WSOU Picks of the Week: Gus G., Parkway Drive, Blacktop Mojo
Seton Hall University’s WSOU radio is the only all-metal, all-the-time station currently broadcasting in the US, and has 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:
Gus G. – “Letting Go” (Katie W.)
Gus G. masters an explosive, balls-to-the-wall approach to his irrefutable soon-to-be fan favorite “Letting Go”. Resourcefully, G.G. draws upon a number of talents from his advanced repertoire, including a hard-locked strumming intro that slows down just enough to create an infectious horn-throbbing beat charged with vigor and power. It wouldn’t be Gus G. without at least one soul-slaughtering solo, so expect that when it comes, and there’s more: at least half a dozen tempo changes and some killer guitar stutters that are the track’s defining moments.
Parkway Drive – “Wishing Wells” (Dylan G.)
Parkway Drive: come for the heavy riffage, stay to watch Winston Mccall’s pulsing neck veins. I feel like they decided on the lighting in this music video solely to highlight this guy’s jugular. Lyrically, the song evokes a similar sentiment to Dethklok’s “Facefisted:” I’m so fuckin’ tough (that’s right). Jokes aside, “Wishing Wells” is a solid addition to Parkway Drive’s catalog, and you can bet your sweet bippy that I’ll be blasting this in a Tapout t-shirt while grunting loud enough at the gym so people finally notice me lifting 50+ dumbbells.
Blacktop Mojo – “Where The Wind Blows” (Nick E.)
Heavy meets smooth in the new single “Where the Wind Blows” by Texas rockers Blacktop Mojo. The backing riff throughout the song makes it impossible not to shake your head, and coupled with screaming lead guitar and a great solo you’re left wanting nothing from this track. Blacktop Mojo’s sound is rooted in southern rock, but the heavy groove they add to the table brings “Where the Wind Blows” to another level.