The World Is Yours
39:09 – 10 Tracks
What can you say… It’s Motorhead! It’s a new collection of 10 new tracks. These guys (Lemmy) are almost the underground metal version of AC/DC. You know what you’re going to get, no nonsense concise quality metal songs. Seems to be a bit more buzz around this new release as it’s close to the time of the Lemmy documentary.
52:06 – 16 Tracks
Kind of a thrashed up death metal… some of the chorus gets melodic, but for the most part, it’s a thrashy album sound with a bit more on the heavy side. The vocals are a mix of sung and shouted/screamed… really not much in the way of growling…. guitar work and drums work together in a chugga chugga catchy way.
Well, their name is a play on the word “Dracula” and it has a tiny bit of a White Zombie creepy sort of undertone… but overall, this is more of a brutal/metalcore type of thing. Pretty cool and heavy… calling themselves “Party Grind” it’s brutal enough for the real heavy fans, but they don’t take themselves so seriously. A good mix of metalcore, hardcore, brutal and grind.
39:04 – 12 Tracks
These guys have been around for quite some time now… I haven’t really done a whole lot with them in the past, maybe a spin or two here and there. It’s kind of a thrashy death metal, along the lines of Sepultura and Soulfly. The songs are here are to the point, no fucking around and they just kind of make you want to get those arms and legs marching around in a big brutal circle pit.
50:31 – 10 Tracks
Band out of Colorado… A bit like a thrashier Pantera… production is a little “basic” Songs are catchy and thrashy, vocals are mostly sung with some growls here and there, so it has a bit of an old school vibe.
45:33 – 10 Tracks
Female fronted prog metal. Clean fe-metal-ish vocals… however, not operatic with some fairly progressive metal type stuff musically. The music gets pretty damn cool and technical and complex, however, the vocals seem to break the momentum… But… then again, it’s not the same as everything else that’s out there. You’d expect some James Labrie voice coming in after this crazy instrumentation stuff, and having the female vox come in is different. I think it just takes a little getting used to. Overall, musically, some awesome crazy prog metal, but the vocals kind of make it a bit more commercial sounding.
48:11 – 13 Tracks
These guys have been around for a while and have always had a little bit of heads up over some of the other power/prog metal bands, as they were a bit more “prog metal” and less “power metal” This new album features an almost all new lineup… 3 members left last year and were replace with new guys. This album seems to keep the trend up of being a bit more on the heavy/prog side… but some of the songs are just a bit on the slow side. Overall, it’s a good continuation of what they’ve been known for. Some songs start off slower, but they kick in and just have a gritty/heavy vibe while not necessarily going all out double bass and heavy.
Gay for Johnny Depp
What Doesn’t Kill You, Eventually Kills You
19:57 – 11 Tracks
You’d think with a band name like this… it’d suck, right? But no! It’s some decent more modern hardcore type stuff. A bit on the experimental side as well. Short quick songs which can be catchy on one hand, and make you want to break things on the other.
To Hell With God
35:44 – 10 Tracks
Wow. Just a big wall of awesome death metal! Having Ralph Santolla and Jack Owen step in where the Hoffman Brothers stepped out worked out pretty well. Just a great solid album for their first on Century Media. Vocals, guitars, drums, bass, all just work together perfectly for a full on Deicide experience!
The Sound of Perseverance
1:19:09 – 2 CDs, 19 Tracks
The album that defined a genre! Technical death metal! Remastered and with some bonus demos and stuff. This album was the final Death album and was the predecessor to Control Denied. Sounds great and it’s always nice to have a new reason to play stuff from this album!
Storm Before Calm Reissue
46:21 – 7 Tracks
A reissue of 2002’s album… A sort of classic black metal sound with some decent production. Just what you’d expect from Black metal… dark, cold sounding and brutal!