We are living in strange and uncertain times and I hope to see Daxx & Roxane back on tour very soon, doing what they do best and showcasing their new ‘wares’ live on stage to fans old and new– in the interim, I will continue to familiarise myself with their latest release, it was definitely worth the wait!
The influence of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers, Molly Hatchet and bands such as one of my all-time favourites, Raging Slab, are easy to hear.
‘Hindsight’ feels like a tribute to all those artists that have influenced the Emmure sound. If you mixed up the best moments of Korn, Limp Bizkit and Slipknot with a dash of System Of A Down then you arrive at Emmure’s ‘Hindsight’.
After celebrating, or indeed, commiserating 30 years of their doom and death metal career, Paradise Lost, have decided to flip direction with their 16th release.
However, despite the way this album ends, I shall be playing this album very loudly this summer, with a drink in hand and dancing round the garden like a loon, trying to forget that all my summer festivals have been cancelled, as it is ultimately an album of Alestorm doing what they do best, Pirate metal party songs, and for that I shall have a rum for them.
Having performed with the likes of BB King, Johnny Winter and Buddy Guy. Often, being compared to the greats of any particular genre can weigh heavily and become a burden however, Albert Cummings seems to be positively thriving and this latest release, Believe, shows just why his stock is continually rising.
‘Shout’ is a thumping, call to action, epic of a track, which is sure to be a crowd pleaser when the guys tour later this year. Whilst ‘Shitstorm’ has that kind of intro that you know is going to build to a kick ass tune and it does not disappoint.
I can only imagine that this hard working band were too busy making music and playing sold out shows to stress over album artwork, yet it’s clever, in fact, in summation of this record, its perfect.
I genuinely didn’t know what to expect from the A Light Within front-man, i love that band loads so i had high expectations, but also an open mind, there’s a lot going on here and there are definitely songs that a creative, visually artistic mind could make something of.