Well, the new Diamond Plate album has hit the inbox, and I decided before I go crash for the night to give a few songs a spin. Right away, I already feel like I’m listening to some kind of Metallica album, and I’m not even half way through the first track, “Walking Backwards,” yet. The harsher shouting vocals are a different take on the early faster sound the band is emulating, and it does give the song a bit of a unique identity. The chorus does forsake the catchy and heavier riffs for a bit more melody and vocal harmonizations, as well as a sudden increase in speed. It’s a troubling sign of things to come, but I was ready to tackle whatever may come next.
I don’t really have any money to pick up every game that ends up released to cover on this site, but Fireburst is a title I’ve been keeping an eye on for the past two weeks. The game dropped last week on the Xbox Live Arcade Marketplace, and I decided to go ahead and grab the demo to see if it’s anything worth playing. All the trailers and pictures made it look scenic and beautiful with a slightly gritty Punk vibe, so I was excited to see if the title lived up to these expectations.
Last year’s Ruining it for Everyone was a huge surprise within the modern Deathcore community, as well as for me. This was the first time I could get into one of their releases. Matter of fact, it was the first time I got into even a single song of theirs. So, after a solid shift in direction musically, I was really anxious to check out their new single, “Thunder Chunky,” which is the lead single off their upcoming full-length album, Late for Nothing.
The Meads of Asphodel are prepping the release of Sonderkommando, their follow-up to 2011’s The Murder of Jesus the Jew. So, of course, once the promo hit my inbox, I immedThe Meads of Asphodel are prepping the release of Sonderkommando, their follow-up to 2011’s The Murder of Jesus the Jew. So, of course, once the promo hit my inbox, I immediately gave it a quick spin while I was out and about. What greeted me was far from what I remember on their last album, having me intrigued, but in many ways kind of let down. At this point though, I’m still trying to process what I heard, as it may just be an effort that has to grow on me. But, in any event, here’s what I thought of some of the album thus far.