Sh*t That Comes Out Today – April 1st, 2022
Spring has sprung, and along with never knowing what time it is, I need to take an antihistamine. I’ve got a whiskey and Coke to wash down a Benadryl and we’re ready to dive into some new releases…
Eyes Of Oblivion (Nuclear Blast)
The vintage music gods must be pleased with us. High-octane Swedish rock band The Hellacopters have returned with their eighth studio album, Eyes Of Oblivion, after a nearly-14-year sabbatical. The band is back with a well-aged vengeance, delivering soul-stirring guitar riffs and longing-filled vocals. The Rolling Stones, Ramones, and other melodic heavy hitters are all reflected in the musical style that these guys create, which is undeniably catchy, though at times it falls a little short of the mark. Either way, pair it with your favorite beer and be prepared for some decent doses of nostalgia.
Kublai Khan TX
Lowest Form Of Animal EP (Rise)
With a relentless deluge of breakdowns and raspy, vitriol-filled vocals, you have Kublai Khan TX’s newest EP release, Lowest Form of Animal. While the spoken word outros have a certain sense of sophistication, no need to worry about this record becoming too academic. With the raw, unadulterated rage and venom of bands like Hatebreed and Knocked Loose, Lowest Form of Animal charges forward, and delivers seamless transitions into two-step breakdowns and nasty guitar riffs. No wonder Kate Beckinsale loves them so much!
The Fundamental Slimes and Humours (Self)
On their latest album The Fundamental Slimes and Humours, goblin-based-and-goblin-hyped-but-not-goblin-fronted goblin-metal band Nekrogoblikon bring their trademark comedic moments, but surround them with some serious finesse and heavy hitting complexity. This album exudes the kind of classic heavy metal that brings you just within inches of feeling solemn before injecting some bizarre melodramatic flair and transforming the songs thereon into ludicrous and avant-garde affairs. It’s as serious as absurd can get, and fans of the band won’t be disappointed.
Lords of the Trident
The Offering (Self-released)
On their fifth studio album, The Offering, American heavy metal five-piece Lords of the Trident provide virtuosic performances with a can-do attitude. Their latest concept album has enthusiastically endeavored to tame heavy metal with the band’s tough electric guitar solos and elegant male singing. Seeking to incorporate some of the smashing instrumental prowess of Sabaton and the soaring vocal performances of Dragonforce, The Offering is a fantastical heavy metal treat for those who want a little bit (or a lot) of theater with their metal.
Other Shit That Comes Out Today
Meshuggah, Immutable (Atomic Fire) Listen
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Unlimited Love (Warner) Listen
Aldo Nova, The Life And Times Of Eddie Gage EP (Self) Listen
Centinex, The Pestilence EP (Agonia) Listen
Satan, Earth Infernal (Metal Blade) Listen
Trick or Treat, Creepy Symphonies (Valery Records) Listen
Wolf, Shadowland (Century Media) Listen
Bhleg, Fäghring (Nordvis) Listen
Black Death Cult, Diaspora (Profound Lore) Listen
Evil Invaders, Shattering Reflection (Napalm) Listen
Misfire, Sympathy For The Ignorant (MNRK Heavy) Listen
Pattern-Seeking Animals, Only Passing Through (InsideOut) Listen
Violet Blend, Demons (Eclipse) Listen