Another ridiculous Release Day featuring eagerly anticipated from Clutch, Rina Sawayama, Sumerlands and The Mars Volta in addition to our top picks.
Destrage – SO MUCH. too much. (progressive tech metal, mathcore)
Because where else are you going to find the intensity of post-Meshuggah acts like Car Bomb, and Frontier, diverse melodies reminiscent of Sikth and that recent Moon Unit album, and a killer Stone Temple Pilots cover? Destrage have always been an intringuing prospect, to be sure, but this is the first time in their esteemed career that a full album of theirs has tickled my particular fancy enough to have me coming back for more, which probably has something to do with all the killer thrash riffs and skate-punk breaks littered throughout. Paradoxically, SO MUCH. too much. might be the Italian prog outfit’s most eclectic and accessible effort yet, and I’d argue it’s their best as well.
Altars Ablaze – Life Desecration (blackened death metal)
Battlesword – Towards the Unknown (melodic death metal)
Black Angels – Wilderness Of Mirrors (psychedelic rock)
BLACKPINK – Born Pink (K-Pop)
Clutch – Sunrise on Slaughter Beach (southern rock, stoner metal)
Crack Cloud – Tough Baby (post-punk, art rock)
Creature – Chimerapolis (avant-garde metal, trip hop)
Dead Void – Volatile Forms (brutal death metal, death-doom)
Death Cab for Cutie – Asphalt Meadows (indie rock)
Deformatory – Harbinger (brutal death metal)
The Devil Wears Prada – Color Decay (melodic metalcore)
Die Sünde – Strega (post-metal, blackened sludge)
Electric Callboy – Tekkno (crunkcore, electro pop)