Don’t Miss This! Vol. 7

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Six of my audacious, handsome collaborators have previously done a done a fine job curating metal releases you may have missed this year, and now it’s time to do this shit HessianHunter style. This edition of Don’t Miss This is brought to you by the letter VICIOUS. These bands are five different flavors of metal-infused hardcore that bring the heavy and bring it weird, just how we like it here in the Toilet.

Trap Them – Blissfucker

Trap Them was born with HM-2 tone in its blood, but with the recently released Blissfucker the band fully caters to their Swedish influence by toning down their metalcore tendencies and turning the d-beat death metal up to 10. Gone are the frenetic drum shredding and hairpin tempo turns of Darker Handcraft, abandoned in favor of old school everything and steady, head-bobbing riffs with just a tinge of Converge worship for zest.

The trend is official; 90’s death metal is cool again, at least in the hardcore world. If any of you old-timers have a Deicide longsleeve from the Legion tour collecting dust in your closet, hop onto Ebay and sell it to some 19 year old who had neon scene hair 4 years ago for a 500% profit off your initial investment.

 

Milk White ThroatDeath of Beauty

I’ve been an evangelist on behalf of Milk White Throat for years, ever since their masterful debut EP melted my eyes and burnt my ears to a crisp back in 2011. The band has finally answered my anticipation for another release, and they’ve done it with a surprise. In reverse form of Trap Them, on their new release Death of Beauty Milk White Throat tone down their sludge metal elements to embrace prog rock by way of metalcore. I miss the saxophone solos and throaty wailing of the debut EP (which you should REALLY REALLY PLEASE listen to), but thankfully there are lots of tasty riffs, melodies, and DEP-flavored spazz-outs to soak up on Death of Beauty.

 

Bleak – Bleak

Bleak from Syracuse like their hardcore chased with industrial, and their irresponsibly heavy debut EP is basically just audible floor punches. Imagine Harms Way with fewer tuff guy riffs and more spooky machine sounds. The band tells me they’re playing all over the East Coast in the next few months, so if you’re in the region keep an ear to the ground and you might be able to hear this mechanical colossus playing a dive bar the next town over.

 

YautjaSongs of Descent

Yautja‘s new record has actually gotten lots of (deserved) press this year, but we’ve never talked about them on this site so I’m doing it now. Songs of Descent is a seamless blend of influences from across the heavy spectrum. The doom riffs have crust in ’em, and the grind riffs have a blackened tinge. All is One, and One is Nothing. Seeing them live on their current tour was mind-bending. They recently had their van broken into and most of their personal items stolen, so go buy their shit to help them out and make the world a slightly more just place.

 

Kruger Adam And Steve

Switzerland’s Kruger are something in between post-metal and hardcore. The riffs are HUGE but the mood is aggressive. This dude’s voice is on another level. It’s like a 9 ft. tall radioactive bipedal goat-man bleating military orders through a ham radio. You know immediately when you are listening to Kruger based on the unique and intense vocals alone, and on their newest record Adam And Steve he’s expanded his range a bit to include a few pleasant sounds. I like it!

Now although Adam and Steve came out in Europe last week, it isn’t actually getting released in America until January. I’m writing about it now anyway because this shit’s important and staggered releases are pointless in 2014. You can still hear three preview tracks in the streams above, so check them out and give the band some sugary money love for an imported CD or Vinyl if you just can’t wait. Expect a full review from yours truly at the start of next year to coincide with the American release.


Don’t Miss This! is an ongoing feature where each of the ToH writers explores a few releases you may have missed this year.

  • FIRST!

    GL

    • W.

      Whatever happened to Firstly Firsterson?

      • Hahaha, I think that was JAG

        • W.

          Wait, really?

          • I could be wrong.

          • He must be one of us…. with his sudden appearance and all.

            GL

          • W.

            You sound guilty, GL!

          • No way W! I am but a humble single account holder 🙂

            Maybe it is zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz?

            GL

          • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

            watch both these vids—-the first one at 100% vol—the new exodus one at 1/5 vol—-at the same time—

            a destiny –too great to realize–a new yoga—chi upgrade—

            creating initial conscious fear

            http://youtu.be/GKmPmZoKeP0

            http://youtu.be/pfu94oJ1so8

          • Stockhausen

            I haven’t seen zzzzzzzzzzzz and Firstly in a room at the same time…coincidence? Or Ebola?

          • isis. the band.

          • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

            a few months back—we were at metal sucks –and al jourgenson was featured–on a tv news show–talking about leaving texas/playing jokes—

            so we toasted him–cuz of respect about his former 911 truth work—and put a video of the tv 70s show “isis”–at the end of the post—

            it looked pretty cool—

            then a few days later –they started calling “nationalists” in the middle east under the new name “isis”—-and to turn them into the new “al quaeda’–since they already blew their cover as being the tv ww3 boogey man—by including them as allies in north africa—after saying they were our enemies–in all the previous wars since 911

            the “isis” thing pretty much appears to be a “reality show” tactic to justify pro u.n. aggression in their middle east wars against all non agenda 21 compliant “islamist nationalists”
            cowardice– —–slave animalis—bootlicker of murder and lies–
            ultimate disrespected —

            human into frog metamorph
            ==
            do as fox media tells you—

            911 truth movement is the most pro usa law group of all time–

            victory through shedding light—beyond libtardist tv fantasy

            it is already here—the disintegration of the tv paradigm

            http://youtu.be/ugRct9pNQYM

            http://youtu.be/_96GLNO9mCc

      • Edward

        He still exists, in our memories, and in our hearts.

