N/A) listen
Saturn Beyond Spectra (Rise Above) listen
Sinner Tequila Suicide (AFM) listen
The Artificials Heart (Tragic Hero Records) listen
The Moth Gatherer The Comfortable Low (Agonia Records) listen
The Royal Seven (Long Branch) listen
Troubled Horse Revolution on Repeat (Rise Above) listen
Windswept The Great Cold Steppe (Season Of Mist) listen