Shit That Comes Out Today: November 23, 2018

  • Phil Boozeman

It’s currently Thursday morning and I need to start drinking immediately so I’m blacked out by the time the rest of my family shows up for Thanksgiving. It’s mandatory. Anyway, the last STCOT for the year will be December 14th. On that day, I shall begin my deep slumber. Maybe you’ll see me next year. Maybe you won’t. Maybe I’ll come back as some sort of grizzly bear creature who loves Katy Perry. Ya just never know. But in the meantime, there’s “new” Cattle Decapitation to listen to.

Shit That Comes Out Today: November 23, 2018Cattle Decapitation
Medium Rarities (Metal Blade)
On a playlist with Aborted, Dying Fetus and Benighted
Listen: “An Exposition of Insides”

If you didn’t get horny the second you saw Cattle Decapitation on this week’s list, then please turn your computer/phone off and go play in traffic. Medium Rarities is, as you probably figured out, a 23-track collection of “never before heard songs, hard to find/out of print tracks, live material, cover tunes and ultra rare pre-Human Jerky tracks never before heard by fans of the band.” “An Exposition of Insides” was a bonus track on the Japanese release of Monolith of Inhumanity and even their bonus tracks use most current death metal like it’s toilet paper. All hail Cattle Decapitation.

Shit That Comes Out Today: November 23, 2018Grindfeld
5 Songs about Nothing (N/A)

On a playlist with Misery Index, Absurdist and Drop Dead
Listen: “The Contest”

Every once in a while a band appears with a source material so beautiful that you have no other choice but to call it art. Such is the case with Grindfeld, who if you haven’t pieced together already, are a Seinfeld-themed band. Although I’m not old enough to have actually enjoyed Seinfeld in its heyday, music like this needs appreciation because if it gets positive feedback then one day my dream of seeing an Ed, Edd n’ Eddy slam band might just become a reality. But regardless, this band features drummer Jared Klein (Rivers of Nihil), guitarist/bassist Joel Moore (Wretched), and vocalist Monte Barnard (ex-Alterbeast, The Kennedy Veil) so if you think this is some amateur outing then you would be incorrect. From Klein, “So this all started out as a silly project between Joel, Monte and I. We didn’t expect to get this much hype and just wanted to release something that was funny to us. We’re all happy and thankful that people got into it. We know it’s not essentially Grindcore but it is just a name. Thank you for the support everyone! From Grindfeld with love.”

Shit That Comes Out Today: November 23, 2018Unearth
Extinction(s) (Century Media)
On a playlist with August Burns Red, Bullet for My Valentine and Shadows Fall
Listen: “Survivalist”

I have always avoided Unearth because of the metalcore label, but I finally got my head out of my ass and realized that these guys are responsible for influencing a whole bunch of great acts. I’m aware that this probably isn’t news for a lot of you, but if you’ve been avoiding this band for all these years just like I’ve been, give them a shot because they’re actually very enjoyable to listen to. Is it the most complex and deep music in the world? Certainly not, but it’s a lot of fun. These guys just toured in Kansas City with Fit For an Autopsy two days ago and I fucking missed it. Bad Boozeman.

Shit That Comes Out Today: November 23, 2018Neckbeard Deathcamp
White Nationalism Is For Basement Dwelling Losers (Prosthetic)
On a playlist with punching Richard Spencer, a debt of 10 Nazi scalps and curb stomping white supremacists
Listen: Full Album

There was absolutely no way a band with a name like this wasn’t going to get covered. That being said, I’m not sure that a noisy black metal project was the best way to go about communicating their message. Not because the music is bad, but rather because there are no discernible lyrics on this this entire album, other than the intro. The instruments are enjoyable enough, and honestly now that I think about it, the vocals just make me think of what I imagine goes through the head of a racist whenever they see someone do something tolerant. Minorities treated like human beings? Hissss. Women being more than just objects? HISSSSSSSS. If nothing else, this is something to enjoy playing for my overly Christian relatives at Thanksgiving because Neckbeard Deathcamp were nice enough to allow streaming of the entire album early.

