WSOU Picks of the Week: Lynch Mob, Winds of Plague, Nachtblut
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:
Lynch Mob – “Main Offender” (Katie W.)
Deservingly reaching number four on the U.S. Hard Rock Billboard charts, Lynch Mob’s The Brotherhood delivers nothing but solid cuts. Most notably, “Main Offender” works as the supreme introduction to the continuation of a “Wicked Sensation”-style creation of riffs, beats, and dominant vocals. George Lynch and Oni Logan are a match made in heaven; Lynch’s sophisticated and engaging guitar orchestration paired with Logan’s bellowing heavy metal vocal range provides the forefront of heavy metal revolution while retaining the integrity of the genre. “Main Offender” is a powerful testament to the livelihood and well being of the hard rock genre.
Winds of Plague – “Never Alone” (Garren L.)
Are Winds of Plague on that 2008 shit? Not quite. Winds of Plague just dropped a new track called “Never Alone,” and although it’s the first we’ve heard from them in roughly four years, longtime listeners of the band won’t feel that this band is completely different than the one immortalized in internet memes. While some might find the mixture of symphonic elements with deathcore to be strange, I personally feel that the band has found the right way to mix them great effect. While Winds of Plague have evolved from their 2008 selves, they’ve still maintained their original essence and that itself is quite a feat.
Nachtblut – “Lied Für die Götter” (Dylan G.)
These german gothic metallers have one hell of an album out soon. Nachblut’s Apostasie is a cornucopia of black n’ roll and Neue Deutsche Härte. One song you’re listening to blackened-Rammstein, and the next its TRVE KVLT AC/DC. The industrial elements have taken a front seat on this release, so I should remind you that it’s not everyday one can chant “Boots ‘N Cats” in a growl. This is your chance.