Sh*t That Comes Out Today – April 28, 2023
It’s a good day to be a person who says things like “thrash isn’t dead!”
Cradle of Filth
Trouble and Their Double Lives (Napalm)
Long-running Gothic/symphonic black metal troupe Cradle of Filth release their latest project, a double live album. Conceived over the pandemic after learning about the existence of numerous live soundboard recordings over a five-year period, frontman Dani Filth spearheaded the project to release Cradle of Filth’s second (authorized) live album ever. There’s something for pretty much every Cradle of Filth fan here, as the project spans their whole career. Trouble and Their Double Lives also features two original studio recordings that were recorded after the band’s last album, Existence is Futile, but won’t make it on to their next album, to be announced.
War Remains (Century)
Richmond thrashers Enforced are lean and mean on third album, War Remains. Half an hour of to-the-fucking-point thrash, War Remains is stripped of frills and things that could be considered time wasters in favor of pounding drums, quick riffs and lots of mosh opportunities. Vocalist Knox Colby oversees the madness with a sharp snarl. This is new-school thrash with an old-school spirit, and a definite album-of-the-year contender. Get with it.
An Underlying Hum (Bleakhouse)
Producer King Yosef already had considerable clout in the hip-hop world going into his debut album, An Underlying Hum, having worked with various names in the Soundcloud rap world. It’s his heavy music acumen on display, however, on An Underlying Hum. Produced by Kurt Ballou, King Yosef combines industrial, heavy hardcore, nü metal and even bits of trap in a very natural way. Fans of Code Orange’s Underneath in particular should direct their attention to King Yosef—the producer’s new album lives in the same heavy, mechanical universe that blends organic and machine heaviness.
Divine Recalibration (Silent Pendulum)
Divine Recalibration is for those who want to get their heavy, technical metalcore fix a la The Callous Daoboys. Recorded with new vocalist Florent Curatola, the band didn’t even meet the new singer until they were in the studio but the recording doesn’t show any sign of awkwardness. Recommended for fans of The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, Meshuggah, The Chariot, Ion Dissonance.
Sleep Therapy (Redux) (Closed Casket)
California hardcore/metal band Twitching Tongues sent out a press release with the simple words “We’re back” alongside a remixed and expanded version of their 2011 debut. Redux features the entire Sleep Therapy recording session, the band’s 2010 demo and covers of Type O Negative and Pentagram. No word on new music or live shows, but it seems like that will follow.
Other Shit That Comes Out Today:
Crown the Empire, DOGMA (Rise) Listen
Danava, Nothing But Nothing (Tee Pee) Listen
Defiled, The Highest Level (Season of Mist) Listen
Disciple, Skeleton Psalms (Tooth and Nail) Listen
Fires in the Distance, Air Not Meant for Us (Prosthetic) Listen
Fugitive, Maniac (20 Buck Spin) Listen
Hollywood Undead, Hotel Kalifornia (Deluxe) Listen
Lunar Chamber, Shambhallic Vibrations (20 Buck Spin) Listen
The Damned, Darkadelic (earMUSIC) Listen
Vadiat, Spear Of Creation (Redefining Darkness) Listen
Vamachara, No Roses On My Grave (Closed Casket) Listen