Sh*t That Comes Out Today – July 8, 2022
Man, I hate these four-day weeks. Suddenly, it’s Friday again, and here I am, with these fuckin’ albums. Anyway, listen to the following:
God DAMN, vocalist Arif leaving Singapore’s Wormrot right before the release of Hiss is like when you’re breaking up with someone, and they take the bad news so awesomely, and are so understanding, that you worry you’re making a mistake. This record is a sweaty cataclysm, a triple-jointed whirlwind of the human condition. Listening to it, and hearing how utterly unhinged Arif sounds, makes one wonder if we shouldn’t send him an e-mail asking him to reconsider.
It’s a goddamn loss, to no longer have a dude on board when we know he can make a record this good.
Seething Malevolence (Century Media)
Do you even seethe, bro? Vomit Forth are the latest band to ride the crest of the current wave of delicious death metal sweeping the scene, and they definitely go misanthropic and churning with it. Seething Malevolence lives up to its title, giving off a tangible contempt from the get-go that the band court with their ambient accents throughout.
The music will definitely win over the gore-obsessed members of the scene, though fans of typical pendulous riffage might find this release a little disharmonious. Not an album you want to run into in a dark alley.
All Is Not Well (Prosthetic)
Here’s what I’m thinking: I’m too old and entrenched for The Machinist, too immersed in whatever vampire thrash or oozing death metal has me at the time. But if I were younger, and still getting to know and understand metal, I would love the shit out of All Is Not Well. The record has a ton of kinetic power, plenty of songwriting chops, and some really fresh subject matter.
This band would be excellent to mosh to on tour. I haven’t moshed in years, because my rickety-ass body will explode like Emil in Robocop. So yeah: doesn’t quite do it for me, but younger fans, newer metal fans, give this a spin.
All Will Suffer EP (MNRK Heavy)
With All Will Suffer, Plague Years once again prove they can do no wrong. The metallic hardcore act — or are they a hardcore-leaning metal act? — bring an instantly-awesome assault with their new EP, sending listeners directly into the pit at a dark and rickety club. Thrash riffs? It’s got ’em. Breakdowns? Tons. Delicious guitar leads? Right there in the first track.
We keep waiting for this band to fuck up, and instead they just keep hitting us, over and over again, and we keep laughing and spitting blood at them, and it’s great. Let this album work your kidneys a bit.
Other Shit That Comes Out Today:
Begrime Exemious, Rotting In The Aftermath (Dark Descent) Listen
Beth Blade And The Beautiful Disasters, Mythos, Confession, Tragedies And Love (Beautiful Disasters) Listen
Blind Channel, Lifestyles Of The Sick & Dangerous (Century Media) Listen
Opponent, Sentinel (Solid State) Listen
Organectomy, Nail Below Nail (Unique Leader) Listen
Telekinetic Yeti, Primordial (Tee Pee) Listen