[UPDATED] LAMB OF GOD Debut New Track (Now With Video)

lamb of god resolution

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Lamb of God’s been working on a new album, Resolution, due out January 24th, 2012. The curtains have been  pulled back on the album, as the band has unveiled the groove-filled “Ghost Walking,” available for streaming exclusively at Metal Sucks.

Read more of this post


This or the Apocalypse? It’s an Easy Choice.

For fans of Unearth, Lamb of God, Bleed the Sky, God Forbid, Darkest Hour, etc.

I don’t think I’m the only one who’s noticed, but I think the term “metalcore” is becoming a bit of a bad word. When we hear of a new metalcore band, we’re often quick to pass it off as some kind of emo, girl-pants-wearing band that’s only capable of playing breakdowns and the occasional happy riff that goes great with eating candy (see As I Lay Dying’s “The Darkest Nights”). Metalcore was quick to be swept under the rug when everyone got tired of the same generic cookie cutter riffs and breakdowns, and even I, myself will shrug when someone tries to suggest a new metalcore band to me.

A few weeks ago, a buddy of mine suggested a band he’d been listening to called This or the Apocalypse. I was yearning for some new music (like I almost always am), so I went and checked out a few songs on their myspace, and much to my surprise, I was genuinely impressed.  Soon after, I picked up the band’s newest release, Haunt What’s Left. See, there’s a very low bar of expectations I have for today’s metalcore bands, but This or the Apocalypse has a truly new and unique sound that I could really get into: heavy, dynamic, and pissed off. Everyone’s always searching for the new big contender in modern metal and I’m calling it right now: This or the Apocalypse will be huge.

Read more of this post

WRECKED REVIEW: Trap Them – Darker Handcraft

I have a confession to make. Metal, with the exception of a handful of albums that have come out in the last few years, is dead to me.

(Disclosure: My colleagues here at Wrecked will vouch for the fact that I take sick pleasure in ripping music they thoroughly love. Unlike all the other metal blogs that enjoy jerking off crappy bands they’re buddies with, I have no loyalties to anyone.)

Read more of this post