Sh*t That Comes Out Today – September 15, 2023
Ho-ly fuuuuuuck, there are a lot of good albums out today. Let’s run through them so that I can go back to playing Starfield and listening to Blood Incantation.
Luminescent Bridge (Century Media)
Fresh off their ambient expedition Timewave Zero, this new, two-song EP from Blood Incantation plays out over nearly 20 minutes. It’s back to the alien-centric, spaced-out death metal we’ve come to expect and love from the band on first track “Obliquity of the Ecliptic” while the title track is a new ambient piece. Both sides of Blood Incantation are in working order and the vibes are immaculate.
Stone (Abraxan Hymns)
Long-running stoner/progressive/sludge/hard/whatever-you-wanna-call-them rock/metal outfit Baroness abandon the colored naming conventions for full-length albums on number six, Stone (What is the world coming to?!). Very much a progression from Gold & Grey, Stone is a welcome feather in Baroness’ cap. MetalSucks spoke to the band about the album in greater detail; watch it below.
CMF2 (Decibel Cooper/BMG)
It’s solo outing number two for the Slipknot frontman and you’re probably wondering what he thinks about the album. I don’t have an exact quote to feed you (check back tomorrow) but my guess would be something like “This album gave me a chance to try things I couldn’t do in my scary, mask-wearing metal band.” Taylor tries on a bunch of styles and whether or not you like them probably comes down to how much you like Corey Taylor. There are bits of punk, glam, arena country, arena rock, a little metal and more on CMF2. It’s not an essential disc but it’s a lot better than most artists would be putting out at this point in their careers.
Coronet Juniper (Willowtip)
How do you follow up a breakup following one of the greatest grindcore albums ever recorded (and surely the best of the 2010s)? By releasing a new album nine years later, I guess; at least, that’s what Gridlink did with new LP Coronet Juniper. Guitarist Takafumi Matsubara and drummer Bryan Fajardo, plus new guitarist Rory Kobzina and new bassist Mauro Cordoba, lay down a blazing soundscape for Jon Chang’s signature shrieks. This is a return that does not disappoint in the slightest.
The Enduring Spirit (20 Buck Spin)
Tomb Mold’s last album, 2019’s Planetary Clairvoyance, came so quickly after second album Manor of Infinite Forms that it felt like much longer than four years’ wait for new album The Enduring Spirit. Continuing to grow into something larger than an old-school death metal sound, The Enduring Spirit embraces the same kind of space-oriented death metal sound that bands like Outer Heaven excel at (which makes extra sense given the connection with bassist/guitarist Derrick Vella). Despite four years and a global pandemic between albums, Tomb Mold are still one of the most interesting bands playing the genre. In a week of impressive albums, the Canadian death dealers take the cake.
Other Shit That Comes Out Today
Blind Equation, Death Awaits (Prosthetic) Listen
Bring Me the Horizon, Post Human: NeX GEn (Sony) Listen
Fabricant, Drudge to the Thicket (Profound Lore) Listen
Fâché, Fâché (Horror Pain Gore Death ) Listen
Great Falls, Objects Without Pain (Neurot) Listen
Mayhem, Dameonic Rites (Century Media) Listen
Otep, The God Slayer (Cleopatra) Listen
TesseracT, War of Being (Kscope) Listen
Thirty Seconds to Mars, It’s The End Of The World But It’s A Beautiful Day (Concord) Listen
War of Ages, Dominion (Facedown) Listen