Sh*t That Comes Out Today – March 10, 2023
I would write a snarky intro but Primitive Man made my tinnitus worse last night and I can’t hear my own thoughts. Browse available physical products and remember: life is short, so listen to more death-sludge.
Common Wounds (Protagonist Music)
If you miss “real” emo and post-hardcore, look no further than Common Wounds, a new band from members of Landmine Marathon and Run With the Hunted. Common Wounds is filled to the brim with burly, angular riffs and noise rock swagger. This is cathartic music.
Dirge (Immersive Sounds)
Mumbai-India based sludgemongers Dirge leveled up on their second album, evolving their sound to feature sprawling post-metal compositions a la Jupiterian, Amenra, Isis and even Pallbearer. Composed of four hefty tracks, Dirge nails the balance between atmospheric scene-setting and emotionally-crushing doom. Check out the beautiful video for “Hollow” below.
Flesh + Blood (Closed Casket Activities)
2023 is proving to be a really good year for crossover metal/hardcore acts and Judiciary’s Flesh + Blood is another entry to that list. Thrash-as-hell riffs and smash-your-enemies-breakdowns are the main reasons to pop in here, but stay for the blazing guitar solos, Will Putney and Arthur Rizk production job and the general sense of brutality that’s all over Flesh + Blood.
Periphery V: Djent Is Not a Genre (3DOT)
Whether or not you agree with the sentiment that djent is not a genre, it’s also the name of Periphery’s new album. Despite the members’ antagonizing over the value of guitar music in various interviews throughout the year, Periphery V features the usual guitar wizardry you would expect from the group, as well as—you guessed it!—plenty of djent chugging. The pop sensibilities are strong here and Periphery do a nice job balancing it with heaviness.
Other Shit That Comes Out Today:
Albert Witchfinder & Läjä Äijälä, Ordeal and Triumph (Svart) Listen
The Banishment, Machine and Bone (Frontiers) Listen
Demons Down, I Stand (Frontiers) Listen
Employed to Serve, Conquering (Deluxe) (Spinefarm) Listen
Roadrunner United, The Concert (Roadrunner) Listen
Seventh Crystal, Wonderland (Frontiers) Listen
The Human Race is Filth, Cognitive Dissonance (Self-release) Listen
Tribe of Pazuzu, Blasphemous Prophecies (Self-release) Listen