Shit That Comes Out Today: November 23, 2018Born of Osiris
“The Accursed” (Single from The Simulation, out 1/11) (Sumerian)
On a playlist with After the Burial, Veil Of Maya and ice cream trucks
Listen: “The Accursed”

I’ve had a love/hate relationship with this band since The New Reign dropped back in 2007. Although that EP promptly melted the face off of 14-year-old Boozeman, BoO have never seemed to be able to keep that momentum going. Sure, they have a very well-established fan base so I’m in the minority here, but ever since I read Axl describe them as ice cream truck metal I just haven’t been able to take them seriously. Personal bias aside, there’s nothing really interesting about this new single. The music video isn’t anything out of this world and the song at best feels like it was hot pressed from template #64 in the Born of Osiris Factory. Maybe the rest of the album will be better? Maybe the other single is better? I legitimately just can’t make myself care anymore because their music all just seems to sparkle. Kind of like that one douchebag from Twilight.

Accept Symphonic Terror – Live At Wacken 2017 (Nuclear Blast) listen
Blackrat Dread Reverence (Shadow Kingdom) listen
Coathanger Abortion/Sacrificial Slaughter/Rotten The Hate Divide (Horror Pain Gore Death Productions) listen
Mark Zavon Mark Zavon (EMP Label Group) listen
Planet B Planet B (Ipecac Recordings/Three One G) listen
Sodom Partisan (Steamhammer/SPV) listen
Thy Art Is Murder N/A (7″) (Nuclear Blast Entertainment) link TBA
Type O Negative/Trivium Side By Side: I Don’t Wanna Be Me (Roadrunner Records) listen
Virgin Steele Seven Devils Moonshine (SPV/Steamhammer) listen
Witchthroat Serpent Swallow The Venom (Svart Records) listen

A Perfect Circle So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish (7″) (BMG) listen
Alice Cooper Live From The Astroturf (Vinyl) (Good Records) listen
Anthrax Kings Among Scotland (3xLP) (Megaforce) listen
BABYMETAL Distortion (12″) (BABYMETAL Records/Cooking Vinyl) listen
Chris Cornell When Bad Does Good (7″) (A&M) listen
CKY Too Precious To Kill (12″) (eOne Music) listen
Clutch Clutch (Vinyl) (Music On Vinyl) listen
Dead Kennedys Iguana Studios Rehearsal Sessions (Vinyl) (Manifesto Records) listen
Dio Holy Diver Live At 35 (12″) (BMG) listen
Guns N’ Roses Shadow Of Your Love (7″) (Geffen) listen
Judas Priest Rocka Rolla (Vinyl) (NY Catalog/eOne Music) listen
Nothing Blue Line Baby (12″) (Relapse) listen
Rage Against The Machine Live & Rare (Vinyl) (Legacy Recordings) listen
Ramones Live In Glasgow December 19, 1977 (Vinyl) (Rhino/Warner) listen
Stabbing Westward Darkest Days (Vinyl) (Wargod) listen
Stabbing Westward Wither Blister Burn & Peel (Vinyl) (Wargod) listen
Stone Sour Stone Sour (Vinyl) (Roadrunner Records) listen
Stone Temple Pilots Live 2018 (Vinyl) (Rhino Records) listen
The Night Flight Orchestra Internal Affairs (Vinyl) (Nuclear Blast) listen
The Night Flight Orchestra Skyline Whispers (Vinyl) (Nuclear Blast) listen
The Smashing Pumpkins Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun. (12″ Picture Disc) (Napalm Records) listen
Tom Morello The Atlas Underground (The Instrumentals) (Vinyl) (Mom+Pop Records) listen
Type O Negative Bloody Kisses (25th Anniversary Edition) (Vinyl) (Roadrunner Records) listen
Various Artists End Of Days Soundtrack (Vinyl) (Music On Vinyl) listen

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