Protest the Hero – Volition

With each passing album, bands the world over are met with complaints from fans that their earlier work was their best. For a while, it seemed as though Protest the Hero were going to fall victim to this perceived degradation of quality. Kezia (2005) and Fortress (2008) are regarded as classics by many, so when the lyrical pen was traded from bassist Arif Mirabdolbaghi to frontman Rody Walker for Scurrilous (2011), many took notice. Gone were the philosophical concepts and stories involving sexism, religion, and political opposition, and the focus was instead turned to tongue in cheek social and personal commentary. Without grand lyrical concepts to inspire an epic soundtrack, Scurrilous was without the emotional hooks and powerful orchestration that made Protest the Hero such an intense listen.

Weekend Nachos Stream Still In Full

  Monday’s suck. Thankfully, grindcore/powerviolence titans Weekend Nachos have made their upcoming full length Still available for streaming through Decibel Magazine and, if you happened to catch my review last week, then you’ll already know this well worth your time. If I remember rightly, the album only spans about twenty minutes so you can…

DEVWATCH: Ghost II To See The Light Of Day In Casualties Of Cool Material? And More New DTP Material?

You know the drill by now, our favourite Canadian Devin Towsend is back and is teasing some updates through his Twitter account and, over the last few days, we’ve learnt a couple of interesting things. First up, remember Ghost II? The ‘leftover’ sessions from the extremely mellow Ghost that never quite properly saw…