WSOU Picks of the Week: Royal Thunder, Replacire, Obituary


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:

Royal Thunder – “The Sinking Chair” (Mike C.)

Royal Thunder’s latest album Wick hasn’t left my car’s CD player in weeks. Mlny Parsonz has one of the most powerful and impassioned voices in rock today, and the band’s third full-length release showcases it well, along with some incredibly creative songwriting and instrumentation from the rest of the band. Check out my interview with them here when they came into the studio a few weeks back.

Replacire – “Cold Repeater” (Bobby B.)

Replacire are a technical death metal band from Boston that expertly blend instrumental wizardry, memorable groove and excellent clean vocals to go along with the distorted, brutal riffing on their latest album Do Not Deviate. There are a ton of great songs on the album, but the one that always has me coming back for more is “Cold Repeater.” The track makes me feel like I’m listening to a heavy metal horror movie; it has a haunting, creepy atmospheric vibe coupled with a seamless transition from their perfect riffage to softer moments and back to breakdowns. Replacire’s sophomore effort is as creative as it is catchy, very well-thought out and extremely, extremely heavy. What’s not to love?

Obituary – “Straight To Hell” (Brendon S.)

If I were asked to pick out a song that would properly summarize Obituary as a band, I would definitely choose “Straight to Hell.” With John Tardy’s guttural vocals and an overall composition that sounds like stuffing meat through a grinder, this song does not disappoint; you can really feel that old-school Obituary sound that has stood the test of time. Few bands can stick around since the ’80s and still maintain a standard that “Straight to Hell” captures so well.

WSOU Radio Charts, April 18, 2017

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