No, not really. That’s a joke. If this show ever sounds like we are trying to go for “radio friendly” hunt us down and shoot us because we sold out. Anyway, that bit was a not a complete non-sequiter, as you will hear in one of our five album reviews. And because that’s not enough, we also have two live reviews for shows your super-awesome hosts went to last week. So get comfy because this might take a little more time….but it’s worth it, I promise.
Reviews: Austrian Death Machine – Triple Brutal (Artery Recordings); Lacuna Coil – Broken Crown Halo (Century Media); Lesser Key – Lesser Key EP (Sumerian); Pet the Preacher – The Cave & The Sunlight (Napalm); Sockweb – Werewolf (Monolithic Records)
Live Reviews: “Halo of Blood over North America Tour” feat. Children of Bodom, Death Angel, Tyr @ Irving Plaza, New York, NY on March 28, 2014; The Ocean, Scale the Summit, The Atlas Moth @ The Studio at Webster Hall, New York, NY on March 29, 2014
Lacuna Coil – Broken Crown Halo
Austrian Death Machine – Triple Brutal
Pet The Preacher – The Cave & The Sunlight
I think Broken Crown Halo is quite different than Lacuna Coil’s last album, Dark Adrenaline. Dark Adrenaline tried hard to be poppy, radio friendly music. Broken Crown Halo might not quite have any standout radio “hits”, but overall I’m still on the fence if I like Broken Crown Halo better than Dark Adrenaline, because the songs on Dark Adrenaline that I like are quite good even if they never transcend beyond pop music. Broken Crown Halo at least mixes things up a bit and branches out beyond radio friendly songs.
Keep in mind that Lacuna Coil are Italian. Is rock radio still big in Italy or anywhere else in Europe? I have no idea.
I live in the tri-state area that you referred to and I don’t even know what those radio stations are that you spoke about. Which station in Connecticut? You only referred to it as “the one in Connecticut”. Are you talking about PLR?