As opposed to last week, there are only a few new releases this week.
Ultraphonix – Original Human Music
A lot of times I see “super groups” and am very hesitant to check them out, because it comes across like several known players just cashing in a check. So when I begrudgingly checkout of the video for “Walk Run Crawl”, it honestly blew me away. What a sci-fi video, and the track kicks ass? I was hooked and it instantly went from me doubting the project to I can wait to hear the rest of the album. The band consists of Living Colour’s Corey Glover, legendary guitarist George Lynch, and is rounded out by War bassist Pancho Tomaselli and drummer Chris Moore. The album does a good job of featuring each player, and is chalked full of various influences, hard rock, metal, jazz, reggae, funk and blues.
Halcyon Way – Bloody But Unbowed
The progressive metal band from Atlanta, Georgia returns with their seventh full length, their first since 2014’s Conquer. Vocalist Steve Braun was recently interviewed on an episode of Talking Metal, you can check that interview out here. They have always been labeled as a progressive metal band, but I’ve always found them to be heavier than the average prog metal band, with a blend of punishing guitars and vocals, that have always provided more of a gut shot than those worrying about musical olympics.
Lord Of The Lost – Thornstar
The band hails from Hamburg, Germany and mixes several styles of metal, for example gothic, symphonic, industrial, and metalcore. It started out as a solo project by vocalist/guitarist Chris Harms back in the MySpace days, and evolved into a full blown band. This is their seventh full length album, and have continuously released singles, EPs, compilations, studio and live albums on a yearly basis for the last nine years, since 2009.
The Temperance Movement – A Deeper Cut
This UK based band has been around since 2011, and its players have worked with artists such as Jamiroquai, Ray Davies, Feeder, Rooster and more. They are a blues based rock band that harkens back to bands like The Rolling Stones, The Faces, Free, and Humble Pie.
Other albums that may interest you:
Abhorrent Deformity – Slaughter Monolith
Manticora – To Kill To Live To Kill
Void Ritual – Death Is Peace