We're about halfway through 2016 (seriously, where does the time go?) and you know what that means...lists! Many of our favorite publications cull through the year's releases so far and write up their current contenders for yearly favorites (so far) - and we've spotted the Body and SUMAC on lots of these lists!
The Body's No One Deserves Happiness made the best-of lists at Bandcamp, SPIN, Rolling Stone, FACT, and Consequence of Sound (coming in at #2 on their list of the best METAL albums!), and the single "Two Snakes" made SPIN's list of the best songs of the year so far, too.
"The band has gotten better at integrating its contrasting loves of the beautiful and brutal, so that the agony of Chip King's screams and the exquisiteness of the accompanying Assembly of Light Choir newly coil into holistic horror.” - Rolling Stone
“This could be the definitive ‘pop’ soundtrack for humanity’s impending self-destruction.” - Bandcamp
“Why it rules: 'No One Deserves Happiness' explores the harsh bottom of sludge, doom, noise, and more, scraping away at the eardrums. Though that may seem daunting, it’s somehow uplifting — sure, you may not be happy, but The Body insist that no one should be, considering the inevitable end.” - Consequence of Sound
"What One Becomes is a continued exercise in pushing physical and sonic boundaries by its trio of members. It culminates in an incredibly raw and human sound that punishes the listener repeatedly." - Metal Injection
"SUMAC is strictly about tension and the trio lays it on thick by assaulting your ears with massive riffs, churning your stomach with disgusting vocal parts and luring you into the bleakest of shadows." - Loudwire