      • Death

        Vem?

        • W.

          He was a frequent user on FFB that would comment about being first to comment on each post.

          • Death

            You learn something every day. Thanks mate.

      • He was such a pleasant fellow.

      • Firstly “Fist’N” Firsterson

        YOU REMEMBERED FIRSTLY <3

        • HE WAS AMONG US THE WHOLE TIME!

          This is like a happy reunion 🙂

          GL

        • FIRSTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Glad to see you’re still Fist’N with the best of them brother!
          m/

        • W.

          I’ve missed you, old friend.

        • Zapp Brannigan

          Firstly, may I not be the first to congratulate you on your return from your sudden disappearance.

        • Stockhausen

          I thought about you the other day! And here you are!

  • W.

    I’m glad you mentioned Yautja. I almost covered them in my edition.

  • Tyree

    Totally forgot about that Yautja album. I remember enjoying it at the beginning of this year though.

  • I know you’re away on tour but thank you Heshy. I am going to blast Bleak to the entire office for the rest of the day.

    • Stockhausen

      Blast Bleak’s blast beats.

  • Death

    Kruger and Yautja sound pretty good to me.

    • W.

      Yautja bring that delicious dissonance.

      • Beunhaas

        dissonance >>>>>>>>>>>>>

        • W.

          Indeed, my goat friend. Speaking of dissonance, I pre-ordered the upcoming Baring Teeth album. They have a deal where you can get the previous record and the new one for $15.

          • Edward

            I’m definitely gonna check that out on Spotifii or Bandstamp.

          • Beunhaas

            I don’t see the new Baring Teeth on Spotify. Do you?

          • W.

            It isn’t out yet.

          • Beunhaas

            Of course. I was confuzzled.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            What’s the big deal? Why does the plague spread? From where did it come? Why did no one use the phrase confuzzled, and now everyone does?

          • Language is a shared experience. Which is why we roal coal on libtards to unflushable jams while lockering nerds.

          • W.

            It’s the libtard hot dog club’s fault.

          • dildo cult*

          • Cock ov Steele

            Sure, act as if the Saturn Dildo Cult aren’t pulling the strings.

          • Death

            Don’t worry, I’ll never start using it.

          • Beunhaas

            There’s no confuzzling in Death

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            You confuse me and bedazzle me at the same time. Now I is even further confuzzled.

          • Death

            Reasons why I won’t use it:
            A. It sounds fucking stupid
            B. I don’t follow your trends, you sheep
            C. You use it and you’re Finnish (I hate Finnish people)

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            I can’t quite find a Finnish equivalent of it, but I promise when I do, I’ll let you know. I used it before it was popular, right it after seeing Mary & Max in ’09.
            (Trve Finnish Hipster Cvlt Playing Povser Metal)

          • Stockhausen

            MMMMMM.

  • Pagliacci is Kvlt

    “It’s like a 9 ft. tall radioactive bipedal goat-man bleating military orders through a ham radio.”

    That’s OK and all, but I’m more into post-bipedal goat-man bleating military orders through a ham radio. You’ve probably never heard of it.

    • W.

      And that post-goat-man’s name? George Clarke.

      • Cock ov Steele

        The none more bipedal.

      • Pagliacci is Kvlt

        That was baaaaaaaa-d.

    • Beunhaas

      Goatmen are overrated. Try real goats.

    • HessianHunter

      *clap*

  • Beunhaas

    Lot’s of good stuff here. Bleak and Yautja are really heavy. REALLY HEAVY.

  • Xan

    Blissfucker is a mean mother fucker of an album. The first song has contributed greatly to my ongoing quest to get brain damage from head banging.

  • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

    I may have to admit Kruger does something right.

  • Tyree
  • This piece of work has been giving me the chills all afternoon, and it’s not because of the autumn chill.

    http://youtu.be/G_NIop72vis

    • Death

      Oooooooohhhh baby!

  • Stockhausen

    Trap Them makes me want to trap something, and Yautja makes me want to yautj something. Great edition, oh wandering minstrel!

  • RustyShackleford

    BLEAK! Syracuse! Yep!

  • JWG

    Well. Kruger is just spelled differently enough that I can’t really make a joke about it.

    …On a related note, I have re-evaluated my indifference to ‘sexy’ Halloween costumes, courtesy Devanny Pinn:

  • Did anyone actually miss the newest Trap Them? that album has been on heavy rotation for me since it came out. One of the best this year. I plan on submitting my EOTY list for you guys (because I know it will diverge greatly from everyone’s here).

  • TrickleDownTacoRiff

    278th…