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Shit That Comes Out Today: June 9, 2017

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Well, the move went smoothly. All the shit that I had to put into boxes has now been taken out of said boxes and I am officially moved in. Now I can condescend from my own property instead of from my parent’s basement. What a milestone. And since for some reason I had to clarify this last week, MetalSucks is one word. I’m well aware that it’s impossible to appease all of your musical tastes each week, but I don’t really give a shit. It’s my column. What I do care about is all of you goofballs spelling our name right when the inevitable insults come. That stuff matters just as much as all this new music.

suffocation-of-the-dark-lightSuffocation
…Of The Dark Light
(Nuclear Blast)
On a playlist with Dying Fetus, Morbid Angel, Immolation
Listen: “Your Last Breaths”
My oh my. We have a new Suffocation album, folks. Any self-respecting death metal fan knows who Suffocation are so I won’t bore you asshats with an intro. What you’re probably more worried about is whether the album is good or not, and according to Axl, the answer to that question is a resounding “pretty much.” …Of The Dark Light starts off strong but doesn’t quite finish off the way you want it to. If only I had a nickel for every time I’ve had that problem. If you want more of Axl’s opinion, and we all know that you do, read his review of the album and take your best guess as to what the word ‘brobdingnagian’ means.

volumes

Volumes
Different Animals (Fearless)
On a playlist with Limp Bizkit, Hacktivist, Issues
Listen: “On Her Mind”
What in the fuck happened to Volumes? Via, their first release, was a great album that I still jam to every now and then, and I’ll be damned if “Edge of the Earth” doesn’t pump me up whenever I hear it. As for their third album? I don’t know. The rapping in “On Her Mind” fits with this band about as well as Marilyn Manson fits in at a frat house, and from the rest of what I’ve heard, well, I just kind of wish I hadn’t.  I’m convinced that Volumes are just playing an elaborate joke on us, so once they release their real third album, I’ll be sure to let you guys know. Otherwise, I recommend pretending that this doesn’t exist and continuing with your life.

logic_of_denial_-_aftermath_5x5_300dpiLogic of Denial
Aftermath (Comatose Music)
On a playlist with Bloodtruth, Unbirth and Mass Infection
Listen: “Gorging on Innocence”

After a a thorough listen, I have come to the conclusion that I really like Logic of Denial’s instrumentation, but not so much their vocals. Gutturals never really did it for me because I can’t seem to get into the belch sound that a lot of guttural vocalists seem to have. Other than the vocals, these guys have an Aborted vibe to them. If you like guttural, over the top death metal, then I’m sure you’ll dig these guys, but like I said, it just isn’t for me. Fortunately, however, these guys saved me from writing about Rise Against and how every song of theirs is interchangeable. Wait a minute…

orthodox-sounds-of-lossOrthodox
Sounds Of Loss (Unbeaten Records) listen
On a playlist with The Acacia Strain’s “Observer” without Vincent Bennett
Listen: “The Anticipation”

Orthodox belong to a relatively new branch of music called ‘fire alarm hardcore.’ All you hear is one deafening noise for the entirety of this track which sounds like the awkward love baby of a fire alarm and my tinnitus fading in and out. Weird, right? Absolutely. Picture a huge dude in a tank top with a tribal tattoo running down the side of his face headbanging during a fire drill and you’ll get a pretty good idea of what we’re dealing with here. The discovery of this new subgenre is good news, though, because it means that The Acacia Strain’s tornado siren metal track, “Observer,”  finally has a friend. All 27 minutes of that song are killer, by the way. But maybe I’m just into that because of all the tornado siren background noise that comes with living in the Midwest.

merrimack-omegaphilia-lp-blackMerrimack
Omegaphilia (Season of Mist)
On a playlist with Nightbringer, Sargeist and Morte Incandescente
Listen: “Apophatic Weaponry”

In my drunken opinion, good black metal needs to have some sort of atmosphere, and it needs to make me feel like I’m in Hell. Merrimack do both of those things… and they avoid having the recording quality of a trash can plugged into a potato. Seriously, though, Merrimack add to what is now becoming a rather long list of kickass black metal bands that I have discovered since I took over Shit That Comes Out Today, and nothing pleases me more. Except maybe the Boulevard KC Pils I’m drinking. That pleases me very much.

OTHER SHIT THAT COMES OUT TODAY
Aftermath Logic Of Denial (Comatose Music) listen
Anathema The Optimist (Kscope) listen
Being As An Ocean Waiting For Morning To Come (Equal Vision) listen
Cemetery Urn Cemetery Urn (Hell’s Headbangers) listen
Dawn Of Ashes Daemonolatry Gnosis (Metropolis Records) listen
Exist So True, So Bound (Prosthetic Records) listen
Foscor Les Irreals Visions (Season Of Mist) listen
Ghoul Wall Of Death (7″) (Tankcrimes) listen
Hollow Home Isn’t Where The Heart Is (N/A) listen
INVSN The Beautiful Stories (Dine Alone Records) listen
Katatonia The Great Cold Distance (Live In Bulgaria ) (Vinyl) (Peaceville) listen
Kreator Endless Pain (Reissue) (BMG) listen
Kreator Extreme Aggression (Reissue) (BMG) listen
Kreator Pleasure To Kill (Reissue) (BMG) listen
Kreator Terrible Certainty (Reissue) (BMG) listen
Maim Ornaments Of Severity (Soulseller) listen
Merrimack Omegaphilia (Season Of Mist) listen
Necrot Blood Offerings (Tankcrimes) listen
Rancid Trouble Maker (Hellcat/Epitaph) listen
Rise Against Wolves (Virgin) listen
Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow Live In Birmingham 2016 (Eagle Rock) listen
Schammasch The Maldoror Chants: Hermaphrodite (Prosthetic) listen
Space Witch Arcanum (HeviSike) listen
Stahlmann Bastard (AFM) listen
Twelve Noon Saints And Sinners (Eclipse) listen
Vokonis The Sunken Djinn (Ripple) listen
Walpyrgus Walpyrgus Nights (Cruz Del Sur) listen
White Skull Will Of The Strong (Dragonheart) listen

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