Shit That Comes Out Today: April 14, 2017

  • Phil Boozeman

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.

enterpriseearthEnterprise Earth
Embodiment (StaySick)
On a playlist with: Whitechapel, Fit For An Autopsy, Carnifex
Listen “Mortem Incarnatum” (here)

Boy, oh boy, do I love Enterprise Earth. In an age where most deathcore bands have a sound only slightly better than the smell of the painful diarrhea I had this morning, it’s always refreshing to hear a band that stands out. If you want some original and fresh deathcore, then look no further. They have the chugs, blast beats, guitar solos and high/low vocals to make you remember why you liked the subgenre in the first place.

Terra Damnata (Season of Mist)
On a playlist with: Watain, All Hell, Immortal
Listen full album stream (here)

Do you want some black metal that sounds raw without the typical recording quality of a potato and a trash can? Well, your good pal Phil has a treat for you, and that treat is Terra Damnata. I’ve found myself bored with black metal over the past few years as it seemed like most new bands I found were just in a pissing contest with each other to see who could have a shittier recording quality in an effort to sound edgier and more kvlt than the last group of assholes. But just like Enterprise Earth with deathcore, Nightbringer remind me why I like black metal.

novermbersdoomNovembers Doom
Hamartia (The End Records)
On a playlist with: Opeth, Electric Wizard, October Tide
Listen full album stream (here)

I’ll be the first to admit that whenever someone talks about their favorite doom metal band, I tend to think of the first episode of Invader Zim where Gir sings the doom song. But after 28 years of existence and more line up changes than an indecisive cokehead, Novembers Doom are still one of the doomiest and most consistent bands around. They also, in my drunken opinion, have what is easily the best lyric video I’ve ever seen. Take note, metal industry, “Zephyr” is how it’s done. Oh, and if you were wondering, hamartia is “a fatal flaw leading to the downfall of a tragic hero or heroine.” Thanks, Google.

allhellAll Hell
The Grave Alchemist (Prosthetic)
On a playlist with: Nightbringer, Gorgoroth, Panzerfaust
Listen “Vampiric Lust” (here)

You know it’s a good week for black metal when you get an album that reminds you why you like the genre AND an album that updates your playlist to fuck vampires and play Castlevania to. The Grave Alchemist will be All Hell’s third full-length album and I am incredibly excited to hear the rest of it. All Hell have a sound that’s very clearly black metal, but not grating and overly harsh like some other kvlty bands. Whether you’re a veteran or a newbie to the genre, give these guys a spin and you’ll have corpse paint on before you know it.

The Cold Sun (SharpTone)
On a playlist with: Fit For A King, The Amity Affliction, Erra
Listen “It’s Yours” (here)

A metalcore album after black and doom metal? Yeah, I know it’s weird. The Cold Sun is Loathe’s first full-length effort and it’s rather ballsy considering it’s a concept album. That being said, it’s still metalcore and conforms to the mold of alternate sections of absurdly heavy breakdowns with low vocals and clean vocal chorus parts with the occasional electronic bit thrown in. I’ve never been huge on bands like this — though I will admit that Fit For A King put on a pretty good live show — but if this is your style of music, then you’ll probably like these dudes.

Accept Accept (Platinum Edition) (AFM) listenaccept
Breaker (Platinum Edition) (AFM) listen
I’m A Rebel (Platinum Edition) (AFM) listen
Restless & Wild (Platinum Edition) (AFM) listen
Bastard Priest
Ghouls Of The Endless Night (Blood Harvest) listen
Bastard Priest Under The Hammer Of Destruction (Blood Harvest) listen
Bestial Warlust Vengeance War ‘Til Death (Hell’s Headbangers) listenbastardpriest
Buckshot Facelift Ulcer Island (Paragon Records) listen
Coltsblood Ascending Into Shimmering Darkness (Candlelight/Spinefarm) listen
Corroded Defcon Zero (Despotz Records) listen
Craven Idol The Shackles Of Mammon (Vinyl)(Dark Descent) listen
Darsombra Polyvision (Vinyl)(Translation Loss) listen
The Dead Rabbitts This Emptiness (Tragic Hero) listen
Dead To Fall Villainy & Virtue (Vinyl) (Victory) listenkatatonia
Hellwell Behind the Demon’s Eyes (High Roller) listen
Katatonia The Great Cold Distance (10th Anniversary Edition) (Peaceville) listen
Lesbian Hallucinogenesis (Vinyl) (Translation Loss) listen
Necrowretch Satanic Slavery (Season Of Mist) listen
Profanatica Sickened By Holy Host / The Grand Masters Session (New Edition)(Hell’s Headbangers) listen
Shores Of Null Black Drapes For Tomorrow (Candlelight/Spinefarm) listen
Tigerwine Die With Your Tongue Out (Blood & Ink) listennecrowretch
Varg Götterdämmerung (Napalm Records) listen
We Ride Empowering Life (Victory Records) listen
Witchtrap Sorceress Bitch (Vinyl) (Hell’s Headbangers) listen
Witchtrap Trap The Witch (Hell’s Headbangers) listen

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