Check out our preview of the new Rock and Metal albums coming out this week!
ALBUM REVIEW: Trespass – Wolf At The Door
When an album opens with nothing but high hat and then adds the guitars, you know you have a banger. Trespass’ Wolf At The Door (From the Vaults) is quintessential NWOBHM. Even in this digital age, Wolf At The Door still has the tonality of analog seventies metal albums. There is a grounding, brownness to the sound. The pacing and mixing give it a throwback, classic feel. The songs come complete with velvety guitar solos over hard-driving drums. ‘Wolf At The Door’ would sound awesome on vinyl as it has the tones and feeling that support analog listening.
ALBUM REVIEW: Black Rainbows – Superskull
Stoner rock is often thought of in the same dim light as Doom, but this Italian band has dropped an album that serves as an example of how the two genres differ. While stoner rock and doom both share DNA with Black Sabbath, these guys ride on their riffs with a boogie that share a similar cactus patch as Clutch. They do pay homage to Sabbath, mainly in the singer’s piercing declarations that sound like Ozzy by way of nineties grunge. Their fuzz-laden riffs focus on grooving, rather than carrying the stark undercurrent of aggression that powered Sabbath’s darker guitar sound.
Slipknot Surprise Releases a New EP – “Adderall”
Slipknot continues a crazy active week as they surprise release a new EP – Adderall (Roadrunner Records). In addition to the new track “Death March” which already premiered with a new video, the EP features demos and other tracks that did not make their controversial album The End, So Far (Roadrunner Records). The band kicked off their European tour and will perform at Download Festival this weekend. Listen to the EP here:
ALBUM REVIEW: The Arcane Order – Distortions From Cosmogony
Blending dark cinematics with frightfully forceful instrumentations, The Arcane Order effectively combine the two for their explosive full-length Distortions From Cosmogony (Black Lion Records).
ALBUM REVIEW: Aodon – Portraits
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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Owls and Eagles Shares a New Music Video for “New Expectations”
Owls & Eagles, a two-piece psychedelic doom band from Calgary Alberta recently released their debut album Patience Vol.1, via Moments Records. The band has released a music video, a live performance clip for the track “New Expectations” which you want watch at the link below. The band spent over two-and-a-half years This upcoming album is a concept album, its taken us 2.5 years to get it out.
Slipknot Reveals a New Member and Their Mask and Share a New Music Video for “Death March”
As first reported by Lambgoat.com, Slipknot has shared a new image and teaser of their new member, likely replacing Craig Jones, who departed the band yesterday. In addition, Jay Weinberg tweeted a new teaser revealing a new mask in time for their European Tour, including Download Festival. Meanwhile, the band shared a new music video for a track called “Death March” directed by Clown, and streaming on all DSPs. Although Clown is not with the band on the current tour, he remains a guiding force in the band. Perhaps we are finally getting the Slipknot “Lost Album” soon!
BOX SET REVIEW: Ratt – The Atlantic Years
BMG is releasing The Atlantic Years box set that celebrates the first five albums by Ratt. These are the albums that chronicled their meteoric rise to become one of the biggest arena rock bands of the eighties. The five LP set has been remastered and pressed on 180g vinyl. Also included is the ‘Nobody Rides For Free’ single, a replica tour book, bumper sticker, wanted poster, guitar pick, and a replica backstage pass. If you are a fan of the band this is going to be a must.
Grove Street Shares a New Single and Video for “The Path To Righteousness” Debut Album Incoming
Southampton hardcore/thrash quintet Grove Street have announced the release of their debut album, The Path to Righteousness, on September 29 through UNFD, with the release of the album’s title track. Watch the video here. Pre-order the album at the link below.