Lots of great new albums are dropping today to get us rockin’ through the weekend! All of these albums and more are now streaming on Apple Music and Spotify.
Solitude – Cloudkicker
With a 2:16 mammoth introduction to the album in “Ludendorffbrucke”, Ben Sharp delivers what could be the single heaviest riff he has ever created. This sets the stage for the rest of the album, and it is an absolute monster of a comeback release; massive in sound, technically striking and with a notable improvement in production from his last few releases. Despite drawing obvious influences from two of his past offerings (Beacons and Subsume), Solitude has a distinct aura of loneliness and isolation that permeates these 48 minutes of massive madness. The drums are crafted in such a calculated and precise manner that it’s easy to forget they are actually programmed – Sharp remaining one of the very best in the scene at making this happen. Album standout “Code Language” is a perfect encapsulation of the lush soundscapes that can paint pictures in the minds of his listeners, and it’s perhaps the most well-crafted song of his entire career.
I HURT YOU, I MADE THIS EP – brother sundance
The Florida native, Rylan Talerico who goes by the name “brother sundance” has crafted an alt-pop, moody and dark EP that fits the mood of the current climate. For those unfamiliar with this artist, his unique sound is a blend of Twenty One Pilots & G Eazy. The album’s opening track, “NIGHTMARES,”forces alternative pop down a vortex of jarring bass, claustrophobic beats, and manically catchy choruses. brother sundance notably built the track around a loop courtesy of 94 Skrt, welcoming a collaborator into his creative ecosystem for the first time.
WE ARE CHAOS – Marilyn Manson
Manson has described ‘We Are Chaos’ as “a masterpiece”. It’s certainly his best album since 2000’s ‘Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death)’, but maybe it’s even more important than that. “Am I a man or a show – or a moment?” he asks on the title track. This record is the closest we’ve come to finding out – taking on us on a full journey to find out what lay beneath the make-up and the costumes.
You want a freakshow? Turn on the news. While chaos and confusion may surround us, Manson’s response this time is a dose of respite, mercy, clarity and his most human work so far.￼
If I Ever Lose My Faith In You (Single) Disturbed
David Draiman‘s powerful vocal brings life to Sting’s heartfelt tale of love, faith and trust. Disturbed definitely put their own stamp on the cover, initially turning it into a haunting piano ballad before adding some grit and rock heaviness later within the song.
The band says, “We have loved this song for a long time, and even though it was released in 1993, it seems strangely applicable to today’s world. The song is about losing faith, and might initially sound pessimistic, but it’s about the importance and power of personal relationships, and how they can save you and provide solace in an increasingly confusing world.”
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