Straws Pulled at Random
So, you may not recognize some names on the review list this week. Well guess what? Neither did we until we chose them. So come take the ride with us as we explore some uncharted territory!
Astronoid – Air (Blood Music)
Sludgehammer – The Fallen Sun
Release the Long Ships – Holocene
Norma Jean – “1,000,000 Watts” from Polar Similar due out September 9, 2016 from Solid State
Hatebreed, Devildriver, and Act of Defiance at Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT on June 11, 2016
Release The Long Ships – Holocene
I hadn’t heard of Astronoid before. I’ll probably be passing on it after hearing your review and knowing that I’m getting to a point where the supply of albums I want to listen to is exceeding the time I have to listen to music. I need to listen to Nail and Gojira! But beyond Nails and Gojira, there doesn’t seem to be many (any?) anticipated releases until BCI a month from now, which is not a bad thing because there’s a bunch of tech death that I need to catch up on.
Yeah, you’re not wrong. Those are the biggest ones for Brian and me as well. I am, however, looking forward to Exalt, Inter Arma, and Castle which all come out before BCI. Also, same day as BCI, we have Revocation, Periphery, and Hammers of Misfortune.
Oooh, I forgot about an upcoming Hammers of Misfortune release. Their stuff seems to vary in style so it will be interesting to see what they come up with next. I think part of the variance might have to do with a revolving cast of band members, so I wonder how many people from the last album are still in the band.