CANTO: Lamb of God, Imperial Triumphant, Abysmal Dawn, and More

LambofGod2020

“A legacy of collapse built on a painful truth.”

  • Lamb of God have released the fourth single, “Routes”, from their upcoming self-titled album, which drops on June 19th through Epic Records. That track features Testament’s Chuck Billy and it is an absolutely ripper.
  • Abysmal Dawn have announced a Gimme Radio special, scheduled for June 5th (next Friday) at 3:00 PM EST. They’ve curated a playlist for the occasion, and will be available for a live Q&A. I love these things.
  • Attila also dropped a new track today, called “Canceled”, if you’re into that kinda thing. I have nothing more to add here. At least I know what Attila sounds like now? Moving on.
  • Imperial Triumphant have released the first track and video from Alphaville. The album doesn’t drop until July 31st through Century Media, but we can check out “Rotted Futures” immediately below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Soilwork, Lamb of God, Igorrr, and More

LambofGod2020

Two days in and I’m already over it. It could be worse I suppose.

 

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Lamb of God, He is Legend, Auroch, and More

LambofGod2020

It was raining, and now it’s not. Please stay that way?

 

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Lamb of God, Inkcarceration, Darkest Hour, and More

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I’ve been listening to a lot of Type O Negative today.

 

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Album Review: Judas Priest – “Firepower”

Judas Priest - Firepower

There’s a reason everyone, including the Washington Post, are getting a word in concerning Firepower, the 18th opus from Judas Priest.  Forget the fact that few bands have sustained their vitality over 40+ years with so few missteps¹: even fewer bands can boast of the visual impact they’ve had on a genre.  For so many people Judas Priest by their very presence defined metal.  Taking cues from the likes of peers Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin and injecting a lethal dose of razor sharp riffs (not to mention that iconic scream), Priest crafted a singular sound that could encompass blues, prog, glam and straight up thrash without losing an iota of identity.  For many bands there would simply be nothing left to prove.  And yet, Firepower proves to be the best album the band have released in over 25 years, filled with everything the band have dipped their hands into since “Rocka Rolla” graced our ears back in ’74.   Continue reading