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Sh*t That Comes Out Today: June 12, 2020

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Here are some new releases from metal(-ish) bands whose members HAVEN’T said racist shit (hopefully)!

Aversions Crown
Hell Will Come For Us All (NB)

This is deathcore. I can’t even pretend to be interested in this, but Aversions Crown should hit the spot for those folks that are. The breakdowns feel organic, the riffs bludgeon effectively, the pig squealer doesn’t ham it up too much. Even if it’s not my thing, I can tell it’s a well-done example of the genre. It’s too bad mosh pits are illegal now, because this is gonna fuel lots of them.

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Behold… The Arctopus
Hapeleptic Overtrove (Willowtip/P2)

Do you like people doing weird shit on instruments in the service of what may or may not be songs? Then behold Behold… The Arctopus! They’ve been doing weird shit on instruments for nearly two decades now, but they still haven’t run out of weird shit to do. If you didn’t think the members’ work in Dysrhythmia, Gorguts, or Psyopus was weird enough, well — here you go. It’s some weird shit. On instruments.

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Orgöne
Mos/Fet (Heavy Psych Sounds)

There’s Krautrock with the cool motorik beat, and then there’s Krautrock that’s way off the fucking wall. Most modern practitioners of the style go for the former, but Orgöne dive right into the latter. It won’t be for everyone (and sometimes they go a little too far into the artsy stuff, like on “Soviet Hot Dog”), but with two side-long psych/kraut/experimental epics bookending the album, you’ll certainly never get bored.

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Tia Carrera
Tried and True (Small Stone)

Alien race cars, vaguely Native American desert imagery, interdimensional portals — not a huge surprise as to what’s inside this gatefold. Tia Carrera (not the actress/singer) are one of the finest practitioners of instrumental stoner-psych, up there with Karma to Burn. They’ve been frustratingly quiet for most of the last decade, but Tried and True more than makes up for it (especially if you get the CD version, which includes last year’s vinyl-only Visitors/Early Purple release). You know what to follow to this riff-filled land.

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Ulthar
Providence (20 Buck Spin)

BWARRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH is the name of the game here. Members of Vastum, Void Omnia, and Pale Chalice make up Ulthar’s zombified ranks. These cats have no interest in anything but the darkest, dankest death metal, and guess what? They’re quite good at it. Progressive flair make this more intellectually appealing than last week’s (pretty rad) Exhumed/Gruesome split, but it still bodyslams the listener headfirst into necrotic dimensions.

OTHER SHIT THAT COMES OUT TODAY

BPMD – American Made (Napalm) Listen
Electric Mob – Discharge (Frontiers) Listen
House Of Lords – New World – New Eyes (Frontiers) Listen
Lightworker – Fury By Failure (Solid State) Listen
Living Gate – Deathlust EP (Relapse) Listen
Magnus Karlsson’s Free Fall – We Are The Night (Frontiers) Listen
Michael Angelo Batio – More Machine Than Man (Rat Pak) Listen
Paralydium – Worlds Beyond (Frontiers) Listen
Power Trip – Live in Seattle 05.28.2018 (Dark Operative) Listen
Smackbound – 20/20 (Frontiers) Listen
Stinky – Of Lost Things (M-Theory) Listen
Valdrin – Effigy Of Nightmares (Blood Harvest) Listen
Vega – Grit Your Teeth (Frontiers) Listen

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