Sh*t That Comes Out Today – August 5, 2022
We managed to stop watching TikToks with Beavis and Butthead long enough to bring you this week’s new releases. Damn, it feels nice to be out of that July release drought…
The Great Heathen Army (Metal Blade)
Heavy metal’s biggest vikings have returned! Swedish death metal unit Amon Amarth are as consistently killer as ever on The Great Heathen army, so raise your stein and bang your head. We’re pretty stoked about their North American tour with Carcass, Obituary and Cattle Decapitation too.
The Relationship Between the Hammer And the Nail (Good Fight)
Despite, or because of, its warmer climates and proximity to Walt Disney World, Florida seems like a pretty miserable place to live and Fort Lauderdale’s Ether Coven aren’t exactly changing our minds. The Relationship Between the Hammer and the Nail walks the line between demoralizing sludge and melodic post-metal with a non-corny grace that few bands can achieve convincingly. Believe the hype behind this band. Besides, “Psalm of Cancer” features Integrity singer Dwid Hellion and who doesn’t love Integrity?
Totem (Nuclear Blast)
Totem, the new album from Max Cavalera‘s formerly-nü crew Soulfly, blends death metal, thrash and groove in a way that’s interesting and fresh thanks to Cavalera’s signature style. Father Cavalera said it was a two-year writing journey and celebration of spirituality with his son and drummer, Zyon, which certainly gives the album a nice and personal touch.
Dis Morta (Massacre)
Reactivated underground tech-thrash heroes Toxik are back with their first proper album since reforming in 2013. The New Yorkers’ ferocious riffing style is still alive but it’s a lot more cleaned up and well produced this time around. If you’re clamoring for a dose of speed, give Dis Morta a whirl.
Divine Council (Prosthetic)
New music from Australian tech-death quintet Psycroptic is always a good thing and Divine Council delivers plenty of good stuff. It comes two years after EP The Watcher of All and boy does it hit the spot. Divine Council is easily one of the best technical death metal albums of 2022.
Other Shit That Comes Out Today:
Abaddon Incarnate, The Wretched Sermon (Transcending Obscurity) Listen
Grave Bathers, Rock ‘N’ Roll Fetish (Seeing Red) Listen
In Hearts Wake, Green Is The New Black Soundtrack (UNFD) Listen
Savage Master, Those Who Hunt at Night (Shadow Kingdom) Listen
Turian, No Longer Human (Wise Blood) Listen