Bringing the Heat
We have some bangers for your this week, including two that will definitely be in our top three albums for the year. The others aren’t slouches either! So get listening and share your thoughts in the comments.
Also, as much as we hate to admit it, Christmas is coming. You will probably be doing some shopping on Amazon. So, do us a solid and go to Amazon by clicking any album art on our website so we can get the help to keep all this up and running. And whatever we have left, we will give to Crew Nation!
Every Time I Die – Radical (Epitaph)
Archspire – Bleed the Future (Season of Mist)
Cradle of Filth – Existence is Futile (Nuclear Blast)
Reaping Asmodeia – Darkened Infinity (Prosthetic)
Cradle Of Filth – Existence Is Futile
Reaping Asmodeia – Darkened Infinity
It is an exceedingly rare album that before it gets released, I think “how is this band going to top their last album?” but then they proceed to do so. I can really only think of three albums in the past 10 years that I can say that about: The Anthropocene Extinction by Cattle Decapitation, Unto the Locust by Machine Head, and now Bleed the Future by Archspire. Each of those three bands released career defining albums and then went on to top them with the albums I mentioned above. I’m generally not one to proclaim much hyperbole on current albums, but I honestly think that Bleed the Future by Archspire could be the best technical death metal album of all time. You’d be hard pressed to come up with a long list of tech death albums that are better than Bleed the Future.
I think I have to agree with you about the albums topping the previous one. I am waiting to see if Misery Index can do that as I feel ‘Rituals of Power’ is their career defining album. And we’ll have to see what ETID does next because ‘Radical’ seems impossible to top.