Shit That Comes Out Today: February 2, 2018
This week is fucking trash. Hardly anything is being released. Normally I choose which bands I write about based on their popularity and whether or not I know them. But seeing as this week is more lame than Lars attempting to tune his drum kit, I’m just going to pick random bands based off their names and if it sucks, well then it just sucks. Other than that, I have two days of corporate conferences to go to at my day job, so we’ll see how well I can balance being “professional” and being day drunk, which believe it or not was work’s idea and not mine.. Will I succeed? Highly unlikely because we all know I don’t belong in a cubicle. But no one knows for sure and that’s why it’s fun.
Order Of Torment (Relapse)
On a playlist with Cannibal Corpse, Father Befouled and Goratory
Listen: “Conquered and Disposed”
Read: Axl’s Album Preview
A+ band name right here. Genocide Pact are your typical death metal band that’s stupid heavy and has sort of gurgly vocals. If you’re looking for something just straight up brutal to listen to this week, then Genocide Pact are definitely the route you’ll want to take. Order of Torment is Genocide Pact’s second album and although I haven’t heard the first one, I’d imagine it’s good, just like this one is.
Thunderbolt (Militia Guard)
On a playlist with Iron Maiden, AC/DC and Judas Priest
I’m not sure why I was expecting these dudes to sound like Sabaton. I was kind of right, but not really. Whatever. Any fan of Iron Maiden and old school heavy metal will like this band. As a plus, this album is named after my favorite move in Pokemon, so that’s always fun. This is a band that has been around forever so if you didn’t like them already then I doubt this album will do much to change that, but if you’re already a Saxon fan, I’m sure you’ll like it.
Antimoshiach (Invictus Productions)
On a playlist with All Hell, Aprilmist and Panphage
Listen: “The Shield of Abraham”
I love this album art. I also love black metal that’s ripped straight from the Bible, you know, as opposed to the stuff that’s just straight up about Satan. Spite are sort of in the middle of the spectrum between melodic and regular black metal, but it works for them. 2017 was an awesome year for black metal as far as I’m concerned and from the looks of it, 2018 will be no different.
Beloved Antichrist (Nuclear Blast)
On a playlist with Ghost, Celtic Frost and Epica
Listen: “Theme of Antichrist”
I highly doubt that a cooler music video than this is going to come out all year. It’s cell-shaded animation with what I would assume to be the Antichrist playing the drums and demons singing. Plus it sounds like a hymn you would hear at a black mass, but then again, that’s probably the point. Therion is a band for anyone who likes Ghost and for anyone who wants to shake up their regular listening habits. But you know, rather than taking my word for that (I know none of you do that anyway), just go watch the damn video for yourself. (Edit: This actually comes out 2/9, but there isn’t shit to write about this week so fuck it)
The Apostasy (Vinyl) (Peaceville)
On a playlist with Morbid Angle, Gorgoroth and Deicide
Listen: “Christgrinding Avenue”
See, I told you there was nothing to writew about this week. I’d say I fucking hate January but that shit, shitty month is has given way to an even shittier one: February. Anyway, The Apostasy is the Behemoth album that for some reason, no Behemoth fan I know likes. It’s also the album that gave Nergal that cool mask he wears. But if that weren’t enough, this is the album that came out right after Nergal started getting in trouble in Poland for ripping up bibles and “promoting Satanism and murder.” So you know what to do here, folks, go get a record player and grind some Christ. It’s wholesome, Satanic fun for the whole family.
SHIT THAT COMES OUT TODAY
Broken Cross Militant Misanthrope (Apocalyptic Visions) listen
Don Broco Technology (SharpTone) listen
Long Distance Calling Boundless (InsideOut) listen
Shit That Comes Out Again Today
Agathocles If This Is Gore, What’s Meat Then? (Vinyl) (Nuclear War Now) listen
W.A.S.P. Re-Idolized (The Soundtrack To The Crimson Idol) (Napalm) listen
Wishbone Ash Raw to the Bone (Reissue) (Cherry Red) listen
Wishbone Ash Twin Barrels Burning (Reissue) (Cherry Red) listen