Shit That Comes Out Today: October 27, 2017


I have no drunk stories this week, believe it or not. Well, other than the fact that a blood screening I did told me I’m at high risk for liver damage because I drink a lot. SHOCKING I TELL YOU. SHOCKING. Whatever. This weekend is Halloween weekend, the most glorious holiday of the year where I can (and will) walk around in corpse paint and everyone will look at me and think, hey, that’s completely normal. That or they’ll compliment me on my KISS costume while I try not to punch them. But enough about me, let’s talk about you, the reader. I’m just kidding, no one wants to talk about you. Shut up and listen to the new shit that comes out today.

winds-of-plague-blood-of-my-enemyWinds Of Plague
Blood of My Enemy (eOne Music/Good Fight Music)
On a playlist with Shadow of Intent, Whitechapel and Carnifex
Listen: “Never Alone”

Winds of Plague’s past two albums were not good. Not even remotely. If you were ever a fan of this band at all, you listened to their first two records and that’s pretty much it. Considering how bad Against The World and Resistance were, it’s amazing that WoP managed to put out a good record. Blood of My Enemy certainly isn’t perfect, but it sees the band take on a more mature sound and leave the stupid breakdowns and the durr hurr we’re from California bullshit behind. If you want more of my opinion, and we know all of you do, check out my review.

Ne Obliviscaris - UrnNe Obliviscaris
On a playlist with Black Crown Initiate, Leprous and Between the Buried and Me
Listen: “Intra Venus”

Ne Obliviscaris are as good as their name is difficult to pronounce the first time you see it. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this album and if you’ve followed this band for any amount of time, then that shouldn’t surprise you even a little bit. For those of you who haven’t hopped on the bandwagon quite yet, NeO shift effortlessly between sheer brutality and beautiful progressive sounds that combine for a result that’s as impressive as it is enchanting. It almost doesn’t do this band justice to describe them in words so my only advice is to check them out and see for yourself because this is a band that you should really be listening to.

powerman5000Powerman 5000
New Wave (Pavement Music)
On a playlist with Rob Zombie, Static X and Coal Chamber
Listen: “Sid Vicious in a Dress”

I, along with the rest of the MetalSucks staff, firmly believed that the announcement of a new Powerman 5000 album was a joke. But here we are on October 27th and the new Powerman 5000 album existing is definitely not a joke. I’m not exactly sure what to say about these guys considering I’ve been under the impression that every single one of their songs was just “Bombshell” and for live sets they just played it 10 times or as much as needed until people went home. So I don’t know, basically  this Powerman 5000 album is a Powerman 5000 album. If you liked their old stuff, you’ll probably like this too. If not, then move along.

butcherbabiesButcher Babies
Lilith (Century Media)
On a playlist with In This Moment, Otep and Five Finger Death Punch
Listen: “Lilith”

If you could sell music based on boobs alone, then Butcher Babies would be the best band in metal. Unfortunately, boobs don’t equal great music, as many pop artists can demonstrate. Although I was initially expecting to despise what I heard off of Lilith, I have to admit that the title track actually wasn’t terrible. I’ve hated everything I’ve heard from this band in the past, but it looks like this time around they might have put out something decent enough that I won’t just want to watch the music videos on mute. I still don’t think I’d go out of my way to see this band, but I would at least hang around for their set if they were touring with someone else that I liked.

all-pigs-must-die-hostage-animalAll Pigs Must Die
Hostage Animal (Southern Lord)
On a playlist with Trap Them, Nails and Midnight
Listen: “Blood Wet Teeth”

If you’ve ever needed music to cook bacon to, then All Pigs Must Die are absolutely the band that I would recommend. I’m absolutely saying that because  I’m hungry and want pancakes and bacon, but whatever. All Pigs Must die return for their third album and it’s full of nothing but rage. I’m sure none of you were able to figure that out just by the name of the band and album. In all seriousness though, if you need music to senselessly smash shit to, then Hostage Animal is absolutely the record for you. For a more in-depth analysis, check out Snaximus’s review.

10 Years 
(How To Live) As Ghosts (Mascot Records) listen
Blind Guardian A Night At The Opera (Reissue) (Nuclear Blast) listen
Blind Guardian Battalions Of Fear (Reissue) (Nuclear Blast) listen
Blind Guardian Follow The Blind (Reissue) (Nuclear Blast) listen
Blind Guardian Imaginations From The Other Side (Reissue) (Nuclear Blast) listen
Blind Guardian Live (Reissue) (Nuclear Blast) listen
Blind Guardian Nightfall In Middle Earth (Reissue) (Nuclear Blast) listen
Blind Guardian Somewhere Far Beyond (Reissue) (Nuclear Blast) listen
Blind Guardian Tales From The Twilight World (Reissue) (Nuclear Blast) listen
Blind Guardian The Forgotten Tales (Reissue) (Nuclear Blast) listen
Blind Guardian Tokyo Tales (Reissue) (Nuclear Blast) listen
Candlemass Nightfall (3-CD Set) (Peaceville) listen
Clutch Jam Room (Picture Disc Vinyl) (Weathermaker Music) listen
Complete Failure Crossburner listen
Cryptic Fog Staring Through The Veil (Blood Harvest) listen
Cursed Moon Rite Of Darkness (Hell’s Headbangers) listen
Devangelic Phlegethon (Comatose Music) listen
Dr. Living Dead! Cosmic Conqueror (Century Media) listen
Endur American Parasite (Sumerian Records) listen
Fleurety The White Death (Peaceville) listen
Gnaw Cutting Pieces (Translation Loss) listen
HELLYEAH UNDEN!ABLE (Deluxe Edition) (CD/DVD) (Eleven Seven Music) listen
Katla Móðurástin (Prophecy Productions) listen
Left Behind Blessed By The Burn (Unbeaten Records) listen
Limbs Sleep (Equal Vision) listen
Mastodon Cold Dark Place (Vinyl) (Reprise) listen
Mendel Universal Omega (N/A) listen
Necrotted Worldwide Warfare (Rising Nemesis Records) listen
Rotting Christ Passage To Arcturo (Vinyl) (Peaceville) listen
Sharptooth Clever Girl (Pure Noise) listen
Sixx:A.M. The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack: 10th Anniversary Edition (Eleven Seven Music) listen
The Used The Canyon (Hopeless Records) listen
Urdun / Taphos Nomos R.I.P. (Blood Harvest) listen

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