WSOU Picks of the Week: The Acacia Strain, Body Count, Demonic Ressurection
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:
The Acacia Strain – “Bitter Pill” (Billy G.)
After three years, The Acacia Strain have offered their first taste of new music with the song “Bitter Pill.” Their new album Gravebloom will be released on June 30th after being recorded in June of last year. “Bitter Pill” is one of the band’s faster tracks but still features their trademark breakdowns and unrelenting anger. The Acacia Strain continue to get even heavier as the years go on and they’re showing no signs of lightening up.
Body Count – “Black Hoodie” (Nick D.)
Ice-T and company are back, and man, are they bringing the attitude. The song makes a statement about the judgement that certain clothing portrays and the negative consequences that come with it. Ice’s flowing rhymes sit well over the band’s heavy metal fury that’s sure to get the mosh pit moving. The riffs are thrashy and the grooves are worthy of headbanging; Bloodlust is looking to be a great follow up to Manslaughter.
Demonic Resurrection – “Kurma: The Tortoise” (Bobby B.)
I love both mythology and heavy metal, so finding a band that combines the two of them always makes me happy. Demonic Resurrection, a death metal band from Mumbai, India, released Dashavatar a few weeks ago and it kicks ass. Outlining the ten earthly incarnations of the Hindu God Vishnu, every track is a lesson in mythology while also being great musically. Blending folk, death metal, black metal and more, the songs are brutal yet melodic and catchy all in one. “Kurma: The Tortoise” is my favorite song, with acrobatic and soaring solos from guitarist Nishith Hegde, and great harsh and clean vocals from Demonstealer, this song will make you headbang along to the heavy guitars before surprising you with a sitar. This band is really damn good and deserves your attention.