There’s no doubt about it: The shoes that strike the pedals behind the kit of Chris Adler’s former post are some pretty big ones to fill. Lucky for Lamb Of God (And for us, the fans), the man chosen to fill those shoes is none other than Art Cruz. In recent years, Cruz has lent his considerable talents and unique style bringing the heft and the groove to legends like Prong and Ministry and after a baptism by fire with his new brothers in Lamb Of God following a live run opening for Slayer on their Final Campaign tour, Cruz makes his recorded presence known on Lamb Of God, the quintet’s eighth full-length.[Read more…]
2020 has a lot going for it already with a slew of stellar albums dropping right at the start AND a year where Ozzy will release new material is a feat in itself. Also on the horizon beyond what we’ve listed below is a new beast from Rawk Gods Aeges (Review coming soon), more maniacal mayhem from Dog Fashion Disco, Megadeth’s triumphant return, and the original members of Static X reuniting to bring the late Wayne Static’s final recordings to light as a whole new full-length due this May. Hell, even Duran Duran will supposedly be back this spring with the follow up to 2015’s Paper Gods!
But I digress.[Read more…]
Listening to Mark Morton’s debut solo album is like listening to the greatest heavy music mixtape of all time. Not only is Anesthetic a coherent flow of genres but the mix of talent involved is a veritable who’s who across the spectrum as well. You have Nu-Metal luminaries (The late Chester Bennington, Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix), Hard Rock Icons (Buckcherry’s Josh Todd, Myles Kennedy), Thrash Metal Gods (Testament’s Chuck Billy) alongside Indie Rawkers (Oni’s Jake Oni), Living Legends (Mark Lanegan), and Singer/Songwriters (Naeemah Maddox) beautifully woven together through Morton’s musical tapestry.[Read more…]
Dee Snider is a living legend. We can all agree on that, right? So when said living legend is challenged to make a modern Heavy Metal album by one of today’s current icons then it’s a given that our ears perk up. Luckily, the results with that current icon hit hard and play out as a relevant piece of modern metal aptly titled For The Love Of Metal. [Read more…]
Alright kiddies! We have good news and bad news for you. The good news is that a new Corrosion Of Conformity featuring the Deliverance-era of Pepper Keenan, Woody Weatherman, Mike Dean, and Reed Mullin is definitely coming out through Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The bad news? You’re probably going to have to wait until 2017 to hear it. [Read more…]
You know what? I’ve been completely overthinking this thing. It’s just a list, right? Fifteen of my most favorite albums of 2015. No problem! How hard can it be? Well, let’s see. I started the draft on December 1st and it’s what? 2016 already?!?!? Okay, okay, okay! Here goes nothin’ (And no particular order, kind of). Reviews are linked in where applicable: [Read more…]