Release Day Roundup – 1/17/20

Editor’s Note: Longtime reader Remi VL is a regular guest contributor to our Release Day Roundup posts! He submitted several of the albums listed below. Join his Facebook group for more recommendations. Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and…

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Chimaira – Crown of Phantoms

Overall, this is a very satisfying and effective reinvention of Chimaira. Many bands before have endured similar changes and have failed in trying to reinvent themselves. Such is not the case with Chimaira. Everything on Crown of Phantoms is vaguely familiar yet strangely different, and those unfamiliar with Chimaira’s drastic changes might not even notice it was an entirely different band. Chimaira have once again defied death and proved that they are a resilient force, one that even when faced with death, will persevere and become even more powerful. Heavy lies the Crown of Phantoms.

Chimaira – The Age of Hell

Chimaira The Age of Hell 01. The Age of Hell 02. Clockwork 03. Losing My Mind 04. Time Is Running Out 05. The Year of the Snake 06. Beyond the Grave 07. Born In Blood 08. Stoma 09. Powerless 10. Trigger Finger 11. Scapegoat 12. Samsara [08/16/11] [eOne Records] Cleveland,…

Chimaira Lives!

Since I started listening to Chimaira almost ten years ago(!?), I have really enjoyed watching them evolve from a relatively crappy nu-metal outfit to a straight up metal behemoth.  With the exception of their self-titled album, which was decent but in no way topped their 2003 masterpiece The Impossibility of…