Alter Bridge – Fortress

Despite an unenviable and inevitable association with their infamous parent act, life has been good to Alter Bridge. The band, whose membership comprises three quarters of the maligned post-grunge monolith, Creed, have now released four albums over the course of nine years. With their latest effort, Fortress, Alter Bridge has now matched Creed’s total output quantity and continue to steadily distance themselves from what might have been a legacy of overblown clichés, cartoonish antics and critical failure. With their intricate, distinctly bluesy take on alt-metal, the band stands apart from the crowd, and never have their consummate musicianship and impeccable songwriting talents been more apparent than on Fortress.

Exivious Streaming New Album, Liminal, In Full

A week away from releasing their long awaited sophomore album Liminal, Jazz-infused progressive instrumentalists Exivious are streaming the new album over at Got-Djent in full! I haven’t had the opportunity to hear the entire record yet, but the handful of songs I have been fortunate enough to hear have been…

Hey, Listen To Unhuman!

  This one has bounced around the Heavy Blog staff for a few days now, but I finally got around to checking out the self-titled full-length debut from Montreal’s Unhuman. And I’m glad I did because Unhuman is absolutely ridiculous. Masterminded by guitarist Youri Raymond, who you may be familiar with through…

Skinless Re-Sign With Relapse Records

Now, I’m fully aware that Skinless have reunited and have been playing a handful of shows — we ran photos of their set at Delaware Deathfest! — but I must have missed the part of the reunion where they were planning a new album. I’m guilty of being asleep at…