Album Reviews - Page 9
Rob Zombie has been making music as a solo artist for nearly 15 years. In 1998, he bounced back from the break-up of White Zombie with 'Hellbilly Deluxe,' and he hasn't slowed down since. Arguably his best album since his debut masterpiece, Zombie's fifth studio album, 'Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor,' is a non-stop thrill ride of freakin' fun rock 'n' roll.
Ghost B.C. (Ghost) do not allow potential fans to become casual bystanders. The Satanic doom / heavy metal act strive to convert you through a unique brand of deceptively beautiful music, leaving listeners convulsing and speaking in tongues, much like those inside the most fundamental Evangelical or Pentecostal church.
When Disturbed went on hiatus, there was the question of whether it would be a short break with the members just enjoying some time off or a longer period that would see everyone pursue other projects. Then we got our answer when David Draiman announced a new hard-edged industrial-influenced project called Device.
Bring Me the Horizon have built up an impressive following with their first three albums, but if justice is served, their latest release 'Sempiternal' should take them to new heights in the metal world. While fully embracing their metalcore roots, the band aims to redefine the genre with 'Sempiternal.'
Danish rockers Volbeat have always been extremely popular in their home country, and with each album they've gained more momentum and fans. However, 2010‘s ‘Beyond Hell/Above Heaven’ was their true breakthrough in North America, spawning hit singles such as ‘Heaven nor Hell’ and ‘A Warrior's Call,’ which both topped the Billboard Active Rock chart.
Stone Sour set the bar high with their 'House of Gold & Bones Part 1' disc in 2012, and they don't disappoint with the concept album's conclusion. What listeners get on 'Part 2' is a hard-hitting collection that digs deeper into the storylines that are laid out in the opening disc. And, as Corey Taylor has stated, the second portion plays more like a soundtrack than the first release.
When it comes to crossover thrash, it doesn’t get much more influential than Suicidal Tendencies. Formed back in 1981, the band helped pioneer the genre along with groups like D.R.I. and S.O.D. They have split and reunited a few times, and after being back together for several years now have finally released a new album. '13' is their first studio effort since 2000's 'Free Your Soul...and Save My Mind.'