Sh*t That Comes Out Today – April 14, 2023
Do you already have a fully-formed opinion on the new Metallica album without hearing it? Good, sounds like our comments section is the right place to share your opinion.
All Hail the Night (Terminus Hate City)
Southern black-thrash-with-a-hint-of-goth duo All Hell are back with their latest release, All Hail the Night. A collection that features three new songs—one featuring Skeletonwitch guitarist Nate Garnette—and three re-recordings of older songs from the band’s catalogue. The latter three paired with a new collection of songs really highlight the amount of growth All Hell have achieved in their decade as a band.
Chat Pile / Nerver
Brothers in Christ (Reptilian)
When Chat Pile released God’s Country last year, the band was overwhelmed with support for their noise rock/sludge/nü metal fusion. Less than a year later, they deliver two abrasive new songs on the B-side of a split with Kansas City’s Nerver. Chat Pile made an active effort to focus on the alt-rock and indie influences in their sound but that doesn’t mean that Brothers in Christ is any softer or less emotionally arresting for it. Brothers in Christ is as unsettling and dark as any heavy sludge album.
…So Unknown (Century Media)
As the old saying goes, “Jesus Piece, you fake-ass motherfucker!” The Philly metallic hardcore crew serve up ten tracks straight to the face—little forays into outside influences keep the hardcore, uh… core intact, but …So Unknown is just an endless storm of fight riffs and breakdowns. In what’s already proven to be a stacked year for hardcore, Jesus Piece stand out with tight songwriting and a tough metal outer layer.
72 Seasons (Blackened)
I feel pretty confident that if you’re reading MetalSucks, you already have an opinion on the new Metallica album based on the pre-release singles. 72 Seasons does a lot of what Metallica always do in their modern era, some of it for the better and some of it not. Bold closer “Inamorta,” Robert Trujillo vocals, some grungy tunes (“Crown of Barbed Wire”) and other ingredients make 72 Seasons an interesting listen. At many points, it’s more exciting than Hardwired or Death Magnetic, but at an hour and 17 minutes, 72 Seasons is a slab that definitely could’ve been shorter.
For a complete review, see our official thoughts.
It seems like a big day for Philly bands, as Poison Ruïn make their Relapse debut after a number of smaller releases. Slathered in filth and grime, Harvest is a gritty and metallic punk album that makes an effort to say something in a unique way. Vocalist Mac Kennedy retooled typical fantasy tropes into a metaphor more effective for the constant and demoralizing darkness that is modern life. When you want the ambition of heavy metal and the down-to-reality sounds and view of Crass, check out Harvest.
Other Shit That Comes Out Today:
Altari, Kröflueldar (Svart) Listen
Archon Angel, II (Frontiers) Listen
Atreyu, The Hope of a Spark (Spinefarm) Listen
Black Orchid Empire, Tempus Veritas (Season of Mist) Listen
Blazon Rite, Wild Rites And Ancient Songs (Gates of Hell) Listen
Deathgrave, It’s Only Midnight (Tankcrimes) Listen
Infected Rain, The Devil’s Dozen (Napalm) Listen
LA Guns, Black Diamonds (Frontiers) Listen
Overkill, Scorched (Nuclear Blast) Listen
The Hellfreaks, Pitch Black Sunset (Napalm) Listen
Wild Beyond, Wild Beyond (Gates of Hell) Listen